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  • #19003
    BelindaSK
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    LMAO!!! Holy crap on curtain rods!!! Sooooo funny! Even my husband is sitting here laughing!

    Yes, that manuka oil is $$$. $37!! Yikes! helichrysum eo is expensive, but I know that stuff works well on my skin, so I suck it up and pay it. Manuka sounds like honey and, well, wouldn’t you know it, I’m allergic😝

    #19012
    Cynnara
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    Lmao. Manuka oil is more like tea tree oil. Less camphorous but works ten times better. Smells awesome. Check plant therapy. 10ml is $20.

    #19039
    BelindaSK
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    See? We need you Cyn! How else will we know these excellent facts?!?

    #19050
    Cynnara
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    I’m the essential oil junkie. I admit it. Especially the obscurely odd ones. I love the regular, but when I find a skin one that’s not normal- like blue cypress or yarrow or even manuka or kunzea, I’m so there. Especially if I can get a great deal on them, knowing you only need a couple drops.

    #19086
    BelindaSK
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    I need you to help me use the ones I have! Most of them are collecting dust….I need to inventory😊

    #19099
    Cynnara
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    Okay. Inventory and date. Certain ones need to be used for cleaning if over a year old. Others will still be good. Depends on what they are.

    So if your citrus oils are older than 18 months, they now will become cleaning the house oils.

    Most oils have a 2-3 year life. Kept in cool, dark place, they keep well.

    Patchouli only gets better over time. Yup, its one of those.

    #19104
    BelindaSK
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    I know I have a bottle of tea tree oil that I bought when Emma was a baby. She’s now eleven. Hahahaha! And yes, before you ask, I do put it in cleaners I make. Citrus oils only 18 months?!?! I need to check those, although most of those bottles are about empty and I need to replenish. I have a bottle of patchouli but I can’t stand that smell! If it gets better with age, maybe it will smell better to me in a few years. Haha. My oils are in a cool, dark place, so they’re OK in that regard. Crap! I need to start dating stuff with a sharpie. You’d think I do that by now!!

    #19123
    Cynnara
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    Yup, citrus oxides quickly. Most others last 2-3 years. This means a chart huh? I’ll get you one. Yes dark patchouli gets better and a little goes a long way. Dating the opening is good. If you get a GCMS of your oils, you can keep track of distillation date and use by date.

    This is going to be Essential Oils 101-909, huh?

    #19124
    Cynnara
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    #19127
    Cynnara
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    #19139
    BelindaSK
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    What is opopanax?? What a funny name!

    Ok, so, what you’re telling me is my tea tree oil is expired…..hahahaha

    I think my citrus oils are right on the edge of expiration, but those are the ones I use up fairly quickly. Well, quicker, anyway. I like citrus in my soaps. And, it doesn’t accelerate! Woo hoo!

    #19140
    BelindaSK
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    I will print these off and keep them in the binder I have for my recipes. Thank you!

    #19141
    Cynnara
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    Don’t throw them away. You can use them to make cleaning supplies. See, I’m useful.

    Opoponax is a resin that once made into essential oil is great for breathing, congestion and helping with sinus issues. Opoponax, ravintsara, eucalyptus and sweet orange make a fabulous inhaler to use when you’re stuffy.

    I have recipes for easy cleaning recipes for expired oils. 😁

    #19145
    BelindaSK
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    I need to sniff some eucalyptus right now. Soooo stuffy!! I love the smell of eucalyptus. I never thought of adding orange to it. I don’t have the other two. I’m trying to imagine orange and eucalyptus together….

    #19146
    BelindaSK
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    I love homemade cleaners. That’s the first DIY thing I did. Thanks Pinterest! You’ve created a monster!

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