Do It Yourself Skin and Hair Cream

 

Shea Butter 5

 

A few years ago, I attempted to make a natural cream for my hair and skin.  I haven’t looked back since.  I now use it everyday in lieu of my Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works lotions (which I was obsessed with for years).   Since making the change, my skin has improved by leaps and bounds.  I have made several different versions of this, and I usually don’t make it the same way twice, but these are basics.

 

Shea Butter 5

 

This is my no fuss, do it yourself cream.  I have seen tutorials where it looks like they are cooking a full meal, or doing some kind of complicated lab experiment.  Complicated is not my thing.  I simplified this process so that someone whose gifts are not in the kitchen can make this awesome skin and hair cream. It’s as easy as 1,2,3….literally.

 

All I need is a jar and two spoons (I use one spoon to scape the other so I don’t get it all over my hands).

Ingredients:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
African Shea Butter
Vitamin E Oil
Argon Oil
Tea Tree Oil
Avocado Oil
Grapeseed Oil
Jojoba Oil
Scented Oil

I don’t use any specific measurements, I just try to achieve a smooth texture and keep everything balanced.

 

Step 1: Gather your ingredients.

Step 2:  Mix them together.

Step 3:  Use.

 

I told you!

 

After I made this batch, I realized I had some Castor oil and I added it in to the mix.  The beauty of making your own cream is the freedom to add whatever you like.  I prefer to add a scent to mine, but when I make it for others, I leave it unscented so they can add whatever scent they prefer.

 

This cream has been a game changer for my hair and skin.  I don’t normally get breakouts on my face, but I do get them pretty severely on my shoulders and arms.  Since I started using this cream, major breakouts are a thing of the past, and the scarring from past breakouts has cleared significantly.  I get dry patches of skin on the backs of my arms, but when I apply this cream, within a day or two they are cleared up.  I have less scars and skin irritations and my dry scalp is completely gone.  My hair has retained moisture and gained significant length over the last few years.  I also love that idea of using less chemicals on my body.  I’m not perfect at living a natural lifestyle, but I am always leaning in that direction.  I feel safe putting this on my skin and that’s a great thing in my book.

 

Here is a demonstration of how I make my hair and skin cream.

 

I hope you give this a try.  If you do, let me know how it works for you.  What are your favorite oils? Do you have any beauty secrets to share?

 

I pray that you are blessed, happy and healthy!

-DM

 

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