Skin care recipesScented Dusting Powder
1 cup corn starch
1 tablespoon orrisroot powder
1/4 teaspoon essential oil
Spoon the cornstarch and orrrisroot powder into a blender and run on low speed. Slowly add essential oil. That's it you are done...your own dusting powder! Apply with powder puff.
A good deep cleansing treat is to give your face a sauna. This is especially good for congested skin.
You need to fill a bowl with near boiling water and add four drops of each of the essential oils recomended for your skin type.
NORMAL : Mandarin and Lavender.
OILY : Lemon and Eucalyptus.
DRY : Rose and Camomile.
Place a towel over your head and hold it over the bowl from a distance of about 30cm for a period of around two minutes. This opens the pores and prepares it for a face mask.
You should not use a face sauna if you have sensitive skin, are pregnant or suffer from asthma.
Green Thompson seedless grapes! It has one of the ingredients in those big time expensive wrinkle creams.
All you do is cut a grape in half and gently crush it on your face and neck. Make sure that you get the "crows-feet" and the lines around your mouth. Leave it on for twenty minutes or so and rinse with tepid water and pat dry.
Repeat every day and before you know it... those nasty old lines will be hard to find!
Don't forget to drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. And... eat veggies rich in Vitamin A, such as carrots, celery and spinach.
If you can, get 8 hours of sleep every night.
Sea Mud Body Mask
2 Tbsp Sea Mud Base, (Sea Kelp, Green Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Baking soda, Xanthan gum)
5-6 drops of *Essential Oils
1 cup distilled or filtered water (heated)
Beat all ingredients together, using a whisk or hand blender, until mask begins to thicken into a paste. Add essential oils and or other optional ingredients see below, blend well.
If mask is not being used immediately, pour into a clean plastic bag, knot the end and refrigerate (3-4 days).
Place bag in boiling water until warm to use your mask. Shelf life for mask is 2 weeks refrigerated
Honey Facial Mask
Perhaps the best facial mask is honey.
Place a cloth in warm water and apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15 to 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores.
Use once a week.
A Natural Way To Exfoliate
Sea salt removes dry, flaky, dead skin.
Wet face (or anywhere on the body), apply a couple of tablespoons of sea salt, then GENTLY massage with a wet washcloth or fingers.
Focus on the T-zone and cheeks, but avoid the eye area. After one or two minutes, rinse with cold water to tighten the pores.
It is important to do this regularly, or face-creams will not penetrate.
You can do this maximum once per week.
2 cups finely ground sea salt
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 T light oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
5-6 drops essential oil
Preheat your oven to 350 F. Mix together all the ingredients. Take a teaspoon of the dough and roll it gently into a ball (about an inch in diameter). Continue doing this with all the dough and place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. (You can decorate the cookies with clove buds, anise seeds, or dried citrus peel if you wish.) Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, until they are lightly browned. Do not overbake. Allow the cookies to cool completely. To use: drop 1 or 2 cookies into a warm bath and allow to dissolve. Yield: 24 cookies, enough for 12 baths.
For dry or sensitive skin, this recipe can't be beat. Make a thin paste out of skim milk powder and water and wash your face with this mixture instead of soap. Rinse well and apply Herbal Milk Toner.
Herbal Milk Toner
This is a terrific toner for sensitive, sunburned or chapped skin. Combine 2 tbsp. dried or 1 tbsp. fresh chopped herbs (we recommend lavender, calendula, lemon balm, or mallow) and 2/3 cup boiling milk into a bowl or pitcher. Cover and leave until cool. Strain through muslin or cheesecloth and store in a sterilized bottle or jar in the refrigerator.
Mint Skin Toner
To create a refreshing skin toner that will hydrate and clean your pores, mix 1 cup witch hazel, 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1/4 tsp. mint extract. For good measure, drop in a couple of fresh peppermint leaves. Dab on your face with a cotton ball and apply moisturizer.
