Source: This is my own recipe, as are the EO blends :)
By Lisa from Halifax, NS
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Extracts are alcohol based and for food. Essential oils can be found at your local health food store and are used for therapeutic purposes, they are made from plants/herbs/flowers and used by aromatherapists. Lavender is probably the easiest to get a hold of. Also try here:
http://www.aromaweb.com for information.
Carrier oils are oils in which you can put essential oils into. Essential oils are not supposed to be used directly on the skin so a carrier oil is used.
Grapeseed has a greenish tint to it, almond oil is lighter in colour and shouldn't be used for people with nut allergies. Any light oil can be used but these two are less greasy than the traditional olive, canola and sunflower oils and have skin healing properties. Feel free to use any kind of oil though!
What's the difference between extract and oil?
What's the difference between carrier oils and essential oils?
What's the difference in the grapeseed or almond oil and the essential oils?
I'd like to add scent to this but am confused by all the descriptions.
This scrub was not meant to use on the face, just the body which I should have written down :) For facial scrub recipes try here:
Sounds really good. I'm wondering if I would trust the ingredients to my allergic tender facial skin? Not likely, as lovely as those fragrances are. However, I'd enjoy it as a bath soak that's not so directly in contact and can be diluted to a weaker strength? What do you think? Sea salt is a common ingredient for bath soaks, you know. God bless you. : )
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