Recipe for Shea Butter Moisturizer

November 4, 2017 at 9:25 am (Homemade Beauty Products, Simplifying facial care)

I know my last blog post was probably hard to read for a few of you but, honestly, facing truths is often hard.  I know it spoke to some because I heard from you.

Anyway, I’m moving back to my regular posts… recipes/minimalism/home decor (my way).

As part of my “minimalism MY way” routine, I’ve been making all of my own face cleansing and moisturizer products. While I love my Coconut Oil Moisturizer, I needed a heavier product for the winter months because my face is so dry.  It seems that Shea butter is heavier and better for those with very dry skin.

I found a few recipes but decided to make my own.  It is fabulous!!  I wake up with my skin still soft and supple (which is hard when you’re 58!!  🙂 )  Since the heat has been on, I had been waking up with dry skin.   I will use the Shea Butter cream through the winter months.

Shea Butter Moisturizer

  • 1/2 cup shea butter
  • 1/8 cup sweet almond oil
  • 1/8 cup Vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops Young Living Sweet frankincense Oil (or any other concentrated oil you’d like to use)

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  1. Using a double boiler or a glass bowl over a pan of water, melt the shea butter. Sheabuttermoisturizer-3
  2. When completely melted, add the sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil and sweet frankincense oil.Sheabuttermoisturizer-4
  3. Pour into glass container (I would recommend glass). Sheabuttermoisturizer-5
  4. Set in refrigerator until it has completely cooled and is solid.
  5. Store in a dark cupboard.

It is that easy!!  The Shea butter initially had some “granules” in it, but after I melted it, they dissolved.  This is the best moisturizer!!  If you plan to use it only intermittently, store in the refrigerator.  Me??  I use it up quickly enough that I can keep it in a dark cabinet.  If it loses its “solidity,” I just put it back in the fridge for a few hours.  It also feels great on the skin chilled.  🙂

One note, after applying to your face, massage it in.  Then leave the residue on the surface of your skin for 5 minutes.  Much more will be absorbed.  The, using a microfiber towel (exclusively for this), blot your face and continue your beauty routine.  I usually use that 5 minutes to do my “5 minute ab workout!”

Go forth and make your own moisturizer!!  It is easy and cheap!

 

 

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