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by njoynit on January 15, 2004 02:52 PM
natural protection cream

3 TBS unrefined sesame seed oil
1 TBS unrefined avacoda oil
1 TBS unrefined Jojoba oil
1 Tbs walnut or almond oil(almond is more common)
1 Tbs shea butter
2 TBS cocoa butter
1 tsp beeswax
1 tsp soya-lecithin liquid
2 TBS aloe vera from stem
2 TBS rose or lavendar water
1/2 tsp borax powder
20 drops carrot seed essential oil
3-5 drops coconut fragrance oil(optional)

melt 1st 4 oils butters& beeswax in double boiler orpoppourri pot add the soya-lecithin stir& remove from heat or unplug.
small saucepan warm aloe gel from plant rose/lavendar water stir in borax powder when disolved remove from heat
when both pots are about the same temp& warm to touch.set small pan into ice bowl.drizzle in oil mixture mixing rapidly till a cream forms with a wire wisk for best results(no a fork don't work)
add carrot seed oil& coconut fragrance if desired blend well and can store this in container or airtight jar in fridge

frageraance oils reduce sunscreens but not coconut fragrance for some reason and citris oils are the worst.I use panama jack oil and is mainly natural ingrediants and I use the one with no sunscreens.but I don't burn.

wanna know what to do for sunburned skin????
apply a thin coat of yougart or aloe vera

spray lavendar water or hydrolsol freely on skin and will help keep skin from drying out& help regenerate skin cells

add 2-3 drops of lavendar oil to 1 tsp of a carrier oil like sweet almond oil or apply st johns wort oil

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