More DIY Healthy Skin Care Recipes

on April 22, 2013
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In our previous post, I promised you a while back that I would give you the recipe for my moisturizing cream and shaving cream. You should know that my husband doesn’t like the shaving cream. It turns into a liquid on the skin, which he is fine with, but it’s very oily.  I shave with it once a week because it makes my legs soft and smooth.  I’ll keep working on this recipe.

It makes a great moisturizer for your feet. I put some on before I put on socks or at bedtime and then put on socks to protect my sheets. It helps keep my feet soft throughout the winter and summer.  I hate to have dry cracked heels! 

Moisturizer:

4 oz of Mango Butter (you could use Shea butter or any “butter” you like, except the eating kind)
4 oz of Coconut Oil
10 drops of Lavender Oil, rose oil, any essential oil you prefer

First, combine the butter and coconut oil with your mixer on high speed. Then blend in the essential oil. Refrigerate the mixture in the mixing bowl for an hour. After the hour, blend them again for 10 minutes. I know this seems excessive but trust me, if you cut the time the product is not as good. The emulsifying process is very important.

I keep it in two jelly jars for storage because they are shallow enough for me to be able to reach all the moisturizer as the jar gets lower. It’s unbelievable how long this will last.  It takes a little getting used to because of the difference in texture and consistency, but it’s WELL worth it.  My skin is tighter and more generally healthy,  my wrinkles are also fewer.

Simply apply as you would any other moisturizer, it just won’t take as much. Remember, these will liquefy when you apply them so be sure to rub them in well. This happens because coconut oil liquifies at 75 degrees F.

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Shaving Cream

Foot Salve Or whatever you want it to be

1/3 cup Mango Butter
1/3 cup Coconut Oil
1/4 cup Almond Oil (I think I will cut this in 1/2 next time and try that)
10 drops of Rosemary Oil
5 drops of Eucalyptus Oil (or any oil you like the smell of. Peppermint would leave a tingly feel.)

Put the Mango Butter and Coconut Oil into a jar together and place that jar in a pan of water. Heat over medium heat until the oils are melted. I swirl the jar contents around every now and then to “help” them melt. Pour them into a heat safe bowl. I put them in my mixer bowl.  Add the almond oil and essential oils and mix well.  Put the bowl in the refrigeration for an hour or so, until they resolidify, ya know, get firm again.

When they’re melted, pour them into a heat safe bowl. I put them in my mixer bowl. Add the almond oil and essential oils and mix well.  Put the bowl in the refrigeration for an hour or so, until they resolidify, ya know, get firm again.

When they are firm, mix them on high speed until they are light and fluffy which may take 6-8 mins or longer. Put it into jars or whatever kind of storage container you like. I use jelly jars for this too.

I have to remind you, just like the other items I shared with you, these too will melt above 74 degrees. So keep them out of the sun and out of a heated bathroom. I keep mine on my dresser when it’s cold enough to have run the heater in the bathroom, otherwise, I keep them in the medicine cabinet. 

I’ll be excited to hear how they turn out for you. Do you have a favorite DIY beauty product to share with us? We’d all love to know your recipe.

Safe and Happy Journey,
 
Rhonda and The Pack

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