Men's Grooming DIY
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
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
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.
Container - 10 ml roller bottle
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
Add EO's to bottle. Top with FCO.
3. Muscle Rub
Container - Use 30 ml roller bottle
10-20 drops of EO. You may use a soothing blend or a custom blend of Peppermint, Wintergreen, Lemongrass, Lavender, Marjoram, White Fir, Cypress
Add EO's to roller bottle, top with carrier oil.
4. After Shave
Container - Use 1 oz. misting bottle
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
Add EO's and carrier oil to bottle. Top with Witch Hazel.
5. Beard Oil
Container - Use 1 oz. pump bottle
10-15 drops of EO. Suggested oils: Rosemary, Cypress, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Sandalwood, or Cedarwood
Carrier oil, such as Jojoba or FCO
Add EO's to misting bottle, top with carrier oil.
- Essentially Bee