Beauty Water Recipe
1 egg white
1 T glycerin or honey
1 1/2 tsp vodka or witch hazel
2 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops thyme essential oil
Mix together all ingredients. Place in a clean container and keep in the refrigerator. At night before retiring, pour a tsp. in the palm of your hand or on cotton ball and rub over face and neck, letting it dry. If desired, in the morning, an hour before bathing, repeat the operation, also letting the liquid dry.
Regular use of this preperation for four weeks will give the skin an extraordinary beauty and freshness.
Herbal Facial Scrub
3/4 C. Colloidal Oatmeal Coarse
3/4 C. French Green Clay
3/4 C. Rose Petals Powder
6 Tb. Comfrey Leaves Powdered
3 Tb. Lavender Buds Powder
3 Tb. Lemongrass Powdered
Mix all ingredients together and evenly distribute into 6 - 4oz. Containers.
Wet 1/2 tsp. in palm of hand to use. (Water for oily skin. Milk/cream/yogurt for dry skin.) Massage into face. Allow to sit a few minutes for maximum benefit. Rinse with warm, then cool water. Pat dry.
Skin astingent Recipe
2 bags of green tea
1 tablespoon rosemary
16 oz boiling water
1/2 cup witch hazel
5 drops lavender essential oil
juice from a half of lemon
Place rosemary into a strainer or muslin bag and place it into a glass container. and the tea bags and pour the water into it.Let it stand until it's completely cool.Then add the witch hazel,lemon juice and lavender oil. Store in the fridge. It may separate so shake before use.
Facial Moisturizing Cream
1/2 Cup Virgin coconut oil
1 tsp. Vitamin E 1000 IU Oil
1 tsp. Hydrogenated jojoba MP 44
1 tsp. Kokum Butter
2 Tbsp. Beeswax
.75 oz emulsifying wax
1/8 tsp. Borax Powder
1/4 Cup Calendula infusion (make a tea with calendula petals)
10 drops Rose Geranium Oil
10 drops grapefruit seed extract
Melt and mix together sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, kokum butter, beeswax and emulsifying wax. Mix calendula infusion and borax, heat to boil. Cool slightly and add grapefruit seed extract. Slowly add infusion mixture to oils, stirring continually. Transfer to blender and whip cream. When cool enough add rose geranium essential oil and whip into cream. Package and enjoy.
Oily Skin Toner
Peppermint or Sage leaves
Apple Cider Vinegar
Make an infusion of the peppermint or sage leaves, and mix 1 part infusion to 1 part vinegar. Bottle and store in the refrigerator. Use after cleansing.
Insect Bite Treatment
Mix 4 tbsp. water, 2 tbsp. baking soda, and 1 drop almond essential oil in a bowl until they form a paste. Apply paste to insect bite and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and do not rub.
Aloe Vera Body Lotion
100ml Distilled water ( or filtered)
1 Tbsp Skin Lotion herb blend (Marigold, Rosehips, Comfrey root) or choose other herbs below
100ml Body blend oil ( Jojoba, Shea Butter, Sunflower, Castor, & Vitamin E.)
10 ml Skin Care Complex ( a special blend of botanicals and natural preservatives)
40 ml Aloe vera gel
1 Tbsp Soy blend wax (a blend of Jojoba, Rice bran and Soy bean waxes)
1/2 tsp Xanthan gum
25 drops of your favourite Essential oil blend
It is important to make sure that all your equipment has been properly cleaned and free of bacteria this will help produce the best quality body care product. Using boiling water and Rubbing Alcohol is a good way to kill bacteria naturally.
1) Make an infusion: Pour boiled water (100ml) over herbs , allow to steep for 15 minutes, strain and set liquid aside to cool.
2) Combine Body Blend oil or other carrier oils with Soy blend wax and gently heat on medium heat until wax has melted. Remove from heat. * Use stainless steel pots only. Or microwavable glass container
3) To the melted oils and wax blend add the following in a steady stream while beating: herbal infusion mixture Skin care complex, Aloe Vera gel, and Xanthan gum. Beat all ingredients until creamy and smooth.
4) Allow lotion to completely cool before adding essential oils and packaging.