Many essential oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil before topically applying them to the skin (psst…the back of the essential oil bottle will tell you whether your oil needs to be diluted). It’s never difficult to put a few drops of carrier oil and a drop of essential oil in the palm of my hand and apply that mixture to my skin for relief. However, when I am in a rush or in a public place, that process can be a little inconvenient and messy. That’s where my carrier oil bar comes in! A carrier oil bar makes allows for mess free essential oil application! To use, I rub the carrier oil bar over the area that I want to apply my essential oil to. Then, I massage the essential oil to that same area. If the essential oil feels too strong, I simply apply a little more of the carrier oil bar to my skin. So convenient! Better yet…this bar also doubles as a lotion since it is made of ingredients with moisturizing properties.
Here’s how I made my carrier oil bar:
Step 1: Fill a small saucepan with a small amount of water. Place a small mason jar (I use a 4 ounce jar) into the water (the water should come up to the halfway point on the outside of the mason jar). Turn the burner on a medium-low setting.
Step 2: Add the following to the mason jar (don’t over scoop your measurements or it won’t all fit):
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or 1 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon for a slightly softer bar, which I prefer)
- 1 teaspoon shea butter (or 1 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon for a slightly softer bar, which I prefer)
- 3/4 teaspoon beeswax pellets (or 1/2 teaspoon for a slightly softer bar, which I prefer)
- roughly 2-3 drops of vitamin E oil (optional)
Allow the ingredients to melt, stirring occasionally. Be patient – the beeswax pellets take some time to melt.
Step 3: Once melted, carefully pour the mixture into a 0.35 ounce travel deodorant container (I bought mine here). Let sit until your carrier oil bar hardens. Ta-da! This bar is super cute, convenient, and small enough to carry in your purse.
*If you want to use this as a lightly scented lotion bar (instead of a carrier oil bar), add about 3-8 drops of your favorite essential oil (adjust to your liking) to the melted mixture just before pouring.
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