I’m not sure if its the peppermint essence or the last episode of Season 1 Revenge (Yes! I am behind but please don’t tell me what happens next!!) has got me going crazy at bedtime, but I just have to yell at you through my blog words…
I just made the most amazing homemade recipe to date. Believe me I have made quite alot of random stuff.. Whipped body butter, dish soap, washing powder, deodorant, the list goes on; but this, my friends, takes the cake!
My usual skin care regime involves an organic store bought facial cleanser, alternated with the oil cleansing method on my really grimy days (they are surprisingly frequent in Port Hedland!) Which is then follwed by rosehip oil as a moisturiser or my amazing Bee Venom mask. That is another blog post right there! Maybe next time?
If you can get past the re-used dingy bottles and the unusual wee yellow colour, you can find some beautiful stuff in these bad-boys.
Castille Liquid Soap – As it is made from olive oil, it is completely chemical free and safe to be absorbed into the skin. Castille soap has many advantages, one being that is mild and moisturisng- perfect for those with sensitive skin. It also gives a lathering quality that you would find in most other facial cleansers.
Fractionated Coconut Oil- My new favorite oil- Perfect for those that find regular coconut oil a bit too greasy for the skin. The difference between the two is that the fractionated brother has had all of its long-chain fatty acids removed, making it lighter and more easily absorbed. It is also used in other recipes as carrier oil. Which meeeeeeeeans it will blend perfectly with the next ingredient. You guessed it..
PEPPERMINT. My most favorite thing In the ENTIRE world. Perfect in everything. Chocolate. Chocolate. Chocolate smoothies oh and more chocolate! Chocolate everything will do! Peppermint essence is not just fabulous to eat, but it is actually good for you. it has been used for centuries as a part of many calming and stress relieving tonics. Now you can find it used for helping with headaches, aches and pains and even respiratory issues such as coughs, colds and asthma. What I like the most is it’s ability to improve memory function… Especially on those Dory days.
There you have it! Three ingredients. No nasty chemical surprises and added benefits! What more could you ask for? Well some chocolate wouldn’t hurt… :-p
Peppermint Body Wash
1 cup of Liquid Castille Soap
1 tablespoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil, to taste, or another essential oil of your taste.
Mix all ingredients together in a pump-top bottle, shake very gently to combine.
Fractionated coconut oil has a sturdy shelf life, so it should last you 6-12 months.
I doubt it will last that long though!