If you are gluttonous for sweet food, winter may be your favourite period of the year, as it is the season of sweets par excellence. But not everyone knows that delicious foods can be used even during our beauty routine. Let's see how to take care of our skin using these ingredients for some natural recipes and how to choose the perfect container for the storage.
Exfoliating and moisturizing face mask with banana, honey and chocolate
Chocolate is not an ingredient recommended if we want to keep fit, but there is a way to use it and to not give up its aroma. In fact, chocolate has a lot of beneficial properties for the skin and is rich, like the cocoa, in flavonoids and polyphenols, that are naturally occurring antioxidant which help protect our body against free radical damages. These cocoa's beneficial properties help to fight skin aging and get a smooth and luminous complexion. Combining the cocoa and the banana you will have a natural mask for your skin; The ingredients needed are:
- a banana
- 3 dark chocolate squares
- 3 tablespoons of cocoa
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
Start crushing a ripe banana until it is melted, add cocoa and honey, then mix all the ingredients to get a homogeneous compound. For a more delicious and fragrant mask you can add melted dark chocolate and incorporate it into the mixture. Finally add brown sugar. Apply the mask and left it for 10-15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water massaging with circular movements. Doing this you will have a delicate exfoliating effect on your skin thanks to the brown sugar. For preserve the unused product and use it again, we recommend, as a container, the 50 ml Luxe glass jar as a container.
White chocolate and vanilla lip balm
Chocolate lovers will be suprise by this recipe for the taking care of your lips, made with:
- 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. We suggest to use the 15 ml Heavy frosted glass jar as a container for this lip balm.
Hand cream with coconut and cocoa butter
It is very common, during the winter, have the skin of your hands dry. If you want to keep it hydrated and nourished when temperatures are freezing, you can try this natural cream with nutritive and emollient properties. The ingredients needed are:
- 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. If you want a fresh and energetic cream, the mint or citrus essential oil are the perfect ones, while if you have a more sensitive skin the chamomile essential oil are the ideal choice for having a soothing effect The ingredients of this hand cream create a natural defence that restore elasticity and hydration even to the skin most stressed by early colds. We recommend to apply the cream at night, before bedtime, for a better effect. Thinking on the storage, Stocksmetic suggests a glass container like the elegant 100 ml Heavy glass bottle.
Vanilla and brown sugar scrub
What we need for make this simple but delicious scrub is:
- 50 grams of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 4-5 drops of vanilla essential oil.
Mix all the ingredients until you get an uniform compound. After moistening your face skin, apply the scrub with circular movements, leave on for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Thanks to all these products together you will have a soft, delicately exfoliated and hydrated skin. Store the excess product in a functional glass containers like the 100 ml Heavy frosted glass jar.
Nourishing mask with honey and avocado for dry hair
At the end, we want to give you a recipe for the hair stressed by cold, smog and humidity, typical problem of winter. This mask will help you to restore the natural hair strength and elasticity. The ingredients are:
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil
- the pulp of half an avocado
- 1 teaspoon of honey
Let's start by mashing the pulp of half an avocado until you get a homogeneous mixture. Avocado is a really good fruit thanks to its beneficial properties. In fact, it is rich in protein, mineral salts and vitamins and it also has antioxidant properties. This fruit 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 recommend the use of the mask once a week and you can store it in glass containers such as the 50 ml Heavy clear glass jar.
Do-it-yourself cosmetic recipes using Stocksmetic glass containers for the storage
Find out the line of cosmetic packaging designed by Stocksmetic for your skin care products and select the best suited glass containers for every kind of cosmetic products. You can choose between clear or frosted glass jars and glass bottles, available in different sizes to which you can add all the accessories you prefer.