Herbal Dry Shampoo Recipe with Natural Ingredients

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You’re going to love this herbal dry shampoo recipe! Made with natural botanicals, clay and essential oils, this dry shampoo not only keeps your hair looking great, but it smells amazing!

Herbal Dry Shampoo Recipe with Natural Ingredients! You're going to love this herbal dry shampoo recipe! Made with natural botanicals, clay and essential oils, this dry shampoo not only keeps your hair looking great, but it smells amazing! A modern day cult favorite, dry shampoo is a must for summer. Not only does it absorb the excess oil that can leave hair looking dirty and greasy, but it's also great for styling and volumizing fine, limp hair. #dryshampoo #diy #botanicals #beauty

A modern day beauty cult favorite, dry shampoo is a must for summer. Not only does it absorb the excess oil that can leave hair looking dirty and greasy, but it’s also great for styling and volumizing fine, limp hair. My favorite way to use dry shampoo is for a boost of volume. However, it is also an absolute must for when I go camping or hit weekend festivals where a shower is probably not an option.

A lot of commercial dry shampoos unfortunately contain talc powder. As talc has recently been linked to cancer, you should look for dry shampoos that use arrowroot or rice powder instead. Or you can simply make your own!

Following you’ll find my favorite herbal dry shampoo recipe. It’s made using only natural ingredients. I first tested out this herbal dry shampoo recipe over a four-day festival. Not only did it keep my hair from looking like a limp, greasy mess it also helped deter insects. Additionally I only got a lot of compliments on the fragrance. So much so that I was “shampooing” the hair of others throughout my stay.

Another big plus? Because this dry shampoo doesn’t come in a can with propellant, there’s no need to worry about the heat possibly causing the can to burst. And it’s a more eco-friendly option than spray cans. Because you can use the same container for every new batch of my herbal dry shampoo recipe you make, there’s less packaging and therefore less waste.

If you’re not quite ready to jump into making our own herbal dry shampoo, then I recommend Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Dry Shampoo for Dark and Light Hair. Available from Mountain Rose Herbs, this herbal dry shampoo is perfect for all hair types and textures. This dry shampoo powder helps to restore shine and body to your hair between washes and comes packaged in an environmentally friendly cardboard paper tube.

Herbal Dry Shampoo Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

3 Tablespoons Bob’s Red Mill Rice Flour White
1 Tablespoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons colloidal oatmeal
3 Tablespoons arrowroot powder
1 Tablespoon Rhassoul (Red Moroccan) Clay
1 Tablespoon lavender flower powder
1 ml lavender essential oil
1/2 ml patchouli essential oil
1/2 ml rosemary extract

Instructions:

Not everyone’s hair is the same color obviously. To account for this, you can easily swap out the red Rhassoul clay called for in my herbal dry shampoo recipe with another type of cosmetic clay that better suits your hair color.

For lighter hair you may prefer white cosmetic (kaolin) clay or even Fuller’s earth clay. Or for darker hair consider adding 1/4 teaspoon of hardwood activated charcoal.

Using a Tablespoon measuring spoon, measure out the rice flour, baking soda, colloidal oatmeal, arrowroot powder, clay and lavender flower powder. Combine in a glass measuring cup.

Next, using a different graduated plastic transfer pipette for each of the essential oils and rosemary extract, measure out and add these to the dry ingredients. Mix with a spoon, then slowly pour into a coffee bean grinder and mix well. Once mixed, simply pour into two 4 oz. containers of your choice.

To use simply apply to hair and lightly massage into your hair and scalp with your hands. (A makeup brush actually works great for applying your herbal dry shampoo!) Then brush your hair as usual to remove the excess and evenly distribute throughout your hair.

If you like my herbal dry shampoo recipe, then also be sure to check out my natural flea repelling dry dog shampoo recipe! My flea repelling dry dog shampoo recipe is made with natural ingredients that deodorize your dog’s coat while also helping to repel fleas.

Much like my herbal dry shampoo recipe, my dog shampoo contains natural clays and botanicals that gently deodorize dog’s coat while absorbing excess oil and dirt. The addition of neem oil then also helps to repel fleas. You can find my herbal dry shampoo recipe for dogs here.

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Sea Salt Shampoo Bar Recipe with Milk & Egg

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Free of sulfates and surfactants, this sea salt shampoo bar recipe is made with simple ingredients for a healthy, natural hair care solution.

