Last week, the eBook version of my workshop, Glow: A Yogic Guide to Natural Beauty, went up for sale. It focuses on beauty from an energetic/holistic perspective and offers tons ofttimes, tools, and techniques for enhancing your inner and outer beauty. It also includes a head to toeguide to converting your store bought products to natural alternatives.
Now I’m working on a new upcoming eBook on natural beauty, where I’ll be sharing all of my favourite homemade natural beauty recipes and treatments. I’m going to be including this super simple body oil recipe, but I didn’t want to wait for the eBook to share it with you!
I love the smell of vanilla, I love shimmer, and I love simple things. This body oil is all three of these, so I am #inlovewithit!
When it comes to beauty products, and anything, I like to keep it as simple as possible. In place of body lotions, I moisturize with oil- usually coconut oil, but also grape seed, almond, sesame, or whatever I have on hand.
The other day I mixed up my regular coconut oil by adding a couple of ingredients to make the Vanilla Shimmer Body Oil.
All you need is
- coconut oil
- vanilla essential oil (mine is 1% vanilla extract diluted in jojoba oil)
- gold shimmer (I use Loreal eye shimmer)
- a jar
The proportions are up to you, depending on how strong you want the smell and how much shimmer you want, so just start with a small amount of shimmer and 15 drops of vanilla oil per half cup of coconut oil and take it from there. You want to start really small with the shimmer- a little goes a long way! I really just dusted a bit on and kept adding tiny amounts until I got the amount I wanted. You want a subtle glow, not a Vegas glitter fest (or if you want a Vegas glitter fest than be my guest and add as much as you want).
Thats it! Mix it up and apply as you would your regular moisturizer. Your skin will look all glowy and smooth and you will smell delicious.
I attempted to take a photo of it- you don’t see shimmer in the photo, but you can see that it does give my arm a nice glow 😊✨