My daughter is allergic, darn it, and we are trying to move away from chemicals as well. It's an intensely moisturizing cream, but it's not too rich — in other words, if you hate that heavy, greasy feeling synonymous with thick creams, this will be a game-changer. I think it would work great as a substitute. As someone with both — combination, acne-prone skin — this is one of the only moisturizers I've found that sufficiently hydrates my skin without causing breakouts, and it doesn't feel sticky or heavy at all. Just thought I would mention it! I just read ALL comments.
My research shows me that some people with nut allergies can have reactions to Shea nuts as well. I would first try adding just shea to your legs and hands, and see if that helps, since shea is the product that will give intense moisture. I am back on the site to get the recipe again! Our Beauty Lab found it moisturizes for up to four hours and absorbed quickly, leaving a non-greasy finish that won't congest pores. I would usually just coat my skin, hair, and lips with coconut oil after bathing, and started implementing this method with my children. Keep on looking around!
Hey Caitlin, You can try adding more nourishing oil. Or you can whip the ingredients vigorously with a wooden spoon. I am definitely going to make this!! If you do pick a moisturizer without SPF in it, make sure you're layering on some form of sun protection before you head out for the day. Is there a way to adapt this recipe to turn it into a whipped body butter? Adding coconut oil adds a really nice whipped and soft texture to lotion, which is why so many lotion recipes call for this ingredient. As well as many store bought products.
It may take a bit of trial and error to find the products that work well for you. It will turn out more of a white color than a beige color. A quick idea for any fellow lazy readers out there: I love all 3 of the things you made last go round. Luckily, because the vanilla extract is made with alcohol, the lotion will not spoil faster just avoid water in the lotion, as it can cause bacteria growth. Ives as your go-to for great-smelling cleansers, lotions, masks, and body washes you can use on the daily to get glowing skin that feels super-hydrated and oh-so-silky smooth. Next, the formula includes fragmented hyaluronic acid for long-lasting hydration up to 24 hours.