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!
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. KarenReplyDelete
Sounds good although we don't have a shower!Delete
What a great idea. You have reminded me to give my feet a bit of pampering. XReplyDelete
My feet are getting softer. I try to do them every day.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete