I love mixing things up and doing them a little different each time but this recipe has been very useful lately just the way it is.
This recipe was "tweaked" to help someone with pain from neuropathy. Well, let's first identify what neuropathy means:
neuropathy |n(y)o͝oˈräpəTHē| noun ~ Medicine
disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves, typically causing numbness or weakness. (Oxford American Dictionary)
A few months ago I learned of this recipe, and shortly afterwards I helped do an essential oil class where one of the participants, a breast cancer survivor, mentioned having some unremitting pain and numbness after her treatment. Medications were just not working for her.
Remembering this recipe which involved mixing the ingredients, then cooling the mixture 30 min and then freezing it for another 30 minutes, there was no time to make it so I improvised. I mixed the DoTerra Essential oils together in a glass one-dram bottle, then topped it off with fractionated coconut oil. I thought this might help because the following is the testimony that was posted on our group's page:
Per Donna - posted on Feb 5, 2013
So I made a batch of body butter for a friend who has neuropathy in her feet after having chemo a couple years ago. I added
peppermint, wintergreen, eucalyptus and coriander oils to it. My oils are from doTerra because I trust their purity, and as a cancer survivor, that is important to me.
Donna's friend had been using it for less than a week and she has already gained back almost all of the feeling in her feet!! She is sharing with some of the ladies she met while she was having treatment!!
Pleased with my mixture, I gave it to our friend at the class to start using it as soon as she had a chance to apply it. I was informed that within days she was having relief. She now is able to obtain and use the essential oils as needed and also sharing her new remedies with her friends and family.
The recipe and instructions are from Rawmazing.com and you will see that she used the herb rosemary in her recipe. For her choice of scents please check her site! I did not do the rosemary but I would definitely add rosemary essential oil to this for an extra boost. I also buy these carrier oils in bulk. That way I always have what I need.
1 Cup Solid Organic Shea Butter (or solid cocoa butter)
1/2 Cup Solid Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup Almond Oil
I added a few drops of vitamin e or rosemary antioxidant to help preserve it but it doesn't last long!
Melt shea and coconut oil in double boiler, cool 30 minutes then add almond oil. Freeze until edges are solid (about 20-30 min) then remove from freezer and whip it into a smooth body butter.
I later had a class to make Mother's Day gifts, and we made this body butter, and I will have to say I love it. The fragrance, the feel and texture. I've been having my husband use it on his lower back and it does give him some relief. It's definitely worth a try!
There are many essential oil companies out there. I happen to love the DoTerra Oils and have been using them for a few years. They are pure, chemical free, and not watered down. Whatever you use, do some research on the oils first. It makes a big difference as to the outcome of your recipes.
Peppermint, Wintergreen, Eucalyptus, and Coriander (about 20-25 drops of each) in a base of shea butter, coconut oil, and almond oil
Let your creativity flow as you make your own effective healing remedies!
To Your Health,