Noteworthy Journey: Task 10
Creativity: Nourish your body with a homemade nourishing skin oil

Making your own products at home can bring ease, joy and creativity into your daily life. As Charlynn Avery discovered in her Note, making her own skin care recipes gave her the ability to control what goes on her body. She also learned that DIY is a great way to save money without sacrificing quality.

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Robin T 499525577

January 22, 2018 - 2:41pm

Ok…I cheated. I used the organic almond oil with lavender I had on hand

Carol M 23624450

October 5, 2017 - 1:50pm


Penny N

August 21, 2017 - 8:27am

I actually make a skin oil that uses Spearmint essential oil.  Not only does it smell great, but it invigorates at the same time. Will be using it after my shower this morning.

Mary Jane B

August 20, 2017 - 1:58pm

Just learning about essential oils and have not yet invested in a supply. So, I made a sugar scrub for my hands using grape seed oil and vanilla. Simple creativity-Simple Joy.

Inga O

August 15, 2017 - 9:12am


Mandy G

August 10, 2017 - 11:04am

I love this simple, but amazing smelling recipe! I am looking forward to using this combination on a regular basis.

Brenda P

August 7, 2017 - 8:58am

I do this all of the time!  I use oils or unscented lotions and add essential oils according to my needs: Lavender to soothe and calm, citrus oils to energize and uplift, and a myriad of others just to smell good!

N. Masani L

August 5, 2017 - 8:28am

I used coconut oil with Lavender. I live a good distance from the store that carries almond oil, but will try it once I get it. I have only made toothpowder before with peppermint oil, so I plan to study more.

Jodi S

August 4, 2017 - 8:16pm

I have done this!

Heidi C

August 4, 2017 - 3:14pm

I love lavender. It is so relaxing. This will definitely be a help when the school year starts and my teacher keeps me up at night.

Mandy C 569440641

August 3, 2017 - 11:46pm

This is amazing especially because I am I little red from being out in the sun today!

Ginger L

August 3, 2017 - 3:14pm

Yes! It feels wonderful to use a homemade simple oil on my skin. This recipe is so nourishing and has a relaxing effect with the lavender.

Charlotte F

August 3, 2017 - 1:40pm

Wonderful recipe! I made sure to share this with my mom! She loves lavender

Donna R 523010227

August 3, 2017 - 10:29am

Thank you for this simple recipe.  Everyone boasts, yet I never see the recipe of their creations.  I shall purchase these today when my husband gets home.

Patty E

August 3, 2017 - 7:54am

Oh my goodness!  This is so simple and I have both of these ingredients in my bathroom.  I will try it today.

Sharon S 62427155

August 3, 2017 - 7:47am

I love sweet almond oil, but I did not have any, so I mixed lavender oil with jojoba oil. I rub it on the soles of my feet, very calming effect.

Jennifer B 876608452

August 3, 2017 - 7:46am

Will do asap!

maryann t 1249378127

August 3, 2017 - 7:32am

This sounds wonderful!

Heather S

August 2, 2017 - 9:00pm

Can this be done with JoJoba oil instead of almond?

Linda H 594503634

July 31, 2017 - 3:51pm

I found out I am allergic to so many ingredients in skin care stuff.So I have mixing my own.

Jennifer F 1789836209

July 27, 2017 - 10:05am

I have a sensitivity to lavender - yet I find it in SO many products!  I do like to add oils to my favorite lotions.

Adriana A

July 26, 2017 - 9:33pm

I realize that I love lavender and geranium oil to nourish my skin.

Valerie J

July 26, 2017 - 7:39pm

Looking forward to adding this to my nightly routine

Stephanie W

July 26, 2017 - 8:31am

My skin doesn’t like almond oil but I used some shea butter and lavender oil… very relaxing.  Also did a facial massage with a spoon with the oil (found a youtube video a while back that shows how).  My skin says thank you :)

Wendie H

July 25, 2017 - 10:15pm

I bought the Creativity oil blend at Whole Foods a while back, I put it in my diffuser for a bit of mental clarity and calming.

