Now this truly is one of the simplest DIY moisturizers to make but also one of the most effective. If your skin is thirsty for a deep moisturizing all over body treatment, then this one’s for you!
Olive oil has been used as a moisturizer for hundreds of years, and is the base of many beauty care and cosmetic products. It is so popular within the beauty care industry because it contributes towards a smooth, soft and radiant skin complexion, as well as helping to maintain skin elasticity, and because it contains antioxidants and Vitamin E which help to prevent the ageing effect.
The lavender’s part in this DIY recipe is purely to give the moisturizing oil a beautiful, relaxing fragrance, although Lavender oil is known for its contribution to skin care, such as being great at treating eczema, acne and being a fantastic anti-septic.
So, here are your step-by-step recipe instructions on how to make an amazing Olive Oil and Lavender Moisturiser.
Olive Oil and Lavender Moisturizer Recipe:
What you will need:
- A large bowl
- A spoon
- 250ml of Natural Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 4 drops of Essential Lavender Oil (Take care not to swallow)
To Make The Moisturizer:
Take a large bowl and pour in 250ml of Extra Virgin Olive Oil that has been kept at room temperature, and is a as fresh as possible.
Add in 4-5 drops of Essential Lavender Oil.
Mix the 2 oil’s together in the bowl, cover the bowl with cling film and leave at room temperature until you are ready to use it.
How To Use The Olive Oil and Lavender Moisturizer:
Have a nice hot, relaxing bath or shower, and let your skin soak for a while, when you are ready, use a skin exfoliator to remove any dead skin cells or dirt particles from your skin.
Once you have finished in the bath or shower, uncover your Olive Oil and Lavender Moisturizer, dry yourself off and then apply a light sheen of the oil all over your body.
Massage the oil into your skin using slow but firm circular motions, this will help to relax you as well as moisture your skin healthily and naturally.
Try to repeat this once a week for maximum skin benefits.
Alternatively you could try this instead:
When running the hot water into your bath pour a small amount of the Olive Oil and Lavender Moisturizer into the bath water.
Lay back and relax and enjoy the calming fragrance as the oil soaks into your skin and gives you a deep moisturizing treatment.
Whichever one you try, remember to relax and enjoy the treatment as mother nature does her work!