Sunday, December 4, 2016

Argan Oil Leave-in Hair Conditioner

10 ml argan oil
30 ml jojoba oil
50 ml water
a few drops of essential oil (chamomile, rosemary, your choice)
Mix all together and pour in a clean sprayer.  Shake well before each use.  Use very sparingly until you find out how your hair reacts.  Start with one spray.  Style hair as usual. 

Thursday, April 14, 2016

oatmeal body wash

Aloe-Almond Lotion or Eye Serum

Equal parts of Aloe Gel and Almond Oil.  That's it! 
Use as a lotion, eye make-up remover or night time eye cream.
Additionally, you may add a few drops of lemon or lavender, to stimulate lash growth. 
Enjoy!!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Body Wash

Nourishing Homemade Body Wash
 
  • ½ cup canned coconut milk
  • ⅔ cup Dr. Bronner's castile soap,  Baby Mild
  • 3 tsp vitamin E oil 
  • 5 drops of essential oil
  • 2 tsp vegetable glycerin 
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bottle. Shake and use on either a sponge or washcloth. So easy!
  2. This body wash has a very short lifespan since it lacks preservatives, so it's best to keep this body wash in the fridge and just pull out a little as needed. 

Foundation

Natural Foundation

  • 2 teaspoons of argan oil or jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon of shea butter
  • 1/2 tsp emulsifying wax
  • 1 tablespoon aloe gel
  • 1 teaspoon witch hazel
  • 1-4 teaspoons non-nano zinc oxide
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1//2-1 tsp mica powder of choice
  • 1/2 tsp clay of choice (if using)
  • OR 2-3 teaspoons of All-natural mineral powder in color of choice

Melt the shea butter, argan oil and emulsifying wax in a double boiler until completely melted.
Add the aloe and witch hazel and whisk until completely incorporated and smooth.
Turn heat off.
Slowly, start adding colors. Start with zinc and clays until desired coverage is reached. It will still be too pale at this point.
Add mica powders and cocoa powder a tiny pinch at a time until desired color is reached.
Dip the tip of a spoon into the mixture and let cool for a few seconds. Test the color and coverage on your forehead to make sure you’ve achieved the right tone for your skin.
Spoon the mixture into the desired container and let cool.

This can be easily stored in a glass jar or old makeup container.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Foundation with Sunscreen

This recipe makes approximately 5oz of foundation

Ingredients:

  • 1.5oz Almond Oil (or unrefined, raw, organic carrier oil of your choice)
  • 1oz Shea Butter (organic, raw, unrefined)
  • .5oz Cocoa Butter (organic, raw, unrefined)
  • .5oz Beeswax 
  • 1/8t Vitamin E 
  • .5oz Zinc Oxide (UN-coated, non-nano, and not micronized)
  • Cocoa Powder (organic) 
  • Cinnamon (organic)

Tools:

  • Double-boiler
  • Kitchen scale 
  • Whisk
  • Container for finished product (see more below re: container choices)

Make It:

  • Using your scale and the tare function, measure and combine the first five ingredients into your double-boiler.
  • DO NOT add the zinc oxide, cocoa powder, or cinnamon!
  • Completely  melt the first five ingredients, stirring occasionally with your whisk.
  • Remove from heat and allow time to cool a bit (a few minutes…and wipe excess moisture off the outside of your bowl, too).
  • Place your bowl back on the scale, hit tare, and add in spoonfuls of zinc oxide until you get to .5oz. This gives you approximately a 20 SPF coverage (as it’s approximately 10% of the total weight. Whisk to completely combine.
  • Add 1/8t cinnamon; whisk to combine.
  • Add cocoa powder a little at a time and whisk to get to the color you need…
    • 1/2T cocoa powder is a light foundation
    • 1/2T plus 1t is a medium foundation
    • 1/2T plus 2t is a medium-dark foundation
    • Simply start with 1/2T of cocoa powder, whisk to combine, check on your wrist for a color match, and add more cocoa powder (1/2t at a time) until you reach your perfect color
  • Pour into your selected container and allow to cool.



Body Care Recipes

Face Powder

    Below are the ratios I use to create light, medium, and dark powders, BUT here's the beauty of this recipe...you can play with the ratios until you find your perfect match! Just keep notes as you go.
    Light Powder
  • 2 T Arrowroot
  • 1 t Zinc
  • 1/4 t Cacao
  • 1/16 t Cinnamon
  • Medium Powder
  • 3 T Arrowroot Powder
  • 1.5 T Cacao Powder
  • 1 T Zinc
  • 1/4 t Cinnamon
  • Dark Powder
  • 2 T Arrowroot Powder
  • 2.5 T Cacao Powder
  • 1 T Zinc
  • 1/4 t Cinnamon
Notes

You can add french green clay, bentonite clay, cornstarch, silk powder, drops of jojoba oil, lavender essential oil and/or peppermint essential oil.
You can also use colored Mica instead of the cocoa and/or cinnamon and/or ginger.  
 
**Add 4-5 drops of Vitamin E to your spice grinder while mixing to help your healthy new powder stay fresh longer!