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Two amazing raw ingredients that are so versatile in homemade beauty products are shea butter and rose water. Both are reasonably inexpensive and can be used in many diy skincare recipes. You may also enjoy using rosewater as a spray to freshen your face or in your ironing water spray bottle to freshen clothing.
The rose is well known for being one of the highest vibrational additions which makes it perfect for any beauty skin product.
Shea is an extremely nourishing raw butter made from the shea nut which is native to West Africa; it offers high concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins that enhance collagen production or at the very least decrease the breakdown of collagen that is already present in your skin. It is a creamy ivory colour in its natural state that whitens and brightens when whipped. You can use any type of mixer or food processor to mix shea butter with your favourite oils. Oils like almond, apricot, hemp, rosehip or avocado oil are perfect to thin down the rich consistency of the shea butter. When prepared in this way there is no need to heat the shea. Although I do have other recipes that combine shea where I do melt and mix.
Shea Butter helps with:
- anti aging
- creates a barrier to seal in moisture
- anti inflammatory
- reduces redness and swelling
Today I decided to make a moisturizer that can also be used as a cleanser, hand cream, eye cream, a body butter, cuticle cream, a nourishing face mask or face cream (unless you have excessively oily skin; shea may be too heavy if you are prone to breakouts.) You can even try shea as a hair mask or deep heat treatment.
The versatility of home made products is limited only by your imagination.
When making your own beauty products just make what you need in smaller amounts as natural ingredients have a shorter shelf life to those that have additives. Halve the recipe if you only require a small amount.
Rosewater Shea Moisturizer
1 cup raw shea butter
4 tbsp rose water
2 tsp rose
2 tsp rosehip oil
Beat the shea butter until light and fluffy. Add the rosewater gradually while beating to incorporate. Add the rosehip oil and whip to combine. Store in a recycled glass jar with an airtight lid. Store in a cool place.
I am absolutely passionate about creating simple sustainable recipes to share with your community. Lets all get back to natural products and avoid the toxic chemicals and plastic packaging to the best of our ability.
Small steps make for change.
love & light
M + E
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