This aloe based hydrating homemade shimmer body gel is perfect for enhancing your summer glow!
Shelf Life: 1 year
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Benefits: Aloe is incredibly moisturizing for the skin and helps to stimulate the growth of new skin cells, resulting in smooth, glowing skin. It’s also anti-inflammatory and soothing for summer skin that may have seen too much sun.
Almond oil is loaded with vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant, which helps to keep your skin soft and youthful. It also helps to heal UV damage.
Essential oils all have their own unique benefits.
Tips and Tricks: While we love this as a light summer moisturizing gel, the almond oil makes it rich enough to use year round.
Don’t limit yourself to just one shimmer recipe— you can add mica powder to any of our body and hair recipes!
Variations: You can also sub almond oil for another oil. The only oil we don’t recommend here is coconut oil as it may clog the pump. If you’d like to use coconut oil, store this gel in a jar instead of a pump bottle.
Use any essential oil you’d like.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial for making this homemade shimmer body gel recipe.
Shimmer Body Gel
- 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
- 1/3 cup almond oil
- 1 Dash mica powder
- 50 drops vanilla essential oil
Tools & Supplies
- Measuring cups and spoon
- Sanitized glass pump bottle
Whisk everything together in a bowl.
Using a funnel, pour mixture into pump bottle. This may take a few minutes since the gel is thick. Push down with a spatula and tap funnel in the bottle to help it along.
Shake before using.
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