One of my very own sea salt body polishes to make when my skin is dry and needs some exfoliating is my sea salt grapefruit body polish.
This homemade body scrub helps exfoliate the dead skin from your body, and polishes up the new skin underneath using natural ingredients.
I also find it very nourishing and hydrating to my skin.
The ingredients you will need to make my homemade sea salt grapefruit body polish are:
- 2 cups of sea salt,
- ½ cup of honey,
- 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil, and
- 10 drops of essential grapefruit oil.
You can find all of these natural ingredients at your local grocery store or organic food store.
I know I can also find them in my local herbal and pharmaceutical store.
I believe the price for all the ingredients together is around $15.
The materials you will need to make my homemade sea salt grapefruit body polish are a large bowl, a mixing spoon, and a large container with a lid.
You can find these materials in your local Walmart Store, grocery store, and even local dollars stores for really cheap.
Direction on Making Homemade Tea Tree Oatmeal Face Mask for Treating Poison Oak Rash
Now, the way you make the homemade sea salt grapefruit body polish is by measuring out the 2 cups of sea salt, ½ cup of honey, 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil, and 10 drops of essential grapefruit oil and pouring them into the large mixing bowl.
Then you will take your large mixing spoon and combined all the ingredients together to form a gritty sea salt grapefruit body polish.
Once the body polish is made you can scoop it into the container you have and cover it up with a lid until you are ready to use it again.
The way I like to use my homemade sea salt grapefruit body polish and the way you can too is by simply getting into the shower and getting your skin dampened.
After, I like to take a handful of the body polish and rub it into my skin really well in circular motions to help remove the dry layer of dead skin and polish and soften up the new skin so it can be bright and glowing.
Then, after I am done polishing up my body I like to rinse off with cool water and pat my skin dry, and apply my favorite grapefruit body butter to add some extra protection and hydration to my skin so it can be even softer and healthier appearing.
Plus, I simply like that my skin is lightly scented with grapefruit.
I wish all of you the best of luck with making my homemade sea salt grapefruit body polish.
I also hope those of you who use my homemade sea salt body polish like the way it polishes up your body and skin.
I wish you all the best with polishing up your body and skin and getting the results you are looking for.
Having poison ivy, oak, or sumac on your face can be a real itchy painful mess.
You can treat and soothe poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash using a homemade tea tree mint oatmeal face mask.
It helps disinfect, soothe, dry out and heal your rash right up if it is used properly.
Ingredients for Making Homemade Tea Tree Oatmeal Face Mask for Treating Poison Oak Rash
The ingredients you will need to make a homemade tea tree mint oatmeal face mask are
- 10 drops of tea tree oil,
- 10 drops of peppermint,
- 1 cup of ground oatmeal and
- 3 tablespoons of witch hazel.
You can find all of these ingredients in your local herbal and health food stores.
Healing Benefits of Homemade Tea Tree Oatmeal Face
The tea tree oil in this face mask will help disinfect and help draw out the oils from the rash so the skin can heal up.
The peppermint is used to provide a cooling sensation while you are wearing the mask on your face and to bring down the inflammation of the rash.
The ground oatmeal is used to help dry out and provide soothing relief from the itching, and the witch hazel helps to cleanse and detoxify the skin.
All these ingredients work together to provide soothing relief and treatment to your poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash without harming your delicate facial skin.
Making the Mask
The way you make the homemade tea tree oil mint oatmeal face mask is by placing the 10 drops of tea tree oil, 10 drops of peppermint, 1 cup of ground oatmeal and 3 tablespoons of witch hazel into a small bowl.
Next, you will take a small wire whisk and combine the ingredients until you get a thick pasty facial mask with a mint aroma to it.
If you find the mask is too watery, simply add in more dried ground oatmeal.
If the mask is too thick, add in more witch hazel.
I think the thicker the mask is, the better it stays on your skin and face, and the better it works.
Now, after you are done making the mask, it is best to use it right away or store it in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it.
The way you apply the homemade tea tree mint oatmeal mask is by taking a handful of it and layering it all over your face in a nice thick even layer until your face is completely covered.
