testimonial from reader: I started using your natural face care regimen (including your DIY skin cream) 2 days ago, and today someone asked me if I’m my husband’s daughter 😉 He’s only 3 years older.
I guess you could call me a hippie. Not because I’m listening to the Grateful Dead or refusing to shave my armpits (that was 1996). These days I’m more focused on living a natural and toxin-free lifestyle. I make my own cleaning products and bodycare products to avoid chemicals. If you read my posts regularly, you know that I am a big fan of non-toxic (not to mention easy) lotions and potions. I dumped my toxic cosmetics a long time ago and started making my own shampoos, lotions, face masks, serums, and creams.
Did you know the average woman exposes herself to something like 500+ toxins via her cosmetics every day? Your liver works hard to neutralize toxic compounds, but as they build up, they are stored in fat tissue, where they accumulate over time, contributing to endocrine disruption, weight gain, and infertility.
Take a look at the labels on your shampoos, lotions, creams, and bodycare products. The ingredients list is a mile long and filled with chemicals you cannot pronounce. That’s one reason why I keep it simple: I use coconut oil plain as a moisturizer, or I’ll add drops of skin healing essential oils to the whipped coconut oil I use on my face. I use this yogurt mask with frankincense regularly to keep my skin glowy.
It’s SO easy to make your own skincare products. This recipe is my favorite skin healing and regenerating “butter.” I use it on my face in the mornings and evenings as a moisturizer, and also on delicate skin areas like the neck and chest. I’ve also used it to heal burns and scars. I call it skin butter because it’s so hydrating and lightly whipped to perfection. The base is whipped coconut oil, and I added Frankincense and Myrrh, 2 ancient essential oils that aid particularly in skin regeneration, wrinkle prevention, and that combat dry skin and aging. You can make this in about 8 minutes, and a batch typically lasts me 6 months or longer. Because I get the essential oils and wholesale cost (you can too!), it costs me less than $10 to make each batch. And it works better than any expensive chemical-laden boutique cream.
Let’s look at the benefits of the miracle anti-aging skin butter’s natural ingredients.
Coconut oil: deeply moisturizing, strengthens skin tissues, and helps remove excessive dead cells on the skin’s surface. Great for dry, rough, flaky, chapped skin. I use this kind.
Frankincense: protects and tones skin, encourages skin regeneration, prevents wrinkles, fades and heals scars, makes skin soft and glowy!
Myrrh: anti-aging, good for chapped or cracked skin, powerful antioxidant
These oils are so expensive, but I get mine at whole sale cost. Click here to get the same deal I do.
DIY Miracle Anti-Aging Skin Butter
best for: anti-aging, dry skin, flaky/chapped skin, wrinkle prevention
1 cup coconut oil
10 drops Myrrh
10 drops Frankincense
*I often add a couple drops of carrot seed oil if I have some on hand. It’s very high in antioxidants and great to keep skin looking young and fresh.
*You can add a few drops of lavender, which is great for oily skin, eczema, and acne. It makes it smell nice too!
*Neroli is good for acne and overall skin healing and elasticity.
*Palmarosa regulates oil production, making it good for all skin types. It nourishes and restores skin health at the cellular level.
*Rose essential oil is quite expensive but exquisite for aging skin and makes a great toner.
*Rosehip oil has an amazing fatty acid profile that is excellent for aging skin, scars, and stretch marks.
Directions Scoop out coconut oil (it must be solid; this will not work if it’s liquid) into a bowl. I use my KitchenAid stand mixer with the whisk attachment, but you can use a hand blender too. Whip it at high speed for about 5 minutes. It will whip up light and airy, like this:
Add all your essential oils, then whip again until blended. It will have a nice, light, airy consistency that’s easy to spread over your skin, and it absorbs quickly. Smells great, too!
I store mine in small mason canning jars, like this. The skin on my face, neck, and chest has never looked better since I started using this blend. Enjoy!
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