Homemade Essential Oil Body Cream

Healthy, Chemical Free, Body Creams
Healthy, Chemical Free, Body Creams
Organic Oils & High Quality Essential Oils
Organic Oils & High Quality Essential Oils

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Did you know that there’s a significant amount of research that shows that chemical exposure actually interferes with the function of your DNA and can be passed down through generations? Frightening.

Have you ever researched any of the chemicals and their side effects in the processed foods you’re eating or the lotions and other things you’re putting on your skin every day? The most troubling part is that we go through life thinking that if manufacturers are allowed to sell it, then it must be “just fine” for us.

The good news is that you can control a lot of the harmful things you’re being exposed to.

By being more mindful about the quality and type of food you consume and by paying attention to the ingredients in your body care items, you have the ability to not only reverse damage on your own body, but change the damage that you would have otherwise passed down to future generations. You can help your body instead of hindering it and alter potential harm to your future generations.  Exciting!

And if you’re past the age of giving birth to a future generation, you can certainly still teach the next one how to live a healthier life.

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Now before you get overwhelmed and all of the voices in your head start yelling, “I’m TOO busy, I have a life, I have X number of children I have to focus on, I don’t have the financial means, I’m too tired, I’m already overwhelmed in my life…maybe next month, maybe next year I can focus on my own health…” You know the voices…

My goal is not to police every single thing or be so paranoid you can’t enjoy life. My goal is for you and I to go through the life we’ve been given at our healthiest level possible. To limit the toxic burden in our own little way.

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To begin to educate ourselves and make baby steps to change things one piece at a time, is not a radical thought process. Whatever tiny things we can do to increase our awareness and begin to treat our bodies better is worth it.

One really easy way that has a huge impact on your health…stop overburdening your body with chemicals by changing what you put on your skin. Simple as that.

Just baby steps, that’s all.

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Making home made lotion is simple! It’s fun. It smells fantastic. It makes wonderful gifts. It feels fabulous on your skin. It’s easy, and it’s healthy because its chemical and toxin free.

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It doesn’t have to be expensive because you control what goes into it. You can be as simple about it, or as extravagant about it as you wish.

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Begin to think about taking control of your health just one little step at a time. Those steps add up to a healthier and happier daily existence for you and your family.

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Set aside a bit of time for yourself, turn on some relaxing music, and start experimenting.

*This is a fantastic family project that can easily be done with children. Just be mindful to NEVER leave children unattended with essential oils.

Have fun and keep in touch. I would love to hear what exciting experiments have worked for you!

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Joyful Day Body Cream

*Makes about 1 1/2 to 2 Cups

1 Cup Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil, solid room temp

2 teaspoons Organic Jojoba Oil

1 Tablespoon Purified Water

8 Drops of YL Joy Essential Oil

9 Drops of YL Stress Away Essential Oil

Whip coconut oil in mixer on high for 5 minutes, scraping down twice in between. With mixer on medium, slowly drizzle the Jojoba oil and the water into the oils, scraping down the sides once or twice. Turn off mixer, add the essential oils and beat on high for 4-5 minutes scraping down once or twice. Spoon into container and seal.

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Lift Me Up Body Cream

*Makes 2 1/2 – 3 Cups

2 Cups Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil, solid room temp

1 Tablespoon Organic Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Purified Water

25 Drops of YL Lemon Essential Oil

25 Drops of YL Peppermint Essential Oil

16 Drops of YL Tangerine Oil

Whip coconut in mixer on high for 5 minutes, scraping down twice in between. With mixer on medium, slowly drizzle the olive oil and the water into the oils, scraping down the sides once or twice. Turn off mixer, add the essential oils and beat on high for 4-5 minutes scraping down once or twice. Spoon into container and seal.

