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post #21 of 39
So, has anyone made their own Aveda scented products? I would love to know!
post #22 of 39
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I have not had any luck! I made some nice creations but nothing that comes close!
post #23 of 39
I worked at Aveda Concept salons. I love the company and their products. Clients either loved the product, or say they can't stand the smell. The person who says they can't stand the smell usually is used to the smell of synthetic products and not the natural, essential oil based products. Aveda recommends All Sensitive line for transitioning form synthetic to natural product to give a break, and let your nose to sensitize again. You need to use a very little amount, and by the time you are done with your first bottle of All Sensitive shampoo or skin care, you'll start to really hate synthetic products, especially synthetic perfume
post #24 of 39
I think that the "distinct smell" is definitely a base of licorice with other topnotes. At first I found it interesting, but ever since my two pregnancies, I find it nauseating. I never quite recovered my "like" for the scent.
post #25 of 39
I love the Aveda smell too, But not on my budget. Anything compairable? I know that is a long stretch.
post #26 of 39
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Originally Posted by jenerationx View Post
So, has anyone made their own Aveda scented products? I would love to know!

i have... but it isnt aveda. its an aveda like smell. i made some hair serum, perfume, incense, etc. for my bff for her birthday. it worked out really well if i do say myself... now i have to go find the recipe again.

i do really love the smell, its fantastic but the stuff is filled with chemicals.
post #27 of 39
Aveda like smell works for me! If you wouldn't mind sharing the recipe, I would love it.
post #28 of 39
ps to all the chemical comments...i loved them too until i found out more about the specific chemicals and starting reading my labels...the website says that all new products will no longer have parabens but they arent pulling the old ones that due....a step in the right direction but a long way to go....
post #29 of 39
Slightly OT...
I'm a salon owner and industry educator for a company that only makes chemichal laden stuff.

A lot of the most "natural" professional products (sulfate free, paraben free, vegan, &/or organic...) use artificial fragrances because of the allergy issue. If you're looking for a mas produces natural-ish product you have to decide where you fall on that issue. In my opinion you can get a "better" product by opting for the synthetic fragrance (again, I'm talking mass produced here)
post #30 of 39
I too would be interested in the "recipe" to get the Aveda smell. It's sooo delish. I wish my house smelled like that... would totally make candles...
post #31 of 39
alrighty, sorry i was so slow in responding i didnt realize... so like i said i tried to copy the aveda scent for a friends birthday and now my etsy store. i make home and body products. so here it is:

i looked on the container and found rose and lavender oils. the rest just says frangrence oils.
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by ian'smommaya View Post
i have... but it isnt aveda. its an aveda like smell. i made some hair serum, perfume, incense, etc. for my bff for her birthday. it worked out really well if i do say myself... now i have to go find the recipe again.

i do really love the smell, its fantastic but the stuff is filled with chemicals.

Oooh I'd love to have the recipe too. I love the scent of aveda but dont buy it anymore. I would love to make a body splash thats at least close to the scent.
post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by WaitingForKiddos View Post
According to Aveda :

lavender, ylang-ylang, bergamot, rosemary, peppermint, and orange.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the smell of their Shampure. It's a candle now...yummy!!

Oooh, I think I have all of those EO's on hand. Hmm, I wonder if I mix it in some rose water if I could make a nice body splash...
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by WaitingForKiddos View Post
According to Aveda :

lavender, ylang-ylang, bergamot, rosemary, peppermint, and orange.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the smell of their Shampure. It's a candle now...yummy!!
yeah but that isnt it. thats the scent of the chemicals they use but the only none fragrence or perfume they listed was lavender or rose.

the rest were chemical compounds that smell like rose or smell bergamot. or at least thats what i found when i read the packaging.
post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by homemommie View Post
Oooh, I think I have all of those EO's on hand. Hmm, I wonder if I mix it in some rose water if I could make a nice body splash...
i am sure that would be incredible.
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by ian'smommaya View Post
i am sure that would be incredible.
Well, it's not the aveda smell.... but it's a nice start. I actually mixed witch hazel with it and decided to use it as a toner. Ahhhh my face feels smooth and smells nice!


I do wish I could find a recipe though.
post #37 of 39
I've been researching soap making and found NO SOAP is really "natural-"IT ALL HAS CHEMICALS IN IT. There are only a few soap making processes and they all contain LYE or a melt and pour soap base that contains lye. MOST chemicals found in Aveda and other "Natural" soaps and soap products etc contain preservatives and emulsifiers. No real way around it to get a product that lathers. Certainly you want to avoid mineral oil and it's derivatives but it seems there isn't a way around lye.
post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by smfinke77 View Post

I've been researching soap making and found NO SOAP is really "natural-"IT ALL HAS CHEMICALS IN IT. There are only a few soap making processes and they all contain LYE or a melt and pour soap base that contains lye. MOST chemicals found in Aveda and other "Natural" soaps and soap products etc contain preservatives and emulsifiers. No real way around it to get a product that lathers. Certainly you want to avoid mineral oil and it's derivatives but it seems there isn't a way around lye.

There is no lye remaining once the oils have been turned into soap. The lye saponifies the oils causing a reaction that turns them into soap but, there is no lye remaining in the finished product. In fact, soap makers use a super fat to leave some of the oils unsaponified to create a more mild soap but again, NO LYE remains once oils have been turned into soap.

In fact, you can not have soap without lye. You can get fake soap (a lot of melt and pour soap falls into this category) but that is nothing more than a detergent bar. Real soap requires lye.
post #39 of 39
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~~MOST chemicals found in Aveda and other "Natural" soaps and soap products etc contain preservatives and emulsifiers.

 

If you buy handcrafted soap, you'll find that the majority of cold-processed (i.e. made with fats and lye) soap does not use a preservative.  In fact, if you see a preservative listed in the ingredients of a cold-processed soap, don't buy it, because cold-processed soap requires no preservative.  Some soapmakers, if using a fragrance that includes vanilla, will use a vanilla stabilizing product.  But the majority of handcrafted cold-processed soapmakers use fats/oils, lye, and natural additives like clays and micas for color.  I personally use non-natural fragrance oils, but many soapmakers use only plant-based essential oils.  Just read the ingredients list of a cold-processed soap; we typically don't use any ingredients that you can't pronounce.

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