Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Recipes for Skin Care Products - Make your own!!

Following are some skin care product recipes I copied from (there are a lot more there but I just picked out the basics and ones I plan on trying).  It all looks so straightforward. I will definitely post in here when I try them... and would love to hear from you how they went if you try them before I get to!  As a beginner I have yet to experiment with essential oil blends so will stick to theirs initially anyway...though if you know more you can obviously create your own combinations according to your preferences in smell.

4 tbspoons castile soap
3 teaspoons avocado oil
4 drops bergamot
4 drops lemon
4 drops petitgrain
Combine and shake before use. Store in glass jar in dark place.

CLEANSING CREAM (to remove makeup)
1 tbspn beeswax (grated)
1/2 cup sweet almond oil
1 tbspn distilled water
3 drops frankincense
2 drops Lavender
3 drops Neroli
1. Melt beeswax and oil together in a jug over a pot of simmering water.
2. Warm the water in the same way in a different container over simmering water
3.  Add warm water to wax drop by drop, when half way through water remove from heat and whisk while adding the rest
4. When thickens add the essential oils

(the above process with melting the beeswax is used in a lot of the following products so just refer to this one for that process)

(make this one immediately before use - don't store it)
4 Tbsp almond meal
1 tsp fresh grated orange zest
natural yoghurt
2 tbs clear honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
2 drops cinnamon oil
3 drops orange
Melt the honey and mix it altogether to make a thick paste.

1/2 cup distilled water
1/2 cup rosewater
3 drops chamomile
2 drops geranium
3 drops lavender
Add in a bottle and shake before use

FACIAL OIL (for night in place of moisturiser)
 2 Tbsp avocado oil
1 Tbs jojoba oil
1 Tbs rosehip oil
3 drops jasmine
2 drops sandalwood
3 drops ylang ylang
Shake before use

2 tsp beeswax grated
1 tsp shea butter
4 Tbsp apricot oil
1 tsp carrot infused oil
5 drops spearmint or orange or mandarin essential oil
Melt beeswax, shea butter and apricot oil over simmering water like process above.  Add the rest

1 Tbs beeswax grated
1 tsp avocado oil
3 tsp carrot infused oil
1/4 cup rose water
1. Simmer to melt wax and oils over water as process above
2. Seperately simmer rosewater over water to warm like process above
3. Slowly add rosewater and mix with whisk

1 tbs beeswax grated
1/4 cup jojoba oil
1/3 cup avocado oil
1 tsp vitamin E oil
1 Tbsp rosewater
3 drops carrot oil
4 drops of fennel oil
5 drops rosemary oil
1. Simmer wax and oils as process above
2. Simmer rosewater to warm as process above
3. Once wax and oils melted add vitamin E
4. Add rosewater drop by drop in same way as above process. Whisking at end

5 Tbs shea butter
3 tbs jojoba oil
2 tbs beeswax
2 tbsp sweet almond oil
1 tbs avocado oil
12 drops lavender oil
8 drops geranium oil
6 drops sandalwood oil
6 drops rose oil
1. Melt butter, oil, wax, oils over simmering water in process as above. Remove from heat when melted
2. Before it thickens add essential oils and stir.
3. Leave to set overnight

Happy making! I think it's quite liberating to feel able to make my own skin care products - not to mention saving a WHOLE lot of money.  The key is finding nice jars to keep it in now :-)

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