For those with a sweet tooth winter is the season of sweets par excellence, as they are the best remedy to sweeten our mood when first cold arrive. But delicious ingredients are also good allies for our beauty. So let's learn how to take care of our skin with the beneficial properties of these natural ingredients and how to prepare simple cosmetic recipes to be stored in glass containers
Exfoliating and moisturizing face mask with banana, honey and chocolate
While exaggerating in eating chocolate is not recommended if you want to keep fit, there is a guilt-free way to not relinquish its unmistakable aroma and to exploit its beneficial properties for skin. Chocolate, as well as cocoa, is rich in flavonoids and polyphenols, that are naturally occurring antioxidant which help protect our body against free radical damages. Thanks to these beneficial properties, cocoa is an excellent ally to fight skin aging and get a smooth and luminous complexion. Our advice? An exfoliating and moisturizing banana and cocoa face mask. The ingredients are:
- a banana
- 3 dark chocolate squares
- 3 tablespoons of cocoa
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
White chocolate and vanilla lip balm
Sweet lovers will be amazed by this lips balm recipe made of:
- 3 squares of white chocolate
- 2 tablespoons of shea butter
- 2 drops of vanilla essential oil
Simply melt the white chocolate in a bain marie and incorporate the shea butter and the vanilla aroma. Then pour the mixture into a glass jar and let it cool. Within the wide range of glass containers, Stocksmetic recommend the 15 ml Heavy frosted glass jar.
Coconut and cocoa butter hand cream
If you want to keep the skin of your hands nourished and moisturized even in winter, you can try this recipe for a nutritive and emollient hand cream based on:
- 7 spoons of cocoa butter
- 7 tablespoons of jojoba oil
- 3 tablespoons of beeswax
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 2-3 drops of your favourite essential oil
Let's melt cocoa butter, beeswax and all the oils over a low heat, carefully mixing all the ingredients with a wooden spoon. Once the mixture is smooth and uniform, remove from the heat and continue blending for a few minutes. Then add your favourite essential oil. Mint or citrus essential oils are perfect for a fresh and energetic cream, while the most sensitive skins require the soothing effect of chamomile essential oil. The ingredients of this hand cream create a natural defence that restore elasticity and hydration even to the skin most stressed by early colds. For a better effect apply this hand cream at night before bedtime and store it in Stocksmetic glass containers like the elegant 100 ml Heavy glass bottle.
Vanilla and brown sugar scrub
The ingredients for this simple but super-delicious recipe are:
- 50 grams of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 4-5 drops of vanilla essential oil.
Nourishing honey and avocado mask for dry hair
The last remedy we want to suggest is specific for hair stressed by cold, smog and humidity. In order to restore the natural hair strength and elasticity you can combine:
- the pulp of half an avocado
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Let's start by mashing the pulp of half an avocado until you get a homogeneous mixture. Avocado is an excellent fruit, rich in protein, mineral salts and vitamins with antioxidant properties. It is also a great source of natural fats and therefore an ideal remedy for nourishing dry and dull hair. Mix the egg yolk, honey and sweet almond oil, and with the help of a comb put the mask on your hair, especially on the lengths. After leaving it on for 10-15 minutes, procede with your shampoo and then rinse. We can use this mask once a week and store it in glass containers such as the 50 ml Heavy clear glass jar.
Homemade cosmetic recipes to be stored in Stocksmetic glass containers
Discover the whole line of cosmetic packaging designed by Stocksmetic for your skin care products and the most suitable glass containers for every kind of cosmetic product. You can choose between clear or frosted glass jars and glass bottles, available in different sizes and customizable with the best accessories.