Cherry Blossom Lotion

Cherry blossom is one of my favorite fragrances. I remember back when one of my favorite beauty supply stores decided to discontinue the fragrance, I ran out and bought their cherry blossom lotion in bulk! Quick truth: I would mix their lotion with Nivea or vaseline to increase the emollient feel. This was back before I started making my own lotions and realized that I could include all the emollients I wanted and needed in order to create the best lotion for myself.


Nowadays, I make my own cherry blossom lotion and include shea butter, castor oil, and mango butter. All skin loving ingredients that are great for the skin any time of the year. This cherry blossom scented lotion offers moisture that not only quickly absorbs into the skin but also helps to keep the skin moisturized throughout the day. Amyris essential oil is also added to help provide a more woodsy and grounding scent to the cherry blossom.

Quick breakdown of the key ingredients:

Shea Butter: Moisturizing and incredibly nourishing for the skin. Full of natural vitamins and fatty acids that helps to protect the skin’s natural oils.

Castor Oil: Castor oil was chosen for this particular lotion for its humectant properties. Castor oil helps to draw moisture from the air to the skin the keep the skin moisturized longer. Castor oil also contains triglycerides which help to maintain moisture in the skin.

Mango Butter: Mango butter is rich in Vitamin A and C, palmitic acid, stearic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid which helps to promote glowing and revitalized skin.

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The Wonders of Peppermint

I absolutely love working with Peppermint essential oil. This powerful, sweet smelling oil, with all of it’s uses and benefits, is a naturally occurring plant-based substance, that reminds me on a constant basis of the abundant resources of Mother Nature.

Peppermint oil takes me back to my childhood, around the holidays, with the minty sweet candy canes hanging from the Christmas tree as part of decoration. Or the way it adds a mint fresh sweet fragrance to an already sweet sugar cookie. I’ve met several people who use peppermint to help alleviate their headaches. It just works on so many levels.


Soothing Coconut Menthol Salve Cooling
I love watching these cool down.

Now that it’s flu season, I’ve been using peppermint oil with menthol in my Soothing Coconut Menthol Salve recipe to support the feeling of opening up my sinuses. My boyfriend also loves this salve and feels that it has helped him as he as been stuffy lately. This is not a cure or a remedy. But I do love the sinus relief it provides. I also use peppermint to help soothe dry cracked feet after a long day. When I apply this peppermint foot cream to my

Peppermint Foot Cream Creamy
Peppermint Foot Cream

feet before bed, I place a sock over them and in the morning my feet feel revived, and are soft and moisturized. I’ve gifted them to members of my family because I saw the wonders that it did for my feet, especially after a lengthy night shift. They love it. Not to mention it helps soften callouses as well. It’s my go to foot cream recipe because of all the good it does.

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