1 tablespoon soya lecithin granules
250ml rose water
80ml cold pressed sweet almond oil or cold pressed safflower oil
Pour the rosewater and lecithin granules into a heat resistant bowl. Cover the bowl and put
this bowl in a saucepan half filled with water. Put this saucepan over low heat to melt the
lecithin granules in the rosewater. When the lecithin is melted, remove from heat. Take the
bowl out of the saucepan. Use a hand whisk to mix the lecithin well with the rosewater.
Slowly add the oil to the mixture. Stop mixing once all the oil is incorporated into the mixture.
Cover and leave to cool. When cool, it is ready to use!
A cool idea is to freeze the lotion into single use quantities in an ice cube tray. When frozen,
remove from ice tray and transfer to a container that can be kept in the freezer. Keep in the
freezer and thaw out only what you need when you need it!
#1 oatmeal mask
you will need:
milk-for dry skin
water-for oily skin
what to do:
take your oats (oatmeal)and put in the blender until its powder. Then take a little milk or water
After its complete apply evenly on your face. Rinse when dry.
#2 egg white mask
you will need:
1 egg WHITE
2 drops of lemon
what to do:
separate your egg yolk from its white. Put the egg white in a bowl and then add 2 drops of
lemon. Whip into heavy foam.
After its done apply it evenly on your face and let set for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes rinse
with WARM water!
Yogurt and Berry mask
Take 1/2 a cup of natural yogurt, a couple of chopped strawberries and 1/2 a cup of oats. Put
them together in a blender until smooth. Then put the mask on the face with your fingers and
lie back for 15 minutes. For an extra boost, put cucumbers on your eyes. Wash off with cool
Pore cleaner exfoliant mask
Mix baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and water into a paste and apply to the skin. Let it dry on
the skin. Wash off with cool water.
Honey oatmeal mask
Great for oily skin. Mix some honey and oatmeal into a paste and apply to skin for 15 minutes.
The oatmeal will absorb the oil from your skin.
Milk of magnesia
A very nice mask for oily skin. Apply a thin layer to the skin and leave it on all day. Be sure to
use flavourless Milk of Magnesia.
The Chocolate Facial - Normal Skin
1/2 c cocoa
4 tb heavy cream
3 ts cottage cheese
3 ts ripe avocado
1/4 c honey
3 ts oatmeal powder; (up to 4)
Mix ingredients together in a bowl. Apply to face and leave on for ten minutes. When taking
off the facial, try patting the face with a warm washcloth to dampen before removing. Apply
At-home Cocoa Bath
1/8 c Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 c powdered milk
1/4 c Epsom salts
1 tb baking soda
1 tb cornstarch
2 to 3 drops lavender essential oil (optional)
Mix in a bowl and then add as the water is running. A whirlpool tub works for maximum froth
For dry skins
You'll need 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg yolk, 1/2 teaspoon almond oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt.
Beat the egg yolk until it’s frothy, add the rest of the ingredients and beat again (a good idea
is to heat the honey so that it's not hard to beat). When done, apply on your face and leave it
for 15-20 minutes.
For oily skins
You'll need 1 tablespoon brewer’s yeast and yogurt.
Mix the ingredients (you should add as much yogurt as to make a thin mixture). Pat this
thoroughly into all the oily areas and allow it to dry on the skin. After 15 - 20 minutes, rinse off
with warm water, then cool water and blot dry. You'll feel your skin really fresh aferwards!
One of the best and simplest facial masks I've tried is honey. Place a cloth in warm water and
apply to your face to open the pores. Smear on honey, and leave on for 15-30 minutes. Rinse
off with warm water, then use cold water to close the pores. You can use it once a week!
For normal/mixed skins
You'll need 1 medium peach, 1 tablespoon of honey and oatmeal.
Cook peach until it's soft, mash it using a fork, add the honey and oatmeal until it's a thick
consistency. Apply to skin and let sit for 10 minutes. Then rinse well with lots of cool water!
For Acne Blemishes
Mix 1/2 cup warm water with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Using a cotton ball, apply directly to blemish.
Maintain pressure with cotton ball for several minutes (the longer the better!) to soften
blemish. Using a q-tip, dab honey on blemish; leave on 10 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
Get a good night’s sleep and your blemishes will be gone in the morning!
For All Skin Types
1 tablespoon of yogurt (whole fat if possible)
the juice of 1/4 of an orange
Stir to mix and then dip fingers into mixture and smooth onto face. Leave on for a five minutes
and then rinse. It gives you a cool and refreshing feeling;-)
Facial mask for normal skin
Lettuce leaves are best home remedies for normal skin. Dip two large lettuce leaves in olive
oil and sprinkle on them a few drops of lemon juice. Place them on both sides of your face,
and then cover them with a paper towel dipped in mineral water. Wipe your face with a cotton
ball soaked in warm milk, then rinse with boiled warm water.
This recipe is wonderful! Makes face back to life and not dry!
