by Jarmelia of DIY Hair Care Blog

When I started making my own hair and skin care products at home, I spent hours trying to find the cheapest, best quality ingredients. In order to save you time, here’s a list of my faves. Happy mixing!

Bramble Berry-I have ordered from this site. I like their prices and they offer great quality products. Dislike: They use FedEx and FedEx takes up to 5-7 days to deliver. So, if you need a quick turnaround, this may be a problem.

  • Fragrance oils- they have the best reviews online for their fragrance oils, smell true to description.
  • Preservatives
  • Emulsifiers/Wax

Coastal Scents -Quick shipping (2-3 days) and great prices. Also, if you order $40 or more you get free shipping! Dislike: They don’t have dependable stock. A lot of items are out of stock often.

  • Butters- Shea butter & cocoa butter
  • Carrier Oils (sweet almond, coconut, etc.)
  • Black Soap
  • Containers

From Nature With Love (Haven’t ordered from them but they get great reviews online via soap forums and such)

Mountain Rose Herbs – Great company with great prices! They have a nice catalog with lots of invaluable info. They give thorough details about each herb and essential oil. The shipping does take a bit longer though… you will be waiting about 7 days for your order. Dislike: Order processing, it took about 3 days for one of my orders to even process before shipping.

  • Herbs
  • Carrier Oils
  • Butters
  • Essential Oils

Essential Wholesale – Great company to order from. Prices are awesome and the shipping is quick. I got a few orders within 2 days! Shipping prices can be a bit expensive but, they’re fair.

  • Product bases
  • Carrier Oils
  • Butters

Midwest Bottles – Quick shipping and awesome prices! They also pair the containers with the tops, so you don’t have to guess! The shipping prices are reasonable they ship quick! Orders are also processed quickly, I received my notices the same day for a few orders. Dislike: Their stock isn’t reliable. What you see one day you may not see in stock the next day.

  • Bottles
  • Jars
  • Dispensers
  • Packaging

DIY Hair Care Products :)- I love this company (of course b/c I own it, right?)

  • Shea Butter
  • Herbs

Where do you purchase your ingredients?