Happy New Year – and happy Veganuary 2018!
I’m a big supporter of Veganuary. If you haven’t heard of it – Veganuary is a charity which encourages everyone to sign up and try Vegan for the month of January and beyond.
When I decided to adopt a plant based diet, nearly three years ago, I had a lot of questions. The Veganuary website was incredibly helpful, and is packed with easy to read information about any questions you may have at the beginning of your journey. From the animals, the environment, health and nutrition.. there is even a Vegan starter kit, with everything you need to know about starting your vegan journey.
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, there is more to following a Vegan lifestyle than the food you eat. And when you start to delve a little deeper, it’s amazing at how many animal products are in other everyday lifestyle items. From our clothes and furniture, to our cleaning and beauty products.
Indigo Herbs are sponsoring Veganuary again this year, and asked if I would like to make a Vegan Beauty product this month. I’ve made lots of moisturising balms previously, but this time I wanted to make a moisturising cream. My children have very dry and sensitive skin, and I’m always trying new products, but I find that many rich moisturising creams contain ingredients such as lanolin (from sheep’s wool) or beeswax.
The cream I have created is beautifully rich and moisturising,with a combination of sweet almond oil and peach kernel oil. Peach kernel oil is a wonderful ingredient, full of minerals, vitamins and skin nourishing fatty acids. It’s also great for dry and sensitive skin. I’ve fragranced the cream using Indigo Herbs’ ‘Joy’ essential oil blend. This is an uplifting, blues beating bless of grapefruit, bergamot and lemon essential oils. Perfect for beating the January blues!
You will need:
3 g Cacao Butter
1 tsp Candelilla Wax
1 tbsp Sweet Almond Oil
1 tbsp Peach Kernel Oil
2 tsp Emulsifying Wax
10 drops ‘Joy’ Essential Oil Blend
Wooden spoon or spatula
Clean glass jar in which to store your cream
This recipe will make around 85g of cream, which will keep for up to two weeks in a cool place.
The cream is wonderful for use on dry skin, particularly chapped hands. And the fragrance is amazing! I hope you enjoy.
If you would like to find out more about Veganuary, please visit www.veganuary.com
Indigo Herbs are proud sponsors of Veganuary and their website has an amazing selection of Vegan friendly products and recipes at www.indigoherbs.com
This is a collaborative post with Indigo Herbs of Glastonbury