home mixed moisturizer

home mixed moisturizer

I didn't set out to save money when I started mixing my own moisturizers. I simply wanted products that were better for me and my skin. I am of the belief that since my body naturally moisturizes with oils that it only makes sense that I replace that oil with oil when I wash, but never saw any products in the store that I deemed worthy nor reasonably priced. So I started mixing my own. I played with oils at first and for the summer this is probably what I'll go back to. But what I realized today was that I made it through an entire WI winter, complete with a 1/2 mile walk to the bus stop every day (and standing at said bus stop in the wind, snow and cold) with nary a patch of dry skin anywhere on my body. And I spent only $16 and still have enough left to try different mixtures through the summer (it would now be $16.75 to order the same stuff). For me this has included general body moisturizer for after showers, face moisturizer every morning and evening, hand moisturizer, and I even tried my hand at home made deodorant. I'd highly recommend this if you too aren't pleased with what is in the stores and are willing to play a bit. For those interested, my winter mix was one part each cocoa, mango and shea butters and sweet almond oil. I just mixed a new batch tonight that will hopefully be a bit more spring like. I replaced the one part sweet almond oil with 1/3 part sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil and jojoba oil. I buy my stuff from Mountain Rose Herbs in case you're interested.
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