Guys, this recipe is great to use in the winter time for extra moisturizing. Winter is not the time to let your skin routine go into hibernation. During these cold, and often dry, months your skin needs some extra attention to keep moisture levels even. Whether it’s the outside elements chapping your skin, or the harsh heat of an indoor heater causing flakes and discomfort, you’ll need to protect the delicate outer layer of your skin against all the elements. This recipe makes a rich, creamy lather and works really well. This one is also better for men’s faces, as it is more gentle than the previous recipe.
1/4 cup olive, almond or coconut oil
2or 3 tbsp Shea or Cocoa Butter
1/4 cup Aloe Gel or Honey
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup Dr. Bronner’s Almond Castile Soap
Vitamin E oil (to preserve)
Melt the oil and shea/cocoa butter in a double boiler until just melted. Remove from heat and add other ingredients. Whisk or blend well for several minutes. Transfer to jar or container with a tight lid to store. Check while it is cooling to make sure it doesn’t start to separate; this should not happen. If it does, shake or mix well to re-incorporate. Lasts up to two months (not sure about longer).