I was so excited to see THIS recipe from E-How Health via Pinterest to make your own essential oils using some oil and a Crockpot. I thought, now this is one I HAVE to try! My first attempt at an essential oil was with cucumbers… YES, cucumbers. I LOVE cucumber scented things and couldn’t wait to make my own. lol
TOTAL fail on my part… Not only did it stink my house up like fried zucchini (though I love the taste, I hate the smell), it made me sick for a few days because I kept thinking the smell would change hours later for some reason and kept sticking my nose in it. It definitely smelt STRONG… So, it kind of worked!
Knowing me, I couldn’t just let it go… I thought well maybe if I use tangerines, it would work and smell great… So here is my second attempt to this project.
I cut up a bunch of tangerines and let it soak on low heat for about 3 hours. I pulled the tangerines out about half way through and added some new ones to the batch to see if I could really get a strong smell. When 3 hours went by, I just got so fed up with it, I threw out the entire batch. The only thing it smelled like was the oil I put in it with a hint of citrus.
Pinterest FAIL, for sure. Maybe the flowers would have worked better like the original website I found the idea on, but I really don’t want to try this project a third time. I think I will try the other essential oil recipes I pinned on Pinterest first. I don’t really care for flower smells.
Keep tuning in… I am trying Coconut Milk today! Totally excited for this one!