Sea Salt Shampoo Bar Recipe with Milk & Egg! Free of sulfates and surfactants, this sea salt shampoo bar recipe is made with simple ingredients for a healthy, natural hair care solution. Formulated using coconut oil for strong, shiny hair, this natural sea salt shampoo bar recipe also contains milk and egg to moisturize and condition hair. While ginger essential oil and sea kelp are also added for their hair care benefits. #shampoo #shampoobar #saltbar #soap #soapmaking #soaprecipe #haircare

I first discovered and used a salt shampoo from Etsy many many years back. While that particular shop is no longer in business, I always loved the extra volume and texture it gave my hair. Having fine, typically limp hair, the salt brought out my hair’s natural waves that I’d forgotten I have, and made it more lush, thick and luxurious.

I recently rediscovered salt shampoo with Pacifica’s Salty Waves hair care line. This in turn inspired me to create my own milk and egg sea salt shampoo bar infused with ginger and sea kelp.

Formulated using coconut oil for strong, shiny hair, this natural sea salt shampoo bar recipe also contains milk and egg to moisturize and condition hair. In addition I also added ginger essential oil and sea kelp for their hair care benefits.

Sea Salt Shampoo Bar Recipe with Milk & Egg! Free of sulfates and surfactants, this sea salt shampoo bar recipe is made with simple ingredients for a healthy, natural hair care solution. Formulated using coconut oil for strong, shiny hair, this natural sea salt shampoo bar recipe also contains milk and egg to moisturize and condition hair. While ginger essential oil and sea kelp are also added for their hair care benefits. #shampoo #shampoobar #saltbar #soap #soapmaking #soaprecipe #haircare #diy #natural #essentialoils #milksoap #eggsoap

Sea kelp, which is a natural source of iodine, treats dandruff while also strengthening and nourishing both your hair and scalp. Like sea kelp, ginger essential oil also treats dandruff. Additionally, ginger essential oil can boost hair growth and diminish hair loss. It also makes hair soft and shiny. (Not to mention it smells AMAZING!)

Not only will your hair love the combination of ingredients found in my natural sea salt shampoo bar recipe, but you’ll also love how long it lasts! Just one bar should last about the same amount of time as two to three bottles of a similar shampoo in liquid form.

My sea salt shampoo bar recipe contains 75% sea salt and 30% superfat. While salt bars typically make incredibly hard bars of soap, I reduced the water to 30% of the oil in this recipe to compensate for the addition of the egg. You can use either one whole egg for my salt shampoo bar or two egg yolks as desired.

Learn more about the benefits of egg soap here.

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Milk & Egg Sea Salt Shampoo Bar Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

14 oz. coconut oil

4.2 fl. oz. half and half
1.8 oz. sodium hydroxide/lye

10.5 oz. fine sea salt
one egg (or two egg yolks)
1 Tablespoon kelp powder
.5 oz. fresh ginger essential oil
1 teaspoon alpine green mica (optional)

Instructions:

My sea salt shampoo bar recipe yields six soap bars weighing about 5 oz. each. I used this silicone chrysanthemum mold for this soap recipe.

Begin by measuring out the half and half in fluid ounces. Place the half and half in your freezer until it is slushy with a thin layer of ice on top. In the meantime, remove the egg (or eggs) from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.

While you are waiting, collect all of the other ingredients and equipment you’ll need for making my sea salt shampoo bar recipe. This includes proper eye protection, long sleeved clothing and gloves.

You should also double check any containers you are using to be sure they are heat safe. None of your containers or your utensils used for soapmaking should be aluminum. Stick to stainless steel, Type 5 polypropylene plastic and tempered glass to avoid a potential disaster.

If you’ve never made homemade soap before, I recommend reviewing my cold process soapmaking tutorial before getting started. This will help you gain a better understanding of the process as well as help you determine if my milk & egg sea salt shampoo bar recipe is the best recipe to start with.

Once your egg or egg yolks reach room temperature and your half and half is icy cold, you are ready to get started!

Using a digital scale weigh out the coconut oil into a heat safe container. Then, depending on the container used, either heat the coconut oil until melted at reduced power in the microwave, in a double boiler or over medium-low heat on the stovetop. Once melted, remove the coconut oil from heat, then set aside to cool.

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In a separate container, weigh out the lye called for in the recipe. Pour the lye into the half and half and then stir until all the lye has dissolved. Set aside.

