Astar's Craft: Wonderful Homemade Lotions and Potions
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
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
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)