Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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do your skin a favor -- go all-natural, evenhomemade. it's amazing the things you can make in your own kitchen. now i wanna showyou how to make a homemade moisturizer. this is a soy oil moisture bar, and it really,really works. and all you have to do is start with a double boiler. you don't even haveto buy a double boiler. what i like to do is just take a large saucepan like this, bringthe water to a boil, and then just take a metal bowl, place it there. and then whatyou're gonna do: you basically just have four ingredients in this. you're gonna start with2 parts soy wax, 1 part coconut oil to 1 part cocoa butter, and then you can use any sortof fragrance you like -- lavender is great. i'm gonna mix a little lavender with somerosemary. and this is the sort of thing that

is so good for chapped hands if you've beenworking in the garden. it's all-natural and very easy to make. so what we're gonna dois we're gonna start with the soy wax -- this is hydrogenated soy oil, which makes it wax-like.what i'm gonna do is i'm gonna let this melt. and you can see, it's already melting. beautiful,look at that. so this is what 16 ounces of the wax looks like melted. and now what i'mgonna do is i'm gonna add 8 ounces of this cocoa butter, and it will melt very quickly.while that's melting, i'm gonna go ahead and add the coconut oil. and you can see, coconutoil is an oil, but it's almost in a solid state itself at room temperature. it doesn'treally take long for all three of these ingredients to come together. you see, the thing you wannado is just constantly stir it like this. okay,

now, with everything melted, it's time toadd the essential oils. and i like lavender, so i'm gonna add about 6 drops of lavender-- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 -- whoop -- 7 drops of lavender. and then also some rosemary.those two combined are wonderful -- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. what a great combination of aromas.okay, now it's time to pour the liquid into the molds. alright, you just wanna bring itover like this and then just begin to dip it out. and you can fill these individualmolds. and what i like to do is just take a cooling rack and place them on the coolingrack with a little wax paper underneath. and if you can't find some of these molds or don'thave them, you can use a little mini muffin pan like this -- they make great little lotionbars. now i'll get all these poured up and

i'll let them rest over night. by then they'llbe hard, and they can be used or you can give them as gifts. if you're enjoying these tips,make sure you tell friends about them. and subscribe to ehow home.


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