After, you simply allow the mask to stay on for 30 minutes or longer to help draw out as much oil and puss as possible.
Once you are done with the face mask, wash it off with warm water by rinsing your face underneath the shower, and not with a wash cloth.
You want to allow the water to run over you face washing the mask off.
You do not want to rub the mask off because it will spread the poison ivy, oak, or sumac rash all over the place.
You basically want to rinse all the nastiness down the drain.
After, you will simply pat your skin dry and let it be.
You should notice after the mask is off your rash is drier and not oozing as much, and the painful itching is almost gone.
The amount of times throughout the day that you are going to want to use this facial mask is about twice to really help treat and keep the rash soothes and under control.
One of my favorite homemade thick body creams to make when my skin is really dry and itchy is my homemade lemon lavender body cream.
This homemade body cream is super moisturizing and hydrating and is sure to heal up any kind of dry itchy skin fast, and best of all, it is very simple to make.
Ingredients For Making Homemade Lemon Lavender Body Cream
The ingredients you will need to make my homemade lemon lavender body cream are:
- 1 cup of Vaseline
- 1 cup of vitamin E cream
- ½ a cup of soften shea butter
- ½ a cup of soften cocoa butter
- 5 drops of lemon oil and
- 6 drops of lavender oil.
You should be able to find all these ingredients in your local health food store, herbal store, or drug stores.
The materials you will need to make this homemade lemon lavender body cream are 1 medium mixing bowl, 1 wire whisk, and 1 large container with a lid.
If you do not have these materials in your kitchen, you should be able to get them from your local kitchen store.
How To Make Homemade Lemon Lavender Body Cream
Now, the way you make my homemade lemon lavender body cream is by dumping the 1 cup of Vaseline, 1 cup of vitamin E cream, ½ a cup of soften shea butter, ½ a cup of soften cocoa butter 5 drops of lemon oil, and 6 drops of lavender oil into your medium mixing bowl.
Then, you will take the wire whisk and combined all the ingredients together to form a thick moisturizing lemon lavender scented body cream that will be slightly greasy in texture.
After, you will simply scoop the body cream into your plastic container and cover it with a lid until you are ready to use it.
The best time to use the homemade lemon lavender body cream is right after a bath just before bedtime, because like I said, it is a little bit greasy and it does take a few minutes to absorb into the skin.
The best way to apply it is to take a handful of the body cream and massage it directly into your skin and body from head to toe until it begins absorbing into the skin.
The homemade body cream is even excellent to use on dry hands and feet, but I wouldn’t recommend you to use it on your face because it might make your face slightly oily which then would cause a breakout of acne.
I wish all of you who make my homemade lemon lavender body cream a very easy time making it, and I hope those of you who use it love the way it moisturizes and softens your dry itchy skin.
I know my homemade lemon lavender body cream worked well for my dry itchy skin, and I definitely know I would recommend anyone to make this homemade body cream and to try it before buying a store brand body cream that could dry out the skin even more.
I wish you all the best of luck with moisturizing and softening your skin so it can be beautiful and soft again.
Lately, I have been having a hard time finding a nice relaxing bath oil that doesn’t dry out my skin.
Recently, I came up with my own homemade relaxing moisturizing bath oil recipe to use in my bath.
It is my homemade lavender chamomile bath oil.
It is very relaxing and calming and doesn’t dry out my skin.
Ingredients For Making Homemade Lavender Chamomile Bath Oil
The ingredients I used to make my homemade lavender chamomile bath oil are:
- ½ cup of melted coconut oil
- ½ cup of jojoba oil
- ½ cup of almond oil
- ½ cup of olive oil
- 10 drops of lavender oil and
- 5 drops of chamomile oil.
You can find all these ingredients in your local health food store for under $10 for each product.
The materials I used to help me make my homemade lavender chamomile bath oil was 1 empty plastic bottle and a large glass measuring cup with an easy to pour spout on it.
If you do not have these materials in your kitchen, you can find them at your local dollar store for a $1 each.
