Now that we have a wonderful DIY section for body care many of you have been asking for recipes! Here are some amazing recipes that we ourselves are trying out:
*Remember you can find all the ingredients you need to make each one of these recipes, right in our store! OneStopShop!
NEW! Coffee-Coconut Antioxidant Scrub
❖ 1/2 cup organic raw sugar
❖ 1/2 cup organic ground coffee
❖ 1 cup coconut oil
Add the sugar in to a medium sized bowl. Combine the ground coffee with t he sugar in the bowl and mix well. Add the coconut oil to the mixture and mix by hand or utensil. (The heat from your hands aids in the mixing of the ingredients). Put the mixture into desired container. Enjoy!
NEW! Atomizer Recipe
❖ 2 teaspoons Vodka or Distilled Liquor
❖ 1/8 teaspoon Distilled Water
❖ 1 teaspoon Essential Oils
Age blend for 3 days and enjoy!
Homemade Lotion Bars
❖ Fair trade virgin cold-pressed coconut oil
❖ Shea butter or Cocoa Butter
❖ Essential oil
❖ Vitamin E (for preservation), optional
Choose your mold-silicon, metal or glass. Use a double boiler or place a mason jar in a small pot of water and bring water to a simmer. Measure out coconut oil and shea butter in a 1:1 ratio. Add the same quantity of beeswax as the coconut oil and shea butter to get lots of moisturizing power; or add slightly more beeswax to make it a bit less greasy. Place all ingredients in the jar and stir constantly until melted. Remove from heat. Add the Vitamin E and 25-40 drops of your choice of essential oil. Pour into the mold of your choosing & let sit undisturbed for several hours or overnight. Place the mold in the freezer to make it easier to pop the bars out.
Holiday Room Spray
❖ 3 oz. high-proof vodka, distilled water, or a 50/50 blend
❖ 12 drops sweet orange essential oil
❖ 12 drops lemon essential oil
❖ 4 drops cinnamon leaf essential oil
❖ 2 drops clove bud essential oil
❖ 4 oz. spray bottle with fine mister or atemizer
Fill your clean spray bottle with vodka, water, or a 50/50 blend. Drip essential oils into spray bottle and shake vigorously to combine. Shake before each use and spray whenever you desire a fresh burst of natural fragrance.
DIY Spiced Chai Lip Balm
makes 10 3ml jars
❖ 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
❖ 1 Tablespoon of Cacao Butter or Raw Shea Butter (can leave this ingredient out in the winter but it helps hold the balm together during the hot summer months)
❖ 1 Tablespoon of Beeswax Pastilles
❖ 1/4 Teaspoon of Castor Oil for shine
❖ 1/4 Teaspoon of Vanilla
❖ Essential Oils: 4 drops of Cinnamon Bark or Cassia, 4 drops of Ginger, and 4 drops of Clove. You can also substitute Black Pepper essential oil and/or Coriander Essential oil if you want!
❖ Small Containers or reused lip balm tubes
Add the coconut oil to a small pan and simmer till melted. Add the beeswax pellets and cacao/or shea butter and simmer for about 5-10 minutes till melted. Add the castor oil. Stir and remove from stove. Let sit till the mixture is warm to the touch, but not thick. It’s easier to pour into containers when it is still liquid. Add in the vanilla and essential oils. Stir. Pour into your containers and enjoy!
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❖ 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
❖ 3 tbsp Baking Soda
❖ 2 tbsp Shea Butter
❖ Essential Oils (optional)
Melt Shea Butter and Coconut Oil in a double boiler over medium heat until barely melted. Remove from heat and add baking soda. Mix well. Add essential oils and pour into a glass container for storage. It does not need to be stored in the fridge. In you prefer, you can let it cool completely and put into an old deodorant stick.