Looking for a convenient way to relieve occasional pain? Give this Pain Relieving Lotion Bar a try! It is great to keep on hand for those times when you overdo it!
There are a lot of things that are challenging about being 45 and having a three-year-old.
One of the biggest problems I have is that with a knee injury and a history or back pain, keeping up with her can be a struggle.
She is always on-the-go.
You know that I love my essential oils, but so many of the lotions and blends that are meant to help with pain also stink.
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Although I don't consider myself especially vain, I do try to avoid smelling like a ben-gay commercial when I take her to the park.
Kinda highlights the fact that I'm so much older than most of the other mothers.
(I know it may happen at some point, but I am SO trying to put off the "Are you her grandmother?" question.)
Recently I made these Pain Relief Lotion Bars, and I gotta say, I am kind of in love. They are great for a massage or just a quick rub down. I keep them in the fridge (they get melty when they get warm) and I love the cooling sensation.
They have quickly become one of my favorite non-stinky ways to help manage pain. I can't say that they are quite as powerful as blends with oils like wintergreen, but for mild everyday pain, I absolutely adore these. Not only do they smell great, they are good for my skin and I don't have to worry about burning my eyes when I take my contacts out.
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- Heat water to medium-low in the bottom of a double boiler. (A metal bowl over a saucepan works too.)
- Add coconut oil, cocoa butter and shea butter. Cook until melted.
- Remove top of double boiler or bowl from the heat and stir in essential oils.
- Spoon mixture into a bar-shaped mold and refrigerate until hardened.
- Store in a glass container for up to 6 months.