A couple weeks ago, feeling the need for something more moisturizing, I began to search through hundreds of recipes for lotions and deodorants. I wanted both to be made with a limited number of ingredients, all of which I had on hand, without a whole lot of crazy instructions, and I wanted them to work. My skin was feeling winter!
After a lot of searching and weeding through, some playing, some substitutions, well, I'm pretty happy with this blend of moisture, oil, and scent.
Best of all, the recipes took me FIVE minutes, and since each made about about a cup, I won't be needing to spare another five minutes to make them for months!
Wild Orange, Lavender Moisturizer
1/2 c Shea Butter
2 TB Coconut Oil
15 drops of doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil
15 drops of doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil
1. Melt oils in a double boiler.
2. Freeze the mixture until solid.
3. Using an electric whisk or small blender, combine oil mixture with essential oils.
4. I store mine in a little mason jar like this on our bathroom counter. A little goes a long way!
3 TB coconut oil
5 TB Baking Soda
2 TB Shea Butter
10 drops of doTERRA Essential Lavender Oil
1. Melt coconut oil and shea butter in a double boiler
2. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda and essential oil.
3. Put mixture into a container. I use the same one I use for the moisturizer.
4. If the deodorant is liquid, put in fridge until it solidifies. Once it does, it will stay a solid as long as it doesn't get too hot.
Use a pea size amount and apply with fingers. Unlike other rub on deodorants I've made and used, this one does not leave oil stains on my clothes (bonus) or a powdery film (double bonus).
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