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Some more Homemade Skin care ideas

Bath Salt Recipe

How to make colored bath salts. A fun gift idea.

Materials:

  • Bottle or Jar
  • Epsom Salts
  • Food Coloring
  • Perfume or Essential Oil
Instructions:Combine the desired amount of Epsom salts (enough to fit in your bottle or jar) with food coloring. Mix well so color is even. Add your perfume or essential oil and mix again. Spread the mixture out on a sheet of wax paper to dry for a couple of hours and then put it in the bottle or jar. While the salts can be used right away, the perfume or essential oil will blend better with the salt if it is allowed to set in the jar for a few weeks.

Skin

Cleanser - 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon sunflower oil & 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice. This is wonderful for all skin types. After mixing all ingredients place in a sealed container. Store it in the refrigerator. Use 1 teaspoon morning and night.

Facial Scrub - 2 tablespoons oatmeal, 2 tablespoons cornmeal & 2 tablespoons wheat germ. This mild scrub is perfect for exfoliating normal to sensitive skin. Mix all ingredients together and store in a sealed container. Make a paste by adding a splash of water to one tablespoon of mixture. Use about twice a week.

Deep Facial Scrub - 1 teaspoon sugar & juice of 1/2 lemon. This is ideal for dry, flaky skin. While washing face with your usual soap, add sugar and scrub gently. Splash face with the lemon juice and rinse with cool water. Use once a week.

Astringent (Normal Skin) - 1/4 teaspoon borax powder, 3 tablespoons distilled water, 3 tablespoons rose water & 1 tablespoon vodka. Dissolve powder in distilled water. Stir well. Add rose water and vodka. Bottle in a container with a tight lid to prevent alcohol from evaporating. Apply to clean face with cotton ball after washing.

Toner (Problem Skin) - A few drops of tea tree oil & 1/4 cup distilled water. This is absolutely awesome in fighting nasty pimples! Mix the oil and water together and store in a sealed bottle. Shake well before using. Soak a cotton ball with the mixture and apply to just-cleaned skin. Use after washing skin.

Moisturizer - 6 tablespoons jojoba oil, 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil, 2 tablespoons grated beeswax, 1 tablespoon pure Aloe Vera, 2 tablespoons rose water, 8 drops sandalwood essential oil, & 4 drops rose essential oil. Combine jojoba oil, vitamin E oil and beeswax in a small bowl. Place bowl in a shallow pan of boiling water and heat, stirring occasionally until the wax melts. Remove the bowl and let cool to room temperature. It will thicken and become cloudy as it cools. In a blender or small food processor combine Aloe Vera and rose water. Add the cooled oil and blend on high until it becomes thick and cloudy. Add sandalwood and rose essential oils and blend mixture into colored glass jar. Apply a VERY small amount to your face every evening instead of your usual moisturizer. If you have very dry skin you may wish to use this also in the morning.

Facial Mask - 1 tablespoon whiskey, 1 whole egg, 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder & juice of 1 lemon. Combine all ingredients and keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Spread over your entire face, avoiding eye area. Let dry and remove with a wet cloth. Use once a week. If you have dry skin use the same as above except only use the egg yolk. If you have oily skin use the same as above except use only the egg whites.

Stretch Marks - 1/2 teaspoon wheat germ oil, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon camellia oil & 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil. Mix oils together and rub into the scarred areas twice daily. It can also be used as a preventative measure.

Zits - Carefully remove the skin from an egg's inner shell. Place this membrane over just-cleaned blemishes. Leave on for an hour or more (best left overnight). Rinse with cool water. Do once a day whenever you have a zit(s).

Herbal Facial Sauna (Acne) - 1 tablespoon lavender, 1 tablespoon red clover leaves, 1/2 cup fresh strawberries. Sprinkle ingredients in a bowl of steaming water. Place face over the steam and cover head with a towel. Soak up the steam for 5 - 15 minutes. Rinse face with cool water and pat dry. Best done once a week.

 
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Beautiful ideas for those of us with skin that needs some ME time. Taking care of our skin which is one of the first things a person notices when up close. And Hair. Beautiful well taken care skin and hair and you are a winner! Thanks for the recipes!

What about something super simple? For cooling down your puffy eyes.