You can use this recipe once a week! It's great for oily skin! A friend of mine who has dry skin
uses carrots instead of an apple. Those of you who have mixed skin can use both versions,
depending on the condition of your skin that week (for example if you have acne you should
use the apple version).
4 tablespoons of honey
4 tablespoons of milk
Finely grate the apple (don't peel it first though!), then add the milk&honey. Mix well&apply
the mixture to your face. Wait 10 minutes and rinse.
Banana Mask 1
Use this recipe when your skin looks tired! It's good for all skin types (especially dry).
half a banana (ripe)
2 tablespoons of oats
milk (enough to form a paste)
2 tablespoons of whole wheat flour
a little nutmeg
First, mash the banana and put the oats in a blender (you should grind them to a fine
powder). Mix all the ingredients together. Spread the mixture on your face and leave for 10
minutes, then rinse with cold water and pat dry. You're done;-)
You'll just need the peel of an avocado;-)
Using gentle upward strokes, lightly massage your face with the inside of the peel. Let the oil
on your skin for about 15 minutes. If you're going out afterwards or you want to put on
makeup wash your face gently with three or four rinses of tepid water and pat dry. If you're
staying in or you want to go to sleep leave the oil on your skin. You'll get very good results,
my friend who has dry skin absolutely loves this one!
For visible pores
Just mix chamomile and witch hazel until mixture is smooth. These ingredients temporarily
swell the skin around the pores, which makes them seem smaller.
Basic Facial Mask
Apply yogurt, raw papaya, egg white, or a paste of oatmeal and water. Let dry, splash on cool
water and blot dry.
Combine 1-2 tablespoons dry oatmeal with 2 tablespoons of your favorite moisturizer. Mix
oatmeal paste with a few drops of lavender essential oil and 2 tablespoons petroleum jelly.
Apply mixture to face, avoiding eyes. Remove mask with warm, damp cloth, and pat dry with
a towel. Works for all skin types!
Banana Mask 2
1/4 cup of yogurt
2 tbls. of honey
1 banana mushed
mix all ingredients together.
Rub gently on face.
Rinse after 15 minutes.
Mix 2 Tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons milk. Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10
minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
half of a cucumber,
Scoop up 1 whole avocado, 1 egg and cucumber into a blender. If u have olive oil add one
tablespoon of that. Beat it up and put on face. It gets rid of baggy eyes and acne. It’s very
simple to make your own recipe! Just get read a lot of beauty recipes and get some of those
diff ingredients from each recipe and mix it up to so9mething you own! The egg gets rid of
acne and gives a fresh feeling. The cucumber takes out baggy eyes and spots. The olive oil
makes the mask dry on your face. Leave mask on for 30 minutes then wash get it out with
warm water and wash face with soap and water.
To firm breasts and tighten the skin
mix one teaspoon of vitamin E oil with one tablespoon of yogurt and an egg.
Massage this mixture into breasts and wear an old bra over the mixture for at least twenty
Rinse off with warm water.
Mix oatmeal and honey, apply to skin. Massage skin for 5-7 minutes then rinse off with
1/2 cup honey, Avocado, and a half of a banana.
It works great, and will leave your face feeling silky smooth
oily skin: Make a paste by mixing papaya, honey, milk, and milk powder. Apply on face and
leave for a few minutes and wash, your face will look fairer.
Cut lime in slices and rub on the face slowly 2 - 3 times. Leave for about 5 minutes, then
wash with cool water. Repeat 3-4 times a week.
Make a paste by mixing a pinch of cinnamon powder to ½ teaspoon honey. Apply on the face
Fair look: Mix honey with equal amount of almond oil. Apply on the face every night.
Apply milk with cotton on face. Let it dry for a few minutes then wash with warm water.
Make a paste of honey, milk, yogurt, and ground sesame seeds in equal proportions and
apply on face and whole body.
Apply a paste of whole wheat flour with vinegar to remove freckles and dark spots.
Mix well lime juice, honey, and egg white. Apply to face and let it dry for a few minutes then
wash with warm water. It will make your skin soft and smooth.
Mix aloe vera gel, honey and egg yolk. Apply to face and let it dry for a few minutes then
wash with warm water.
Make a paste by mixing 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tablespoon powdered almonds and ½
teaspoon lemon juice. Rub on the face then wash with warm water.
Make a paste from a little oatmeal and water. Apply to face and allow to dry. Gently wipe off
with a damp wash cloth.
Mash 1/2 banana and add 1 tablespoon honey and 2 tablespoons sour cream. Apply to face
and let set for about 10 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Two tablespoons of cornmeal mixed with enough water to make a thick paste makes a great
inexpensive facial mask. Gently apply to face and wash off.
In a food processor or blender, combine 1/2 cucumber, 1 tablespoon yogurt, a few
strawberries, and 1 teaspoon honey. Apply to face and allow to dry. Gently wipe off with a
damp wash cloth.
