Category Archives: Quick & Easy DIY Beauty Recipes

Quick Natural Sunscreen

Homemade Sunscreen Quick Recipe

Preparation time:  10-15min.

    • 60ml (2 ounce) coconut oil or shea butter
    • 60ml (2 ounce) of any of these oils (red raspberry seed oil (SPF38-40), carrot seed(SPF38-40), hazelnut oil (low SPF), olive oil (low SPF) or wheat germ oil (SPF20)  or combination. Make sure to include red raspberry seed oil for both UVB & UVA protection).
    • 60ml (2 ounce) beeswax or alternative (for waterproof protection)
    • (Optional) 10 drops of your favorite essential oil (don’t use citrus oils as they can case dark spots!). The lavender essential oil and calendula infused oil can help protect the skin from sunburn. Ylang-ylang oil has relaxing, tropical fragrance and patchouli is good for dry skin.

Combine all ingredients in a glass recipient. Fill a saucepan with some water and turn the heat to medium. Place the glass recipient in the saucepan with water. Mix until completely melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and let it cool.

It is hard to say, without doing lab tests, what level of SPF protection this homemade sunscreen offers, so be prudent always.

For a more predictable and performant sunscreen, especially for sensitive and fair skin, you would need to add 5-20% zinc oxide (non-nano, uncoated, high quality).

5 Min. Anti-Aging Facial Cream

Get rid of your expensive and toxic facial creams and make your own!

Get rid of your expensive anti-aging creams – most of them, even the most expensive brands, contain toxic and cancerogenic ingredients!

You can make your own anti-aging cream that is highly nourishing and has some outstanding anti-rid properties.

You can’t use lack of time as an excuse  as you really  need only 5 minutes which is what it takes to mix the ingredients together 🙂

You will need: Coconut oil, vitamin E, essential oils of Rosewood or Rosa damascena,  Citron, Lavender, Rosemary essential oils.

And if you don’t have the time to make and learn about it we can gladly make it for you – follow this link Belle Comme Une Rose

Caution

      • Please ensure that you are not allergic to the essential oil of your choice. To prevent any unexpected allergic reactions, please perform a skin patch test.
      • If you intend to use the cream during the day, avoid the citrus  oils as they can leave marks on your skin when exposed to the direct sunlight.

Steps

Mix in a small glass or ceramic recipient

  • 2 tablespoons (30-35ml) of organic VIRGIN Coconut oil.
  • 1 capsule of vitamin E (pierce it and squeeze in)
  • 10-12 drops of different organic pure essential oils depending on your preference. For example, a combination of Rosewood Oil (or Rosa damascena essential oil if you can afford it), Citron essential oil (all famous for their anti-wrinkle properties), Lavender and Rosemary If your skin is prone to acne, you may want to add couple of drops of tea tree essential oil because of its unique disinfecting and soothing properties.
  • Mix everything well with a wooden spoon.  Transfer it in a small glass jar with a lid.
  • Before applying to the face take a small quantity (really small!) of the cream, put it on your palm and dilute with few drops of tonic or hydrolate or plain water – I occasionaly use Rosa damascena hydrolate. Your skin type should dictate how much tonic/water you’d need, obviously more tonic if your skin type is mixed or oily.

The cream will keep fresh up to a year, just make sure you don’t touch it with wet fingers. It is not necessary to refrigerate,  just keep it in a dry area, temperature below 25.  If it is too warm it will start to melt so in that case  you may want to store it in the fridge.

Enjoy your new, nature-powered look in the mirror.

Food On, Beauty Out 🙂

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