Body Lotion With Essential Oils Recipe Updated

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Body lotion with essential oils

I made a body lotion with essential oils recently that was rich, creamy and perfect in almost every way except one – the fragrance was barely noticeable. I used grapefruit essential oil to give it a citrus aroma, homage to my Florida roots.  But a friend who also was using it confirmed it needed a stronger scent, so I set out to create a new fragrance. I wanted something that would set it apart.

Whether we realize it or not, fragrance is part of the sensory experience of using body creams. When making your own you have to find that balance between leaving no impression and one that knocks you over. The recipe I sought to improve had 8 drops of essential oil for 6 ounces of cream. Here are the original ingredients:

Citrus Coconut Shea Moisturizer

  • ½ cup shea butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 drops of grapefruit essential oil

An easy variation would be to increase the grapefruit essential oil to your liking. I would recommend quadrupling it, at least. Test as you go.

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We had many essential oils to choose from in my collection.

Instead, I decided to go a different route with the essential oils while keeping the rest of the recipe intact. I borrowed my house guest – Wicktoria from Sweden – as my assistant fragrance tester. We laid out my collection of essential oils, mixed and matched till we came up with this winning combination:

Jasmine Rose Body Lotion

  • ½ cup shea butter
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 20 drops of jasmine essential oil
  • 20 drops of ylang ylang essential oil
  • 20 drops of rose essential oil
  • Jasmine, an exotic floral fragrance, is used in aromatherapy to excite and lift moods. It is appropriate for dry or oily skin.
  • Ylang ylang is known for normalizing sebum secretion for skin problems and for being an aphrodisiac
  • Rose essential oil is well-known for its floral scent, but also is a mild astringent with anti-viral properties.
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Rose, ylang ylang and jasmine provide a floral fragrance to the moisturizer.

We arrived at 20 drops per oil by testing and smelling as we blended them into the first three ingredients. It is a far cry from the original 8 drops, but it worked for us.

Follow the steps in the original recipe, then blend in the 20 drops each from the 3 essential oils at the end of your mixing process. The lotion gives off a soft, sensuous scent. Wear it to bed, or wear it during the day. That’s up to you.

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Wicktoria helped select the fragrance for body moisturizer.

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