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DIY - Island Summer Moisturizing Oil Mix

May 24, 2014

On an island, it's always summer.  It's always hot.  It's a drying experience even in the midst of humidity.  I love this mixture because its:

  • Not oily even though it's oil (go figure),

  • Smells divine,

  • It's so portable, and

  • It nourishes!

Supplies:

 

1-4 oz dropper bottle or small travel size liquid container 

1 Tbsp Grapeseed oil (usually found in the same aisle as olive oil)

2 tsp vitamin E oil - just squeeze a few capsules out to measure.

1 tsp coconut oil

Ziploc bag

 

Optional for Fragrance:

 

Rose water or

Fresh Rosemary sprig or

Fresh lavender sprig or 

Fresh basil leaf lightly crushed

Pour all ingredients into your dropper bottle or container (small snack size tupperware container would work too).  Add your sprigs if you did not add rose water for fragrance. 

 

Do not feel the need to add tons of fresh sprigs to get more fragrance.  Fresh Rosemary and Lavender sprigs are very potent and their properties will seep into the oil to make things balanced and not just give fragrance.  Lavender is an anticeptic and rosemary is an invigorating herb that will bring you to alert attention the minute you open your bottle.  Basil infused into your mixture is a capillary stimulant which means your roots will feel like they just got a jolt.  

 

How to use:

Prior to a day at the pool, beach, lake, or other long sun exposure time, dab a bit of this mixture onto your fingers and lightly massage into your roots.  Because Grapeseed oil is so thin/light, you will feel slight oiliness at first, and then everything will just feel like a light cream.  Anything beyond that feeling means you may have put toooo much.  After you've lightly dabbed your roots (be sure to cover your hairline), moisturize your ends and that's that.

 

After your day of fun, and if you plan to still go somewhere before getting home to refresh, simply apply the mixture to your roots.  Again, the scent is bound to give you a second wind.

 

Keep your dropper mixture in a ziploc bag in your purse you are never out without it.

 

Enjoy!

 

FYI

 

Rose water is available at Whole Foods or other organic health food stores.

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