Creating body care products and essential oil blends with carrier oils and butters has always brought me (and my skin) great pleasure!
When creating an essential oil blend in a carrier, get creative. You have such a wide variety of carrier oils and butters to choose from. When deciding, think about consistency, the therapeutic properties of the carrier, and the intention of your blend.
I wrote a blog post awhile ago about a few of my favorite carrier oils. You might find it helpful to revisit that before creating your blend.
This is a blend I like for skin nourishing, made entirely out of rich, healthy carrier oils and butters:
1 oz Avocado oil
1 oz Baobab oil
2 oz Cocoa butter
1 oz Marula oil
1 oz Beeswax
Melt all the ingredients together in a double boiler. (I like using a Pyrex measuring cup, which I place in a stove top pan that has a little water in it.) Once the oils and butters are all melted together, pour the liquid into glass jars. Cover and allow to cool. If you want to add essential oil, you can mix it in right before you pour the hot liquid. I like 10 drops of Lavender in this blend.
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