Jenny La Fleur
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scented bath or body oils
I was wondering...

Have any of you made scented bath or body oil? It's something we are thinking of doing at the church's women's retreat in Oct and I've been tasked to look for recipes/supplies online. I was wondering if you'all have any good suppliers, tips or suggestions for me?

*looks hopeful*


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From: (Anonymous) Date: August 19th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC) (link)
I don't have experience with bath oils, but I have made soap and have some recipes for bath fizzies, etc. When I get home I'll see what I can find and let you know!

One thing I can remember off the bat is that scenting with essential oils is worth the price of the oils - the smell lasts a lot longer than if you get the alcohol based scents from the craft store. The other thing about scenting is that you want to make sure you test them before you buy - things I assumed would smell wonderful didn't necessarily. Health food stores are often your best bet for finding essential oil locally.
viennabelle From: viennabelle Date: August 19th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC) (link)
There used to be this service at the Body Shoppe (may still, for all I know) where you could buy a bottle of plain bath oil, pick a scent and they'd add the correct amount of perfume essence. It was pretty fun. I have made scented soaps--my only suggestion is to play it very light with the essences. According to the how-to book I used, if concentrated, they can cause skin breakouts.
love3angle From: love3angle Date: August 20th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC) (link)
I used to buy a line called Nectarine oils close to 20 years ago for the shop. Don't know if they're still in business but they were good quality.
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