I live on the east coast. It’s winter, and I say that with a not too happy face. 😐 I don’t love the winter. (I laugh every time I see that meme go around on Facebook that says, “The air hurts my face. Why am I living where the air hurts my face?”) #thetruth This winter has had some colder than normal days.
I do love the freshly fallen snow, and snuggling inside when we have no where to go—with a cup of hot cocoa in my hand and a fire going. In other words, I don’t mind hibernating. 🙂
I don’t love when I have to leave the house, fight the tundra of cold outside, and then have epic battles with dry skin. My kids battle this too, on their little hands and around their mouths.
Anybody else with me?
I have tried tons of things on the market for dry skin. In years past, the conventional products never helped. I tried some natural products and they worked a little, but I wasn’t super impressed. So what did I do?
I looked to my essential oils. Shocker! But I have had so much success with frankincense and lavender for skin related things that I thought, let’s give this a try.
Google, my very trusty friend, helped out as I searched the Internet for a recipe. I found one that I really have been loving these past three months, so it is time to share.
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond oil
1 oz. bar of beeswax
30 drops Lavender oil
30 drops Frankincense oil
30 drops Melaleuca oil
- Melt the first three ingredients under low heat. Allow the melted mixture to rest and cool for a few minutes before adding in the oils. You do this so you don’t lessen the potency of the oils with the heat.
- Once slightly cooled, add your essential oils and mix. Then add to your container. I used a glass bottle I got off the Target $1 rack, but small mason jars would work well too.
- Allow to cool completely, and then you are ready to use.
Texture of Soothing Cream is soft and smells great. Recipe Credit: I used a recipe I found from Chickadee Homestead.
The whole family has been using this so frequently that I leave it out on the bathroom counter in our master bath. It calms and soothes dry skin and really any type of skin irritant, boo boo, bump—you name it. I use this in place of conventional antibiotic ointments.
The best part. It works so well. I know exactly what is in it. And there are no chemicals.
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[Note: It is super simple to make this and you can grab organic coconut oil, almond oil and beeswax from Amazon, but be super careful what type of essential oils you put inside. When you buy oils at the big name stores, you are not getting pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. You are getting oils that have synthetics in them. They can burn and irritate the skin. Be safe and only use the best essential oils on your skin. Friends don’t let friends buy oils at the grocery store.]