Grind 1 tablespoon almonds into a fine meal in a blender or food processor. Mix almond meal
together with 1 tablespoon honey and 1 egg white. Apply to face and let set for about 15
minutes. Gently wipe off facial mask with a damp wash cloth.
To loosen blackheads, combine equal parts baking soda and water in your hand and rub
gently on your skin for 2 to 3 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Mash half of an avocado and apply to entire face. Let set for about 20 minutes and then
gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Soak 1 cup dried apricots in water until softened. Puree in blender or food processor with 2
tablespoons skim milk powder. Apply to face and let set about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off
facial mask with a damp wash cloth.
Puree 1/2 peeled, sliced cucumber in a blender or food processor and add 1 tablespoon
yogurt. Apply to face and let set about 20 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Crush a handful of strawberries and mix well with 1 teaspoon honey. Apply to face and let set
for about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a damp wash cloth.
Mix 1 1/2 teaspoons honey, the juice from 1/2 of a lemon, and 1 small carton plain yogurt. Stir
in 1 whipped egg white. Apply to face and let set about 15 minutes. Gently wipe off with a
damp wash cloth.
Honey Cleansing Scrub — Mix 1 Tablespoon of honey with 2 Tablespoons
finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse
off with warm water.
Firming Face Mask — Whisk together 1 Tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1
teaspoon glycerin (available at drug and beauty stores) and enough flour to form
a paste (approximately 1/4 cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10
minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Hair Conditioner — Mix 1/2 cup honey and 1/4 cup olive oil. (Use 2
Tablespoons oil for normal hair.) Work a small amount at a time through hair until
coated. Cover hair with a shower cap; leave on 30 minutes. Remove shower cap;
shampoo well and rinse. Dry as normal.
Facial Toner — In blender, puree 1 Tablespoon honey with a peeled, cored
apple. Smooth over face; leave on 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Smoothing Skin Lotion — Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub into hands, elbows, heels and anywhere that
feels dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with water.
Skin Softening Bath — Add 1/4 cup honey to bath water for a fragrant, silky
Hair Shine — Stir 1 teaspoon honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water. Blondes
may wish to add a squeeze of lemon. After shampooing, pour mixture through
hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal.
Cranberry Lip Gloss
Protect sensitive lips from the drying winter elements with this simple yet rich lip
balm. Delightful to wear alone or on top of your lipstick for extra shine!
1 Tbsp. sweet almond oil
10 fresh cranberries
1 tsp. honey
1 drop vitamin E oil
Mix all the ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for two
minutes or until the mixture just begins to boil. (Bowl may also be heated in a pan
of water on a stovetop). Stir well and gently crush the berries. Cool mixture for
five minutes and then strain through a fine sieve to remove all the fruit pieces. Stir
again and set aside to cool completely. When cool, transfer into a small portable
plastic container or tin.
Apply a small amount onto your lips and remember to smile!
Rose Oil & Honey Facial Mask
Rejuvenate and replenish your skin. Sweet almond oil, which is light and easily
absorbed, softens and nourishes skin. Honey as natural humectant, moisturizes,
leaving even tired skin incredibly smooth.
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. sweet almond oil
5 drops essential oil of rose
1 drop vitamin E oil
Mix honey, sweet almond oil and essential oil of rose.
Massage onto clean face and neck with fingertips. Relax for 15 minutes, then
rinse off with lukewarm water. Gently pat dry to reveal a fresh, soft complexion.
Rosemary Honey Hair Conditioner
The extremes of heat and cold we endure throughout winter can make even the
greatest of hair look and feel like straw. This nourishing conditioner blends honey
for shine; olive oil for moisture and essential oil of rosemary to stimulate hair
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup warmed olive oil (2 Tbsp. for normal
to oily hair)
4 drops essential oil of rosemary
1 tsp. xanthum gum (available in health
Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour into a clean
plastic bottle with a tight fitting stopper or lid.
Apply a small amount at a time to slightly dampened hair. Massage scalp and
work mixture through hair until completely coated. Cover hair with a warm towel
(towel can be heated in a microwave or dryer) or shower cap; leave on to nourish
and condition for 30 minutes. Remove towel or shower cap; shampoo lightly and
rinse with cool water. Dry as normal and enjoy shinier, softer and healthier hair
the natural way.
Gentle Honey Cleanser
This cleanser is simple and effective. The soap gently cleans, the glycerin
prevents drying and the honey not only softens the skin, but its antimicrobial
properties can help ward off breakouts. A touch of honey is all you need for
healthy, glowing skin.
1/4 cup honey
1 Tbsp. liquid soap
1/2 cup glycerin
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl until they are fully blended. Pour into a
clean plastic bottle.Pour onto clean face sponge or soft cloth and gently rub onto
face, wash away with warm water and pat face dry.
Enjoy fresh radiant skin.
