What is lotion?
Lotion is a blend of water, a small amount of oil and a bunch of toxic ingredients.
Why are they added?
1. Oil and water separate, so chemical emulsifiers are added to stop it.
2. Bacteria and fungus start to grow in bottled containers of oil and water, so Chemicals are added to stop bacterial and fungal growth.
3. Synthetic chemical scents are cheaper than pure essential oils.
Try these methods, instead of using lotion.
1. apply oil directly to freshly showered/ bathed wet skin. You will instantly create lotion on your skin. After massaging it in, pat your skin dry (don't rub) with a towel.
2. Make a salt or sugar scrub. Combine oil with sugar or salt or both in a container and add enough oil to cover everything. You can add essential oils to the scrub. Use the scrub at the end of a shower and rinse off. Your skin will be exfoliated and moisturized.
3. Add a little oil to bath water and you will come out of the tub with very moisturized skin. Lavender and other calming essential oils are good for nighttime baths. Rosemary and peppermint are stimulating and help you wake up, great for morning showers.
Which body Oils are Recommended?
•always use organic unrefined oil
•A single oil or a combination of oils can be used
•Some examples of good oils are coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil, sesame oil, and avocado oil. Experiment with different oils to find the ones that are best for your skin.
Which oils should be Avoided?
• Genetically modified oils like canola, corn and vegetable oil. Canola oil is a registered pesticide. Don't even cook with these.
I am a Certified Massage Therapist, Arvigo Practitioner and (almost certified) Aromatherapist. I use this blog to share information about natural and organic health and beauty.