Skin care workshop: what to make with coconut cream

Girls, I hope you are all fine. Do you remember that I organised a bachelorette workshop for my best friend’s wedding? Well it was such a success that my friends asked for more. So I organised a new workshop on homemade skin care: what to make with coconut cream. I have bought lots of new essential oils such as patchouli vanilla and bergamot. And we made some new awesome recipes mainly based on coconut cream!

Coconut oil has a lot of benefits. If I may just sum up a few:

  • It contains a lot of anti-oxidants;
  • It slows down aging;
  • It contains a lot of vitamin E;
  • It is very safe to use on small children and babies;
  • It is a natural way of protecting your skin from free radicals.

what to make with coconut cream

Why is making your own skin care products not only fun but also very useful? Well, as I explained in my previous blog post, 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, being our biggest organ, deserves the best. We can contribute to a healthier lifestyle by using 100% natural skin care products. I have already stopped using skin care products that contain Parabens, instead using my own homemade skin care products makes my skin feel healthier and more nourished. No Parabens, no other preservatives or extra chemicals, mainly natural ingredients!

homemade scrub

That said, you have to be careful with essential oils, which are very concentrated. You should only add a few drops per 100 milliliter. Only when diluted right, these oils are safe to apply for your skin. I recommend 5-10 drops of essential oil per 100 ml. It’s the same like coffee; I read on a website, it would not be very healthy to drink 100 cups of pure coffee in a short time. You would end up in the hospital after such an excessive amount. Only the right amount is beneficial to our health and wellness.

 

So there we were experimenting with so many ingredients in my living room. It is great to work with energetic creative women. These women definitely know what to make with coconut cream! We learn from each other but also get to know each other a little better. We are all new in Haifa (Israel). Some of us came to be with their partner (as I did), while others made a personal decision to live in Israel. What we have in common is that we all have to reinvent ourselves as our degrees have a different value here. I see it as a challenge which will bring new opportunities. Out of our comfort zone we should grow, shouldn’t we?

What to make with coconut cream? Please see the recipes below:

what to make with coconut cream

homemade sugar scrub

This time many of the girls experimented with dark and light brown sugar. Jenny made an interesting scrub. She used:

  • 40 ml dark brown sugar
  • 40 ml light brown sugar
  • One (big) spoon honey
  • One pump wheat germ oil
  • One spoon coconut oil
  • 2 tea spoons of fresh cinnamon powder
  • Few drops of almond oil with the scent of vanilla patchouli

She mixed it in a plastic bowl with a wooden spoon until it became a solid substance.

what to make with coconut cream

Lilach loves the scent of vanilla patchouli and discovered an easy recipe to make a lovely whipped body butter.

 

  • 100 ml coconut cream
  • 3 small tea spoons of almond oil with the scent of vanilla patchouli

 

These ingredients need to be whipped up with a hand whisk for a few minutes until it becomes a creamy whipped substance.

what to make with coconut cream

Lilach also made a citrus hand cream:

  • 100 ml coconut cream
  • 5 drops orange oil
  • 5 drops lemon grass oil
  • 1 spoon honey

what to make with coconut cream

Janneke loved her sea salt scrub

  • 50 ml of sea salt
  • A spoon of wheat germ oil
  • A few drops of orange oil
  • A few drops of pomelo essential oils

I want to end again with a nice quote from a useful website (http://www.pilatesfornewmothers.com)

“Remember your skin is your largest organ and what you put on it goes directly into the blood stream and travels through your entire body. I love the rule: IF YOU WOULDN’T EAT IT, DON’T PUT IT ON YOUR SKIN. Definitely something to think about, hey?”

These are some nice recipes that I wanted to share with you! Now you know what to make with coconut cream. Thank you all for reading my post and hope you see you soon!

workshop

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12 Comments on Skin care workshop: what to make with coconut cream

  1. Elke
    10 September 2015 at 09:34 (3 years ago)

    Oh wat ziet het er allemaal leuk uit! 🙂

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    • vgoerdat
      10 September 2015 at 09:47 (3 years ago)

      Dank Elke! Ja het was ook superleuk!

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  2. kiran
    10 September 2015 at 20:09 (3 years ago)

    Heel erg leuk en leerzaam Vannie, kun je zo iets niet eens irganiseren als je in Nederland bent? Ik ken niemand anders die dit doet, denk wel dat mensen interesse hebben! En: waar koop je de oils? Xxxx

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    • vgoerdat
      11 September 2015 at 18:35 (3 years ago)

      Ha Kir, ik kocht de olien bij de tuinen. En ook gebruikte ik olien van mijn vriendin, die had ze ergens online besteld.

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  3. Saskia
    11 September 2015 at 18:22 (3 years ago)

    Wat super leuk om dit zo samen te doen, ziet er gezellig uit.

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    • vgoerdat
      11 September 2015 at 18:34 (3 years ago)

      Ha Saskia, dank voor je comment. Was inderdaad erg leuks om dit samen te doen.

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    • vgoerdat
      12 September 2015 at 10:38 (3 years ago)

      Thank! I was sooo much fun!

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  4. Cynthiiaa
    13 September 2015 at 19:35 (3 years ago)

    Oh my, dit lijkt mij echt geweldig om met zijn alle te doen! Het is leuk, je hebt er wat aan, maar zo leer je ook veel nieuwe recepten leren. Leuk dat je die trouwens deelt! Vooral die van Jenny sprak mij aan met kaneel, lekker!

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    • vgoerdat
      13 September 2015 at 21:17 (3 years ago)

      Hai Cynthia, dank voor je leuke reactie, ja die van Jenny is ook heel lekker hoor. Alleen ze zei wel dat het een beetje een troepje veroorzaakt in de douche. Maar het is wel een heerlijke scrub verder!

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  5. Emine
    22 September 2015 at 15:46 (3 years ago)

    Vannie I was planning to make my own scrubs etc..how helpful to have these great recipes on your site! I am certainly going to try these. Thanks!

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    • vgoerdat
      23 September 2015 at 19:25 (3 years ago)

      Dank Emien, het was ook echt heel gaaf om te doen! Maak idd de scrubs!

      Reply

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