Foaming Vanilla Honey Bath
Banish the winter blahs and dissolve away the harshness of the day by relaxing
in a soothing bath. Honey is nature's silky moisturizer and guaranteed to sweeten
1 cup sweet almond oil (light olive or
sesame oil may be substituted)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup liquid soap
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Measure the oil into a medium bowl, then carefully stir in remaining ingredients
until mixture is fully blended. Pour into a clean plastic bottle with a tight-fitting
stopper or lid. Shake gently before using. Enough for four large luxurious baths.
Swirl desired amount into the bathtub under running water - then step in and
descend into a warm, silky escape.
Lavender-Honey Milk Bath
3 Tbsp. dried lavender flowers*
1-1/2 cups whole milk, cream or combination
1/3 cup honey
Process lavender flowers in a blender until they become a powder, turning off the
blender and scraping down the sides as necessary. Whisk together lavender
powder, milk and honey in a glass bowl, then pour into a jar. Before each use,
shake the jar and pour half of the mixture into the bath. Store covered in the
refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes enough for 2 baths.
*Dried lavender flowers can be found in the spice section of gourmet and
1 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into
2 tsp. honey
Puree cucumber in a blender. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set the sieve
over a glass bowl or measuring cup. Pour the cucumber puree through the sieve
and let it stand for 15 minutes for the juices to drip into the bowl. Pour the clear
juice into a clean bottle and add honey.
To use, shake the bottle and saturate a cotton pad with the lotion. Sweep over
face, neck and chest morning and night, and let it air dry (about 3 to 4 minutes).
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes about 1/2 cup.
8 whole unblanched almonds
2 Tbsp. rolled oats, uncooked
1 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. yogurt, sour cream or lightly beaten
Process almonds and oats in a blender until they are finely ground. In a small
bowl, mix ground almonds and oats, honey and yogurt until blended. Pat scrub
on face and neck; leave it on for up to 10 minutes for extra softening. Wet your
hands and massage gently to exfoliate. Rinse off. Makes enough for 1 scrub.
Honey-Kissed Lip Balm
1 cup sweet almond oil*
1/2 cup beeswax**
2 Tbsp. honey
Place almond oil and beeswax in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for
1 minute or until mixture melts. Whisk honey into beeswax mixture; stir well. Set
aside to cool completely. When cool, pour into small containers with lids. Apply to
lips as a moisturizer or on top of lipstick for extra shine. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.
*Sweet almond oil can be found at natural food stores.
** Beeswax can be purchased at craft and beekeeping stores
Hair Egg Conditioner Recipe
1 teaspoon baby oil
1 egg yolk
1 cup water
Beat the egg yolk until its frothy, add the oil then
beat again. Add to the water. Massage into the
scalp and throughout your hair. Rinse well.
Hair Conditioner One Recipe
Combine mashed avocado with some coconut milk.
Comb it through the hair and let sit for 10 -15
minutes, rinse out.
In a blender, combine 1 ounce olive oil, 1 egg, 1
tablespoon lemon juice, and 1/2 teaspoon apple
cider vinegar. Use as regular shampoo.
Remove Conditioner Buildup Recipe
Baking soda removes conditioner build-up from
your hair. Rub in and rinse thoroughly, then
shampoo with your regular shampoo.
Hair Conditioner Two Recipe
Mayonnaise is a great conditioner for dry hair.
Depending on the length of your hair, apply
approximately 1/2 cup of mayonnaise to your dry
hair. Work into hair really well and then cover your
hair with a plastic bag, allowing to set for about 15
minutes. Rinse thoroughly and then shampoo as
Avocado Facial Recipe
Avocado is a naturally rich moisturizer. Mash the
meat of the avocado into a creamy texture.
Massage into the face and neck . Leave on for 15
minutes and gently rinse off.
Facial Mask Recipe
Squeeze half a lemon and mix the juice with one
beaten egg white. Leave on your face overnight or,
for a quick pick-me-up, just 15 minutes. Splash
warm water on your face to rinse.
It helps to removes blotches, because the lemon
works as a bleaching agent.
Lighten Circles under Eyes Recipe
To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a
grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to
eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off residue and
apply an eye cream.
Egg & Honey Mask Recipe
Mix together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg yolk, 1/2
teaspoon almond oil and 1 tablespoon yogurt.
Honey stimulates and smoothes, egg and almond
oil penetrate and moisturize, and yogurt refines
and tightens pores.
Egg, Avocado & Mud Facial Mask
(best for oilier skin types)
Clay is available in powder form at any health food
store. Mix 1 tablespoon dry clay with 1 egg yolk,
1/4 of a mashed avocado and enough witch hazel
to create a smooth mixture. Mud dries excess
sebum while the egg yolk and avocado replenish
lost moisture. Witch hazel tones.
Egg & Olive Oil Hair Mask Recipe
Mix two whole eggs with four tablespoons of olive
oil. Smooth through hair. Wrap head with plastic
wrap, and leave in hair for 10 minutes. Rinse well.
