DIY After Bath (or Shower) Aromatic Body Oil

April 11, 2018

 

Aromatic body oil can add moisture to the skin and support vital energy. In the morning smoothing on a post shower energizing body oil blend can invigorate the day and leave your skin feeling nourished. You can also make facial serums but we'll save that for another day.

 

A bath (or shower) followed a relaxing scented body oil can help your unwind, put the day into perspective, and prepare for sleep.

 

Making a body oil is quite easy, versatile, and has no need for preservatives. I like jojoba because is absorbs easily and is good for dry skin and soothes itching and irritated skin. Other excellent choices include apricot kernel or almond oil for their skin softening and soothing properties. Or you can try more exotic oils like baobab which improves skin tone and is deeply nourishing or marula oil which is high in oleic acid contributes to healthy skin. Or you can try a combination.

 

Then you'll need to add your essential oils. 10-12 drops per ounce is a perfect dilution for everyday massage and moisturizing. Try 5-6 drops per ounce (1%) for children, elderly, or those with sensitive skin. And you'll choose oils that match your intention: relaxing, energizing, skin nourishing for example.

 

Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

 

Rest and Relax After Bath Oil:

 

1/2 oz jojoba oil

1/2 oz apricot kernel oil

3 drops lavender

2 drops bergamot mint

2 drops rosewood

2 drops green mandarin

1 drop cedarwood

1 drop ylang-ylang

 

Combine all oils in a one ounce container and gently mix. Apply as desired after bath or shower.

 

For an energizing blend:

 

Rise and Shine After Shower Oil:

 

/2 oz jojoba oil

1/2 oz apricot kernel oil

3 drops Rosemary

3 drops Orange

2 drops peppermint

2 drop ravintsara or eucalyptus

 

Combine all oils in a one ounce container and gently mix. Apply as desired after bath or shower.

 

If you'd like to share a body oil blend you've made and love comment below or on our facebook page

 

If you have questions about aromatherapy contact Tricia.

 

Aromatic blessings!

Tricia

 

 

 

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