Thursday, September 27, 2012

Two Minty Bath and Body Products

Peppermint Body Butter

Peppermint relieves many respiratory problems including nasal congestion, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, colds, and cough. It also relieves stress, pain, and is an immune system booster. These facts make it a welcomed parent to anyone on your list.

1/2 cup aloe vera gel
1 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Tablespoon witch hazel
1 Teaspoon Vitamin E oil
5-6 drops peppermint e.o.

Mix the aloe, cornstarch and witch Hazel in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring at 30 second intervals to incorporate. Cook until this mixture becomes clear and thick. Now add your e.o, and peppermint oil. Mix well. Store in an air-tight container and label.

Cocoa mint scrub

Invigorate your feet at the end of a tough day with this rich and minty scrub. The raw sugar scrub will smooth and cleanse, while the cocoa butter makes your feet super soft. Peppermint oil is a well-
known energizer. Use this scrub any time your feet—and spirits—need a lift.

• 2 tablespoons cocoa butter, grated
• 2 tablespoons almond oil
• ½ cup raw sugar
• 4-5 drops peppermint essential oil

1. Gently heat cocoa butter and almond oil until cocoa butter melts;
stir well.

2. Add sugar and peppermint oil and mix.

3. Massage into clean feet and rinse with warm water. If your feet
are extremely dry, massage in a bit more cocoa butter and cover your
feet with clean cotton socks for 15 to 20 minutes.

Janice Cox

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