Healthy, organic and fresh food is a matter of course for many people today. Natural skin care is therefore a sensible further step for everyone who avoids artificial substances in their diet and prefers fresh foods on their plates. Because whether food or cosmetics, both get inside the body. Our skin also eats and its food is cosmetic products.
Source: Green Cosmetics by Gabriela Nedoma
For a body cream made from few and simple ingredients (if possible everything in organic quality) the following is required:
60 ml almond oil (another oil can also be used, e.g. jojoba or coconut oil.)
2 teaspoons of honey
100g shea butter
approx. 5 drops of essential oil (lavender, citronella, rose geranium, etc.)
Info: The essential oil of lavender is one of the few oils that can also be applied to the skin on its own!
Preparation: The oil is heated to a maximum of 40 degrees with the honey in a water bath (do not heat above 40 degrees otherwise the valuable and anti-inflammatory properties of the honey will be destroyed). Then add the shea butter, stir frequently until a homogeneous mass is formed. Then place in the refrigerator to cool down.
When the time comes, the mass is whipped with a hand mixer like whipped cream. Finally, mix in the essential oil and pour the body cream into clean, sterile jars. Pour the cream in small quantities into dark containers. If stored in a cool place, they can be kept for a longer period of time.