April 19, 2013
DIY: vitamin e cream (take 2)
a while back i wrote about a vitamin e cream i had concocted to help in the healing of my newest tattoo. well, it worked so well, i started using it on eczema outbreaks, and it actually helped heal those as well.
that cream was more balm-like, though, and i've been craving a creamier healing moisturizer, so i'm back with another vitamin e cream, and this one is so easy you have no reason not to try it. plus, i've been using it for the last week, and not only do i smell so ridiculously good i have to keep from licking my own skin, but my elbows have never been softer, which is a miracle. seriously, that shit was like sandpaper not even two weeks ago.
you will need
1 cup coconut oil
7-8 vitamin e capsules
optional: 3 tablespoos sweet almond oil
this will make enough for three 125 ml mason jar - adjust to fit any size/quantity!
1. place the coconut oil in a medium-sized bowl.
2. break out your hand-held blender (or warm up your arm for a good beating), and blend on a medium setting for 30 seconds (longer if you're doing this by hand).
2. pierce each capsule and squeeze into the oil. (if you're using the sweet almond oil, or any other type of moisturizing oil, add it in before the vitamin e).
3. gently blend the mixture with a spoon before picking up your hand-held blender again and letting her rip for 30 seconds.
and that's it.
there are a ton of ways you could customize this moisturizing cream - different oils (like avocado or olive) or different essential oils to scent the mixture (i'd probably use sweet orange or grapefruit for a citrus-y blend).
let me know if you try this out! i'd love to hear the results others have with it.