We at HL&S love to treat our skin to delicacies that smell and consist of ingredients that are good enough to eat. We also love to keep with the seasons – it’s just more fun that way! That’s why we whipped together our own, all-natural peppermint lotion to fight winter dryness and moisturize our skin with tons of nutrients. I mean, just look at this lotion; it looks like whipped cream! It feels and smells as good as it looks.
Here’s what you need to make it. All of these ingredients have vitamins and other rejuvenating properties – such as A, E, UV absorbents, emollients, and antioxidants. Combined, they make a stellar combination!
- raw organic shea butter
- peppermint oil
- almond oil
- rosehip seed oil
- grapeseed oil
Melt a heaping tablespoon of shea butter in the microwave. Then add about a tablespoon each of grapeseed and almond oils. Add a few dashes of rosehip seed oil (this is my favorite ingredient for moisturizers – really helps with scars and is very mild), and a half teaspoon of peppermint oil. Not only does the peppermint oil give the plain-smelling shea butter a nice fragrance, it also gives a little tingle to the lotion for an energizing boost to your body or for apres-sun moisturizing. Place the bowl in a bigger bowl of ice water and as the mixture cools, stir until it starts to become creamy.
Now bring out the mixer and whip until there are stiff peaks in the lotion. It should look like meringue or whipped cream. Experiment with adding more oils if it’s too stiff. If you are an everyday body lotion lather-er, this should last you two weeks. Keep it in the refrigerator until you get in the shower to let it soften and warm up a bit.
There you go, your all-natural wintertime dryness solution!