In the interim, measure out the kelp powder and mica (for color if desired) and weigh out the ginger essential oil and sea salt.

Once your coconut oil has cooled to around 90°F, remove about a cup of the oil from the container. Add the egg (to temper it so you don’t end up with scrambled eggs) and whisk until combined.

Now slowly pour the half and half and lye mixture into the main container of melted coconut oil. Mix briefly using an immersion blender, then add the remaining coconut oil and egg.

Mix again using the immersion blender until combined, then add the salt, kelp powder, essential oil and mica. Continue mixing until you reach trace, then pour evenly into each of your mold’s six cavities.

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Lightly cover the mold with parchment paper or foodservice film and set aside overnight. You can unmold your sea salt shampoo bars the next day.

All that’s left now is to allow your shampoo bars to cure for four to six weeks prior to use. Once cured, simply massage your shampoo bar onto your wet hair and scalp as desired. Then rinse out and follow with an apple cider vinegar rinse or my homemade scalp tonic recipe.

This homemade coffee and cocoa soap recipe is made with fresh strong brewed coffee, unsweetened cocoa powder and an entire egg for a luxurious feeling soap with a rich, thick lather. Plus it's palm free! Learn how to make it now at Soap Deli News blog.

More Natural Soap Recipes to Try

If you like my sea salt shampoo bar recipe, then you may also enjoy some of my other homemade soap recipes.

Rosemary Honey Beer Shampoo Bar from Chloe Mason Soap Company. This handmade artisan Coconut Oil Soap is formulated to promote a healthy scalp, boost volume for thin hair, stimulate hair growth and cleanse oily hair. It’s made with 100% natural ingredients including the best hair loving oils and essential oil PLUS honey to condition and prevent breakage, as well as strengthen hair follicles and sooth scalp. #shampoobar #soap #shampoo #artisansoap #beersoap

Not Quite Ready to Tackle This DIY?

If you’re not quite ready to give my milk & egg sea salt shampoo bar recipe a try but still want to experiment with salt shampoo, here are some of my favorite handmade salty shampoos from Etsy artisans.

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Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe with Natural Probiotics

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If you’ve been on the fence about switching to a natural deodorant, then you must try this sensitive skin deodorant recipe! Free of irritating baking soda, this all natural deodorant works hard at fighting odors without leaving you with an angry red rash.

Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe with Natural Probiotics! If you've been on the fence about switching to a natural deodorant, then you must try this sensitive skin deodorant recipe! Free of irritating baking soda, this all natural deodorant works hard at fighting odors without leaving you with an angry red rash. #deodorant #diy #health #natural #skincare

Sometimes it’s hard to let go of your vanity for your health. Giving up antiperspirant was a huge challenge for me. I didn’t want to stink. Yet at the same time, I also didn’t want to sweat. The thing is though, we’re supposed to sweat. And clogging up your pores with sketchy ingredients and chemicals can be highly detrimental to your health – especially if you already have health issues.

I’m pretty sure that my quest for better health would have taken me a lot longer to start had it not been for the fibro. Chronic pain has a way of forcing you to search for answers that modern medicine seems to only want to treat the symptoms. The better option, I’ve found, is to start by first rooting out the underlying cause.

As a result of being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, I took the initiative to dig up alternative information to take charge of my health after I realized the medications I was being prescribed were actually making me more sensitive to pain over time. My goal was to completely come off the daily medications that did more harm than good.

Through my journey for answers I learned how to improve my gut health and eat better. These things in tandem with reducing stress, changing emotional responses and purging unhealthy skin care products from my life made all the difference.

So now I sweat. And I’m ok with that. Because not only am I conquering my health goals, I’m conquering life. Are you ready to join me on this journey?

If switching to a natural deodorant sounds good to you, but you aren’t yet ready to dive into the whole DIY thing, then I highly recommend Schmidt’s Sensitive Skin Deodorant. I use their deodorant if I run out of my own deodorant that I make myself.

It works really well and definitely a lot better than other natural brands I’ve tried. I also like that Schmidt’s Sensitive Skin Deodorant has magnesium hydroxide as the first ingredient. (I purchase mine from Thrive Market for the great prices. If you’ve never shopped with Thrive Market you can get 25% off your first purchase when you sign up.)

