Help relieve the stress and tension of the day by massaging some of this cooling, DIY stress and headache relief lotion into your neck and temples. It’s cooling action and soothing fragrance will help relax you and ease your tension.
Measure out the distilled water and rose water in a recipient and heat it over a double boiler while you measure out your oil and emulsifier.
Meanwhile, weigh the olivem, or other emulsifier, and almond oil in a double boiler insert.
Heat the oil/emulsifier mixture over the double boiler, stirring constantly, until the emulsifier melts and is well incorporated into the oil.
Add the hot water mixture to the hot oil mixture and stir until well incorporated. The mixture will thicken and become more opaque as it cools.
Add in the menthol crystals while the mixture is still warm, and stir until they have dissolved and disappeared into the lotion.
When the lotion has cooled, add in the Leucidal (or other natual preservative) and the essential oils. Once again stir until well mixed.
Pour the lotion into containers. I prefer small airless containers that allow you to dispense the lotion without touching it and possibly contaminating it with bacteria.
I ended up halving the recipe, and poured it into 3 very tiny containers: one for me, one to keep at home for whoever needs it, and one for my friend who is prone to migraines. Since the batch should be remade in around 3 months, I think that was a perfect amount for us!
Recipe printed from Oh, The Things We'll Make! Blog. https://thethingswellmake.com/cooling-diy-stress-headache-relief-lotion/