Sunday, December 4, 2016

Body Moisturizing Spray

1/4 cup distilled or filtered water
1 1/2 teaspoon pure vegetable glycerine
1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
5 drops Vitamin E oil
8-10 drops of essential oils of your choice (or leave out for fragrance free)

Combine all ingredients and pour into a small spray bottle.  Shake well before each use. 

Astringent

1/4 cup Witch Hazel (I also like to mix in a little rose water)
1 teaspoon glycerine
2 teaspoons aloe gel
5 drops Lavender EO
3 drops Roman Chamomile EO
5 drops Sweet Orange EO
2 drops Geranium EO

Hand Soap

1/2 cup distilled water (or floral water)
1/4 cup Castile Soap
2 Tablespoon Carrier Oil
15 drops Essential Oil (your choice)

Facial Cleanser

Combine
20% Castor Oil
80% Carrier Oil of your choice

Massage a small amount onto face.  Rinse with a washcloth and very hot water.  Repeat with clean washcloth and dry with clean towel.  

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.