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Topic: Whipped lotion for my sister with Multiple Sclerosis  (Read 3687 times)
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« on: February 24, 2008 07:32:55 AM »

I finally got all my supplies last week to start making some lotions.  My sister has MS and gets super sore muscles as well as having issues concentrating on these, getting overly anxious, having a cloudy head, etc.  I did a little research to find some essential oils that may help out some and chose basil & rosemary.  Between the two there are some great muscle relief for sore and tight muscles, makes one more alert, clears the mind, calms you down. 

So I whipped up some lotion of ...
Shea Butter
Cocoa Butter
Grapeseed Oil
Aloe Vera Juice
Emulsifying Wax
Basil & Rosemary EO's

It turned out awesome. Smiley  I can't say I'm overly fond of the smell, but it isn't totally overpowering so it is okay.  She loves it.  She said it has really helped her neck's soreness.  And, she says, it is super moisturizing. 

I gave some to my swap partner in the menstrual care package swap too because all of the things it will help with ms, should help with PMS too! 

A pic of the lotion ready to go to my partner along with a tube of peppermint zip lip balm I made.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008 09:29:45 AM »

that's great!!

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2008 02:05:19 PM »

Awesome. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008 10:59:52 PM »

Very cool! Actually the scent sounds rather invigorating.

I know it's not some support board thing... but as a chronic illness patient I'd like to thank you for helping your sister in that way. I'm sure the lotion works well for her skin and her heart!

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008 08:44:53 AM »

Thanks for the recipe! I've got 2 aunts, and one uncle with MS, as well as a cousin with fibromyalgia, so I might have to whip up a huge batch for them.
 Also, my mom's got arthritis, and she hates "foofie" smelling stuff, and I get really bad cramps, and I'm allergic to most synthetics in bath products, so this really is a lifesaver!

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008 11:22:45 AM »

I think thats very nice what you did for your sister. Cool!
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008 03:48:43 PM »

That's so lovely of you to do for your sister. Glad to hear it helps, too!  Smiley

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