Guest Post | DIY BB Cream

Thursday, 1 August 2013


 Hey Dolls.
Today I have a guest post from the lovely Sabrina, she recently emailed me asking if I would be interested in sharing her DIY BB Cream Recipe & not only was I excited to read it, I knew you guys would love it to.
So lets get started. (: 
If you are looking for a new beauty product to stand behind, you’re probably going to want to check out BB Creams.

This “blemish balm’ is an all in one product that combines your moisturizer, serum, primer, sunblock and foundation into one easy to carry tube. It’s great for using under your makeup or on its own.
The first blemish balm was created in Germany by a dermatologist, who recommended it to post-surgical patients. Not too long after that, the idea of BB cream blew up in Korea because they love their porcelain looking skin. 
With so much hype, I was wondering “What’s the catch?” Turns out this cream is great for healing and concealing, fighting premature signs of aging, moisturizing and protecting; there is no catch.
Of course you could go out and buy a brand name BB cream, but I love a good DIY so here’s a fabulous recipe for homemade BB Cream.
You will need a few items, so listen up:
- 1 teaspoon Chamomile Powder
- 1 teaspoon Burdock Root
- 1 teaspoon Witch Hazel
- 1 tablespoon Mineral Powder Foundation in your shade
- 1 teaspoon Coconut Oil
- 1 teaspoon RoseHip Oil
- 1 teaspoon melted Beeswax
- 1/3 cup Aloe Vera Juice
- 2 drops Tea Tree Oil
- 2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Cetyl Alcohol
To make it, just follow these simple instructions:
Step 1 - Use a double boiler to melt down your coconut oil, rosehip oil and beeswax. A double boiler helps ensure you don’t burn any of the oils.
Step 2 - Once the beeswax has melted, add in your tea tree and peppermint oils. Stir constantly for the best results. 
*If this is something you want to make double batches of, it might be a good idea to add in a shot of vodka to help preserve it. 
Step 3 - Once all your oils are blended together nicely, pour into a clean container and set aside.
Step 4 - In a new pot, heat up your cetyl alcohol and in a separate pot, bring your aloe vera juice to a boil. Once it’s boiling, add your cetyl alcohol to the aloe juice.
Step 5 - Now it’s time to add in the powders to the aloe and cetyl alcohol mixture. Pour them all in and be sure to blend together smoothly. I like to use a beater, but feel free to use a whisk; whatever works best for you. 
Step 6 - It’s combination time. Mix both pots together and stir. You should have a nice BB cream after one last good stir. Pour into a clean container for storage and you are good to go. 
You’ll love how soft your skin feels and the smooth, flawless coverage you get from this homemade recipe. Even better, it’s free from toxins, chemicals and all those other nasty ingredients you often see in products. Happy Blending!
Author Bio: Sabrina is a beauty blogging, makeup loving, DIY connoisseur who writes for TopBeautyBrands.com. For more fun recipes and information, be sure to drop by the site or chat with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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