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5 DIY Face Masks for Gorgeous, Radiant Skin

Dealing with acne for over 10 years can be annoying. Okay, not just annoying, but frustrating, humiliating and really ANNOYING! My sisters and I have tried nearly every acne treatment out there and by “every”, I mean “every”. Whether it was the name brand stuff on all the infomercials (you know the one!) or the cheap drugstore goodies, our skin was never happy. It wasn’t until we started experiementing with natural, homemade masks that we began to see the light at the end of a longgg tunnel. Slowly, our skin began to heal and our complexions grew brighter. Hurray! The change in our skin was the result of a whole lifestyle change, including the use of what we now like to call “Our DIY Face Mask Favorites” (wordy, huh?..we’ll work on that.)

These 5 DIY Face Masks have benefitted our skin in ways we had never thought possible, which is why we want to share them with our lovely readers (that’s you!) Each mask will provide your skin with incredible benefits like: reduction of acne, redness, inflammation, blackheads, dry skin..the list can go on! If you have a few minutes to spare, choose your favorite DIY face mask and start mixing!

Peace, love & coconuts!

-Zeena

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Skincare Guide

Shine Be Gone: 5 Tips for an Oil-free Complexion

If you’re like me then oily skin is nothing new. As nice as the summer heat is, it isn’t exactly conducive to a shine-free complexion.  So, where exactly does our oily skin come from?

Well, chances are it’s genetic. If you have oily skin you most likely inherited the trait from either of your parents. Our hormones are another contributing factor, hence our oily skin during the teenage years, menstruation and not to mention during STRESSFUL times. Of course certain skincare products coupled with a few bad habits doesn’t help, but there’s nothing a few tips and tricks can’t fix!:

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Don’t wash as often: I know how it sounds. Not washing your oily skin as often can’t be good! Well, it is. Look at it this way: when you continuously cleanse your delicate face, your skin reacts by over-producing the oil that you just washed away. Our skin uses this lubrication as a way to protect itself. My oily skin only needs to be cleansed morning and night. No “if”, “and’s” or “but’s”!

Exfoliate once in a while: Constantly exfoliating your skin will do nothing for oilyness. In fact, it may have the same effect as over-washing: more oil. Exfoliating your skin is great to get rid of dead skin cells and dry skin, which could potentially lead to clogged pores and breakouts. Gentle exfoliating a few times per week is plenty to keep your skin bright and healthy. I stick by my Clarisonic for a gentle exfoliation 3 times per week.

 Switch up the moisturizer: Daily application of the same, pore-clogging moisturizer does no good for our oily skin. If you suffer from oily skin, stay away from the occlusive moisturizers such as petroleum jelly and mineral oil. These moisturizers hold moisture in while sitting on top of the skin. This may not be a good thing for oily skin since the sebum could become trapped and result in acne. Stick to a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer that won’t trap in sebum or clog your pores.

Mask, mask, mask: Finding the right oil-controlling mask could be exactly what you need. Masks that remove excess oil without drying the skin are a perfect way to control the shine. My favorite is a pure bentonite clay mask. Simply mix the bentonite clay with apple cider vinegar to form a thick paste. Apply to the skin and allow to dry. Once I wash the mask away, I notice that my skin is smoother,brighter and shine-free! Bentonite clay can be purchased online or at your local natural health food store.

Blot, away!: If you’re in a bind and need to get rid of a shiny complexion stat, then try blotting papers. These handy little papers can easily fit in your bag and are a great way to get rid of the shine in a hurry. Simply pat the sheet (as small as a credit card) along the oily areas of your face. Most pharmacies carry oil control papers such as these ones from Walgreens.

Peace, love & coconuts!

-Zeena

Skincare Guide

10 Shocking Things That Are Ruining Your Skin

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Your daily routine is ruining your skin. Pretty crazy, huh? These 10 shocking things that many of us do on a daily basis can result in irrevocable damage to our precious skin. We’re talking wrinkles, sagging skin, dark circles, age spots, acne, irritation and loss of moisture.  By avoiding these 10 routines, you’ll be 10 steps closer to a healthier you:

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10 Shocking Things That Are Ruining Your Skin

Make-Up

It’s no secret that makeup is filled with toxic chemicals. Despite it’s “beautifying” benefits, makeup that is chockfull of dangerous substances can have harmful effects on our skin (ahem, our largest organ!). Have you ever had an allergic reaction to makeup? Ever noticed increased breakouts? Most of our foundations, eyeliners, and mascaras (oh my!) contain carcinogens AND pesticides. Did I just say pesticides?! Yes! In fact, almost 90% of the ingredients used in makeup has not been evaluated by the FDA. SAY WHAT?! Common makeup ingredients like synthetic colors, parabens and phlatates often found in makeup can irritate the skin and cause allergic reactions.

