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How To Make Your Own Body Oil

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We love our natural, fancy skin care products as much as the next hot mess, but once in a while it’s fun to get down n’ dirty and DIY. Invite over a couple homies and have a crafting party! The great thing about this is – there is no EXACT science to it. Play around with more or less of a particular ingredient until you reach your desired scent and consistency. Are you broke as a joke? Buy great (cheap) vintage jars at your favorite Salvation Army, or get bottles in bulk from any of the suppliers below. We love the vintage feel and look to old Ball Mason Jars, but some peeps (ahem) are too clumsy to use glass in the shower. Those folks are better off with non-leaching plastic containers. Anyhooters, put together gorgeous scrubs or oils, toss a couple of dried flowers into the mix, make a cute homemade label, tie the lid with brown twine, and OUILA! A fabulous gift for anyone, made with love, without chemicals, and on a dime. Want to get all fancy pants on our ass? Learn more elaborate skill at a potions and lotions class (we did!) at your local YMCA or crafts emporium. For now, try out the basics below; Ready to get started? Good. You can buy supplies through any of the links below, but you may just find what you need sitting in your kitchen right now.

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Make your own;

BODY OIL

  • 1 ounce grapeseed oil
  • 1 ounce sunflower
  • 1 ounce wheat germ oil
  • 4 ounce jojoba oil
  • 12 drops of Essential oil (your choice – but some we love are lemongrass, gardenia, patchouli, and Sandalwood)

Combine oils in a bottle, shake gently to blend, then use for absolutely anything from making your bod shine to taming uber wild locks.

BODY SCRUB

  • 1/2 cup Sea Salt, Sugar, or Coffee (yep, any of the three would work)
  • 4 Tbsp Grapeseed Oil
  • ¼ cup Baking Soda
  • 5-6 drops of Essential oil

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Consider yourself done, lazy mo’ fo’.

BODY LOTION

  • 3 Tbsp Emulsifying wax
  • 3 Tbsp Avocado oil
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable glycerin
  • 1 Tsp Shea Butter
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 15 drops essential oil

Mix with hand mixer for under 1 minute. Funnel mixture into bottle.

FIZZY BATH BOMBS

  • 1 part citric acid
  • 2 parts baking soda
  • Witch hazel or water in a spray bottle
  • Coloring of your choice (you can find bathbomb coloring on most of the natural sites above)
  • Essential oil of your choice (depending on how much citric acid/ baking soda you use)

In a large mixing bowl; mix together the citric acid and baking soda very well. Add color. A little goes a long way, wait til later to see the color pop. Add your essential oils. Next use a water bottle to slowly spritz witch hazel or water on your mixture. Roll a ball of the glop into your hands and roll it back and forth (using the spritzer sparingly) to harden it into a very tight, hardly packed ball. This is not the easiest of the recipes, and may take you a few tries ’til you perfect it. Do not get the mixture TOO wet, or it will fizz before you want it to. Still, you will have fun trying and will eventually get used to it. — We will share more of our DIY recipes in the very near future. If your panties are all in a bunch and you want it NOW, Daddy… well hang on Veruca, cuz Momma’s got you covered. Check out this divine recipe for Lavender soap that smells like absolute heaven. And please do use the “comments” to share your own faves, if you so choose. Smell ya later!!!

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Readers Comments (19)

  1. […] And let’s not forget your face, Make your own damn body oils, bath bombs, and moisturizer.  It’s really simple and just as fun.  Not to mention, you actually know what’s going on your epidermis.  Here are our favorite body product recipes.  READ: Aromatherapy 101: Make Your Own Aromatherapy Lotions And Potions. READ: Make Your Own Body Oils. […]

  2. […] And REMEMBER, you can always DIY and make a body oil from your favorite essential oils. […]




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