Aloe Body/Massage Oil
What you will need

1/2 cup of aloe vera gel

1/2 cup of coconut oil

2-3 drops of essential oil, your choice



Method

1. Combine your aloe vera gel  and coconut oil in a bowl. The ratio of aloe vera gel to oil should be 1:1. I find running fresh aloe gel in blender makes for easier mixing.

2. Heat your mixture in a pot on the stove on low heat for approximately 10 minutes.

3. Add 2 or 3 drops of your favorite essential oil to the above ingredients and mix well.  The addition of an essential oil will give your aloe massage oil an appealing aroma, which will calm the mind as well as give your oil more health benefits (which vary depending on the oil you choose). So pick out an essential oil (or two) to supplement and maximize the medicinal properties of aloe vera!

4. Let your aloe oil cool before moving forward.

5. Once your aloe vera oil has cooled down, all that is left to do is to slather on that aloe oil! Have the ultimate massage experience by rubbing the oil on your body–your arms, legs, back, or chest. Ah, relaxing and moisturizing!

6. Store your aloe vera oil in a cool, dry place for approximately 2 weeks. Refrigerating your final product will also preserve the ingredients, making their health benefits stay stronger longer! You can also lengthen the shelf life by adding vitamins. For every 1/4 cup of gel, add 500 mg of Vitamin C and 400 IU of Vitamin E. You can grind Vitamin C caplets or drain Vitamin E capsules by pricking them with a small pin. Run the mixture of gel and vitamins through a blender, or stir vigorously with a spoon. This mixture can be stored for up to 8 months in the refrigerator.

Aloe Oil Application Tips

Want an even better way to enjoy your aloe massage oil and all of its skin benefits? Use your new homemade aloe produce right after you step out of the shower and are squeaky clean. Your damp skin will better absorb the oil, letting your skin really soak in all the aloe and its wonderful skin benefits!

Have fun!

 

From the Full Moon Native recipe files