Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Homemade face products
CELL RENEWAL CREAM
Why buy a product that is bad for you when you can make an all natural product that is actually good for your skin
2 1/2 ounces oil infused with comfrey leaf and root
4 ounces comfrey water (make a very strong comfrey tea, let cool,
strain out the comfrey)
1 1/2 ounces coconut oil
2/3 ounce beeswax
Preservative (1/3 teaspoon grapefruit seed extract, found in health
10 to 25 drops essential oil, if desired.
To make an oil infusion, crumble 2 ounces of dried comfrey leaves and root into the bottom of a crock pot and cover with an oil such as olive. Place over low heat for 6 hours. Let cool. Strain out the
Melt the beeswax with the oils in a double boiler over medium heat. Remove from the heat, pour in the comfrey water, and mix with a hand or electric mixer until thick and creamy. Stir in the preservative.
Note: This cream needs to be refrigerated and will last for two to three weeks. Only use comfrey externally.
MARIGOLD FACIAL MASK
1 Tablespoon Marigold flowers
1 Tablespoon Chamomile flowers
1/2 C Water
Almond oil, as much as is necessary
1 Tablespoon Carrots, well-mashed
1 Tablespoon Lecithin granules
1 teaspoon. Wheat germ oil
Bring water to a boil and pour over the Marigold and
Chamomile flowers. Cover and set aside. Mash the carrots,
add wheat germ oil. Strain out the liquid from the flowers
and add them to the carrot-wheat germ oil. Mix thoroughly and add the lecithin granules. If you have a blender, blend it
finely. The texture can be changed with the addition of Almond oil; add a bit to make a smooth cream for dry skin; if you haveoily skin add enough Almond oil to blend these disparate ingredients.
Wash face. Apply a thick layer of the Marigold Face Mask to the face in smooth upward motions. Rest on a slantboard or rock in a rocking chair, but in any case leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Wipe it off with tissues, rinse with warm water and then close your pores with a refreshing cold water rinse.
Serenity Skin and Face Moisturizer
Heat 1 tablespoon each beeswax and lanolin.
Warm 4 teaspoons sweet almond oil, 1 drop rose
Geranium oil and 2 drops each chamomile and lavender oils;
Add to beeswax mixture.
Dissolve 1/4 teaspoon borax in 3 tablespoons warm rose water;
Add to oil mixture, beating constantly until cool. Store in small jar.
Chickweed eye lotion
4 oz. distilled water
4 oz. witch hazel
1 T. chickweed tincture
Combine all ingredients in a clean plastic dispenser-top bottle. Use prepared witch hazel from drugstore. Shake well.
To Use: Wet a cloth or cotton ball with the lotion and apply to closed eyes for 3 minutes. Discontinue if eyes are sensitive.
Aloe Rose face cream
use as you would store bought face cream!
3 TBS. herbal oil
1 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
1 3/4 tsp. cocoa butter
1/4 tsp. lanolin
1/2 tsp. (.10 ounce) beeswax
2 TBS. distilled water
1 3/4 tsp. rose water
3/4/ tsp. glycerin
1 TBS. aloe vera gel
1 drop tea tree essential oil
Melt the oils, cocoa butter, beeswax and lanolin over low heat. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. The oil and water mixtures need to be the same temperature for your cream to be successful. Put the distilled water, rose water, glycerin, aloe vera and tea tree oil into a blender. Turn it on medium-high speed then begin to drizzle in the oil mixture. Continue until all the oil is added or until the blender begins to slow down and acts as if it will stop. The mixture should look thick and creamy. Pour into containers and label. The tea tree oil is added to help prevent molds and bacteria from growing. You should make small batches and keep the extra cream in the refrigerator. If you keep a container in the bathroom it will stay good for two-three weeks.
Rose geranium splash
This splash is antiseptic and is a great tonic to tighten facial pores. You'll enjoy it's uplifting scent.
1 Cup distilled water
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Rose Geranium essential oil.
Combine all ingredients and put into a clean container. Shake before each use. Cleanse face then apply with a cotton ball.
Or try Lemon essential oil for a fresh clean feel
Microwave Rose Cold Cream
Apply when you are washing your face to remove makeup, moisturize skin and smell perdy
Start with a in a microwave safe dish.
Add in 1/2 cup olive oil,
1/2 oz beeswax
1/4 cup rosewater.
Microwave for 5 minutes or until the wax melts.
Mix vigorously, add few drops of rose essential oil and store in an airtight container.
3/4 cup evening primrose flowers
1 cup organic olive oil
40 drops lavender essential oil
Dry the flower petals for 1 week and gently shred. Add the olive oil and the essential oil. Macerate for 1 month, away from light; shake occasionally. Strain.This oil promotes scarring and hydrates. It should be used in small quantities on the face (and occasionally on the body) to treat sores, wrinkles and dry skin.
Chamomile Rose eye oil
The skin around the eyes is fragile and benefits from light and moisturizing treatments. Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and Rose (Rosa spp.) essential oils are anti-inflammatory and restorative for this delicate area.
5 drops Chamomile essential oil
5 drops Rose essential oil
1 ounce Jojoba oil
Combine essential oils with Jojoba oil and store in a one-ounce glass bottle with a dropper top.
