Introduction: Soothing for Sore Muscles & Joint Cream
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This is an incredibly effective hand and body cream that owes it powers to the essential oils within it as well as the Castor Oil and of course the ever so powerful beeswax! This product is very soothing on sore or sprained muscles, joint pain and arthritis. This cream does not smell yucky and does not cause a burning sensation like many traditional muscles rubs or creams. The natural products in it will increase circulation and reduce inflammation which provides greater range of motion and less discomfort.
I hope you enjoy making and using this cream. It is one of my favourites! If you are not up to making it you can purchase it on the Omtoria website. www.omtoria.com
Thank you honey bees! xoxo
Step 1: Measuring Your Ingredients
All of my recipes are based on percentages so depending on how much you want to make you would you will calculate as follows: For 100ml's of cream, a 40% measurement would be 40ml's. For 200ml's of cream a 40% measurement would be 80%.
Okay, lets get started.
Get two pots (you are going to use the double boiler method - larger pot has water in it which will boil and slightly smaller pot sits inside large pot to gently melt and combine your ingredients).
Organic Coconut Oil 40%
Organic Beeswax 18%
Organic Shea Butter 10%
Organic Sunflower Oil 10%
Castor Oil 22%
Distilled Water 40%
Frankincense Essential Oil at .03% (3 drops for a 100ml recipe)
Peppermint Essential Oil at .01% (2 drops for a 100ml recipe)
Eucalyptus Essential Oil at .01% (2 drops for a 100ml recipe)
Benzion Essential Oil at .03% (3 drops for a 100ml recipe)
Lavender Essential Oil at .1% (6 drops for a 100ml recipe)
Chamomile Essential Oil at .2% (12 drops for a 100ml recipe)
Combine only the first 5 ingredients (do not add the water or essential oils yet).
Step 2: Combine and Slowly Melt
Combine all of your first 5 ingredients and slowly melt and stir them together.
Step 3: Emulsify
Once all of your beeswax and hard butters and oils (coconut oil and shea butter) have melted and combined together. Remove from heat and let cool. You can place your pot our cup into the fridge to speed up the cooling off process.
Step 4: Blend It Together
Using a good and very clean food processor add all of your melted oils, beeswax and butters (which have now fully solidified and hardened) to your food processor.
Slowly blend the cream to soften it ever so slightly.
Very Slowly Add your distilled water and continue to gently blend until you have a nice looking cream.
Add your essential oils (as stated on the ingredient step) and blend together gently.
Step 5: Pipe Into Jars
Scoop mixture into piping bag and pipe your ready to use Joint and Muscle Love Cream into clean and sterilized jars. If you are using clear glass be sure to keep your cream out of direct sunlight. I use black violet jars from Germany that completely block out all U.V. light which acts as a natural preservative.
Step 6: Label and Enjoy!
Put a pretty little label on your jar and use as often as you like!
Thank you to the bees for making this lovely product possible! xoxo
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