I use essential oils in some of my organic and natural skin care products, as most larger skin care manufacturers do nowadays.

When making my sugar scrubs and skincare products I’m using the highest quality ingredients I can get my hands on. I’m small time compared to them, by golly! However, I have the benefit of an awesome homestead with my gardens and a nearby Amish community. Be it by gardening in our mushroom compost gardens or traveling to the nearby Amish community I am able to offer you handmade, small batch products made with your natural skin care regimen in mind.

And I’m still adding as the months roll on. I get all my essential oils and some of my organic ingredients from the Haebaeggar’s Amish in Scottsville, KY.  Our gardens and greenhouse boast the blooms and greens of mint, lavender, aloe vera, hollyhock, roses, st john’s wort and more. But when it comes to essential oils, that’s a whole ‘nother category in and of itself. Essentials are so concentrated that just a few drops is enough to make a recipe complete.

I have recipes in the works than include using Ylang Ylang and Geranium, as well. I use Clove in my Diabetic Pain Relief Salve. Essentials are an integral ingredient in many skincare recipes found online and from big name brands. Leave me a comment and let me know what you’d like to see me make! Alrighty y’all. On to the essentials (oils, that is)!

The most Common Essential Oils for skin and their uses: Basil, Clary Sage, Cloves, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Oregano, Patchouli, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Spearmint, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang. Read more at JBHomemade