Make a Soothing Botanical Lotion Bar

Dry skin?

Treat it kindly.

Use these natural ingredients in a mold to make pretty, sweetly scented, soft-skin feeling botanical lotion bars.

These make nice gifts for a friend and great bridal or baby shower favors!

You can custom blend drops of essential oils to relieve stress.

The process is super simple and the ingredients are available at many health food markets.

Terri O Super SimpleIngredients:

1 Tbsp. jojoba oil, grapeseed oil or apricot kernel oil

(You may also mix two oils together to equal 1 Tbsp.)

1 Tbsp. shea butter

200 I.U. vitamin E oil

1 Tbsp. minus 1/8 tsp. beeswax

1/2 tsp. essential oil, any variety

Project Instructions:

Melt wax and remove 1/8 tsp. Add jojoba, grapeseed or apricot kernel oil. Remove from heat and add vitamin E and essential oil. Pour into lotion bar tubes or molds and let set before putting cap on. Allow mixture to set 12 hours before using. Makes two 3/4-oz. lotion bars.

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Quick Stress Reducer

Downward Facing Dog

Release stress and tension with this super simple yoga pose!

Here’s a 10 minute exercise you can do to reduce stress and rejuvenate your spirit.
Start on your hands and knees with hands shoulder width apart and knees hips width apart.
Spread your fingers wide. With arms remaining strong, tuck your toes and lift your knees off the ground, hips in the air. Straighten the legs and lower your heels toward the floor. Hold for three to five breaths; lower back to knees and repeat pose three to five times.

Modification

If you have super tight hamstrings, bend your knees, keep your hips lifted high and move your chest toward the thighs.