As if to make matters worse, makeup can disrupt our hormones; affecting our mood, menstruation and fertility. If you wouldn’t sleep in your makeup, then why wear it all day long? Amplifying your beauty doesn’t require avoiding makeup completely. Try looking for brands that use 100% natural ingredients.

 

Hot Water

A hot shower is ultimate treat after a long, arduous day, right? Wrong. Exposing your precious skin to hot water for extended periods of time dries out your skin. Our outermost layer of skin is comprised of a thin layer of oil that keeps our skin cells moisturized.

The continual exposure to hot water (and not to mention harsh body soaps) causes this thin layer of oil to wash away. The result? Dry, irritated and itchy skin. If you’re like me than right after a hot shower, you’ll apply a thick layer of lotion to soothe your dry skin. Makes sense, right? Wrong, again! Start at the root of the problem. Try showering with warm water: your skin takes MUCH less of a beating, while staying moisturized.

 

Sugar

It’s well known that sugar wreaks havoc on our bodies, but let’s not forget our skin. Consumption of sugar results in inflammation throughout our body triggered by an immune response. This inflammation results in redness and swelling (big no-no’s for skin!).

As if that is not scary enough: when sugar is consumed it attaches to proteins which produce new molecules. These new molecules damage the surrounding collegan and elastin. Collagen and elastin are vital for preventing wrinkles and sagging skin.

Best advice? Kick sugar out of your diet. Consume whole grains, avoid sugary drinks, candy, and other sweet treats.

 

Not Enough H2O

Water is one of the key ingredients for hydrated, supple skin. When you don’t consume enough water your skin may appear dry, flaky and dull. Dehydrated skin loses its elasticity, which is what keeps our skin from sagging.  Consuming the right amount of H2O keeps your skin moisturized from the inside out.

If you struggle to get down at least 2 L of water a day, try purchasing a fun water bottle. Sounds silly, but if you have something fun and exciting to look forward to you will be more likely to consume your required water intake!

 

Alcohol

Alcohol dehydrates your body. With that dehydration comes thirsty, puffy, red skin (not exactly how we all want to look in the morning). Although that beverage may be delicious, your skin thinks otherwise. Consuming alcoholic beverages ages our delicate skin. The result?: premature wrinkles and reduction of elasticity and collagen.

Not to mention alcohol depletes important nutrients our body requires for healthy skin. For example, Vitamin A. Vitamin A keeps our skin looking young by regulating cellular growth, rebuilding tissues to heal wounds, and reducing wrinkles.

The “flushed look” you may experience after consuming alcohol is a result of vasodilation (bringing blood to the face). Because of this vasodilation, the skin appears puffy and red. The continual consumption of alcohol can result in permanent redness or blotchiness.

In order to have healthy skin, you do not have to stop drinking alcohol completely. Try limiting your intake to only 1 drink per day while increasing your water intake. If you don’t drink? Great! Your skin will thank you!

 

Hair Products

No matter how many times you flick it away, if your hair is resting against your precious face for extended periods of time, breakouts will eventually find you. THEY. WILL. FIND. YOU.

Pomade acne (acne caused by the use of pomades) is the result of bacteria and oil becoming trapped in the pores on your forehead, temples and scalp. This results in clogged pores which can lead to acne, white heads, black heads, the list goes on…

Now don’t panic. If your hair is known to be quite the “face-brusher-upper”, have no fear. Keep your skin breakout free by maintaining clean hair. Increasing your hair washing frequency keeps your hair cleaner: CLEAN HAIR=LESS BREAKOUTS. Try using hair care products that have less pore clogging ingredients. If you wouldn’t put the ingredients directly on your face, then keep it out of your hair.

