7111Re: [SCA-Herbalist] Massage oils?
- Jul 1, 2008For 1/2 oz of carrier oil, I would only add 1 drop of ylang ylang.
Personally, I like lavender in my massage oils. You could add more like 4 drops of that.
I've got some arnica oil that I extracted last year if you want to add that to the mix.
Email me if you do.
AmelineOn Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 2:58 PM, <Aelfwyn@...> wrote:Thanks, Urtatim, what I have here is:Now brand Jasmine Oil, 1 fluid oz., sticker on the bottle says $3.95, "for external use only, this oil is a combination of 100% natural and synthetic USP oils.".Aura Cacia brand aromatherapy Ylang Ylang III Cananga Odorata 100% pure essential oil, .5 fluid oz, "for external use only, dilute properly, add a few drops of oil to your favorite lotion, massage oil or aromatherapy diffuser" price sticker $9.98.Neither bottle has ever been opened. So it sounds like I can add at least the Ylang Ylang oil to either the grapeseed oil or the apricot kernel oil for a massage product. Any thoughts on quantity of the essential oil to what quantity of the carrier oil?AelfwynIn a message dated 7/1/2008 01:13:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, lilinah@... writes:
Checking prices on the web, i found...
-- 1 fluid ounce of pure real jasmine, i.e., jasmine absolute, would
cost in the vicinity of $150 US, or likely more. I suspect you don't
-- Some vendors put a small amount of jasmine absolute into a natural
carrier oil, such as jojoba, and that runs around $30 per ounce. If
you have this, it should be safe.
-- Or you may have a synthetic, which is much more affordable, but,
as some people have pointed out, could have a problematic ingredient.
sometimes called "poorman's jasmine"
-- 1/2 fluid ounce of pure ylang ylang runs around $15 to $20 US. You
might have this.
-- If what you have is synthetic, it, too, could have a problematic ingredient.
In aromatherapy, both jasmine and ylang ylang are considered to be aphrodisiac.
Do the essential oils have a brand or vendor name? If so, that could
help in figuring out which type they are.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
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