For the past year or so I’ve been ditching my commercial products for natural homemade alternatives.
This process started really slowly.
I started learning about how many toxins are in our everyday products, and I knew that anything I could do to put less of those on/in my body would be a good thing.
I had no idea how much better the results were going to be, how much healthier I would be, how much money I would end up saving, and how much fun I was going to have in the process, but I’ve only had positive experiences from it! 😸
Anyways.. The first thing I started doing was using coconut oil on my face once a week back in December of 2014. After a few weeks of doing this I noticed a significant difference in my skin. It was clearing up and staying cleared up! I attributed this change in my skin to my use of the coconut oil, as well as greatly increasing the amount of water I was drinking. Once I got my first essential oils kit for Christmas I started adding some of those into the coconut oil and I loved it even more.
I love DIY and I’m so glad I’ve made the switch!
Here’s my favorite skin perfecting moisturizer recipe with info on all of the ingredients!
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–Coconut oil (enough to fill your container about 3/4 of the way full)– Coconut oil is super moisturizing, and has been known to help with so many skin issues including acne, eczema, rosacea, fungal infections, and more! It also offers some sun protection. (My Favorite Brand)
–Shea butter (I used about a 1/2 cup, but you can use more or less. I’ve also made this without shea butter, but added it this time for more skin benefits! Plus I love the texture it helped create.) Shea butter is a great natural source of vitamins A, E, and F. It is another oil that helps with sun protection, reduces inflammation, and it also gives your skin nutrients to help produce collagen. (My Favorite Brand)
–Vitamin E Oil (I used about 1/4 tsp, but it is an optional ingredient. Use it if you have it, but don’t worry if you don’t!) Vitamin E oil is also very moisturizing and it probably most known for its ability to heal scars or damaged skin. (My Favorite Brand)
–Lavender Essential Oil* (I used about 15 drops.) Lavender has so many uses, but its great on your skin because it helps with acne, scarring, and wrinkles to keep your skin smooth and youthful. (My Favorite Brand) *I Used 10 drops Chill for this specific recipe shown
–Tea-tree Essential Oil * (About 15 drops) The main added benefit for tee-trea oil is that it prevents and treats blemishes. While blemishes are a more rare occurrence for me now, I do still get one occasionally and I always put tea-tree oil on it! It works better than anything I’ve ever used. The blemish is usually gone within 1-2 days, so I put this oil in all my skin products to prevent them! (My Favorite Brand) * I used 7 drops Clear for this recipe shown
–Lemon Essential Oil * (About 5 drops) Lemon is overall great for your skin as well. Great for preventing acne, toning and brightening skin, and it smells really good. (My Favorite Brand) * I used 5 drops Boom for this specific recipe
–Frankincense (About 15 drops) Frankincense is my favorite essential oil. It seems like it helps with every ailment out there! Its so good for your skin. It reduces and prevents wrinkles, heals and prevents scarring. Frankincense is just amazing. Its no wonder it was one of the wise men’s gifts for baby Jesus. The stuff is awesome, and I will keep putting it in my facial cream foreverrr! (My Favorite Brand)
Directions #1 (How I usually do it)
- Melt shea butter and coconut oil in the top of a double boiler. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. (A big pot with a glass measuring cup make a great makeshift double broiler)
- Stir in vitamin oil and essential oils of your choosing.
- Wait until oils start to partially solidify, then whip until a butter-like consistency is achieved. …
- Place in clean, glass jar and enjoy!
- Put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whip it up nice and fluffy. A kitchen-aid mixer works great. A hand-mixer or hand-blender with whisk attachment would probably work well too.
- I whipped mine on high for about 45 seconds.
- Whipping it incorporates all the ingredients nicely, gives it a super nice body butter texture, and keeps the coconut oil manageable.
- Those who use coconut oil in the winter know how hard it can be to work with. In the winter the oil becomes so hard and brittle, you almost need a chisel to get it out of the jar. I whipped some up last winter, and even when it was really cold, the oil was in a softer state since it had been whipped.
Enjoy and let me know which way you made it! Comment below if you try it!
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