I know, it seems too early to be talking about Christmas, but we are getting ourselves booked in for Christmas events, so we need to get cracking on making products so that we’re ready!
We’ve been busy this weekend ordering supplies and thinking about new products. We love love LOVE cocoa butter, and as we always want to bring you a Caribbean skincare experience, we want to use more Caribbean ingredients, like cocoa butter, so we are working on developing a new skin balm/salve which will include cocoa butter as the main ingredient.
A harder butter than shea butter, cocoa butter is full of skin-loving essential fatty acids, which are often lacking in dry, eczema-prone skin. It is fantastic for healing and fading scars and stretch narks, and smells like chocolate…Watch this space!
I have really dry skin on my face at the moment, and then other times it’s kind of oily. Avocados are all the rage at the moment (irritatingly so), but the upside is that they are available in most grocery shops. When I was a kid, we would stock up when we went to visit relatives in Harlesden, Brixton and Peckham. My nan has them growing in abundance outside her bungalow in Jamaica! They are packed with so much fatty acid goodness!
Here is an easy DIY Avocado face mask which is great if your skin is really dry at the moment, like mine!
- Mash a quarter of a ripe avocado into a bowl
- Mix in a teaspoon of full fat yoghurt into a paste
- Apply to clean skin and leave for 15 minutes
- Remove with a warm, wet flannel
- Use weekly to maintain soft and smooth skin 🙂
Adapted from Try it! Natural Remedies, Dorling Kindersley, London (2016)