View Full Version : favorite single ingredient?

04-15-2003, 12:34 AM
this is an attempt to remedy an accidental triple-post that happened when the board was acting up. instead of having three blemish butter recipes, i decided to wrack my brain for a couple of other topics, since i can't delete the original posts.

my favorite single ingredient, i think, is olive oil. i slide a little bit into almost every butter or oil mixture i make, and i LOVE it as a hot oil treatment when infused with herbs, and solo an after-shower body moisturizer.

what's your favorite single item? what do you use as an ingredient, but also love to rock on its own?

(p.s. yeah i almost said honey :wink:)

04-18-2003, 02:58 AM
I have to say shea butter, I use it for everything, I use it as a styling product, leave-in, for my skin, I love the stuff.

04-18-2003, 03:37 AM
mine is water, my hair, skin and body just love it however I do not drink enough...

04-18-2003, 05:25 AM
mine would be almond oil. i use if for my hair oils, for my skin and in my other recipes.

04-18-2003, 05:26 AM
Ditto on the shea. I love it. You can melt it down as a hot oil, use it by itself hard or mix it up with other ingredients. It is a three in one product and the only leave in I need. :D

04-18-2003, 10:32 AM
I have MORE than 1 :D

EO- rosemary, I put this in allll my stuff
solid oil- coconut, SAA I also love shea butter :)
liquid oil- jojoba, castor

I tend to shy away from olive oil b/c of the smell :?

It's time for me to make more hm-CDHHB :D

Honeychild, I think I'm gonna make your honey milk, if I can find the recipe again :?

I experimented w/borax and was NOT happy w/the results :( One part of the batch was ok, but the other part had a funny smell and I didn't document very well so I don't remember which part of the reciped I liked :(

04-18-2003, 01:29 PM
oh honeychild, this is a toughy, but I would have to say distilled water. the health of my hair has greatly improved since i started spritzing my hair with water regularly.

my runners' up in order of preference:
-- shea butter.
-- jojoba oil.
-- rosemary oil.
-- sage oil.


04-18-2003, 02:45 PM
Favorite single ingredient would be cocoa butter. I love the smell.
Favorite E.O. - hands down is lemongrass (I'm addicted to the scent)
Favorite ingredient for my hair is avocado oil :D

04-18-2003, 03:28 PM
Hair: Coconut oil
Body: Cocoabutter

04-18-2003, 04:26 PM
The single ingredient I seem to add to everything, AND use alone, AND eat, is...almond oil. I love love love it.

Runners up:
distilled water
rosemary EO
sweet orange EO

04-18-2003, 05:37 PM
coconut oil.


04-18-2003, 09:20 PM
Water is #1

Runner ups:
clary sage eo
lavender eo
jojoba oil
shea butter

04-18-2003, 10:25 PM
I've got 3:


Shea butter

Sandlewood EO

I love both water and shea on there own. The sandlewood is some sort of sensory addiction for me I can not get enough of it.

04-18-2003, 11:49 PM
Hey Honeychild

sorry i am gonna have to name two

Shea Butter & Castor oil,

they can be used for anything, hair, skin, added to any products they make them ten times better! :D

all the best

04-19-2003, 01:04 PM
Hey Honeychild

sorry i am gonna have to name two

ditto. I'm going to have to name two as well. Shea butter and jojoba oil

04-19-2003, 07:35 PM
Water & Jojoba Oil

04-20-2003, 04:48 AM
Unrefined avocado oil, the thick green stuff. :)

If anyone knows where I can find some unrefined avocado butter please let me know.

04-24-2003, 06:06 PM
olive oil and shea butter

04-26-2003, 01:58 PM
i have to name 2...because they rock equally

* tea tree oil (cleared my psoriasis up...and the patches of exzema on my nose and cheeks)

* peppermint (makes my scalp feel all good and tingly....good for de-toxing when i have a cold or sinus infection.)

05-01-2003, 06:13 PM
I have to agree with you, olive oil for me :-)

05-01-2003, 09:36 PM
jojoba oil :)