My Calendula Oil and Rose Oil have been prepared!
See how it was done HERE
Read all about Calendula (Marigold) HERE

Make sure your "coloured glass bottles" are very clean before
pouring the oils into them.
They should be coloured because oils are light sensitive, and this helps the oil to not go rancid.

Here, you can see I have put labels on that have been
stamped and coloured in the center.
Yellow for calendula & pink for rose!
I also like to add a few drops of essential oil to my homemade oils.
Although, my rose oil smells of course like a beautiful rose, I find that
adding just a few drops into the bottle makes it a fuller aroma!

This box was homemade for me by my stepson Duncan
when he was around 13-14yrs old.
It is my favourite box.
If you'll look at the bottom of'll see why!

I store all of my essential oils in this box and have for years!


We're ready to make handcream now!  Or, just to add some
luxurious oil to our bath!

Keep an eye out for the handcream lesson!

10/13/2011 01:33:47 am

How beautiful! These could be in an old apothecary shop. Waiting for the hand cream tutorail!

10/14/2011 10:23:16 pm

Thanks're sweet. I'll make it soon!

10/17/2011 03:58:50 am

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