 

Lack of Sunscreen

Not protecting your skin from the sun may not seem like big deal while you’re young, but once your skin continues to age you’ll notice some startling effects. Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays without sun protection can lead to wrinkles, discoloration, increased pigmentation, dilated blood vessels, sagging skin and not to mention skin cancer.

The UV rays damage the collagen and elastin in our skin which results in sagging, fragile skin. Applying sunscreen (SPF 30!) daily is the best way to protect your skin. Your future self will thank you!

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Skipping out on the ZZZ’s

It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing! Getting at least 8 hours of sleep is vital for our skin. Skipping out on your ZZZ’s means dark circles, puffy, sagging skin, increased stress hormones, and wrinkles. The increase of stress hormones can result in acne as well as premature aging. Scary!

During sleep is when our skin cells are hard at work: new ones replace the old ones, a vital process in maintaining glowing skin! By getting a good night’s rest you can allow your skin to take care of itself after a long, hard day. If you struggle to fall asleep, try following these tips for a better night’s rest.

 

Smoking

Smoking can result in irrevocable damage to your skin.  The chemicals in cigarettes and second-hand smoke damage the collagen and elastin in our skin. Your skin will become leathery and sag, especially under the eyes. The reduction of collagen and elastin means premature aging AKA wrinkles.

Smoking reduces the amount of nutrients that can travel to skin which results in an uneven skin tone. With the loss of elasticity comes the classic smoker’s lips: wrinkles around the mouth caused by the chemicals and “smoking motion” of the lips. Smokers may also develop psoriasis and other skin conditions. Not only is smoking bad for your skin, but for your overall health. Quitting smoking will greatly improve your health and wellness.

 

Product Choice

Choosing the right products for your skin is an arduous process. Some work and others may never work no matter how much you like it. Treating your skin with the right products is the best away to treat and prevent breakouts and irritation, while maintaining a clear complexion.

Skip any products that contain harsh ingredients (basically anything you can’t pronounce). Aim for 100% natural products that aren’t too harsh on your skin. Keep your regimen simple; our skin doesn’t need 45 products to maintain it’s beauty. Can’t decide on the best regimen for your skin? Try starting with a good cleanser, mask, exfoliator, and moisturizer. Seek out samples to find out if the product is right for your skin.

 

Peace, Love & Coconuts

 

-Zeena

 

The 5 Remarkable Benefits of Roses

Roses are more than just a beautiful smelling flower. Their petals are full of amazing benefits that do wonders for our skin. From treating acne to moisturizing the driest of skin, roses are a necessity in everyone’s beauty regimen! Don’t believe me? Well, then you just have to check out these 5 remarkable benefits of roses! Soon you’ll be doing more than just stopping to smell the roses!

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1. Anti-inflamatory:

The amazing oil derived from roses has been shown to reduce facial inflammation. Suffering from puffiness, acne, or even eczema? Try applying soothing rose oil to the inflamed areas. Also try using a rose water facial spray as a midday treat to rid your skin of inflammation.

2. Moisturization:

Rose oil has wonderful moisturization properties. The Essential Fatty Acids in the oil keeps the skin hydrated. If you’re suffering from dry skin, try delicately rubbing a small amount of the oil into your skin. Your skin will not only smell delicious but will be soft and happy!

3. Antioxidants:

Who doesn’t love antioxidants? Roses happen to be full of the lovely little antioxidants that help block out the free radicals that damage our precious skin.

4. Anti-aging:

The look of more youthful skin is now only 1 rose away. The Vitamin A and C found is roses works wonders for reducing wrinkles and evening out your skin tone.

5. Anti-bacterial:

The superb antibacterial properties of roses are wonderful for acneic skin, such as my own.  If you suffer from acne, try using rose oil or rose water (fresh is the best!) to keep bacteria off of your precious face.

 

Why do YOU love roses??

 

Peace, Love & Roses!

-Zeena

 

 

 

Simple Tricks for Fuller, Thicker Eyebrows

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Fuller, thicker eyebrows sound like a dream come true. Okay, I can’t be the only one that dreams about these things! Anyone?! A lot of us eyebrow-doers (that’s a word, for now) have the tendency to take advantage of the brows we were born with. Most of us have had at least one moment in our lives when we fell victim to the inevitable: over plucking, over waxing, and the dreaded brow shaving.

