With our lives being in overdrive on an everyday basis, taking a bath and actually enjoying it might seem like a luxury because we just don’t have enough time. Even though we feel like we don’t have the time, we should always take a moment to unwind after a stressful day. So, why not relax and indulge in the fragrance of autumn flowers by using a floral bath oil to add to your me time?
Have you ever seen those beautiful oils with dried flower petals in them? They are sold for a pretty penny in department stores, but the good thing is they’re fairly easy to make. Aside from them being appealing to the eye, they are also very beneficial for your skin too.
Flowers like roses and chamomile have a variety of health benefits for your body and skin, but one plant, in particular, is great for your skin and is actually grown in the fall. Can you guess what it is? No, it’s not a pumpkin but a Chrysanthemum.
Chrysanthemums have been used for thousands of year to heal a plethora of conditions ranging from lowering blood pressure to even treating prostate cancer when used in conjunction with other herbs. It has also many benefits for your skin as well. Now today it will be used for a body oil that will help relax your senses and rejuvenate your skin.
Chrysanthemum and Rose-Infused Body Oil
Chrysanthemums have many benefits for the skin, including smoothing out wrinkles and blemishes, evening skin tone and reducing puffiness as well. With its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, it’s also used to reduce the redness and swelling caused by acne.
This body oil recipe also includes lavender and rose petals, which both have benefits of their own. Rose petals help even skin tone, promoting a brighter complexion, and lavender helps fight acne and soften the skin. Mix that with coconut oil and sweet almond, you have the perfect blend that both moisturizes your skin while helping to eliminate wrinkles, pimples, fine lines and inflammation.
- 1 cup of Sweet almond oil
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of dried chrysanthemum petals
- 1/4 cup of dried rose petals
- 2 tablespoons cup of dried lavender buds
- 12 drops of vitamin E oil
- Place all your flowers in a glass bowl and pour the sweet almond oil and coconut oil over the top.
- Place the bowl on top of a saucepan filled with water to make a double boiler.
- Over medium-low heat, allow the herbs to infuse with the oil for 1 hour. Refill the water in the saucepan when needed and keep an eye on your mixture to make sure it doesn’t get too hot because you want it to only warm the oil not simmer, or else you’ll burn your herbs.
- Once the oil has infused remove it from the saucepan and allow it to cool.
- After that use a cheesecloth and strain the herbs from your oil, repeat two to three times to make sure you got all the oil.
- Pour your infused oil into a glass bottle and add in the vitamin E oil. You can also add a couple of dried herbs for aesthetic
- Voilá, you can now indulge in the essence of fall flowers.
Recipe inspired by Live Simply Me.