Otherwise, you’ll find my natural sensitive skin deodorant recipe below. Crafted using magnesium hydroxide for its deodorizing properties, my sensitive skin deodorant recipe also contains arrowroot powder and Fuller’s Earth clay to help absorb excess wetness. The addition of probiotics then additionally helps to destroy odors caused by bad bacteria by contributing to the biodiversity and strength of your skin microbiome.

Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe with Natural Probiotics! If you've been on the fence about switching to a natural deodorant, then you must try this sensitive skin deodorant recipe! Free of irritating baking soda, this all natural deodorant works hard at fighting odors without leaving you with an angry red rash. #deodorant #diy #health #natural #skincare

Sensitive Skin Deodorant Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

5 oz. magnesium hydroxide
4 oz. arrowroot powder
1 oz. Fuller’s Earth clay
2 oz. refined & deodorized cocoa butter
2.5 oz. fractionated coconut oil
.5 oz. refined shea butter
1/2 teaspoon beeswax pastilles (or 1/4 teaspoon candelilla wax)
3 capsules shelf stable probiotics
.15 oz. essential oil of choice

Instructions:

You’ll need a digital scale to weigh all of the ingredients for my sensitive skin deodorant recipe, except for the beeswax pastilles and probiotics. You will need a teaspoon measuring spoon to measure out the wax. For the probiotics, simply cut open three capsules and use the probiotics inside.

Begin by weighing out the cocoa butter and shea  butter into a large glass Pyrex measuring cup or glass bowl.

Next, measure out a level teaspoon of the beeswax pastilles and add it to your container. Melt these ingredients either in a microwave at 30% power or a double boiler until melted.

Once melted, weigh out the fractionated coconut oil. Stir the fractionated coconut oil into the melted butters and wax. (If needed, you can gently heat the deodorant mixture again then mix well to combine.)

While the deodorant mixture is still hot, weigh out and stir in the arrowroot powder, Fuller’s Earth clay and magnesium hydroxide. Mix well to combine.

Follow with the essential oil, if using, and stir it into the deodorant mixture until thoroughly incorporated.

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Finally, pour your sensitive skin deodorant into your desired containers of choice. You can use either empty deodorant containers or jars. Once the deodorant sets up, it’s ready to use!

If you’d like to try some of my other natural deodorant recipes, you can find my entire collection of deodorant recipes here. You may also enjoy my collection of witch hazel skin care recipes.

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Uses for Witch Hazel Extract for Skin Health (Plus ten recipes to make right now!)

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Witch hazel extract has been used for centuries as a home remedy to soothe everything from swelling and sores to infections and natural skin care. Keep reading to learn more about the powerful herbal properties of this flowering shrub as well as some of my favorite recipes and uses for witch hazel extract.

Uses for Witch Hazel Extract for Skin Health (Plus ten recipes to make right now!) Pull your witch hazel out of the medicine cabinet for these natural home remedies + skin care recipes! Learn more about the powerful herbal properties of this flowering shrub as well discover some of my favorite recipes and uses for witch hazel extract. #witchhazel #herbalism #homeremedy #naturalremedy #remedies #skincare #diy #folkmedicine

Uses for Witch Hazel Extract

Witch hazel has a long history of use in North America. The Native Americans originally used both the leaves and bark from witch hazel as a natural folk remedy. Since then, we’ve discovered that witch hazel contains tannins making it useful in both traditional medicine and herbalism.

These tannins are what make witch hazel an astringent – and an effective anti-acne treatment. In addition, witch hazel also helps to reduce inflammation, draw skin together (which is why it’s such a great skin toner!) and slow bleeding.

Recently my dog, Jasper, had some issues with his ears, which is common for dachshunds. With money being incredibly tight right now, I wanted to avoid the vet if possible. While I have no issues with going into debt for my darling little stinker (more on that here) I prefer to avoid it if there are other remedies that are both safe and effective.

Choosing the right brand of witch hazel however is just as important as choosing the right essential oils. Not all witch hazel is created equal. Some varieties of witch hazel have additional ingredients you may not want for every application. While others sting or burn when applied. Because of this, I use Mountain Rose Herbs Witch Hazel Extract.

Mountain Rose Herbs witch hazel extract has double distilled. Unlike most commercial witch hazel brands that have only been distilled once, their witch hazel only contains 14% alcohol. As a result their witch hazel contains 86% organic witch hazel extract. This makes their witch hazel more potent and soothing. Additionally, it neither stings nor smells like alcohol.

