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How to prepare a super nourishing, do-it-yourself conditioner for your face and body with Illipè butter.

How to prepare a super nourishing, do-it-yourself conditioner for your face and body with Illipè butter.

Melt the butters with bain-marie until they are com- pletely liquefied, add the oil and cool in the fridge (or in the freezer to speed things up) until a slight crust forms at the edges of the container. 

Start blending like you would with cream or egg yolks until the consistency is soft and creamy. Put it back in the fridge for another 5-10 minutes and then blend it again. Stop to add the cornstarch and a few drops of es- sential oil or fragrance. 

Mount just a little more and then pour into a jar; let it rest for at least a couple of hours or for a day and then... you're ready to apply your intensive nourishing and hy- drating cream! 

Spread carefully over damp skin after your bath or show- er. Wait a few minutes before getting dressed. 

Skin stays soft and velvety for a long time. 

The thirst-quenching alternative: Hibiscus herb tea

The thirst-quenching alternative: Hibiscus herb tea

The Hibiscus is made up of the fleshy calyx of the Hibiscus sabdariffa flower, with which you can make an herb tea that is thirst-quenching and has a pleasing tangy taste and a bright red color. 

Prevalently used as an herb tea, it is an excellent diuretic and antiseptic. Its infusion yields a drink with a refreshing and thirst-quenching, acidic flavor of a bright red color. 

It aids digestion and the regulation of liver function. It is an an- ti-inflammatory, soothing, vitamin-packed and lumen-protec- tive drink. In some countries, ripe, fresh flowers are also used to make jam. When used externally, the presence of polyphe- nols and mucilages acts as an antioxidant and soothing agent for irritated skin. Its consumption is particularly widespread in Egypt and Senegal, both hot and cold, due to its strong astrin- gent capacity that helps fight dehydration and thirst.