Hi There ~
I don't know about you but where I live it's cold and snowy! My skin is dry, itchy and looking for some thirst quenching lotion!
Did you know that your biggest organ is your skin? And when you use products with chemicals and perfumes those are absorbing into your body and then into your blood stream. I always find it interesting that people are so careful about what they eat aka put into their bodies but a lot of people don't even think about what they are using for sunscreen, lotion, face creams, eye creams, perfumes.. These products affect your Endocrine system.. aka your hormones!
As I was trolling around pinterest I found some amazingly easy options for beauty and skin care.. like so easy I couldn't believe it could be so easy!! But in usual Sherice fashion I thought how can I do this and make it my own?
well I got my brain working and ideas just started coming... like a flood, if you will :)
I want to share these with you because I'm a firm believer in sharing is caring and I care for all of you! I hope that you will enjoy these as much as my sister and I do!!
Whipped Eye Cream
Coconut oil, vitamin E oil... before I get into the how to's of it.. let's spend a min on why coconut oil and vitamin E...
Coconut oil ~
1. Coconut oil is nature's most abundant source of Medium-Chain
Triglycerides. When applied to your skin, your natural good bacteria
convert these Medium-Chain Triglycerides into Antimicrobial Fatty Acids.
Antimicrobial Fatty Acids prevent viral, fungal, and bacterial
infections, including yeast! Antimicrobial Fatty Acids act like nature's
natural bodyguards for your skin. In other words.. it will help with blemishes and breakouts.. clearing up your skin
2. Coconut oil is vitamin enriched with vitamins A, B, C, and E, and
nourishes your skin, coconut oil is a natural anti-oxidant that helps
the skin repair itself. Coconut Oils protective anti-oxidant qualities
protect the skin from free radicals and other environmental aging
So coconut oil helps heal your skin of wrinkles and helps with younger looking skin
3. If your using pure virgin coconut oil.. which you should be, it won't clog pores
info from here and here
Vitamin E ~
1. Vitamin E is also a natural antioxidant.. in this day and age we need all the help we can get against all those free radicals roaming around, right! YES!!!
2. It helps in the healing process and prevents scarring
3. It's also moisturizing and helps healing of sunburns and cold sores.. which I'm sure to get when my lips are really dry and chapped! Did I mention that this could also be used as a lip cream.. A FLOOD I TELL YOU!!!!
4. last but not least Vitamin E will not clog pores.. so it's perfect for your skin.
info from here and here
Now lets get to the how to's, shall we?!
start with 1 cup coconut oil.. DO NOT HEAT OIL!! you want it to be solid. put into your kitchen aid. Add in 1 tsp of Vitamin E oil
I used Vitamin E capsules b/c when I went to get the oil, Walgreens was out of the stuff.. really?! popular stuff. and so I improvised.. wow that was a good thumb workout as it was about 25 capsules to get almost 1 tsp of oil.. END RANT!!!
Turn on mixer to 8 and mix with your whisk attachment for 6 mins or until light, airy, fluffy and wonderful..
once done I put it into these little pill containers I found at Walgreen's.
Always remember when you are applying anything around your eyes and your using your fingers, always use your ring finger.. the skin around your eye is the thinnest and most fragile skin on your body and your ring finger is your weakest finger. You don't want to do damage by pulling and tugging around your eyes!
Once I was done with the Eye Cream I started on the Whipped Body Butter by adding in 20 drops of Lavender essential oil to the whipped eye cream still in my mixer bowl
make sure that if you use fragrance your using Essential Oils Not Fragrance oils. Essential oils are the real deal and ok to use on your skin. It's not the same as the oils you can buy at Bath and Body works for that cute oil burner you have.
you can learn about the benefits of Lavender essential oil here
once I added the lavender I turned back on my mixer for a few seconds to incorporate it.
when done put it into a jar and keep it where ever it's handy!!
I immediately slathered this stuff on my arms... which felt like a baby's bottom for the rest of the night! The smell of lavender is soothing, calming and my serenity!
This whole process took about 10 - 15 mins.. and if your not having to squeeze vitamin E oil out of those dang capsules it will take you less... so make some, your worth it!!