To use the oil, cleanse your face and leave your skin slightly damp. Apply 2 drops of the oil to your ring finger (you’ll apply less pressure with this finger than with your index finger), and with a gentle tapping motion, smooth the oil beneath your eye and onto the area just beneath the brow bone.
Do not apply oil directly to your eyelids, as it can migrate into your eyes and cause irritation.
Face oil for normal to sensitive skin
1 ounce jojoba oil
3 drops neroli essential oil
2 drops rose essential oil
2 drops sandalwood essential oil
Place the oils in a clean dark glass bottle.
Gentle turn or roll the bottle in your hands to mix.
Apply a few drops to your face twice daily,
after cleansing and toning.
Problem Skin Mask
2 drops Tea Tree
2 drops Eucalyptus
1 drop Lavender
Use 5 drops of essential oils per 1/3 oz. clay such as green or pink clay.
Normal Skin Mask
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Eucalyptus
1 drop Rosewood
Use 5 drops of essential oils per 1/3 oz. clay such as green or pink clay.
Honey clay face cleanser
1 t. French green clay powder
1 t. honey
1 drop lavender oil
1 drop rosemary oil
Blend all into a paste in your palm. Massage this paste intor your skin until it feels clean. Rinse with warm water.
Dry Skin Cleanser
4 oz. aloe vera gel
2 t. almond oil
2 t. glycerin
1 t. grapefruit seed extract
8 drops rosemary
16 drops sandalwood
Mix all together and store in the refrigerator.
Oily complexions respond best to basil, eucalyptus, cedar-wood, cypress, lemon, sage, lemongrass, yarrow, and ylang-ylang.
Floral Facial Cleanser
Thisis gentle and effective in removing dirt and make-up and leaves the face soft and smooth. Rub a small amount into the skin and wipe off with cotton balls.
1/4 c. apricot kernel oil
1 t. beeswax, grated
1 T. rose water (or floral water of your choice)
1/2 t. borax powder
4 drops rose fragrance (or fragrance oil of your choice)
Warm the apricot oil in a heavy saucepan over low heat and add the beeswax, stirring until dissolved and then simmer. In another pan, heat the rose water and add the borax powder, stirring until dissolved. Slowly add the rose water mixture to the oil & beeswax mixture, while stirring with a wire whisk, until a thick cream forms and the mixture has cooled to room temperature. Add the rose fragrance oil and stir until well blended. Pour into a wide-mouth jar and seal.
Hand and body cream that you make a face cream out of
1 cup 100% aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon lanolin
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 ounce beeswax
3/4 cup sweet almond oil (or any vegetable oil)
1 teaspoon vitamin E
essential oil you choose of scent
Place the aloe vera gel and lanolin into a blender and mix well. (aloe turns white when blended in a blender) Heat coconut oil and beeswax in a glass bowl in a pan partly filled with water till fully melted. Remove from heat and add by stirring in the sweet almond oil. Now pour into the blender while it is set on low speed. Blend till until it looks like cream. Add vitamin E It should look and fell like mayonnaise.
TIP: in a sperate bowl have melted a few Tablespoons of beeswax, just encase you lotion isn't thick enough. Also remember it will thicken more as it cools. Store in clean jars, it has a shelf life of about 6 months, unless you live in a hot clement the store in refrigerator.
Makes about 14 ounces.
OK... you have you lotion made and you want to make an all purpose body lotion to 6 or 8 ounces of lotion add 10 drops of essential oil you choose of scent (lavender, lilac, jasmine or rose). Blend it well and let it cool and you have your body lotion.
Now, to make a face lotion add to about 4 ounces of plain lotion.
6 drops germanium essential oil
6 drops lavender essential oil
3 drops rosemary essential oil 3 drops lemon essential oil
6 drops neroli essential oil
Blend the essential oils into the lotion, and now you have a nice antiwrinkle face cream. This is sure to become a favorite body cream.
MINTY SOAP AND BODY WASH
This recipe dilutes the castile soap by 50 percent with distilled water and wonderfully fragrant, highly anti-inflammatory lemon balm hydrosol, thus creating a very gentle liquid soap product for virtually all skin types. It's perfect for mint lovers and for those who insist on using soap and makes an effective, invigorating, aromatic pick-me-up cleanser for the entire body.
8-ounce bottle unscented liquid castile soap
1/2 cup lemon balm hydrosol
1/2 cup distilled water
1 teaspoon jojoba oil
10 drops spearmint essential oil
10 drops peppermint essential oil
Add all ingredients to a 2-cup or larger plastic container. Shake or stir well to blend.
Pour into storage container(s) , preferably plastic squeeze bottles.
No refrigeration is required, but for maximum freshness and potency, please use within 1 year.
APPLICATION TIPS: Using a soft cloth, cleansing pad, or your fingers, apply approximately 1 teaspoon to cover entire fqace, throat, and decollete (or more as necessary for use on the body). Shake well before each use.
RECOMMENDED FOR: all skin types except very dry, dehydrated, or environmentally damaged skin.
FOLLOW WITH: astringent or toner