We interrupt this regularly scheduled series, Organize Your Heart and Home, to bring you this special announcement about Healing Body Butter!
Today, I am sticking an extra post into my day because I am participating in an awesome series with 7 other wonderful ladies called Healthy Living, Healthy Home!
Once a month for the next three months, we will be sharing how we use Young Living Essential Oils in our homes to promote healthy living for our families.
You can check out all of the other wonderful posts by clicking on the links at the bottom of this post.
AND be sure to read to the bottom of the post to enter to win the Thieves Premium Starter Kit!
But first, I want to show you this easy Healing Body Butter I made with my essential oils.
Why did I make my own body butter? Maybe this will help explain…
Over the past year, I have been amazed at all I have learned about the terrible toxins we are putting in our bodies everyday. Learning about how to use essential oils in my home has helped me get on the right track, although I still have a long way to go. There is so much more I have to learn, but I know I am headed in the right direction.
I am slowly taking baby steps to rid my home of things that are harmful to me and my children.
Besides my faith, I think teaching my children how to naturally care for their bodies is one of the best gifts I can give them. And it is my prayer that they will pass it down to their children, my grandchildren. What a blessing it would be to see future generations not have to deal with some of the terrible health problems our generation has endure because of the harmful things we have put on and in our bodies.
So, I have made changes in my medicine cabinet, and in some of my cleaning supplies, and I desire to use better skin care and beauty products as well.
I was super excited about making this body butter! My hands are so chapped and dry from this cold weather that they sting all day. I wanted something natural and safe that I could use on my skin to help it heal.
This Healing Body Butter is soooo easy to make!
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 raw shea butter
2 oz. of sweet almond oil
10 drops Lavender essential oil
10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
(Or you can substitute the essential oil of your choice.)
*I only recommend Young Living Essential Oils. They are the best!
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and shea butter together. Stir.
2. Remove from heat and pour in a mixing bowl.
3. Set mixing bowl in refrigerator for about an hour or more (depends on how cold your fridge is,) or until the mixture is semi-solid. (You don’t want it to harden completely back up.)
4. Remove from refrigerator and begin mixing it in an electric mixer on a low speed.
5. Add sweet almond oil slowly to mixture.
6. Increase speed of mixer to high.
7. Add Essential Oils.
8. Whip mixture for about 10 minutes until super light and fluffy.
9. Divide body butter into containers of choice.
I used Lavender essential oil because “it has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. Therapeutic-grade lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. It may be used to soothe and cleanse common cuts, bruises, and skin irritations.”
I used Cedarwood essential oil because it “has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma. It is relaxing and soothing when used for massage, and has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin.”
I’ve used this healing body butter on my hands for only a day, and I cannot believe how smooth my hands already feel. Yay!
Have you made your own body butter before?
Here are the links to the other wonderful blog posts about Healthy Living, Healthy Home. Be sure to check them out!
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