Sweet Orange Moisturizer

A refreshing and multi-beneficial cream for day or night that'll leave the skin silky smooth and oh-so-happy.

 
 

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon Beeswax

2 Teaspoons Jojoba Oil

2 Teaspoons Coconut Oil

1 Teaspoon Grapeseed Oil

2 Teaspoons Aloe Vera Gel

10-15 Drops Sweet Orange Essential Oil

How To

Create a double boiler by filling a pot with about 1/4 part water and placing a glass or metal bowl inside of it. The stove will heat the water and cause it to let off steam, which will melt the ingredients in the bowl. So, turn on the flame and melt the ingredients together. Leave the essential oil out for now. 

When everything is melted, carefully remove the bowl from the pot and set it down to harden. To speed up the process, you can put it into the fridge. Just be sure that it solidifies before moving on, otherwise the texture of the final product might not be smooth.

Next, add in the essential oil and use a hand-held blender to whip this into a lovely, gentle cream that can be used on the face, body, hair, and lips! Scoop it into a container, label it with the date, and you're all set!

Benefits

Beeswax seals the skin, locking in the good stuff and blocking out the bad stuff. It will help moisturize and protect it without clogging the pores and causing irritation. Also, beeswax contains vitamin A, which will help soften the texture and nourish the cells.

Jojoba oil has a more waxy than oily feel and relates well with the sebaceous glands of our skin. This makes it a perfect moisturizer since it can be absorbed easily and provide hydration. It's antibacterial and contains vitamins A & E, which will help soothe and heal acne.

Coconut oil is antibacterial and anti-fungal, making it a perfect candidate for keeping the pores happy. It provides a small amount of sun protection and moisturizes deep layers of the skin.

Grapeseed oil is one of my favorites because it's very gentle and packed with antioxidants. It treats a variety of skin conditions, like acne and eczema, and can help reduce discoloration.

Aloe vera is cooling and soothing. It's a wonderful moisturizer and contains anti-inflammatory properties that help combat acne and irritation. It has lots of antioxidants, vitamins C & E, and provides ample moisture.

Sweet orange essential oil is not only a lovely aroma, it's also great for maintaining clear skin and healthy skin.

Thank you so much for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed it!