The Aromahead Blog - Aromatherapy Education and Resources
- take care of your skin after sun exposure
- preventing stretch marks during pregnancy
- for dry skin, hair and nails
- as a nighttime moisturizer
- to soothe itchy, irritated skin
Simply Elegant Body Cream is quick to make and doesn't require any melting on the stove.
This body cream has a lovely thick texture, and coats dry skin beautifully. Even a small amount of this cream is deeply moisturizing--and it lasts for hours!
If you love the aromas of shea butter, coconut oil and Neroli, you just might fall in love with this easy to make homemade body cream. Shea butter is famous for its moisturizing abilities--and is used for healing and cooking by women in Africa. Coconut oil is perfect for addressing dry, irritated skin (and even conditions like inflammation).
Neroli is a gentle citrusy, floral scent, and the oil is known to support skin healing and soothe pain. The addition of the German Chamomile hydrosol to this body cream brings a surprisingly sweet and fruity aroma.
Some uses for your body cream:
About a month ago, I got an email from Erin and Heather, two women who work for the non-profit organization, Bead For Life. Bead for Life's goal is to eradicate extreme poverty by creating bridges of understanding between impoverished Africans and the world’s concerned citizens. Erin and Heather were hoping I could connect them with an African distiller to purchase high quality essential oils for their shea butter products. […]
There are many wonderful carrier oils for burns that nourish the skin and speed its healing. Baobab oil, shea butter and tamanu oil are three of my current favorites. […]
I've never enjoyed the waxy feel of over-the-counter lip balm. When people talk about their lip balm addictions, or my girl friends reach into their purses for gloss several times in the course of a few hours, I'm the one scratching my head. I just don't get it. To me, chapstick feels like rubbing a warm candle on my mouth and gloss feels like wearing a thin layer of glue. […]