1-1/4 oz. Natural Beeswax
3/4 cup Sweet Almond Oil
Combine and heat gently until beeswax is melted.
1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil and the following OPTIONAL essential oils.
20 drops Egyptian Rose Essential Oil
20 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
12 drops Lavender Essential Oil
Mix well. Pour into container with lid.
Lavender Sugar Scrub:
Grind 1/4 cup dried Lavender Flowers in a spice grinder until fine consistency.
Layer 1 cup of granulated sugar with the ground Lavender in a pretty glass goblet or jar, making thin layers of each.
Cover and let rest for several weeks to integrate the Lavender scent with the sugar.
To use: Pour about a teaspoon of mixture in the palm of your hand, moisten slightly with water and massage into your face. Rinse well with warm water. Pat dry.
All-Purpose Cleansing and Nourishing Grains:
1/2 cup organic oat flour; 1/2 cup dried milk; 1/4 cup ground Lavender Flowers; 1/4 cup ground Comfrey Root
Add 20 drops Lavender essential oil
Combine all ingredients in food processor and process until well mixed. Drop Lavender oil in while processing.
Mix about 1 teaspoon of mixture with enough water in the palm of your hand to make a thin paste. Massage into face. Let sit a few minutes and rinse off with warm water. Apply toner to finish.
Orange Almond Scrubbing Grains:
1/2 cup dried Orange Peel, finely ground and sifted (dried peel can have sharp edges, if not sifted);
1/2 cup ground almonds (works best to grind almonds with oatmeal so they do not become almond butter)
Blend until in fine powder form. Place some in the palm of your hand and moisten with a few drops of warm water.
Rose Cleansing and Moisturizing Oil:
1/2 cup Grapeseed Oil
1/2 cup Jojoba Oil
1/2 cup Apricot Kernel Oil
1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
20 drops Egyptian Rose Geranium Essential Oil
12 drops Lavender Essential Oil
12 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
8 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Shake all oils in a corked bottle until well mixed. Using a cotton ball, apply oil to face and gently massage in. Wipe excess oil off with a clean cotton ball, and finish by patting on a toner. May massage in and leave overnight to moisturize dry skin. This is my absolute favorite cleansing oil for dry winter face, followed by the Rose Geranium Splash as a toner.
Rose Geranium Splash:
Rose Geranium oil is antiseptic and has an uplifting scent. Use after cleansing to tighten pores and reduce any remaining oiliness. Leaves skin soft and supple.
1 cup distilled water
1/2 cup witch hazel
1 teaspoon Polysorbate 20, emulsifier
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon Egyptian Rose Geranium Essential Oil
Mix well. Apply as a splash or with cotton ball after moisturizing face.
Rose Vinegar Astringent:
Fill a jar loosely with dried rosebuds and petals. Pour distilled white vinegar over dried roses. Steep for at least 2 weeks. May use a cotton ball to put on your face, or put 3 to 4 Tablespoons in bath water. I find I need to rinse it off with cool water, if I use this on my face. It's a little too astringent for my face, but is wonderful in bath water.
Chamomile Tea Astringent:
1/4 cup Chamomile flowers steeped in 1 cup boiling distilled water until cool. Strain water from herbs. Add:
1/2 cup witch hazel, 1 teaspoon Potassium Sorbate (preservative)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
15 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Chamomile has strong anti-inflammatory and disinfecting qualities, and is soothing to wind-chapped or sunburned skin. This recipe will soothe and calm your complexion. Best stored in the refrigerator, even though it has a preservative in it.
1 roll Bounty paper towels, cut in half. Use a serrated, sharp knife. Remove cardboard tube.
Put in a Rubbermaid container... I use the Collectible round 2-quart with a screw-on top. Note: Each recipe makes 2 containers.
16 oz.. bottle witch hazel
Add: 1 Tbsp. Egyptian Rose Geranium Essential Oil
1 teaspoon Lavender Essential Oil
1 teaspoon Clary Sage Essential Oil
25 drops Rosewood Essential Oil
Add half of this mixture to 2 cups distilled water and mix well. Pour over the 1/2 roll of Bounty towels in jar. Put lid on jar, and turn jar upside down and on its side to moisten all towel segments. These are popular with everyone... and other combinations of essential oils work well for facial wipes. It's best to use a top, middle and base note for each scent combination. I am told they work wonders for cooling down hot flashes! They are great for hand wipes, too... put a few in a zip-lock baggie and stick in your purse. Tea tree essential oil to added to the basic recipe and leaving out the other essential oils works well on painful hemorrhoids. My youngest son adapted this recipe for natural baby wipes, adding a half teaspoon of liquid castile soap to the witch hazel and water. A tiny bit of Lavender or Chamomile essential oil added for babies also works well in this combination.