Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pamper yourself and your body with these recipes.

Body Spray: 1 tbsp. Witch Hazel 20 drops Essential Oils of Choice 1 cup Water Combine ingredients, and pour into a spray bottle. Here's a tip to try different oil combinations to see what you like- hold open bottles in front of your nose and move the bottles around while sniffing. You'll get a good idea if they go together or not.
Foaming Hand & Body Wash 6 cups Water 1 cup Castile Soap 2 tbsp. Vegetable Glycerin 1/4 cup Olive, Almond, or Jojoba oil 70 drops Essential Oils of Choice (10 or so per bottle) I use this recipe to make 7 bottles of hand soap at once. If you need less, just reduce the recipe. Mix the first three ingredients and pour into foaming pumps. Add 10 drops of Essential Oil to each pump. Shake and use.
Lotion Bar: 1/2 cup Coconut Oil 1/2 cup Shea Butter or Coconut Butter 1/2 cup Beeswax 1/2 tsp. Vitamin E Oil 50 drops Essential Oil(s) of choice In a double boiler, combine all ingredients except essential oils. Stir ingredients until smooth and melted. Remove from heat and add Essential Oils. Stir to incorporate E.O.'s. Carefully pour into molds such as a silicon muffin pan. Or pour into a wax paper lined pan and cut into bars when cool.
Basic Sugar Scrub: 1 cup Organic Sugar 1/3 cup Olive, Almond, Jojoba Oil 10 drops Essential Oils of Choice Combine all ingredients. You can get creative with your essential oils and sugars too. My favorite is grapefruit oil in the sugar .
Basic Bath Salts: 1 cup Epsom Salts 10 drops Essential Oils of Choice Just mix your oils into the salts and store in a sealed jar. Try lavender for a relaxing bath soak, try peppermint for an invigorating foot soak, or try a post sports muscle soak with marjoram, chamomile, and rose- mary.
Lip Balm: 1 tbsp. Coconut Oil 2 tbsp. Almond, Jojoba, or Olive Oil 1 tbsp. + 1 tsp. Beeswax 10 drops Essential Oil of Choice Chop or grate the beeswax or buy the beeswax pastilles. Place beeswax, coconut, and other oils except for essential oils in the upper part of a double boiler or place a bowl on top of a pan of boiling water. Melt the wax into the oils. Gently stir in essential oils and pour into lip balm containers. Let cool.
Body Butter: 1 cup Shea or Cocoa Butter 1/2 cup Coconut Oil 1/2 cup Almond, Jojoba, or Olive Oil 45 drops Essential Oil of choice In a double boiler melt the shea or cocoa butter and coconut oils together. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Gently stir in the other oils till combined. Wait until it cools and starts to solidify. Add to a mixer and whip until the consistency of butter. Store in sealed glass jars.

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