It is DAY 18 of "I LOVE Vitamix" month to celebrate our fabulous Vitamix 5200 giveaway. 

Today I am sharing another home made organic skincare recipe that was given to me by Purvi from Zaaina Skincare. Zaaina is one of my favourite natural skincare companies because the products are so pure and natural. I prefer to make my own home made skincare at home so I can be putting the freshest food grade ingredients on my body. But if I don't have time, or am travelling, the Zaaina products are the next best thing! Check out their range of very inexpensive organic skincare. The products are fabulous! 

You can't get much easier than this aloe vera moisturizing oil. You just throw all of the ingredients into your blender and slather on your body. I actually timed myself when I made it this morning, and I made it in under 2 minutes, and that included pulling all of the ingredients out of my fridge and measuring them! If you don't have a blender, you can just shake the ingredients together in a jar.

I have multiplied Purvi's original recipe by five in order to blend up a batch for the week. If you just want to try as little bit, divide the mixture by five and give the ingredients a good shake in a glass jar. This is perfect for one body application. But I am greedy so I like to make a lot in one big hit so I have it on hand when I need it.

I keep the mixture in the fridge in a glass jar and give it a good shake before I apply it. The oils will separate when left standing. But right after blending you should have a yellowy, milky white mixture that has a liquid oily consistency. You can also adjust the quanitities of lavender oil, or use other essential oils of your choice. The sky is the limit. I like to change it up every month to keep it interesting. Aloe vera is a natural preservative and vegetable glycerin does not easily oxidise. So, if you keep this mixture in the fridge, it will keep for up to 6 months.

I love applying natural oils like almond oil, sesame oil, avocado oil, and coconut oil on my skin. I like to mix that up too, in order to give my skin a surprise. This mixture is a fantastic home made moisturizing oil for people with nut allergies. Plus you have the added benefit of the aloe vera juice, vegetable glycerin and jojoba oil, which is just sensational for the skin. If you want to try a cream give my organic moisturizer a go! I make that every year with my girl friends for Christmas presents, and I now have a list a mile long with people wanting some of it! Give it a go. It is AMAZING!

This recipe published here with permission from Zaaina Skincare. 

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Aloe Vera Moisturizer Oil

  • 10 Tablespoon organic aloe vera juice (the drinkable kind)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
  • 5 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 30 drops lavender oil or other pure essential oils of your choice
  1. Put all of your ingredients in your Vitamix and blend on low for just a couple of seconds.
  2. You can also place the ingredients in a glass jar and give it a good shake. 
  3. Place the mixture in a glass jar and store in the fridge.
  4. Give the jar a good shake before each application. 
  5. This mixture will keep in a cold fridge for a couple of weeks. I like to use it really fresh. ENJOY! 

This recipe published here with permission from Zaaina Skincare. 

Tips!

the best way to clean your blender

After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage. 
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water. 
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.

Rosemary

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Yes! rosemary would be great in this!!!

Looking forward to mixing this up tomorrow. My skin is going to Loooove me :-)

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Can’t wait to hear what you think.
I am addicted to this!
My skin loves me too :)

Simple yet fabulous! I put this on at night and woke up looking like Megan Fox. Not really… But my skin did feel absolutely silky smooth!!!!!!! Stunning!

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LOL!
If I could make that happen for women I would be a millionaire!
Yes, I think my skin felt like that too :)

I am going to try the recipe. How long can I store the moisturizer in the fridge?

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Sorry, I should have posted that. I will amend the post now. Thanks for catching that. I keep it in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Enjoy :)

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