Since a couple of years now I pay a lot of attention to the ingredients of cremes and cosmetics I’m using. I could identify some that are really good for my skin, as panthenol and tocopherol, also known as vitamin E. But I don’t know most of the other stuff and I wasn’t able to find any explanation on internet also.
So I decided to produce my own cosmetics. The advantage: I know exactly what I’m using, I know where the ingredients are coming from and most important: the creme is fresh and doesn’t need plenty of preservatives! Even if it is written on the any industrial creme how long you can use it once you’ve opened it, do you know when it has been produced? Could be a year ago! Or 2…
Anyway, I really loooove this lavender body whip and it is juste perfect for my dry and sensitive skin, winter as summer. I apply it after the shower direct on weat skin before toweling. It doesn’t feel greasy afterwards, and the scent is very light and discrete. Just perfect for me!
I would really recommend this body whip for dry and sensitive skin as the lavender is very calming, the tocopherol is antioxidants and the panthenol activates the regeneration of your skin cells. This body butter could be too rich for greasy skin.
Disclaimer: I’m no professional! If you try my receipes I take no responsability for any undesired reactions. Personally I had never any problems with it 😉
100g coconut oil- one of my favourite oils, due to its hydrating, calming and antibacterial virtues.
25g argan oil – my favourite! I love it! It is so good for the skin that I used it pure on my skin-hair! Today I’m using it in all of my home made cosmetics 🙂
16g cacao butter – to thicken up your creme and give it some consistency. Your can use mango butter or shea butter instead, and even up to 50g if you like.
2 pinch avocadin – super hydrating stuff to plump up your skin! Perfect for anti-age 😉
½ coffee spoon D-Panthenol – regenerate the cells and hydrates your skin
½ coffee spoon Tocopherol/Vit E – antioxidant, protects the cells from exterior aggression and preserves their youth
30 drops lavender essential oil – calms your skin and activates the regeneration of the cells 😀
10 perls Emulsan II – helps mixing the liquid phases (essential oil, tocopherol, panthenol) with the greasy phase (oil and butter).
First you melt the coconut oil with the avocadin in a bain-marie. Better be patient than heating to much! 75°Celsius are enough for the water to melt the ingredients in the bowl above! It juste takes 5minutes…
Afterwards you add the rest of the greasy phase like argan oil and the butter.
Then I melt the emulsan. This takes a little time as it is quite long to melt… be patient, don’t heat it up too much!
Once everything is clear you take your bowl apart and let it cool down below 40° C, before adding the rest of the ingredients. Everything is mixed? Then put the bowl in the fridge for about 15min… it has to become white…
So that’s how it has to look like after 15min. If not, leave it in the fridge until it does…
That’s the moment when you mix it up like whipping cream, and that’s why it is called a body whip! What a surprise!! 😀
Add a litte tag with the name and the date you’ve produced it and you’re done! Your own home made lavender body whip!