So here I am, week four, ready to experiment with DIY (do it yourself) recipes that involve Wild Orange Essential Oil anddddddd I’m all out of orange.
I used the very last drops to make another batch of “Beard Balm” for my “Boothang”. I obviously cannot contend its greatness; however, he swears by it. So if any gentlemen happen to be reading this blog, or any ladies happen to be feeling extra sweet this sappy season, here’s the recipe:
4 tablespoons – Shea Butter
2 tablespoons – Beeswax
8 tablespoons – Coconut Carrier Oil
1-2 drops – Vitamin E Oil
Essential Oil(s) of your choice!
Instructions: Melt shea butter, beeswax, and coconut carrier oil. (I used a chocolate melter, but you can do the double boiler method also). Heat the ingredients until melted, making sure that they do not come to a boil. If the ingredients reach a boil they will lose their therapeutic properties. Stir often until every last bit is melted. Remove from heat and pour into metal tins. Once your tins are filled, add your essential oils. I chose Wild Orange & Cedarwood to give it that rustic woodsy scent. Cedarwood Essential Oil promotes clear healthy skin, so it is a good oil to include in any facial scrubs, washes, lotions, etc. Other good oils for your skin are Geranium, Melaleuca, Frankincense, and Lavender. To finish the balm off I add a drop or two of Vitamin E oil to help moisturize the skin and assist with anti-aging. Once all of the ingredients are in the tin, mix, and let it set over night.
Below are recipes found from various websites that I have not tried yet, but plan on trying ASAP. I will let you know when I do!
- Brown Sugar
- Coconut Oil
- Wild Orange Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
Surprise! I didn’t know such a concept existed for your lips! My lips are starting to hit the point of “no amount of lip balm can save them” and I cannot wait to give this sugar lip scrub a try! The main use is to rid your lips of that dead peeling skin that appears around this time of year. It works as an exfoliant, leaving your lips smooth after you rinse it off. Use the scrub no more than once a week. Apply lip balm directly after use while your lips are fresh and smooth. Can’t wait to give this one a try!
Homemade Lip Balm
There are a couple of ways to go about this. I have used the beard balm recipe above as a form of lip balm and it works pretty well; however, it’s a bit too oily for my liking. SO…
Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Vitamin E Oil (capsules), Honey, Essential Oil
Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Essential Oil
Beeswax, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Pure Vanilla Extract, Essential Oil
I’m sure any one of these recipes will work beautifully. It’s simply a matter of trial and error when it comes to finding a recipe that works best for you! A thought for Option 3 is to use Citrus Bliss and leave out the pure vanilla extract, which to me smells just like a creamsicle, not sure taste wise though!
- Shea Butter
- Cocoa Butter
- Coconut Oil
- Fractionated Coconut Oil (liquid)
- Grapefruit Essential Oil
- Wild Orange Essential Oil
Like most homemade body butters, this recipe calls for a double boiler and a hand mixer. The butters have to melt down to a liquid consistency. Once everything is cooled and the essential oils are added, the consistency will need to be fluffed to become lighter and more “lotion like”. Store this in a cool dry place and give it extra “fluffing” as needed.
I’ve tried making homemade conditioner, which appears to be a similar recipe, but ended up throwing it out because after a few days it didn’t maintain its fluffy “lotion like” consistency. Now I know… all a girl’s gotta do is re fluff.
There are plenty of pre-made whipped body butters out there on the shelves, but why not make your own and know exactly what’s going into it?!
Do some home research and explore recipe ideas for body lotions and butters!
∇ !Food Alert! ∇
Wild Orange Essential Oil can be consumed internally because it is sourced directly from natural wild oranges.
Try it in a smoothie, with this simple 4 ingredient recipe from dōTERRA’s blog!
Roll up some Power Bites for a quick afternoon snack.
Looking to switch up those old PB&j+J sammies? Try a Wild Orange Peanut Butter Sandwich!
You can find these and plenty more food recipes at dōTERRA’s Essential Oil Blog Spotlight highlighting Wild Orange.
At this point, food/beverage wise, I have only added drops of wild orange to my water, which was undeniably delicious, however…these recipes have me intrigued. Let the experimenting begin!
**Disclaimer: I’m basing my articles off of dōTERRA essential oils, however you may be using a different brand if you already have them. Read the label of the oil brand you are using and make sure you follow its guidelines because not all oils are created equal. For example, if your bottle says “do not take internally” then do not take it internally, no matter what I’ve written here. If you would like to purchase dōTERRA’s Wild Orange, click here!
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