To create a spa-like treatment for your face, make a homemade moisturiser. For extremely dry and sensitive skin, you can whip up a natural skin cream to smooth and soften skin without petroleum and mineral oil. There's no need to spend a lot of money on a moisturiser--you can create a gentle and rich moisturiser that is inexpensive and effective.
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Things you need
- 1 cup liquid almond or avocado oil
- 1/2 cup beeswax
- Small pot
- Wooden spoon
- Wire whisk
- Vitamin E capsules
- Fragrant oils
- Sterile glass or plastic jar
Combine 1 cup of liquid avocado or almond oil and ½ cup of beeswax in a small pot over medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon until melted.
Remove from heat. Whisk until cool.
Add the contents of three capsules of Vitamin E into the pot. Add fragrant oils like rose, sandalwood or lavender into the mixture. Stir until all ingredients are combined.
Transfer the mixture to a sterile glass or plastic jar. Shake vigorously for 5 to 10 seconds to combine.
Store the moisturiser in a dark, cool place for a maximum of 30 days. Refrigerate unused portions for an additional 15 to 20 days.
Tips and warnings
- Use a circular, upward motion to lightly massage the moisturiser into the face.
- The best time to apply moisturiser is right after a shower or bath, when the skin is damp. The moisturiser helps to seal in the moisture.
- Store all aromatic and liquid oils in the refrigerator after initial use.
- If you have food allergies, consult your physician or dermatologist before applying homemade moisturiser to your face.
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