This how to from Neal's Yard Remedies' Beauty Bible uses rich oils and shea butter to prevent water loss and regenerate the complexion. It can be used as a cleanser, exfoliator or decongestant and best of all, it's all-natural.
Find out what you need and how the ingredients can benefit the skin below:
2 tbsp argan oil (rich in unsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E)
2 tbsp rosehip sede oil (rich in antioxidants - can help to reduce scar tissue)
2 tbsp shea nut butter (a great moisturiser)
1 tbsp beeswax (forms a protective layer)
5 drops cypress essential oil (adds a fresh scent)
5 drops frankincense essential oil (improves skin tone and treats wrinkles)
5 drops bergamot essential oil (cooling and healing)
How to make:
1. Heat the oils, butter, and beeswax, together in a bain-marie until the wax has melted. Remove from the heat.
2. Add the essential oils and pour into a sterilised jar. Allow to cool for one-two hours, before using or applying the lid. Store in a cool dry place. It will keep for up to three months.
How to apply:
Massage into the skin with circular movements. Leave on for an ultra-rich protective moisturiser, or use as a cleanser and remove with a damp muslin cloth or flannel, to polish away dead skin cells.
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