I really enjoy making my own beauty products as a way to cut down on the toxins that go in and on our bodies. I love lotions and wanted to make a face cream that could be tailored to my skin type and used natural ingredients that I could pronounce. They say you shouldn’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat. The skin is your largest organ and you need to take care of it! Did you know the body absorbs 60% of what is applied to it?! 1
The skin is so effective at absorbing what is put on it that many prescriptions are actually absorbed via rubbing a cream into the skin or on a patch. Do we really want to rub synthetic or toxic chemical ingredients into our skin? I sure don't! I used to love my fragrance filled bath and body lotions and sprays but now I cringe at how artificial they smell and honestly, I get a headache from smelling them now.
Skin care products made with natural ingredients are very effective at reducing wrinkles, tightening and smoothing the skin and keeping it soft and supple. Using essential oils you can customize your cream to your skin type and needs. I used Lavender and Frankincense in this batch. Rose, Geranium, Patchouli, Sandalwood and Lemon would be great options as well.
1/2 Cup Raw Organic Shea Butter
1/4 Cup Avocado Oil
1/4 Cup Organic Unrefined Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon Vit E oil (optional)
10 drops Lavender Essential oil
15 drops Frankincense Essential oil
Whip the Shea butter, Avocado and Coconut Oils until light and fluffy.
Add in the essential oils and mix to combine.
Store in a glass jar and use daily.