Fruit Smoothie Hair Mask Recipe
Blend 1/2 a banana, 1/4 avocado, 1/4 cantaloupe,
1 tablespoon wheat germ oil and 1 tablespoon
yogurt. For extra conditioning, squeeze in the
contents of a vitamin E capsule. Leave in hair for
Facial Exfoliater Recipe
2 heaped tsp fine oatmeal
1 tsp. baking soda
Combine ingredients, and add enough water to
make a paste. Apply to skin and rub gently. Rinse
and gently pat dry.
Banana Wrinkle Fighter Recipe
Banana is wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy. Spread all
over face and leave for 15-20 minutes before
rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of
cold. Gently pat dry.
Grape Cleanser Recipe
Grape juice makes an excellent cleanser for any
skin type. Simply split one or two large grapes,
remove pips and rub the flesh over face and neck.
Rinse off with cool water.
Oily Skin Mask Recipe
Mix 1 tsp. brewer’s yeast with enough natural yogurt to make a
thin mixture. Pat this thoroughly into all the oily areas and allow
it to dry on the skin. After 15 - 20 minutes, rinse off with warm
water, then cool water and blot dry.
Chamomile and Sage Scrub
Instantaneously gives you a glow and helps the skin
release toxins which could cause blemishes later.
3 tablespoons ground rolled oats
1 tablespoon ground almonds
1tablespoon powdered chamomile
1 tablespoon finely ground sage
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
6 drops chamomile essential oil
6 drops sage essential oil
Combine ingredients in a small bowl and mix together with your fingers. The mixture
will have a dry, grainy consistency.
Scoop a little out and spread thickly onto wet or dry skin, massaging gently with an
outward, circular motion. Rinse off and pat dry. This will give you about 6 or 7
treatments and keeps for 3 months in a cool dry place.
Homemade Brown Sugar Scrub Recipe
I love to use this scrub to get rid of all the dead skin. Works wonderful to shave
your legs with too!!
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of jojoba oil
1/4 cup of liquid soap
1/4 tsp of vanilla extract (optional but I always add it)
Mix it all together and it is ready to go.
For a great body scrub
Mix 1 tablespoon of honey, 1/2 tablespoon finely ground almonds(or any nuts), and 1
tablespoon lemon juice. makes enough for one shower. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with
Excellent body scrub
Sugar and honey. And it's really not as sticky as it sounds...
Fills a 4oz container.
50 ml olive oil (not pomace)
25 ml avocado oil
12.5 ml jojoba oil
2.5 ml vitamin e oil
5 ml emu oil
1/4 oz beeswax (can use more if you want more than a gel like consistency)
4 drops lavender eo
4 drops rosemary eo
Heat oils, melt beeswax into them, let cool just a little bit before adding Eo's. eo's will
be useless if you add them when it's too hot. But you won't be able to pour it if you
add them after it's started to harden.
It *is* oily. No ifs ands or buts about it. But it's the oils that moisturize. It's best used
when going to bed, applied semi liberally. But applied in minute amounts, it will soak
in completely after about 5 min or so.
Sunny McCarty 6/1/98
2 tsp beeswax
7 tsp castor oil or jojoba or sweet almond oil
1 tsp honey
5 drops of an essential oil such as lemon, peppermint, orange, lime, tangerine
Melt the oil and beeswax together in a little pan over low heat until the beeswax is
Take off the stove and then add in your honey and whisk it all together. When the
mixture is nearly cool add in your essential oil, mix it up again and then pour into
your lip balm container.
Since this comes out to be more like a gloss you can always add more beeswax to it
so that it is a little harder. Maybe another 1/2 tsp would do it.
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Chocolate Lip Gloss
3 Tbsp. Cocoa Butter
4-5 Chocolate Chips
1 capsule, Vit. E
Melt, and blend ingredients with a spoon until smooth, put into a container and
refrigerate until solid.
from: Girls Know Best (Compiled by: Michelle Roehm) Pg. 21
Contributed by Kiersten 10/6/98
1/4 cup cocoa butter
1 T wheat germ oil (or I sometimes use shea butter)
3 T apricot kernel oil (or any other rich oil - avocado, almond)
1 T grated beeswax (about 10 grams)
Melt all together gently in double boiler. Stir every now and then as it cools. You
could add some lavender oil if you wanted - 12 drops for every 2 T of base oil. I
make this for some midwives at the hospital where my sister works. They tell me if
nothing else, it does ease the itching.
Body Butter a la Asia
1 oz shea butter
1 oz cocoa butter
1 oz olive oil
+ 5 drops EO Chamomile, Roman
1 drop EO Chamomile, German
Melt shea, cocoa, and olive oil together, let them cool. Beat them well, so the
consistency goes from stiff to creamy, add the EO's. You can also add some aloe
vera at this stage, if you want a thinner cream. This body butter is probably less
stable than one made with proper emulcifiers (wax+borax) but it should last 2-3
month without any problem, and much longer if you refrigirate it. If it separates, you
can always re-mix it.
