DIY Cocoa Mint Massage Bars

These massage bars are so simple to make, and luxurious to use.  Great for fall & winter, these massage bars are a wonderful gift for anyone on your christmas list! The essential oils in this recipe are great for muscle and joint pain.  The ingredients for this recipe are minimal, and they don’t take long to make. After the massage bars cool, they stay solid until you warm them up in your hands. You could even use this as a hand/ body lotion.

Cocoa mint massage bars

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cocoa butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp sweet almond oil
  • Peppermint
  • Marjoram
  • Wintergreen
  • Copaiba

Directions

  • Melt the cocoa butter, coconut oil and almond in a double boiler on low heat, stirring occasionally. The cocoa butter will take longer to melt than you might expect!
  • Use a silicone baking mold, and pour the warm oil mixture in once everything is completely melted.
  • You won’t want to add the essential oils until the oil & cocoa butter mix has cooled down a bit. Heating your oils will speed up oxidation, and take away the amazing health benefits that these oils provide! It will take quite awhile for the cocoa butter and oils to set – so don’t be concerned that the bars with harden before you’ve had a chance to add your essential oils!
  • Once your cocoa butter mix has cooled for at least 5-10 minutes, it’s time to add your essential oils! Add 2 drops each of your essential oils to each well of the mold.

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Cocoa mint massage bars

 Stir each well with a spoon, and let cool in the freezer or outside in this chilly, snowy weather – if you’re in Canada!

If you are interested in making these wonderful cocoa
mint lotion bars with therapeutic grade essential oils, please read my Essential Oils and Get Started pages to learn more about Young Living. Be sure to like, share, and comment to let me know how you like my massage bar recipe!

 

Peppermint

One of the oldest and most highly regarded herbs, peppermint essential oil has a fresh aroma that is energizing to give you a renewed feeling of vigor. In aromatherapy peppermint can be used topically:

  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic

Wintergreen

Wintergreen has a sweet, minty scent distilled from the fresh leaves in China. This oil is known for its soothing properties, particularly when used in massage.

Marjoram

Marjoram has a woody, spicy aroma that has a warm, calming effect. It is a relaxing oil that is great to use for massaging after physical activity. In aromatherapy marjoram can be used topically:

  • to relieve minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises & burns
  • to help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic
  • to experience relief from eczema and dermatitis
  • to help relieve headache

Copaiba

Distilled from gum resin that is wild harvested from Brazilian copaiba, copaiba contains the highest amounts of beta caryophyllene (55 percent) of any known essential oil. Beta caryophyllene supports the body’s natural response to injury or irritation.

Really, I could have called this bar the Sore Muscle Painkiller, but once you smell it – you’ll see why it got it’s name. I could almost eat it, the cocoa and mint together smell so good.

DIY cocoa mint massage bars
DIY cocoa mint massage bars

HOW TO PURCHASE ESSENTIAL OILS

It’s as simple as creating a wholesale account with Young Living! There are two options: you can purchase a Premium Starter Kit (which includes 11 essential oils + a diffuser, and is the most economical way to go), or you can create a wholesale account for free in Canada, and purchase any essential oils you’d like at 24% off retail.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP, AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Select the “Member” membership type. This choice allows you to get discounted pricing and it qualifies you for the potential of referral commissions, and allows you to enjoy the benefits and convenience of Essential Rewards.
  2. Enter my enroller number: 3419014 into both the enroller and sponsor fields
  3. Select your country and language.
  4. Click “Continue”.
  5. Fill out your shipping information. Click “I agree” to the terms and conditions, and click “Agree and Continue.”
  6. Choose the Premium Starter Kit (or if you’re in Canada, you can skip this step and order any products you’d like once your account is set up).
  7. Once you’ve completed this process, you will be given your own member number, which will allow you to start shopping with wholesale prices immediately. At this point, I recommend that you sign up for Essential Rewards, so that you can earn FREE oils and enjoy discounted shipping every month!

 

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