Make the man in your life this all-natural shaving cream and aftershave lotion for Father’s Day! He’ll love the way the shaving cream helps him get a smooth shave and how the aftershave moisturizes and soothes his face.
The shaving cream recipe is from the Do It Yourself Health: Man’s Guide to Essential Oils Tear Pad, where you can find other recipes and ideas for how men can benefit from the use of essential oils.
1/3 cup Coconut Oil or Grape Seed Oil (Note: Grape Seed Oil is a great choice because it is mildly astringent and great for skin, but it does have a scent. So if you don’t mind the scent, Grape Seed Oil is the best choice for aftershave.)
Combine the Beeswax, Coconut Oil or Grape Seed Oil, and vitamin E oil in a glass bowl.
Melt the oils in the microwave or on the stovetop in a pan filled with an inch of simmering water (creating a double boiler). Heat until completely melted. The Beeswax will take the longest, so make sure to use pellets or grate finely. Remove from heat once completely melted.
In a separate glass bowl, mix together the aloe vera gel, witch hazel, and Vegetable Glycerin.
Whip the oil mixture with a handheld or stand electric mixer for a few seconds before slowly pouring the warmed aloe vera gel mixture into the oil mixture. Add essential oils, and whip for a few minutes until thickened and lotion-looking.
Pour the lotion into a plastic bag. With scissors, cut off a corner of the bag just a tiny bit. Squeeze the lotion into the 4 oz. Blue Glass Bottle, and screw on the pump top.
Looking for a warm, woodsy autumn blend for your diffuser? Autumn Leaves is a delightful way to welcome the new season! The fresh, sweet aromas of bergamot and ginger harmonize with the warm, rich touches of frankincense and ginger. Together, these essential oils promote energy and awareness and help relieve tension.
Blue Lotus (Nymphaea caerulea) is an essential oil absolute extracted from the flowers. It belongs to the Nymphaea botanical family, commonly known as water lilies. Blue lotus has an exotic fragrance that uplifts and creates simultaneous feelings of euphoria and peace.
Introducing the 15th edition of the Modern Essentials® Handbook: The Premier Introductory Guide to Essential Oils. Of course, the 15th edition includes all new products up through the 2023 dōTERRA® convention. But that hardly scratches the surface.