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essential.blue making your own lavender oil
Making lavender oil is easy-peasy

You can make lavender oil yourself, by distilling or by putting lavender in oil. Making lavender oil yourself with dried lavender and a base oil is very easy. It surprises me how good the result is.

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Lavender transparant soap making kit

If you would like to make your own soap, but do not like working with chemicals like caustic soda, then this lavender soap making kit is for you. I made these lavender soaps today and 2 hours later they were ready to use.

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DIY body scrub with lavender and Coconut Oil

Make your own DIY body scrub. It is very easy to do and much better and healthier than the onces you buy. It takes you just 15 minutes. I made this body scrub from coconut oil, Epson salt and dried lavender. If you want you can add a few drops of lavender oil, but you don’t have to.

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Essential oil storage system DIY
Essential oil storage system DIY to keep bottles upright

Properly sealed and in the dark, essential oils keep for a long time. I thought I had stored my essential oil well, but it turned out that some bottles had fallen over and where slowly emptying. So I needed a essential oil storage system. How to store bottles of essential oil so they stay good and without falling over? Simple DIY project that takes only 10 minutes of time.

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how to distil lavender oil
How to distil Lavender Oil

Today I’m going to distil lavender oil. Last year I followed a lavender oil distillation workshop in the Netherlands. Since then I’ve made orange oil from organic orange peels, mint oil and oregano oil. But no lavender oil yet.

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Soap making: first aid for soap problems

Soap making always went well, but maybe it was beginner’s luck. Since a few years I make my own soap with laurel berry oil. And a basic olive oil soap. I had excellent results. Until today. What went wrong with the soap? I tell you.

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