DIY Moisturizing Lotion Bar

If you’ve never heard of a lotion bar, it’s pretty much a solidified lotion. It acts the same way a lotion would, it just has a different texture. At first, I planned to make a lotion, but decided to try something a little different.

Ingredients:

  • Cocoa Butter
  • Shea Butter
  • Beeswax OR Candelilla Wax as a vegan alternative
  • Carrier Oil of your choice (I used a oil blend that I already had since it had most of the oils I intended on using which are Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip Seed, Cranberry Seed, Meadowfoam Seed and Vitamin E Oil)
  • Essential Oil (optional - I didn’t add any because the Cocoa Butter has a lovely aroma that I didn’t want to diffuse)

Materials:

  • Double Boiler
  • Measuring Cup or measuring spoon
  • Silicone Mold

Note: As far as measurements, I usually eyeballs my ingredients but know that you can easily reheat on low temp if you aren’t happy with the texture. Keep in mind that the more wax you use, the harder your product will be. 

How to make:

Begin by heating your double boiler on high temp. Add your wax first since it takes longest to melt, then add the rest of your ingredients. Stir until melted. Pour into your silicone mold. This will dry quickly, but I like to stick it in the fridge for an hour or two to completely let it solidify. 

Bam! You just made yourself a Moisturizing Lotion Bar!

Ingredient Benefits:

All the carrier oils in the Stretch Mark Oil blend pictured and Cocoa Butter are well known for moisturizing, soothing and reducing the skin of scars. This includes acne scars, stretch mark scars, surgery scars etc. 

I hope you enjoy your handmade Lotion Bar. If you have any questions regarding this recipe, feel free to message me!

Happy Healing,

Jacqueline, the Plant Lady

IG: Jeditree

People often ask ‘how is life treating you?’ Perhaps the more accurate question is ‘how are you treating yourself?’
—  Sepi Tajima
I’m going to control myself, build my discipline and not give in every time I have a craving.
—  Affirmation of the day.
Choose to be happy. Choose to see things positively. Every decision we make is one we cannot get back, so choose wisely. Life truly is what you make of it.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin | More on Instagram!

Magickal Facial Steam

Facial steams detox the skin by opening up the pores and softening dirt and debris that they hold. The blend of ingredients i’ve combined will allow your skin to feel and look younger while creating a soothing aroma to assist in waking up the brain cells. With a little positive intention during the steam, it can also assist in balancing and opening up the third eye and relieving any blockage in the crown chakra

Ingredients and properties:

Amethyst

The high vibrational energy in Amethyst assists in alleviating stress and anxiety providing peace and tranquility. Amethyst stimulates activities on the right side of the brain making this a perfect stone to enhance mental powers, creativity, and memory.

Lemon EO

Lemon oil alleviates headaches, enhances moods, boosts the immune system,  improves concentration, and eases symptoms of acne.

Clary Sage

Clary Sage calms and soothes the skin, lightens mood, normalizes blood pressure, improves mental clarity, and releases stress.

Rose Buds

Rose Buds are high in Vitamin C, A, and E which easily makes this herbs perfect for toning the skin and relieving it from free redials that damage the skin, making your skin look younger and healthier. 

Red Clover

Red Clover has been known to alleviate Eczema due to it being packed with natural protective antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. This herbs is also known for treating cancer and reducing the aging in skin.

Once you’ve finished steaming your face, rinse your face with lukewarm water and then apply your preferred serum or moisturizer.

-Jacqueline, the Plant Lady

Sigil of Health, Beauty, and Wellness

Or more specifically, a sigil to help you achieve inner and outer beauty and wellness through making healthy and smart choices for yourself. 

(btw, the bottom part of this sigil, the one that looks roughly like a “M,T, C, and S” turned into a cross, can be used as a more easy-to-recreate version of this sigil that should achieve a similar affect :) ) 

Prints available here

If you keep at it, it will happen. It will. The only thing that is stopping you from achieving your wildest dreams is the questioning of whether or not you will show your persistence. So show it. Show that infinite strength and courage that you have within you.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

“I see you eating whatever you want and not exercising” - Pants

Dear girl trying to get back in shape,

I know it’s hard. I know the hardest thing you may do all day is walk into the gym. I know how easy it is to want to give up and go eat Chicken McNuggets, but don’t do it. I know it feels like you work so hard and get no where. I know how frustrating it is to see that person across the table from you eat a Big Mac every day while you eat your carrots and still be half of your size. I know that awful feeling where you don’t want to go to the gym because you know how out of shape you are. Trust me, I know.

The important thing is you are doing something about it. I’m sure you get mad at yourself for letting your body get this out of shape, but life happens. You have made a huge accomplishment by not having a soda in over a month, and those small changes are huge. I understand how hard it is, I understand how frustrating it is to not see results and I understand why you want to give up. Being healthy and fit takes so much time. As much as I wish you could wake up the day after a good workout with the 6 pack of your dreams, that just isn’t the reality. If being healthy was easy, everyone would do it, and it wouldn’t feel so good when you got there.

Remember how last January your resolution was to get back in the gym and get healthy again? Think about how incredible you would look right now if you would have stuck with it. The great thing is that you can start any time, and you can prove yourself wrong.

Tired of starting over? Then don’t give up.

You are only as strong as your mind. You will get there one day. Just be patient and keep working.

— 

The Odyssey Online

Originally posted by quicksilver123456