I applied a Mountain Rose herbs Witch Hazel Extract to Jasper’s affected ear twice a day using a cotton ball to gently clean his ear and remove excess wax. Not only did he stopped scratching almost immediately after application, but his ear was almost completely back to a healthy pink after a week of use.

(If you have a dog you may also want to check out my other natural remedies for dogs. These recipes include a natural flea repelling dry shampoo, a dog paw balm, a natural fresh breath gel and my natural dog shampoo with neem oil for troubled skin. Or for tough pet odors I love the Petbiotics line of products including their No Bath Probiotic Pet Spray and their Red Algae Infused Pet Wipes which I purchase from Thrive Market.)  

Common Uses for Witch Hazel Extract

With a long history of medicinal use throughout the world, it’s no wonder witch hazel has since become a staple in today’s households. There are many uses for witch hazel for health and skin care in your home.

Applied topically witch hazel extract soothes and promotes healing of skin. It is able to help remedy the following skin issues:

  • Itching
  • Inflammation
  • Insect Bites
  • Minor Bruises
  • Varicose Veins
  • Minor Wounds and Infections
  • Varicose Veins
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Acne
  • Diaper rash
  • Stretch Marks
  • Razor Burn
  • Minor Burns and Sunburns
  • Dandruff

Additionally, as it’s naturally deodorizing, witch hazel is effective both as a natural deodorant as well as for deodorizing tough pet odors in your home. For these applications, simply use your witch hazel extract in a spray bottle with up to 12 drops of essential oil per ounce of witch hazel as desired.

Learn how to save on natural cleaning products at Grove Co.

Best DIY Odor Neutralizing Spray! This 2-ingredient odor neutralizing spray DIY tackles tough odors your pets - and teenage boys - leave behind. Made using naturally sanitizing & deodorizing witch hazel in combination with an odor neutralizing fragrance oil, this homemade household product effectively conquers even the toughest smells. #cleaning #odorneutralizer #homemaking #homemade #lifestyle #lifehack #living #pets #parenting

Or try out my recipe for making your own odor neutralizing spray to use on tough odors throughout your home. Made using naturally sanitizing & deodorizing witch hazel in combination with an odor neutralizing fragrance oil or essential oil, this homemade household product effectively conquers even the toughest smells.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Uses for Witch Hazel in Skin Care Recipes

Part of the fun of using witch hazel however is using it as an ingredient in your own natural skin care recipes. Following you’ll discover some of my favorite uses for witch hazel through a collection of my favorite witch hazel skin care recipes.

DIY Moisture Whipped Body Butter for Dry Skin! This soothing moisture whip recipe is an absolute dream for dry, parched skin. Crafted using natural ingredients, this ultra luxe moisturizer has a fluffy, cloud like texture melts instantly into skin when applied. Skin soothing butters, aloe vera and witch hazel extract offer rich moisture that promotes skin health while a calming essential oil blend lends its aromatherapeutic properties. #moisturewhip #bodybutter #whippedbodybutter #skincare #beauty #naturalskincare #diy #naturalbeauty #moisturizer #essentialoils

You can discover even more wonderful homemade skin care recipes by following my boards on Pinterest. Or learn how to make your own DIY bath and beauty recipes with an all inclusive DIY kit from The DIY Collectives.

Shop for Natural Skin Care Products

If you aren’t yet ready to dive into making your own natural skin care products, there are several great companies that I recommend. They are Real PurityThe Green LifeSpark Naturals and LOVEGOODLY. And then of course there are hundreds of amazing bath and beauty artisans on Etsy.

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Whipped Cucumber Hand Cream Recipe with Bergamot Essential Oil

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This whipped cucumber hand cream recipe with bergamot essential oil is a must for anyone with dry hands. But don’t be afraid to use it on other parts of your body as well. Not only does it hydrate and soothe dry skin, it can also help with sunburns and other skin care concerns.

Whipped Cucumber Hand Cream Recipe with Bergamot Essential Oil! This whipped cucumber hand cream recipe with bergamot essential oil is a must for anyone with dry hands. But don't be afraid to use it on other parts of the body as well. Not only does it hydrate and soothe dry skin, it can also help with sunburns and other skin care concerns. #cream #handcream #cucumber #essentialoils #bergamot #skincare #beauty #moisturizer #naturalskincare #naturalbeauty #diy #gifts #giftideas

One of my favorite bath and body ingredients I’ve been working with lately is the cucumber hydrosol from Mountain Rose Herbs. Steam distilled from the whole fruit, their cucumber hydrosol has the most amazing refreshing, cooling and crisp aroma. It’s perfect solo as a summer body splash on hot days, or it can also be incorporated into your own homemade bath and body recipes.

