Sustainable Beauty Product: Almond Night Cream
At Glow & Green, we preach and teach about sustainable solutions as well as self-care rituals. In the past, I mentioned how to break down sustainable self-care. But I have never mentioned any particular tools to achieve sustainable self-care. These tools can be anything. They can be a powerful meditation app, a beauty regimen, or personalized, sustainable beauty products. Today, I want to share a DIY sustainable beauty product: Almond night cream. I want to show you how easily and effectively you can personalize your night cream with very few pantry ingredients. I firmly believe that getting customized skincare products according to your skin type makes you feel that you are using some top-notch luxury products on your skin. So, this is a butter-based recipe that gives you cream-like texture without having to get into complicated ingredient mixing. With this recipe, I would like to encourage everyone to use waterless and potent skincare products. This recipe contains shea butter, almond oil, and blue tansy essential oil. Shea Butter imparts a wonderfully creamy and moisturizing quality, while almond oil is an excellent natural emollient, which hydrates your facial skin. It supplies necessary vitamins (A & C) and lipid oils to particularly sensitive areas of the skin such as under the eyes, below the lips, etc. Blue tansy essential oil comes from an annual yellow-flowered Mediterranean plant. This plant is high in chamazulene and sabinene. It offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatoryproperties, so you see it used to calm the skin, reduce heat, and relieve delicate or troubled skin. All three of the ingredients in this recipe are plant-based. This plant-based, environmentally friendly beauty product will be your favorite product in your nighttime regimen. We call this recipe sustainable because it doesn’t harm people or the planet during ingredient production/manufacturing. It is also economical and gives your skin lots of benefits. So before further ado, I would like to share this recipe. Sustainable Beauty Product Recipe: Almond Night Cream To make this you need: · 2 oz Shea Butter (Get fair-trade unrefined shea butter from Amazon) · 2 oz Almond Oil (use cold-pressed) · 25 drops of Blue Tansy Oil The process to make this night cream: Measure out shea butter & almond oil. Now mix both oil & butter in a heat-resistant bowl. After that, using a bain-marie, melt the butter & oil mixture until it turns into liquid (you can also use the microwave). Now keep this mixture at room temperature for 10-15 min. Add 25 drops of blue tansy oil and mix it well. Once the temperature is a little stabilized or cooled down, put this mixture into the freezer for 10 min. When you see the edge of the mix start to freeze a little, it is time to blend. Using a hand mixer, mix it until it turns into a smooth batter. Put this mixture back into the freezer for another 10 min. After 10 min. your night cream is done! Store this cream in a bottle. We prefer amber color jars, but any other bottles will work fine as well. Make sure you keep it at least 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit. This night cream is suitable for all skin types. If you decide to make this recipe, please comment or email us about your experience. We would love to hear about it. Till then, I am signing off! Stay tuned for new blog posts and follow us on Instagram/Facebook!