Recently, we talked a little bit about safely handling essential oils that are more likely to have skin sensitivity issues. The golden rule for using essential oils? Dilute! All essential oils are intense concentrates, and one of the best things about them is just a drop or two can go a long way.
Many essential oils are best suited for topical use, but what’s the best way to dilute those? You can use a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil, or even olive oil in a pinch, but pure oils on your skin may not be your cup of tea. There are DIY hand lotion recipes galore on Pinterest, sure, but then you start daydreaming about different ingredient combos, buying a bunch of cute pots, designing your own labels… Maybe hobby level isn’t quite what you’re after.
Of course doTERRA offers several lotions with some of their essential oil blends, like Deep Blue Rub for athletes, or Citrus Bliss, which is truly the most effortless way to get your hands on essential oil hand lotion! But maybe you’ve already perfected your favorite essential oil blend and you’d like to take it for a spin. Well never fear: dōTERRA® SPA Hand & Body Lotion is here. It’s an unscented blend of oils and seed butters that goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly, and it’s perfect for mixing with doTERRA essential oils to create your own customized lotion experience.
Even if your DIY skills are almost non-existent, you can create essential oil lotion to suit your mood in no time flat, and feel good knowing it’s going to be high quality every time. To customize dōTERRA® SPA Hand & Body Lotion, just find a container with a lid, squeeze some lotion into it, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils, stir well, and voilà! Fully customized, skin-nourishing hand and body lotion.
If you’re working with an essential oil you haven’t tried out on your skin before, be sure to take a dab of your newly created lotion and do a little patch test on the back of your hand or your arm before slathering it on. As long as you don’t notice any redness or feel any burning-type sensations within a few hours, you should be good to go.
It really is an effortless way to expand your home spa experience!