I've always loved lotions and potions, and over the years have taken great pleasure in buying the latest face creams, sold along with an anti ageing miracle we all know will never come true. I've used Clarins, I've used Body Shop, I've used Clinique, Estée Lauder, Creme De La Mere even... And I honestly don't think any of them made a difference that was positive.
I've finally come to my senses; no more chemically enhanced beauty products for me. I need simple, I need cost effective , and although I use some branded products I'm liking the idea of using the products I eat, to put on my skin. This way I get a double whammy - feeding my skin from the inside out, and the outside in..
I've been hugely inspired by David Wolfes book Eating For Beauty... So many tips too many to mention. I highly recommend the book!
So, a couple of days ago I set about making an all over moisturiser using three ingredients ; yes, you read that right, just THREE ingredients. Try looking on the side of bought products, not only is there a long list of ingredients but half of them I can guarantee you won't be able to pronounce, let alone have heard of.
The first ingredient is Raw cacao butter ( the same I use in Raw chocolate so you can imagine the smell...). I melted it in Bain Marie style, gently until runny.
The next ingredient is coconut oil, again a lovely smell, and a product I use every day in meal preparation; and the third one is cold pressed organic olive oil- I use this in food lots
Using a food processor, I use a kitchen aid, whizz up the mixture, until really creamy! Taste it, it's yum!
And store in a jar... It will keep for months..
An all round winner. Next time I'll experiment with putting essential oils in it..