Here’s our final DIY beauty recipe from my fabulous friend, Lacie, who is guest posting for me in January. If you haven’t checked out her website yet, you can do so right here. She is very knowledgeable in essential oils, which is something I use all the time. She also has a new blog added to her website, so be sure to check it out too, as well as her beautiful Instagram account and Facebook page. Lots of free health tips! And here’s Lacie!
I’m totally winning at life you guys! This morning we had chocolate pudding for breakfast. Yep, go ahead and present me with that shiny Mom of the Year trophy. I could lie and tell you it had kale or some kind of kid-unapproved vegetable hidden in it but….like I said, that would be lying and moms of the year don’t lie right?! It did however contain eggs and eggs are a great healthy breakfast option, so hey, I’m not beating myself up over it. We will balance it out at lunch. If you want to win at life also, go whip up Lorie’s new Easy Chocolate Pudding with Raspberry Sauce recipe for your kid’s next breakfast or snack, however you roll.
This is my last guest post for y’all! It’s been such a fun experience sharing a bit of my passion for essential oils with you each week. This week I’ve got a super simple DIY Body Butter recipe. It’s silky soft, luxurious and quick to make. You may have to pop on amazon to order a few of the ingredients but, once you make it, you will be glad you did. It contains shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and Young Living Lavender essential oil.
I use raw, unrefined, organic shea butter. It contains several natural vitamins and fatty acids which make it extremely moisturizing and nourishing for your skin. For more detailed information about the benefits of shea butter check out this link right here.
Cocoa butter also has many skin benefiting properties. Click here for details. Once again, I use raw, unrefined, organic cocoa butter to ensure the best quality. Cocoa butter is very hydrating which makes it a well loved and used addition to many beauty products.
As I’ve stated in the previous posts, coconut oil also has many wonderful benefits for your skin. You can check out www.coconutoil.com to read all about this multi-use product.
Jojoba oil is one of my favorite carrier oils to use when applying our essential oils. It’s lightweight and non-greasy. Jojoba oil also helps to promote skin health. Read more here.
Lavender is a popular essential oil long loved for its calming, soothing aroma. It adds a lovely relaxing component to homemade beauty products. I use only Young Living Lavender. I know it never contains fillers or synthetics and is the best quality lavender essential oil possible.
- ⅓ cup Coconut Oil
- ⅓ cup Shea Butter
- ⅓ cup Cocoa Butter
- 1 Tbsp Jojoba Oil
- 10-15 drops Lavender Essential Oil (Young Living)
- Add all ingredients, except for Lavender, into a glass bowl. Place bowl over a pot of hot (not boiling) water and melt ingredients together. Stirring continuously until melted completely. Remove from heat and allow to cool 15-20 minutes. Place bowl in the refrigerator until mixture starts to firm. Remove and whip with a hand mixer until a creamy consistency is reached. Add in Lavender and whip again to combine. Immediately transfer to glass jars for storage. Apply as desired.
That’s it folks! This has been so much fun, preparing and sharing some of my favorite DIY recipes with you! I hope you have enjoyed them and plan to try them out for yourself soon. I also hope you’ve found a few new yummy food recipes from Mississippi Kitchen to try. Lorie knocks it out of the park when it comes to tasty recipes; I know this, I’ve tried quite a bit of them. If you’re looking for more information or inspiration regarding Young Living essential oils/products, please connect with me.
You, yes you, have been wonderfully made. Made for purpose. Made for love. Made for wellness. Don’t choose to conform to the world’s image of wellness. You are more. Live with purpose. Live loved. Live well.
Seek Wellness + Live Essentially
Stennett Family Essentials
P.S. Lorie, thank you for graciously welcoming me into your blog space to share about something I’m so passionate about. You are a blessing. Your ability to make magic in the kitchen and behind a camera are only a small portion of who you are. Your hardcore passion to pursue what is right and good is inspiring. Thank you for spreading kindness, compassion and His bright light.
I have thoroughly enjoyed having Lacie guest post for me this month and I hope I can talk her into coming back soon and sharing her knowledge of health, wellness, and essential oils with us again soon! I have tried all of her DIY recipes and they are absolutely fabulous. All photography in this post by Lacie Stennett.
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