DIY Soothing Lavender Skin Cream – Beauty Tips

There are thousands
of skin care products currently available for consumers to purchase in large
chain stores, small shops, and online. Finding these products is easy, but
understanding what goes into them is not. You can usually find some of the
better ingredients flaunted on the front label, but you can’t know how much of
of them goes into the entire batch and what is used as cheap filler.
DIY Soothing Lavender Skin Cream - Beauty Tips

The only way to be sure of what goes into your skin care
products is to research each one, or more simply, to just make your own! Sound
too intimidating? I’m going to share with you just how easy it is with my
recipe for DIY Skin Soothing Lavender Cream. 
Lavender is one of my Favorite Essential Oils, and it
does so much more than merely smell pleasant. Lavender has been found to
alleviate anxiety, help with depression, and provide relief from some sleep
disorders
.
Lavender has been used for thousands of years as a
remedy for various ailments from easing the mind to banishing parasites. Its
versatility and soothing aroma makes it perfect for skin care.
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/2 cup Coconut
    Oil
  • 1/2 cup Shea
    Butter
  • 3 tablespoons
    Carrier Oil
  • 15-20 drops Lavender Oil
INGREDIENTS OVERVIEW:
Not all ingredients are made the same or offer the same
benefits. Oils must be extracted from plants, and the manner in which they are
extracted greatly affects how well they work. 
Coconut oil is widely available online, in grocery stores,
drug stores, and small shops. The kind required for this skin cream recipe
needs to be either virgin or refined. Virgin coconut oil is the most
beneficial, but it is also the most like a coconut. This might be just fine for
you if you like coconut, and if that’s the case, definitely spring for virgin.
If you prefer a more subtle oil, refined might be a better fit. It provides
many of the same benefits without the tropical aroma. 

High quality shea butter is less commonly available. You will
probably have to visit stores that specialize in organic skin care or purchase
your shea butter online. I’ve found purchasing online to be the easier option. A
 carrier oil works as a base oil to allow the essential oil
(lavender) to better absorb into skin. There are many different kinds of
Carrier Oils, and you may use whatever you have on hand or
whatever your prefer. This is YOUR homemade skin cream, so you should use what
you like. I prefer sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, or grapeseed oil in this
application and keep those items stocked in my pantry.  
Lavender essential oil has become so widely used that you may
be able to find it grocery stores and pharmacies as well as small specialty
shops and online retailers.
METHOD:
Use a double boiler set to medium heat to combine the coconut
oil, shea butter, and carrier oil of your choice. DO NOT ADD THE LAVENDER OIL
AT THIS TIME. 
Stir to thoroughly combine the first three ingredients. Then
put mixture into the refrigerator for one to two hours or until the oils have
become solid.
Once solid, add the lavender oil. Use an electric mixer to
whip into a soft butter. Be careful to start off slow to prevent the oil from
spattering. 
You can store your soothing lavender skin cream in a glass
jar at room temperature. Slather on after a shower or bath for maximum softness
and absorption of the nourishing ingredients into your skin.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sally Wong is a massage therapist with 15 years experience
practicing her trade. The daughter of a skilled massage therapist, she is
originally from a small town in China and currently resides in Vancouver,
Canada. She frequently visits her grandmother who still resides in China to
learn about
Essential Oils And Their
Healing Properties
.

from Blogger http://ift.tt/2kmhlTB
via IFTTT

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s