3.11.2015

ALL-NATURAL SKIN CARE + DIY LAVENDER EYE CREAM

I have gained an entirely new perspective on health, wellness, skincare--you name it--since beginning this journey with oils. It's astonishing how many of the products we use everyday contain some pretty yucky ingredients that really have no place on or in our bodies. Unfortunately, there is very little regulation when it comes to cosmetic and skin care companies. Not to say that all of them are using harmful ingredients, it's just that you have to really do your research to ensure you are getting truly natural, toxin-free products. A couple of places to go if you are interested in checking out how "safe" a product is--the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Database + Think Dirty App. They are both wonderful resources for searching the "toxicity" of makeup and skin care products. Seriously eye-opening!
One way to be sure you are getting an all-natural product is to make it yourself :) This is something I have been doing a lot of! From lip balm to shave oil to bath salts. And now I can add this luxurious eye cream to the list. The consistency is more of a balm than a cream, so it's super hydrating and packed with vitamins. I love to use this as a nighttime eye treatment!
Lavender Eye Cream
(adapted from hello natural | makes about 4 oz.)

2 tbsp. organic, unrefined coconut oil
1/4 c. sweet almond oil
1/2 tsp. vitamin e oil

Combine coconut oil, beeswax, almond oil, vitamin e, and shea butter in a glass bowl. Bring a small pot with an inch or two of water to a simmer on the stove and set the glass bowl inside (being sure not to get any water in the bowl). Slowly melt all of the ingredients. Once melted, remove from heat and stir in the lavender oil. Pour into tins and let set at room temperature.

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2 comments:

  1. Excited to try this out! How many balm tins will this recipe fill?

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    1. hi lauren! it will fill 2 of the two ounce tins :)

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