This sweet and zesty smelling beeswax hand butter is perfect for those cold winter months when you need a little extra moisturising . Richly nourishing and made with 100% natural ingredients it can easily be made at home with a few select ingredients including beeswax which seals all the moisture into your skin, cocoa butter, shea butter and avocado oil and a few other ingredients.
Here is the full recipe so that you can try it at home for yourself!
You will need:
114 grams Beeswax
85 grams Cocoa Butter
7 grams Shea Butter
7 mls Lanolin
7 mls Avocado Oil
7 mls Tea Tree Oil
7 mls Jojoba Oil
7 mls Orange Essential Oil
An empty container to store your Hand Butter
First, melt the Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Beeswax in a double boiler or Baine Marie then gradually add the other ingredients leaving the Essential Oil to last. Make sure that you stir all of the ingredients together thoroughly and only add the Essential Oil once the mixture has cooled down. Beeswax thickens fast so make sure you pour it quickly into your container before it thickens up as otherwise you will have to remelt it again and repour. Place in freezer until it had set up then take it out and wait for it to come to room temperature first before using.
This is a wonderful recipe that lasts a while due to it’s highly effective ingredients. I hope you enjoy it and of course do let me know what you think of it!
Happy Tuesday Everyone!
How was your weekend Bloggee’s and Bloggette’s ? Did you get up to anything nice?
I was at Babylon at Kensington Roof Gardens on Friday night for a romantic dinner with the Beloved and afterwards we went to the club to shake a few legs. Unfortunately the music was much to be desired so we didn’t stay long but apart from that we had a lovely time and I can’t wait to return in the summer nearer my birthday so I can take full advantage of the beautiful 1 and a half acre landscaped gardens.
Todays free recipe is for a facial mask. The time is now to get your face in ultimate condition for your holidays and this buttermilk mask will help you do that by not only rejuvenating your skin but giving it a boost of moisture and nourishment. It’s perfect to use all year round but it’s especially effective in winter. It only has a few ingredients in it so it should be easy peasy to do (no point in giving you a recipe with hundreds of ingredients in it as then you wouldn’t do it and that just would never do!). I personally love this recipe in particular for the buttermilk which is so good in skin recipes because of the amazingly silky texture it imparts.
3 tablespoons of fresh Buttermilk
2 1/2 tablespoons of Oatflour
1 tablespoon of Flaxseed or Carrotseed oil
Mix ingredients together. Apply to face and allow to dry before removing with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Don’t forget we’ve got another bank holiday to look forward to this weekend. Make the most of it and get your skin nice and lovely! 🙂
Till we speak again
Good Arvo Bloggee’s and Bloggette’s! How the devil are ya?
Today I have a most wonderful lip balm recipe for you inspired by the coming of Spring (yay!). Its called Bronze Goddess Tinted Lip Balm and I think you’re going to love it! It is super moisturising and will leave a subtle bronze tint on your lips so pucker up and enjoy! 🙂
You will need:
A suitable lip balm tube or pot to put your lip balm in
2 tsp. beeswax
2 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. cocoa butter
1 tsp. mango butter
1/2 tsp. vitamin E oil
1/2 tsp. castor oil
1 tsp. sweet almond oil
1 tsp. kukui nut oil
1 tsp. aloe vera oil
1/4 tsp. amber mica powder
A few drops of an Essential Oil (try to stay away from using Citrus Oils though as most are photosensitive which means that they are sensitive to the exposure of sunlight)
Combine all butters and oils in a double boiler and melt them over gentle heat. Once all ingredients have melted remove pot from heat. Add essential oil if desired and then add the amber mica. Stir to blend well. Pour the mixture into pots or tubes. Let them cool and set.
I’ve got a gorgeous FREE recipe for all my wonderful bloggee’s and bloggette’s today! It’s not only a completely natural skincare recipe but it’s super easy and works wonders. You might even have a few of these ingredients already in your kitchen so there’s no excuse not to give it a try and It will make your skin really soft and well nourished! Ingredients 1/2 cup of powdered milk (I suggest buttermilk) 1/2 cup of baking soda 1/2 cup of cornstarch 1/2 cup of citric acid 1/2 cup of Epsom salts Dried Chamomile flowers A few drops of Essential Oils (I suggest Ylang Ylang, Bergamot and Vanilla) Instructions Mix all dried the ingredients together, add the chamomile flowers, mix well and the gradually add your essential oils (not too much just a few drops of each is fine), then mix again. Let it dry for 24 hours (patience is a virtue:). Store in plastic jars with a tight lid. Use 3 to 4 tablespoons per bath or 2 tablespoons for a foot soak. Relax and enjoy! If you tried this recipe please do let me know how you got on Have a beautiful day! 🙂