Have You Tried These?

Have You Tried These?

Have you tried our recipes? If so, tell us how you liked them, or how you improved upon them or even created a new product. We’d love to hear more from you…and if you have a recipe you would like to share, feel free to send a photo or two and how you would like […]

Buy & Sell!

Buy & Sell!

Do you need some shampoo for your horses? How about some counter-top display units? Did you know that in our Forum we have a Buy & Sell section? Not only can you let your colleagues know a bit more about your business, but you can sell or trade overstock on materials and packaging. Pooling resources […]

California Proposition 65 (AKA “Prop 65”)

California Proposition 65 (AKA “Prop 65”)

Proposition 65 Below are answers to questions that are frequently asked about Proposition 65. Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The Proposition was intended by its authors to protect California citizens and the State’s drinking water sources from chemicals known to […]

Using A Mobile App?

Using A Mobile App?

We are working on it, but unfortunately you cannot yet place an order online using mobile apps. For now, please use your laptop or PC when placing an order with us!

Introduction To Essential Oils – Aromahead Institute

Introduction To Essential Oils – Aromahead Institute

If you are interested in taking a free introductory course in aromatherapy online, you might want to check out Andrea Butje’s Aromahead Institute. She offers a great newsletter with wonderful articles about essential oils, and she has some fun videos to watch as well. You couldn’t do better to get started than with Andrea! Just […]

Using Essential Oils: Helpful Charts For Downloading

Using Essential Oils: Helpful Charts For Downloading

Not for aromatherapeutic purposes but for scenting soaps and toiletries naturally, here is a helpful chart for the general use of essential oils, in .PDF format. Using Essential Oils. For blending essential oils, you may wish to download the revised 50+ Essential Oil Perfume Blends. Please note that our supplier of M&P soaps recommends the usage of […]

Discontinued Items & Liquidation Stock – April 19, 2016

Discontinued Items & Liquidation Stock – April 19, 2016

Due to supplier issues, the following are being discontinued – NO special orders will be accepted. Boston Round Glass Jars – Blue, Clear, Green and Frosted Colors Zelo Glass Bottles – Blue, Clear, Green and Frosted Colors R/G Caps – Gold and Silver Colors Bakelite Caps – Black and White colors All soap additives are […]

Out Of Stock & ETA – May 18, 2016

Out Of Stock & ETA – May 18, 2016

See a list of the items we are discontinuing down at the bottom! Popular items now back in stock!!! Allspice Essential Oil Apple Powder Fruit Extract Blue Raspberry Fragrant Oil  Coco Betaine Lavender Frangrance Oil Midnight Jasmine Frangrance Oil Pracaxi Carrier Oil (Wildcrafted, Unrefined)  Red Rose Frangrance Oil Yarrow Essential Oil (Blue) Products & ETA (Estimated Time of […]

To Get To New Directions Aromatics…

To Get To New Directions Aromatics…

The following are directions for getting to New Directions Aromatics on public transit (by car, please scroll down). From Toronto: Take the subway west to Islington Station. From there, take #1 or #1C. Get off at Dixie Road, and take #5 Northbound (or 5B). This bus will drive up Columbus Road, so get off the […]

How To Use Our Resource Centre

How To Use Our Resource Centre

Welcome to the New Directions Aromatics Resource Centre! Here you will find literally hundreds of articles, from how-to sheets on making a basic cream, to technical charts. Understanding The Basics  will give the person new to their craft the basic information they require to start making soaps, candles, or toiletries. Most articles would be fairly easy to find under […]

Are You Having Technical Problems With Our Site?

Are You Having Technical Problems With Our Site?

If you are experiencing what appears to be technical issues with our site, we will be happy to assist you once you have tried a couple of things. If you are using an IOS (IPhone or Ipad, etc.) please look at the link below and it will show you how to clear the cache for […]

Frozen Products? Melted Butters?

Frozen Products? Melted Butters?

Not all transport trucks are heated or refrigerated, so while in transit in winter weather, some of our product may freeze, and during the summer, butters and solid oils may melt. Our QA team has frozen our cosmetic bases and oils, and then thawed them out. Subsequent testing confirmed that freezing did not harm the […]

Our Helpful ‘How To’ Info Sheets!

Our Helpful ‘How To’ Info Sheets!

…use essential oils…  Using Essential Oils …use fragrance oils…   Using Fragrance Oils …use glycerin…   Glycerin Recipes …make a tincture with our Botanical Extracts… How To Make A Tincture Using Extracts …make an herbal tincture with glycerin… Info Sheet – How To Make A Glycerine-Based Tincture We have many other helpful charts, tables, lists and articles as well […]

Can I Take An Essential Oil Internally?

Can I Take An Essential Oil Internally?

The purity of an essential oil is unrelated to its safety for internal use! There is no such professional designation as ‘therapeutic grade’ under Health Canada or FDA. At New Directions Aromatics, our processing facility and materials meet Health Canada and FDA standards for topical applications. There are either: 100% pure unadulterated Essential Oils appropriate […]

Acids, Bases & pH Ranges

Acids, Bases & pH Ranges

Soaps are by nature alkaline, so though we humans have a pH of 7, a mild soap will have a pH around 10.5. Using soap on the skin removes the acid mantle that protects us from many common germs, and it naturally restores itself in about 3 hours. However, hospital and daycare workers really need […]

SoapCalc’s Soap Quality Spreadsheet

SoapCalc’s Soap Quality Spreadsheet

A huge thank-you to SoapCalc for permission to upload their wonderful spreadsheet on the qualities different fats will impart to or impact on their soaps. It was generously gifted to them by a fan, so whoever you are, our soapmaking friends and customers thank you, too! Click to download the Soap Calc’s Soap Qualities here… […]

Super Economical Lotion Bars

Super Economical Lotion Bars

Please read the disclaimer on the last page of this document before using this product. You simply cannot beat the price of making these. The base itself will be unscented for your sensitive customers or family members, but it will hold scent well. Coconut Oil is well tolerated by most people, and is non-comedegenic. Sal […]

Create Your Own Designer Fragrances

Create Your Own Designer Fragrances

Fragrance producers do a great job of creating fragrances based on what people currently like, but it can be a hit and miss. If they don’t sell enough product (or it decreases in popularity) they discontinue manufacturing it…so something that may be popular with, say, soapmakers suddenly becomes unavailable. And though there may be a […]

Put Together Andrea’s Aromatherapy Travel Kit

Put Together Andrea’s Aromatherapy Travel Kit

One of our favourite friends, Andrea Butje of Aromahead, has a wonderful article on her blog that you won’t want to miss! Especially if you are planning to travel this summer. Check it out – you won’t be sorry! The Aromatherapy Travel Kit

Medicinal Baths For Treatment Of Generalized Fibromyalgia

Medicinal Baths For Treatment Of Generalized Fibromyalgia

This abstract is from the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health OBJECTIVE: We studied whether whirl baths with plain water or with water containing pine oil or valerian have a different influence on pain, disturbed sleep or tender point count. METHODS: A randomized, comparative and investigator-blinded study was performed. Out-patients with generalized […]

Essential Oil – Size Availability Updates

Essential Oil – Size Availability Updates

Once out of stock, the 5-ml sizes of our essential oils will be discontinued, unless their names appear on the following list. African Bluegrass EO Lavender EO (Bulgaria) Angelica Root (CO2) EO (China) Lavender (French) Angelica Root (Steam) EO (China) Lovage Leaf EO Asafoetida EO Mandarin EO (Sicily) Bay EO Melissa Leaf EO Bergamot EO (Calabria) […]