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What’s your favorite body care recipe?

I find creating my own perfumes with essential oils rewarding, creative and a great way to live naturally. What products do you love to create with essential oils? Feel free to share your favorite DIY recipe.

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8 Comments

Lynn D

June 11, 2017 - 9:27am

Hi Amanda,
You are welcome. I use whatever I am in the mood for but my favorite is sandalwood as I really enjoy earthy scents.
-Lynn

CarolLee 365610371

June 9, 2017 - 7:47am

I am amazed that there are so many simple and often better ways to make our own products.  Baking soda is my new favorite ingredient.  During a lovely facial at a spa, the therapist asked if I exfoliated my skin.  uhhh….well… no.  The product they used was a little harsh for me.  At home, I experimented with a few things and found adding baking soda to my fingertips with whatever cleanser or Dr. Bronner’s soap is just right for my sensitive skin.  A half a box in a bath also makes my skin silky and the tub is almost sparkling when I get out.  And it is affordable!

Charlynn Avery

June 9, 2017 - 9:24am

You are so right, Carol.  I think we’ve been a bit conditioned to think that luxury is expensive.  Having soft, smooth skin is easy to attain, easy to maintain, and is affordable :-)  I love baking soda too for all that it can do for my skin.  It is great for exfoliation and feels luxurious in the bath.

kita O

June 6, 2017 - 9:35pm

My all time fave so far is the simple, quick, and super effective
deodorant. Mix coconut oil, I find nutiva to work best, arrowroot powder, baking soda, and essential oil of choice. Quantity of ingredients depends upon personal   sensitivities and such..If you have sensitive skin, go easy on the baking soda. If your in a warmer climate than adding beeswax should keep it from melting..Well there it is! Happy making☺

Jan S

May 31, 2017 - 3:35pm

Love this simple recipe! I’ll be trying it!

Lynn D

May 27, 2017 - 6:58pm

I have begun to make my own body butter and ❤️ LOVE it! I use organic shea butter and organic coconut oil, taking equal parts of each. I place both together in a glass heat-tempered bowl which I then place over a simmering pot of water. Once all has melted (liquid & clear), I add about 12 drops of an essential oil (or combination of scents) and then place the bowl in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes. When all has started to chill and solidify, turning white, I take it out and whip it into a body butter using a hand mixer. Once everything is thoroughly mixed, I put my newly created body butter into clean containers, like wide mouth Mason jars.

I have also done the same as above and added the same quantity of cocoa butter to create a richer body butter.

I love ❤️ knowing that I am nurturing & nourishing the largest organ of my body, my skin, with natural ingredients in a body butter that I created! And I often put some in 4 ounce Mason jars to share with my friends!q

Amanda S

June 1, 2017 - 12:20pm

Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!! I’m totally going to make it!  Do you suggest any specific essential oil?
-Amanda

Jennifer S

June 30, 2017 - 8:00am

I am already imaging a lovely orange/patchouli body butter!!  Cant wait to make it ~ Thanks Lynn!!

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