One thing that I’m a stickler for is that people who decide to start making bath and body products must have a basic working knowledge of the ingredients they put in their products – especially if these products have essential oils and herbs in them.
If one really wants to be good – then after you learn the basics you will continue to learn and fine-tune your knowledge! Take classes, take courses, subscribe to subject related journals. Learn the difference between aromatherapy and fragrance oils. Dahlings….there is no such thing as “pure” rose oil for $10 an ounce and I’ve yet to find a true aromatherapy product that is named “China Rain.” True aromatherapy products do not contain fragrance oils.
Learn which oils should not be used prior to sun exposure so that if you make products with these specific oils you’ll know to put a warning label on your product. Learn how to blend your oils. Most of all – know the safety issues.
The highest recommendation I can make is to visit Jeanne Rose’s website. She is *the* Grande Dame of AromaHerbalism and offers a variety of classes, courses and has authored many, many books on the subjects of aromatherapy and herbalism.
Also….there are tons of FREE articles on her website for you to browse through 😉
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