Sunday, April 15, 2007

Au Natural

Wayne over at Natural Skincare did us a great justice by promoting beauty banter and one of our at home recipes on his site! In return, I am going to post one of his many great at home recipes.... this one is for skin moisturizer (considering that LA is pretty windy at the moment and everything from my lips to my toes are cracking!)

Do try to make this: it's easy and effective:

Ingredients you want to consider when creating your own homemade skin moisturizers are:

Natural plant oils like olive, almond, avocado, and borage oils natural botanicals nutrients like Vitamin A & E antioxidants like Vitamin A, C & E and pure essential oils


Dry skin is best treated with rich oils such as sesame or olive oil.

Normal to oily skin should be treated with light oils such as jojoba, grapeseed, or avocado

Homemade Moisturizer for dry skin types:

Thoroughly cleanse your skin, and apply olive oil or vitamin E oil directly in the evening.

Olive oil, lemon and eggs are a great (mayonnaise) natural skin moisturizer. Apply and let stand for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.


* 1/2 cocoa butter * 2 tablespoons of beeswax (grated) * 2 teaspoons of distilled water * 3 tablespoon of sesame oil * 2 tablespoon of coconut oil * 1 tablespoon of olive oil


* Combine beeswax with water and melt over low heat * Add cocoa butter and blend * Gradually add coconut, sesame, and olive oil * Pour into a glass jar, the mix will thicken as it cools down * Apply on the body

Coconut oil is rich with vitamins and fats that soften the skin. Cocoa butter combined with coconut oil protect the skin from wind and cold. This moisturizer creates a protective layer on the skin's surface.

Sesame oil is also a good way to protect from damaging sunrays as it can be used as a natural sun blocker. Olive oil moisturizes and smoothes the skin.

Honey is a humectant which means it attracts and retains water, which moisturizes our skin. Mix 1 ½ tsps. honey, ½ a lemon, 3 tbs. yogurt and a whipped egg white and apply to face. Let stand for 15 minutes and rinse with lukewarm water.

Mix 1 tsp. each of almond and mil powder along with two tbs. glycerin and a tbs. each of lemon juice and almond oil. Mix all the above and apply once a week.

Melt the following ingredients together over a water bath: 3 tablespoons coconut oil 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon almond oil, and 1/2 tablespoon beeswax

Directions: In a separate bowl dissolve 1/2 teaspoon borax in 3 tablespoons of heated water. Then slowly add the heated water to oils, and stir until a cool cream is ready.

Ingredients Sunflower seed meal (finely ground) 1/8 cup Applesauce 1/8 cup

Recipe Mix the ingredients into a paste.

How to use Apply the paste with gentle circular motions into the skin. Allow the paste remain on the skin for about 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water and gently pat dry.

Also, for tons more awesome do-it-yourself recipes, check out wayne's site by CLICKING HERE and visit his many many categories from foot recipes to baby skin care!


Teri said...

What a wonderful recipe - I will try!

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