OATMEAL FACE EXFOLIATOR
A face exfoliator is a great way to remove dead skin and should be used at least once a week.
YOU WILL NEED:
2 tablespoons, Ground Oatmeal
¼ teaspoon, Sea Salt
1 teaspoon, Water
½ teaspoon, Olive Oil
½ teaspoon, Honey
Combine all the ingredients into a paste and apply directly on your clean damp face, exfoliating with your fingers. Rinse with warm water.
SHEA BUTTER SHAVING CREAM
Settling on the perfect shaving cream or lotion can be quite a daunting task. This homemade solution, however, promises to deliver on moisture and smoothness.
YOU WILL NEED:
½ cup, Shea Butter
1/3 cup, Sweet Almond Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil
10 drops, Essential Oils of choice for scent
Whip shea butter in a bowl and slowly add melted coconut or sweet almond oil while whipping, followed by the essential oil. Store in a glass jar and give a tough whisk before the next use.
SHEA BUTTER AFTERSHAVE CREAM
For a more moisturized after-shave, a shea butter-based cream will work great.
YOU WILL NEED:
1/8 cup, Coconut Oil
½ cup, Shea Butter, softened
2 to 4 drops, Essential Oil for fragrance (optional)
Combine these ingredients in a food processor or blender and apply a small amount with your hands after shaving. Keep refrigerated between uses.
WITCH HAZEL AFTERSHAVE SPLASH
Witch hazel is an all-natural astringent for the face and body which tones and refreshes, and can be combined with other natural ingredients to make a great aftershave splash.
YOU WILL NEED:
1 cup, Witch Hazel
1 teaspoon, Vegetable Glycerine
6 drops, Sweet Orange Oil
3 drops, Sandalwood Essential Oil
Blend all of these ingredients together and then pour into a spray bottle. Spritz onto your face after shaving. Alternatively, you can pour it into a glass bottle and just dribble a bit into your hands to splash onto your face.
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