- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup beeswax
- 2 tablespoons mango butter
- 2 tablespoons almond oil
- 30-40 drops of essential oils
- 2 ounce plastic tubes (i purchased mine from plant therapy)
Melt coconut oil and beeswax. I melt in a glass container in the microwave or you can use a double boiler method. If using the microwave heat for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat. Be cautious, though, I have heard that beeswax can be explosive in the microwave. Add mango butter and almond oil. Remelt if needed. Next add you essential oils. Pour into your tubes and cool to set.
This is my favorite way to make essential oil lotion for my tiny! Young Living oils are by far my favorite. Their scents and therapeutic benefits are unmatched. However, there is a lot of discussion about the safety of oils and kids. Plant Therapy has taken a great stance on this and created a “Kids Safe” line. Honestly, because of this, I only use their oils for little bird, with the exception of YoungLiving’s Gentle Baby Blend. [*young living recently released a 3 set of “kids safe” essential oils.]
I make this recipe with Plant Therapy’s “Sniffle Stopper” blend to help with cold and allergies symptoms. The whole family uses this one. It’s like Vicks in a stick and all natural! It has even helped Mr. Bird to stop snoring.
One of my other favorite blends is to use a lavender or gentle baby blend for a sleepy time lotion. Or you could add a floral scent to have it act as a perfume. This recipe is adaptable and can be modified to suit any needs!
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