The summer days are gone and the tan lines will slowly fade away. Although many of us love tanned skin, this also means that there has been damage made by the sun’s UV rays. So I experimented with a few DIY skin care products that are repairing and nourishing and which I’m sure you will love too!
Autumn is the perfect time to give your skin the loving it needs. These three nourishing DIY skin care recipes will bring your skin its natural radiant glow and feel nourished and prepared for the winter season.
3 After Summer DIY Skin Care Products with essential oils
Clay Face Mask
Cleanse and nourish your facial skin with this Bentonite clay mask that can be customised with your favourite essential oils. I used Frankincense, Lavender and Melaleuca (tea tree) essential oils that you can get from here.
Bentonite Clay has been used for centuries around the world due to its many benefits, including that it aids in healing skin conditions. In this facemask, I used Bentonite clay as it absorbs toxins, has antibacterial properties, and contains an abundance of minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium.
Combine clay and vinegar in a bowl (do not use a metal bowl as this can reduce the effectiveness of the clay) and stir until well combined. Tip: For a thicker mask, add an additional half teaspoon of clay.
Add essential oils.
Apply to clean skin, avoiding the areas around eyes and mouth.
Let dry for 5–15 minutes.
Rinse with warm water and follow with moisturizer.
Coconut Salt Body Scrub
This coconut salt scrub can also be used after winter to exfoliate dry skin. I am recommending it now to help remove the dead skin from skin damage and return to its bright and youthful appearance.
1 cup organic virgin coconut oil
1 cup Pink Himalayan (or Epsom or unrefined sea salt) salt (also great for cleansing foot soaks!)
¼ cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
15 drops of your favourite essential oil
Melt coconut oil in the microwave or over a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat.
Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and Pink Himalayan Salt to melted coconut oil. Stir until combined.
Add essential oil.
Let sit until coconut oil solidifies, stirring every 10 minutes. Tip: Put in refrigerator to speed up the cooling process.
Stir until well combined and store in an air-tight container. To use, rub on skin and rinse with warm water.
If you drink coffee at home using coffee grounds, consider a coffee scrub that you will find in this post – “5 Coffee-based Beauty Recipes”.
Whipped Body Butter
Who doesn’t love soft, moisturized, and healthy skin? The butters and oils used in this recipe are the perfect combinations that will leave your skin moisturized for days after applying. The summer heat could have left your skin dehydrated and with the winter season around the corner, we need to make sure our skin is moisturized and hydrated.
Customize your whipped body butter with any essential oil of your choice
Measure all butters and oils in glass jar.
Fill a large skillet/saucepan with one to one and a half inches of water. Bring to a boil.
Once boiling, add the glass jar to the centre of the saucepan to melt and combine ingredients.
Stir every few minutes until the ingredients are melted and combined. (10–15 minutes) Tip: Use a biodegradable popsicle stick to stir for easy cleanup.
Once everything is melted, remove from heat and let sit for 5–10 minutes. Add desired essential oils.
Once essential oils are added, let it rest in a cool place (such as the refrigerator) until it has set.
Once chilled, take out of the fridge. With a stand or hand mixer, start on low and slowly turn the speed higher until the lotion becomes light and fluffy (around 3–5 minutes).
*Citrus oils can cause photosensitivity, so it’s not recommended to use them if you plan on being in direct sunlight after topical application. If so, opt for another of your favourite essential oil that is nourishing for the skin such as Lavender, Melaleuca, Geranium or Frankincense.
Always try a test patch on a small area of the skin before applying in case you have any reactions. In case of a skin reaction you may want to reduce the dilution rate of essential oil or find an alternative oil.
More DIY Beauty recipes are available here
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