Monday, May 3, 2010


As salaamu alaikum & Hello,

Just wanted to give an update on my herb infused oils and more.  This weekend I went to one of our local health food stores where I buy a lot of my EO's , Carrier oil , etc.  When saw all of the herbs that they carried , and how resonable they were.... I was sooo excitied.  For starters I brought, Rosemary, Thyme, Sage, Horsetail, Nettle, Lavender, dryed Rose buds, Peppermint, Lemongrass.

I took lots of pictures...but, I've been having a slight problem putting my pictures onto my computer.  But, I will keep trying to get those pictures onto my computer that I can share them with you ladies,
Insha Allaah ( god willing).  So, until then here is just a bit of what I've been brewing ( smiles) over the weekend.  I made another jar... in addition to my first jar of olive oil infused herbs, plus some which includes:

CASTOR OIL- Infused with...Nettle, Horsetail, Lavender, Rosemary, and Thyme.  Which are all said to aid in strengthing the hair plus other great benefits.

HERB INFUSED BLACK SOAP SHAMPOO- Infused with ...,Horsetail, Nettle, Sage, Rosemary, and lavender.

ROSEWATER- For this lovely mixture...I used dried rose buds
you can view the post before this one "rose water" for the recipe.

SCENTED CRYSTALS- This was very simple...I simply brought some very pretty empty glass jar's ( you can find these at your local dollar store).  Brought, a few bags of stone like pebbles , ( can , also find these at your local dollar store).
Wash them very well, dried them off with a towel.  Using a zip lock bag...I put a few drops of water, food coloring ( optional)
if you can not find the color stones you want, you can also use a box of epsom salt...and color those and your scent of choice . You should add at least two dropper fills of scented oil to every 1 cup of stones/pebbles. Fill your zip lock bag with your stones/ pebbles shake, turn, shake , turn ...until you feel your stones are completely covered with the mixture.  Drain...and spread your stones onto a brown paper bag, towel, foil, paper towel, etc.
And allow them to them back into your lovely glass dishes and or jar's. And...finally place through out your home. And enjoy the beautiful , Aroma.  I really enjoyed making these and my home smells....delightful.

My children and I will be doing more using different ideas as a school project....We can't wait! ...this is such a great idea as gifts, etc.

I have a whole slew of things I plan to make in the upcoming weeks, which include herb infused ACV, bath salts, soap, lip balms, etc.  So stay tuned for my recipes and follow ups on these items.

I would also like to give a very special thank you to the lovely, and gracious Amina from Coup de coeur for sharing some really helpful and beneficial tips on the herb infused oil you can check her out here 

I really enjoyed making every single one of these items, I just love making my own products.  I truly..belive I have my new found hobbie which currently include Gardening, and making my very own Hair, beauty and Home products.



ChocolateOrchid said...

Everything you're working on sounds so good. I've been wanting to try infusing oils. I think I'll give it a go next month.

Thanks for sharing.

zainab1 said...

@ Chocolate Orchid,...why ...thank you Ms, Chocolate Orchid. I am really enjoying all that can be done by infusing oil's. Let, me know how you make out. Btw...did you try the cinnimon rinse, if so how did you make out?

Thanks a bunch for stopping by, Take care (smiles)

Amina said...

omg!! thank you sooo much for mentioning me!! It was my pleasure!
Making products/experimenting is soo addictive. I used to make 1 new body butter every week then had to stop b/c I have so and just one body!
It is very rewarding to know exactly what went in the product you're using.
I also use this website for recipe ideas
my summer project is soapmaking!! wish me luck

zainab1 said...

@ Amina.... No... thank you. I had tons of fun making lots of things which included the herb infused hair products. And...Thanks a bunch for sharing this site !, this is great. I am soooo excitied, I totally agree with you, making your own products is so rewarding.

Thank's for stopping by...Take care (smiles)