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What stuff can you make that involve the use of essential oils? Answered

Okay so a friend gave me a bottle of essential oil, Vanilla extract. I know you can make perfume/cologne with it but what else can I use it on? I don't want it to go to waste. So far, I've made a bottle of cologne and dabbed a bit in my Moleskine to make it smell nice. I still have plenty and I just feel the need to use it up. Anyone know any other good projects i could use it on? Please and thank you. :D

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Libahunt
Libahunt

7 years ago

Just about anything that you feel is okay to smell like vanilla. Scent room. Put into cupboard to make cothes or towels smell of it. The only thing I know that does not work is putting it into laundry rinse - it evaporates away during drying. I assume from your text that this in not exactly the scent you would like on yourself - so homemade deodorant or such things are out. Maybe still some lipbalm? (Although I would like to drag anyone into homemade cosmetics - the things sold for skin-care are too often evil in my opinion.) If you have searched through instructables then take a look also to http://makeyourcosmetics.com/ .

But don't hurry too much, it does not go bad that quickly.

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anin1009
anin1009

Answer 7 years ago

I did say I used it to make cologne though.

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Libahunt
Libahunt

Answer 7 years ago

Well I made the assumption from the usage you described for it ...

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lizzyastro
lizzyastro

7 years ago

Make a wheat or rice bag and put some of the vanilla scent on the filling so that when it is heated it smells good.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

7 years ago

You can eat it too.

Steve

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anin1009
anin1009

Answer 7 years ago

its not edible...

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 7 years ago

Then your using it for the scent - Enjoy as an air fresher see below. Put oil in jar add bamboo leave on the side (don't put on a polished surface though.

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rickharris
rickharris

7 years ago

If it is cooking grade Vanilla essence you can make ice cream, Great profiteroles and loads of other tasty cooked items.

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anin1009
anin1009

Answer 7 years ago

But its not edible.

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blkhawk
blkhawk

7 years ago

You can make soap and scent the soap with the oil. There are some Instructables for making soap with oils, fats and even bacon fat.
You could also add bamboo or birch aroma or scent diffuser sticks. To make your home smell nice.

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blkhawk
blkhawk

Answer 7 years ago

Lavender Essential Oil Diffuser