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Easy Homemade Crockpot Peppermint Lotion
- 8 oz. or one cup of organic coconut oil
- 8 oz or one cup of 100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter
- 2 oz. Beeswax
- 2 tablespoons of Vitamin E oil
- Peppermint Essentail Oil (good options: Eucalyptus and Lavender)
- Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner
1. Make clean up easy! The first thing you will want to do is to add a slow cooker liner to your crock pot.
2. To make your lotion, add 1 cup of coconut oil, 8 oz or 1 cup of shea butter, 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil, and 2 oz. of beeswax.
3. Turn your cockpot on the low setting and walk away while all of this moisturizing goodness melts together.
4. Once fully melted, stir the ingredients together well, and then add your essential oils.
5. Add 20 drops of peppermint essential oil, or if you'd like, split the 20 drops of essential oils between peppermint, lavender, and eucalyptus.
6. Place the lotion in mason jars. A little bit of this lotion goes a long way and is amazing for dry skin!
Copaiba Essential Oil
What Is Copaiba Essential Oil?
The Copaiba is a large towering tree that grows in tropical rainforests of South America. For hundreds of years, traditional healers in northern Brazil have used copaiba trees for their health benefits. Copaiba oil is steam distilled from the resin of the tree.
What Is Copaiba Essential Oil Used For?
Copaiba oil supports the health of the cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, immune, and respiratory systems.*
doTERRA Copaiba oil is sourced in Brazil from four species of copaiba. By harnessing the benefits of the most potent copaiba species, a maximum potency essential oil is obtained. With a pleasant, spicy, and woody aroma, Copaiba oil can help calm emotions and soothe anxious feelings. It is a wonderful oil to turn to at the end of a stressful day.
Copaiba Essential Oil Usage Tips:
- Add one to two drops of Copaiba oil to water, juice, or tea to support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory system.
- Copaiba oil Provides antioxidant support when ingested.
- Drop one to two drops of Copaiba oil under the tongue as part of your daily health regimen.
- Add a drop of Copaiba oil to facial moisturizer to help keep skin clear and reduce the appearance of blemishes.
- Due to its beautifying effect on the skin, Copaiba oil is widely used in cosmetics. To promote a clear, smooth complexion, Copaiba oil may be combined with Cedarwood and diluted with Fractionated Coconut Oil and applied topically.
- Diffusing or inhaling Copaiba oil is deeply relaxing and soothing. Add a few drops to a diffuser for emotional support. For increased cellular support, take internally alone or with Frankincense. For digestive support at mealtimes, take with Peppermint.
DIY Shaving Cream
- 1/3 cup shea butter
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp almond oil
- 1 tsp vitamin E oil
- 15-20 drops essential oils
- 2 tbsp castile soap
1. Combine shea butter and coconut oil in a pan over low heat. Melt and stir together. Then add almond oil and essential oils and stir until combined.
2. You can use whatever essential oils you prefer or your castile soap might already have a scent.
3. Tansffer micture to a moxing bowl and place it in the fridge to cool and harden. Once the mixture is solid, pull it out and whip it up.
4. Whip the solid mixture with a stand mixer or hand mixer until it becomes light and fluffy. If your mixture is very cold, you may want to let it set out on the counter to warm up and soften just a bit to make the whipping easier.
5. Add the castile soap and whip up again until everything is combined. At this point, the mixture will be a little less light and fluffy, but still a great shaving cream mixture.
6. Store the shaving cream in a clean glass jar in a cool, dry place.
Homemade Herbal Shampoo
- 8 oz. water
- 3 oz. Liquid Castille Soap
- 1-2 TBSP dried organic herbs of choice (see list below)
- 20-60 drops essential oil (see list below)
- 1/4 tsp organic Jojoba or Olive Oil (adjust as needed-use more for dry hair or may omit for oily hair)
- Make an herbal infusion by pouring boiling water over the herbs, cover and allow them to steep for at least 4 hours. Strain the herbs out and pour the reserved liquid into a bottle, then add Castille soap and oils. Your herbal shampoo is now ready to use! Always shake well before use since the contents will naturall seperate.
Herbs for Hair Care:
Normal Hair: Basil, Calendula, Chamomile, Horsetail, Lavender, Linden Flowers, Nettle, Parsley Leaf, Rosemary, Sage, Watercress.
Dry hair and Scalp: Burdock root, Calendula, Chamomile, Comfrey, Elder Flowers, Horsetail, Lavender, Marshmallow Root, Nettle, Parsley Leaf, Sage.
Oily Hair and Scalp: Bay leaf, Burdock root, Calendula, Chamomile, Horsetail, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Lemon peel, Lemongrass, Nettle, Peppermint, Rosemary, Thyme, Witch Hazel Bark, Yarrow leaf and flower.
Scalp Conditions: Burdock root, Valndual, Chamomile, Comfrey leaf, Eucalyptus, Horsetail, Lavender, Marshmallow root, Nettle, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme.
General Health: Basil, Nettle, Rosemary, Sage
Golden Highlights: Calendula, Chamomile, Lemon, Sunflower petals.
Dark Highlights: Black Tea, Black Walnut Hulls (crushed or chopped), Comfrey root, Nettle, Rosemary, Sage.
Red Highlights: Calendula, Henna, Hibiscus flowers, Red Clover flowers, Rose hips, Red Rose petals.
Essentail Oils for Hair Care:
Normal Hair: Carrot seed, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Thyme, Ylang Ylang
Dry Hair: Carrot seed, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium, Jasmine, LAvender, Orange, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Oily Hair: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree, Thyme, Ylang Ylang
Scalp Conditions: Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Lavender, Lemon, Majoram, Myrrh, Orange, Patchoulia, Rose, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang.
General Health: Basil, Cypress, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Ylang Ylang.
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