Beauty Recipes

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Body Butter

8oz shea butter

3 oz cocoa butter

2 oz hemp seed oil (you could use any "dry" oil here: argan, rosehip, apricot kernel, jojoba, etc.)

2 tsp tapioca starch (cornstarch or arrowroot powder)

Double boiler or two pots (one bigger filled with water, one smaller to fit in it) or...

Microwave safe container

Hand mixer or stand mixer

Airtight containers for packaging


Measure out your shea butter
In a double boiler on very low heat melt the shea butter
Put the shea butter in the fridge until it's almost solid again except for the middle, that should still be soft
Start whipping the shear butter with a stand or hand mixer until it appears white and fluffy, this can take a while
In a heat proof container mix that cocoa butter and help oil
Heat in microwave using 20 second bursts or in a double boiler until cocoa butter is all melted (Caution: container will be very hot at that point)
Let cocoa butter mixture cool down to room temperature, then add your tapioca starch and essential oil
Little by little add your melted cocoa butter mixture, thoroughly whipping with a mixer after each addition. You really want to add as little as possible each time, if you add too much at once you could end up with a puddle.
Mix until well incorporated
Set your body butter aside until it has reached room temperature (it will get even fluffier as it rests)
Using a spoon or a piping bag transfer into an air tight container


Mermaid Hair Serum

10 drops Rosemary

10 drops Lavender

10 drops Cedarwood

2 tablespoons jojoba oil

2 tablespoons argan oil

Empty pump bottle

Lavender Bath Melts

1 Cup shea butter or cocoa butter

1 tablespoon almond oil

20 drops Lavender 

Optional: lavender petals

Silicone mold

In a double boiler, melt shea butter (or cocoa butter) and almond oil on medium heat.

Once everything is fully melted, remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes before adding the essential oil.

When the mixture is no longer piping hot, add up to 20 drops of YL lavender essential oil and mix well (add lavender petals at this point if using).

You can now pour the mixture into your silicone mold tray and allow to cool and solidify.

Mother’s Day Glow Serum

Honor a special mom with a luxurious face serum that will enhance her healthy glow! This easy-to-make serum combines the benefits of Geranium and Patchouli essential oil which both promote radiant-looking skin and are often used in high-end perfumes and skin care products.

Geranium essential oil helps smooth and tone the appearance of your skin for a youthful glow. This sweet-smelling essential oil is great for all skin types, but it’s especially beneficial for skin that’s mature and dry.

Patchouli oil may improve the appearance of dry and dull skin, applying 2–3 drops to your face as part of your nightly regimen will help with a healthy, youthful glow and to improve the appearance of dull skin.

Here is what you will need:
•3 Tablespoons Jojoba oil, or the carrier oil of your choice
•10 drops Geranium essential oil
•10 drops Patchouli essential oil

Add the carrier oil to a small glass dropper bottle followed by the essential oils. Tighten the lid on the bottle, shake, and voilà! We recommend applying after cleansing your face as a part of your nightly skincare regimen.


Scrub Recipes

Lemon Sugar Scrub

1 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup honey

juice from 1 lemon

15 drops of Young Living Lemon EO

1 cup Olive, Grapeseed, Almond, Avocado, or Coconut oil

Mix well, apply to hands or feet and scrub then rinse away the sugar and rub in the oils.


Soothing Stick

5 drops Lavender

5 drops *Purification 

3 drops *Peppermint

*Leave the Peppermint and Purification essential oils out of this recipe if using on children 2 years old or younger.

Combine these magical essential oils in a 10 ml roller and fill the rest with V6 complex oil or your favorite carrier oil. Apply this soothing stick roll-on to any areas you need and as often as you need it.


Spiced Autumn Sugar Scrub

2.5 cups Turbinado sugar

8oz sweet almond oil 

15 drops Citrus Fresh

15 drops Christmas Spirit

Combine almond oil and sugar in bowl, mix together until the sugar is the consistency of wet sand. Add essential oils and mix well. Divide sugar scrub into wide lid glass jars. Top off with almond oil. 


Summer Playtime Balm


¼ cup coconut oil

¼ cup olive oil

1 T beeswax

10 drops Lavender Essential Oil

10 drops Frankincense Essential Oil

5 drops Myrrh or Helichrysum Essential Oil

1 drop Peppermint Essential Oil

5 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil


Melt all ingredients except the oils in a double boiler. When cooled, add essential oils and pour into glass jars or lip balm tubes. Allow to harden.

Apply to knees, elbows, and any other place that might need a little extra love.


Winter Sugar Scrub


1 cup packed organic brown sugar

1 drop Clove essential oil

1 drop Cinnamon Bark essential oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup virgin unrefined coconut oil

Mix brown sugar, essential oils, and vanilla extract. Slowly add coconut oil until you reach desired consistency.