Hello again beautiful people!
Hope the rays of sunshine in between the clouds and rain drops have been enough to bring promises for a soon to come spring and summer…Lets think positive..
In this issue I will continue to focus on the Beast of the Beauty, but this time, I will talk more about the Beauty than the Beast…
We already know how toxic most all cosmetic ingredients out on the market are, we already know that things will not get better as long as we, the consumer, stays uneducated and trusts the system to create good for us products. Been as to complain about it does nothing, why don’t we take manners in our own hands and forget about expensive, already made lotions? Why don’t we make our own beauty products? Not enough time? Not enough patience? Let’s see how I can entice you to create your own skin care eliminating long drawn out recipes…
Lets start with a cleanser…I personally use Castile Soap; you can use as is or add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. If you have sensitive skin, stay away from Peppermint oil, Lemon, Melissa, Wintergreen and Lemongrass. Focus instead on Rose, Lavender, Geranium, Chamomile and Neroli.
For toner my old time favorite is Rose water. Now for a moisturizer; Here is a very simple recite that I recommend for every skin type. What is awesome about this recipe is that it only uses three ingredients, thus eliminating the need for a lot of time and patience and yes, money too…
Anti Aging. Again very, very moisturizing but also contains anti fungal, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Has similar effects on the skin to an antioxidant.
Vitamin E oil
Scar healing. Vitamin E is known to really good at reducing scar tissue, acne and skin blemishes. It’s why it’s in popular scar and acne ‘over the counter’ treatments. Additionally, the oil helps hold this solution together.
Relaxing. Lavender oil is a well known antioxidant, helping to rid skin of free radicals. It’s a great overall muscle relaxer. Add as many drops as you like, I would start with a few, smell the lotion and add more if you feel the scent is too light.
Voila’ there you have it…mix it all together and store in a glass container, with a tight lid and away from lights. What’s so great about this recipe is that it can be used on the face and all over your body as well….
That is all for now…in the next issue I will focus on what I call “Food for the face”…we will go in the fruit and produce dept and select a few yummy ingredients to slather on our skins. My cat doesn’t leave me alone when I lay on the couch with my face full of mashed bananas and avocado…LOL…
Ciao, ciao 4 now.