Luscious Body Oil Recipes, to calm uplift and nourish
By Amy Crawford
Applying homemade, luscious body oil each morning after my shower is a daily ritual I can never go without, for several reasons, though mostly because of the way it makes me pause. Us women seem to be “busier” than ever - rushing from appointment to appointment, being pulled in multiple directions and let’s not get started on those ever growing to do lists! Sound familiar? If you feel like moments of calm elude you…please, read on.
The good news is, we can actively create times in our day to tune in with ourselves, to cultivate feelings of ease, balance, peace and contentment. One of my favourite ways to this is to use a body oil that has been infused with essential oils. It is an incredibly powerful ritual that anchors me into the present moment, encourages me to slow down, to get out my head and to enjoy the aromatic and sensory experience.
The below blends are my current favourites. Once you hop out of the shower and are dry, take a small amount of oil and massage into your legs, arms and chest. Take a few deep breaths as you massage the oil completely into your skin and notice how you feel.
For each blend you will need:
100ml glass bottle
Carrier oil of your choice; jojoba, sweet almond, rosehip, avocado or fractionated coconut oil are all great choices. I usually combine sweet almond with jojoba, but take your pick.
Add the essential oils to the glass bottle and then top with a carrier oil of your choice.
Freshen Your Spirits
This is a great blend to use if you are feeling a little sluggish or low in energy. The citrus oils used here will most certainly put a spring in your step.
15 drops of Wild Orange
10 drops of Grapefruit
10 drops of Siberian Fir
4 drops of Rosemary
Lighten Your Soul
This is my go-to blend whenever I feel like I am carrying the weight of the world. It feels like a sunny, warm embrace.
15 drops of Frankincense
15 drops of Bergamot
10 drops of Ylang Ylang
Wind Me Down
The perfect blend to use when at the end of a busy day.
8 drops of Frankincense
8 drops of Vetiver
8 drops of Lavender
8 drops of Ylang Ylang
5 drops of Ginger
It’s easy to think we need to create elaborate self-nourishment opportunities but now more than ever, I appreciate this simple act of self-love and care. This ritual can be easily incorporated into the fullest of workdays. I’d love to hear if you try them out and which is your preferred blend.
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