If you live anywhere on the East Coast, then you know how disrespectfully cold it has been lately. Temperatures as low as 5 degrees … Straight Tom Foolery. Unfortunately, the more the temperature drops, the drier my skin tends to be. I’ve suffered from dry skin my whole life and living in cold climates do not help at all either. As an adolescent, I’ve experimented with various moisturizers like Jergens, Eucerin, and everything in between. Don’t even mention those Victoria’s Secret lotions, you know the ones that smell delicious but are a joke when it actually comes to moisturizing. No matter what over the counter product that I’ve tried, my skin will drink it up. So in recent years I’ve gotten sick and tired of not being able to properly flourish because my skin was ashy af. I learned to experiment with all natural products that are beneficial for my melanin. I perfected the best moisturizer for MY skin and get this….It’s ALL NATURAL! This perfect combo that I’ve created leaves my skin feeling nourished, conditioned and most importantly moisturized. Ya girl can flourish! So if you suffer from ashy ass skin this just might work for you.
Grab a large mixing bowl and add:
Shea Butter (whole jar no matter what size)
Essential Oil of choice … I used
Olive oil (4-5 tablespoons)
Tea tree oil (4-5 tablespoons)
Coconut oil (4-5 tablespoons)
*The amount you use may vary depending on the size of Shea Butter you have. Just eyeball it and use your best judgment!
About 4-5 inches of Aloe Leaf
Cap full of ACV
Cap full of Florida Water
Fragrance oil of choice (optional)
Mix well with hand mixer until everything is evenly blended with a silky texture
Store at room temperature setting for at least an hour before using
If you’re anything like me, give this recipe a try. As mentioned everything is 100% natural. This mixture is multifunctional and can be used on your hair, face, and body. Feel free to switch up the products and use what works best for your skin type. Don’t be out here in 2018 with ashy skin, stay silky guys.
For a list of the products mentioned and their benefits, check out my “Let The Earth Work For You” article here.
Video on how I made this is on my Instagram