Natural Burn Relief Spray Recipe

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This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you'll find this burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns.

This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for my dear friend, Bambi Godkin, who is currently fighting breast cancer, to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you’ll find this burn relief spray also works great on just straight forward, run of the mill sunburns.

Like my healing neem butter recipe, which I also created for Bambi, my natural burn relief spray recipe also includes both arnica infused oil and neem oil. Arnica, like neem oil, not only has analgesic properties, but it also helps with inflammation. Arnica infused oil is commonly used in products to help relieve pain caused by sprains, bruises and other injuries. However, keep in mind it should not be used in open wounds.

This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you'll find this burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns.

Natural Burn Relief Spray Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.75 oz. arnica infused fractionated coconut oil
.8 oz. shea nut oil
.1 oz. 100% neem oil
.1 oz. vitamin E oil
23 drops lavender essential oil
8 drops tea tree oil
8 drops peppermint essential oil
6 drops patchouli essential oil

Instructions:

To make this natural burn relief spray, you’ll begin by making your Arnica infused oil. I infused mine in fractionated coconut oil to keep this natural burn relief spray recipe from feeling greasy. Simply fill the bottom half of a mason jar with Arnica flowers then cover with fractionated coconut oil. Seal and store in a cool, dark location, turning occasionally for several weeks. Or you can speed up the process by gently heating the fractionated coconut oil and Arnica flowers in a double boiler for an extended time on the stove over low to medium-low heat. Then strain with cheesecloth before use. (See how it’s done in this post on how to make a homemade chamomile balm.) Alternately, you can also purchase Arnica Herbal Oil which is made with Arnica infused olive oil and a touch of vitamin E.

Using a digital scale weigh out the arnica infused oil, shea nut oil, neem oil and vitamin E into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Stir to combine.

Next, use a graduated transfer pipette to add the essential oils. Mix again to ensure all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated, then use a funnel to pour into a 4 oz. glass bottle.

Screw on a fingertip mister, then label as desired for personal use or gifting.

To use, simply spray onto affected area and gently massage into skin.

Last year my good friend, Bambi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery just after Christmas and will be undergoing radiation in the next few weeks. I have set up a GoFundMe page here to help with her expenses. I hope you will take the time to read about her story and show your support. And please, don't forget to get your yearly mammogram!

If you’d like to learn more about my friend Bambi – who is also an artisan and educator – you can find more information on her condition as well as treatment updates on her GoFundMe page here. You also have the option to donate to her medical fund or to share her story.

All money raised for Bambi will go directly towards her paying for her medical bills and medication as well as to pay for basic living expenses including her mortgage, utilities and food during the times she misses work without compensation. Medical bills alone are expected to exceed $12K after insurance.

In addition to the online fundraiser via GoFundMe, Martin’s Downtown in downtown Roanoke, VA has graciously agreed to allow us to host a benefit show for Bambi on March 6, 2016 from 4pm-10pm. (Learn more about the venue here.) Several wonderful bands are donating their time. They include My Radio, The Floorboards, Tobacco ApacheEmpty Bottles and solo singer/songwriter Joy Truskowski. (Learn more about the bands here.)

The benefit show will also include a silent auction with a chance to bid a fantastic collection of goods and services donated by local business owners. Current silent auction items include a room rental at Beliveau Estate Winery in Blacksburg (which normally rents for $250), a $75 gift certificate toNina’s Lil Bakery, a $40 gift certificate to River and Rail restaurant, a one hour pedicure from Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa, a gift certificate to Shishka Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Bar, two 1-hour massages from Willow Branch Massage Therapy on Grandin Rd. in Roanoke, a pedicure from Polished by Claire V, a sightseeing cruise from Virginia Dare in Smith Mountain Lake, a designer haircut from Oliver’s Twist in Old Southwest Roanoke, four guitar lessons from Fret Mill Music in downtown Roanoke, a $50 gift certificate to Lucky Restaurant in downtown Roanoke and a $50 gift certificate to Fortunato Restaurant in downtown Roanoke. There will also be a suggested $10 donation at the door with all proceeds going directly to Bambi for medical needs. (Please contact me via the event website if your business would like to donate an item or service.)

You can find the event page for the benefit show on Facebook here. Updates to auction items being offered and additional information will continue to be added closer to the event date and can by found at the event website here along with additional venue and band information.

Regardless of whether you are able to make a monetary donation or will be able to attend the benefit show, I’d be extremely grateful if you could share this post, Bambi’s GoFundMe page and the Facebook event with others.

This natural burn relief spray recipe was created for a friend with breast cancer to help soothe the pain caused by radiation treatment and promote healing. However, you'll find this burn relief spray also works great on run of the mill sunburns.

If you liked my natural burn relief spray recipe, you can find more of my homemade bath and body recipes by following me on Pinterest. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.


Healing Neem Butter Recipe

Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring. Created for my dear friend, Bambi, who is currently fighting breast cancer, this neem butter recipe was formulated to help with the final healing stages from her surgery, once the incision is mostly healed, to further speed the healing process, reduce scarring and minimize pain.

