It's time to learn how to make vaseline! The more that I've researched safe skin care products, well, the more freaked out I get!
All in the name of healthy aging, we massage, smear and rub all kinds of weird chemicals into our skin. But homemade vaseline is an amazingly easy, natural home remedy!
We have several recipes on homemade skin care products and natural home remedies.
Now, it's time to make your own vaseline!
Vaseline is a "mineral oil" based product. It is made from by-products of the petroleum to make gasoline. A minor product like vaseline is made from the base, "left-overs" of the petroleum. Kind of like scraping the bottom of the barrel.
The Vaseline company describes its petroleum jelly product as "a mixture of mineral oils, paraffin and microcrystalline waxes that ... literally melts into skin, flowing into the spaces between cells and the gaps in our lipid barrier. Once there, it re-solidifies, locking itself in place." Hmmm....
I've used those tubs of vaseline for years. From softening my crazy, rough elbows to tenderizing my crazy, rough feet, I've plowed through gallons of it. I'd even resorted to sleeping with it under my eyes to try to prevent wrinkles.
(it's a lovely sight, don't you know? Greasy face, greasy pillowcase, etc...)
So, what is vaseline? What is it made of? Why does it work so miraculously and is it truly beneficial. And most of all....can you make your own vaseline cheaper, easier and healthier? Another in the line of our safe skin care products!
Since we know that everything we put on our skin absorbs into the body, I'm thinking that there isn't any benefit to ingesting leftover petroleum products. Call me crazy but if the vaseline "re-solidifies" and "locks itself in place", how in the world can your body eliminate it?
The oxygen and nutrients that the skin needs to eliminate waste is blocked by the barrier of the Vaseline.
But, Yeah!! Don't despair! I've looked around and found a simple, easy peasy, recipe that is cheaper and so versatile that you'll never even miss this greasy wonder. And all you need are 2 simple ingredients for your homemade vaseline. It's easy peasy~cause that's how I roll!
Lotion bars, Homemade Lotion & Natural Sleep Spray
It's fun, easy & customizable! Try it!
How to Make Vaseline With Two Simple Ingredients!
I strongly recommend that you NOT buy the beeswax in a big chunk.---->
Grating beeswax with a cheese grater is "no bueno!" It comes in little pellets and would make this experience much quicker and more enjoyable!
Simply put the olive oil and the beeswax into a glass measuring cup and place into a double-broiler. Melt the beeswax slowly, stirring periodically. Voila! Homemade Vaseline!
Pour into your favorite jar or shallow dish and enjoy!
I made a variety using different Essential Oils Recipes. I used the Pain Relief recipe for my feet and it's wonderful!
And there you have it! More homemade skin care products!
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