* Check with your medical provider before using herbal concoctions.
Arnica massage oil
Ingredients: 1 cup dried organic arnica flowers, 2 cups organic olive oil, 10 drops organic rosemary essential oil, 10 drops organic eucalyptus essential oil, 1 tsp vitamin E oil
Directions: Mix olive oil and Vitamin E oil together, place arnica in a dry pint jar and pour oil into the jar, completely covering the herbs. Shake or stir and place more oil if needed. Cap the jar tightly. Place on a warm windowsill and shake once per day for 4-6 weeks. Strain herbs out of the oil using a cheesecloth. Make sure and squeeze every drop of oil out. Add essential oils, and roll the jar to distribute. Pour into glass bottles and store in a oil dark place until needed.
Ingredients: 1/2 Tablespoon baking soda, 1/8 cup organic arrowroot powder, 1/8 cup organic cocoa powder, 1/8 cup organic shea butter, 1 drop vitamin E oil, 25-40 drops of organic essential oils: fir needle, geranium, or lavender
Directions: In a pyrex measuring glass, combine cocoa butter and shea butter. Using a double boiler, heat over low-medium heat until butters are melted. Remove from heat and stir in arrowroot powder and baking soda. Stir in vitamin E oil and your desired essential oil or blend. Carefully pour into two 2 oz. tins and allow to set before capping. To use, rub a pea-sized amount into skin before activity.