Thursday, August 4, 2016

diy Bug Off body milk

Bug Off body milk by Stella Crown
Recently, we talked about mosquito repellents and I shared the recipe of my Bug Off body mist, here- you’ re welcome 😜 But this was not enough of course, so I made also a Bug Off body milk, soothing, nourishing with silky texture using an essential oil blend of lavender and lemon and it came out so, so super! 
It is a very light milk and directly absorbed by the skin, it deeply moisturizes, fights the dehydration, cools, heals and provides super anti-microbial action. It stimulates the skin elasticity, detoxifies and is ideal for pampering and rejuvenating your feet that suffer a lot from dryness; especially suitable for cracked heels. 
At this point I would like your attention: when we make mosquito repellents we certainly need to use ONLY essential oils. No fragrances, no perfumes here, because only the essential oils have the ability to repel mosquitoes and bugs.

Caution: The recipe contains lemon, so the product can be applied only in evening hours due to phototoxicity

Bug Off Body Milk
recipe for 120 g | 4.2 oz

phase A
12 g | 0.42 oz fractionated coconut oil
10 g | 0.35 oz grape seed oil
8 g | 0.28 oz jojoba oil
3 g | 0.11 oz phytocream 
1 g | 0.04 oz cetyl alcohol

phase B
40 g | 1.4 oz lavender hydrosol
16 g | 0.56 oz lemon hydrosol
10 g | 0.35 oz aloe vera gel
5 g | 0.18 oz vegetable glycerin

phase C
5 g | 0.18 oz evening primrose oil
3 g | 0.11 oz oats protein
3 g | 0.11 oz cucumber extract
1 g | 0.04 oz vitamin E
1 g | 0.04 oz vitamin F
1 g | 0.04 oz preservative
28 drops lavender essential oil
12 drops lemon essential oil

  • Before you start making the repellent milk, sterilise tools, containers, work surface and wear gloves.
  • Follow the cosmetic cream preparation process; available here.
  • Fractionated coconut oil is light and absorbed immediately without clogging skin pores, grape seed oil is also absorbed directly without leaving greasiness, rejuvenates skin cells and offers deep hydration while jojoba oil resembles the natural collagen of human skin, it is rich in vitamins and deeply nourishes.
  • Evening primrose oil is one of the most sensitive oils, so you add it in the end, at the last cosmetic phase. It has an extremely high content of fatty acids, mainly linoleic and gamma-linoleic.
  • Lavender hydrosol is suitable for all skin types, it's astringent, healing and antimicrobial while lemon hydrosol (produced by evaporation and then by condensation of water from the lemon juice) is very fragrant, gives glow to the skin, cleans and balances it. Both combined awesome! Aloe vera gel is softening and soothing, vegetable glycerin gives a soft texture and oatmeal protein improves the feeling of emulsion on the skin, providing a silky texture also.
  • Cucumber extract rebuilds the skin, softens it and increases the levels of natural moisture retention. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties, while vitamin F nourishes the damaged skin.
  • Lavender essential oil is healing, antimicrobial and has the ability to send mosquitoes far, far away, as well as lemon essential oil which also has a bleaching action.
  • Combined with my Bug Off soap 😻

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