The following 2 recipies are from the book “The Healing Power of essential oils” by Eric Zielinski, D.C.
1 table spoon bees wax, 2 table spoons organic, unrefined coconut oil, 2.5 teaspoons unrefined shea butter, 5 drops Vitamin E oil, 3 drops ginger essential oil, 2 drops peppermint essential oil
set glass measuring cup or jar in saucepan filled with an inch of water. Place beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter in jar and melt over medium heat, stirring occasionally. When ingredients are melted, remove the jar from pan and quickly stir in Vitamin E and essential oils. Pour into small tins, let cool. apply small amount onto lips. If allergic to beeswax you can try candelilla wax or bayberry wax. Makes about 15 small balm tubes or tins.
ANTI AGEING BODY BUTTER
1 cup unrefined shea butter, 1 cup Mama Z’s oils base (see below), 5 drops essential oils (see suggested blends below).
Melt Shea Butter in double boiler, let it cool. Once cool enough to handle pour into medium glass bowl. Add Mama Z’s oil base and essential oils. Chill until partly solidified (about 15 mins). Whip to a butter like consistency with handheld mixer. Store in mason jar.
Mama Z’s oil base: 54 ounces / 1.5 kg coconut oil melted, 16 ounces / 453 grams sweet almond oil, 8 ounces / 226 grams Jojoba oil, 4 ounces 113 g Vitamin E. Mix everything and store in jars. You can use handmixer. Malt coconut oil gently first if hard. Lasts for up to 1-2 years if stored in cool and dark place. Can be used for balms, salves and butters.
Essential Oil blends for beauty and anti-ageing: 20 drops Helichrysum, 10 drops Frankincense, 10 drops Sandalwood, 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Ylang Ylang. OR 20 drops Ylang Ylang, 10 drops Geranium, 10 drops Lavender, 10 drops Rose absolute. You can swap any of those. I usually don’t use citrus oils in body butters because of sun sensitivity.
Other blend ideas: You can use the doTERRA Salubelle blend for nourishing your skin, Ice Blue for an after excercise rub, Aromatouch for massage or morning rub, Roman Chamomile and Blue Tansy for before bed.