All posts tagged: cocoa butter

Rose, Vanilla & Milk Bath Anyone?

I was inspired to make this bath milk by a natural beauty book I’m currently reading, I’ve however modified the recipe to suit myself, except the cocoa butter and roses. I love roses and cocoa butter, infact almost all my diy bath stuff have one or the other including this skin softening bath milk. However aside the roses and cocoa butter, it has coconut milk which contains a natural protein that is good for the skin and goats’ milk which has alpha hydroxy acid that helps in removing dead skin cells and vitamin A which helps in skin repair and rejuvenation. Anytime I make this bath milk, I let it sit for a few days before using, this allows the vanilla scent become more intense (it’s like infusing herbs in oil, if you get the picture). I love to fill up bathtub with warm water, add as much as I want ( Be careful with the roses, you don’t want to mess up your drainage), soak in and relax for 20 to 30 minutes, then give myself a gentle …

Moisturising Cocoa Pop Lotion Bars

I wrote a blog on lotion bars a while back here (https://tlgemsandmixes.com/2014/11/11/lotion-bars/) and it is actually one of my favorite post till date because it is a flexible DIY in terms of colors and shapes  just like soaps or shampoo bars. I was looking to buy molds for more lotion bars and I came across some really cute lollipop molds so I decided to get a few and make some lotion bars. I used the same recipe I used here (https://tlgemsandmixes.com/2014/11/11/lotion-bars/), the only difference is the addition of gold glitters that I sprinkled on it to make it suitable for a light body glitter . I have to say this was so much more fun, simple and so cute. Not only are this fun and they are actually amazing for the skin and really simple to make. However for the sake of practicality you can always remove the sticks. Try it out and leave me a comment down below. Thank you!

DEEP CONDITIONING HAIR MASK

In this winter period and with the  UK hard water, it is very hard to get away with just conditioning natural hair or any hair at that without a deep conditioning treatment especially after using a shampoo, so I came up with this recipe after reading about some of the ingredients and the benefits they have on hair. I have to say I am was very pleased with the result I got from using it as a pre-treatment before washing my hair and also as a post-treatment after washing my hair. My hair seems softer and easier to manage. So this is it and I hope you try it. THE INGREDIENTS Raw Cosmetic Grade Cocoa Butter (77g) Raw Organic Unrefined Shea Butter (177g) Olive Butter (36g) Goji Berry (1tablespoon) Olive Squalane (2 teaspoon) Wheatgerm Oil (1 tqblespoon) Blackcurrant Oil (1 tablespoon) Avocado Oil (1/2 tablespoon) Flaxseed Oil (1/2 tablespoon) Cyclomethicone (1 tablespoon) D-panthenol (1tablespoon) HOW TO Melt the cocoa butter in a double boiler or microwave ( This may take a while). After melting the …

Chocolate and Roses Skin Cookie

I don’t know how I got this idea of a skin cookie, but this is it, it is so yummy and the smell of chocolate and roses will fill your senses.Anyway don’t let me bore you with some long story, here is the recipe, try it and enjoy!. Ingredients Raw unrefined cocoa butter 518g Raw unrefined shea butter 102g Beeswax 121g Dried red rose petals How to Just like you want to bake a cookie, line an oven tray or a flat plate with a paper liner and put aside. Put your cocoa butter and beeswax in a pan of double boiler or you can just melt in the microwave. When it is all melted, put the Shea butter in, the heat of the melted cocoa butter and beeswax will melt the Shea butter. (You can actually stop here and pour this is a cupcake mold to make a lotion bar). Put all the liquid in the freezer until it is semi solid,then take it out and start whipping with a hand mixer for about …