Do you love the skin you are in?
Today I have a guest post from a childhood friend, Jennifer Lambert Jordan. We reconnected over Facebook after many years of not seeing each other based on our shared love of all things holistic, essential-oily, and real food. She has an amazing story to share!
The Gut – Skin Connection and the idea for a Science Experiment
I’ve had the privilege of knowing Lindsey Bernat Gremont, aka Homemade Mommy, for over 25 years. The wealth of knowledge she has brought to my family is immeasurable. What I have learned about supporting a balanced digestive system and immune response is life-changing. I will be forever grateful for Google and real-food bloggers for the arsenal of information I have in dealing with my baby that I didn’t have with my older children.
Some of that knowledge has come my way by accident. I am a big believer in the power of essential oils.
What is Melrose Essential Oil blend?
Melrose essential oil is blend of Melaleuca (tea tree), Naouli, Rosemary and Clove essential oils. This combination makes it have supportive properties for the skin.
Decision to make a natural homemade cream
I decided to use the information we had learned to create a soothing cream for my 20-month-old. This recipe could not possibly be any simpler, and I feel so good about putting a 100% edible product on him.
Make your own healthy homemade cream with this super easy homemade recipe.
Want to learn more? Watch this!
Homemade Cream Ingredients
Equipment Needed to Make the Homemade Cream
Bring a small pot of water to a simmer over medium low heat. Measure out about half a cup (3.5 oz if weighing on a kitchen scale) coconut oil into a pint sized mason jar. Place the mason jar of coconut oil into the warm water and allow it to liquefy gently. Remove from heat and wait a few minutes while stirring. When the coconut oil is just warm to the touch (not hot), add 20-30 drops each of Melrose and Lavender essential oils.
Stir to mix the oils well. Once the coconut oil comes to room temperature it will solidify into a cream.
Place coconut oil (solid form) and the Melrose and Lavender essential oils into a stand mixer. Whip on medium high speed until it resembles whipped frosting. Remove and place in your small jars (you will have enough for two jars of homemade winter skin cream). This option will yield a nice whipped consistency that will be easy to get out of the jar in winter and apply on the skin!
Homemade Dry Irritated Skin Cream Storage
If your house is above 76 degrees, you may want to store in the fridge or it will liquefy. This is surely going to be a winter-staple in our bath/bed routine!
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