Here’s a little “part two” of my emollient experimentation 😉
You can check out my DIY essential oil lotion and see what I added to it the first time around. I kept this mix a bit simple with only 4 essential oils this time, and I made the consistency a bit thicker so it’s more like a cream instead of a lotion. Since using this blend, I’ve found that I like it better with this consistency than the lotion. Using less olive oil and less essential oils made it more like a thick, fluffy cream instead of liquidy.
The newest addition to this mix is helichrysum essential oil, which is a game changer for skin health. I’m so glad I started incorporating this healing oil to my moisturizer because of it’s awesome restorative properties! It feels really smooth when applying and it locks the moisture in well enough to where I don’t really need to reapply too often. It’s weird, but in a way I feel like it’s almost drawing out the dead skin to where my skin is sloughing off flakes somewhat more often. I suppose it’s just the skin cells regenerating at a faster rate, this property is due to the helichrysum oil.
- Helichrysum – Helps wounds & cuts heal faster, restores scaring & discolouration, supports localized blood flow, helps retain moisture preventing skin dehydration and cracking, promotes cell health encouraging the recycling of dead cells, and stimulates the production of new cells.
- Frankincense – The most precious of the ancient oils. Helps build & maintain a healthy immune system. Promotes cellular health. Reduces the appearance of scars, discolouration and stretch marks. Antinflammatory and a powerful antioxidant.
- Myhrr – Powerful cleansing properties. Soothing to the skin, promotes a smooth, youthful-looking complexion. Promotes emotional balance & well being.
- Lavender – Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities. Soothes occasional skin irritations. Helps skin recover quickly and relieves the itch.
The oils I use are high quality and certified pure therapeutic grade. Therapeutic grade means the natural & aromatic compounds of the plants are carefully extracted. They don’t contain fillers or artificial ingredients that would dilute their active qualities and are free of contaminants like pesticides or other chemical residues. Therapeutic grade products make sure they harvest only the highest quality of product and they go through rigorous testing to ensure its purity. Here’s a link to the kind I use, and if you’re interested in more info, just shoot me an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can purchase the jojoba and coconut oil that I use from one of my fave health food retailers Vitacost ($10 off coupon). The shea butter I get from Cleopatra’s Choice (use referral code: RAGQFG)
DIY Essential Oil Cream
This mix lasts me about a month
1/4 cup organic extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup organic raw coconut oil
1/2 cup raw shea butter
4 tablespoons organic jojoba oil
10 drops helichrysum essential oil
10 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops myrrh essential oil
10 drops lavender essential oil
About 1 oz of Vitamin E oil (this is a natural preservative)
Glass jar for storing
- Put olive oil, coconut oil & shea butter in a glass bowl then put the bowl in a saucepan with water.
- Heat the stove to medium and mix ingredients together.
- Once mixed, put in the refrigerator until solid.
- With a regular mixer or hand mixer, beat the mixture until it is whipped and fluffy. Then add essential oils and jojoba oil and mix.
- Fill container and store in a cool place. (It’s best to use glass containers because plastic can leach into the moisturizer).
If you try out this mix let me know how you liked it!
OH! I Keep forgetting to post about this special ointment from the same company that I purchase my essential oils from. It was very helpful at healing up some awful raw cuts that I had on my upper thigh and under my buttocks area back in July. I know suuuuper TMI (too much info), but if it can help someone out then I will share…booty pics and all! 😂
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