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Make your own Essential Oils and Skin-care Products Paperback – January 2, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Low-impact Living Initiative (LILI) (January 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954917138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954917135
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,241,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Kempinski on December 15, 2010
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I had never tried making lotions before, but after becoming aware of all the harmful ingredients in commercial products and the outrageous prices for 'natural' products, I thought I would give it a try. This book gives you the perfect formula, works everytime, and I can add whatever I like as additives. At first I had difficulty finding the emulsifiers listed in the book, but they have become readily availiable and at reasonable prices. I find them at the hearbie. Read the book several times and ensure you understand the process, I convert the metric measurements to ounces by using resources on the internet to make like a little easier. It doesn't take long to make about 16 ounces of creams or lotions and I've even made hair conditioners as well. The title is misleading as making essential oils is not the only information this book offers. The emulsifiers used in the book are some the most non-toxic I've been able to locate that are availiable to the home lotion maker. I've used beeswax to make lotions before but this is too greasy for my taste, this book provides you with a way to make non-greasy, commercial quality skin care products, quite easily. I don't have a hotplate, I just use the kitchen stove and measuring cups in pans of water. I use a stick blender for the initial mixing, but then revert to a wisk as the stick blender adds too much air into the creams. I love this book and highly recommed it to anyone who wants to make a commercial quality lotion or cream at a fraction of the cost of store prices, that can be customized to your personal needs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Nicole McCarter on October 11, 2013
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I love the book and all of the details in the book. My only complaint is that some of the suppliers (such as the one for the distiller kit that is used in this book) no longer carry the items that are described! That was disappointing! But otherwise the book is great!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By kayakchik on January 7, 2014
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Look no further this is IT. I bought this as a companion to my new still and would have been lost without it. Clear, concise and applicable to the process. It reads and functions just like a cookbook!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas V. Persad on February 13, 2014
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I bought this book to learn how to distill oils. it goes through a lot of info on the many different types of extraction processes and equipment involved.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ima Weiner on December 9, 2013
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I like this quite a bit only because it is hard to find other references for making your own oils. Goes into making skin care products which may or may not be useful to you.
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