Honey Herb Body Bar
March 25, 2014
No recipe here today, but there is no reason why you could not eat this if you were very hungry! (I am obviously not recommending that you do!) Shea Butter (Karite Butter) is historically used as a butter substitute. There is no need to purchase commercial body moisturisers once you start to make your own Body Bars. Made purely from natural ingredients this nourishing, luxurious skin softening bar melts upon touch. It has a lovely soft fragrance that lingers across the day. Apply it daily as you would a body moisturiser. It is a solid bar that melts with body temperature.
As well as keeping your skin lovely and smooth it would make a wonderful gift for friends and family I am going to make some up for my mum for Mother’s Day. The recipe below is for one bar. It should last you a few weeks of daily use.
I have been using this bar on my children’s (eczema prone) skin during the period that they have been doing daily swim lessons. The chlorinated water was causing my son’s skin to become very dry and irritated. It worked beautifully at keeping his skin supple and hydrated (and eczema free).
Earlier this month I shared my first natural skin care recipe here – Gardeners Handscrub. I am loving re-exploring my background in Aromatherapy and the creation of some new products to share here.
I adore this recipe. It is simple to make and a delight to use. For many years now I have been using vegetable oils such as Almond oil and a blend of essential oils as a moisturiser each morning after the shower. This product feels so much nicer on the skin and is also a little more convenient than a bottle of oil due to it’s solid state. It is less greasy and much more nourishing for the skin.
|Cocoa Butter||Softening and soothing, protective, quick absorption. resistant to becoming rancid|
|Coconut Oil||Softening and soothing, inhibits moisture loss|
|Honey||Soothing and cleansing. Great for skin irritations|
|Macadamia Oil||Rich emollient|
|Shea Butter (Karite Butter)||Softening, healing, natural sun screen, prevention of dry skin, Vitamin E and Provitamin A,wounds, dermatitis, sunburn, irritation, elimination of rough flaky skin.|
|Rosemary||Healing, removal of spots and marks, aids circulation|
Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter are really interesting ingredients to use in skin care. They both are reported to have a huge range of beneficial properties. I would love to chat about them some more if you are interested in hearing more.
As with food, the benefits and properties of an ingredient is based on their quality. I used organic raw materials to make this bar. I urge you to do your research and purchase a reliable brand of raw materials.
If you experience any irritation when using a skin care product, discontinue use immediately. The properties of the raw ingredients have reported benefits for eczema suffers. I am not claiming this here. Give it a try to determine if it is suitable for you personally.
Have you tried a solid moisturiser?
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