Summer is heating up and the effects of the sun, chlorine and pesky mosquitoes may be taking a toll on your skin. In the current issue of Simply Gluten Free Magazine you'll find five of my favorite diy skin care recipes—including one for body oil which I am sharing today!
Admittedly, it took me a while to wean myself off of products containing endocrine-disrupting phthalates, corrosive phenols and a bunch of other junk. Yes, these products delivered and they were all I knew—but yikes, when I learned how toxic they were, I did a 180!
The skin is the largest organ of the body—or is it the liver or intestines? Whichever, it is capable of absorbing whatever is applied to it—toxic or not. Today my skin care philosophy is simply; avoid putting on my skin anything that I wouldn't eat. Afterall, most of what you put on your skin ends up inside your body!
Though I make a lot of my on skin care products, there are two that I DO purchase and love. They are the Lovely Lady Products Facial Cleansing Bar and the Lovely Lady Products Immortelle Facial Nutrient (oil-based moisturizer). This skin care line rocks! It is no-fuss, simple and is certified gluten-free, vegan, waterless and USDA Organic. I buy mine at Whole Foods (select regions), Natural Grocers (select regions) and online at Lovely Lady Products.
Body Oil Recipe
3 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon castor oil
1 tablespoon jojoba oil
8 drops of essential oil of choice (I love 3 geranium + 3 Roman chamomile + 2 lavender)
Add ingredients to a 4-ounce plastic bottle. Shake well. Apply before stepping out of the shower while skin is still wet. Pat dry.
For the following recipes, pick up the current issue of Simply Gluten Free Magazine before it's gone.
- A deodorant that actually works!
- An exfoliating coffee scrub
- A calming body mist
- A non-toxic bug repellant
I hope you like them!