Rosemary Body Lotion

Rosemary body lotion siteA little grease can be good in your car or your kitchen, but it certainly doesn’t belong on your skin. This therapeutic lotion packs a lightweight formula that’s free of both paraben and petrol, so it won’t clog your pores and produce a greasy residue. It’s also enriched with a host of essential oils, which leave skin smooth, hydrated, and superbly scented.

Ingredients:
•3 TB spoons beeswax
• 3 TB spoons coconut oil
• 2 teaspoon chamomile water

• 1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin
• 8 drops of rosemary essential oil
• 6 drops of vitamin E

Directions:
• Place  coconut oil and beeswax in a heat proof container.
• Place the container  over a pot of boiling water for a makeshift double boiler, melting coconut oil and beeswax.
• Take off the heat.
• Add chamomile water, vegetable glycerin, rosemary essential oil, and vitamin E.
• Stir.
• When it’s blended and creamy (it will thicken cooling) pour it into sterilized containers.
Leave to cool.
• Close.

• Keep in the fridge.

 

 

Toasted Hazelnut Body Lotion

Hazelnut Body LotionMoisturizing body lotion doesn’t need to be greasy or expensive, you can control the ingredients and save a lot of money by making it in yourself at home.

Ingredients:
• 3 Tb spoons hazelnut oil
• 2 Tb spoons beeswax
• 6 drops vitamin E
2 TB spoons rose water
• 1 Teaspoon vegetable glycerin
• 8 Drops of rosemary essential oil

Directions:
• Place  hazelnut oil, and beeswax in a heat proof container.
• Place the container with the oils over a pot of boiling water for a makeshift double boiler, melting hazelnut oil and beeswax.
• Add vitamin E.
• Mix well.
• Take the pot off the heat.
• Add rose water, vegetable glycerin, and rosemary oil.
• Stir.
• When it’s blended and creamy (it will thicken cooling) pour it into sterilized containers.
Leave to cool.
• Close.

• Keep in the fridge.

 

Cleopatra Milk Bath

Cleopatra Milk Bath siteThis is a super-easy milk bath recipe that’s great for dry, itchy skin.

Ingredients:
• 1 liter of milk
• 5 TB spoons almond oil
• Bathtub full of warm water

Directions:
Fill in your bath with water.
• Add  milk and almond oil.
• Lie back and relax.

Milk removes dead skin cells and softens skin. It also nourishes and smooths, so it’s especially good for dry skin or skin that seems to have lost its vitality.

One point about fat: The higher the fat content of the milk, the more nourishing it is for you skin. This is one time when Low Fat is NOT your best bet.

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Almond Body Lotion

Almond Body Lotion siteComing out of the bath or shower, hold moisture in the skin by spreading on your Almond Body Lotion.

Ingredients:
20 g  shea butter
• 10 g almond oil
• 3 g of vegetable glycerin
• 35 g of rose water
• 6 drops vitamin E
• 4 drops rose essential oil

Directions:
• Place shea butter, almond oil, and vegetable glycerin in a heat proof container.
• Place the container with the oils over a pot of boiling water for a makeshift double boiler, melting your oils.
• Slowly pour the rose water water into the mixture. Keep stirring  until it’s all incorporated.
• When it’s blended and creamy, add vitamin E and rose essential oil.
• Transfer to sterilized containers.
Leave to cool.
• Close.

• Keep in the fridge.

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Soap Making Tip

Soap making

For 100 grams of soap base:
• 3-7 drops of an essential oil
1/3 teaspoon fatty oils
3-4 drops of flavoring (not to be confused with essential oils)
1-7 drops of liquid dye
1/6 - 1/3 teaspoon of pigment or nacre
1-3 teaspoon cosmetic clay
2-4 teaspoons of ground oats
1-3 teaspoons of honey and much more ….

Soap Recipe

DIY Coffee Sugar Scrub

Ingredients:
•  ½ cup ground coffee
• ½ cup white sugar
• ¼ cup olive oil
• ½ Tb spoon nutmeg
• ½ Tb spoon cinnamon
Directions:
• Combine dry ingredients.
• Add olive oil and use fork to mix in.
• Spoon into mason jars or other airtight containers and seal.

 

Lemon Sugar Hand Scrub

Winter is finally over and if the cold, dry air has turned your hands into sandpaper like it has mine, you`ll appreciate this hand scrub that leaves your hands soft, smooth and smelling delicious! Turn your old jars into thoughtful, homemade gifts (& keep one for yourself!)

I used to buy  L’Occitane Shea Butter One Minute Hand Scrub. The scrub is amazing but $24 is a little too much for a jar of sugar.

Ingredients:
• 2 1/2 Cups of Sugar
• 1 Cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 4 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
• Few drops of vanilla

Directions:
• Mix sugar, extra virgin olive oil.
• Add lemon juice.
• Adding a few drops of vanilla extract is optional but it makes the smell even yummier.
• Mix really well until a gritty paste forms and spoon into a glass container.

After sitting for awhile you may need to mix prior to using as the sugar may settle. A tiny bit is all you need and it leaves your skin extra soft and smooth.

DIY Honey Body Scrub

Ok, I know I have a cabinet full of body scrubs in the bathroom but it is so much fun making one or two  yourself. This one is my favorite. it is easy to make, easy to keep and it is not messy. ( The last one I’ve tried to make was the coffee one and two months later I still find coffee left overs here and there).

Ingredients:
• 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1/2 cup pure honey
• 1/4 cup raw sugar

Directions:
• Mix together all the ingredients.
• Place scrub into a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator.

When you use the scrub, use firm, slow and gentle circular movements on the areas where you need extra healing, moisture and exfoliation.