As far as shopping expeditions go, a man's trip to the cosmetic department is fraught with uncertainty and confusion. However, winter's chill does demand more attention to the skin, so given the necessity of a trustworthy moisturiser, we thought we would pass on a homemade recipe that has been passed on from father to son, son to brother and now to you, the reader.
To get the party started, you will need a saucepan and whisker, good quality vegetable oil, liquid vitamin B complex, shea butter, your favourite essential oil and of course, a handsome jar for the finished product.
Slowly melt one part shea butter into one and a half part oil. Do not despair when yours looks like bocconcini, the cocoon will become a butterfly.
Remove from the heat and add a spoonful of liquid vitamin B complex and a few drops of your favourite essential oil. Our's is geranium oil which was chosen for its delicious confectionary like smell. However, tea tree or lavender will do just fine.
When you make a moisturiser, you must whip it. Whip it good. Cool mixture in fridge, we gave ours approximately half an hour, then repeat.
Before sampling the finished product, take pride in your workmanship and have a bit of fun with your own DIY label. For best results, heavy stock paper, double-sided tape and a light coat of varnish will get the job done.