The perfect way to declutter your beauty cabinet would be to invest in more multi-tasking products. A lot of space of my top shelf is filled with separate hair and body products and truthfully are not very effective. I have been trying to take a more natural approach to Beauty lately and I thought I should make a moisturiser that can be used for my hair, body and face. Now you're probably wondering how to do this right? Let's jump into the recipe then, shall we?
1. Aloe Vera Gel, Argan Oil And Essential Oil
This moisturiser is perfect for all skin types! Since the base is aloe vera gel, it's non-sticky and lightweight still very hydrating. Use it as a moisturiser all over and as an overnight hair mask! Argan oil is non-comedogenic by nature, it won't clog your pores or cause acne. It helps with hydration and overall skin and hair health. Read more about the benefits of argan oil here. Add a few drops of essential oil to customise your moisturiser.
Psst! The moisturiser helps with anti-ageing and hair growth too...Two sticks, one stone! You will need:
- Aloe Vera Gel (Rs 332). You can use fresh aloe vera gel too, but it will reduce the shelf life which means you have to use it in 5-6 days.
Take 500 gms of the aloe vera gel in a bowl, add 2-3 tbsp of argan oil and 10 drops of essential oil. Use a hand mixer or a spoon to whip it up and that's it! Your DIY moisturiser is ready. Transfer it into an airtight container and store it away from the sunlight. You can even keep it in the fridge. If you have dry skin and hair, increase the amount of oil in the recipe to make a more hydrating moisturiser!
Here are some of the benefits of using essential oils on your skin and hair:
Tea Tree oil is anti-inflammatory, it's going to help you with acne, blemishes, dandruff and other skin infections. Lavender essential oil promotes a state of well being by calming you down and it also helps with ageing. Because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidants, it heals and calms your skin and hair.
Important tip for essential oils: Never use an UNDILUTED essential oil directly on your skin. Always dilute it with a carrier oil.
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