My mom asked me to make her a Frankincense & Lavender body cream. She wanted something less “greasy” than the body butters, but more creamy than a lotion. She also asked that it contain two specific essential oils: Frankincense & Lavender. So I put together this recipe, and was real happy with how it turned out.
The recipe is below, but here is a short back story (if you’re interested) about why she wanted this specific cream.
My mom has been applying Frankincense Essential Oil directly to her chest for about two months. Twice a day she generously applies the oil directly to her skin to help reduce wrinkles, age spots and sun spots. At the age of 58, with decades of sun-tanning under her belt, she was skeptical that the Frankincense Oil would do anything for her skin.
Well, two months down the road she’s amazed at the results. Not only has her skin firmed up, making the creases/wrinkles smooth out but the sun/age spots have reduced by a good 50%. She’s so happy about the results that she says she can wear regular shirts now without being embarrassed. Personally, I’m more impressed with how her sun/age spots are fading away.
She figured that since the Frankincense Oil has been working magic on her skin, maybe a Frankincense cream would be even better. That is how this recipe was born…
Frankincense & Lavender Body Cream Recipe
- Mash up the shea butter (needs to be at room temperature) and add in the aloe vera.
- With an electric mixer, beat on medium for about 5 minutes.
- Add in the Almond Oil, vitamin E and essential oils, then beat for about 5 more minutes.
You want a fluffy, well-mixed cream so just keep mixing until all the ingredients look well blended.
- Transfer to an air-tight container for storing.