I had made these lotion bars to give as gifts — turned out so cute, right?? — but the dry winter air has left my hands super dry and flaky at the knuckles… so I unwrapped one and used it for myself. Sorry mail carrier or paper boy or whomever this one was earmarked for, it’s mine now.
It’s made with shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil and beeswax. Plus some essential oils thrown in there to boost skin health. I went with Lavender and Northern Lights Black Spruce for both their scent and their skin-supporting properties.
Super easy to make, they smell like heaven (hello, cocoa butter!) and leave your skin really soft. Here’s the recipe. Do yourself a favour and skip the double boiler situation on the stove. Just melt everything together in the microwave, and add the essential oils after. Awesome gifts, but be sure to keep a few for yourself!
Everyone has defining moments in their lives. Experiences that carry weight, and that you know have changed you on a fundamental level. I had one of those on Saturday.
I visited one of Young Living’s worldwide farms today, and experienced firsthand the grassroots, authentic process of producing a pure essential oil. I planted a Lavender plant in the field, which will grow and be harvested in the future.
I saw the distillers distilling the oil from the raw material, and some of the scientific equipment they use to test the oil for purity.
I walked the fields and toured the farm, and saw Young Living’s absolute commitment to the natural world, to the plants and the animals.
I saw their unwavering commitment to bring their members nothing but pure essential oil for the health and nourishment of our bodies and minds. And I felt the heart of the leadership and the team who make it happen at every YL farm and distillery worldwide for us.
If I was proud to be working with this company before, I am ALL IN now. This company is my future.
And I’m so excited for everyone on my team who has hitched their wagon to this wild ride. We are growing the future together