I love doing DIY beauty products and to make your own products, you often have to add a scent to make them smell good. I own quite a few oils and whenever I go to my local health store I always browse their selection. Now, when you pick out an essential oil you have to keep in mind you will be diluting them, because essential oils have a really potent scent, so don't be frightened by that. Also you need to keep in mind a little goes a long way and some of these can work as a miracle wonder while others just adds a scent. I will go through my favourite four essential oils and talk a little bit about their purposes.
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil can be used as an anti-bacterial agent when you're making products. You can make an antibacterial spray and dilute it with some water. This can be sprayed on pillows, in shoes and can be used as a sanitizer for hands. No wonder The Body Shop made a whole Tea Tree range. It can basically be used on different places that tends to gather bacteria or bad scents. Also tea tree oil has been used in a lot of acne products and so this could be used in skin care products to clear up skin, this I haven't tried yet, as I haven't ever had acne.
2. Sandalwood Oil
I love the scent of sandalwood, as it just smells really manly to me (Rumour has it Brad Pitt smells like sandalwood). I always gravitate to more unisex and masculine scents rather than the stereotypical feminine scent. This has resulted in a perfume collection, where all of my perfumes are made for men or are unisex and yes, women can wear mens perfume without it being weird. I use this in my DIY perfume, which is just a little bit of almond oil and a few drops of sandalwood.
3. Lemon Tea Tree Oil
I love the scent of Lemon Tea Tree in lip products, which I always put in my DIY lip balm. I like the freshness of Lemon and so I always put citrus-like scents in my lip products, as it's just really pleasant to sniff throughout the day. This I wouldn't make a perfume out of, but for skincare and for lip products this gets a huge thumbs up from me. If you want to check out how to make your own lip balm, press here.
4. Lily of the vally Oil
Lily of the vally is my absolute favourite flower. I love the scent of them and they are quite rare in Denmark, but they always used to blossom in front of my childhood bedroom window. I use this when I make my own perfumes and it's just very fresh and very appropriate for Spring. If you want to view how you can make your own perfumes, press here. I also use this, when I want a scent in my DIY saltwater hair spray, the recipe for this will come up on the blog soon.
So, this was a tiny walk through of my favourite essential oils and how you can use them. I have a lot of DIY projects on their way and I'm just adjusting a few things in their recipes, so they will be perfect. Do you have any favourite essential oils?
I hope you guys are having a lovely weekend?