Gluten Free DIY Beauty
Hello, beauties! It’s guest post time!
I have a wonderful post for you on Gluten Free DIY Beauty recipes by Sabrina Taylor of BESskincare.com. They’re actually perfect for the gluten sensitive as well as everybody else. Read below for three awesome recipes to add to your DIY repertoire.
What are your favorite g-f beauty recipes?
DIY G-Free Skincare
by Sabrina Taylor
Gluten can be a sneaky ingredient in many of your favourite skin care products. For those of us with allergies, the consequences can be painful and more importantly, dangerous.
For those who don’t know much about gluten and Celiac disease, let me give you the 411.
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and most oats. All of these items are commonly found in your favorite foods, drinks and even beauty products.
If you are diagnosed with Celiac disease or have a severe intolerance, it means that your body is rejecting the protein. Gluten rejection causes your body to attack the villi in your small intestines. Nutrient absorption is stunted when this happens, so basically when a Celiac has gluten they are hurting the very thing that is meant to nourish them. Removing gluten from your life repairs villi damage over time.
Gluten removal involves more than just eliminating it from your diet.
It means removing it from your skin care products too.
One of the best ways to ensure g-free products is to make them yourselves, so here are my favourite recipes.
You will need the following items:
- 1 cup Shea Butter
- ½ cup 100% Virgin Coconut Oil
- ½ cup Almond Oil
- 1 ½ tablespoons Beeswax
- 1 tablespoon Zinc Oxide
- 1 tablespoon Glycerin
- 10 drops of your favourite Essential Oil
Melt your butter, oils and beeswax in a pot over low heat. Once it’s all melted, remove from the heat and let cool.
Add zinc oxide and glycerin in a blender then one spoonful at a time add your cooled mixture. Blend on high for a few minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.
This moisturizer is rich and creamy and even protects your skin from UVA rays.
- 1 cup Coconut Oil
- ¼ cup Grapeseed Oil
- 1 cup Raw Sugar
Blend your oils together then slowly add in your sugar and stir it all together.
The sugar is a great natural exfoliant and the oils help rid your skin of dirt and makeup. If you double the recipe it makes for a great body scrub as well!
Simple to make, all you will need is:
- ¼ cup Witch Hazel
- ¼ cup Aloe Juice
- 2 tablespoons Chamomile Essential Oil
- 2 tablespoons Distilled Water
- 5-6 Fresh Mint Leaves
Mix all of your ingredients together then use a muddler to crush the natural oils from the mint. Pour into a spray bottle and mist when necessary.
Chamomile and aloe are soothing for dry, inflamed skin, but also hydrate. Mint is stimulating for your senses and acts as an antipruritic. It’s a great g-free facial product for on the go.
All of these recipes are gluten free and perfect for Celiacs. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Author Bio: Sabrina is a jet-setting Celiac who loves beauty blogging for BESskincare.com. To avoid being accidentally gluten-ized by her skin care products she comes up with homemade alternatives like this G-Free Anti-Aging Face Mask . Connect with her on Twitter or Facebook.
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