Thursday, 17 September 2015

Making some basic foot/hand cream

Solid organic coconut oil was weighed (2oz) before being put into a small pan:
Once melted a level tablespoon of oil was added (this time I used Sweet Almond oil):
Once mixed well, my chosen essential oils were added - Carrot Seed, Rosemary and Lemon Balm:
The re-purposed O-- of O--- containers were then filled (gave me 1 1/2 containers worth) and put into the fridge to cool:
Lids screwed on. The full one is staying in the fridge, the front one is in the lounge where it will stay semi-solid until we light the wood-burner, then it will have to be stored in the fridge.
I tried some on my hands and feet last night, they are becoming very soft, especially the hard skin. DB said is smells strange but okay. I decided it smelt a little like lemon Vick!

Anyhow, the only thing I need to do is scoop a little out, rub it in, put on a pair of old socks. Mind you, my feet are usually so warm it drops off if I am not careful so might need to use a towel to protect clothing!

6 comments:

  1. I mix the coconut oil with lavender and use in the same way. Also mixed coconut oil with fine sea salt and use this in the shower as a body scrub/moisturiser and it does a great job. Karen

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    1. Sounds good although we don't have a shower!

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  2. What a great idea. You have reminded me to give my feet a bit of pampering. X

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    1. My feet are getting softer. I try to do them every day.

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  3. Where do you buy your essential oils? I'm just getting into it and wondered what the best ones were or if there's much difference as some are very expensive.

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    1. See my entry for the 19th August for the oils. I think some are overpriced and I don't know if some of them need to be that expensive for the basic ranges such as Lavender & Lemongrass. Some are expensive as they are more expensive to source.

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