Yes, it is challenging to make a complete change to a natural lifestyle what with most of us leading a hectic lifestyle. But it isn’t really difficult to do a few simple changes that will give lasting benefits.
You can start small, where it is easier for you. For example, you can start with your skincare first and then take it from there. Trust me, when I first started with DIYing for my skin and hair care products it wasn’t easy. I had to juggle between multiple responsibilities but the results were worth it. Over time, I also learnt how to improve the shelf life my products, or how I can reduce the time I spend preparing them by going for recipes that are easier and have longer shelf life, or can be prepared real quick, etc.
Trust me, you would end up saving the money going DIY. While it looks like it will take a lot of time and efforts from you, it is not really like that. You will learn how to make it easier and save while doing your recipes and pick recipes or tweak them to make it easier on you and your pocket!
So now, I would like to move to the recipe and not bore you further with my lectures ☺. I have kept the recipe simple and suitable for sensitive skin too. It is extremely moisturizing and nourishing.
Shea Butter – ¼ Cup
Vitamin E Oil – ¼ Tbsp.
Jojoba Oil – – ¼ Cup
Argan Oil – 1 Tsp.
Chamomile Essential Oil – 10 Drops
Aloe Vera Gel – ¼ Cup
Melt the Shea Butter in your double boiler.
When it begins to melt, add the Jojoba Oil to it.
Once melted, add the Aloe Vera Gel and wait till all the ingredients melt and combine.
The mixture will be warm now.
Remove from heat and whip with your blender.
While whipping, add in the Chamomile Essential Oil, Vitamin E Oil and Argan Oil.
When the lotion is light and fluffy, you can transfer it to a sterilized mason jar and let it cool down.
This lasts three months, when kept sealed and used in a hygienic way. Depending on where you live, you might have to refrigerate the lotion – tropical climate.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
I have not used an emulsifier in this recipe as Jojoba Oil can do it. But if you have problems with ingredients separating even after you emulsify, then you can use an emulsifying agent.
I have used Vitamin E Oil as a preservative, though you can skip it if you want.
You can swap the Chamomile Essential Oil for any essential oil of your choice.
I prefer Shea Butter due to my acne-prone skin, but if you have dry skin or don’t have issues with Cocoa Butter you can use that too.
If you swap Jojoba Oil for any other carrier oil, make sure you use an emulsifying agent.
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