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Skin irritations and conditions can make anyone feel very uncomfortable and self-conscious.
We've included 3 DIY balm recipes to help you get through those times when you need a remedy that is easy, affordable, and very effective.
In this post you'll find these three recipes:
INGREDIENTS1 t. wax of preference (bees, emulsifying wax, candalilla, etc.)2 t. shea butter1.5 t. sweet almond oil1.5 t. castor oil1 t. neem oil¼ t. vitamin e10 drops lavender essential oil10 drops of geranium essential oil
INSTRUCTIONSStart with melting the wax and butter in a glass bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute. . This will serve the same as a double boiler. After the wax and butter is melted, add the oils and essential oils. Stir to blend and pour into glass containers or a jar with a lid. Keep in a cool dry place for the best preservation.If for some reason you’re not fond of the smell of this formulation, you can minimize the amount of neem oil, or perhaps use it in the evening after you have taken a shower or bath. Apply to clean, dry skin.
While I don't normally suffer from eczema, during very stressful times, it’s not uncommon for me to have a temporary outbreak which can itch, burn, and make me feel self conscious. A natural skin care recipe can be the best answer for an outbreak of either of these unpleasant conditions.Most eczema and psoriasis products on the market can smell unpleasant and pungent. This natural skin care recipe that I’ve devised below will smell more pleasant and absorb more quickly than many products on the market that contain oils that tend to sit on the skin.
INGREDIENTS¼ cup shea butter1 t. apple cider vinegar1/4 t. cinnamon2 crushed aspirins10 drops tea tree essential oilINSTRUCTIONSMelt shea in a glass bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds to a minute. While this is warm, stir in the remaining ingredients and dispense into a glass jar with a lid. Store in a dry cool place.
This is a great alternative to our usual soaps and cleansers when we need something with a super basic, clean ingredients list. You can improvise any of the ingredients as you see fit:
INGREDIENTS2 tablespoons shea butter1 tablespoon coconut oil1 T solid cocoa butter)1 teaspoon calendula or olive oil oil5 drops geranium essential oil5 drops frankincense essential oil5 drops bergamot essential oil
INSTRUCTIONSPlace shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter in a glass bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds.Stir and microwave for 30 more seconds.Repeat until all ingredients are melted.Let cool slightly until mixture is slightly warm but not hot.Add calendula or olive oil and essential oils and mix well.Pour mixture into glass, metal or plastic jars.Wait for cleansing balm to cool completely and solidify before using. Refrigerate if desired to speed up the process.Makes about 1/3 cup - enough for one jar of cleaning balm.
Jeanette @ Claribelskincare.com
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