Using essential oils in home crafts — what's your favorite info source?
September 21, 2020 7:44 AM   Subscribe

Where should I go for practical, reliable, low-woo information about how to use essential oils for scenting homemade hair products? I have specific scents in mind and want to create my own recipe using them. Google is turning up mostly SEO-bait-looking sites with wildly contradictory information on basic questions like "How much EO do I use?" I know I should plan on doing some trial and error. But I'd like a starting point, maybe some 101-level instructions and principles. Is there a book or site aimed at practical crafters that I can read?
posted by nebulawindphone to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (3 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Er, to clarify, at least at first I'm looking at buying premade shampoo and conditioner base to add essential oils to. So I'd be fine with a source on DIY soapmaking if it had a good section on scents, but I'd also be fine with a source that just covered the scent part if that was a thing.
posted by nebulawindphone at 7:47 AM on September 21


Youtube is my go-to for soap and cosmetics. This video says 30 drops per 100ml of unscented shampoo base.
posted by Lyn Never at 7:48 AM on September 21


This may go deeper than you're interested in but I've always wanted to try out some of Humblebee and Me's recipes - she researches and tests thoroughly.
posted by brilliantine at 8:25 AM on September 21


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