Getting started with creating your own personal care products can be a daunting task. How do we make quality natural products without all the chemical mumbo jumbo? Without time and practice, we realize that it can be a hard project to tackle, so we came prepared! Our new line of natural bases make it easy for you to scent and create your own bath and body products without a doctorate in chemistry! All you need are your favorite essential oils!
Our unscented shampoo base is a thick and pourable liquid. It is wonderfully clear at room temperatures, though may become cloudy in colder situations. Our unscented conditioner base has a thick and silky texture, with a typically white to off-white color. The conditioner also feels nice as a body lotion and absorbs into skin easily!
The unscented bubble bath has a nearly identical appearance to the shampoo, being clear with a slight cloudiness when cold. Blend in your favorite essential oils and pour a few capfuls (depending on tub size) into the rushing water as you fill the bath.
Our bases are crafted without harsh chemicals and they contain gentle preservatives derived from plant-based sources, so they are shelf-stable for up to a year after the purchase date.
Each of these three bases will accept an addition of up to 2% essential oils without changing their consistency. We don’t recommend adding any additional oils, butters, or water-based ingredients, as these can compromise the integrity of the bases. If you plan to blend an entire 16 oz. bottle or jar, that equals 192 drops or just under two teaspoons (1.9 tsp.) for a 2% dilution. For perspective, a single ounce of our body care bases will take 12 drops of essential oil for a 2% dilution. These quantities can be cut in half for a 1% dilution, which is 96 drops (roughly one teaspoon) for a full 16 oz. bottle of unscented base, or 6 drops per ounce.
I like to use our handy Essential Oil Dilution Chart with Calculator to figure out these totals!
You can quickly and easily blend consistent creations for yourself, or as personalized gifts for your friends and family. All you need to do is stir your essential oils directly into the shampoo or conditioner base and they are ready to go!
Unscented Bases Go Well With Your Reusable Containers
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