Lovin’ on ourselves this February with this ultra-moisturizing, all natural, cuddle-worthy craft.
We’re in self-love mode and oh, so excited about it. The other day, we noticed that exposure to the cold, dry wintry weather has left our skin feeling less than luminous and whipped up this super easy DIY All Natural Cuddle Cream (named after the many cuddles you’re going to give and get this season).
With this DIY, we’re including natural ingredients whose specialties are repairing broken skin capillaries and encouraging new skin growth and collagen production. When using this cream, pay special attention to the parts of our body that can get overlooked - arms, legs, and feet - to ensure soft, supple, cuddle-comfortable skin.
Frankincense Oil | Has the remarkable ability to increase blood circulation, which allows the serum to penetrate the skin’s layers, reducing skin discoloration and imperfections.
Vitamin E Oil | Helps prevent and repair free radical damage, boosts collagen production, supports new skin cell growth, heals, and treats wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Orange Oil | An antiseptic and anti-inflammatory oil shown to boost collagen production and blood flow, as well as increase the ability to absorb Vitamin C - all of which are essential for anti-aging.
DIY Cuddle Cream
Note: If you don’t happen to have Frankincense, Vitamin E, or Orange Oils easily available to you, substitute with 15 drops of an oil-based serum which conveniently has these components (like, Live Bare Amber).
- ½ cup Shea Butter
- ½ cup Cocoa Butter
- ½ cup Coconut Oil (NOT fractionated coconut oil)
- ½ cup Jojoba Oil
- 10 drops of Frankincense Oil
- 10 drops of Vitamin E Oil
- 10 drops of Orange Oil
- 1 Double Boiler
- Electric Hand Mixer
- 16 oz Airtight Glass Container With Lid
Melt your Shea, Cocoa, Coconut, and Jojoba oils in a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and mix in your your Frankincense, Vitamin E, and Orange oils. Move to refrigerator and let cool for 1 hour. Once cooled, whip the mixture with your electric hand mixer until fluffy (approximately 10 minutes). Store in your airtight glass container in a cool place. For optimal results, use on exceptionally dry areas of the body, before bed.