Essential oils can be used in very simple ways at home. And most recipes you can find online will require ingredients and tools you already have in your kitchen. Here is a list of the must have toolkit to start your DIY experience:
Tools & accessories
Clean environment: Much like when you are cooking and baking, a clean area around the kitchen is the best place to create your beauty and home recipes.
Shelf Life: If you are not using preservatives or antioxidants in your formula, keep in mind that your products will have a shorter shel life than commercial products. That said, using sterile tools and jars and storing your products in a cool and dark area will allow you to keep your products fresh for quite some time. It will all depend on that and on the ingredients you have in your recipe (more water usually means shorter shelf life).
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Vegetable oils - also called ‘carrier’ or ‘base’ oils - are oils that are extracted from various seeds or fruits by a physical process called "cold pressing*, meaning the fruits/seeds/kernels are crushed to squeeze out their oil. These oils are commonly used in cooking (olive oil, sunflower oil) but are also extremely beneficial for skin and hair. And choosing what oil is best for you will depend on their natural composition and your skin type. To help you chose, here is a little guide about what each oil is good for.
Oils covered: Almond, Apricot, Argan, Avocado, Hemp, Coconut, Jojoba.