Want to try something that is as clean as can be. If you are slapping on the moisturiser at least 3 times a day as I recommend then choosing a cream that has no additives is a wise move to help reduce toxic load.
Here is a simple and effective recipe to save you money and keep the nasty additives at bay.
Lou Lou Skin DIY Moisturiser
- 1/2 cup shea butter (4 oz)
- 2 TB nourishing oil such as: jojoba, avocado, apricot, sweet almond oil, or grapeseed oil.
- 10 drops lavender essential oil
- 5 drops rosemary essential oil
- 3 drops Frankinsense essential oil
- 3 drops tea tree essential oil (clarifying)
Do some research if you like on what essential oils work for skin care. Frankincense and Lavender are the most popular. They are called the King and the Queen of essential oils. You could add these other oils.
Helichrysum (nourishing), or Carrot Seed (sun protection). Make sure the total amount of Essential oils added to the mixture is no more than 25-30 drops.
- In a double boiler (a glass bowl over a pot filled 1/4 the way full with water), over medium-low heat, melt the Shea butter. Add in the nourishing skin oil. Turn off the heat. (I use my Thermomix for this process because it heats and stirs at the same time).
- Pour into a bowl (I use my Thermomix bowl so I just take it off and put it straight into the fridge). Place in the fridge or freezer and allow to cool and become a solid (not hard) form. This takes around 15-20 minutes.
- Once it has become opaque and slightly firm, take your bowl out of the freezer. Now add in the essential oils you have chosen. Using the whisk attachment on your mixer or Thermomix at a slower speed. You can also use a whisk with fork versus a mixer. This takes just just a few seconds. Don’t over-whip.
- Scoop into a jar and store at room temp. Apply generously to both body and face as desired.