A lover of coconut oil, I made this luxurious, whipped body lotion. The perfect remedy to keep skin hydrated and protected throughout the day. It pairs perfectly, when used after my favorite coffee scrub. Coconut oil becomes light and airy when whipped up, making it much easier to apply after a bath or shower and it becomes more absorbent. I whipped mine up with a little Olive Oil to keep the lotion in perfect consistency, preventing it from solidifying. You could also use jojoba, sunflower, or almond oil in addition to or in place of the olive oil. Add in your favorite essential oil to top it off. I used lemon grass to scent mine.
1 C. Solid Coconut Oil*
1/2 t. Olive Oil
8 Drops of Essential Oil
Using a Kitchen Aid or hand mixer, combine the three ingredients and whip on high for 8-10 minutes to desired consistency. Slather over body after a shower or bath.
* The Coconut Oil must be solid before whipping, in order to get a whipped consictancy. Store in the refrigerator until solid, if needed.
One of my all time favorite ways to freshen up my skin, is with an all natural homemade face mask. During the Fall and holiday season, many people have a can of pumpkin purée in the cabinet or some extra, left over from that pie you just made. Heck, wear this mask while your making your pumpkin pie.. Filled with nutrients, this mask will recharge your skin, making it the perfect remedy before a night out or better yet, after that holiday party.
Vitamin C and beta carotene both found in pumpkin will instantly brighten skin as the natural enzyme found in pumpkin will gently exfoliate and slough away dry dull skin that this changing weather be stills on us. Honey will moisturizer and the cinnamon has antibacterial properties to bring this delicious face mask together.
1/4 C. Pumpkin Purée
1 Tbsp. Honey
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
Mix ingredients together and apply to a clean and dry face. Leave on for 10-15 mins, massaging it in for a few seconds before you rinse with warm water. Pat dry.