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    sunflowerb

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    I use so much! I have been reading up on making my own, but seems like a huge project. Scary stuff about unreliable oils all over the net. What the best medium range priced oils anyone's used? :)
     
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    I'm pretty happy with New Direction as far essential oils go, but theres a $100 minimum to purchase.
     
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    I want to apologize. I read these in the "new post" thread and totally missed that you were talking about essential oils... so I deleted my completely silly reply. Sorry!

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    thanks!

    i'm new here so if i'm doing this wrong, please let me know. but thanks for the new direction suggestion, I just made a theoretical shopping cart haha I think it's a pretty good value for 100$ as far as quantity so thanks a lot for the suggestion!
     
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    No problem! Glad to help :)

    Have you gone to the intro forum and said hello yet?
     
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    I don't understand what you are asking about? What kind of oils? Your title just says cost effective and reliable. Your statement says the above. I see a couple of posts above that mention essential oils, but I don't see that in this post. Is that what you are asking about?

    Or are you talking about soap making oils (like olive oil, almond oil, etc.)?

    And making your own what? Oils? Soap? Bath & Body products?
     
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    They originally posted this in the essential oils forum
     
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    Thanks, DragonGirl, I suppose it was moved because it's now in Shopping Recommendations and I found it confusing.
     
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    hey sorry new to this forum

    hey sorry all not too savvy on how to use this forum yet so any tips are appreciated! yes I was asking about essential oils (I thought I was in an EO thread place thing?) I make so much soap i'm just blasting through my oils so I was asking others what cost effective ways/brands they've tried
     
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    have not but I sure will!
     
  11. Dec 26, 2016 #11

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    I've stopped buying EOs at the market (health food stores, supermarkets, etc.) as they are too expensive that way. I have bought some online from different soap suppliers like BrambleBerry, as well as some on Amazon because I already have an Amazon Prime account and I can take advantage of fast free shipping.

    If you want to make your own blends, there are some sites that give suggested recipes for different EOs.

    http://info.achs.edu/blog/blending-101-the-art-of-pairing-essential-oils-drop-by-drop

    http://premeditatedleftovers.com/na...il-combinations-for-homemade-beauty-products/

    http://soapteacher.blogspot.com/2010/10/suggested-essential-oil-blends-for-soap.html?m=1

    http://www.growingupherbal.com/blending-essential-oils-for-beginners/

    http://joliechose.tripod.com/joliechosearomatherapy/id17.html

    And this one on calculating safe usage rates: http://www.modernsoapmaking.com/essential-oil-usage-rates-ifra-guidelines/
     
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    Liberty Natural is very reliable with competitive prices and no minimum. http://www.libertynatural.com. Most of my EO's come from Liberty or NDA. NDA is hit and miss with fragrance oils in my opinion
     
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    Thanks so much for these links!

     
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    I second DragonGirl's recommendation for New Directions Aromatics. I've been really happy with the quality and price of essential oils I've used from them, although I'm still working on finding a lavender that is "just right" to my nose (not really a NDA issue!). In the limited times I've contacted them I've found their customer service to be good, too.
     
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    I've had a lot of luck with Soap Making Resource for EO's. They have nice sales, good quality and great customer service. The site is small, so I dont get overwhelmed :-?
     
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    Wow, Earlene, this is an AWESOME list of extremely helpful links!! Thank you so very, very much!!!
     
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