Aging is one of the least pleasant facts of life. No matter how hard you fight it, you can’t win the battle against time. Don’t worry though, you can still slow it down. We see anti-aging creams and products on all media platforms and all stores on a daily basis, but none of them seem to work well enough. Even if they do, you’re still putting a lot of chemicals on your skin which isn’t at all healthy.
These products should, therefore, be avoided as much as you can avoid them. Instead of giving your money to a corporation and ruining the quality of your skin, you should simply make an anti-aging body lotion at home. You’ll know what ingredients you’ll be using and exactly what you’re putting on your body. This body lotion will help tighten your skin and make you feel and look years younger.
No matter how often we tell ourselves that our appearance isn’t important, we have to admit that it is. Achieving that young and healthy look isn’t hard when you make the product yourself. Yet, it can boost your confidence significantly and make you love your body more than ever before.
The recipe isn’t even that hard to make.
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Before you get started with your anti-aging lotion, you’ll need to gather some ingredients. These can be found at any local general store, pharmacy, or even ordered online.
16 oz. container
12 oz. Distilled Water OR Aloe Vera Juice
1 oz. Pomegranate Seed Oil
1 oz. Rosehip Seed Oil
0.3 oz. Shea Butter
1 oz. Polawax Emulsifying Wax 0.4 oz. Cetearyl Alcohol
0.5 0z vegetable glycerine
30 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
20 drops Geranium Essential Oil
5 mL Optiphen Preservative
Now that you’ve got the ingredients ready, let’s see how exactly you can make your perfect anti-age lotion.
The first thing you’ll need to do is to disinfect your utensils. You should use a 5% bleach water solution, dip them into it, and let them dry. This should be done with your stick blender, all mixing containers, and any spatulas and spoons that will come in contact with the lotion. The products need to be free of microbes, bacteria, and germs.
Get a heat-safe container and combine rosehip seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, shea butter, Cetearyl alcohol, and Emulsifying Wax. Put the container in the microwave for 30 seconds. Repeat the process until the waxes have fully melted and the mixture is at about 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Aloe Vera juice or distilled water you’re using should now be poured into a second heat-safe container. Put that in the microwave, too, and heat it to about 160 degrees Fahrenheit, too.
Now it’s time to check the temperature of both containers. Each should be about 140 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit. When you reach these numbers, you should pour the was and the oils into the water and begin using the stick blender. The mixture should be blended for sixty to ninety seconds. Make sure that the oil and water are fully emulsified. Release bubbles from your stick blender by tamping it on the bottom. You really don’t need bubble trapped in your lotion as it will degrade the quality.
You should stick blend until the temperature drops to around 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Now add the glycerine and use the stick blender once more. Pulse for about sixty seconds to fully mix it in.
Check the temperature of the mixture again. It should be around 130 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. Once that is the case, you should add essential oils and stick blend them for several minutes. After they’re mixed in, Optiphen should be added to the mixture as well. Continue to stick blend for another minute or two.
Finally, it’s time for you to pour the lotion into containers. The containers should sit open overnight. If you leave the cap on, you risk condensation forming inside the container. When the lotion has completely cooled down, you can place the caps on and enjoy your new lotion.
Benefits of this anti-aging body lotion
It’s not enough just knowing how to make an anti-aging body lotion. You also need to understand why it’s better to make it yourself than to buy it. The benefits of homemade anti-aging lotions are practically endless. Here’s what you can expect from your lotion:
Rosehip seed oil reduces the dullness of your skin and gives you a healthy glow. It’s high in vitamins A and C. These two vitamins are very important for skincare as they have crucial roles in making the skin look younger, clearing it up, and tightening it. Vitamin A encourages skin cell turnover while vitamin C aids in cell regeneration and boosts collagen. Overall skin radiance will also be increased.
Let’s not forget that rosehip seed oil also contains vitamin E. This vitamin is a known antioxidant which has high anti-inflammatory effects. This makes the skin healthier than ever.
Soft and smooth skin
The frankincense essential oil you’ll use in your body lotion makes the skin soft and smooth. Surgery marks, acne, stretch marks, and other types of scars may also fade away. Frankincense helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines, too. It regenerates healthy skin cells and makes you look much younger and more beautiful.
One more thing it’s beneficial for is tightening up sagging skin, balancing the skin’s pH levels and even evening the tone.
Shea butter is responsible for boosting the skin’s natural collagen production and nourishing the skin to prevent drying. This ingredient also helps soften the skin and strengthen it. Let’s not forget that ea butter is also good for reducing wrinkles.
Reverses skin damage
One of the biggest benefits of making your own anti-aging body lotion is that it reverses skin damage. This is all thanks to pomegranate seed oil which has strong anti-inflammatory properties. As well as that, the oil breaks down free radicals and keeps skin aging at bay. It also protects your skin against sun damage. As the pomegranate seed oil penetrates the skin deeply and creates lasting effects and healthy moisture, the anti-aging lotion is considered to be as good as quality cosmetic surgery.
Can treat acne
Thanks to the geranium essential oil that you’ll use in your lotion, you may be able to treat acne, cuts, wounds, and injuries more easily. This is because this essential oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to these features, it was even used in ancient herbal remedies.
The oil also has some astringent properties which can help tighten the skin and minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Fatty acids that can be found in the same oil are necessary for building healthy skin cells. This can also make you look younger.
As you can see, there are a lot of benefits to making your own anti0age body lotion. You’ll have much more confidence and look ten times better. As well as that, you’ll have the satisfaction of making your forever young elixir yourself. There’s nothing better than knowing your body is in the right hands and that you’re taking care of it properly. You’ll love your body even more once you start taking care of it, which will only make you more self-assured and confident. So, in a way, using your own anti-aging body lotion constitutes for both physical and mental health. There are only things to gain from this recipe.