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Ellovi body butter review

Ellovi is a small company dedicated to making 100% natural body butters that will leave your skin soft and hydrated. To learn more about this up and coming company, check out their story here -> Ellovi- What we’re all about.

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I received a 3.5 ounce jar of butter courtesy of Ellovi.com to try it out and review. It arrived in the mail fairly quick, with a small note to place in refrigerator if it arrived melted. Due to it being summertime and pretty hot weather, it did arrive melted. So the note was a great idea on their part. After about ten minutes in the fridge, my body butter was ready to use.

The butter smelled a lot like coconut- which was a nice surprise to me as I expected the typical shea butter ingredients. It’s the perfect solution for dry skin and since it is made of 100% natural ingredients might be good for all skin types to try out. It has no harsh chemicals or parabens, no animal testing or secret ingredients. Ellovi butter is made up of macadamia seed oil, coconut oil, hemp seed, marula nut, organic corn starch, and shea. It’s also made in California, and certified a vegan product.

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I used Ellovi on my belly and legs mainly, but it’s designed for all over use. I also tested it on my face a few times, it was very lightweight and non-greasy, which is the perfect combination for all-over body butter. I love body butters because they are richer than lotions and feel like they moisturize much better, but cannot stand when they leave a greasy feeling especially on your face as it can lead to breakouts. Ellovi had a silky texture and applied smoothly, while penetrating your skin quick enough to avoid walking around with that greasy-feeling. Simply apply in a circular motion all over your body and enjoy the softness to follow. The perfect solution for dry knees and elbows, yet gentle enough for sensitive areas like your face and neck.

If you are a body butter lover, this is one product you need to try- you will not be disappointed. The coconut scent alone set it apart from other body butters I have tried. Did you know that water-based butters actually drain your skin of moisture rather than hydrating? Well, now you do! I read up on Ellovi’s page this interesting fact, and lucky for you Ellovi butter is not water-based; meaning it will moisturize your skin and keep it hydrated.

Check Ellovi out at Ellovi.com to learn more benefits about their butter and purchase yourself one of their eco-friendly jars. Try it out and let me know how you liked it!

5 quick homemade fixes for dry skin

Dry skin can become an issue around colder seasons, especially if you already have dry or combination skin. Just like your lips can get chapped from too much wind, it can have the same effect on your skin. If you notice skin flaking around your face, try one of the five homemade remedies below before spending money on store-bought products.

1. Mash and warm up aloe vera  ( olive oil can also be used) in a microwave-safe glass container for 5-10 seconds. Test first on your arm to be sure it’s warm but not hot. Massage aloe vera on face  in circular motions and leave on for 3-5 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and apply a light moisturizer or face serum to seal in moisture. Do this once a week for baby soft skin.

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2. Got chapped lips but no lip balm around? Grab some olive oil and mix it with sugar, then massage onto lips. Rinse off with warm water, dry off, and apply a thin layer of aloe vera (natural works best if available) to lips. The sugar scrub works to get rid of dry skin, and the aloe vera will help heal as well as add moisture to your lips.

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3. Boil a bowl of green or chamomile tea, and use it to steam your skin. Place your face a few inches over the bowl and put a towel over your head so it dangles over and traps the steam. Let the steam hit your face for a few minutes keeping eyes and lips closed, if it feels too hot take breaks outside of the towel. Steam for as long as the tea remains warm, then rinse of with cool water. Grab your favorite face moisturizer and pour a quarter-sized amount on the palm of your hand, then grab the tea bag, and squeeze a few drops on the moisturizer and mix together. Massage the moisturizer-tea mix onto your face.

Or, you can also purchase a facial steamer like the one below. They aren’t too expensive and are a great tool for clean and blemish-free skin if used at least once a week. The Conair steamer below works great and includes an exfoliating brush, it’s also currently on sale for $29.99 at Amazon.com =)

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4. Grab one Tbsp. of ground coffee and mix with 1/2 Tbsp. of milk. Use the coffee paste as a facial mask and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and seal in moisture with a light lotion or facial serum. The caffeine in the coffee has antioxidants which can be good for your skin and the milk provides moisture.

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5. Play with your fruit and veggies! Mash up half  an avocado or tomato and mix in one tsp. of olive oil. Massage over face and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with cool water and seal in moisture with a light serum/ moisturizer. You can also use papaya, a banana, peaches or cucumbers.

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Be sure to remove any makeup and wash face prior to  applying these homemade recipes. As well as testing for any allergic reactions prior to using. You can find small aloe vera plants at your local hardware store or occasionally grocery store. It’s very convenient to have one or two plants around the house since aloe vera is great for keeping skin clear & glowing, and is the best natural cure for sunburns.