Homemade skin care
Using bath oils really are easy, and you will only need about two tablespoons of the bath oil. This is a GIFT IT!!
Just use 4oz of either grapeseed oil or sunflower oil, both are water-dispersible. Then add 1 tablespoon of fragrance oil. Karen likes lavender and honeysuckle in her homemade skin care recipes.
Put into a 2oz jars.
I have also added dried rose pedals to the inside of the jars as gifts. After a year they are still in good shape!!!
Will help you to relax, soothe aches and pains, and soften your skin. A long bath in epsom salts can nip a cold in the bud.
Do not bathe in the salt more than once a week, it will dry out your skin.
Also Lavender with you bath saltsis calming as well as uplifting. Lavender and the bath salts are a great mix, BUT They will not keep very long, so I don't give this mix as a gift and I would not buy this mixture in a store. EVEN Though it is a natural skin care product.
Here is another recipe for bath salts that is simple to put together. Most of these ingredients we have stored in our kitchen. This one helps to ward off a cold and help relax sore and achey muscles.
1 cup kosher salt, sea salt, or iodized salt
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon of dried marjoram
1/2 tablespoon dried rosemary
Mix ingredents and place a 1/4 to 1/2 cup into a piece of cheesecloth or a spare nylon knee-high stocking for the bath.
NATURAL SKIN CARE with a fizzzz
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons shea, mango, or deodorized cocoa butter, melted
2 to 4 teaspoons of scent of your choice of essential oil
1 tablespoon distilled water- add more if the mixture does not stay together
Mix the baking soda, cornstarch, and citric acid together in stainless steel bowl. Make
hole in the middle and drizzle melted butter and scent. Blend well.
Add a few drops of desired colorant to your distilled water and add to your other ingredients. If it fizzes too much, use less water next time.
Pack firmly into soap mold. The more compacted you do this the better your bomb will be. Turn out onto wax paper or plastic wrap.
Let dry and harden. After a few hours, package. Keep from getting damp again. The bombs will fizz when added to your bath.
My boys like this one.
This recipe comes from Herbal Accents at herbalaaccents.com
MOISTURIZING BUBBLE BATH
Just mix a 1/2 cup of soap flakes in 1 cup of hot water, YEP I use the MICROWAVE once again in my homemade skin care recipes. Then add 3 tablespoons of either grape seed oil or sunflower seed oil. A few drops of your favorite essential oil. you will only need 5 tablespoons per bath. Oil and water don't mix so you will have to stir it up the next time you use it.
Rose Petal Bath
1 to 3 cups of Rose petals
1 to 2 drops of Lavender oil
2 to 3 drops of rose oil
This is a good bath if you would like to have a romantic evening. Fill the tub with warm water and add the bath oil and let the rose petals float on top as you think about the night ahead!!!
The Nutural Beauty & Bath Book
by Casey Kellar
This easy reading book is one we keep in our kitchen. With 70 homemade skincare recipes that anyone can make. Pamper yourself from head to toe with these natural skin care ingredients.
More HOMEMADE SKIN CARE RECIPES will be becoming soon.