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Dry winter skin? Give this DIY recipe a try! Makes approximately 20 fluid oz.

DIY Body Oil

Supplies you'll need:

  • Large glass measuring cup
  • Plastic whisk
  • Plastic or rubber spatula
  • Used or new, sanitized & dried plastic or glass jar with a pour spout or nozzle of your preference. 
  • Kitchen scale- (this is the one I have had for over 7 years) Starfrit 093016 Electronic Kitchen Scale with Glass Top

Ingredients you'll use: 

  • 3.5 oz Cocoa Butter
  • 3 oz Shea Butter
  • 3.5 oz Coconut oil
  • 2  oz Grape Seed Oil
  • 6 oz Olive Oil
  • .75 oz Caster Oil
  • .25 ml Vitamin E Oil
  • 6 drops each, Thyme & Tea Tree Oil OR use what ever essential oils you prefer.
  • Remember nothing has to be exact, unless you are a perfectionist or working in quality control. 😉 Use what you have at home, or what you can afford in store or online. Try different ratios, types of butters, oils & essential oils. Tweek the recipe to what works best for your skin!

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  • Fill a large pot or bowl filled with hot water. I used this pot/bowl combo to melt the butters, because I didn't want to overheat the oils or use a microwave, to lose any of the good qualities of the oils or butters. This method will take longer but it's once every 6 months or longer.
  • Whisk or stir all the ingredients except the essential oils, in the glass bowl until melted. It may take up to 1/2 an hour, depending on the room temperature of the products. When it is melted, whisk in the essential oils. Pour into your clean, dry containers.
  • Make sure oil is completely cool before closing with lid, so condensation does not form inside of the container. Massage into damp skin, right after a bath or shower. Use as much or as little for your skin.

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Till next time,

Nadia

  • Happy Friday! It's almost the weekend and on the agenda (hopefully) is making a new batch of body care products. I mix or make most of my own hair and body care products. For various reasons that I'll share below.

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  • Money saving aside, I like knowing as much as I can about what is going into & onto my body. Head to toe. I can't go to Ghana to watch them process the Shea butter, that I purchased from my local health food store. Or go to the coconut fields in the Philippines, to watch them hack coconuts from the tree, which makes the coconut oil that I use on a daily basis. But researching and then trusting my sources is a great start to know where and how the products that I use came to be.

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  • After a lifetime of allergic reactions and food elimination, something that smells sweet and flowery is not worth it to me. I have very allergic skin, therefore I don't put any old product on it. Having a rash on my scalp, body or face is not worth, the latest product that everyone is raving about. So I make my own clay hair wash, hair conditioner, and body oils, which I try to source from around the globe. When I buy the occasional cosmetic, I try to purchase products that are cruelty free and less toxic. I don't know if any commercial make-up is totally toxic free, but there are some better options out there.
  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAA great tip that I use to remember which commercial products are cruelty-free, less toxic, or organic/natural, is to use the blank side of a business card. I use them to write down "safe" companies/products. They fit right into the credit card slot of my wallet. If I'm unsure of a product or company, I pop out my card to double check. This saves me time, so I don't have to return a product, that I'm not comfortable using.
  • Using home-made or less toxic products may take a little more time in the beginning but the savings on your wallet, health, and the environment make it worthwhile in the end.

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Do you make any body care products or do you find it not worth it, with the amount of natural products on store shelves?

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Till next time,

Nadia