This Valentine’s Day, forget about store-bought gifts and treat your love to something a little more creative. If your V-Day tradition typically involves roses and chocolate, this re-imagined do-it-yourself version is a great alternative.
Combine luscious cocoa butter with sweet-smelling essential oils to create an exotic indulgence for the senses as well as the body. This homemade massage blend pampers the skin with jajoba oil, which closely resembles the skin’s own pH factor and natural emollients. Present cream in a glass jar with a love note and your Valentine is sure to be pleasantly surprised!
4 oz. Aura Cacia Cocoa Butter
16 drops Aura Cacia Precious Essentials Vanilla (in jojoba oil)
5 drops Aura Cacia Precious Essentials Rose Absolute (in jojoba oil)
2 drops Aura Cacia Sweet Orange Essential Oil
1 drop Aura Cacia Cardamom Seed Essential Oil
4-oz amber glass jar
- In double boiler over simmering water, heat cocoa butter until melted, then remove from heat.
- Stir in essential oils and pour into jar.
- Allow to cool slightly, then apply to skin for massage.
- Store remaining massage cream, tightly capped, in refrigerator. Warm before use.
Note: When cream cools completely, it will solidify.