Weather can be harsh on skin. Elbows and knees and the rest of your body can get dry and painfully chapped in the winter and worn out during the hot summer months (especially if you spend time in chlorinated wateras I do.). Now Spring is here I know it is time to make my favourite Frankincense whipped body cream ready for the bikini and shorts.
Of course choose your essential oil from a reputable source like Young Living Essential Oils.
Great as a gift for family and friends.
Shea Butter is a fantastic emollient which means it holds in moisture and keeps it in place to keep your skin from drying out when the temperature drops and the wind blows in. Shea butter is the fat extracted from the nut of an African tree. It’s been used in beauty remedies and skin protection recipes for centuries.
Coconut oil comes from the meat of the coconut palm.
It’s perfect for many beauty recipes for skin and hair. It’s a natural moisturiser
Vitamin E is a naturally occurring antioxidant which can help reduce the signs of ageing. It is wonderful for boosting the skin-smoothing properties in your beauty recipes. Use sparingly
Frankincense essential oil is known for giving a smooth appearance to healthy skin. It promotes healthy cell regeneration. I love that Young Living includes this oil in the starter kit. It’s a must in my bathroom cabinet!
Simple to make using an electric mixer or hand held mixer.
- It is important that the Shea butter and coconut oil are solid when you blend them. You might need to refrigerate them for about 30 minutes if they’ve been stored in a warm climate.
Frankincense Body Cream
Preparation Time – 5 minutes
3/4 cup shea butter
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
8 oz. amber glass jar
Combine the shea butter, coconut oil, and vitamin E in your mixing bowl.
Use an electric mixer or hand mixer to blend the ingredients
Whip the ingredients until they double in volume.
Add in the essential oil and whip another 10 seconds.
Pour or spoon into the jar.
Apply a little to your skin to keep it sensuously smooth.