Homemade Skin Care

 In looking around the internet and in books for homemade skin care body recipes, these SKIN CARE TIPS are simple and won't break the bank to get started. I try to find ingredients that are new. "Why did I not think of that." Some will look simple and still will not come out quite right. For me the creams still come out lumpy. Although it's fun to try!

One tip I heard about for making creams and soap is to use one of those hand held mixers that fit in a glass. You know the tall skinny ones. Still on my wish list. But I can still make these homemade skin care recipes.

Nov. 2005 homemade skin care recipe is:

The Fall Season Gardeners Hand Cream
3 Tablespoons of beeswax
3 Tablespoons of jojoba oil
1 Tablespoon of aloe vera gel
10 drops of Vitamin E oil ( or 4 capsules)
2 drops of your favorite essentail oil for fragrance

Melt the first four ingredients in a glass pyrex cup in the microwave. Beat until cool or use your new hand blender. Need a hand blender? Amazon.com Has one see note at bottom, adding the Vitamin E oil before mixture thickens. Continue mixing until this mixture becomes creamy. Add your favorite essential oil, continue mixing until cream has completely cooled. Spoon your cream into a jar.



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1/2 cup Jojoba oil
1/4 cup beeswax
3 tablespoons Glycerin
2 tablespoon herbal tea

Start by melting the beeswax and then add your jojoba oil. At this time the mixing starts and does not stop until you're done. As it starts to cool, add the glycerin and herbal tea, also any essential oil that you may like.

In the end, if it does come out lumpy you can reheat it in a saucepan filled with hot water and remelt the mixture and start over. This is where the handmixer would be great.

Sugar or salt Body Scrub

2 parts white or brown sugar, salt packed
1part oil, we use Jojoba oil in our scrubs
Essential oil, optional peppermint is our choice

It was originally a marine fossil that was formed during the mesozic era. The pink salt has been enriched by mineral deposits for more than 200 million years.
Himalania pink salt gets its pink speckled color from the natural richness derived from iron and other minerals. Having maintained its natural purity because it is unrefined and uses no additives and no pollutants. This is what we use in making our natural skin care scrubs.

Use Your scrub on hands, elbows, knees, and score some points with the wife FEET. Not good for the face. They tend to be too harsh!!

Lotion Bar's
These really travel well.

4 oz shea butter
4 oz jojoba oil
4 oz beeswax
3 teaspoons essential oil.

Also good to have around the sink after washing your hands.

When I first started flying some of the airplanes did not have running water in the bathroom. So a skin care tip I learned was to use 2 packs of sugar in the palm of my hand along with a piece of lemon. Just scrub the mixture all over your hands. Then we would rinse them off with a can of club soda. I still use it today after spreading mulch in the spring.

Now if you can not make this homemade skin care recipe, don't try hot dogs.

Now that we are starting to mix it up a bit, lets try one with 4 ingredients. Hand Butters Start with 5oz of butter (Shea, mango, and cocoa are harder and may need a little more oil,almond, avocado, kukui nut and olive are fairly soft and won't need anymore oil) 5oz of either grapeseed or sunflower oil, 1/4 cup or 2oz of beeswax beads. Melt these together and then add 3 teaspoons of essential oil. I put this in 2oz jars as well. Remember keep your products in small containers so people will have a less likely chance to contaminate them. They may also use them up and ask for more.

This really is a good start for making homemade skin care recipes, as you can see with only a couple of ingredients and a few essential oils you can make 3 different products. All by changing the amount of oil and wax. You too, can turn homemade skin care recipes into products.

And don't forget I use Shea Butter and Jojoba oil by themselves. I also have given them as gifts, people think it is neat to get 100% Shea Butter or Jojoba oil. Believe me, other people read the back lables too and see they get very little of the advertised ingredient.

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