Friday, January 27, 2012
Going Natural - Part 3 - Switching to Essential Oils
Fragrance oils are artificially created or contain synthetic substances and do not offer the therapeutic benefits that essential oils do. Either manner of scenting your products is perfectly acceptable, but if you are looking for natural ingredients with therapeutic qualities, essential oils would be your choice.
So which essential oils should you start with? Well this is completely personal preference, however, a good start would be the following essential oils, which can be used to make a number of combinations and work well in bath and body products, including soap.
It is recommended that you select a good book on essential oils and become familiar with their properties and warnings before creating products with essential oils. Also keep in mind that just because something is natural doesn’t mean it is good for you. Some essential oils should never be used on skin and have loads of medical contraindications.
Bath Alchemy by The Bonnie Bath Co.