The more healthier inside and out the less I need store bought beauty products and the more I understand how beauty happens on the inside (literally) first. I’ve always used good products on my skin and when I was in my twenties, I used to spend a bomb on beauty products, because I thought they really mattered. These days I always read the labels of ingredients and if I don’t know what most of them are (especially the ones you can’t even pronounce) then I put them down and walk away, as I respect my body and only want the best for it. Your skin is your biggest organ and one way your body detoxifies, so we don’t want to clog it up with unnatural chemicals. I like to make my own skincare whenever I can (making your own body butter is so easy) as I know what’s goes into it .
I’m in my mid-thirties and my skin is still glowing, wrinkle free, smooth and healthy because my diet is, I’m active and get a good amount of sleep. I often get asked what I’m studying at university and mouths fall open when I tell people my age and that I mostly just put coconut oil on my face as a moisturiser. I’ve changed my thinking so much about what I put on my skin, to knowing I don’t need to put a lot on it for it to look and feel amazing. I still wear makeup even though it’s minimal these days, but I have learnt to listen to my body and what it likes.
There are lots of similar natural DIY body butter recipes online so go and research for yourself as this is just what I’ve found at the moment to be inexpensive and ultra easy to make at home. If you buy the ingredients in bulk you can use a bit at a time and whip some up when you’re running low. How awesome is it that you can make your own skincare with scents you like. If I’m making some when friend’s are over they think I’m making icing for a cake, as I’m mixing it all up in glass bowl with a cake mix (just using the tools I have) and it smells so divine.
Make your own body butter
- 100g Cocoa butter
- 2-3 Tbsp Coconut oil
- 100g Mango butter and or Shea butter
- 1-2 Tbsp Sweet Almond oil
- 10 drops Vitamin E
- 10 drops 100% essential Lavender Oil
- 10 drops 100% essential Rose
In a mixing bowl add the cocoa butter, coconut oil, mango butter, sweet almond oil until it looks like icing (took me about 10 mins), there isn’t really any rules to how much of each to add for the butters as you can decided and will get to know what works best for you. Then add in the vitamin E, lavender and rose oils, mix for a minute and add into a container. If you live in a hot climate you might want to put this in the fridge or In a cool cupboard so it doesn’t melt too much.
You can also experiment with different butters, essential oil scents (choose ones to suit you as each has a healing property). I got most of my ingredients off the internet from trusted small suppliers. I tend to make small batches, so I can experiment with smells and how different quantities of things feel on my skin. It’s also a inexpensive wonderful gift to give your friends and loved ones. Natural beauty can be so easy if we start from the inside out first.