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Please understand that I use the term "recipe" loosely.I have made my own body oil for a couple of decades now, and use it every single day. I am going to share with you the ingredients that I use and why I use them. I am one of those cooks that adds a little of this and a little of that, and somehow it always turns out good, but a batch is never again to be duplicated. So feel free to experiment. It is impossible to mess up so don't worry!
We will be using a variety of essential oils - you can use any brand that you want. I mostly use Plant Therapy Oils simply because they are the best quality for the least amount of money I have found, and I use a lot of oils! There are some oils that I use that Plant therapy does not carry and then I have to find another brand - when this happens I just look for an oil that is 100% pure.
Ok for the oil base I use a mixture of several oils
I start off using equal amounts of each and then depending on the time of year, I adjust it. In the summer I tend to be more oily so I may go back and add more hazelnut oil and rice bran to make it a little dryer where as in the winter, my skin is dryer and I may add more walnut and peach kernel to increase the heaviness. All of these oils tend to be light and absorb really well into the skin.
Avocado Fruit Oil - this oil is very high in vitamin E and penetrates deeply into the skin
Hazelnut Oil. This is rich in vitamin E, magnesium, potassium and calcium. This helps tone and tighten the skin and feels like a "dry oil"
Kukui Nut Oil Has vitamins A,C and E and composed of 42 percent linoleic acid and 29 percent alpha-linolenic acid. This is non greasy and easily absorbs into the deeper layers of the skin
Rice Bran Oil is full of antioxidants it penetrates deep into the skin- helps give the skin more elasticity and helps it look smoother and more plump
Apricot Kernel Oil is high in B17 , anti fungal, anti microbial and is a great carrier oil, slightly moisturizing
Walnut Oil anti fungal, rich in omega 3, fights wrinkles and is non greasy
Peach Kernel Oil high in vitamin E, has a shelf life of 2 years light and non greasy.
Since I use the oil every single day, I make approx. 16 oz at a time. I start with equal amounts of the oils, putting them in an empty 20 oz bottle ( this gives me room to adjust my recipe) , then shake up my bottle really good then take take a little dab and put it on the back of my hand and make sure that it is the consistency that I want. Adjust as needed.
Then I add essential oils for fragrance - this is totally personal preference. I use Plant Therapy essential oils because they are great quality and great prices.There are some oils that I use that Plant therapy doesn't carry in that case I purchase them through young living or Doterra or where ever I can find 100% pure quality oils.
Essential oils are a huge part of a holistic lifestyle, so it is best to get a book that covers them all. I have many many books on oils and I refer back to them all the time. My two favorite books are Reference guide for essential oils, this book is my favorite because it covers all of the oils as well as blends, it explains the uses and benefits of oils as well as blending tips, and it's in a spiral binder and very user friendly, you can look up information by the oil, or by the symptom. It is a book put out by Young living, but you do not have to use young living oils, you can, but it is not necessary as long as you are using 100% pure good quality oils. I do use young living, Doterra and several other brands of oils when Plant therapy does not carry the oil that I want. But my go to is Plant therapy because it's a quality oil that is affordable. Maybe it's just me, but I like to get the most bang for my buck - I want quality and affordability, I will never skip on quality but I don't want to pay more than necessary. My second favorite book is The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
Every essential oil has a different purpose, and a different smell. It is totally personal preference which oils you use. For the most part, I prefer my body oil to smell like a perfume. You can play around with what smells good to you as well as what fits your particular needs. Here are my typical oils that I use.
With my blend I start of with 10-15 drops of lavender and then 3 drops of the following. I then take my bottle of oil that I am creating and I roll it between my palms for 2-3 minutes ( I don't shake it) after I am finished rolling it. I take a little dab and put it on my wrist - smell it and wait a couple of minutes and then smell it again. With this blend we will have high, medium and low notes - so it takes a couple of minutes to know how it will actually smell on us on work with our chemistry. Then from there I adjust accordingly - if it smells to musky, I will add more jasmine, bergmont, grapefruit and/or rose. If it is too sweet I will add more patchouli, sandalwood and Rosewood.
Jasmine - effects our emotions. Creates a feeling of confidence, euphoria and optimism. It reduces anxiety and depression and is also known to be an aphrodisiac. Jasmine represents Hope, happiness, and love. it also helps with eczema.
Bergamot- Helps relieve depression, eczema,varicose veins,parasites, stress and indigestion. It is a natural insect repellent and is uplifting and said to help open up the heart chakra.
Frankincense- helps with aging, wound healing, high blood pressure, increases spiritual awareness and helps balance emotions
Geranium-this helps balance the hormones, helps with depression, digestion and helps detoxify the liver. Opens the liver chakra, releases negative memories leaving us feeling more peaceful and joyful.
Grapefruit- helps promote weight loss, helps with migraine headaches , has a cleansing effect, on the kidneys, lymphatic and vascular system, helps with cellulite. It is uplifting, balancing and helps relieve anxiety.
Lavender- Lavender helps heal the skin and is a universal balancing oil is also a natural insect repellent - if ever in doubt use lavender - there is very little that it doesn't help. If I was only going to have only one oil in my cabinet it would be lavender.
Rose- helps with aging, wrinkles, scarring, frigidity it can be used as an aphrodisiac, it is stimulating and elevates the mind and produces an overall feeling of well being.
Sandalwood- helps with wrinkles, sciatic nerves, depression, lymphatic system, acne, awakens the life force, increases meditation, helps us accept others and situation more easily. Calms, harmonizes and balances our emotions.
Ylang Ylang- helps lower high blood pressure, balances our energy and hormones, releases stress and tension. It influences sexual energy and enhances relationships.
Heilichrysum- tissue repair, bruises, scarring, natural sunscreen, blood cleansing, helps remove heavy metals and toxins, pain reducer, varicose veins, regenerates tissue, helps relieve anger and promotes forgiveness.
Lemon- helps with weight loss, varicose veins,cellulite, gout, heartburn, kidney stones, parasites and increases physical energy
Rosewood- wrinkles, acne, eczema, creates skin elasticity and slows the aging process
White Lotus- helps with liver spots, emotional and spiritual well being
Patchouli - wrinkles, tones and tightens the skin, cellulite, curbs appetite, insect repellent, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti fungal, decongestant, is calming and relaxing
Rosehip - helps with pre mature aging, tones and tightens the skin, promotes skin regeneration and helps with scarring
I hope you enjoy your new body oil! If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me!