Creating scents and beauty recipes is similar to baking and requires measuring and recording the proportion of ingredients you are using. This is particularly important when blending essential oils and incorporating them in your final recipe, as small variations can have an effect on the smell and the safety of your product.
|20-25 drops of essential oil||1ml (this can vary slightly depending on the oil and the brand you are using)|
If you can, try to secure good measuring accessories (digital scale with a tenth of a gram precision, pipettes, etc.). See the Tools & Accessories blog for more info on that.
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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.