Recipe For The Best Homemade Cream For Chocolate Skin
We often hear "black don't crack", but this does not mean our skin doesn't require care. Here's a recipe for the best cream for chocolate skin
The creams we buy from the supermarket shelves are a product of many ingredients and processes, most of which end up being harmful to the skin. Although manufacturers of skincare products may beg to differ, what remains true is that there are chemicals in those creams that are not the product of nature. And aftereffects may not be visible immediately but they will be if accumulated over an extended period. With homemade skincare products, you can whip up the best face and body cream for chocolate skin. Additionally, preparing your cream at home is more flexible, because you have a chance to see what works and what doesn't. If a particular ingredient doesn't sit with your skin, you can easily do a little research and find another combination that works.
Requiring only four ingredients, this cream is very straightforward and fun to do. The ingredients include cocoa butter, shea butter, sweet almond oil, and coconut oil. Cocoa butter has many benefits for your skin, and it brings aroma and consistency to the cream after preparation. The fatty acids contained in cocoa butter has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. While sweet almond oil (vanilla infused) acts as the only liquid in this recipe, providing a scented aroma. But you have to be careful to not put too much of it. Too much can make the cream too dense in the end.
Then there's shea butter, with its absorbing properties that nourish the skin. And these ingredients are especially important for people with problematic chocolate skin. And lastly, coconut oil allows the cream to spread well after preparation. Plus it is good for the skin and helps the cream to mix well.
- 8 ounces shea butter (organic and unrefined)
- 6 ounces vanilla-infused sweet almond
- 3 ounces cocoa butter (raw and unrefined)
- 8 ounces of coconut oil
- You can use an improvised double boiler. Fill a medium saucepan halfway with water and then put a small container that is heat resistant inside. You're good to go. Use it to melt your shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil into liquid.
- Transfer the liquid into a bow that will allow mixing. Add your sweet almond oil and stir very well.
- Put in the refrigerator and allow to cool. When the outside of the bowl begins to harden them it's time to whip. Shouldn't take more than an hour.
- Whip with an egg beater until it becomes white and a bit stiff. But if it's taking too long to beat you may consider putting back in the fridge.
- Transfer to jars once you've achieved a good consistency. If the weather is hot consider storing in the refrigerator.
You can even make this cream for your chocolate skinned friends and family.
Source: DIY Natural