Choosing Essential Oils
To help with choosing essential oils to blend together when making your own cosmetics, they are usually placed into the following categories:
- Floral, such as lavender, neroli or jasmine
- Woody, such as pine or cedar
- Earthy such as vetiver or patchouli
- Herbaceous such as marjoram rosemary or basil
- Camphorous or medicinal such as eucalyptus or tea tree
- Minty such as peppermint, spearmint and wintergreen
- Spicy such as nutmeg, clove or cinnamon
- Oriental such as ginger or patchouli
- Citrus such as lemon lime or orange
The following suggestions are
just that, suggestions, you do not have to follow them, just follow your nose.
- Florals blend well with spicy, citrus and woody oils.
- Woody oils blend well with all categories.
- Spice and oriental oils blend well with florals and citrus oils
- Minty oils blend well with citrus, woody herbaceous and earthy oils.
Recipes for Making Your Own Cosmetics
1oz witch hazel
5 – 6 drops lavender oil (lanandula angustifolia)
2-3 drops teatree (melaleuca alternifolia)
the witch hazel into a clean mister bottle and add the drops of essential oils. Be sure to shake well before you use it.
Massage Oil Base
150 ml grape seed oil
75 ml wheat germ oil
10 drops vitamin E oil
5 to 20 drops of your favorite eseential oils
Pour carrier oils into a clean
dark bottle with a spout, then add essential oils 5 drops at a time until you think it has enough. Mix well.
Lavender with Roman chamomile
Birch with marjoram
Juniper with birch, lemon, rosemary and lavender.
Facial Oil for Oily Skin
1 oz jojoba
3 drops ylang ylang
2 drops lemon oil
2 drops rosewood oil
2 drop geranium
Pour jojoba oil into a clean
dark bottle and add the essential oils. Mix well. Use twice a day after cleansing and toning.
All Over Salt Scrub
½ cup olive oil
½ cup fine sea salt
Essential oils to suite
Mix olive oil and salt in a clean
jar then add your choice of essential oils. Add a few drops at a time until it has enough.
8 oz bee's wax
8 oz shea butter
8 oz cocoa butter
8 oz olive oil
Melt in a double boiler over
medium/low heat until it is all melted. Remove from the heat and add your essential oils, a few drops at a time until it has
enough. Then pour into containers. The throw away plastic containers with the blue lids work really well.