Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy-Go-Lucky Soothing Body Oil

I worked on this formula for about three hours yesterday.  My intention was to create a massage and body oil that would help to de-stress.  You know the feeling when you have worked all day and your shoulders are tense, your heart is racing, your mind is going a mile-a-minute and you are so tired that you could not even sleep if you tried. I get that feeling sometimes too and  I chose essential oils that have properties to help relieve stress, irritability and tension and can help you relax. 

Mandarin Essential Oil (Citrus reticulata): Good for stress, nervous tension. Citrus Aroma/Top Note.

Vetiver Essential Oil (Vetiveria zizanoides): Good for irritability. Sedative. Earthy Aroma/Base Note.

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil (Anthemis nobilis): High ester content which is good for stress and tension. Herbaceous Aroma/Middle Note.

Lavender Essential Oil (Lavandula angustifolia): Good for anxiety, relaxing, anti-stress.  Relieves nervous tension. Floral Aroma/Middle Note.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil (Cananga odorata): Relaxing, anti-stress, anti-tension. Antidepressant, nervine and sedative. Balsamic Aroma/Base Note.

I chose sweet almond oil for the carrier base. This is one of the most useful, practical, and commonly used oils. It is great for all skin types as an acting emollient and is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin. It is truly marvelous as a carrier oil and is equally superb for addition to body care products. Natural expeller pressed oil from raw almond kernels and exceptionally rich in fatty acids.

I made a 60 ml (2oz) bottle with a 3% dilution of essential oils.  I am really proud of this blend I created.  I know you will enjoy it as much as I do.  Cheers!!

Happy-Go-Lucky Soothing Body Oil

14 drops Mandarin Essential Oil
2 drops Vetiver Essential Oil
8 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Ylang Ylang Extra Essential Oil
60 ml Sweet Almond Oil

Place the essential oils in a glass jar and add in the sweet almond oil. Place the cap on and gently shake. Massage into skin. 

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier. I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details. . Avoid use during pregnancy and breastfeeding unless discussed with your physician.