Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Give Your Skin a Fresh Start!

April 1, 2018

Time to change your skin-care routine! Why? Well, we all want beautiful, healthy skin, right? But, to be honest, skin-care products can be pricey ~ and to be even more honest, most are not good for you or your skin.

I know! That’s a tough one to hear, but many of our favorite skin-care products are full of harmful chemicals, like sulfates and parabens, that do more harm to our “insides”, then good to our “outsides”. Go ahead, read the labels!

Think about THIS, ladies! Our skin is our LARGEST organ ~ what goes ON it is absorbed directly into our blood stream! Are you certain that what you are putting on you and your kids skin, is what you want traveling through your bodies?

In addition to the safety advantage, lets talk cost! You can make your own skin-care products, that rival the best luxury spa treatments, for a fraction of the cost! So, go ahead, pamper yourself! Out with the old, chemical-filled bottles of mass produced skin-care, and in with YOUR new wholesome, skin-loving, handcrafted, luxury skin-care regimen.

Here are 3 fun, and easy, recipes to get you started:

Simple Skin-Softening Body Scrub

This salt scrub will slough off dead skin, and reveal beautiful vibrant glowing skin!

  • 1 cup Salt (sea salt, if you have it, but table salt works fine too!)
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Almond Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Vit. E Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 3-5 drops Essential Oil of your choice (lavender, geranium, almond, etc. In a tight spot, you can even use a few teaspoons of almond, vanilla or other essence.)
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Additive of your choice /optional/ (like rose petals or lavender buds, be creative!)

Combine your oils and salt, and mix thoroughly. Add your Essential Oils until your desired scent is reached. Finally spoon your flower petals or buds over the top and store your scrub in a tight lid jar near your bath or shower.

To use: After shower or bath, take a handful of scrub and apply to your skin, gently rubbing in a circular motion. Rinse and dry.

To use as Pedi Soak: this scrub also makes an excellent foot pedicure soak. Fill a tub with very warm water, and any natural additives of your choice (rose petals, flowers, lavender buds, etc.). Apply a handful of scrub to feet and give them a nice vigorous scrub, paying special attention to heels. Without removing scrub, soak feet for a few minutes. Remove and immediately apply “Simplest Skin Oil Ever” Oil.

The “Simplest Skin Oil Ever”

So much simpler then lotions, so much easier to use and SO much more effective!

  • 1/2 cup Sweet Almond Oil
  • 1/4 cup Vit. E Oil
  • 2-4 drops Essential Oil of choice.

Combine all ingredients, and store in a small spray bottle.

To use: After bath or shower, spray a small amount unto skin and rub in. Simple!

Cleopatra’s Bath Milk

  • 2 cups powdered milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweet Almond Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons dried rose petals (or additive of your choice)
  • 1/2 cup ground oatmeal (grind oats finely in your blender)
  • 10 drops Essential Oil (Lavender or other favorite oil)

Mix all ingredients well and keep in a glass jar in the refrigerator.

To use: put as much as you like into your bath under running water.

Note: some may not like free floating particles in their bathtubs. to avoid this, you may purchase large empty tea bags from your local, or online, health food store and fill the with this mixture.

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