Before I dive into a recipe that I’m totally loving these days, let me just take a minute to say
I am so very sorry for dropping the ball on this website.
I had great intentions for this site when I first started it … but man life got busy … and something had to be put on hold.
But fall is here … and our time of transition is finally over. We’re finally moved in to the little house we now call home, we’ve made some great friends, and New England is finally beginning to feel like home. Someone once told me it would take about a year … and we are coming up on that year anniversary in just a couple of weeks. Now that we’re finally settled, I’m ready to get back in the swing of sharing our oily life with you.
In the midst of our move way back in May, I ran out of my new favorite shower gel. I got the Morning Start Shower Gel for free way back in January, and I absolutely fell in love with it. With Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Juniper, it became my favorite way to wake up in the morning (or afternoon … depending on when I got to take my shower that day). When I ran out, we were in a spending freeze, so I attempted to make my own. Now, I like my homemade stuff way better than any that I’ve bought – I think because I can totally customize the scent.
Try it out … and let me know what you think!
DIY Bath & Shower Gel
½ cup castile soap
2 Tbsp avocado oil or fractionated coconut oil
¼ cup vegetable glycerine
1 Tbsp jojoba oil
1 Tbsp vitamin e oil
30 drops of essential oils
Combine all ingredients in an 8 ounce bottle (I reuse my old shower gel bottle). Shake well before each use.
For a great wake-me-up shower gel, use 15 drops of lemongrass, 5 drops of rosemary, 5 drops of peppermint, 5 drops of lemon. For an awesome Starter Kit recipe – use 10 drops of peppermint, 10 drops of lemon, 5 drops of lavender.
You can substitute the oils for a different smell. Try using Lavender & Stress Away for a Calming Recipe. Or Orange & Frankincense for a luxurious, skin-loving combination. My favorite for the kiddos is Peace & Calming.