The winter brings a lot of unpleasant things as snow, cold weather, wind, ice on the windshield and what is most annoying it makes your skin dry. Every winter, this is a constant battle and no matter how many different types of body lotions or medicines you use, these products are almost always useless.
During the winter you cannot protect your skin from drying out. Outside there is the wind and cold and inside the hot air from the central heating. So you will need a natural solution to protect your skin.
What about essential oils and coconut oil? We are all aware about the beneficial properties of coconut oil but maybe we do not know how it affects our skin. At first you may be doubtful about putting coconut oil on the skin. You may even think that it is not as effective as the cosmetic products found on the market.
But you won’t lose anything if you try putting some coconut oil on your face after showering or going to bed. The results will be visible after one week. You can also try other ways to improve your skin naturally without using various medications and creams from the stores.
Essential oils are also very beneficial as they are able to calm, heal and improve your overall health. So we can combine coconut oil with some essential oils to improve the skin health. The recipe below is actually the winning combination so try it!
- 1 cup of organic coconut oil
- 4-5 drops of orange essential oil
- 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil
- Zest of half an organic orange
- Zest of half an organic lemon
- Zest of half an organic lime
Put the coconut oil in a small pan and warm it for 15-20 seconds until it softens. After that, put it in a mixing bowl and stir well so that all of the lumps are melted. Add the zest from all of the fruits and stir well again.
At the end, add the essential oils and stir again until the ingredients are fully combined. Be careful not to add the essential oils if the coconut oil is too hot. Put it in the fridge to harden a bit. If you can make an indent in the coconut oil, it is ready and you can use it.
Put the oil in the blender or mixer and mix it until is fluffy. Then store it in the jar and place it somewhere where it isn’t too hot so it won’t melt.
Your magical cream is ready! It will keep your skin fresh, smooth and moisturized.