Dealing with extra dry skin during the winter months can make us miserable, especially if accompanied by an itch to go along with your more sensitive skin. Because of this, I was convinced that you might be interested in trying my diy body oil recipe that has been working very nicely for me.
The ingredients that I use are healthy ones that can infuse nutrients such as antioxidants and a rich supply of several fatty acids to minerals for the way they can soothe and heal at the source. For instance, I turned to liquid coconut oil or you might know it as fractionated coconut oil, which is usually reserved for diy beauty recipes over the traditional oil that smells like coconuts and has a tendency to later harden. The reason the choice of liquid coconut oil was ideal for this recipe was because of the tiny size of its molecules that give them the ability to penetrate very deeply through the layers of the skin for that necessary repair work and hydration. In addition, this particular oil also can disinfect the skin since it has antimicrobial powers.
Next, I decided that sweet almond oil for this diy skin care recipe was in order. Besides being a wonderful moisture delivery system, this anti-inflammatory oil is great for irritated skin and supposedly for mending damage to the skin such as treating stretch marks to fading out scars.
I also included three vitamin E capsules (400 IU). This fat-soluble vitamin can really deliver protection, penetrate deeply into the skin while calming any inflammation before reversing damage to return beauty the skin.
Jojoba oil was another ingredient I thought would be perfect for this diy body oil. It is not only full of antioxidants for anti-aging benefits, but it is also antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and noncomedogenic for the health of pores to prevent oil from building up.
To increase the effectiveness of how this mix of ingredients soothed inflammation and disinfected during the healing of that extra dry winter skin, I went with some aloe vera gel and lavender essential oil for this body oil recipe. The lavender essential oil served those purposes but also provided that lovely floral herbal scent that I love for an extra touch of aromatherapy.
If you’re at the end of your rope putting up with that annoying itch and have tried about everything else, I hope that you give my diy body oil recipe a try. It helped me even more than I thought it would.
DIY Body Oil Recipe
1/4 cup of liquid (fractionated) coconut oil
20 drops of lavender essential oil
½ cups of jojoba oil
1/4 cups of sweet almond oil
3 vitamin E capsules (400 IU)
2 teaspoons aloe vera gel
Measure out all the ingredients, pierce the vitamin capsules and then pour into a sterile bottle that can be locked tightly. I prefer a dark glass bottle than a clear one to better protect the ingredients from losing their integrity due to exposure to sunlight.
Shake the ingredients together thoroughly to blend through.
I like to apply after showering or a bath while the skin is still damp.