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Green Thompson seedless grapes!
These have one of the natural, pesticide free 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.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ Sea Mud Body Mask
Sea Mud Base
2 Tbs. each, (Sea Kelp, Green Clay, Calcium Carbonate, Baking soda, Xanthan gum).
5-6 drops of *Essential Oils.
1 c. 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.
Skin Care Recipes for ~ Scented Dusting Powder
1 c. corn starch.
1 Tbs. orris root powder.
1/4 tsp. essential oil.
Spoon the cornstarch and orris root 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
Skin-Care-Recipe for ~ Skin Sauna
For a great deep cleansing treat, give your face a sauna.
This is especially good for congested skin.
You'll need to fill a bowl with near boiling water and add four drops of each of the essential oils recommended for your skin type.
NORMAL: Mandarin and Lavender.
OILY: Lemon and Eucalyptus.
DRY: Rose and Chamomile.
Place a towel over your head and hold it over the bowl from a distance of about 2-3 inches for about two minutes.
This will open your 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.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ 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's important to do this regularly, or face-creams will not penetrate.
You can do this maximum once per week.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ Bath Cookies
2 c. finely ground sea salt.
1/2 c. baking soda.
1/2 c. cornstarch.
2 Tbs. 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 tsp. 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 un-greased cookie sheet.
(You can decorate the cookies with clove buds, anise seeds, or dried citrus peel if you like).
Bake the cookies for 10 minutes, until they are lightly browned.
Don't over-bake them.
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.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ Milk Wash
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.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ Herbal Milk Toner
This is a terrific toner for sensitive, sunburned or chapped skin.
Combine 2 Tbs. dried or 1 Tbs. fresh chopped herbs (we recommend lavender, calendula, lemon balm, or mallow) and 2/3 c. 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.
Skin-Care-Recipes for a beautiful ~ Mint, Skin Toner
To create a refreshing skin toner that will hydrate and clean your pores, mix 1 c. witch hazel, 1/4 c. 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.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ Beauty Water
1 egg white.
1 Tbs. 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 preparation for four weeks will give the skin an extraordinary beauty and freshness.
Skin-Care-Recipes for a Herbal Facial Scrub
3/4 c. Colloidal Oatmeal Coarse.
3/4 c. French Green Clay.
3/4 c. Rose Petals Powder.
6 Tbs. Comfrey Leaves Powdered.
3 Tbs. Lavender Buds Powder.
3 Tbs. 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.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ Skin Astringent
2 bags of green tea.
1 Tbs. rosemary.
16 oz. boiling water.
1/2 c. witch hazel.
5 drops lavender essential oil.
And the juice from a half of lemon.
Place rosemary into a strainer or muslin bag and place it into a glass container.
Add 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.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ Facial Moisturizing Cream
1/2 c. virgin coconut oil.
1 tsp. Vitamin E 1000 IU Oil.
1 tsp. Hydrogenated jojoba MP 44.
1 tsp. Kokum Butter.
2 Tbs. Beeswax.
3/4 oz. emulsifying wax.
1/8 tsp. Borax Powder.
1/4 c. 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.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ 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.
Skin-Care-recipes for ~ Insect Bite Treatment
Mix 4 Tbs. water, 2 Tbs. 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.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ Aloe Vera Body Lotion
100 ml. Distilled water (or filtered).
1 Tbs. Skin Lotion herb blend (Marigold, Rosehips, Comfrey root) or choose other herbs below.
100 ml. 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 Tbs. Soy blend wax (a blend of Jojoba, Rice bran and Soy bean waxes).
1/2 tsp. Xanthan gum.
25 drops of your favorite Essential oil blend.
It's important to make sure that all your equipment has been properly cleaned and free of bacteria, as 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.
Aloe Vera Lip Gloss
This light lip gloss will protect, shine and moisturize your lips.
Aloe vera gel’s high moisture content is very soothing.
If you have an aloe plant, simply split one of the leaves lengthwise and squeeze out some of the clear gel.
1 tsp. fresh aloe vera gel
1/2 tsp. coconut oil
1/2 tsp. vitamin-E oil
Mix together aloe and oils; stir well.
Pour into a small, clean container.
Skin-Care-Recipes for ~ Cooling Peppermint Body Powder
The fresh, clean scent of peppermint is an instant energizer.
Mixing the essential oil into cornstarch makes a refreshing body powder.
1/2 tsp. peppermint oil
1 c. cornstarch
1) Place the peppermint oil and cornstarch in a plastic zip-close bag or a jar with a tight-fitting lid.
Shake the container well to combine the ingredients. Store the scented powder in a clean container with a lid.
A large saltshaker makes a good dispenser.
2) Shake the powder on clean, dry skin or apply it with a powder puff.Tweet
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