This cooling pregnancy leg balm is perfect for pregnant women or anyone with tired legs.
What makes this the perfect pregnancy leg balm?
Peppermint essential oil causes vasodilation and increases circulation. Since circulation changes during pregnancy, it is perfect for this mix. Tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils are nourishing to the skin and provide a refreshing aroma. The mango butter in this recipe is high in vitamins C and A which are great for keeping skin plump and may help reduce the appearance of fine lines, while the coconut oil works as a fantastic moisturizer. Combine it all and you have the perfect pregnancy leg balm!
¼ cup virgin coconut oil
¼ cup mango butter
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
15 drops tea tree essential oil
10 drops eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops peppermint essential oil
- Gently melt the virgin coconut oil and mango butter over low heat, using caution not to overheat. (For this recipe I place my metal mixing bowl in a saucepan of simmering water to make a fake double boiler.) Allow to cool slightly.
- Then add vitamin E and essential oils. Gently whisk together and pour into glass containers.
- Refrigerate until firm. This leg balm can be stored at room temperature for several months.
I love how versatile essential oils are! They can be used for so much. How do you use them? Leave a comment below with your favorite essential oil.
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