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Here are three plant-based body cream recipes with essential oils that you can make at home.


These creams are not only nourishing for your skin but also provide a delightful aroma for a spa-like experience. Each recipe includes a list of ingredients, step-by-step instructions, and potential essential oil combinations for different purposes.

Lavender and Chamomile Relaxation Cream


Purpose: Promotes relaxation and stress relief.


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil

  • 1/4 cup shea butter

  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter

  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

  • 5 drops chamomile essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Put a pan over water and add the coconut, shea, cocoa butter into a bowl and place on top of the pan then melt the coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter until fully liquid.

  2. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

  3. Add the lavender and chamomile essential oils to the mixture and stir well.

  4. Pour the mixture into a glass jar or container.

  5. Allow the cream to cool and solidify at room temperature or in the refrigerator.


Peppermint and Eucalyptus Invigorating Cream


Purpose: Provides an invigorating and refreshing sensation.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond oil

  • 1/4 cup cocoa butter

  • 1/4 cup mango butter

  • 10 drops peppermint essential oil

  • 5 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Put a pan over water and add the almond oil, mango butter, cocoa butter into a bowl and place on top of the pan , melt the almond oil, cocoa butter, and mango butter until fully liquid.

  2. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

  3. Add the peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils to the mixture and stir well.

  4. Pour the mixture into a glass jar or container.

  5. Allow the cream to cool and solidify at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Citrus and Vanilla Hydrating Cream


Purpose: Provides deep hydration and a pleasant, uplifting scent.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil

  • 1/4 cup shea butter

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

  • 10 drops sweet orange essential oil

  • 5 drops vanilla essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Put a pan over water and add the avocado oil, Shea butter, Coconut Oil into a bowl and place on top of the pan then melt the avocado oil, shea butter, and coconut oil until fully liquid.

  2. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes.

  3. Add the sweet orange and vanilla essential oils to the mixture and stir well.

  4. Pour the mixture into a glass jar or container.

  5. Allow the cream to cool and solidify at room temperature or in the refrigerator.


Storage: Store these homemade body creams in a cool, dry place. If kept properly, they can last for several months.


These DIY plant-based body creams are a fantastic way to pamper your skin while enjoying the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. You can experiment with different essential oil combinations to create creams tailored to your specific preferences and skincare needs.




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