When it comes to using essential oils topically, most recipes will simply say “add to a carrier oil and apply”. That sounds simple enough but the reality is that measuring the proper number of drops can be hit or miss. Most EO brands include an orifice style dropper but just when you think you have doled out the requisite drops, more come out. This is not only wasteful, but when it comes to essential oils, using more is not always better.
A solution to this dilemma is to create custom salves, butters, and lotion bars that make the application of essential oils a cinch. Not only that, crafting these concoctions and using essential oils in this manner is fun, especially if you are a do-it-yourself type. When creating your own blends, you can mix and match oils at will or . . . Read More