Creams and Oils

Pure Aloe Vera Gel

Adapted from Wikihow Ingredients 2-3 large aloe leaves* 500mg powdered vitamin C or 400 IU vitamin E for every ¼ cup gel *Aloe vera is perishable, best to make small amounts at a time. Instructions Wash hands and clean tools so gel doesn’t get contaminated. With a sharp knife, slice off 2-3 outer, mature leaves. Do […]

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Sensitive Skin Anti-Aging Serum

Adapted from Natural Beauty Alchemy by Fifi M. Maacaron Ingredients 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp grape seed oil 1 tbsp sunflower oil 5 drops vitamin E oil (as preservative) Instructions Pour all ingredients into glass bottle (amber bottle with dropper is best), finishing with vitamin E. Close tightly and shake to blend. In evening, after cleansing, while skin is moist, spread […]

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Night Oil

Adapted from Natural Beauty Alchemy by Fifi M. Maacaron Ingredients 1 tbsp rosehip oil 1 tbsp sunflower oil 5 drops essential oil like gardenia 10 drops  (o.5 ml) vitamin E oil (as preservative) Instructions Mix all ingredients and transfer to glass bottle (amber bottle with dropper is best). Remove all makeup. While skin is moist spread 2-3 drops over face […]

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Fragrant Body Balm

Adapted from Natural Beauty Alchemy by Fifi M. Maacaron Ingredients 1 tsp grated beeswax 1 ounce (30 ml)  shea butter 1 ounce (30 ml) apricot kernel oil 1 ounce (30 ml) jojoba oil 10 drops grapefruit or lemon essential oil Instructions Melt wax and butter in double boiler over low heat. Add apricot kernel and jojoba oils one at a time, […]

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Anti-Aging Eye Cream

Adapted from Natural Beauty Alchemy by Fifi M. Maacaron Ingredients 1 tsp shea butter 1 tsp wheat germ oil 1 tsp evening primrose oil 1 tsp vegetable-derived emulsifier, like glyceryl stearate 5 drops vitamin E oil 1 ounce (30 ml) water or hydrosol, like rosewater 2 drops rosemary oil extract (as preservative) Instructions Melt shea butter in double boiler over […]

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Aloe Vera Face Moisturizer

Adapted from Pins and Procrastination Ingredients ⅓ cup aloe vera gel* (may need less) 2 tbsp sweet almond oil (grape seed, peach or apricot kernel oil can be substituted) 2 tbsp jojoba oil 1 tbsp beeswax 10 drops essential oils (optional) * You must use actual aloe vera gel for consistency, not aloe juice or fresh aloe from a plant. Instructions […]

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Whipped Body Butter

Adapted from Wellness Mama Ingredients 1/2 cup Shea Butter 1/2 cup Cocoa Butter or Mango Butter 1/2 cup Coconut Oil 1/2 cup light oil (like almond, jajoba or olive) Optional: 10-30 drops of essential oils of choice (I prefer none) Instructions Combine all ingredients except essential oils in a double boiler. Bring to medium heat and stir constantly until all ingredients are melted. […]

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Basic Cream

Adapted from Natural Beauty Alchemy by Fifi M. Maacaron Ingredients 1 ounce (30 ml) vegetable oil or shea butter 2 tsp vegetable-rived emulsifier, like lecithin or glyceryl stearate 10 drops (0.5 ml) vitamin E oil 2 ounces (60 ml)  water or hydrosol, like rosewater 20 drops (1 ml) botanical extract, like pomegranate seed 3 drops rosemary oil extract or […]

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Beeswax Facial Cream

Adapted from Natural Beauty Alchemy by Fifi M. Maacaron Ingredients 1 ounce (30 ml) unbleached, unrefined grated beeswax 2 ounces (60 ml)  almond oil (can substitute grape seed, rice bran or wheat germ) 20 drops (1 ml) vitamin E oil 1 ounce (30 ml) water or hydrosol, like rosewater 20 drops (1 ml) botanical extract, like watermelon 4 drop rosemary […]

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Rosemary Coconut Oil Eye Cream

Adapted from One Good Thing Ingredients 1/2 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil 6 Vitamin E capsules 6 drops Lavender essential oil pin to poke hole in the capsules small container(s) Instructions Microwave coconut oil in small bowl for 15 seconds or melt over low heat until liquid. Empty into small jar about 3/4 full with coconut oil. Empty 6 capsules of Vitamin E in the jar […]

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Olive Oil Apple Cider Vinegar Lotion

Adapted from Wendyl’s Magic Night Face Lotion Ingredients ½ cup cold-pressed olive oil (extra virgin if possible) 3 tsp apple cider vinegar  1 tbsp water 3 drops lavender essential oil (optional to mask smell) Instructions Mix olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Add water slowly, while mixing, until lotion forms. Add the lavender oil (optional). You will also need […]

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