Today I'm talk about natural beauty, as a tribute to the true beauty in my life, my Mother! Happy Birthday, Mom <3
|No, that's not honey, that's body butter!|
Combine equal parts shea butter, coconut oil, and olive oil in a saucepan. Heat on low to melt all the oils/butters. Add 10-20 drops of essential oil to the mix if you want the moisturizer to have a scent (I used citronella most recently. Yep, I smell like camping!). Pour into a glass jar and let cool completely. The shea butter will begin to re-solidify, as will the coconut oil, but the olive oil will remain liquid... these properties combined results in a luscious cream that easily spreads onto the body.
Homemade Face Mask
I've already talked about this recipe on the blog, but here is the recipe again: mash together an avocado, plain yogurt, ground oats, cucumber, and lemon or lime juice. Spread onto the face and let sit for 15 minutes. Remove the mask with a cloth (it will be chunky, best to not do over a drain as you might clog it), then wash face as normal.
Homemade Sugar Scrub
|Not my picture. Image source here.|
Add three parts sugar to one part oil (I used organic cane sugar and coconut oil) in a saucepan. Heat on low until combined. Add essential oils or vanilla to the mix if you want scent. Pour into a jar. Store the scrub in the shower, use it to exfoliate the skin in the shower (just "scrub" it on) then rinse off. The sugar removes the dead skin, while the oil moisturizers. As a result, you are left feeling silky-smooth. For ultimate softness, follow-up a sugar scrub with the homemade moisturizer recipe written above.