DIY: how to make your own skin care!

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Great news girls! I have a new category: DIY (Do it yourself). Yes a popular word these days. This post is about making your own skin care.

I have lived in Haifa for almost two years now. It is never easy to move to an unfamiliar place where you are completely foreign… No friends the first six months. I experienced cultural gaps and so many things that were new to me. Fortunately, I managed to get myself on my feet. My boyfriend and my new friends helped me a lot. The meaning of friendship is so important when you are alone, and far away from your family. Haifa is a city with lots of new immigrants. I love the feeling of solidarity here, which is great, because we all need each other in this new phase of our young lives.

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Shirley is one of my closest friends here, who is soon to be married!! So I decided to organize, with some great assistance, a hen do for the bride to be, and put together a DIY ”Home Made Body Creams and Hair Mask Workshop”. This was inspired by Shirley herself, who showed me an example of her own home made body cream. For our workshop, I bought jars, printed labels, coconut cream, various essential oils, salt, sugar, and honey. Every girl brought her own favorite dish and these were the main ingredients for an amazing afternoon full of fun and creativity.

Why is making your own skin care not only fun, but also useful?

We live in a toxic world. It is part of our modern lifestyle, where we are exposed to so many chemicals that exist all around us, from the air we breathe to the chemicals we use daily in our own homes. It comes with many benefits, but we also have to pay a big price for living in this toxic world. Our skin as our biggest organ deserves the best. We can contribute to a healthier lifestyle by using 100% natural skin care. I have already stopped using skin care with Parabens, instead using my home made skin care makes my skin feel healthier and more nourished. . No Parabens, no other preservatives or chemicals, only natural ingredients!

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Below, I have shared with you some of our favorite recipes:

Before we used the coconut oil we melted the solid texture by placing the glass jar in a bowl with warm water. After we made our home made skin care we placed these in the fridge to harden.

Shirley’s Whipped Body Butter:

  • 50 ml organic coconut oil
  • 5 drops of lavender oil
  • 5 drops of lemon oil
  • 5 drops of grapefruit oil
  • 2 tps of vitamin E oil
  • 1 spoon almond oil

Place the coconut oil and essential oils together in a bowl, and then ‘whip’ the coconut oil for a few minutes with an electric hand whisk until you notice a fine creamy whipped texture

Van’s Whipped Body Butter:

  • 50 ml organic coconut oil
  • 5 drops orange oil
  • 5 drops lemon grass oil
  • 2 spoons almond oil

Follow the instructions above.

Vans’s Salt Scrub:

  • 3 big spoons of thick Atlantic sea salt
  • 5 drops of lemon grass oil
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • One drop of vitamin E oil

Place the sea salt together with the essential oils in a bowl and mix it with a wooden scoop (spoon) until you get the right texture.

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Van’s Hair Mask:

  • 50 ml organic coconut oil
  • 5 drops of rosemarin oil
  • 5 drops of tea tree oil

Place the coconut oil together with the essential oils in a bowl and mix it with a with a wooden scoop (spoon) until you get the right smell (the smell of tea tree will be dominant) and texture.

*optional to add almond oil and/or vitamin E oil.

Excellent mixture for healthy hair.

Jennie’s Sugar Scrub

  • 3 big spoons of brown sugar
  • Olive oil to get smooth texture
  • A table spoon of honey
  • 5 drops of pomelo oil

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Jennie’s Whipped Body Butter:

  • 50 ml organic coconut oil
  • 5 drops of lavender oil
  • 5 drops of orange oil
  • 2 tsp spoons of vitamin E oil

Jennie mixes essential oils until she gets the right smell. Also here: please follow the above instructions mixing first the coconut oil with the essential oils in a bowl and then whipping the cream a few minutes with a electric hand whisk until you notice a fine whipped texture.

Shira’s Hair mask:

  • 50 ml organic coconut oil
  • 5 drops of lavender oil
  • Few drops of vitamin E oil

Place the coconut oil and essential oils together in a bowl, stir it until you get the right structure and smell.

With Love, Van

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