The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources
This is a Cocoa Butter Face Balm Stick You can Carry in Your Bag
Cocoa butter’s favorite hobby is skin care.
It has mastered the art of nourishing and protecting skin! It’s good for sensitive skin, delicate skin, irritated skin and mature skin. It’s good for adults’ skin, kids’ skin, babies’ skin, and seniors’ skin.
Here’s a quote from my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, about cocoa butter:
“Cocoa butter is rich with skin-loving fatty acids and vitamin E, and it acts as an antioxidant. Its texture is very firm, smooth, and a bit powdery on the surface when it’s solid, and it melts into a silky liquid on your skin. It is often used to restore very dry, cracked skin and to replenish aging skin. It is deeply moisturizing, nourishing, and protective.”
Many massage therapists just love marula oil for massage, because of its silky consistency and the benefits it holds for a wide range of skin conditions. Marula oil is a light and lovely South African carrier oil. It has a gentle aroma that easily blends with most essential oils, which is just another reason people love using marula oil for massage. […]
Cocoa butter and coconut oil adore each other! The textures of cocoa butter and coconut oil complement one another, and the aromas are perfect together. I like to make the following simple body butter for daily skin moisturizing. It's silky smooth and can be used every day after your shower. […]
This aromatic butter recipe makes a silky, easily-applied chapped skin body butter that moisturizes, soothes, and protects. Body butters are pure nourishment for your skin! The true art of creating body butters has to do with the ratio of butter to oil to wax. To create a chapped skin body butter that's soft and easy to apply, a 6:1 ratio is ideal. Six parts of butters and oils, to one part beeswax. […]
Creating body butters and essential oil blends with carrier oils has always brought me--and my skin--great pleasure! When creating an essential oil blend in a carrier, getting creative is a good thing! Choose from a wide variety of butters and oils. When deciding, think about consistency, the therapeutic properties of the carrier, and your intention for the blend. […]