Aromatherapy oils guide

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Lavender with honey bee
Lavender with honey bee

Aromatherapy oils guide

 

Aromatherapy oils are great, once you know how to use them.

We are different. There is no one way solution. Your skin, your body, your taste will soon guide you to those oils that suite you best. Essential oils can enhance your life in many ways. Fragrance is perhaps the most important one.

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This is my top 10 advice.

1. If you can, join an aromatherapy course. Go for it. You will not regret it. And it will save you time and money.

The essential oil academy

Or join a classical education.

If you are not sure this is for you. Do some research .

2. The internet provides you with a lot of information for free. There are plenty of excellent resources. Be a critical reader. Check your sources. Do not jump into it. Take time to gather some information

Social media has many excellent publishers too.

Corked Portable Aromatherapy

3. Do not be afraid to buy a good book. They are great references for later. You can go from starter to advanced reader.

Some of my favorites:

Lavender essential oil

Lavender, an aromatherapy coloring book

Lovely lavender

Advanced aromatherapy

The healing intelligence of essential oils

Once you have done your research and learned about aromatherapy, it is time to focus on buying oils of your choice. Lavender should be one of them. Of course. It is the queen among essential oils.

4. Go for 3 to 5 oils to start with and buy together with Carrier Oils. Mixing essential oil and carrier oil gives a great result. A great cosmic carrier is argon oil. Together with lavender it is excellent for soothing muscles. The essence is in quality, not quantity. In studying the different oils, you will soon be guided by your own choices.

Click the picture to discover my favorite trio:

Set of 3 Oils: Peppermint, Lavender and Frankincense

5. Stay away from synthetic cheap products. They will make you sick. Go for organic certified brands. Make sure to buy unadulterated essential oils. 100% Pure Essential Oils. And yes, they come with a cost. Buy small quantities.

Once you have bought your oils. Be careful.

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6. Best is to store in a dark place and to keep the lids tightly closed. Heat and warmth should be avoided. Make sure to keep out of reach of children.

7. Do the patch test before using. Essential oils can cause allergy. Always perform a skin test on your wrist. And in case of reaction, wash away.

8. Never use on children or pets. To clean the air, use other solutions like a good air purifier

9. Never ingest essential oils. Some are toxic, others interfere with medical prescriptions. Go for good food supplements. And seek advice of a nutritionist or doctor first.

10 . And last but not least, in case of health issues always check with your doctor. Information on this site is not a medical advice.

Once familiar with the basics, you will want to learn more. Be not afraid to join an aromatheraphy course.

The essential oil academy

 

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How to make soap

How to make soap
How to make soap
Bar of natural organic soap with lavender . Handmade soap making.

How to make soap

Long ago my dad offered me a chemical box
And one of the tricks you could do
Was make your own soap

Wow, that sounded exciting

Being in an experimental mood
I remember the boiler exploded in my face
Because I did not read the manual

So… you better be warned
This is not for kids

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Nature at its best

The basics

Making soap is a chemical reaction.
You need some ingredients and a method.

The ingredients.

You need oil (or fat) and lye.

First the oil. You can use palm oil, coconut oil, soybean oil and even cocoa butter. Let us take several cups for each type and fill with oil or butter.

Then the lye. Make sure to have it all ready and put it in different cups.

Add fragrance and color.

The methods

There are different ways to make soap.
And each method has its own fans.

The easiest one is the Melt and Pour process. Melt pre-made blocks of soap and add your own fragrance. Lavender officinalis in our case .

The most common method is the Cold Process. Soap is made from scratch with oils and lye.

Then the hot process (the one I used in my experiment as a kid) were the ingredients are heated … Just beware it is a chemical and thus dangerous process. Make sure to protect your eyes when using this method. And… follow the order of instructions… uh!

And finally, the Rebatching. A method where bars of soap are grinded with milk or water, and re-blended.

Sounds easy, no?

DIY

How to make soap
How to make soap, a course

Combine lye water and oils, eventually you can replace water with milk and use some natural oils and colorants on top of it. Use one of the four methods at your convenience.

For those who are really hooked, I suggest you follow a course with the hot method.

The Hot Soap Making course is a Complete Guide. Unlike The More Traditional Way Of Making Handmade Soap, This Is A Faster, Easier And More Predictable Way To Make Soap. The course includes 60+ Photos with 6 Bonuses Including Video.

Good to know

What is saponification ?

A video

How to make soap at home

Recipes

You will find many tutorials and recipes on the net. One of my favorite blogs is the 22 basic soap making recipes.

To your success!

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Thank you for sharing your links and other methods or recipes