Homemade essential oils for a newbie without a sill

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Flutterbee

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Hello! Bonjour!
I’ve been fermenting foods for a bit now and am a veteran health food store worker, yet NEVER made soap until today. I love it. Problem is, the cost of essential oils are making me cringe a bit. I looked up trying to make your own oils using the crockpot method. So, I would like to try picking pine needles, crushing them and then doing the crock pot method. I don’t mind a softer scent to soaps...can folks recommend which herbs & other commonly found goods in the kitchen (thinking coffee beans) could be used successfully using this crock pot method? Or is this a method that doesn’t work well?
 

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Sadly nothing you infuse yourself is going to carry through into soap for any length of time. Plus the cost of distilling yourself would likely exceed the cost of ready made EO. Have you looked in FO’s. They are more cost effective and last much mich longer in soap.
 

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You can get nice natural colours by infusing oils but yes alas fregrance doesn't hold thru the process..
Ive had limited success with Coffee lasting a bit..
 
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