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You may have heard of the oil cleansing method, where you use an oil to cleanse your skin rather than a traditional cleanser. This recipe shows you how to make your own organic version, its super simple and your skin will thank you! Plant and vegetable oils are amazing at breaking down make up, dirt and grime and moisturise your skin at the same time so double win!
We love Organic Castor here at Naissance, this powerhouse carrier oil is so versatile, it’s definitely one of our firm favourites. Its cleansing powers practically dissolves make up and dirt, leaving skin cleansed, fresh and nourished. The remaining carrier oils, all chosen for their richness in essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, will help hydrate and nourish the skin leaving it feeling dewy and soft.
1. Simply measure out all the ingredients and combine in a beaker or jug and mix well.
2. Transfer the oils to the glass amber bottle and label.
3. Apply a few drops of oil to a cotton wool pad and sweep across the face and neck until all make up is removed. Alternatively, massage the oil into your skin with your fingers, then remove with a muslin cloth soaked in warm water.
4. You can use a floral water like Rose or Lavender to tone your skin after cleansing by applying a few drops to a cotton wool pad and sweeping across your skin. This will help remove any residual oil from you skin. Moisturise as normal.
Have you got dry, frazzled hair? Damaged from too much heat and over styling? We’ve all been there! Want to know how you can rehydrate and nourish your poor hair? If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right place! We’ve created a simple oil blend that will have your hair glossy, conditioned and healthy in no time. We’ve combined some of the best hair loving ingredients in our DIY hot oil treatment and even better, its super easy to make!
1. Place all the carrier oils in a bowl or beaker and gently heat in the microwave. Once the Coconut Oil is melted, it’s ready. Add the drops of Rosemary and stir. You can, of course switch the Rosemary for any essential oil you like or you can leave it out completely if you want to.
3. Before you apply to your hair and scalp, you need to check the temperature to make its not too hot, you definitely don’t want to be burning yourself.
4. Once you’re happy with the temperature, apply the required amount of oil to damp hair. The amount you need will depend on the length of your hair. Use just enough oil to coat the lengths of your hair from root to tip. The hot oil penetrates the hair and locks in the moisture so it helps if your hair is damp before applying the oil.
5. Cover with an old towel or t-shirt and let the oils work their magic. Leave for at least half an hour to an hour.
6. Shampoo and condition your hair as normal, although you may need to shampoo twice to ensure you rinse all the oil out.
7. If you can, leave your hair dry naturally.
8. Decant the remaining oil into a dark coloured bottle, label and store for your next hair treatment. We recommend you repeat this process once a week and your should see the condition and strength of your hair improve, giving you the luscious locks you deserve!
Making your own lip balm is a great way to start making your own beauty products. The process is not too complicated, and you can experiment with different ingredients until you find your perfect combination of oils. For hydrated and glossy lips, we created this lip balm recipe using Castor because it gives lip balms a beautiful shine and helps lock in moisture to prevent lips from drying out. So, for fabulous, kissable lips, why not give our Sweet Orange flavour lip balm a go?
1. Place the Beeswax, and Cocoa in a heat proof bowl. Melt them either using the microwave or by placing the bowl on top of a saucepan of simmering water.
2. Remove from the heat once fully melted and add in the Macadamia and Castor. Add the essential oil and High Strength Vitamin E and stir well.
3. Pour into your chosen containers and leave to set. You can speed up the setting process by placing in the fridge.
4. Once the lip balm has fully set, it’s ready for you to use. Simply apply it to your lips whenever you feel like for soft, moisturised lips.
5. This recipe makes 50g of lip balm and should be enough to fill a couple of containers depending on the size.