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Shea Butter Benefits-Encourage Collagen!

I LOVE shea butter.  It's in my top 5 DIY ingredient must-haves but I actually don't always end up putting it in a recipe.  I like to use it all on it's own!  Shea butter has so many amazing properties.  Basically, you get a lot of bang for your buck with shea butter.   Shea butter has tons of uses and offers so many benefits for not only the skin but also the hair! Shea butter comes from the nuts of the shea tree in western parts of Africa.  It has been used for centuries to nourish skin and … [Read more...]

DIY Coconut Lotion Bars

Lotion bars are really popular in the "DIY skin care world".  They are all over Pinterest.  I have avoided them due to possible messiness and inconvenience.  Well, I'm glad I bit the bullet and made some because they are so helpful for dry skin.  Plus, for those of you looking for something a bit more solid then yesterday's Body Oil, these are for you! Plus, they are just so cute! What You'll Need: Molds Coconut Oil Shea Butter Beeswax Vitamin E Oil (optional) Essential Oils … [Read more...]

DIY Rosemary Smoothing Body Oil

I just recently did a post on a facial oil, explaining how potent and pure an oil is compared to a lotion.  I probably don't need to mention how incredibly easy it is to prepare an oil for the skin.  It can be as simple as opening a bottle!  But, today we should make something decadent for our loved ones-something that will suit many needs including poor circulation, cellulite and dry skin. I think everyone could use extra circulation.  The more circulation, the healthier the skin.  When … [Read more...]

Homemade Apricot Myrrh Dry Skin Stick!

I'm on a dry skin kick this week!  My skin is dryer than it has ever been.  People who suffer from dry skin also battle with premature aging.  I am at the age that I am trying to slow the aging process down!  As our skin ages, dry skin becomes more common.  Oil production usually slows as we get older.  Oil is what lubricates the skin and allows gravity to not wreak havoc on the skin.  The more you can quench your skin, the less your wrinkles will take center stage!   This lovely recipe has … [Read more...]

Avocado Shea Facial Mask….

It is officially freezing outside.   Cold weather can wreak havoc on skin.  If you are from a dry climate like I am your skin really suffers in the winter.  Between home and car heaters, cold dry air and hot showers my skin forms dry patches and starts to feel and look tight and dehydrated.  That's not good for anyone much less skin that is not young and supple anymore!  So, I'm determined to find ways to relieve my dry skin while "feeding" my face lots of vitamins and antioxidants minus the … [Read more...]

You Can Make a Creamy Body Moisturizer!

With winter in full swing an intense body moisturizer is a staple.   Making it at home is so gratifying.  You can be sure there are NO harmful chemicals.  This recipe is full of moisture rich ingredients that will not only replenish but will also heal severely dry skin.  This is a fun recipe that is full of hugely nourishing ingredients that will quench the thirstiest of skin!  Moisturized skin looks younger and healthier so let's make this-we need it!! Shea Butter is a rich emollient that … [Read more...]

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