How To Make The Homemade Lavender Chamomile Bath Oil
The way I make my homemade lavender chamomile bath oil is by measuring out the ½ cup of melted coconut oil, ½ cup of jojoba oil, ½ cup of almond oil, ½ cup of olive oil, 10 drops of lavender oil, and 5 drops of chamomile oil and pouring them directly into the glass measuring cup.
After, I simply pour the ingredients into my bottle and cover it with a lid and shake all the ingredients together. After shaking you will have a nice relaxing and calming hydrating bath oil to use in your bath whenever you want to.
The way I like to use my homemade lavender chamomile bath oil in my bath is simply by filling up my bath tub with tons of warm water and pouring about a cup of the bath oil directly into the tub full of water.
After, I simply get into the tub and soak for as long as I can along the oils to soften my skin and the aroma of the lavender and chamomile to fill the room.
After I am done soaking, I simply get out of the tub and dry off my skin and wipe off any of the extra oils and water that might be left on my skin, and put some comfortable clothing on and relax some more..
The only things I would recommend you do if your going to use this homemade bath oil ladies, is that you put your hair up or in a shower cap because your hair can become a little oily from the bath and if you get the oil in your hair you will have to wash it out otherwise you will get it all over your clothing.
If you do get it in your hair, don’t worry that the oils will damage it because they won’t. They will just condition and nourish your hair.
Heck, sometimes I just pour my homemade lavender chamomile bath oil over my hair as a nice natural oil hair treatment.
Anyways, I hope those of you who make my homemade lavender chamomile bath oil have a very easy time making it, and enjoy it in your bath tub if you do decide to use it.
I know I sure did and will not buy anymore store bath oils to soak in anymore.
Enjoy your relaxing, calming, and hydrating bath.
Sometimes in the winter time, my skin becomes so dry it hurts to shave my legs.
The best way I have learned to ease my dry skin and help soften it up while getting a nice painless shave is making and using my homemade aloe and shea butter shaving cream.
The ingredients that are needed to make the homemade aloe and shea butter shaving cream are:
- 1 cup of softened shea butter
- 1 cup of aloe vera gel
- 5 drops of vitamin E oil and
- 10 drops of almond oil.
These natural ingredients can all be found at your local drugstore if you do not already have some of them on hand. You may also use 10 drops of your favorite essential oil in this shaving cream as well if you like scented shaving cream.
I know I don’t because I have sensitive skin that can sometimes become very aggravated by fragrances and essential oils.
How To Make The Homemade Aloe and Shea Butter Shaving Cream
The way you will make the homemade aloe and shea butter shaving cream is by placing the softened shea butter, aloe, vitamin E, and almond oil into a medium mixing bowl.
After that, you take a hand mixer or beater and beat the ingredients together until you get a thick creamy golden colored shaving cream mixture.
It should look like hand turned butter if you need a better description.
Once the homemade aloe and shea butter shaving cream is made, you can scoop it into a plastic container and store it next to your tub.
If the mixture starts to stiffen in the container just beat it up again with your mixer.
How To Use The Homemade Aloe and Shea Butter Shaving Cream
Now when you are ready to use the homemade aloe and shea butter shaving cream all you do is get into a warm bath or shower and get your skin wet and warm to help soften up your hairs and skin.
After take a handful of the homemade shaving cream and lather it right onto your legs or the area of skin you are shaving.
Next simply shave your legs or the area you want to shave and rinse off with warm water.
After your skin will feel so soft and hair free and the winter dryness will have gone right away.
You shouldn’t have any nicks or cuts either because this thick rich shaving cream should protect your skin very well while shaving.
However, if you get out of the shower and your legs are still feeling slightly dry, you can actually use this shaving cream as an after shave lotion or cream to help moisturize your skin right up.
So, there you have it the secret to shaving dry hair legs and skin in the wintertime.
I hope those of you who use this aloe and shea butter shaving cream recipe have an easy time making it, and I also hope you enjoy using it as well.
I wish you all the best with getting close smooth shaves and silky soft skin.