Saturday, March 17, 2018

SaturDIY: EASY DIY Body Butter

During the winter, I struggle with dry skin. If I don't hydrate my skin every day I get nasty dry patches, and it ain't cute. Recently, I successfully made my first body butter and I love it! I'm obsessed! I keep looking at the jar and smiling because I made it myself!!! It is thick and provides moisture for the whole day! It is also super quick, easy, and doesn't require heat.

Here's how to make your own!

1/3 Cup Shea Butter

1/3 Cup Coconut Oil
20 drops Essential Oil 
Jar (to store your soon to be favorite body butter)

Let's talk about the Essential Oil I used for this recipe.

I used Orange Essential Oil. I used Orange because it has an uplifting aroma. Lavender, Grapefruit, Citrus Fresh, and Lime would also be excellent choices! You can use whatever EO you would like. Lavender would be great for a bedtime body butter! Using 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils is SO important. I use Young Living Essential Oils. I wholeheartedly trust the company and know that YL's oils are 100% pure with no added fillers or chemicals. Click here to purchase your own oils that are safe for you and your family. 

Left Shea Butter : Right Coconut Oil
Use a power mixer and mix the Shea Butter and the Coconut Oil on a high speed. Keep in mind that both items are solids (or soft) so it is going to take a few minutes of mixing to combine both ingredients. After both items are mixed, add in the Essential Oil of your choice. Keep mixing until you achieve a fluffy body butter consistency. 

Extra Tips:
-I added two drops of Vitamin E Oil for added skin benefits. I added in the Vitamin E Oil when I added in the Orange Essential Oil.

-I used solid forms of Shea Butter and Coconut Oil. I find it is easiest to measure them if I shave off small sections with a spoon and pack the shavings down in a measuring cup.

-I mixed my ingredients for approximately six minutes before reaching the fluffy consistency I was looking for.

Hope you love this as much as I do.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

SaturDIY: DIY Nighttime Makeup Wipes

When I first decided to make my own makeup wipes I was less than impressed with the idea.... but something in me told me to try it. I was really unsure because I didn't think they would work as well as my drugstore makeup remover chemical filled wipes. This is going to sound silly, but I really thought they wouldn't do anything except swish the makeup around my face.


When I use the wipes I DIY'd, my face has never felt cleaner. There is no gross residue that my previous store bought wipes would give me. Yeah, I still want to wash my face, but we all know we are supposed to do that anyway after removing our makeup.

4 TBSP Witch Hazel
2 TBSP Carrier Oil (I used coconut oil)
4 drops Peace and Calming Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Essential Beauty Serum
Cotton pads (Enough to fill up the container you use)
Glass Container

Let's talk about the oils for a sec.
Peace and Calming has done a world of good for my face regarding balancing and evening. Lavender is just a skin savior in general. Plus, both are calming which is great for the evening/nighttime. The Essential Beauty Serum is so good for dry skin. It smells good too! It smells like clove to me which I love! Your skin will drink this up, you'll love it.

Wisk ingredients together and put the pads in the liquid allowing time for the pads to soak up the liquid. Rotate the pads so the entire pad is saturated. Store in a glass container.

To Use:
Pull out one cotton pad and start wiping your face. Super simple, people. Be careful around your eyes.

Hope you love them as much as I do.