Castor Oil Lip Balm
1.5 oz cocoa butter
1.5 oz beeswax
3 oz castor oil
Melt in micro, add oil, stir, pour into containers.
Stacey's Hemp Oil Lip Balm
3 T coconut oil
1 T castor oil
1 T sunflower oil
1 T hemp seed oil
1 T beeswax
1 T honey
EO to taste (I use peppermint)
Melt the wax, and coconut oil together (I use the microwave) Add the honey and
heat a little. Stir constantly and add your sunflower and caster oil. As the mixture
begins to thicken add the hempseed oil and your choice of EO. STIR until it thickens.
1 oz. beeswax
1.5 oz cocoa butter
1 oz. shea butter
1 oz. emu oil
1 oz. jojoba oil
1 oz. sweet almond oil
small amount safflower, light olive or other clear light oil if needed to give
Tea Tree EO
Rosemary EO (go easy on this one.)
Take a pint glass canning jar and put it in a pan of water, heating gently. Melt the
beeswax in the jar. Add the cocoa butter; melt. Add the shea butter; melt. Add oils,
swirl; allow to remelt. Remove from heat; add EOs; pour into clean, dry containers;
seal. I like baby food jars (when I can get them) or the tiny jars that condiments
come in when you order room service in a hotel. (A friend of mine is in the hotel
business, and they save jars for me sometimes.) Glass is preferable IMO, even
though it may break if dropped, because I KNOW it won't react with any EO.
If I don't have shea butter, I don't worry about it; I cut down on the liquid oils. If I'm
out of one of the liquid oils, I use more of something else. The basic requirements are:
beeswax for solidity, cocoa butter for skin softening & nourishment, and oils for
softening, waterproofing, nourishment, and to make it "spreadable."
Emu oil in particular is good for arthritis & similar complaints, I'm told. I like it. Shea
butter is excellent for waterproofing--I try to use it especially when I make a baby
cream, for baby bottoms or chins, as both spots are frequently damp & have a
tendency to rashes. And no EOs except lavender or a little tea tree for a baby, per
last week's discussion.
For a lip balm, use more beeswax, as it should be a little stiffer, and no rosemary
EO--if you decide to add honey, stir while the balm is cooling or the honey separates
out; and do be aware that the balm will go bad much more quickly with honey in it.
At least in my experience.
Use all normal precautions--don't wander off; don't heat too hot; don't do this with
small children or nosy pets nearby....be safe & have fun.
Roxy's Body Butter
3oz cocoa butter
2oz mango butter
2oz shea butter
1oz coconut oil
1tsp calendula CO2
1tsp ACE (vitamin A,C,E)
Melt all ingredients together except the calendula and ACE. Let the product cool for
about 10 minutes and add calendula and ACE. Pour into chosen containers (I put
mine into one 8oz tin) and place in refrigerator to harden.
Keeps at room temperature. I take it with me to the pool and just keep the container
in my cooler so it doesn't totally melt. This melts quickly once it hits the skin and last
1/4 cup of distilled water
1/8 tsp of borax powder
1/2 cup mineral oil (can replace with castor oil, I probably would, as it is an excellent
carrier oil and good for your traumatized skin)
1 tsp of coconut oil
3 Tbsp grated beeswax
15 drops of fragrance oil
(makes 8 oz)
Boil water and add borax powder, stirring till dissolved. In a seperate heavy
saucepan over low heat, add mineral oil (or castor oil) coconut and beeswax and stir
until wax is dissolved. Once oils/beeswax mixture is melted and beeswax completely
melted, add borax/water solution a few drops at a time while oil is in motion, either
being stirred briskly with a wire wisk, or while the blender is engaged....if you add
this too quickly you will not end up with a properly emulsified cream and it will want
to seperate. Continue stirring until the mixture becomes a thick cream and has cooled
to room temp. (about 10 min.) spoon into wide mouth jar and close.
Expected shelf life is about 1 year to make body butter more solid, add an extra Tbs
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Lip and Skin Butter
20 ounces Almond Oil
1/2 pound Anhydrous Lanolin
8 ounces Glycerin
3 3/4 ounces Beeswax
5-10 drops of Essential Oil
Over low heat, dissolve the lanolin in the almond oil, add the glycerin and stir until all
three are dispersed. Add the finely-chopped beeswax, stirring until just melted, add
the essential oil, and pour the salve into containers. Stir the pot frequently and pour as
quickly as reasonable. If you take too long the lanolin and glycerin may begin to
Rae's Lip Balm
1 oz shredded beeswax
1 oz aloe vera oil
1 lb jar petroleum jelly
20 drops liquid vitamin E
2 tablespoons witch hazel
2 tablespoons dried herbs
(recommended are : leaves from comfrey, lavender, and bee balm & flowers from
chamomile and calendula)
Heat jelly until softened, add beeswax & herbs, continue to melt. Strain herbs with
cheesecloth. Stir in aloe, vit. E and witch hazel. Pour into containers.
