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Essential Oils:


Although all the ingredients in these beauty recipes are natural, remember that it is still possible to be allergic to anything applied to the skin. DO NOT USE ANYTHING NUT BASED ON YOUR SKIN IF YOU HAVE A NUT ALLERGY. To test other ingredients make up a very small amount of the recipe you intend to use. Wash and gently dry a small patch of skin inside your elbow. Apply a little of the mix to the skin and leave for 48 hours. If you experience any redness or swelling DO NOT USE THE BEAUTY RECIPE AT ALL.

We strongly recommend that you do your own research before using any of the ingredients in these recipes since some ingredients should be avoided by certain groups of people. Mountain Rose Herbs' website has a wealth of information on herbs, their uses and possible side effects. Many essential oils and herbs should always be avoided by pregnant/nursing ladies. Always check with a qualified health advisor if in doubt.

Mountain Rose Herbs
Mountain Rose Herbs offers a wide range of dried herbs and spices and essential oils.

Large quantities of flowers or herbs are required to obtain a small amount of essential oil. Commercially essential oil is made by distillation but scented oil can be obtained by steeping petals or herbs in olive or almond oil.

Lavender Oil


6 tablespoons dried lavender flowers
12 tablespoons fresh lavender flowers
1 pint olive or almond oil


Press the fresh or dried flowers into a screw top glass container. Crush the flowers down. Pour oil over them. Leave in a warm sunny place for about 1 week. Strain and pour into dark glass bottles. Store away from light and heat. This will last for about 3 weeks.

Basil - refreshing spicy perfume
Bergamot - mood enhancing
Calendula - healing
Chamomile - relaxing sleep inducing
Clary Sage - refreshing and stimulating
Geranium - relaxing
Jasmine - soothing
Lavender - cleansing and relaxing
Lemon Balm - clears the head
Lemon - reviving sharp fragrance
Lemongrass - refreshing citrus perfume
Marjoram - fresh sweet smelling
Orange Blossom - warm and relaxing
Patchouli - exotic relaxing perfume
Rose - mood lifting, calming
Rosemary - bracing, cleansing camphor-like perfume
Sandalwood - warm and relaxing
Thyme - cleansing, bracing