Dry skin needs constant attention and nourishment. Here’s a lotion recipe you could whip up quick and easy and keep dry skin at bay.
Dry skin could be a your skin type, in which case your skin would be dry and lifeless perpetually. Regular moisturization is a requirement to keep skin from peeling off, or from bruises due to cracking of skin but many don’t really like the fact that dry skin left unattended could lead to premature ageing.
Besides this, come winter, most of us have dry skin that can be painful, itchy and often bleeds due to cracks. With more cracks, infection is another possibility you might want to avoid.
While commercial cosmetics are around, most have harmful chemicals and are often more toxic and harmful. This recipe is simple to prepare and lasts longer than other DIY recipes, so you can prepare a good batch and use it for a few months, before you have to go for it again. The best part – it is affordable and effective! So, let’s look at the ingredients, shall we?
Olive Oil – 120 Ml
Beeswax – 60 Gms
Coconut Oil – 120 Ml
Essential Oil – 15 Drops
In a double boiler, melt the butter and oils together.
Once the butter is melted fully, remove from heat and add the essential oil.
Set aside for a few minutes and refrigerate the mixture in your refrigerator for 2 – 4 hours.
Once the mixture solidifies, remove from refrigerator and add the contents to your blender or a mixing bowl.
Use a stand-in blender or your food processor to whip the mixture to get a fluffy and soft lotion.
It lasts a good six months and depending in your usage this batch should last 2 – 3 months. You can refrigerate, though it isn’t necessary since we use only oils.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
I use Lavender Essential Oil because it is a great stress-buster, good for your skin, anti-ageing, curbs marks or scars and offers a host of other benefits. Besides, it also one of my favorites! But, you can choose any essential oil that works for you including the musky Vetiver, Spikenard or Floral Rose Geranium, or the effervescent Frankincense or ever-young Immortelle, etc.
You can use Olive Oil because it is extremely moisturizing and also good for skin. However, you can choose any oil. Argan Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil are other oils that are great for dry skins. I often use Avocado Oil for the anti-aging and nourishing properties.
If you want a Vegan alternative for Beeswax you can choose Shea or Cocoa Butter or other options like Mango Butter, etc.
You can also add Vitamin E Oil, though it is not needed as a preservative. You can add it for the many skin benefits it has to offer.
You don’t have to whip the ingredients, though whipping it makes it soft and fluffy. If you don’t whip it, it will look more like a skin cream or balm. However, it won’t feel heavy or make your skin overtly greasy – whipped or not!
How to Use it?
Just scoop out the lotion and apply to your skin in gentle circular motions till it is fully absorbed by the skin. Voila, your skin will be soft and supple.
You can use this lotion, as many times as needed, though applying it first thing after washing yourself will make it even better. Especially the coconut oil does wonders to your skin when applied right after your bath.
If you don’t have time for DIY recipes, you can always try Aya Naturals Skin Care range. Their products are manufactured using organic ingredients and they follow a traditional recipe, which makes it all the more better.