Simple Homemade Skin Care Recipes

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Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Natural skin care care products don’t have to be hard to make or contain a lot of ingredients. If you’re looking to get started in making your own simple homemade skin care recipes but don’t have a lot of money to invest up front, just want to try something new or are looking for starter recipes that you can customize later, these skin care recipes are perfect! Following are three simple homemade skin recipes for creating your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub.

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

The one common ingredient in all three of these recipes is Shea Moisture Massage Oil. This massage oil is extremely versatile allowing it to be used in many products as well as a stand alone product. It also will give your finished products a wonderful scent. For my simple homemade skin care recipes I specifically used the Shea Moisture Omega 3, 6, 9 Rescue Bath, Body & Massage Oil that I bought locally at our Ulta store. However, Target stores also carry this brand. You can also buy the Shea Moisture products online.

Choose from other variations of their massage oils that best fit your skin care needs. These include Shea Moisture’s Contouring, Firming & Smoothing Superfruit Complex Massage Oil, their Avocado Anti-Aging & Ultra-Moisturizing Olive & Green Tea Bath, Body & Massage Oil, their Purifying & Uplifting Lemongrass & Ginger Bath, Body & Massage Oil, and their Anti-Aging & Softening Argan Oil & Raw Shea Butter Bath, Body & Massage Oil among others.

Other ingredients you’ll need to make all three of these simple homemade skin care recipes are beeswax, white granulated sugar and sal butter. Sal Butter, also known as shorea butter, is a creamy moisturizing butter that’s rich in fatty acids and can help to reduce the development of wrinkles as well as offer some relief from skin issues such eczema, acne and psoriasis.

This natural homemade salve recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Simple Homemade Salve Recipe

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Ingredients:

1.75 oz. Shea Moisture Bath, Body & Massage Oil, of choice
.5 oz. cosmetic beeswax

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the beeswax. Melt in a double boiler or at reduced power in the microwave then weigh out the massage oil and stir into the melted beeswax. Add additional heat if needed and stir until fully melted. Pour into a glass jar or tin and allow to cool completely.

This natural homemade salve recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

For more skin protection, add .15 oz. of lanolin to this simple homemade salve recipe. (Learn more about lanolin here.) Alternately, add .1 oz. of sal butter or shea butter to create a slightly softer salve with more skin conditioning properties.

This natural homemade sugar scrub recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Simple Homemade Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6.15 oz. granulated white sugar
2.5 oz. Shea Moisture Bath, Body & Massage Oil, of choice

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the sugar into a large glass bowl. Then weigh out the oil and mix into the sugar until fully combined. Spoon into an 8 oz. plastic or glass container of your choice.

Mix up this simple homemade sugar scrub recipe by adding additional ingredients for exfoliation such as a Tablespoon of corn silk powder or red quinoa grains or adzuki beans. You can also add .25 oz. of either sal butter or shea butter to this recipe.

This natural homemade body butter recipe is one of three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

Simple Homemade Body Butter Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.5 oz.-.75 oz. Shea Moisture Bath, Body & Massage Oil, of choice
3 oz. sal butter

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out the sal butter. Heat until melted in a double boiler or at reduced heat in the microwave. Remove from heat.

Now weigh out the massage oil and stir into the melted sal butter. Pour into a 4 oz. glass jar or similar container and allow to solidify completely. (This can take a day or more at room temperatures so I recommend speeding up the process by placing it in your refrigerator.)

Optional ingredients to add to your body butter are .1 oz. of lanolin for it’s skin protecting properties or .1 oz. of neem oil for it’s healing properties. (Learn more about neem oil here.)

Discover three simple homemade skin care recipes that all share one common ingredient and only use two ingredients per recipe!

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Natural Essential Oil Body Spray Recipe

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How to Make a Natural Body Spray with Pure Essential Oils - DIY 2oz. Body Spray RecipeIt’s always a treat when I discover a truly inspirational and educational blog. It’s like discovering a precious gem among the millions of blogs on the internet. One particular treasure I discovered recently is Dandelion Revolution. Written by the talented Celia Linnemann, this blog gives in depth information on herbal medicine. Additionally she also shares her natural recipe for creating a Simple DIY Essential Oil Body Spray (pictured above.) If you’re like me, you probably already have the materials you need for this project at home – vodka, witch hazel, aloe vera gel, glycerin, distilled water and your favorite essential oils. Simply combine the ingredients to her specifications in a spray bottle and enjoy.

In addition to her blog, Celia also has an etsy shop, Kyra Botanica, in which she sells a variety of herbal teas, body oils, elixirs and tinctures, lip balms, salves and of course, body sprays.

Kanelstrand – A Blog for Simple Living plus a DIY Birthday Cake Lip Balm Recipe

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I am very excited to announce that going forward I will be a monthly contributor to Kanelstrand blog. I’ve always been a fan of this blog so it’s kind of awesome to now be a small part of it. Kanelstrand is an inspirational blog that focuses on simple, stress-free living and includes a mix of DIY projects and articles that on an eco-friendly home, natural bath and beauty, blogging for crafters, motivation, simple living, and reducing, reusing and recycling.
DIY Homemade Birthday Cake Lip Balm Recipe - An easy diy lip balm recipe perfect for handmade gifts or party favors
Be sure to check out my first post on Kanelstrand blog for a DIY Handmade Birthday Cake Lip Balm Recipe. The simple recipe utilizes natural mango, shea and cocoa butters for super soft and moisturized lips with a pinch of  shimmer just for the birthday girl! Also be sure to visit the Kanelstrand contributor’s page to learn more about some of the other guest writers featured on this blog. And not to fear, I’ll be sharing a link to all of my future posts on Kanelstrand so you don’t miss a single one!