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  1. I have exhausted myself reading through dozens of topics on here... and I was all ready to hop on the FO wagon when I came across people discussing the health issues (asthma, headaches...etc.) they experienced when breathing in FO's for hours everyday. The solution was to wear a respirator. Now... I'd be willing to do that and possibly get an air purifier down the road if that's what needs to be done... but if EO's can work, then I think I'd rather attempt that just for mine and my family's own sake. I'd be doing these candles in a very small apartment with no real way to vent the air. My husb
  2. Does anyone know how to make a pink sugar scent using essential oils? I really only want to use essential oils but I am struggling with how to get a sugary smell.
  3. Anyone tried pipingrock.com? I've been buying carrier and essential oils from them at great prices! Right now they have a bogo deal going on if you're in need of those items in particular. I may pay more for EOs when I'm making a pain oil, but for soaps and room sprays, etc. where the use is not super therapeutic I really like to keep my cost down. No website yet and just sell to people at work for now who really don't want to pay much so this works great for me. Thought I'd share.
  4. Hi All- I am starting to make soy candles with essential oils to sell to help pay for IVF (to friends/family/craft fairs). This also give me a much hobby to funnel my energy into right now & help me focus on something other than doctors appointments! I have just started testing, and need some guidance. I have narrowed it down to working with C-3 or golden 464 wax and am wondering which you would suggest for someone in FL and a newbie. I would also like to use wooden wicks... for someone who isn't doing this as a full blown business, but definitely to make money, what tools are
  5. Hi! I'm making: 66% beeswax, 33% sustainable palm oil candles (I'm told it's sustainable, and it has the verification, but would also love to know if this is a hoax?) 2.75 inch diameter / 230 gram containers with square braid cotton wicks (currently testing #s 4,5 and 6) and a 7% EO scent load, all measured by weight not volume. The scent is added off heat, at 180 degrees. No additives. Curing for at least 7 days. My questions: 1. Hot throw is not so great - I've read that you need to add the EOs earlier on, on heat, in order for the the mo
  6. Since there seems to be more interest/questions about EO's I thought I'd list a few of the books I got when I first started using Essential oils. Some are better than others. I spoke to every Aromatherapist I knew of to find out what they used and only purchased those books. The Essential Oils Handbook by Jennie Harding, (small, compact, good info) -Walmart or Amazon $12.95 or less Reference Guide for Essential Oils by Connie & Alan Higley - (My Bible for Essential oils)- Amazon $22.00 or less Aromatherapy for Vibrant Health by Roberta Wilson - A
  7. which essential oils are the best to use? what combinations work well? what purposes can these essential oils have thank you kyle @ creativecraftsuk
  8. I've been looking forever and ever on how to label diluted EO's and all I can find are websites talking about how to label neat EO's. Anybody have any idea? I've even looked on the FDA website and have had no luck. Any advice? TIA!
  9. As you all know, E0's can be very harsh on plastics. When buying lab equipment, what plastics should and should not be used? I use a dispenser to fill bottles. I need to be concerned about parts like tubing, nozzels, diaphrams and filters.
  10. Hey guys! I was wondering if anybody had any problems with their blends deteriorating the orifice or lids of their amber vials? I just didn't know how many years customers would be able to keep them for. I've been doing a lot of homework on EO's and I do understand they need to be stored in a dark, cool place (preferably in amber glass vials in the fridge), but does it matter what material the orifice and lid are? I read somewhere that if the EO's were to be touching any kind of plastic for periods of time it needs to be HDPE plastic. When I go to different websites, they either don't list the
  11. Hey guys! I've been doing countless amount of hrs on finding which companies have the purest form of EO's minus additives and ethyl vanillin. So far it seems Young Living seems to be a great company to go with, but their prices are . I was just curious are EO's the kinda thing that "you get what you pay for"? TIA!
  12. I want to blend some essential oils but I am not knowledgeable when it comes to top, middle and base note stuff. Does anyone know if any websites that gives recipes for good eo blends?
  13. I'm thinking of experimenting in the direction of using Essential Oils in palm wax, specifically in the Glass Glow Palm. Anybody else work with this setup? I'm trying to get an idea of how much EO I should be using in it so I can see if it's even going to be worth the cost for me right now. Also, would be awesome to know if there were any problems with getting the EO to absorb into the palm. I actually don't expect problems in that department, but hey, you never know.
  14. Just wanted to take a minute and show you a few of the things I've been working on over the past week. This is my Bugg-Repllent Soap Bar. It is MP and has EO and dried calendula petals in it. This is a Bugg-Repellent Spray that is made with EO and perfume base. My dad just loves this stuff! :smiley2: My Garden Bar that has EO and poppy seeds. Also MP After the Sun soap that has olive leaf extract, aloe, and EO to sooth the skin. Also MP Hope you like the pics. I have a little homemade photo spot that I do my pictures from. :smiley2: Getting my fall/winter candle testers curing as well.
  15. I have read a lot of threads about soy candles not being natural because of the process that it takes to get it to wax form. I am just wondering if anyone on the board actually makes a true All Natural candle? Soy or what have you. Thanks for responding!
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