April 28, 2015
Essential oil users make stuff! We make room sprays to really freshen our space, not just mask odors. We make bug repellents and we make body sprays! If you fit this profile too and have been wondering how to get oil and water (or alcohol-free witch hazel) to mix, wonder no more! Usually, but dependent on the size of your spray and spritzes, one teaspoon of a natural sea salt or Himalayan Salt, or vodka (the cheap stuff please) is all you need to get the ingredients to blend. You can play with this a little, it's not science by any means.
Here's an informative tidbit, Vodka sweetens the scent of your blend. A natural salt is a great option if you don't have Vodka but keep it natural, you don't want the questionable stuff from plain old table salt in your air. And lastly, milk, save this emulsifier for the bathtub. One cup of milk (raw is better) is lovely with 3 drops of Lavender and one cup of oatmeal for an emulsified, moisturizing, anti-itch soak! The End!
July 18, 2018
I am so glad that I found this helpful post. I have tried using essential oil in a diffuser and humidifier, I put them on at night, and it helps in sleeping comfortably with lessening in coughing and breathlessness moreover relaxing overall.
May 10, 2017
I imagine that’s because Epsom Salt isn’t really salt so doesn’t act as an emulsifier, though I have to say I put my EO’s in the measuring cup of Epsom Salts (with some baking soda so maybe that makes a difference?) add the whole thing to bath water with some ACV and sometimes hydrogen peroxide and I haven’t noticed the oils on top of the water at all. I would say they have always emulsified into the bath water. I’m not sure whats creating that now that I think about it but it works. Based on this post you should be able to add the EO’s to a teaspoon or so of salt and add that to the bath as well to emulsify into the bath rather than the milk. I never knew salt was an emulsifier but it certainly works well for this, though I know milk has it’s own benefits for the skin.
You really do want to use an emulsifier in your bathtub if you use essential oils. I am so happy to see you share this! I learned the hard way! Epsom salt is not enough to keep the oils from floating on top of the water because as we know oil and water do not mix, polar opposites. I got a terrible rash on my back five months ago from not using a carrier oil or milk with the Epsom salt and eos. I have since learned to mix your essential oils with a teaspoon of carrier oil or cup of milk (a wonderful emulsifier) together thoroughly then add to the running bath water. Five months after getting the rash I have severe itching at times and a small rash is still on my back. So much for a leisurely soak in the tub! Thanks for helping keep us safe with our essential oils!
Absolutely, it’s preferable in my opinion.
is it ok to use salt (sea , celtic , himalayan ) in my esential oil recipe spray?
You posted this info right on time, thank you! I’m about to make a sunburn soothing spray for my daughter. I plan on using witch hazel, aloe Vera juice, a bit of fractionated coconut oil and lavender/peppermint/geranium EO’s. Would adding the salt (I have dead sea salt and dendritic salts) dry her skin out even further though???
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