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Rest Well Bedtime Body Cream

*Makes 2 1/2 – 3 Cups

1 Cup Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, solid room temp

1 Cup Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil, solid room temp

1 Tablespoon Organic Jojoba Oil

25 Drops of YL Valor Essential Oil

13 Drops of YL Lavender Essential Oil

 Whip shea and coconut oil in mixer on high for 5 minutes, scraping down twice in between. With mixer on medium, slowly drizzle the jojoba into the oils, scraping down the sides once or twice. Turn off mixer, add the essential oils and beat on high for 4-5 minutes scraping down once or twice. Spoon into container and seal.

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Miracle Relief Sore Joint & Muscle Body Cream

*Makes 1 1/2 – 2 Cups

1/2 Cup Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, solid room temp

1/2 Cup Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil, solid room temp

2 Tablespoons Organic Olive Oil

72 Drops of YL PanAway Essential Oil

50 Drops of YL Frankinsence Essential Oil

75 Drops of YL Eucalyptus Globulus Oil

Whip shea and coconut oil in mixer on high for 5 minutes, scraping down twice in between. With mixer on medium, slowly drizzle the olive oil into the oils, scraping down the sides once or twice. Turn off mixer, add the essential oils and beat on high for 4-5 minutes scraping down once or twice. Spoon into container and seal.

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Acne Zapper Night Time Blemish Treatment

1/2 Cup Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil, solid room temp

1/4 Cup Organic Unrefined Shea Butter, solid room temp

15 Drops of YL Frankinsence Essential Oil

30 Drops of YL Lemon Essential Oil

25 Drops of YL Malaleuca Alternifiolia (Tea Tree Oil)

Whip shea and coconut oil in mixer on high for 5 minutes, scraping down twice in between. Turn off mixer, add the essential oils and beat on high for 4-5 minutes scraping down once or twice. Spoon into container and seal.

**I am not a physician or health care practitioner. These opinions are my own and the cream recipes are in no way meant to treat any ailment or illness. 

12 Comments on “Homemade Essential Oil Body Cream

  1. These are great recipes! Thanks a lot for the info, it really makes one think about what’s around us and what we are eating. I’ll try your creams, specially the last one for my teenage girls 😉
    Have a Joyful Day!

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  2. I didn’t realise you’d been unwell for so long. Great that you’ve done all that research and worked out how to heal yourself. I try to reduce the amount of chemicals and toxins we have in our home as well and I never buy GMO foods – they have to be labelled here. Ridiculous that your foods aren’t labelled. I love your creams and would love to make them. I will try to pin them but I had trouble pinning your muffins yesterday and couldn’t get it to work. Will keep trying xx

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  3. Lovely recipes, thank you. How long is their shelf life and do they need to go in the fridge after opening?

    Happy Holidays!

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    • Hi Venetia! I’ve never had a batch go bad, but Ive always used them up within a few months. They will liquify if placed in an overly warm area. No need to refrigerate unless you live in a warm climate.

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  4. I totally agree with what you said, that’s why I’m planning to make some for my 4yo girl. I’m planning to make a batch my BFFs for this christmas, hope they’ll like it!

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  5. I absolutely agree and make mine too plus my own soap, and another very terrifying thing is suntan lotion, just wear a HAT! it worked since time immemorial and if you track the rise of skin cancer it has risen in direct relation to the rise in use of suntan lotions. Wear a hat and sleeves! Cheaper too!. Have a gorgeous day.. Your house must smell delicious when you are making the lotions..ps, do you have a fav lasagne recipe? Or a favourite gluten free laasagne pasta? c

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    • There’s so many non-toxic natural things that work as good or better than synthetic, chemical products on the market. I think people are becoming more aware…I sure hope so.

      So far I’ve only tried the Tinkyada gluten free lasagna noodles. They are a rice noodle (the blue package with rice bran) and very good. You can order them on Amazon if you can’t find them near you. Here’s my recipe for gluten free & dairy free lasagna, of course you can eat dairy so you can ignore the dairy free part! 🙂 https://gluten-free-zen.com/2011/03/13/gluten-free-dairy-free-lasagna/

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