Well, have no fear ladies and gents! One of the latest beauty trends on the market is designed to fix all of your eyebrow woes: Lace Front Eyebrows. These babies are designed to stick onto your natural brows much like a sticker would. They give you the look of fuller eyebrows without the commitment!

Now, if you love the idea of thicker, fuller eyebrows, but aren’t completely committed to the lace front brow, allow me to share a few ‘brow’ tips!:

Our Simple Tricks for Fuller, Thicker Eyebrows:

1. Castor Oil:

If you’ve read our post on Castor Oil for Hair Growth, you’ll know why I love this magic oil so much! It has done wonders — WONDERS I tell you! — on my eyebrows. Areas where my brow was thinning from over-plucking & waxing, slowly grew back. Within weeks of daily application my eyebrows had what I would call a “fresh canvas”.

Try applying a small amount of castor oil to each brown every night for a few weeks or until you achieve your desired results.

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2. Brow Pencil:

I have to admit, I was a bit intimidated by the thought of filling in my own eyebrows. My fear usually went something like this: I would apply the brow pencil ever-so-gently. Once I left the house and entered the gleaming sunlight, I would look like I had smudged black lipstick all over my eyebrows. Now, I love Bert as much as any other Sesame Street fan, but this wasn’t quite the look I was going for.

Now that I have taken the plunge towards filling in my brows, I am happy to say that I love it! It gives my eyebrows a much fuller, deeper look. Since I wear glasses, I like to have the contrast between my dark rimmed glasses and dark, fuller brows.

If you are ready to fill in your brows try giving these natural pencils a shot. Many natural brow pencils tend to contain castor oil, which is an added bonus!

 

These are the 2 easiest ways to achieve thicker, fuller brows without committing to the lace front. Have you tried castor oil for eyebrow growth or are you ready to give the lace fronts a try?

 

Peace, Love & Coconuts!

~  Zeena

Oat & Honey Mask

It’s no secret that honey is one of our favorite mask ingredients here at Brown & Coconut. We’ve shared nearly all of the honey-driven masks we’ve tried:  the Cranberry & Honey Mask, the Honey Cinnamon Mask, and the all-time fave, the Honey & Epsom Salt Mask.

The one honey mask we have yet to mention is the ever-so-pleasing Oat & Honey mask. This luxurious mask leaves your skin looking like a fresh, Summer morning (if you can imagine how that looks). Go ahead, imagine! Looks pretty amazing, right?

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The antibacterial and antioxidant-rich honey paired with the soothing properties of the oats creates the ultimate facial treat. The duo whisk away dead skin cells while cleansing and moisturizing dry, thirsty skin. Your skin becomes smoother and less irritated. Your complexion will glow and breakouts and scars will fade (with continued use).

Ready to get started?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 tbsp oats
  • 1 tbsp honey

Mix the oats and honey. Wallah! You’re done! Apply the mixture to a clean, dry face and allow to sit for 15-30 minutes. Be prepared to have a few oat and honey clumps fall off your face! I chose to use uncooked oats (no method to my madness) but feel free to use cooked oats. Using cooked oats  is actually a lot less messy in the long run!

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After your desired amount of time, rinse the mask away. I carefully removed the oat clumps from my face and threw them in the trash to avoid clogging any drains. There is no need to wash your face again. Simply pat dry and moisturize. My go-to moisturizer is argan oil. I LOVE argan oil because it provides deep moisture without any greasy build up. Feel free to do this mask 1-3 times per week.

Enjoy, Coconuts!

-Zeena

The Dangers Lurking in Your Makeup

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Did you know that women absorb several pounds of chemicals per year as a result of cosmetics and other products they use on their bodies?

Think about it, from the time you wake up, to when you head to sleep at night, how many products/chemicals do you expose yourself to?

  • toothpaste
  • mouthwash
  • soap
  • face wash
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • body lotion
  • face cream
  • deodorant
  • hair gel/cream/mousse/spray
  • perfume
  • cover-up
  • foundation
  • blush
  • eyeliner
  • eyeshadow
  • mascara
  • lipstick/chap-stick/lipgloss

We haven’t even left the house for the day and we’re already close to 20. If all of those products have a minimum of 10
chemicals (which most do), that’s nearly 200 chemicals you’ve just exposed yourself to! 200!!

