A few months ago I shared a Essential Oil Recipe Shopping List with my top 10 ingredients to purchase if you were just getting started with essential oils and wanted to start making simple recipes. Those 10 ingredients are still some of my favorite ingredients because they are super versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes! This shopping list is a follow-up to my first one and is perfect for those who are ready to explore new recipes outside of some of the “basic” ones such as creams, rollers, and sprays. I have a lot of fun recipes coming your way using ingredients from this specific shopping list that I can’t wait to share with you!
- Arrowroot Powder – You can see my 5 favorite uses for arrowroot powder here. My favorite way to use it to is to make my own dry shampoo! I love adding Ylang Ylang, Lavender, and Cedarwood to mine!
- Bentonite Clay – I make my own facial mask with bentonite clay at least once a week (usually on the weekend!) and it makes my skin feel so clean and refreshed after I use it! I am also trying out a few new deodorant recipes that have bentonite clay in them for those of you who are like me and have to avoid using baking soda in deodorant due to having sensitive skin.
- Cocoa Butter – If you haven’t tried cocoa butter, it smells absolutely delicious and is a must have for holiday recipes! I love it in my heavenly heel balm with Peppermint and in lotion bars with calendula oil. I am also working to perfect a lotion recipe that uses it that I practically bathed in last winter when my skin needed some extra nourishment!
- Argan Oil – This is one of my new favorite carrier oils! I’ve been using it recently in my hair and facial serums because it absorbs well and is less greasy than other carrier oils. You can read more about the benefits of Argan oil here! **This argan oil is on sale for around $15, you’ll see the price difference once you click the link!**
- Avocado Oil – I used avocado oil in pretty much all of my roller recipes last winter because it is so hydrating for my dry skin when the weather gets cold! It’s also a must have ingredient for my favorite lip balm recipe that I will frequently use as my lip balm base. It’s not too soft, not too hard, and is super moisturizing! I also love adding it to my scented perfume sticks. You can read more about the benefits of Avocado oil here!
- Vitamin E – I love to add Vitamin E to many of my skincare recipes, especially my whipped body butter, heel balm, and lip balm for an extra boost of moisture and as a natural preservative! It’s also a main ingredient in my eye serum, which I’ve been using every single night since I’ve made it!
- Glycerin – A natural emollient and moisturizer that is a little sticky by itself, but works perfectly in my homemade brow gel, facial cleansers, and makeup setting spray!
- Melt and Pour Soap Base – These soap bases are as easy to use as they sound! You literally melt them in a double boiler insert, add essential oils, and pour into silicone molds! My personal favorites are the glycerin and goat milk bases and I can’t wait to try them out with a few of these adorable molds!
by Dr Adorable [Dr Adorable Inc]
by X-Haibei [X-Haibei]
by Longzang [Longzang Molds (Import - Ningbo)]
- Calendula Flowers – I recently used calendula flowers to make an infused oil and tincture and also added the oil to a lotion bar recipe and to a hydrating milk bath! Calendula flowers have so many benefits for skin and have super soothing properties as well. I can’t wait to try adding the infused oil to body butters, salves, lip balms, and lotions! More recipes coming soon 🙂
- Elderberries – Elderberry syrup is really simple to make and an easy way to get an extra daily boost of vitamins and minerals. I take 2 tablespoons as a night cap before bed! It’s also a yummy way to incorporate essential oils into your wellness regimen. I love adding Orange, Lemon, and Thieves to mine!
- Vanilla Beans – Making your own homemade vanilla extract is super easy, has no artificial preservatives, and makes a lovely gift! Did I mention that you only need 2 ingredients to make it? I have also fallen in love with using vanilla beans in my skincare recipes to add a soft vanilla aroma. It’s heavenly! Be sure to check out my two most recent posts with vanilla beans: Scented Perfume Sticks and Spa Worthy Sugar Scrubs!
There are so many fun ways you can use these Essential Oil Recipe Shopping List ingredients and I can’t wait to share several new recipes with you soon! Stock up on a few of these ingredients now and you’ll be all set for my winter recipes!
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