Several years ago Tyra Banks mentioned that her mother did not have wrinkles despite her mature age. Her mom swore that by putting vaseline around her eyes and skin on a daily bases had kelp wrinkles away. My BFF has the most gorgeous skin I've ever seen and she swears vaseline is one of her main secrets. She uses it as a nighttime moisture sealer to get that dewy fresh look. Also some believe that if you apply vaseline to eyelashes daily they will grow long/thick. So I started using it until I found out how harmful petroleum is for our bodies.
My BFF and I started looking for a more plant base alternative bees wax or petroleum to make a homemade non-petroleum vaseline. It turns out that a homemade, all natural version of "vaseline" is easy to make. Here's all you will need:
- 1 ounce candelilla wax (around 1/8 c. or a little more if you want it softer)
- 1/2 c. grape seed oil
|CANDELILLA WAX & GRAPESEED OIL|
Put the candelilla wax into a saucepan and heat on a very low heat until the candelilla wax has melted. While it's warm, pour into a jar or another heat resistant container, then mix in the grapeseed oil. It will take approximately 20 -30 minutes to harden. Use as you would Vaseline! This recipe made enough to put in a small container. Since I'm only using it on my eyelashes/ skin/lips this amount should last me a couple of months.
|FINAL VASELINE RESULTS|
SO WHAT HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS HAVE YOU MADE FAROM SCRATCH ?