A couple of slices of a cucumber freshly cut lay on the puffy part of your eyes and just lay back for a little bit and let the cucumber cool off .

Or used Tea bags nice cold does the same work for me

For days of being too lazy.

 
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Originally Posted by Diane Some more Homemade Skin care ideas
Bath Salt Recipe

How to make colored bath salts. A fun gift idea.

Materials:

  • Bottle or Jar
  • Epsom Salts
  • Food Coloring
  • Perfume or Essential Oil
Instructions:Combine the desired amount of Epsom salts (enough to fit in your bottle or jar) with food coloring. Mix well so color is even. Add your perfume or essential oil and mix again. Spread the mixture out on a sheet of wax paper to dry for a couple of hours and then put it in the bottle or jar. While the salts can be used right away, the perfume or essential oil will blend better with the salt if it is allowed to set in the jar for a few weeks.

Skin

Cleanser - 1/2 cup plain yogurt, 1 tablespoon sunflower oil & 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice. This is wonderful for all skin types. After mixing all ingredients place in a sealed container. Store it in the refrigerator. Use 1 teaspoon morning and night.

Facial Scrub - 2 tablespoons oatmeal, 2 tablespoons cornmeal & 2 tablespoons wheat germ. This mild scrub is perfect for exfoliating normal to sensitive skin. Mix all ingredients together and store in a sealed container. Make a paste by adding a splash of water to one tablespoon of mixture. Use about twice a week.

Deep Facial Scrub - 1 teaspoon sugar & juice of 1/2 lemon. This is ideal for dry, flaky skin. While washing face with your usual soap, add sugar and scrub gently. Splash face with the lemon juice and rinse with cool water. Use once a week.

Astringent (Normal Skin) - 1/4 teaspoon borax powder, 3 tablespoons distilled water, 3 tablespoons rose water & 1 tablespoon vodka. Dissolve powder in distilled water. Stir well. Add rose water and vodka. Bottle in a container with a tight lid to prevent alcohol from evaporating. Apply to clean face with cotton ball after washing.

Toner (Problem Skin) - A few drops of tea tree oil & 1/4 cup distilled water. This is absolutely awesome in fighting nasty pimples! Mix the oil and water together and store in a sealed bottle. Shake well before using. Soak a cotton ball with the mixture and apply to just-cleaned skin. Use after washing skin.

Moisturizer - 6 tablespoons jojoba oil, 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil, 2 tablespoons grated beeswax, 1 tablespoon pure Aloe Vera, 2 tablespoons rose water, 8 drops sandalwood essential oil, & 4 drops rose essential oil. Combine jojoba oil, vitamin E oil and beeswax in a small bowl. Place bowl in a shallow pan of boiling water and heat, stirring occasionally until the wax melts. Remove the bowl and let cool to room temperature. It will thicken and become cloudy as it cools. In a blender or small food processor combine Aloe Vera and rose water. Add the cooled oil and blend on high until it becomes thick and cloudy. Add sandalwood and rose essential oils and blend mixture into colored glass jar. Apply a VERY small amount to your face every evening instead of your usual moisturizer. If you have very dry skin you may wish to use this also in the morning.

Facial Mask - 1 tablespoon whiskey, 1 whole egg, 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder & juice of 1 lemon. Combine all ingredients and keep in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Spread over your entire face, avoiding eye area. Let dry and remove with a wet cloth. Use once a week. If you have dry skin use the same as above except only use the egg yolk. If you have oily skin use the same as above except use only the egg whites.

Stretch Marks - 1/2 teaspoon wheat germ oil, 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, 1/2 teaspoon camellia oil & 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil. Mix oils together and rub into the scarred areas twice daily. It can also be used as a preventative measure.

Zits - Carefully remove the skin from an egg's inner shell. Place this membrane over just-cleaned blemishes. Leave on for an hour or more (best left overnight). Rinse with cool water. Do once a day whenever you have a zit(s).

Herbal Facial Sauna (Acne) - 1 tablespoon lavender, 1 tablespoon red clover leaves, 1/2 cup fresh strawberries. Sprinkle ingredients in a bowl of steaming water. Place face over the steam and cover head with a towel. Soak up the steam for 5 - 15 minutes. Rinse face with cool water and pat dry. Best done once a week.

These are exactly what I've been looking for ... easy and quick to make! Thank you!!!

 

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