What we apply to our skin, faces, eyes, lips, are all absorbed by our skin. Now think about that for a second. That ingredient you have no idea how to pronounce, yup, thats getting absorbed into your body (all 200 (or more) of them).

What really concerns me is the makeup we apply to our face, particularly the makeup we apply to the most sensitive and vulnerable parts of the body, our eyes and mouths. Our eyes and mouths do not have much protection from the external environment. Chemicals on our skin is by no means safe, but our skin is meant to act as some form of a protective barrier. Our eyes and mouths are gateways to the inside of our body. We apply these products day in and day out and they literally sit on our face for hours, with plenty of time to soak in. I mean, we might as well eat our make-up. Not that we should be ingesting ANY makeup, but I pretty much would fear for my life if I consumed any non-natural/organic make up. With that being said, WHY WOULD I EVER PUT IT ON MY EYES AND LIPS??

Scary right?
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Many of these chemicals can disrupt our bodies in ways that aren’t as visible as a cream that gives you a rash, for example. They are wreaking internal havoc on our bodies and we don’t even know it. Parabens for example, disrupt hormones in our bodies, which as you may or may not know, are important for so many body functions. They are also linked to cancer.
That’s just one chemical though, what about the rest? Who knows what other dangerous chemicals are seeping into your body every single day. If you were to screen your body for toxic chemicals, you’d be surprised at the numerous chemicals you’d find, and how high your levels really are. That type of exposure to chemicals for such extended periods of time is a recipe for organ damage, illness, and death.
We make the effort to work out daily, eat well, cut out unhealthy fats, simple carbs, sugar, you get the picture, but what good is that if we turn around and drench our bodies in poison? It’s like trying to train for a marathon, yet smoking 3 packs of cigarettes a day. Doesn’t make a lot of sense, right?
Take a look through your make-up bag. There’s a good chance there are a few items you’d probably want to throw away.
Check out EWG’s cosmetics database and search for your products’ ratings to see how hazardous they really are. You may find yourself in the market for some new mascara, or lipgloss sooner than you think.
For some great natural/organic make-up brands, click here.
Tell us about the products you’re using (or what you’re throwing away..)
Comment below!
~ Letisha
Skincare Guide

The Dandruff Dilemma: 6 DIY Remedies

If you have ever suffered from a dry, flaky scalp (eek!), then you know just how irritating it can be. It seems like no matter how much you do OR don’t wash your hair, the pesky dandruff keeps on returning! Does this sound like you? If so, keep reading to discover a few interesting ways to cure your dandruff!

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Before we get to the fun stuff, I think we should know what causes dandruff:

  • Dry scalp
  • Sensitive scalp
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Poor Diet (lacking Zinc & B Vitamins)
  • Drying hair products (shampoos, gels, etc.)

These are just a handful of the potential causes of dandruff. So, now that we know a little about what causes dandruff, it’s time we learn how to get rid of it!

6 DIY Remedies

1. Coconut Oil- This magnificent oil works wonders getting rid of any pesky flakes! The coconut oil moisturizes your scalp while creating strong, shiny, healthy hair! To use: rub the coconut oil onto your unwashed, dry scalp. Allow the oil to work its magic for about an hour (or even longer!). After the desired amount of time, use the pads of your fingers to wash the oil off of your scalp. Make sure to use a gentle shampoo that won’t strip all of the oil away!

2. Tea Tree Oil– If rubbing oil all over your scalp just isn’t your thing (it’s not for everyone!), add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo. Again, try to only use shampoos that won’t strip all of the oil from your scalp. If you do enjoy the idea of rubbing coconut oil all over your scalp (I love it!), you can also add a few drops of tea tree oil into the mix!

3. Apple Cider Vinegar– ACV is one of my favorite techniques to use on my dry scalp. The ACV works by changing the pH of your scalp, creating a less than optimal home for the yeast-like fungus that can cause dandruff! To use: Simply mix 3 parts filtered water and 1 part apple cider vinegar. Pour the mixture onto your scalp and massage with the pads of your fingers.

4. Garlic & Honey– I know this sounds stinky, but it’s worth a shot! By mixing a few mashed garlic cloves and a tablespoon or two of honey, you can achieve great results. The garlic works wonders getting rid of dandruff, while the honey creates soft, luxurious hair (not to mention the honey makes the application so much easier!). To use: After combining the two ingredients, massage the mixture onto your scalp for 3-5 minutes. Then, shampoo with your favorite gentle shampoo to wash away the mixture and the garlic smell.

