Nourish Your Winter Skin with this Winter Body Oil using a Warm Oil-Infusion Method



I used a funnel and coffee filter to strain my oils as I had tiny bits of plant materials in my oil.

We are in the height of woodstove season here in Virginia and my skin is feeling it! Tight, dry, and itchy at times. I have shared the Body Oil formula that is in my book before on my website, and while that formula is perfect for the warmer months, my skin has been craving a little more nourishment, so I got to work raiding my apothecary and kitchen cabinets to create a winter skin loving body oil.  

The Formula

I always suggest working in percentages, it makes it easier to convert to the actual measurements once you know how much product you are actually wanting to make. For my purposes, my jar of oil is 20oz total so all I have to do to figure out actual measurements is to take 20oz and multiply it by the % of oil used to figure out the total oz of that oil.  The base formula for this body oil is:

  • 30% Avocado Oil
  • 30% Almond Oil
  • 20% Olive Oil
  • 10% Castor Oil 
  • 10% Grapeseed Oil
  • 1% of your total weight of Vegetable Glycerine* optional 

Feel free to tweak this to your own liking using what you have readily available to you.

Infusing Herbs and Plants for Added Nourishment

I added a hodgepodge of plants and herbs to this infusion, a little bit of this and a dash of that. I allowed my intuition to guide me in the process and I advise you to do the same- it always knows best.  I included dried rose hips, chamomile, elderflowers, red clover, yarrow, tulsi, wild rose, plantain, and oatmeal. I wish you could have smelled my mortar and pestle once I was done grinding it all up because it smelled incredible! 

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