Saturday, April 2, 2011

Results of Essential Oil Testing

In my last post, I was testing new essential oil blends and I ended up testing my six blends in small batches of soap. I liked all the blends in the bottle, but was less than thrilled with the results once they were in soap.  

Back to the drawing board.

From the initial experiment, I went on to create four new blends that I ended up making into full batches of soap.  These blends are olfactory heaven!

The first one is a blend of Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang.  The light floral of the Ylang Ylang compliments the tart of the Grapefruit very nicely.

Next, is a Lavender and Basil blend with notes of Rosemary, Peppermint and Eucalyptus.  Such a great blend!

Then there is the blend I like to call, "Make Lemonade".  There is a story behind this blend and it starts with the main essential oil...Lemongrass.  You see, I don't like the scent of Lemongrass, but somehow I ended up with a large bottle of the essential oil.  Needing to use it so it would not go to waste, I decided to try to create a blend that even I would like and this is the result.  I had stinky Lemongrass, so I made lemonade!  Besides Lemongrass, this blend also has Spearmint and Litsea Cubeba.  The Litsea is another essential oil that has a lemony fragrance and I used it to sweeten up the Lemongrass.  I also added some dried calendula petals.  This blend is yum and is sure to brighten up your mood every time you use it.

Finally, is a nice floral that has Ylang Ylang, Egyptian Geranium and just a touch of Lavender.  This blend and the Lemongrass and Spearmint blend are my two favorites.

All four are now available for purchase on the website and in the store.  I have some cut into cubes, so feel free to sample (you can also request a sample with your online order).


1 comment:

  1. These are great american recipes. We provide easy to all type of essential oil health products here.


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