I've absolutely been loving making my own DIY recipes.... mostly, it's calming to know that I'm using things on my body and in the home that are non-toxic and free from chemicals ~ that has so many positive impacts on pretty much everything in our lives, it's a no-brainer. But the best part is that it's fun, you get to play, relax, unwind, and make something that smells and feels absolutely incredible on the skin! This gel is exactly that.
This gel is especially good for sun-kissed skin ~ it’s gently moisturizing and cooling, after all of your summer activities. It’s also a good gel to transition into fall with since it’s not too greasy, but gives you a really nice moisturizing effect for the in-between season of September.
Of course, I don't need to say that you really need to use the best oils possible, if you’re going to put them on your skin. A lot of store-bought oils say on the bottle that they’re not for topical use, so do your research and seek out the very best for this recipe.
Tamanu oil, if you ever get a chance to play with it, is this gorgeous green emerald color (which ends up giving this gel a greenish tint ~ I love it). If you don't have Tamanu, feel free to use any skin-safe oil, like sweet almond, jojoba, rosehip, etc.
AND NOW FOR THE RECIPE.....
1/2 cup aloe gelly (I find mine here)
2 Tablespoons Helichrysum hydrosol (I find it here)
2 tablespoons tamanu oil (I find mine here)
3 drops Roman or German chamomile essential oil, 7-10 drops lavender essential oil, 2 drops frankincense essential oil (found here)
Stir ingredients together with a spoon until the mixture turns cloudy and smooth ~ it's quite interesting to witness, so pay special attention! Use on your skin to create a nourishing, spa-like effect. It's so lovely, thick but light, and doesn't leave your skin sticky at all. For longest shelf life, store in the fridge.Enjoy!
This recipe is inspired by my education at School for Aromatic Studies. If you are interested in any of their aromatherapy/essential oils programs, please check them out here!