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Stacy Karen has 16 years of experience creating home remedies and natural body care products. Author of The Body Scrub Bible and The Calendula Guidebook, Stacy enjoys teaching DIY skincare classes in person and online. A passion for learning about all facets of health led Stacy to study nutrition through the Nutritious Life Studio, Natural Skin Care Development through Vintage Remedies, and Herbalism with The Herbal Academy of New England. Stacy is currently working to become a Certified Aromatherapist through the Aromahead Institute. She is also a Holistic Health Practitioner certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Besides making body butter and herbal tinctures, Stacy also enjoys hiking, hanging out with her family, and visiting her home country of Australia. She strives to help others develop healthy lifestyles through her blog, No Fuss Natural.

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Babassu Oil: A Coconut Oil Substitute in DIY Skincare Recipes

You may have noticed that many DIY skincare recipes include coconut oil. While the moisturizing benefits of coconut oil are a great option for many, it is problematic for those who are allergic to coconut*. In addition to coconut allergies, some find coconut oil to exacerbate acne. In this case, a suitable substitute is necessary. 

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Herb-Infused Kokum Butter Salve for Dry Skin

My recent discovery of kokum butter set me ablaze in the kitchen! Happily experimenting with various ways to use it, I’ve concluded that it is perfect for dry skin.

If you’ve never used kokum butter, it’s similar in firmness to cocoa butter, but a little flakier. Many consider it a good substitute for cocoa butter because of its uniform triglyceride composition. It can be used to thicken many homemade cosmetics including body butters, creams, lotions, and lip balms.

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