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Work With Me Wednesday: The Egyptian Bath Salt

Welcome back to Work With Me Wednesday where you tag along in the lab. Today, I'm formulating The Egyptian Bath Salt. Bitter orange and sandalwood powders. Before I formulate any product, I weigh everything first. Each ingredient represents a percentage of the formula. The total formula must equal 100 percent. I'm meticulous about this calculation. I always follow the carpenter's rule of thumb--measure twice, cut once. More measurements. When measuring essential oils, I use a scale that measures to 1/100th of a gram. It's important for a precise measurement because too much of a good thing ceases to be good. I always dilute essential oils with a carrier oil. This makes the essential oils more effective on the skin and helps...

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