Notebook: Body
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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nancy h 1120385681

June 18, 2019 - 4:08pm

Has any one made feminine product like a wash or spray ? what oils would be a good combinations?

Kelly M 1269039249

November 30, 2018 - 7:27am

I have made the same nobody butter. I don’t melt them over the stove. I just get them to room temperature & add a tablespoon of vitamin E, or avocado oil, a liquid oil, something to your liking. Using a hand mixer mix & fluff, add essential oil. FluFf some more. Mix in glass or stainless steel. I just got some yummy mango oil I’m going to use in place of Shea.

kathy w 2030438645

November 30, 2018 - 4:57am

2 oz baobab oil with a couple drops each of:  frankincense, geranium and sea fennel…...heaven on the face.  If you are using at night instead of during the morning, you can add in bergamot..


October 17, 2018 - 4:32pm

I religiously make my own shampoo, hair rinse, toothpaste, and deodorant. I also have a wonderful comfrey/calendula salve but that’s infrequent - - because I make a big batch.

Sharon E 1190784826

August 6, 2018 - 10:37pm

This is great can someone tell me how to make a great body buter .

Sue G 1285919387

November 16, 2018 - 4:34am

How do i make great body butter

Maria D 1074496774

June 30, 2018 - 11:55am

Love these ideas, especially the body butter recipe. Will be trying it be today is my self care day.  My first visit here today, glad to meet you all!

Judith W 501626117

June 23, 2018 - 7:51pm

I never thought there were so many women who enjoyed each other’s insight as much as this!!! Amazing, I found my new best friends today when I read Aura Cacia from beginning to end…Thanks for being here…Judy W.

LaRayne L

June 16, 2018 - 9:00am

I love making a foaming face wash with essential oils

Jayne C

June 16, 2018 - 8:02am

Another baking soda favorite: For large pores (especially my nose) after cleaning my face, I wet my nose with very warm water and pat it with baking soda. Then I wet that with apple cider vinegar. Leave that on until the fizzing stops, or longer, and rinse thoroughly with warm water, then cold water. It shrinks my pores and makes my skin feel extra soft. As often as needed, but not everyday.

Jessiva J

April 11, 2018 - 8:37pm

Thanks for the ideas ladies!  I can’t wait to try them!  I have a recipe for make-up remover pads I’ll have to locate and share.

Jessiva J

April 11, 2018 - 8:37pm

Great my screen name has a typo lol.  My name is Jessica or Jess (what I prefer).

Doris P 1011850074

March 27, 2018 - 9:35pm

I know this is a touchy subject, but does anyone know anything about what can be used to deordorize an ostomy bag???

Susan S 2124782053

June 18, 2018 - 1:44pm

I’m not sure about essential oils but I know you can use liquid chlorophyll by Nature’s Way or Now. Can go in the bag. A tablespoon or two in bag. My sister used that. Hope it helps Doris.

Susan S 2124782053

June 18, 2018 - 1:43pm

I’m not sure about essential oils but I know you can use liquid chlorophyll by Nature’s Way or Now. Can go in the bag. A tablespoon or two in bag. My sister used that. Hope it helps.


February 25, 2018 - 3:31pm

I wonder if anyone has experience with HSV-1 and/or HSV-2 and how essential oils in combination with other practices help with minimizing symptoms and maintaining high immune system.

Suzanne D 1623461859

July 2, 2018 - 1:47pm

I have good results with tea tree oil and olive oil to breakouts. A few drops of tea tree oil in about 1/4C of a good quality olive oil. Also works well bumps from shaving or other irritating little pimples. As far as minimizing symptoms and maintaining high immune system a good diet, good sleep, low stress and exercise help.

Lauren B 453380246

February 25, 2018 - 6:32am

Thanks for the baking soda tip and the body butter recipe.  I’ll be using those today.

Bianca B 1444018527

February 3, 2018 - 9:31pm

I love making body salt scrubs with citrus essential oils and grapeseed oil. It makes my body feel baby soft and the citrus scent is so refreshing!


October 17, 2018 - 4:33pm

I’ve gotten so that I prefer a SUGAR scrub to a salt scrub. Maybe increasing frailty of skin as I age? 8-)

Sharon E 1190784826

August 6, 2018 - 10:29pm

Hi i love tjose can you tell me how to make body scrubes

ella p

January 27, 2018 - 3:04pm

love to read always learning every day ,thank you.

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.

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

Suzanne D 1623461859

July 2, 2018 - 1:51pm

This does sound Amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Karen M 1518917796

June 21, 2018 - 7:43pm

I am trying this recipe. Sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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?


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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