My Young Living oils addiction grows every time I make anything homemade and throw out more of my processed store bought products. Ever since my youngest was born with severe eczema from head to toe I have had to be really careful about basically everything that touches his skin. Gone were my delicious laundry soaps, dryer sheets, smelly lotions, luxurious shampoos, and bath soaps. It was hello to a world of bland, boring, plain, non delicious smelling EVERYTHING. And I am a sniffer - so this was a tragedy.
One of my oldest friends in the world, Amanda Swopes introduced me to Young Living this past year - and it has revolutionized our home and the way we clean, deal with sicknesses, do laundry, and even our skincare. Hence this amazing skin cream recipe that I am sharing with you today! I am rationing this tiny jar of goodness, and my kids BEG for just a dab on their hands. It smells like chocolate and feels like silky creamy frosting! It has saved my dry winter skin from cracking and itching and driving me crazy. Best of all - it is SO SIMPLE to make. And makes a perfectly adorable and economical gift.
Amanda has created an amazing website to share her knowledge of integrating essential oils into your life called Amandas Apothecary. This recipe and commentary is pulled directly off her site (because she explains it better than I can!)
Use equal amounts of: (at least 1/4 cup of each works best for mixing)
- organic coconut oil (I like the Nutiva brand from Costco)
- organic shea butter (I buy here)
- organic cocoa butter (I buy here)