Diabetic Leg Salve
The added bonus of it smelling like sugar cookies always helps when a you have to apply it. who could resist.
- 3 oz
- cocoa butter (solid)
- 2 Tbsp
- rounded coconut oil
- drops grapeseed essential oil
- drops peppermint essential oil
- drops lavender essential oil
Cocoa butter is often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. When applied topically, it creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and also helps retain moisture. In addition, cocoa butter contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP), a substance that inhibits the production of the immuno globulin which is known to aggravate symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma. Preliminary research indicates that CMP actually helps suppress excessive T-cell activity in the immune system, which could help treat conditions associated with overactive immune systems, such as psoriasis
It has mildly astringent qualities which help to tighten and tone the skin, which makes it useful for acne and other skin complaints. It is rich in linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid quite important for the skin and the cell membranes. Grape seed oil has regenerative and restructuring virtues and has great skin moisturizing properties.
to work harder toward health, bacteria cannot become "resistant" to essential oils.