The following content was written as a project by one of our senior instructors, Sharon Babbert, but does not necessarily reflect the opinions of our school. It is part of a six part series. Links to the other parts will be available at the bottom of this article.*
- Customized essential oils for salon use should be added as needed to single applications.
- If you are going to use an augmented product on more than one client, you can mix a larger amount.
- Always keep containers capped and away from heat and light.
- Soft plastics may react to certain essential oils – use hard plastics (acrylic) or glass.
- Combining more than 3 – 4 different essential oils may counteract the effects or create a less pleasing aroma.
- Generally you can add 3 – 20 drops (combined) of essential oils to each ounce of base / carrier.
- Carriers, other than oils, that can be used (products should be unscented): Shampoos, Hair Rinses, Facial Cleanser, Skin Creams, Skin Care Masks, Skin Moisturizer, Bath Gel, Scrubs or Polishes, Mists or Toners, Soaks or Baths, Liquid Soap, Compresses, Paraffin Dip
- 8 oz. Coconut oil (fractionated)
- 8 oz. Beeswax (beads are easier to use than bars)
- 20 Drops Essential Oils (citrus works well with the scent from the beeswax)
You will need to sacrifice a double boiler for this recipe. Fill the bottom of the double boiler with water until it just touches the upper pan. Place the coconut oil and beeswax into the top part of the pan. Bring the water to a boil and melt the ingredients. Do Not Stir during this time. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the EOs to the mixture and stir gently. Do Not Over Stir! Pour melted mixture into a heat resistant container. Let cool before covering.
- What is Aromatherapy?
- Essential Oils (EOs) Are Essential to Aromatherapy
- Making Scents of Essential Oils
- Carrier Oils
- Customized Applications
- Free Radicals vs. Antioxidants
*Recipes and information and instruction contained in this article are the sole recommendations of the author. Attempt at your own risk.