Rachael C

July 25, 2017 - 9:52pm

I don’t use lavender essential oil as it is toxic for cats, so instead I set aside some time to do some drawing and painting :)

July 25, 2017 - 7:04pm

For this I added a drop of Peppermint and Rosemary oils. Then I diluted it as a mist and shared the ingredients and recipe with visiting family. They are so excited to use theirs and create their own skincare!

shannon o

July 25, 2017 - 6:34pm

I love adding a bit of geranium too (or vanilla!)

Jean U

July 25, 2017 - 5:17pm

Very luxurious!

Lori M

July 25, 2017 - 1:56pm

I am currently using a homemade scar blend on my feet, homemade nourishing oil blend on my hands, and lovely balancing blend as a perfume. :)

Eve J

July 24, 2017 - 9:59pm

I made and used a salt scrub with ylang ylang ✨

Amber N

July 23, 2017 - 12:39pm

This one has been around in my life for a long time ❤

Flissa M

July 23, 2017 - 1:37am

I’ve been making deodorant with essential oils and rose waters!  Delightful!!!

iris n

July 22, 2017 - 8:10pm

Loved it.

Melissa K

July 21, 2017 - 10:11am

I didn’t have the ingredients for the body cream on hand so I made a sugar scrub instead! Love d.i.y.s!

Alicia D 1223524777

July 16, 2017 - 7:55pm

I didn’t make body oil, but I made something creative at work for an event.

Elicia S

July 16, 2017 - 11:58am

I’ll have to make this when I can afford to buy. So this one step I hard to lose out on. But I’m sure it works.


July 11, 2017 - 11:12am

Lavender is an incredibly healing scent, and by applying this lavender body oil I felt grounded this morning, even during a stressful conference call.


July 11, 2017 - 7:11am

I try to do something creative each day. Knitting is my go to activity for creativity and relaxation. I enjoy putting some lavender oil at my wrists before I start.

Pat B

July 5, 2017 - 8:09pm

I don’t consider myself terribly creative and since I work so many hours (have had to since my husband passed), I don’t have the time to be (and I think I am too lazy). I used to do a lot with herbs and essential oils (as well as gardening and preserving my own produce) - now it is just easier for me to buy what I want. I am not big on lavender - i have a problem smelling some things and lavender alone happens to be one of them. I do like Aura Cacia’s Pillow Potion that is a mixture of lavender and hops - I can smell that…

Tammey D

July 5, 2017 - 8:13am

I have been making my own lotions and washes for a while now and love them .. I also have never felt I am creative ..I never linked the two ..thank you.

katheryn m

July 4, 2017 - 8:25pm

I have been using lavender for many years.  I was introduced to it’s properties by my mother.  I use a Lavender roll on or purse spray daily.  Using lavender in a creative way was when I made little ‘sleep pillows’ for my women friends.  This pillow is placed between the regular pillow and the pillow case thus enabling the scents contained there in to help you relax and fall into slumber. I have also created a Lavender Foot Soak - dried lavender mixed with soothing Epsom salts for my own use as well as gifts. A simple creation, but one that soothes your feet with bliss.  Oh, a very beneficial Lavender product was Lavender Linen Spray which my daughter gifted to me when I had my second Breast Cancer surgery.  It helped to whisk away my anxiety during the healing process. BTW, I grow my own Lavender.  Currently, there are nine bushes in the gardens.


July 3, 2017 - 6:25pm

you suggested my favorite combination I use it all over and especially during the day when I’m sitting at my desk and I need something to I lift my spirits when all around me is so hectic

Janelle W

July 3, 2017 - 10:28am

Lavender oil is just amazing!


July 1, 2017 - 10:41am

i try to create daily. i crochet & knit, sometimes it doubles as therapy after a busy & hectic workday. other times, it is just to relax and make something.

Linda By

June 30, 2017 - 9:58am

Some weeks I’m too busy to be creative, but then I realize that I don’t feel fulfilled unless I do a creative task. Even it’s 1/2 hour spent coloring, it makes me feel whole.

