Green Goddess: Beard and body oil

Long Lunch 17/07/2018

Beard Oil

If you, or someone you love, has a beard you might like to make up this beard oil. Plain old coconut oil will do but this takes it to the next level and the cedarwood and sandalwood oil gives it a nice smell - nothing worse than a smelly beard!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce jojoba oil

  • 1/2 ounce sweet almond oil

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 3–4 drops cedarwood oil

  • 3–4 drops sandalwood oil

  • small bottle with an eyedropper or cap

Directions:

  1. In your bottle, add the jojoba oil.

  2. Next add the sweet almond oil and the fractionated coconut oil.

  3. Then, add the cedarwood and sandalwood essential oils.

  4. Place the cap on tightly and shake well.

  5. Using your hands or eyedropper, apply a few drops and massage into the beard and onto the cheeks.

  6. Brush the beard for the finishing touch.

Thanks to draxe.com for the recipe.

Body Oil

Ingredients:

Essential oil(s) of your choice
Carrier oil

Method:

Simply add 1 drop of essential oil to every 1 ml of carrier oil. Some great blends I have used are listed below, but if you have one favourite smell you like, then feel free to use that one essential oil. And if you’re not sure what you want, sniff a few bottles of essential oil and use the ones you respond to. Your body can tell you what scent you need.

When you are:

  • Weepy, sad, depressed: Use a blend of ylang-ylang, rose geranium and sandalwood.

  • In the mood for romance: Ylangylang is the one to go for. Use it on its own or combine with rose and jasmine.

  • Stressed out: Use a blend of eucalyptus, rose geranium and lavender.

  • Suffering from a bit of a cold: Use a blend of peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender.

  • Lacking energy: Use a blend of rosemary, orange and peppermint.

  • Needing to concentrate: Use a blend of bergamot, peppermint and rosemary.

  • Keen to be the life and soul of the party: Use a blend of bergamot, clary sage and jasmine.

  • In need of a good night’s sleep: Lavender is the key, but if used in too much concentration it can actually perk you up, so blend it with rose geranium and sandalwood.

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