Unlike my other neem oil recipes, I created a soothing neem butter balm that melts immediately into skin that may be sensitive due to pain. Not only does the butter texture of this healing neem butter recipe mean that very little pressure is needed for application, but it also includes arnica infused oil. Arnica, like neem oil, not only has analgesic properties, but it also helps with inflammation as well. It’s been found to relieve pain caused by sprains, bruises and other injuries. However, it should not be used in open wounds.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring. Created for my dear friend, Bambi, who is currently fighting breast cancer, this neem butter recipe was formulated to help with the final healing stages from her surgery, once the incision is mostly healed, to further speed the healing process, reduce scarring and minimize pain.

Healing Neem Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.05 oz. cocoa butter
1.6 oz. shea butter
.6 oz. Arnica infused fractionated coconut oil
.4 oz. 100% neem oil
18 drops lavender essential oil
10 drops tea tree oil
1 mL vitamin E oil, optional

Instructions:

Begin by making your Arnica infused oil. I infused mine in fractionated coconut oil to keep this healing neem butter from feeling greasy. Simply fill the bottom half of a mason jar with Arnica flowers then cover with fractionated coconut oil. Seal and store in a cool, dark location, turning occasionally for several weeks. Or you can speed up the process by gently heating the fractionated coconut oil and Arnica flowers in a double boiler for an extended time on the stove over low to medium-low heat. Then strain with cheesecloth before use. (See how it’s done in this post on how to make a homemade chamomile balm.) Alternately, you can also purchase Arnica Herbal Oil which is made with Arnica infused olive oil and a touch of vitamin E.

Using a digital scale weigh out the cocoa and shea butter. Heat either in a double boiler or at reduced heat in a glass Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave until melted.

Now weigh out the prepared Arnica infused fractionated coconut oil and neem oil and stir into the melted butters.

Using a graduated transfer pipette, measure out and add the Vitamin E oil. (If you’re using the Arnica Herbal Oil you can omit the Vitamin E oil from this healing neem butter recipe.) Then use two new pipettes to add the drops of both essential oils. Stir well, then pour into your desired container and allow to solidify.

As this is a soft butter it may take 24-48 hours to reach its final consistency. You can put this in the refrigerator for several hours to overnight to speed up the process. You will need to store the final healing neem butter in a temperature controlled environment.

To use simply apply to affected area as needed at least twice daily or as needed.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring. Created for my dear friend, Bambi, who is currently fighting breast cancer, this neem butter recipe was formulated to help with the final healing stages from her surgery, once the incision is mostly healed, to further speed the healing process, reduce scarring and minimize pain.

If you like this healing neem butter recipe, then you’ll also like my second recipe I created for Bambi for her upcoming radiation treatments for a natural burn relief spray. It also uses Arnica infused fractionated coconut oil but also includes shea nut oil and of course, neem oil.

And just as a reminder, PLEASE remember to get your mammograms, ladies! Bambi’s, breast cancer was detected at her first mammogram at age 40. Changes to breast tissue, however, were not detected by her GYN just prior to her preventative mammogram.

If you’d like to learn more about my friend Bambi – who is also an artisan and educator – you can find more information on her condition as well as treatment updates on her GoFundMe page here. You also have the option to donate to her medical fund or to share her story.

Last year my good friend, Bambi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery just after Christmas and will be undergoing radiation in the next few weeks. I have set up a GoFundMe page here to help with her expenses. I hope you will take the time to read about her story and show your support. And please, don't forget to get your yearly mammogram!

All money raised for Bambi will go directly towards her paying for her medical bills and medication as well as to pay for basic living expenses including her mortgage, utilities and food during the times she misses work without compensation. Medical bills alone are expected to exceed $12K after insurance.

In addition to the online fundraiser via GoFundMe, Martin’s Downtown in downtown Roanoke, VA has graciously agreed to allow us to host a benefit show for Bambi on March 6, 2016 from 4pm-10pm. Several wonderful bands are donating their time. They include My Radio, The Floorboards, Tobacco Apache, Empty Bottles and solo singer/songwriter Joy Truskowski. These local bands not only make remarkable music, they are all also truly fantastic people.

The benefit show will also include a silent auction with a chance to bid on a $250 room rental at Beliveau Estate Winery in Blacksburg, a $75 gift certificate to Nina’s Lil Bakery, a $40 gift certificate to River and Rail restaurant, a one hour pedicure from Les Cheveux Salon & Day Spa, a gift certificate to Shishka Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Bar, two 1-hour massages from Willow Branch Massage Therapy on Grandin Rd. in Roanoke, a pedicure from Polished by Claire V, a sightseeing cruise from Virginia Dare in Smith Mountain Lake, a designer haircut from Oliver’s Twist in Old Southwest Roanoke, four guitar lessons from Fret Mill Music in downtown Roanoke, a $50 gift certificate to Lucky Restaurant in downtown Roanoke and a $50 gift certificate to Fortunato Restaurant in downtown Roanoke, along with other various donations from wonderful area businesses. There will also be a $10 donation at the door with all proceeds going directly to Bambi for medical needs. (Please contact me via the event website if your business would like to donate an item or service.)

