Anti-Aging Body Butter with Essential Oils
This amazing DIY Anti-Aging Body Butter recipe is so easy and does wonderful things for your skin! Clean and clear results with no toxins to weigh your skin down. Because let's face it,(no pun intended) every product on the market now is over priced and loaded with toxins. Chemical toxins cause lines and wrinkles, and does some major damage to the inside of your body. Your skin is super absorbent, and the better the ingredients, the better your results.
By using unrefined shea butter, you are increasing the collagen production in your skin, leaving it radiant and diminishing lines and wrinkles. Unrefined shea butter has a nutty scent, beige color and has healing properties for your skin. Unrefined shea butter is a skin superfood and is naturally rich in Vitamins A, E, and F.
Anti-Aging Body Butter with Essential oils:
A variety of essential oils can be used in the anti-aging body butter, but the four oils that are best known for their ability to reverse time are Helichrysm, Rosemary, Geranium, and Lavender. More of this is discussed in the 4 Essential Oils for Ageless Skin.
- · In a double-boiler, melt shea butter.
- · Mix thoroughly and remove from heat to let cool.
- · Stir in essential oils and Mama Z’s oil base.
- · Place mixture in refrigerator or freezer to chill.
- · When partly solidified, whip until a butter-like consistency.
- · Store in mason jar.
· 20 drops helichrysum, 10 drops frankincense, 10 drops sandalwood, 5 drops lavender, 5 drops ylang ylang.
· 20 drops ylang ylang, 10 drops geranium, 10 drops lavender, 10 rose absolute.
Safety & Contraindications
When it comes to drug interactions and contraindications, there are literally textbooks devoted to the study of essential oil safety, and I must defer to the chemists, pharmacists and experts who understand this complicated topic more than I.
With that said, as a trained researcher and doctor, I think it’s important to note that there is virtually no research out there discussing how essential oils interact with drugs in human clinical trials. Essentially, what this means is that essential oil safety is still a wild frontier in the science community and no one really knows (for certain) how essential oils will interact with drugs or your body.
Let common sense be your guide. Still, be sure to maintain proper dilutions, and general safety considerations still apply. As always, discontinue use if any adverse reactions occur and consult your physician immediately.