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Homemade Skin Moisturizing Balms, Lotions & Creams
Posted By Tipnut On November 15, 2010 @ 9:42 am In Home Spa | 4 Comments
Making balms, bars and creams is easier than some think and there are many benefits (you can choose ingredients and scents to work with so no harsh chemicals or dyes). These make great gifts too!
Here are several different ideas to try, first up: did you know olive oil is a lovely (and natural) moisturizer? Here’s a way to make it more special…infuse it with flowers picked fresh from the garden!
Glass jar (pint)
Flower petals (1 1/2 cups)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1 3/4 cups)
6 Vitamin E Capsules (400 IU)
Here are a few choices with reported healing & therapeutic qualities:
*Ingredients listed below are just a sample and not complete.
Coffee : Emulsifying wax, hot brewed coffee, vitamin E capsules.
Rich : Jojoba mix, beeswax, green tea extract, borax, grapefruit seed extract.
For Hands : Beeswax, solid butters, starch and fragrance, yields 12 (mini-muffin sized).
For The Belly : It’s very smooth and silky, but not greasy, and smells lovely which is always a must when you have a sensitive pregnancy nose.
Winter Mix : Melt down then chill until the cream sets. Store in little containers or jelly jars for nice gifts for a friend or for yourself.
Nourishing Salve : It can be used to soothe insect bites and minor cuts and scrapes. Pour into small tins or glass jars, allow to set and voila! A nice herbal salve to help soothe away irritating maladies.
Simple : Equal parts beeswax, shea butter and sweet almond oil, EO of choice.
Cocoa Scrub : Muffin tins can be used as molds.
4 TBS oatmeal (ground)
2 TBS yogurt (plain)
2 TBS lemon juice (fresh)
Do this twice a week and the age spots should fade over time.
*If it’s too runny, add a bit more oatmeal (originally published December 20, 2007)
Here’s a recipe the fellas will appreciate, it’s sent in by Dan Russell for a comfortable wet shave.
This was based on a shaving liquid bought from the body shop, which seemed to be mostly soap and sunflower oil.
- Mix 3 parts unscented (cheap) shower gel with 1 part sunflower oil, add a few drops of tea tree per 100ml of fluid, shake well and only make in small batches.
Rub half a teaspoon at most into a freshly cleaned face before putting shaving foam/soap on top and this makes a far more comfortable wet shave particularly for folks with sensitive skin.
A big thanks to Dan for sharing this with all of us! (originally published February 26, 2008)
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URLs in this post:
 elbows: http://tipnut.com/dry-chapped-hands-remedies/
 Frugal: http://lisatakesix.blogspot.com/2011/11/easy-gift-idea-1.html
 Coffee: http://momphotographer.wordpress.com/2011/02/17/home-made-body-lotion/
 Body Butter: http://www.rawmazing.com/homemade-body-butter-recipe/
 Rich: http://fimby.tougas.net/homemade-moisturizing-lotion-winter
 3-Ingredients: http://www.wabisabibaby.com/2008/how-to-make-an-all-natural-lotion-with-only-3-ingredients/
 For Hands: http://ambersambry.blogspot.com/2009/03/hand-balm-tutorial.html
 Herbal: http://www.motherearthliving.com/natural-beauty/homemade-hand-cream-recipe-moisturizing-1.aspx
 For The Belly: http://curiousbird.typepad.com/curious_bird/2010/01/balm-for-the-belly.html
 For Hands – With Labels: http://asonomagarden.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/how-to-make-handmade-handlotion-w-label-download/
 Winter Mix: http://sweetefelicity.blogspot.com/2008/12/cold-weatherdry-airtime-to-make-hand.html
 Turn Body Wash Into A Scrub: http://snappyliving.com/turn-an-old-lotion-or-body-wash-into-a-body-scrub/
 Nourishing Salve: http://herbanlifestyle.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/how-to-make-a-skin-nourishing-herbal-salve/
 Lavender: http://adelightfulhome.com/simple-lavender-salve/
 Shea: http://www.smockityfrocks.com/2010/01/homemade-lotion-bar-tutorial.html
 Simple: http://www.crunchybetty.com/how-to-make-lotion-bars/comment-page-1
 DIY Bars: http://blog.designedlykristi.com/?p=870
 Cocoa Scrub: http://www.bloombakecreate.com/2010/11/cocoa-sugar-scrub-bargreat-ebook/
 Green Tea: http://www.ascensionstyle.com/2012/01/homemade-green-tea-body-butter-bars.html
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