(Photo: Flickr User Brown Butter Beauty / Etsy Shop) By Julia Comey I have always been a beauty junkie and love a good body moisturizing oil. I started making my homemade body oils a few years ago and now I can’t stop. I still purchase oils because I enjoy supporting beauty brands, but I love making my own oils even more. The key to homemade oils is the type of oils for scenting. There are fragrance oils and essential oils which you must pay attention to. Essential oils cannot be applied directly to the skin, but fragrance oils can be applied directly to the skin. Also, essential oils have been known to have healing properties, while fragrance oils are for your pure beauty enjoyment. I go back and forth between both. In the study of Ayurveda, oils can aid in many ailments. When I want a perfect oil to accent my standard lotion I use sweet almond oil with 5-10 drops of honeysuckle and jasmine essential oils. This can be worn alone or with a scent. It’s fun to experiment and play with all the combinations!
References Aromatherapy: Recipes for Beauty, Health, and Well-Being by Victoria Edwards Perfumes, Splashes and Colognes by Nancy M. Booth
Cobalt blue glasses size is your preference Essential oils Fragrance oils Carrier oils My favorite place online to buy oils are From Nature With Love and Aura Cacia. If I don’t order online I seek out a natural health food store or Whole Foods to find what I need.
Step 1: Make sure the glass bottles are clean and that all lids fit securely. Dry the glasses completely by placing them upside in the dishwasher or counter top with a towel underneath. Step 2: Fill the glass bottle 3/4 of the way from the top with the preferred oils. This will prevent the oils from spilling out once you put the pump inside. Step 3: Add 5-10 drops of essential or fragrance oil. Allow the drops to penetrate the oil. Let rest for 10 minutes. Step 4: Put the pump dispenser inside the bottle and shake to evenly distribute. Pump a small amount of the oil in your hand. From the point you can add more oils for a stronger scent if you prefer. Step 5: Enjoy your new oil body moisturizer! About the Author: Julia Coney is the create of All About the Pretty, a website to devoted to all things beautiful. Julia’s philosophy is that beauty is a lifestyle and not just a product.