Almond oil: ½ a cup
When we think of almonds, we often think of almond milk, butter, or eating the nuts themselves. It is, however, possible to get a number of benefits from applying almond oil topically, to the skin. Almond oil is anti-inflammatory and due to its emollient properties has the potential to improve your complexion.
Coconut oil: ½ a cup
Coconut has so many fabulous properties. From anti-bacterial and anti-fungal to moisturising fatty acids and lauric acids. Its high vitamin E content and healthy fats will keep your skin smooth and supple.
Beeswax pellets: 25g
Beeswax is naturally moisturising, sweet and is full of fatty acids and oils. Beeswax is also a great ingredient to include to help keep the texture and hold of the moisturiser.
Essential oils: ¼ tsp
This is optional but we suggest using essential oils that are beneficial for the skin such as:
• Frankincense, an anti-aging powerhouse
• Lemongrass, a natural astringent, with added antibacterial and antifungal properties
• Lavender, a calming, gentle, and nourishing oil that can reduce the appearance of blemishes and give skin a youthful glow. This oil can also help if you’re prone to skin irritation or sunburn.
• Electric whisk (or a firm hand and a fork)
• A glass jar to store your moisturiser
• Add almond oil, coconut oil and beeswax pellets to a glass bowl
• Fill a saucepan with water and place the glass bowl on top of the saucepan and heat until the mixture has melted. Stir gently to combine
• Then take off the heat, allow to cool. Stirring intermittently
• While cooling, you can add essential oils (optional)
• Once cooled whisk with electric whisk until it forms a firm paste
• Place into glass jar