If so, inventing your own body moisturiser can be super rewarding and a cheaper option than forking out on branded products.
So check in your cupboards for any of the below ingredients, or buy some in that you can incorporate into other areas of your life too other than slathering onto your skin!
Coconut oilThis is probably one you’ve all heard of; coconut oil is a true life saver in the kitchen and when it comes to our skin! It moisturises beautifully and works into your skin with ease, softly melting when rubbed in. It’s also found to be a natural healer and can speed up the recovery of any cuts or wounds, so make it your must-have after shaving to ease any irritation.
LavenderYou can’t go wrong with this essential oil. Its calming properties not only soothe the skin but relax the mind too and by adding just a few drops to some coconut oil it can make the world of difference. Use to help treat conditions like psoriases and soothe any irritations like bites or sores. Or simply spray on to your pillow to lull you into a sound night’s slumber.
BeeswaxOK, so this isn’t necessarily an ingredient you may have lying about in your home, but trust us when we say it’s worth investing in! It’s the perfect way to add a protective layer to your skin without drying it out, as it both seals and nourishes when applied to skin. It has a subtle scent to it as well, ideal for anyone who isn’t a fan of strong smelling products, and those sensitive to certain elements needn’t fear either as beeswax is harmless to irritable skin.
Vitamin E oilVitamin E doesn’t just work wonders on our insides through food, it’s also essential when it comes to what’s on the outside too. Not only will it act as a moisturiser but it’s famed for its anti-ageing properties too, so if you’re feeling insecure about certain areas of your body just pop some oil onto the surface and let it sink in and work its magic. Stretch marks can also be reduced with vitamin E oil, as can dark spots, and all that’s needed is a few drops to reap the benefits.
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