Friday, October 24, 2014

Natural Body Lotion

Whipped Coconut oil and Vitamin E body butter

If you haven't already done your research about the many benefits of coconut oil, please get on it and read more about it here!
This oil is without doubt one of the most versatile and healthiest oils on earth.

There are several kinds of coconut oils:
Pure coconut oil
Expeller-Pressed coconut oil (which is deodorized)
Virgin coconut oil
Organic coconut oil
Organic Virgin coconut oil

I would highly recommend the organic virgin coconut oil which is the most expensive of all but if the scent bothers you, the organic (non chemical) expeller-pressed kind is a great alternative and a little less expensive.

This oil has no trans fats nor hydrogenation so it makes a great cooking oil as well. Just saying....

If refrigerated, this oil gets as hard as a rock but will melt at 76 degrees F. My home tends to be on the warmer side and keeping my eye cream at the right consistency is a bit challenging. The best way to solve this problem is to simply whip the coconut oil! 
Note: Liquified oil will not whip so make sure that your coconut oil is in somewhat solid form before trying the following recipe.

Adding Vitamin E to an already great oil just makes it even better!
The benefits of Vitamin E are too numerous to mention here but it is an antioxidant, a regulator of vitamin A, sun protector, anti-aging, treatment of scars etc... to name a few. To learn more about the benefits of vitamin E, visit the healthy skin care page.


1 Cup coconut oil (solid)
1 Tablespoon Vitamin E ( pock holes through the gel capsules to empty)


Mix together with an electric mixer at medium to high speed for 6 to 10 minutes until the coconut oil reaches a fluffy and airy consistency. Store mixture in an air tight glass jar. Note: If your home is kept warm, the whipped mixture may liquify just a bit but this is perfectly normal. 

Hope you give this body lotion a try and see the difference.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Natural Acne Scar Treatment Oil Recipe

For those of you suffering from break out scars and redness


1 Tablespoon Jojoba oil or your preferred oil
3 Drops Frankincense pure essential oil
3 Drops Lavender pure essential oil
3 Drops Lemon pure essential oil


Pour oils in a 1 ounce amber glass bottle with the help of a small funnel. Close lid and shake well to mix oils. Massage 2 to 3 drops onto clean face every night until redness disapears.

Jojoba oil is a moisturizing oil that tends to be well tolerated even by those with acne-prone and sensitive skin. It's a wonderful oil for facial care recipes, but you can use Apricot, Almond or other preferred oils too.

Frankincense is an intensely healing and restorative oil known for its ability to prevent and heal scars and stretch marks. It is perfect for fighting the marks left behind by acne.

Lavender is calming and soothing to the skin. It fights redness and aids in the healing of scars.

Lemon is a brightening oil that can help fade dark spots and red marks.

Add the following oils and one extra ounce of the carrier oil mentioned above if you have severe red scars and mature acne

3 Drops Helichrysum pure essential oil
3 Drops Neroli pure essential oil
3 Drops Clary Sage pure essential oil
3 Drops Roman Chamomile pure essential oil
3 Drops Sandalwood pure essential oil
3 Drops Mandarin pure essential oil
3 Drops Tea Tree pure essential oil
3 Drops Carrot Seed pure essential oil

All the oils mentioned above are very effective in the treatment of both scars and mature acne skin. Some oils such as Neroli or Helichrysum can be quite expensive so I would recommend you try the simple recipe first and see how it works for you before investing in other oils.

Tell me what you think!