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Astar's Craft: Wonderful Homemade Lotions and Potions

With Astar

Wonderful Homemade Lotions and Potions for the face using coconut oil as the base.

Gentle Coconut and Sugar Facial Scrub
1 part coconut oil
2 parts raw sugar
Few drops rose oil

Melt coconut oil, then add sugar along with rose oil.
Mix then store in a labeled jar.


Coconut and Strawberry Exfoliant Scrub for Feet and Hands
6 ripe strawberries
3 tsp coconut oil
2 tbsp sea salt.

Mash strawberries in a bowl before mixing other ingredients. 
Apply to both hands and feet. 
Leave a good 5 minutes before rinsing off.


Coconut and Coffee Total Body Scrub
2 tbsp ground (wet) or used coffee grounds - to stimulate the skin
3 tbsp desiccated coconut
3 tbsp of melted coconut oil - enriching
2 tbsp coconut cream - enriching
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp runny honey - antibacterial agent
Vitamin e oil capsule - this is to extend life of scrub.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, to combine well.
Store in a screw top labeled jar.
Will keep for several weeks.


Rich Coconut Based Moisturiser for Sun Damaged Sensitive Skin
1/4 cup distilled water warmed
3/4 cup coconut oil
2 tbsp beeswax
1/2 tsp rose oil
1/2 cup aloe vera gel

Use a double boiler to melt beeswax, then add coconut oil.
Add heated water to blender along with wax/oil and blend for 1 minute.
Slowly add aloe vera gel and blend on high for around 2 or so minutes until thick and creamy.


Super Soft Moisturiser
1 tsp honey
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp lemon juice

Mix to combine well then apply to skin and leave on for 30 minutes.
Rinse off with warm water.

(Broadcast 6 November 2012)