Summer is just around the corner, which means skirts, shorts, and bikinis. I have done my research on this one and it proves to work. I can’t say that I know that for a fact just yet since I have not been using it for a long period of time, but I plan to find out if this stuff really does improve the look and firmness of skin. I have tried store bought lotions and creams and oils that are said to improve the appearance of skin, but they all have A LOT of ingredients that I cannot even pronounce. I like to know the source of my products and the ingredients that go into them. So what better DIY than a homemade anti-cellulite cream?!? This cream is so easy to make and just a little bit can go a really long way.
What’s in it:
Coconut Oil- More info about coconut oil
Jojoba Oil (Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be substituted)- Other uses for jojoba oil
Frankincense Oil- Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) Frankincense essential oil is great for skin care and nearly everything related to skin; burns, rashes, cuts, scrapes, and oozing sores. It’s also fabulous for mature, prematurely aging, and environmentally challenged skin.
Lavender Oil- Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a sweet, floral aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Lavender’s aroma is great for relaxing and winding down before bedtime; add to bath or diffuse to create a calming and comforting environment. Lavender essential oil may complement your favorite shampoos, lotions and skin care products. It is the most versatile of all essential oils.
Grapefruit Oil- Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) is decongesting and fat-dissolving. It is high in limonene, which prevents DNA damage, and has anticoagulant properties.
How much to use:
Coconut Oil- 1 cup
Jojoba Oil- 1/4 cup
Frankincense- 15 drops
Lavender- 15 drops
Grapefruit- 15 drops
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. The coconut oil will be a thicker more solid form that the others. Using an electric hand mixer (or any electric mixer) mix on a low speed for about 6-7 minutes. Mixture will first become creamy, like a lotion. The longer you mix, it will start to become fluffier, almost like a whipped cream texture. When mixture is light and airy then it is ready!
I have been using this and I am in love with this DIY!! I will never use a store bought lotion again. I cannot believe how smooth my skin feels from using this.
*I am not a doctor or anything of the sort so I cannot make any medical claims to this DIY body cream. If you have questions about essential oils, you may want to consult your physician before using.