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We’ve been trying to come up with a Face Moisturizer that utilizes Shea Butter but it’s not too oily, and something that is easy and economical to make. After a few weeks of tweaking and testing (thanks to all our friends and customers who volunteered!!), here is some pretty awesome DIY Heavenly Face Butter.
It includes our one and only Shea Butter, a little bit of dry oils (Almond and Rosehip Seed) and a bit of a secret ingredient that cuts through all these oils and butters: cold pressed Aloe Vera gel.
The Lavender Essential Oil is added because it just smells good, it is the mildest of EOs (even safe for baby’s bottoms!), but if you would like an unscented or EO-free lotion, just leave it out.
Without further ado, here’s our best DIY Natural Face Moisturizer we’ve come up with. Please comment below and let us know what you think!
1 TBS melted Shea Butter (food for your skin and incredible moisturizer)
1 TSP Rosehip Seed Oil (it helps diminish scars and dark spots)
1/2 TSP Almond Oil (great for aging skin)
1/2 TSP cold pressed Aloe Vera Gel
20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil (the most gentle of all Essential Oils, reduces excess sebum)
Melt the shea on low-medium heat using a double boiler. Let sit for about 30 minutes or until it reaches 90 degrees or slightly below. Place all ingredients in a small glass jar and stir well. Loosely cover the jar with a lid (do not close it shut while the oils are still hot) and let it sit for about 2 hours, or until mostly solid. With a fork, start stirring and mixing your lotion until you achieve a soft, creamy butter.
Use twice a day on clean skin, once before bed, once in the morning as your base moisturizer.
Shelf Life: This recipe mixes aloe vera with oils and butters, but it has no preservatives, so this lotion should be used within 2 weeks. It’s like making fresh food in your kitchen – eat it when it’s fresh, then make some more!