5.Lemon Juice– This has been one of my favorite remedies when it comes to getting rid of dandruff. A friend recommended mixing lemon juice with oil (I prefer olive oil or coconut oil) and to massage the mixture onto your scalp. After a few minutes of this exhilarating massage, I allow the mixture to sit for another 10-15 minutes before shampooing with my Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat shampoo.

6. Lifestyle– One of the most important remedies for dandruff is a change of lifestyle. Start by praticing one of these DIY remedies at least 1x per week. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, consuming vital vitamins and nutrients, and remaining stress free. Avoid using any hair products that could be drying out your scalp (shampoos that contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate are a no-no!). Stick to gentle shampoos like Giovanni’s or Everyday Shea products. Most importantly, stay positive! I hope these tips help!

-Peace, love & coconuts!

Zeena

Clarisonic Mia Review

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I began using the Clarisonic Mia about a year and a half ago and wanted to update you all on my progress. As you may know, I suffered from a bout of facial-acne from the age of about 19-22. I had never suffered from acne at the peak of my teenage years like most do, so I was utterly stumped when it started as I entered the latter half of my college years.

After a long battle, using a combination of organic skin cleansers, better diet, exercise, probiotic supplements, and fish oil, my skin FINALLY normalized.
I still had the occasional break-out, so was seeking a better wary to cleanse. My sister Zeena introduced me to the Clarisonic Mia which she said she’s had great results with. Skeptical of the ultrasonic-cleansing brush after reading reviews of how this made some people’s acne worse, I ultimately gave in and decided to give it a shot.
I did end up experiencing the infamous “purging” that occurs when you begin ultra-sonic classing, but those break-outs eventually cleared and I must say, I am happy that I stuck with the Clarisonic Mia as it has helped keep my breakouts at bay and my pores relatively clear.
(See below for my initial review of the Clarisonic Mia.)
Do you use the Clarisonic Mia or another ultrasonic cleanser? What has your experience been? Comment below!
~ Letisha

DIY Shaving Cream

Shaving is frustrating. Let’s be honest: the bumps, nicks, scars, ingrown hairs…the dry skin and irritation…it just doesn’t seem worth it! Not to mention, shaving cream is expensive, full of chemicals, runs out fast and doesn’t seem to help much with any of that irritation. Ridiculous, right?! We’ve got the solution! DIY Shaving Cream. Yup, making your own shaving cream will not only save you money, but will keep your legs baby soft and irritation-free! (Um, did I mention baby soft legs?!).

DIY Shaving Cream

This recipe is super easy and only requires 3 ingredients: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Peppermint Oil. (Three ingredients that are easy to pronounce! Woo!) Feel free to use any essential oil of your choice. The peppermint oil will give you that fresh, tingly feeling, but any EO will do!

How to make this DIY Shaving Cream

You’ll Need:

  • 3 tbsp Shea Butter
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 3-4 drops Peppermint Oil

In a metal bowl, combine the Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Peppermint Oil. Place the metal bowl in a pot with simmering water. The Shea Butter and Coconut Oil will slowly melt. Be sure to keep your eye on the boiling water (just so it doesn’t boil over!).

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 Once everything is melted, carefully remove the metal bowl from the pot (it will be hot!). Using a spoon, make sure all of the ingredients are combined.

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Place the melted mixture in the freezer for about 10 to 15 minutes. Once it appears hardened, begin to whisk the mixture by hand or with an electric mixer. Whisk the ingredients until it appears light and fluffy, almost like whipped cream. Once mixed, the shaving cream is ready for use!

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TIPS:

  • Since the shaving cream will be oily, a bowl of warm, soapy water will come in handy. Use the soapy water to rinse your razor after each shave. 
  • Using soap and water, wash off your legs after shaving. The soap helps to wash away the shaved hair. 
  • The bathtub will be slippery so be sure to rinse the tub after you’re done.
  • This mixture will make enough for about 1 shaving cycle (legs, armpits, etc.)
  • I wouldn’t suggest storing any left over cream since this mixture doesn’t contain any preservatives. Feel free to use the remaining mix as a body moisturizer after your shower. 

Peace, Love & Coconuts!

-Zeena