RECIPES & GENERAL FAQs

RECIPES & GENERAL FAQs

Why have your recipes changed since the last time I looked at them?

I am constantly responding to feedback, creating new recipes and recreating old recipes, and occasionally I discover that some recipes need minor editing to make them even better and more effective. I never change the fundamental elements, so there is no need to worry that your favourite recipe has been altered.

Where did the thermal appliance methods go?

If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I like to keep things simple. I am good at listening to my gut and it has been telling me for a while that the method instructions for these appliances are creating unnecessary ‘noise’ and not needed. Those of you who use their thermal appliance for everything will know how to convert my recipes anyway, plus I have general tips here. Soon I’ll even be releasing a 3rd edition of Naturally Inspired sans thermal appliance methods!

What is the best way to clean up after DIY balms and butters?

Have a read of this comprehensive blog post.

I have a question about one of your recipes. What’s the best way to ask you?

Responding to all emails personally is becoming increasingly difficult, although I do try my best! I highly recommend posting your Q on my Facebook page or in my Facebook chat group – they are both great resources on this DIY journey.

What's your opinion on essential oils and plastic vs glass packaging?

Essential oils, in the ratios that I use, are fine in either glass or plastic (PET (no.1) and HDPE are the safest) containers. When we are told not to use EO’s in plastic, it is referring to undiluted or potent ratio’s of essential oils. Many EO companies package and sell products such as shampoo and cleaning concentrates, in plastic containers.

I personally always prefer glass, although sometimes it isn’t practical in the shower or around a wet basin, especially if kids are around.

Is it safe to use DIY products on children?

I use the DIY products I make on my children and in my opinion, they are safer than the majority of the stuff we find on supermarket shelves. However, I am not a medical professional so be sure to do your own research when sourcing ingredients and before using on your children. Patch testing or seeking advice is also helpful if you are doubtful. Always be cautious when using essential oils, especially on small children.

Why have your recipes changed since the last time I looked at them?

I am constantly responding to feedback, creating new recipes and recreating old recipes, and occasionally I discover that some recipes need minor editing to make them even better and more effective. I never change the fundamental elements, so there is no need to worry that your favourite recipe has been altered.

Where did the thermal appliance recipes go?

If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I like to keep things simple. I am good at listening to my gut and it has been telling me for a while that the method instructions for these appliances are creating unnecessary ‘noise’ and not needed. Those of you who use their thermal appliance for everything will know how to convert my recipes anyway, plus I have general tips here. Soon I’ll even be releasing a 3rd edition of Naturally Inspired sans thermal appliance methods!

What is the best way to clean up after DIY balms and butters?

Have a read of this comprehensive blog post.

I have a question about one of your recipes. What’s the best way to ask you?

Responding to all emails personally is becoming increasingly difficult, although I do try my best! I highly recommend posting your Q on my Facebook page or in my Facebook chat group – they are both great resources on this DIY journey.

What's your opinion on essential oils and plastic vs glass packaging?

Essential oils, in the ratios that I use, are fine in either glass or plastic (PET (no.1) and HDPE are the safest) containers. When we are told not to use EO’s in plastic, it is referring to undiluted or potent ratio’s of essential oils. Many EO companies package and sell products such as shampoo and cleaning concentrates, in plastic containers.

I personally always prefer glass, although sometimes it isn’t practical in the shower or around a wet basin, especially if kids are around.

Is it safe to use DIY products on children?

I use the DIY products I make on my children and in my opinion, they are safer than the majority of the stuff we find on supermarket shelves. However, I am not a medical professional so be sure to do your own research when sourcing ingredients and before using on your children. Patch testing or seeking advice is also helpful if you are doubtful. Always be cautious when using essential oils, especially on small children.

Why have your recipes changed since the last time I looked at them?

I am constantly responding to feedback, creating new recipes and recreating old recipes, and occasionally I discover that some recipes need minor editing to make them even better and more effective. I never change the fundamental elements, so there is no need to worry that your favourite recipe has been altered.

Where did the thermal appliance recipes go?
If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I like to keep things simple. I am good at listening to my gut and it has been telling me for a while that the method instructions for these appliances are creating unnecessary ‘noise’ and not needed. Those of you who use their thermal appliance for everything will know how to convert my recipes anyway, plus I have general tips here. Soon I’ll even be releasing a 3rd edition of Naturally Inspired sans thermal appliance methods!
What is the best way to clean up after DIY balms and butters?

Have a read of this comprehensive blog post.

I have a question about one of your recipes. What’s the best way to ask you?

Responding to all emails personally is becoming increasingly difficult, although I do try my best! I highly recommend posting your Q on my Facebook page or in my Facebook chat group – they are both great resources on this DIY journey.

What's your opinion on essential oils and plastic vs glass packaging?

Essential oils, in the ratios that I use, are fine in either glass or plastic (PET (no.1) and HDPE are the safest) containers. When we are told not to use EO’s in plastic, it is referring to undiluted or potent ratio’s of essential oils. Many EO companies package and sell products such as shampoo and cleaning concentrates, in plastic containers.

I personally always prefer glass, although sometimes it isn’t practical in the shower or around a wet basin, especially if kids are around.

Is it safe to use DIY products on children?

I use the DIY products I make on my children and in my opinion, they are safer than the majority of the stuff we find on supermarket shelves. However, I am not a medical professional so be sure to do your own research when sourcing ingredients and before using on your children. Patch testing or seeking advice is also helpful if you are doubtful. Always be cautious when using essential oils, especially on small children.

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