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Easy DIY Shea Butter Lotion Recipe - Just Three Ingredients!

This post is sponsored by Key West Healthy and Beauty.  As always, all opinions are my own.   I used to make lotion quite a bit, but then I stopped because I had kids and got too busy.  My skin has been really dry lately, and I have a little patch of eczema on my hand, so I wanted to make my own again.  The only problem is that homemade lotion needs a preservative or creepy crawlies can grow in it.  My preservative is long gone, and I don't use enough to justify buying more.  That's why I chose this recipe; it doesn't have any water in it, so it doesn't need a preservative. Since it only has three ingredients, it is really easy to make too.   You only need shea butter, a carrier oil, and coconut oil.  I used olive oil, but sweet almond oil or jojoba oil would work really well too. Shea butter is one of my favorite lotion and soap additives because it has so many benefits.  It is high in vitamins A and E to nourish your skin.  It's fatty acids help keep skin

Green Tea Toner Recipe for Acne Prone Skin or Oily Skin

Do you use a toner every day?  If you have oily or acne prone skin, then you should.  A toner helps dissolve excess oil and nourishes your skin, which makes you skin feel softer, look better, and have less breakouts.  This is an easy green tea toner recipe that you can make in less than half an hour with easy to find ingredients. Always apply toner to clean skin.  Wash your face as usual and pat dry with a clean towel.  Apply the toner with a cotton pad or cotton ball.  Use your favorite moisturizer immediately after using the toner.  You should use a toner morning and night to prevent breakouts and keep your skin nourished. Each ingredient was added for a specific purpose.  After the recipe, I'll explain what each one is used for and why they are important. Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales. DIY Green Tea Toner Recipe What You Need 1 green tea bag 1 cup hot water 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tabl