View Full Version : Need a little guidance

04-21-2003, 04:11 AM
After reading all of your threads, I am very anxious and excited about starting to make my own homemade products. First, I was wonderinf if any of you knew of any good books or websites were I can learn all about EO use. If any of you have any tips or info on how to get started please feel free to share. I have learned so much just reading the different threads and I am thirsty for more into. I think my first project will be making lip balm. Actually, I made some of that rosemary spritz and my hair is lovin' it. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide because a sista can use a little guidance. Peace!!! :D

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04-21-2003, 08:35 PM
Summer is coming and I want to make my own stuff too. Any idea on how to use emulsifiers?

I make my body butter with cocoa butter and shea butter but they always melt (into oils) when I leave them out in my room. Can I ever get them to be solid like regular store bought butters.

04-21-2003, 09:59 PM
I have the most awesome book, that has soooo much information about herbs, essential oils, everything to get you started caring for your hair naturally.
It's entitled Naturally Healthy Hair: Herbal treatments and daily care for fabulous hair. The author is Mary Beth Janssen. I got it at B&N.
It has a lot of information and several excellent recipes. There's another book called Naturally Beautiful. It's a big hardback book and has a lot more recipes (plus recipes for hand care, foot care, aromatherapy, etc.). But Naturally Healthy Hair has been my favorite resource. It's a green paperback book.

04-21-2003, 10:40 PM
i have one called the esesntial oils book by colleen dodt. i gives a little background on many essential oils that i enjoy using. it also has good recipes. i have ordered some more from my pt job...i love workign at the bookstore. if they are any good, i'll let yall know.

04-22-2003, 03:10 PM
I just ordered $60 worth of stuff from "fromnaturewithlove"....I couldn't help it they have everything (except my brazil and macademia nut oils).

04-22-2003, 04:02 PM
Here are a few books I would recommend:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=glance&s=books (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/158017129X/ref=pd_sim_books_1/104-7474452-2437524?v=glance&s=books)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/093...7474452-2437524 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0931432820/qid=1051023277/sr=2-1/ref=sr_2_1/104-7474452-2437524)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=glance&s=books (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1852307218/ref=pd_sim_books_1/104-7474452-2437524?v=glance&s=books)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=glance&s=books (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0931432820/ref=pd_sim_books_2/104-7474452-2437524?v=glance&s=books)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...=glance&s=books (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0939157004/qid=1051023412/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-7474452-2437524?v=glance&s=books)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...product-details (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0939157098/ref=pd_sim_books_3/104-7474452-2437524?v=glance&s=books#product-details)


04-22-2003, 04:37 PM
Thanks much for the tips. I am so excited and I am going to keep searching through each of the websites and I am going to B&N to pick up the naturally healthy hair book some of you ladies were raving about. Once again thank you ladies for the info!!!!
-Ntianu-A Homemade Product Junkie in the Making

@Bushbabby: You sound like me! There was so much stuff at fromnaturewithlove to get into it. I think it is going to be one of my favorite sites after nappturality, of course. :D