Today I started buzzing about some DIY I wanted to do, so as to replenish my bathroom shelves with some natural goodies. For the last two years I have been more and more into natural living; for me it all started with the no-poo challenge (not using any real shampoo in order to revive your hair and make it nourish and moisturise itself with the natural oils that normally get stripped away by the shampoo). I think I was going through a rough patch at the time, not knowing what to do with my hair or my skin, as it was always ridiculously sensitive! I was completely hooked on lip balms, using them every half an hour because my lips would ache immensely, only to find out later, that it is all to do with chemicals in the skincare products which cause your skin to become dependant. Within a year of using no shampoo, I started making my own natural healing creams and lip balms, chemical free deodorants, scrubs etc. I think I fully submerged myself into natural skincare due to really struggling with my finances, and having no other choice than to make something myself; all cosmetics, especially natural ones can cost a fortune! (can someone explain to me why?)
Today I wanted to share with you a face cream recipe for sensitive skin, as it truly saved my skin’s life!
Oh I love the smell of cacao butter!
I was playing around with various ingredients for a long time now, following other people’s recipes but nothing worked on my skin (it is a combination of oily and extremely dry, without proper care it gets itchy or painful, sometimes followed by eczema). But one day I intuitively blended some ingredients to make what appears to be a truly magical cream. Even my husband is hooked on it now and he has even more sensitive skin than mine! Are you ready? Lets go straight into it!
You will need (around 100ml of cream):
4 tablespoons of Shea butter
2 tablespoons of Cacao butter
2 teaspoons of Vitamin E oil
3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera gel
3 drops of Cedar wood essential oil
5 drops of Tea tree essential oil
5 drops of Lavender essential oil
Add shea and cacao butter in a small pot and melt it on a low heat. After it’s become liquid, leave it to cool off. Once cool, add vitamin E oil, aloe vera and all the essential oils. Stir it well and you should see the mass turning a yellowish colour. Leave it to thicken while stirring every ten minutes or so until you have the even consistency of a cream. Once it is thick enough, place it into a glass container and use on your skin when needed.
Everything I do is inspired by nature; I think my true life goal is to become one with nature! (at least I can’t think of a better one for now). Hope you enjoy the cream! Have a beautiful day, Ursule 🙂