The snow is piled as high as the sky and any minute now it will be time for us to go outside and shovel. We’ll protect our skin with gloves, hats, scarves, coats, boots… and body lotion. In the past, we have forgot to take care of our redhead skin in the blistering cold and as a result, we cracked & pealed.

Not today!

Our recent store bought go-to body lotion is REN Neroli Grapefruit Body Cream. It has real grapeseed oil and jojoba oil in its ingredients. Polyphenols from the grapeseed oil deliver powerful antioxidants to help protect the skin against free radical damage. This lotion protects our skin from the harsh winter winds and keeps us feeling baby soft all year long.

Recently, we were out of lotion and made our own! It’s not difficult and we loved it.

We used:

1 1/4 cup hot water
1/4 cup bees wax
1/4 cup grapeseed oil or olive oil & 2 small pans

In one pan, gently heat grape seed oil and beeswax together until beeswax is melted

Pour the hot water into the wax/oil mixture and watch it turn white

Pour the lotion into a container with lid and cool completely

*We usually make these beauty DIY regimens at night to allow about 12 hours of cooling time.

Would you try this DIY at home? Comment below & Rock it like a Redhead!