There’s a lot of talk online about how much money you can save by making your own bath and aromatherapy products such as lotions, gels, creams, soaps and so forth. The purpose of this post is to take a closer look at the money you will need to spend to make your own products? Is there really a big savings or is it a lot of hype to get you to buy somebody’s product?
Compare apples to apples
It wouldn’t be fair to compare a quality, all natural bath product to a dollar store special. For one thing that “special” is going to be laden with just the chemicals you don’t want to put on your skin. The nice part of making your own bath products is that you have 100% control over what you’re putting on your skin and sometimes what gets into your body. Even the higher quality bath products have preservatives and chemicals that may not be good for you.
The golden key to keeping costs wayyyyy down
The key to making inexpensive bath products is to keep it simple. You don’t really need 10 different essential oils for most uses. For instance, I have a friend whose little girl has asthma. When her asthma starts to act up, she uncaps a bottle of rose geranium essential oil and takes a big whiff through one nostril while holding the other. She then repeats the process with the other nostril. Asthma symptoms are gone. The cost of the rose geranium is about $15 for 5ml. That lasts for a year. That’s pretty cheap medicine.
I use lavender angustifolia when I have the start of a cold. I use the same technique as my friend’s little girl. Every time my nose starts to run, I uncap the lavender and whiff. My last cold lasted 2 days. My cost for the perfect cold medicine was about $7.00 and will last approximately 2 years. Another cheap and effective medicine.
Now let’s talk about creams and lotions. They can be very inexpensive as well. Did you know that you can use just jojoba oil on your skin and it will do wonders? Cost is about $10 for 8 ounces. If you have acne or another skin condition, you can add the essential oils for that condition. For instance, let’s say you have acne. You pay $10 for the jojoba oil and lavender alone for a great acne treatment. Total cost $17 for the ingredients with enough anti acne oil to last a very long time.
I could go on and on about this, but it’s suffice to say you can save a ton of money making your own therapeutic bath products as long as you keep it simple. You can also spend a ton of money making complex blends with exotic essential oils. If you have the money, that’s wonderful, but many don’t. For those that don’t, you can keep it simple and enjoy just as many benefits for pennies. What a great investment in the health and well being of you and your family.
But wait, there’s more
You can save even more money by purchasing multi-purpose ingredients. A perfect example is jojoba oil. You can use it as a base for all your skin care products. Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) can be used for many applications as well. Then there’s tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) that’s one of the best as an anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti viral. Cost about $10 for 15 ml. Since 15 ml is about 450 drops, the cost per drop is about 2 cents a drop and you use the oil by the drop in most recipes. Talk about cheap!
The creations you make, whether for your skin or some underlying medical condition are so cheap that you don’t need to skimp on quality. Buy the best quality products you can find. We offer excellent oils on our site and, of course we appreciate you purchasing them through us. We make a few pennies when you do and that helps pay the bills. If you decide to buy your product, just make certain it’s top quality, otherwise you will probably not get the results you’re after.
One last word
One other thing I want to mention. There’s no essential oil out there that can substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Get that stress under control and remember not to sweat the small stuff and in the overall scheme of things, it’s all small stuff.
Now go have fun and relax.