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  • Diluting essential oils in carrier oils

    Posted by LisaK on March 16, 2014 at 9:25 pm
  • I plan to use the following carrier oils:
    • Almond oil
    • Avocado oil
    • Jojoba oil
    • Borage oil
  • I want to blend in these essential oils:
    • Lavender
    • Rosemary
    • Sandalwood
    • Geranium

    Any advice on the order or the percentages?  This is for personal use for dry hair.  (based on 8 oz bottle)

    Thank you!

LisaK replied 10 years, 3 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
  • 5 Replies
    • MakingSkincare

      March 17, 2014 at 8:40 am

      You could ask in the DIY section of the forum of basenotes.net - http://www.basenotes.net/forums/15-Fragrance-DIY - there are a lot of very helpful perfumers there.

    • Bobzchemist

      March 17, 2014 at 9:46 am

      Manufacturing/batching order is irrelevant with these materials.

    • Anonymous

      March 21, 2014 at 4:58 am

      I would reconsider borage oil as it is very polysaturated and goes rancid quickly. It might tgough be somewhat stabilised the other oils. Essential oils can cause sensitising reactions in some people.if a product is not meant to wash of and can sit on the skin for lenghts of time, it is not recommended to use more than 2% in the final product. Most suppliers recommend nit to use essential oils in pregnancy and on babies and young children.

    • Anonymous

      March 21, 2014 at 4:59 am


    • LisaK

      March 21, 2014 at 10:10 am

      Thank you I just might reconsider the borage oil then. 


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