Essential oils have amazing benefits for your skin

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There are so many ways to incorporate awesome essential oils into your skincare routine. In this chapter, you’ll find affordable and valuable essential oil recipes for everyday living.

Who would have ever imagined you would be capable of creating your own beauty products using inexpensive and simple materials and ingredients? Save your money and improve your health!

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1. Ginger essential oil

Ginger oil helps relieve muscle pain and rheumatism, as well as fractures. Ginger oil is generally safe, but make sure not to use it in strong concentrations. Please do a skin patch test before using ginger oil, especially if you have sensitive skin.

What you need

  • 1 ½ cups olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh ginger

Directions

1) Rinse your ginger thoroughly; allow it to dry completely or for a few hours. Shred your ginger using a cheese grater.

2) Pour the olive oil into an oven-safe bowl. Add ginger and mix well to combine.

3) Transfer your mixture to the oven; leave it to simmer at 150 degrees F for at least 2 hours.

4) Pour your mixture through an unbleached cheese cloth in order to filter ginger oil.

5) Pour the ginger oil into clean bottles; store in a cool and dry place. Store for up to 6 months.

2. Lavender essential oil

Thanks to its calming scent, lavender oil can be helpful in treating headaches, emotional stress, and depression. Lavender oil is one of the best essential oils in the treatment of acne, too. It has antifungal properties so it is used to treat different inflammatory conditions such as acne, psoriasis, wrinkles, and so on.

What you need

  • Lavender buds
  • Grain alcohol
  • Coffee filters
  • A mortar and pestle

Directions

1) Put the lavender into the mortar; use the pestle to crush the buds in order to release the oil.
2) Now, transfer the crushed lavender buds to the glass jar; now cover it with grain alcohol.
3) Allow the jar to sit in a sunny spot. Shake the jar several times a day, for a few days.
4) Next, strain the liquid from the lavender buds using another jar and coffee filters.

3. Coconut and almond body butter

What you need

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons shea butter
  • 2 drops sweet almond oil
  • 15 drops orange essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

Directions

1) Throw the coconut oil, shea butter, and sweet almond oil into a mixing bowl.

2) Beat your mixture with a hand mixer for a few minutes.

3) Now add the essential oils; continue to mix for about 7 minutes.

4) Transfer your body butter to a glass container; close with a lid. Store in a refrigerator.

4. Carrot body scrub

What you need

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Orange food coloring
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil

Directions

1) Add the sugar and olive oil to a mixing bowl; now add orange food coloring.

2) Next, add the lavender essential oil to your mixture. Enjoy!



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