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I made the switch from using body lotion to body oil about a year ago, and I haven’t looked back.  I have fairly dry skin and I find the body oil does a much better job of moisturizing my skin AND it just feels much more luxurious!

Making your own body oil (which can also double as a massage oil) is easy, cost effective, and best of all completely customizable and chemical free.  A couple things to keep in mind when applying body oil though: (1) a little goes a LONG way and (2) it’s best to apply the oil right after a shower or bath, so that the oil can seep into the skin and hydrate better (when skin is a little damp it’s like a sponge, soaking up all the oily goodness).

Have fun playing with your essential oil scent options!  You can really go wild here.  Here are a few of my favorites:

Relaxing Blend(s)- lavender alone, lavender and roman chamomile combo, lavender and cedarwood combo, lavender and vanilla combo

Sensual Blend- ylang ylang, wild orange (or bergamot) and sandalwood combo

Skin Healing Blend- lavender, tea tree and frankincense combo

Creamsicle Blend- wild orange and vanilla combo

 

DIY Body Oil

air tight glass or aluminum container with a pump (mine is a 250ml size)

jojoba oil

fractionated coconut oil (stays liquid at room temperature)*

essential oils of choice**

 

Fill your container half way with jojoba oil (I suggest using a funnel, to make life easier).  Fill the rest of the way with fractionated coconut oil, leaving a small space at the top for your essential oils and the pump.  Add your essential oils, put on the lid/pump, shake (cover the little pump opening first), and apply.

*you can substitute a different carrier oil here if you want (like almond oil, avocado oil or grape seed oil).  For more information on different carrier oils check out my post “What is a Carrier Oil?

**for a 250ml sized bottle I use about 20-30 drops of essential oil.  You can add more or less depending on how strong you would like your scent and how potent the oils you are using are.

 

Nature’s Vibe carries a wide variety of carrier oils, essential oils and DIY supplies.  If you are interested in learning more DIY recipes and about essential oils be sure to check out the Nature’s Vibe Workshop Calendar and Facebook page for upcoming workshops!