Winter is here, and with it cold, dry air, sharp winds, and chapped, cracked skin. This can be a real pain, especially for those of us who still have to tend to outdoor chores every day. Last winter I suffered from a very bad case of red, dry, painful hands and spent a fortune on expensive medical-grade creams and lotions, but this was before I fully discovered the wonders of coconut oil and shea butter and the satisfaction of making one’s own simple skin care products.
Try the following easy, natural recipes to keep your skin smooth and healthy during the winter:
Easy Coconut and Almond Body Butter
Coconut oil has wonderful anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties – and it smells delightful!
• 1\2 cup of coconut oil
• 1 tbsp. almond oil
• A few drops of essential oils (optional)