Hello Loves. I’m going to just jump straight in on this one; not to preach, because I don’t have all the answers, but because sometimes just sharing with each other we can help one another and that can be a good thing.
Here I go…I’m a freak when it comes to smells like perfume, lotions and just about anything that…well smells icky or artificial. Do you know what I’m talking about? When you get that strong whiff of something that just doesn’t smell like anything is right about it at all and in fact may even give you a headache or make you feel sick. It could be that I have an over sensitive sniffer. Actually, I totally have a crazy sniffer. I can smell things that no other person would ever pick up. Like the smell of milkweed, faux vanilla, dog dander or that fart you ran outside to get rid of, but in followed you back in the house. Don’t make that eww face like you don’t know what I’m talking about. Gezz, I’m sorry to go off on a tangent, but I think I’m a little damaged from a car ride to Nevada with someone who wouldn’t claim they farted, but…seriously they know they did. Okay I got completely off track, but now it’s out of my system now and I can get back to my point.
If you have allergies like me “to literally everything” you probably have sensitivity to perfumes, dyes, strong overwhelming chemicals, antihistamines that dry out your skin and changes in the weather? This is something I have battled all my life.
Having said that, years ago I created my own healthy vitamin E & C infused lotion free from perfume and dyes that includes the natural sunblock benefits of coconut oil, aloe and olive oil. And I’m not bragging, but my skin is holding up nicely…too bad I wasn’t using it on my face, because it has been amazing on the rest of my skin.
• 1 8 to 12 oz empty jar
• ¼ cup CeraVe lotion
• ½ cup Eucerin calming lotion
• 3 Tablespoons virgin coconut oil
• 1-teaspoon virgin olive oil
• 3 large capsules of vitamin E (Whole Foods)
• 3 capsules vitamin C from Lumene (found at Ulta or CVS)
• 1-teaspoon of aloe Vera jell (Whole Foods)
The coconut oil is the last ingredient you add to the jar. Start with the Eucerin and Cerve and mix. If you have a small whisk it’s the perfect tool. Otherwise a fork will work. Add in the olive oil and combine. Cuts open the vitamin E and C capsules and squeeze into the mixture then whisk. Last melt the coconut oil, but don’t let it get too hot. Add the coconut oil and whisk until it is incorporated. The lotion will separate and the coconut oil can be lumpy, but a quick little stir works great and the coconut lumps will melt when you apply the lotion. Love you bod…smooches xoxo
I love seeing the different ideas and recipes you share. I also find reading your thoughts enjoyable and pretty funny. I catch myself laughing out loud and they cheers me up.
I do have a question though, I wondered why you add products that have harmful ingredients, such as parabens, to your recipes. I have struggled to find a recipe I could make myself for lotion, much like yourself. I haven’t found a base to mix wonderful things into it, like coconut oil and vitamin E, that don’t include some sort of harmful chemical. Is this important to you?
Yes it is important to me, but I’m not a fanatic…yet. This is my home remedy that works for me. I’m guessing that a health and natural store would have an option that is cleaner for creating the base. I would love to know if you find something and please share it with us?
This sounds like a great concoction to try! I like using natural products on my skin! Another oil to add for improving your skin would be Walnut oil, it is a super food for the skin, rub on and internally! Every morning I also apply a small amount of Avocado and Avocado honey to my face before I even wash and let it set for 20 minutes. When I wash it off, my skin is dewy and has a nice pinky glow to it!
Hey Lisa, You really should try this. I’m just returning from Vegas and my skin is still feeling hydrated and moisturized. xoo