You can find the event page for the benefit show on Facebook here. Updates to auction items being offered and additional information will continue to be added closer to the event date. Or visit the event website here.

Regardless of whether you are able to make a monetary donation or will be able to attend the benefit show, I’d be extremely grateful if you could share this post, Bambi’s GoFundMe page and the Facebook event with others.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor (closed) wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring. Created for my dear friend, Bambi, who is currently fighting breast cancer, this neem butter recipe was formulated to help with the final healing stages from her surgery, once the incision is mostly healed, to further speed the healing process, reduce scarring and minimize pain.

To discover more of my homemade bath and body recipes and craft projects, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. You can also find me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.


For a Better Bambi – A fundraiser to help my friend in her journey to beat breast cancer

Disclosure: Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.

Last year my good friend, Bambi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery just after Christmas and will be undergoing radiation in the next few weeks. I have set up a GoFundMe page here to help with her expenses. I hope you will take the time to read about her story and show your support. And please, don't forget to get your yearly mammogram!

Last year my good friend, Bambi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery just after Christmas and will be undergoing radiation in the next few weeks. I have set up a GoFundMe page here to help with her expenses. I hope you will take the time to read about her story and show your support. 

Last year my friend, Bambi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had just turned 40. This was her first mammogram. She was diagosed with an Intermediate Grade Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. At the end of 2015 she underwent a lumpectomy – a procedure that typically takes an entire month to entirely recover from. Once she recovers, they will perform another test to be sure there no cancer cells left in my sentinel lymph node. If her pathology is clear at that point, she won’t need further surgery.

However, at this point, and once she’s healed from surgery , she will have to go through 6 weeks of raditation therapy – between five and seven days a week – as well as take the drug, Tamoxifen, for 5-10 years. As her cancer is fed by estrogen and progesterone, theTamoxifen will be able to block those hormones. She expects her out of pocket costs before medication to be somewhere around $12,000. This does not include money she needs to pay for living expenses for the time she misses work that is not covered after she expends her two weeks a year vacation. Pre-radation treatment, she has already dipped into her vacation time for 2016.

Last year my good friend, Bambi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery just after Christmas and will be undergoing radiation in the next few weeks. I have set up a GoFundMe page here to help with her expenses. I hope you will take the time to read about her story and show your support. And please, don't forget to get your yearly mammogram!

I first met Bambi when I was selling homemade soaps on the Roanoke City Market. She worked for our local non-profit art museum, now called theTaubman Museum, at that time. She and her friend Abby would come by almost everyday on lunch, weather permitting, to sample my new fragrances and occasionally treat themselves to several bars when their budgets allowed. While the recession eventually took it’s toll on both of our circumstances, Bambi did move on to work for another non-profit organization, the Mill Mountain Zoo, also in Roanoke, VA.

Last year my good friend, Bambi, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery just after Christmas and will be undergoing radiation in the next few weeks. I have set up a GoFundMe page here to help with her expenses. I hope you will take the time to read about her story and show your support. And please, don't forget to get your yearly mammogram!

Currently Bambi  manages the education department at the local zoo teaching people of all ages about science, biology and conservation.

Professionally Bambi has been an educator since 1999, concentrating in both art and cross-curricular education. In addition, much like myself, Bambi also has worked from home part-time as an artisan. While I made soap, Bambi continues to create jewelry for her Etsy shop, Happy Tree Frog Studios, when she is able.

As Bambi has always been a staunch supporter of the arts, crafts people and artisans as well as other various non-profit organizations through both her work and within her personal life, I am hoping that the community will be willing to give back and help with her financial needs at trying point in her life.

I have no doubts that once she conquers this portion of her journey that she will pay it forward to others through her love and service to others. Bambi has always been a loyal, tried and true friend who gives her best to others without seeking anything in return and she is admired, respected and loved by many people within the community she serves.

All money raised for Bambi will go directly towards her paying for her medical bills and medication as well as to pay for basic living expenses including her mortgage, utilities and food during the times she misses work without compensation.

In addition to this fundraiser, Martin’s Downtown  in downtown Roanoke has graciously agreed to allow us to host a benefit show for Bambi on March 6, 2016 from 4pm-10pm. Several wonderful bands are donating their time. They include My Radio, The Floorboards  and Tobacco Apache. Not only are these three of Bambi’s favorite local bands who make remarkable music, the members are all also truly fantastic people. (The benefit show will also include a silent auction. Please contact me if your business would like to donate an item or service.)

Thank you for your time and consideration. You cannot imagine the peace of mind your support will bring. And please, please. Remind your friends and loved ones to get an annual mammogram. It is never too soon. 

Visit Bambi’s GoFundMe page here to make a donation. (Or help by re-blogging this on Tumblr here or re-pinning her cause on Pinterest here.)


Blog posts may contain affiliate links for which I receive a small commission when you make a purchase. Full disclosure can be found here.