When experimenting with essential oils, make sure to understand the potency and/or health risks some oils can cause if not used properly. When in doubt, ask a professional aroma therapist/herbalist or at the health food store for more information.
What to use in place of:
Fragrance oils may be used in place of the essential oils for a cheaper version.
Cover your work area with a plastic sheet. Essential oils and fragrance oils may damage surfaces.
A good fragrance formula should consist of 75% dilutants such as vodka, and 25% fragrances. Glycerin is a good fixative which can be added to formulas to help it retain its scents.
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