We think we can all agree that this past winter was way too long and way too cold. It has done some serious damage to our beauty and to our diet — but we’ll completely disregard that fact until it’s actually warm enough to get into a bikini.
As for our beauty, we can easily recover from the brutal winter conditions with just one product. That’s right, one! And the best part is that you can make it at home. AKA just another reason to laze about until it’s sunny and 75.
Say goodbye to flaky skin, split ends, and cracked lips! This is a DIY balm by Kirbie Johnson of PopSugar, that will moisturize just about everything, from the roots of your hair to your lips and down to your feet (that might desperately need a pedi). It’s an all-in-one remedy for everything the cold weather has left dry and brittle.
In order to use it for different things, just switch up the consistency. Once you’ve cooked up the ingredients into a balm, you can use it on your lips like Chapstick and also for skin hydration. Or, if you’re looking to reap the benefits as an instant leave-in conditioner, just melt the balm with an equal amount of hot water and apply from root to tip.
The balm is made with 4 ingredients that you can easily find in your local health food store or drugstore: almond oil, coconut oil, argan oil, and glycerine. All it takes is some time in the kitchen and you’ll be on your way to recovering from your post-traumatic winter stress. Now, only if we could find an all-in-one DIY balm for toned arms and the best butt ever. Maybe one day… Check out the how-to below. Be sure to head over to PopSugar for a video of all the details!
– 1 tbsp glycerine
– 1 cup coconut oil
– 2 tsbp sweet almond oil
– 1 tbsp argan oil
1. Boil pot of water and melt coconut oil in double boiler until liquefied (microwaves won’t work for this!)
2. Allow the coconut oil to cool for about 30 minutes
3. Add in almond oil (or jojoba or olive oil if you’re allergic)
4. Add argan oil
5. Whisk oils together and refrigerate for 30 minutes
6. Whisk again until it becomes a thick cream
7. Add in glycerin
8. Add 1/2 cup cooled water left over from double boiler
9. Whip mixture until fluffy
10. Pour into a large jar
Recipe and photo via PopSugar