100% natural cosmetic grade Vanilla planifolia
Cosmetic grade essential oils are made by mixing natural isolates from therapeutic grade essential oils. The resulting oil is also natural but is made cheaper by using isolates from cheaper plants. For example, to make carrot seed cosmetic oil, the active ingredient geranyl acetate and other actives from cheaper plants are used. To make geranium cosmetic essential oil, the isolates geraniol, citronellol and other aldehydes from citronella Java are used.
Cosmetic essential oils are therefore cheaper and are 100% natural but have no therapeutic benefits.
Speeds up trace in CP soap so be prepared for that. Discolours CP soap to brown.
Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
General safety information: Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
Essential oils should be avoided in pregnancy due to their possible skin sensitising effects.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.
Everyday, super simple uses for essential oils
Essential oils are used to fragrance soap (2%-3%), balms (0.5%), skin creams and butters (0.5%).