Scenting with Essential Oils
Scenting oils and lotions and other skincare products are a great way to introduce aromatherapy into your skincare and body care lines.
While each of us have our own preferences, there are industry guidelines for scenting products with Essential or Fragrance Oils. It’s best to start scenting with a portion of your base so you can get an idea of how strong you will want the final product. It’s easier to add more scent than it is to remove it. And as always, keep notes while you are creating. It is vital for a consistent product, especially when sizing up to larger batches.
Another safeguard is to use one pipette per EO. Don’t reuse the same pipette in different essential oil bottles. While I like using glass, I find it is less risky to use plastic pipettes and throw them away after each use.
Aromatherapy Scenting Guide:
|Astringents, Toners & Splashes:||0.25% – 0.75%|
|Bath Salts & Powders:||0.25% – 1.0%|
|Conditioners:||0.50% – 1.0%|
|Jellies:||0.25% – 1.0%|
|Lotions & Crèmes:||0.25% – 1.5% (Depending on face or body)|
|Masques:||0.25% – 1.0%|
|Melt & Pour Lip Balm:||0.50% – 1.5%|
|Melt & Pour Soap:||0.50% – 3.0%|
|Serums:||0.25% – 1.0%|
|Shampoos, Gels, Household & Laundry:||0.25% – 1.5%|