As a massage therapist, in the Winter months, I see many clients come in with super dry skin, even to the point of being cracked and itchy. Time to whip up some thick and soothing Skin Moisturizing Herbal Lotion!
First, I created a tincture of burdock root, yellow dock, plantain, and calendula. Then, I whip it up into a thick cream by adding the carrier oils of jojoba, wheat germ, and shea butter. Finally, I drop in a few healing dashes of sea buckthorn essential oil, German chamomile essential oil, and geranium essential oil.
Here are reasons for the addition of each of these items into the Skin Moisturizing Herbal Lotion Recipe.
Tincture: Mix the first five ingredients in a large glass jar. Then, shake three times a day for two weeks, setting by the sun during the day. Finally, strain all plant parts from the alcohol using cheesecloth or a coffee filter. The remaining alcohol is the tincture.
Lotion or Oil: The next step is to mix all of the rest of the ingredients together with 1/4 cup of the tincture. OR… For a thick creamy lotion, add 2 cups of shea butter and mix on low for 5 minutes. Then, mix on high for 5 minutes (for a total of 10 minutes).
If making the lotion and adding 2 cups of shea butter, you may double the amount of essential oils for the recipe, not to exceed 150 drops of essential oil total for the whole recipe.
Use: Adults, apply 1/4 teaspoon on to dry or irritated skin up to three times a day. Great for burns, wounds, and very dry skin. Discontinue use if any irritation occurs.
Since no water is being added, this recipe should last as long as the expiration date of the ingredients used, however with making the lotion, the whipped consistency may change. Discard if color or aroma changes.
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