Soothing Herbal Lip Balm
Makes about 20 1/2 oz balms.
1/8 oz (or 20 ml extract) each - powdered comfrey root, crushed calendula flowers,
powdered marshmallow root, crushed chamomile flowers.
100 ml of sweet almond oil (base oil) and/or calendula flower oil (infused)
40 ml Vitamin E
20 grams cocoa butter
50 grams beeswax
1 Tabl. lanolin
2-3 T Alkanet (for red color)
12 ml bitter orange (opt for flavor) or
12 ml cinnamon (opt for flavor) or
12 ml vanilla (opt for flavor) or
12 ml anise (opt for flavor) or
12 ml spearmint (opt for flavor) or
8 ml peppermint (opt for flavor)
Measure and combine base oil with extracts into pot and simmer over low heat until
alcohol from extracts has evaporated (20-40 minutes depending on batch size). (I
used dried herbs and simmered them in the oil for an hour. Strained them off and
continued per recipe.) Cut and weigh the beeswax, hold to the side while extract/oil
mix is simmering. Once alcohol has evaporated, strain oil/extract mixture to remove
"scum" which collected during heating process into measuring cup. Slowly pour
strained base oil/extract mix back into pot capturing leftover "scum"/water in bottom
of first measuring cup. Pour only the clean mixture back into pot. Measure and add
the infused oil, lanolin and cocoa butter to pot. Place pot over low heat, melt cocoa
butter and lanolin. Add beeswax. Once beeswax is melted, add vitamin E and EO or
any other heat-sensitive ingredients. Stir thoroughly but gently. Reduce heat on pot to
keep mixture from smoking but warm enough to keep beeswax from solidifying. Pour
1/2 a measuring cup's worth of mixture from pot into 2nd measuring cup and with a
careful and steady hand, pour immediately into lip balm containers. Repeat until all
balm has been poured. Allow balm to harden and cool for approx. 30 minutes before
putting on lids.
Peppermint Lip Balm
2 Tbsp petroleum jelly
1 tspn beeswax
10-14 drops peppermint EO
In a small pot, melt the petroleum jelly, then add beeswax. When melted, remove
from heat and add peppermint EO. Pour into a lip pot and cool.
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Lorena's Lip Balm
1/2 oz. bees wax
10 ml. shea butter
50 ml sweet almond oil
20 ml. vit. E. oil
20 ml. avocado oil
10 ml. olive oil
10 drops myrhh EO
Melt bees wax in double boiler. When almsost melted, add butter. Slowly add the
oils, stirring all the time. When completely melted, remove from heat. Add essential
oils. Pour into containers immediately (do this fast or re-melt as it hardens.).
Lorena Beccari 9/30/98
For this, first shave the way you usually do, and when your done immediately put conditioner
(yes, hair conditioner) on your legs, preferably sometype of moisterizing conditioner. let it stay
for 2 to 3 minutes and wash off with warm water. after that, put on your favorite lotion. enjoy
your sexy smooth legs!
while in shower smooth this mixture on legs:
* 3 smooshed strawberries
* 1/4 cup of shortening
Glycerin (for soap)
Textures(such as:apricot seed,eucalyptis)
Or Any other add-ons(i used pearlesent powder)
You take the glycerin, (however much needed for the mold, usually 4 ounces) and melt it
following the instructions on the package. You mix in any optional extras, and pour into the
mold. Let sit for 10-50 minutes, or until hard. After hardened, pop out of mold (running hot
water over the back of mold may help) and let sit for 2 weeks before using. then its ready!!!
it is so fun too!
5 drops of lavender essential oil
1/4 cup powdered milk
1 cup of water
Mix the ingredients together and stir well. Add to bath and enjoy!
To polish up those patchy remnants of a tan, bring your loofah into the bath with you, and add
one of these ingredients to speed up the exfoliating process:
3/4 cup of lemon juice added to your bath water helps to bleach a fading tan and smooth
away flaky skin. Or, you can mix a paste with lemon juice plus salt or sugar. Leave on the skin
for 30 minutes and rinse dry, dead skin off with it!
Oatmeal is great for soothing a sunburn as well as for exfoliating. Fill an old sock with oatmeal
and swish it in your bath water; once it's softened up, you can then scrub your body with it.
Vinegar restores the acid balance of skin and also acts as a gentle exfoliant. Try adding 1 cup
of raw apple cider vinegar to a lukewarm bath to ease the separation of peeling skin.
You can give your hair a great shine and help remove soap build up:
Blondes — Add a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to your rinse water.
Brunettes and Redheads — Add a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your rinse
Stir 1 teaspoon of honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water. After shampooing, pour the
mixture through you hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal
Chop one lemon (or an orange for dry hair). Place in a pot with 2 cups water. Boil until half of
the initial amount remains. Cool, strain, and place in a spray bottle. Store in the refrigerator.
