We are frequently asked about specific brands of ingredients we use when we make our essential oil recipes. Let's face it, there are tons of options out there and each ingredient requires some research to make sure you are getting a quality item.
We have already done the research and found ingredients that we love to use.
We have compiled our favorite ingredients into a list for our Loving Essential Oils fans of what we enjoy using when making homemade essential oil recipes.
If you are new to making essential oil recipes, then this is a great place to start. You do not need to buy all ingredients at once but if you slowly buy over time you will have a great collection.
Most recipes require only a small amount so these items last for a while!
Our Favorite Carrier Oils For Essential Oil Recipes:
Carrier oils are a must have for essential oil users. They help to dilute oils so you can apply them safely where you need them. They also make your oils go further because it requires less essential oil to cover more area without taking away from the benefits of the oils you are using.
Carrier oils also have benefits of their own, including moisturizing and softening skin. They are great in natural beauty and natural health recipes. There are many types of carrier oils but we are sharing the ones we use the most in our recipes.
This is our number one carrier oil, we LOVE jojoba and stock up on this one! Jojoba improves the feel of skin, hydrates the skin and is conditioning to hair as well. Jojoba is great for sensitive skin because of its gentle nature. I love using in roller bottles with essential oil blends.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil helps hydrate the skin and can be used as a total body moisturizer. Add to your beauty routine to help fight the signs of aging and improve overall complexion.Works great for massage oils, can even use as a makeup remover.
Rosehip oil and its anti-oxidizing qualities penetrate deep into the lower layers of your skin to deliver ample moisture and nutrients. Perfect for facial serums and body oils.
Fractionated Coconut Oil (always in liquid form)
Light weight, fast absorbing and no greasy residue makes fractionated coconut oil a winner when using with aromatherapy and essential oils.
Virgin Coconut Oil (solid form, liquid in hotter temperatures)
Rejuvenates and moisturizes skin and hair. Coconut oil can penetrate deep into skin tissue, clarifying, moisturizing and cleansing even the most sensitive of skin.
Grapeseed oil is rich in vitamins A, E, B, and D plus amino acids and essential fatty acids that are excellent for keeping your skin looking youthful and your hair healthy. Grapeseed Oil can also be used as a hair conditioner to help dry frizzy hair and restore it's natural shine. Also wonderful for massage oils.
Our Favorite Essential Oil Diffusers:
Diffusing essential oils is an amazing way to enjoy aromatherapy benefits. It is a must have for every oil user, here are some we like:
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Our Favorite Ingredients For Essential Oil Recipes:
Some additional items you will use in DIY recipes for natural living and beauty are epsom salt, soap, vitamin E oil, witch hazel, vegetable glycerin.
Castile soap is excellent for making all types of homemade soaps and cleansers. You can also use for household cleaning too. I am never without my castile soap. It is probably the item I go through most because I use in all my hand soaps, facial cleansers and body washes for our entire family. I like the baby unscented one so I can use essential oils to get the scent I want.
I use epsom salt in foot soaks, spray recipes, bath salts, salt scrubs and more. San Francisco is my absolute favorite brand of salt products. You can get it in various sizes but if you want the most cost effective one, the 19 pound bag is the best value, plus it will last super long time!
Great for toners, facials and essential oil sprays. I use alcohol free version to keep my recipes all natural. I like to have an unscented one and a rose witch hazel available.
White Beeswax Pellets
These are used for lotions, creams, lip balms, homemade candles, cosmetics and more.
Vitamin E Oil
Great to add to homemade beauty, skin and hair products. Great for healing, moisturizing and skin repair.
Adds thickness to homemade products as well as moisture when using products on skin. It is very thick and is water soluble. Works good for adding to room sprays, air fresheners, as well as massage oils and soaps.
Great for homemade creams and beauty DIY.
This is excellent for household cleaning, lots of natural uses. I like to get the big box so I have plenty ready for use.
Top 10 Essential Oils For Aromatherapy Recipes
(get from your favorite oil brand, or click here on how to buy wholesale essential oils)
1. Lemon Essential Oil
2. Lavender Essential Oil
3. Peppermint Essential Oil
4. Wild Orange Essential Oil
5. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
6. Tea Tree Oil (aka Melaleuca)
7. Frankincense Essential Oil
8. White Fir Essential Oil
9. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
10. Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
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