When to Apply Essential Oils: My Peaceful Body Butter Recipe

When to Apply Essential Oils: My Peaceful Body Butter Recipe

When should you apply Essential Oils? Relieve stress and relax with my peaceful body butter recipe.

This is an essential oil body butter recipe that feels luscious and silky on your skin. It’s made with all natural ingredients that can help you feel calm, collected, and ready to relax. I love using it before bed.

You can make this blend in jars, like a traditional body butter recipe, or you can make “body butter bars,” like lotion bars. That’s what I’m doing in this recipe! “Body butter bars” make great gifts.

I’m using a few less well-known ingredients for this recipe. One is kpangnan butter (you’ll hear me pronounce it “pan-ya” in the video). Kpangnan butter is from Africa, and it has a light nutty aroma and a powdery texture that makes body butters feel silky and smooth.

I’m also using neroli-infused jojoba. This is jojoba that’s been infused with neroli flowers for a few weeks. Neroli-infused jojoba makes the base of this body butter recipe smell so beautiful before I add even a drop of essential oil.

First I’m making the base of the body butter. It calls for:

1 oz (28 gm) beeswax (Cera alba) (1:28)
4 oz (112 gm) kpangnan butter (Pentadesma butyracea) (2:19)
1 oz (28 grams) neroli-infused jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) (3:49)

I want to start melting the beeswax first, because I know that’s going to take the longest. I like to melt my ingredients with everyday cookware that you probably have in your kitchen: a soup pot and a Pyrex measuring cup. The soup pot is about ¼ full of gently boiling water, and the Pyrex rests right in the soup pot with the handle hanging over the side so it doesn’t get too hot.

I’m putting the beeswax into the Pyrex first (2:04). You can also see my stovetop setup here.

I’m adding the jojoba to the Pyrex next (4:24).

Then I’m blending my essential oils. I want to wait to add the kpangnan butter because I don’t want it to be exposed to as much heat as the beeswax and jojoba.

The essential oils in My Peaceful Body Butter recipe are:

15 drops Neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara) (5:35)
20 drops Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) (6:06)
15 drops Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis) (6:50)
10 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii) (7:16)

I’m measuring my essential oils in a graduated cylinder (graduated by the ml), but you don’t have to. You can blend them drop by drop in any small glass you like.

I’m adding the kpangnan butter to the Pyrex at 7:35. At this point the beeswax and jojoba are melted together.

Once the kpangnan is melted and I have a Pyrex full of beautiful, aromatic liquid body butter (so gorgeous!), I can remove my blend from heat and stir in my essential oils. (8:30)

You have 6 oz (180 ml) of liquid body butter, so you can use three 2 oz (60 ml) glass jars, or two 3 oz (90 ml) glass jars. You can also pour your body butter into a silicone mold to make body butter bars. Mine are shaped like hearts! (9:56)

Enjoy Your Peaceful Body Butter! If you make this recipe, let me know how you like it in the comments.

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