I’ve previously used this hydrosol in my anti-aging cucumber eye cream recipe. This time around I used it in a divine whipped cucumber hand cream recipe. The natural fragrance of the cucumber hydrosol blends perfectly with bergamot essential oil. So my whipped cucumber hand cream is not just luxurious when massaged onto skin, but it also comes with a natural aroma worthy of its nutrient rich ingredients.

Because cucumber hydrosol, which is essentially the same thing as cucumber water, has wonderful cooling and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s also great for sunburned skin. So don’t feel like this whipped cucumber hand cream recipe is only suited for winter.

Learn more about the benefits of cucumbers in skin care here.

Additionally, the inclusion of bergamot essential oil also helps to promote skin health and hasten healing as well as reduce the appearance of scarring and hyperpigmentation. It has also been shown to lessen the sensitivity of nerves, thereby lessening pain due to sunburns or sore muscles.

Whipped Cucumber Hand Cream Recipe with Bergamot Essential Oil! This whipped cucumber hand cream recipe with bergamot essential oil is a must for anyone with dry hands. But don't be afraid to use it on other parts of the body as well. Not only does it hydrate and soothe dry skin, it can also help with sunburns and other skin care concerns. #cream #handcream #cucumber #essentialoils #bergamot #skincare #beauty #moisturizer #naturalskincare #naturalbeauty #diy #gifts #giftideas

Whipped Cucumber Hand Cream Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

1.25 oz. emulsifying wax
1 oz. cucumber seed oil
1 oz. cucumber hydrosol
1 oz. baobab oil
.75 oz. refined shea butter
.5 oz. aloe vera gel
.15 oz. stearic acid
.1 oz. pharmaceutical grade lanolin
.05 oz. bergamot essential oil
.01 oz. Germaben II (or other broad spectrum preservative)
green cosmetic mica, to suit (if desired)

Whipped Cucumber Hand Cream Recipe with Bergamot Essential Oil! This whipped cucumber hand cream recipe with bergamot essential oil is a must for anyone with dry hands. But don't be afraid to use it on other parts of the body as well. Not only does it hydrate and soothe dry skin, it can also help with sunburns and other skin care concerns.

Instructions:

Use a digital scale to weigh out the shea butter, stearic acid, emulsifying wax, lanolin and the cucumber seed and baobab oils. Combine in double boiler and heat until all of the solids have melted.

In a separate container, weigh out and combine the cucumber hydrosol and aloe vera gel. Gently heat until the liquid ingredients are about the same temperature as the wax, butter, lanolin and oils.

Remove both of the containers from heat. Then slowly pour the hydrosol and aloe mixture into the oils, mixing with an immersion or hand blender. Continue mixing for several minutes until your whipped cucumber hand cream starts to cool and thicken. (You can also use a whisk for this step if you don’t want air whipped into your hand cream.)

Now weigh out the essential oil and preservative and mix them into the hand cream. (Be sure to check the temperature of your whipped cucumber hand cream prior to adding the preservative as some preservatives must be added below specific temperatures.)

Continue mixing until the essential oil and preservative are fully incorporated into your hand cream, then spoon or pour the cream into your container(s) of choice.

Allow your whipped cucumber hand cream to set up overnight. Then it’s ready to use the next day. The final product will have a similar feel to a whipped body butter.

If desired you can also decorate your containers of whipped cucumber hand cream with washi tape for gifting.

This natural rose body balm recipe is not only super luxurious, but it only requires 3 simple ingredients to make! Crafted using tea seed oil, rose wax and shea butter, this rose body balm recipe is all natural and makes a lovely homemade gift!

More Skin Care Recipes

If you like my whipped cucumber hand cream recipe with bergamot essential oil, then you may also enjoy some of these other skin care recipes.

If you aren’t quite ready to make your own whipped cucumber hand cream or other skin care products, there are several great companies that offer natural options. I recommend shopping with Real Purity, The Green Life, Spark Naturals and LOVEGOODLY.

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