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.”
How to use essential oils to relieve itchy skin naturally—this recipe is so easy to make! […]
How to Choose Natural Oils for Your Skin to Feel (and Look!) Your Best! I love all the options we have when making Aromatherapy blends. There is such a wealth of natural oils for your skin to choose from, as well as butters like cocoa and shea butter. And then, of course, we have plenty of essential oil options. There is so much room for creativity! With all the options out there, it can be easy to “fall into a pattern” of just working with the same natural oils and butters over and over. And there’s nothing wrong with that—it’s wonderful to continue using a carrier that you know well. You can get to know it even better the more you work with it. But it’s also fun to “meet” new carriers and change up your blends now and then. I want to tell you about three natural oils for your skin that you may be familiar with, or which may be new to you. […]
Elena Romanova always had a passion for skin care. When she was younger, she created a simple, all-natural skin care routine, using homemade infused herbal brews, exfoliating with salt, and making a nourishing mask with egg, lemon, and honey. But she couldn’t quite find a good all-natural solution for moisturizing. (I hear you, Elena! It has confused many of us who love natural skin care!) Elena went on with her life, and soon found herself in a successful career—one where she was a qualified professional... but eventually it stopped feeling fulfilling. It was time for a big life change! […]