Essential OIls for Skin Care forum: Skin Care Recipes and Tips

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Apr 16, 2010 8:46 AM CST
Name: Sylvia
Ontario, Canada
There a number of ways to make our own skin care preparations, one being we purchase a few items like almond oil, essential oils and beeswax. We then mix together over a double boiler till beeswax is melted, stir in the essential oils and let set and we have a homemade cream. If we like it very soft and creamy it is less beeswax and if we like it more firm and solid it would be more beeswax. The other is to purchase a natural unscented lotion and to that we would simply add the essential oils of our choice and again we would have a scented, natural cream ready to go! Or if we prefer to use an oil instead of lotion or creams on our body, we can then purchase a carrier oil such as almond oil, pour some into a bottle & add the essential oils we prefer and again we have a lovely, scented oil. Plus, any of these are healthy and nourishing for our skin and the essential oils will have added healing benefits! I have included a few recipes below for your consideration and please let me know what you think!

Moisturizing Body Lotion
Take a 50ml jar and sanitize by pouring boiling water over jar and lid, let dry.

Fill jar with natural, unscented body lotion and add: 5 drops geranium EO
16 drops lavender EO
4 drops rosewood EO

Mix together with a stir stick, popsicle stick whatever you have and you are done! Cream will last stay fresh approx.6 months.

Homemade Basic Cream

Take a 120ml jar and sanitize by pouring boiling water over jar and lid, let dry.

Over double boiler mix 75ml almond oil and 15g beeswax, stir until melted and remove from heat.

Add 12 drops geranium EO
35 lavender EO
10 rosewood EO

Stir until well mixed and pour into clean jar. It will set up in few minutes. Done!
Will stay fresh approx.6mths.

Another idea is you can pour the almond oil into a 50ml bottle and add the oils to that and you will have a lovely oil you can use after your bath or shower! Or you can even take some of this oil and pour a bit into your bath to have a luxurious soak and have soft, supple skin after Smiling

These are few ideas to get us started and I hope you find them beneficial!
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Apr 18, 2010 6:57 PM CST
Name: Sally
East Central Kentucky
Thanks for the flexible, customizable suggestions!
Living sustainably comes with learning to see the world in a new way.
Apr 19, 2010 10:14 AM CST
Name: Sylvia
Ontario, Canada
Let me know if you try them and how they work out! Any questions??
Apr 19, 2010 10:32 AM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
Hope you don't mind my placing a Recipe
This is very easy to make


1 part vegetable shortening
1 part vegetable oil
1 part beeswax

Melt the shortening and beeswax a double boiler or a little pan in a bigger pan of simmering water. Stir in the vegetable oil. Pour into cups/molds and let cool. Pop out of “mold” and it’s ready to use. The beeswax will fragrance the bars with a nice, light honey smell, or you can stir in a little essential oil before you pour it into the molds.

To use: Let the warmth of your hand melt a little of the bar and rub into dry skin–hands, feet, elbows, etc.

Yes, it’s oily at first. It’s REAL. And it does absorb in.
do the paper test after rubbing the lotion in press your hand on to some white paper .. you won't see a mark
Apr 19, 2010 12:00 PM CST
Name: Sally
East Central Kentucky
That does sound like a simple recipe and might be good for air travelers who need to minimize bottled products having to go through airport security. My herb club is having a program May 15th on herbal spa products you can make at home, so I will offer these (and any other) suggestions you might have.
Living sustainably comes with learning to see the world in a new way.
Apr 19, 2010 12:33 PM CST
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
I took a few bars as gifts on a flight to CO. last month, they didnt have to be in the ziplock bag ...

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