Friday, March 16, 2012

Vitamin E Gel


I get a good giggle while browsing the skincare counter at my neighborhood department store.  I am just shocked at what women are smearing on their skin and how much they shell out for the chemical concoctions. I recently spotted a very popular Vitamin E Gel in a petite shiny black plastic jar.  It was a whopping $90.00 for 30 ml.  I was fascinated by the skin nourishing ingredients contained in this product.  The high-priced petite pot of product contained Lanolin, Avocado Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E, and Lanolin Oil.  There was even some BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) tossed in. I presume it must be to prevent the oils from going rancid since it is an antioxidant that is not very good for you. I actually liked this product (minus a few ingredients). What I did not appreciate was the price! I know how much the raw ingredients cost and they are nowhere near $90 per ounce! I knew that I could whisk up my own recipe using identical natural ingredients for just pennies on the dollar compared to the “name brand”.  I asked for a sample in order to get a good feel of the texture and consistency.  I also jotted down the product’s ingredients and journeyed straight home to my “kitchen lab”.  Success after the first try!! I came pretty darn’ tootin’ precise with my homespun version.  Enjoy this luxurious Vitamin E Gel!!! Most of the ingredients are waiting for you over at Mountain Rose Herbs!!!


Simple ingredients for making Vitamin E Gel
 Lets talk about why each ingredient is good for your skin...........

Lanolin is derived from the wool of sheep and is a natural moisturizer than helps keep dry, rough and chapped skin smooth and protected.  

Avocado Oil is an ultra rich organic oil that is a delightful treasure containing high amounts of Vitamin A, B1, B2, D, and E. Also contains amino acids, sterols, pantothenic acid, lecithin, and other essential fatty acids. Highly prized to those with skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, and other skin ailments and our variety makes a lovely salad oil for dressings and condiments. Highly recommended to those with sensitive skin, problem skin and other irritations that require vitamin rich oil. (*Information from Mountain Rose Herbs).

This ultra rich, unrefined Wheat Germ oil is a great ingredient high in natural source Vitamin E, A, D, proteins, Lecithin, and Squalene. Wheat germ has been applied externally for numerous irritations including roughness of the skin, cracking, chaffing and many crafters of cosmetics use it successfully to help reverse the effects of wrinkling.(*Information from Mountain Rose Herbs)

Sweet Almond Oil is one of the most useful, practical, and commonly used oils. It is great for all skin types as an acting emollient and is best known for its ability to soften, soothe, and re-condition the skin. It is truly marvelous as a carrier oil and is equally superb for addition to body care products.(*Information from Mountain Rose Herbs). 

Vitamin E is great for preventing rancidity in cosmetics and it acts as an anti-oxidant in creams, lotions, baby products, cosmetics and more.

 Lanolin Oil has been centrifuged to have the solid wax particles removed and is more liquid with the same skin nourishing benefits.  

Castor oil is a  natural source oil from Castor beans. A hard and shiny oil found in most cosmetics that acts as a barrier agent and protective medium against harsh conditions and extremes. Very soothing to the skin when included into cosmetic applications. (*Information from Mountain Rose Herbs).

Fresh-Picked Beauty's Vitamin E Gel

Fresh Picked Beauty's Vitamin E Gel
11 grams Lanolin
5 grams Avocado Oil
5 grams Wheat Germ Oil
4 grams Sweet Almond Oil
4 grams Vitamin E
2 grams Lanolin Oil
2 grams Castor Oil

Mix all ingredients together well.  Store in an airtight container.  Use a clean utensil to remove product. Use within 4 months.  *For best results, store in fridge if desired.

 Here is the finished Vitamin E Gel.  You are going to LOVE the way this glides on and keeps your skin protected and moisturized!!!

You will find most of the ingredients over at Mountain Rose Herbs


Bulk organic herbs, spices and essential oils. Sin

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs, . Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details. . Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician.