DIY Winter Body Oil September 11 2014

 



When the air becomes cold and dry and I make this hydrating body oil to soothe my skin. You can find all of these ingredients at your local health food store!

Canadian winter body oil recipe

Ingredients:

40 ml hemp oil
40 ml sunflower oil
20 ml olive oil
10 ml avocado oil
10 ml pumpkin seed oil
1 ml vitamin E
*Use organic and cold-pressed oils when possible

Directions:
1. Blend oils together and add desired essential oils. Keep in a dark bottle in a cool place.
2. After exfoliating your body in the shower or bath, apply your body oil to slightly moist skin.

For a stimulating wake-up oil add any of these to the mixture: Peppermint, basil, rosemary, lemon, grapefruit, cypress and geranium.

For a calming night oil add: Clary sage, lavender, chamomile, lemongrass and jasmine.

The Benefits:
Avocado oil is excellent for dry, dull, dehydrated and mature skin. It contains large amounts of antioxidants like vitamins A, D and E. It’s rich in lecithin, potassium and omega-3 fatty acid. It also penetrates the outer layers of the skin, allowing it to be more deeply absorbed.
Hemp seed oil is believed by some to be nature’s most perfectly balanced oil. It contains the perfectly balanced 3:1 ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 EFAs that nourish and moisturize your skin. These omegas also have great anti-aging benefits and help relieve dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis.
Sunflower oil is rich in vitamins A, B, D and E. It helps the skin retain its moisture, improving the appearance and health of your skin. It’s light and absorbs easily without clogging or blocking pores and it’s great for all skin types.

This recipe appeared on the Chatelaine website, find it here. Photo via Chatelaine

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