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Over the last few years I have been eliminating more and more chemicals out of the products I put on my skin. Finding inexpensive all natural alternatives that I can afford has been a bit of trial and error.
DIY recipes for beauty products are of course an inexpensive way to go but often they require so many ingredients that I don’t have or can’t find or have so many steps that I get overwhelmed half way through reading the instructions and never do get up the courage to try them
Which is what made me fall in love with this recipe for coconut body cream that I found on Pinterest. Just 2 simple ingredients and just 3 steps measure, whip and fill your jar with a lid.
I altered it just slightly by adding in about 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil because I find lavender to be so soothing. So my recipe is 3 ingredients and 3 steps.
Step one: Measure out your ingredients (see attached recipe below). Make sure that the coconut oil that you buy for the recipe is unrefined and organic , this will make an incredible difference in the smell and texture, I got mine at Aldi. The coconut oil should also be used in its solid state.
Step three: Place the ingredients in a jar with a lid
And that is that! So simple and quick.
I keep my jar of DIY lavender coconut body cream on my nightstand and every night I rub the lotion into my arms and legs, hand and feet, and shoulders. It absorbs faster than I thought it would and feels so luxurious. My skin is soft and radiant when I use it on a regular basis.
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- I cup unrefined organic coconut oil (in solid form)
- 1 tsp vitamin E (you can use broken apart capsules if you can't find it in liquid form)
- 15 to 20 drops of lavender essential oil
- Measure all ingredients into a mixing bowl
- Beat with a hand blender until it is light and airy (it takes about 2 to 3 minutes)
- Place it in a glass container with a lid and enjoy!