My hands and body have been so flaky and my cuticles are a mess! It’s surprising because I use all types of moisturizing soaps and oils, drink lots of water and take supplements. I made this blend to nourish my skin and be ready for the spring! This is good for all over the body, elbows, knees, feet , not sure I would use it on my face; I have sensitive skin, so I would be a bit cautious.
Here are the ingredients: Which makes about 10 oz
Kokum Butter- 7.5 Tbsp
Shea Butter- 2.5 Tbsp
Cocoa Butter- 5 flakes
Jojoba Oil- 4 Tbsp
Castor Oil- 4 Tbsp
Essental Oils: Carrot Seed(15d), Rosemary(10d) and Vetiver(10d)
Double Boiler, Glass measuring cup, and measuring spoons and a glass container to combine all the essential oils together and containers to put the balm in.
- Put the water in the bottom of the double boiler. Put it on low.
- Combine all the butters into the glass measuring cup, then put it into the double boiler top part.
- Let them melt, keep an eye as it doesn’t take too long and you don’t want to burn or heat the oils too much. When they are about melted add the jojoba oil and castor oil. Once the are all mixed and melted take off the burner.
- Let it cool off for about 3-5 min. I poured oil melted balm into a glass measuring cup ( I have a big one) and then I added the essential oils, then combine. I then had some glass jars that I poured the balm into.
- Let the jars sit for a while to cool off, I would say a few hours. Then enjoy!!
Tip : When cleaning up let all the oily stuff glass measuring cups, utensils etc. soak in a bath of hot soapy water. I first wipe down with a paper towel to get the first round of oil stuff off, then use a bit of alcohol and then let it sit in hot soapy water for a while. Then you can put in your dishwasher or hand wash!
Nutritional Value of this Balm:
Kokum Butter-Very emollient and it helps with regeneration of the skin, non-clogging, antioxidant, softens the skin and is a good stabilizer for the balm( meaning it helps the longevity of the balm holding up over a longer period of time.) Doesn’t mean to keep this balm for 3 years. Just sayin:).
Shea Butter- Has vitamins A & E. Which are good for moisture, inflammation and dry skin.
Cocoa Butter- This is loaded with essential fatty acids which are nourishing, antioxidant and hydrating to the skin. Which helps the skin look younger, plumper and keeps the moisture in the skin.
Jojoba Oil-vitamins E & B. Very similar to our own skins ph level. This is softening and soothing to the skin.
Castor Oil- Emollient , humectant and gives a healthy sheen.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil- very good for skin sensitivities : eczema, psoriasis and it also regenerates the cells of the skin. Anti-aging, helps with wrinkles and fine lines, skin rashes. Revitalizing to the skin.
Rosemary Essential Oil– Good for circulation, overworked muscles and invigorates the body.
Vetiver Essential Oil– Relaxing, good for the connective tissue of the skin. Helps keep our skin tight!
Hope you enjoyed and please feel free to reach out with any questions!
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The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy by Salvatore Battaglia.