Well that was sure nice of them to finally let us know that they have been putting toxic chemicals in our personal care products for years and will probably continue to do so!
TAKE ACTION by making your own, it's super easy, fun and less expensive than most products.
I found this recipe when I was studying Herbs in my Holistic Nutrition course from one of my textbooks; Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health. I have made it for years and have given it away as gifts and everyone LOVES it! I have to admit I used to use store bought essential oils and have done my research and found most store bought essential oils actually only have 5-10% of the actual oil, the rest is filled with synthetics and fillers. SO from now I on I will only use doTerra Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils for all my DIY projects.
Follow this recipe closely as making oil and water mix together isn't always super easy. Give it a few tries to determine exactly how to do it to get the consistency that you will enjoy daily. Store them in recycled facial cream jars and even better if it's glass.
2/3 cup distilled or rose water
1/4 cup aloe vera gel, my favorite is Aloe Life (fresh will invite mold)
3/4 cup apricot, almond or grapeseed oil
1/3 cup coconut oil or cocoa butter
1/4 teaspoon lanolin
3/4 oz. grated beeswax
1. Combine the waters in a glass measuring cup and set aside.
2. In a double boiler over low heat, combine oils (except essential oil) heat them just enough to melt. Turn off heat and add essential oil.
3. Pour the oils in a blender and let them cool to room temperature. THe mixture should become thick, creamy and semisolid, you might need to put it in the fridge for awhile to help the cooling process. Make sure it doesn't get too hard.
4. When the mixture has cooled, turn on the blender at it's highest speed and slowly pour the waters into the center.
5. When most or all of the water has been added to the oils, listen for a choking sound of the blender and look for a thick frosting-like cream. Turn off the blender, the cream will thicken as it sets.
6. Pour into jars and store in a cool place.
7. Share :)
Most of these products can be purchased at your local health food store, except the Essential oils. You can visit doTerra and purchase your essential oil here, as well as learn more about the healing properties of each oil to customize your cream.