Men's Grooming DIY

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We may be conscious of what is in our cosmetics and beauty products, but are we making sure our hubbies are safe? I put together a DIY project to gift mine for Valentines Day - I decided to post them now so you can make these any time of year. 

1. All Purpose Salve

Container - Small tin

Ingredients:

  • Beeswax and Cocoa Butter

  • 2 Tablespoons carrier oil, such as olive oil

  • 10-20 drops of E0. Suggested oil: Juniper Berry, Cypress, Lavender, Helichrysum, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Melaleuca

Directions:

Add carrier oil to beeswax and cocoa butter in tin. Place tin in shallow pan in approximately 1" of water. Warm over very low heat until all melted. Carefully remove from heat. Let cool slightly, then add essential oils. Stir then allow to harden.

*Note - Keep essential oils AWAY from hot stove. They are flammable. 

2. Cologne

Container - 10 ml roller bottle

Ingredients: 

  • 10-20 drops of EO. 5 drops of Vetiver is recommended for fixative quality. Other suggestive oils: Juniper Berry, Cypress, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Eucalyptus, White Fir

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil

Directions:

Add EO's to bottle. Top with FCO.

3. Muscle Rub

Container - Use 30 ml roller bottle

Ingredients:

  • 10-20 drops of EO. You may use a soothing blend or a custom blend of Peppermint, Wintergreen, Lemongrass, Lavender, Marjoram, White Fir, Cypress

  • Carrier Oil

Directions:

Add EO's to roller bottle, top with carrier oil.

4. After Shave

Container - Use 1 oz. misting bottle

Ingredients:

  • 10-20 drops EO. Use a balance blend or custom blend. Suggested oils: Lavender, Melaleuca, Sandalwood, Juniper Berry, Cedarwood, or Frankincense.

  • 1 teaspoon of FCO

  • Witch Hazel, such as Thayer's Brand OR distilled water

Directions:

Add EO's and carrier oil to bottle. Top with Witch Hazel. 

5. Beard Oil

Container - Use 1 oz. pump bottle

Ingredients:

  • 10-15 drops of EO. Suggested oils: Rosemary, Cypress, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Sandalwood, or Cedarwood

  • Carrier oil, such as Jojoba or FCO

Directions:

Add EO's to misting bottle, top with carrier oil.

 

- Essentially Bee