My favorite place for buying essential oils is mountainroseherbs. High quality, ethical practices, plenty of information, diverse items. It can get
pricey but is well worth it.
I usually buy the 8oz colled pressed butters, give them a little warming and mix them with cold pressed oil and essential oil. It has to be the best
emolient going and lasts ages. In the long run, much cheaper than buying crappy store bought lotions.
For the BOB or medical kit tea tree oil is a neccesity. It is really potent and shouldn't be used neat, but I do sometimes!
Another nice one for bathing is a bath tea bag. Basically take cheese cloth or a muslin bag. Fill it with dried or fresh herbs, oatmeal, black tea
and hang it off the faucet whilst you run the bath, or put it straught in the bath water. It is wonderful for the skin and relaxing for the mind (or
energizing, depending on the choice of herbs. Sage is especially nice) Get a good herb book to see what types of medicine you are looking for.
A strong Rosemary tea rinse for the hair. Epsom salt for bath. Baking Soda for teeth whitening.
Something I would like to try out is oil pulling for the teeth. Basically you swish around some sesame or sunflower oil around in your mouth and kind
of pull it through your teeth to clean and emoliate your gums.
Rice or bean bags. Make a mini pillow and fill with rice or beans. Keep them in the freezer for awesome and instant cold packs or pop them in the
microwave for approx 40 seconds give them a shake and you have an awesome hot pack. Make great gifts by the way!
Inhalers. Take a piece of cotton, drop on esential oils of rosemary, eucalyptus and peppermint. Place in sealed bottle (I us amber bottles and have
even made them into little necklaces!) open and sniff as needed. You could also use lavender oil for calming, rosemary oil for mental work, or clary
sage for euphoria!
I could go on forever, but I'm a little muddled this morning. Time to go hit the rosemary oil I guess, and the coffee pot. I'll be back later to
give the thread a good read through as I only scanned through. I'd really like to get into some soap making! Thanks for the thread. Back later.