Everyone has their favorite lotions and body butter. Most people love body butter that they make (easily) from natural ingredients and essential oils. These creams are not difficult to make. They work as well (or better) than the high-priced oils sold by major cosmetics companies.
In this post, we will give you some easy tips on how to create the body cream of your choice. But, before we do, there are some things to consider.
There are many different types of skin. People live in different climates. We have different heritages. This means some of us have normal skin. Others have skin that product too much oil. Some of us have dry, itchy skin. As our hormones change, we may have combination skin. Parts of our skin is oily and part of our skin is dry. So, it Fskinstands to reason, not all of us will use the same essential oil combination in our creams.
This is something we must keep in mind if we are going to use essential oil everyday.
Tip 1 – when your cream touches your warm skin, it will feel oily just rub it in well and wait. In a few minutes, the oily feel is gone and you feel smooth. It is great to rub all over when you are damp from the shower. By the time you dry your hair and do your normal routine, the oily feel is gone.
Basic recipe plus your special essential oils to specialize this for your skin type.
In a glass bowl, place ½ cup coconut oil, ½ cup of olive oil. Mix it well and let it sit. In a double boiler, melt 1 cup of shea butter. Once it is melted let it cool for 20-30 minutes. It should be the consistency of soft margarine. Now using a whisk or a mixer on low, begin to beat the shea butter until it becomes fluffy. During this process, slowly drip your essential oils into the shea butter. That’s all there is to it Place it in amber jars. Remember a little goes a long way. (By the way, these make great gifts)
Adding essential oils to personalize your mixture
If you have used the above recipe, you will add 2-3 drops of your additional mixture to personalize the cream. If it doesn’t give you the results you want, add 2 more drops at a time until you get it right. After 6 drops, you may want to consider a different oil on your next batch.
Tip 2 – this is perfect for infants over the age of 3 months to fight rashes and chapped skin.
- If you have dry skin
- Roman or German Chamomile
- If you are fighting aging
- Argan oil
- Rosehip oil
Tip 3 – Tea Tree Oil can be used for boils, cysts, and if you rub a couple of drops in your child’s hair when you condition it, it will keep head lice away.
- For breakouts
- Tea Tree Oil
- Vanilla orange
- For Chapped Skin
Tip 4 – If you have diabetic nerve pain, add helichrysum, lavender, and peppermint oils. Rub the mixture into the feet, helichrysum and peppermint have been known to stop nerve pain within 30 minutes.
Tip 5 – Go slowly. You do not have to add all the oils at the same time. Try one or two at a time to make sure your skin is not sensitive to it.