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DIY Whipped Shea Butter Recipe - An easy, natural, 5 ingredient extremely dry skin treatment for hands and body

Posted by on 1/15/2018 to Ingredient Profiles
DIY Whipped Shea Butter Recipe - An easy, natural, 5 ingredient extremely dry skin treatment for hands and body
Dry skin can be a problem no matter what season you're in.  In winter it's cold outside air and heated air inside buildings that sucks the hydration straight out of unprotected skin.  In arid, desert environments or high mountain altitudes even summer can be hard on skin with strong winds, bright sun, and low humidity.  Hand washing and hot showers can strip your natural skin oils, leaving your hands and body virtually unprotected.

Luckily while nature is creating our problems it also supplies solutions.  The people of Western and Central Africa have faced harsh, dry conditions for decades, and shea butter is one of their favorite remedies from the earth.  This rich plant butter soothes and coats skin with lipids and other therapeutic substances to restore elasticity and comfort.

Shea butter themed products have become popular in recent years, but often manufactured products contain only a small percentage of this valuable butter.  If you want the real deal with pure, natural shea you can make your own whipped shea butter at home with just 5 ingredients.  We're putting you in control of your dry skin destiny, so click "read more" to continue to our recipe.

A surprisingly affordable substitute for rose otto essential oil - Palmarosa essential oil benefits, uses, and recipes

Posted by on 1/8/2018 to Ingredient Profiles
A surprisingly affordable substitute for rose otto essential oil - Palmarosa essential oil benefits, uses, and recipes
Palmarosa essential oil is a lovely oil extracted from the tropical Palmarosa or Indian Geranium plant.   It is called Palmarosa due to the similarity between its sweet floral fragrance and rose oil.  The scent may surprise you, though, since the sweet aroma comes simply from blades of the grass rather than from a blossom.

Read our full article to find out more about how this wonderful oil can save you money and let you luxuriate in the aroma of rose more often.