Natural Beauty: Shea Butter and Coconut Oil Moisturizer

A friend of mine suffers from really dry skin.  It happens to all of us, whether it be the cold weather, the dry heat or maybe an illness.  So, I decided to make her a little treat to help soothe her skin during this cold months.

Shea Butter is highly moisturizing.  It is anti-inflammatory, heals burns, protects your skin from free radicals, can relieve a sunburn, fade dark spots and contains a natural SPF.

Coconut Oil can not only be used in the kitchen, but also on your body!  It can be used from removing your make up, to preventing chafing, keeping bugs away, soothing a sunburn, whitening your teeth, used as a lip balm or moisturizing your hair and body!  It also contains an SPF of 4!

Sweet Almond Oil is great for all skins.  It doesn’t clog pores like other oils.  IT reduces inflammations, calms rashes, nourishes dry skin, prevents your hair from falling out and fades dark circles under your eyes.

Grapefruit Essential Oil has a fresh happy scent to it.  It also can heal blemishes and disinfect your skin.  It is also known to help reduce cellulite!

This recipe is very very easy.

  • 2 oz. shea butter
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 40 drops grapefruit essential oil
  1. Gently melt the shea butter in a double boiler.
  2. Add the coconut oil and whisk.  Remove from the heat.
  3. Add the almond oil.
  4. As the mixture cools down, add the grapefruit essential oil and pour into a jar.

Yields: 1/2 cup

Good for moisturizing dry skin, treating sunburns, can be rubbed on hair for 15 minutes, then washed off, and used as a lip balm.

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