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DIY Tips: How to make luxurious hand and body moisturizing lotion

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This homemade lotion recipe will give you a creamy hand and body moisturizer that repairs dry skin and is all-natural. It’s light and fluffy, never greasy!

Ever since I posted a recipe for a light, non-greasy moisturizing spray, I’ve had countless requests for a heavier, creamy homemade lotion recipe.

Today I’ll finally share my absolute favorite recipe for an all-natural hand and body cream that is light, fluffy, yet extremely moisturizing. The best part, it doesn’t leave your skin greasy like all the popular body butter recipes you find all over the Internet!

This creamy moisturizer will repair your dry skin after a long winter, but it’s light enough to carry you all the way through a hot summer.

This homemade lotion recipe will give you a creamy hand and body moisturizer that repairs dry skin and is all-natural. It's light and fluffy, never greasy!

Equipment

- Blender

- Glass measuring cup

- Saucepan

- Silicone spatula

- 8 ounce Mason jars

Ingredients

- 1 cup Aloe vera gel

- ½ cup Grated beeswax

- ½ cup Sweet almond oil (or grapeseed or jojoba oil)

- 1 tsp Vitamin E oil

- 15 drops Essential oil

Instructions

1. In a medium-sized bowl combine aloe vera gel, Vitamin E oil, and essential oils. Set aside for later, allowing it to come to room temp. (Sometimes it even helps to set this in a warm water bath to bring it closer to the temperature of the oil/wax mixture you'll be adding it to. This helps it emulsify.)


2. Add grated beeswax and oil to a glass measuring cup. Place measuring cup in a saucepan of water and bring water to a gentle boil. Heat, stirring occasionally until beeswax is completely melted then carefully remove the measuring cup from the pot.


3. Pour beeswax/oil mixture into a blender and allow to cool. (Move on to step 4 when it has cooled down but is still soft.)

Once cooled, turn the blender on LOW. Remove the top of the blender and pour aloe vera mixture in a SLOW, continuous stream.


4. Stop blender as often as needed to run a spatula around sides to incorporate ingredients. If some liquid is pooling at the top, stop frequently to push it around with a spatula. (This step may take as long as 10-15 minutes, and patience is key!) Continue blending until desired consistency is reached. (We use and highly recommend a Vitamix blender.)

5. Transfer moisturizer to clean jars and refrigerate any portion that will not be used up within a few weeks.

Do you have oil pores or holes on ur face? Try this natural remedy at home

The idea that you can shrink your pores is, unfortunately, a myth. Pores are supposed to be tiny, so they shouldn’t be visible, right? Yet some of us struggle with larger pores that can easily be seen, and they end up being a source of insecurity for many.

Pore size is genetically determined, so you can’t physically make your pores smaller.

However, there are a few things you can do to minimize the appearance of your pores, which is a saving grace for many women (and men!) who are insecure about their skin, thanks to noticeable pores.

1. Keep Your Face Clean

When pores are filled with dirt, they become clogged, causing them to expand and look larger. Wash your face daily with a gentle cleanser. Always wash your face before bed to remove any extra dirt and grease. Remember to use clean makeup brushes, and never touch your face with your hands.

2. Use a Primer

Makeup can be a great tool for expression. If you feel insecure about the size of your pores, use a primer before putting on your foundation. Blurring foundations even out the appearance of pores to make them less noticeable.

3. Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated, and don’t forget to add a safe and natural moisturizer to your skin care routine. Moisturizer can help shrink your pores by plumping up the surrounding skin.

4. Use Sunscreen

UV radiation breaks down collagen and elastin, which expands the pores. To prevent your pores from becoming enlarged, protect yourself from the sun with an organic sunscreen, free of harsh chemicals.

5. Get a Facial

Extraction and exfoliation can help clean out your pores to promote clearer and healthier skin. If a fancy spa facial isn’t in your budget, try out one of the natural and effective home remedies below to lessen the appearance of pores!

Natural Home Remedies for Pores

1. Baking Soda and Water

Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with water. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Baking soda is a natural exfoliant that helps to unclog pores.

2. Water, Cucumber and Lemon

Blend a cucumber with a few drops of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of water. Apply it to your face before going to sleep, and let the mixture soak overnight. Cucumber works as a natural toner and provides moisture for the skin.

3. Lemon Juice and Egg Whites

Mix 2 eggs whites with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 10 minutes, then rinse with cold water. Lemon juice is a natural astringent with toning and lightening benefits.

4. Lime Juice and Tomato

Add several drops of lime to a glass of tomato juice. Apply the mixture to your face and leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Tomato juice is rich in antioxidants that nourish the skin.

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