Jennifer S

June 30, 2017 - 8:28am

Lavender Oil has improved my life.  I have been going to acupuncture sessions to help deal with anxiety and depression that have plagued me with shingles for the past 20 years.  After seeing Doctor after Doctor and being prescribed prescription after prescription, I went to an amazing “REAL” and trustworthy acupuncturist who I see 3 times a week.  I spray a little lavender on before my sessions and I think I go to another place of peace and total quiet for 30 minutes 3 times a week and these 1.5 hours and a little lavender have improved the quality of my life and the SHINGLES ARE GONE!!!!!!!

katheryn m

July 4, 2017 - 8:29pm

I agree with you, Jennifer.  Lavender has many great healing properties.  May your blessings continue to give you healing and peace.

Holly W

June 28, 2017 - 3:37pm

I tried this last night before bed time….so relaxing and simple but big effect


June 28, 2017 - 7:47am

I crochet - daily. My Grandmother taught me when I was a child and it not only helps me stay connected to her (there are many other ways as she raised me) but also…I simply love creating things that others will love and use!

Deborah D 1723552537

June 27, 2017 - 9:03am

I am resurrecting real potpourri of days gone by. I also use essential oils every day when I journal.

Amanda T

June 27, 2017 - 8:45am

I made my husband some etched glass mugs for father’s day. It was simple and fun, so I made myself a wine glass. I plan on buying some more glass items to etch as gifts.

Kelly L

June 26, 2017 - 9:11pm

I recently have been feeding my creative side by finally beginning my own at home herbal apothecary in which I plan to make herbal medicine and products. I’ve also started my own Instagram account the_good_witch_doctor to reach out to others about self love and spreading love, light and all things good for the soul. I’ve also started writing again which is something I’ve always done but in little bits here and there. I’ve been extremely happy since starting all of these things.

April D

June 26, 2017 - 8:48pm

I love the smell of lavender! Calming, soothing. So relaxing.

Jackie C

June 25, 2017 - 4:10pm

I love making my own personal care products.  Once, while making a topical for ingrown hair, I realized it doubled as deodorant.  How awesome is that?!?

CarolLee 365610371

June 25, 2017 - 3:00pm

I also love jojoba oil and often smooth some on after a shower in winter especially.  Maybe some sandalwood or ylang ylang or peppermint for a change.  Lavender is lovely, but there are other beautiful oils depending on the moment.

Sandra K

June 23, 2017 - 5:30pm

I have been thinking lately “I need to be more creative” and with this I just realized that I already am! I’ve been making my own blends for a few years now, mix essential oils with coconut oil and Shea butter for lotions etc.! has tons of recipes on the website! And just like Lynn D. said, I also have been creative with making meals almost every night for years! Thank you for the reminder :-)

Ms. T

June 19, 2017 - 11:16am

I love to apply this oil on damp skin during shower or after a bath in the evening. Very relaxing.

Vanessa T

June 18, 2017 - 10:12pm

Yes it was fun. I love lavender. I did not have almond oil. Instead used organic coconut oil.  It was so soothing to my skin. Also helped to understand there bare always options.

Charlynn Avery

June 23, 2017 - 11:41am

Coconut oil works well too.  Almond is one I have on hand a lot, but really, any fatty oil works well as a support to deliver the relaxation effects of lavender.  Love it!

Elaine C

June 17, 2017 - 7:54am

Love lavender oil in a hot bath tub!

Caroline M

June 15, 2017 - 3:07pm

I love make my own blends,  thank you to remind me how fun and creative it is.


June 15, 2017 - 2:47pm

Thank you for this beautiful journey!

Lynn D

June 14, 2017 - 9:19am

Creativity for me also includes preparing meals for me as I can choose what I will eat to nourish my body and thus my soul. For others it might be writing, painting, singing, playing an instrument, photography and so much more! Like Charlynn, I make my own body butter and love that I am making something natural to nourish my skin.

Charlynn Avery

June 23, 2017 - 11:40am

Awesome!!!  It’s all part of a creative life :-)

Lulu U

June 6, 2017 - 6:01pm

I actually had some left from the last time I made this, so I put it in a hot bath.  I really like hot baths, I feel like they help ease some of my physical issues, and I have a fabulous bathtub to use, too!  Sometimes I get so busy or in pain that I just forget to take the time to have a nice hot soak and relax.

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