By Katie Stanley, Contributing Writer
Water, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteryl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Ceteareth-20, Butyrspermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Simmondsia Chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angusifolia (Lavender) Extract, Macademia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Isododecane, Carbomer, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Red 33, Blue 1
What”s all this you might ask? Just your basic everyday lotion. Oh ya, I want to rub that stuff all over my body. Sure there are a few redeeming ingredients – shea butter, jojoba seed oil, lavender extract and water but that”s about it. Those are the only things I would even consider rubbing on my skin. As many of you know parabens are bad news, as are dyes, perfume, petrolatum and basically every thing else on this list.
Petrolatum is just another other word for petroleum the byproduct that comes from drilling crude oil. Yes a definite winner… Needless to say I best online casino try my best to prevent exposure to that many toxins. Our skin is our body”s largest organ.
Studies have found that toxic ingredients from lotion can be found in the blood cells, fat cells and tumors.
Did you know that you can make a luxurious lotion with only a few simple ingredients? While I have never specifically used the four ingredients mentioned above, I do use a similar combination. This lotion will sooth, hydrate and heal your skin, just like it was meant to without the harmful ingredients.
Shea Butter Body Lotion
1 cup shea butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup distilled water
1/4 cup grated bee”s wax
10 drops grapefruit seed extract (optional)
30 drops essential oils (optional)
1. Place the shea butter, coconut oil and bee”s in a small heavy sauce pot. Gently melt on low heat.
2. Pour the oil into a blender and allow to cool to room temperature. Add essential oils and grapefruit seed extract if desired.
3. Blend the oil on high until it forms a vortex. Slowly pour the water into the blender. Continue to blend on high until emlucified.
4. Pour into a glass jar to store, it makes about 2 1/2 cups. You will notice that the lotion will thicken after a few hours. It should stay shelf stable for at least six months. If it is above 80 inside or if you want to save it for longer than six month store in the refrigerator.
Have you made your own lotion before? If so, how did you make yours?
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