If it is too sticky, add more water. Add one ounce rubbing alcohol as a preservative and then
the spray can be stored for up to two weeks unrefrigerated
To make your hair shimmer, add a sparkly face shimmer powder to your leave in conditioner.
it works excellent!!! try it out!
To make your hair unbelievably silky, mash up an avocado and rub all through your hair. rinse
out after a few minutes. it works! celebrities even do it! enjoy!!!
To get highlights or be a blonde just get lemon juice and put all over hair. Go to sun and stay
there for an hour. You will get some results. Everyday do this for about a week. If u want
highlights just put the juice how u want your highlights. Than comb it with a comb. Go to sun
as directed above.
Hair Conditioner: Mix 1/2 cup honey and 1/4 cup olive oil. (Use 2 Tablespoons oil for normal
hair.) Work a small amount at a time through hair until coated. Cover hair with a shower cap;
leave on 30 minutes. Remove shower cap; shampoo well and rinse. Dry as normal.
Wash hair. Pour Vinegar over hair. Don't rinse. Cleaner and shiny. It may smell though. :)
Dandruff Treatment: Mix one part of lemon juice with two parts of coconut oil. Massage into
the roots of the hair regularly. Wash out after three to four hours or leave overnight.
Use your regular shampoo, and mix 2-3 table spoons of it with the same amount of baking
soda. Use more for longer hair, but keep the balance even. Mix in a small bowl, apply like
regular shampoo and rinse. This will clean ur hair of all build up. :)
Stir 1 teaspoon of honey into warm water. Pour into hair after shampooing in the shower.( if
you have blonde hair you should add lemon juice to the mixture)
To get purple hair, well its the easiest thing ever! Get cranberry juice and put it all over ur hair
first wash ur hair with shampoo and conditioner, Then pour the cranberry juice on hair with no
sugar added is best to use. If u have cranberry juice with sugar added then u will first of all
need 2 cups of cranbery juice for ur hair, if with sugar add half a cup of water and put on hair.
Then best to blow dry when down. It will fade over the week.
This is a recipie for your hair to make it more shiny and soft. It calls for Mayo,beer,plastic
warp,and your fav nice smellin shampoo! First get the mayo and put it all over your hair.
Second put your hair up to put the plastic wrap around it(just warp your hair with the
stuff!)then leave on for 20 minutes at the most. When the time is up, take the warp out and
rinse your hair with one bottle of beer or a can of beer(that she be enough) Then once its all
rinsed with the beer(o yea do this in the bath tub)rinse your hair with water. Third then get a
nice smellin shampoo and put about the size od your palm, just all little less actually and
wash.You have to put the much shampoo cause it smells bad beer and mayo, but it really
works! Fourth conditioner is optional, once your down washing grap a towel and wrap it
around your head. After that i like to spray on some hair untangler or moose! :D
For Brunettes: Pour strong black coffee or black tea over your hair 15 times, re-using the
same rinse, let set 15 minutes, and rinse.
For a red shade; mix 1/2 cup beet juice with 1/2-cup carrot juice; pour over damp hair, let set
for an hour and rinse.
For blondes; mix 1-cup lemon juice with 3 cups chamomile tea, pour through damp hair, and
let sit for an hour and rinse out. Follow with conditioner.
Try using some clensing milk b4 u do it tho or sum type or hair protecting spray as it can
damage hair. Then afta u straighten it try putting some serum through ur locks to make them
softa dn not frizzy.
Pour cinnamon in to 12 or more ounces of water, let it boil for 5-10 minutes. After it cools
down, apply to hair scalp for 10 -15 minutes. Then shampoo and rinse as usual.
Hot oil treatment
Heat any vegetable oil (do not over heat). Apply to hair cover with shower cap and leave
on for 10-20 minutes.
Silky Aloe Vera Body Lotion
1 cup aloe vera gel
1 teaspoon lanolin
1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
1/3 cup coconut oil
1/2 to 3/4 ounce beeswax
3/4 cup almond oil
1 ½ teaspoons essential oil
Use a blender (or food processor) to mix the aloe vera gel, lanolin, & vitamin E oil. Microwave
coconut oil & beeswax in a glass container on high 30 seconds, and stir. Repeat heating in
10-second blocks until fully melted. Stir in almond oil, reheating if necessary. Run blender or
processor at low to medium speed, then pour in melted oils in thin stream. As the oil is
blended in, the cream will turn white and blender''s motor will start to grind.
As soon as melted oils are added and you''ve achieved mayonnaise-like consistency, stop the
blender, add essential oil and pulse-blend. Do not over blend. Transfer cream to glass jars
while still warm - the lotion will thicken quickly. This lotion really absorbs well and leaves no
residue on skin.
This recipe makes two cups.
1/2 cup oatmeal or cornmeal
plain yogurt (add enough yogurt to form a paste)
For a gentle facial cleanser mix ingredients, smooth over entire face avoiding eye area. Wash
off with warm water.
Smoothing Skin Lotion
Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub into
hands, elbows, heels and anywhere that feels dry. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with water.
For a refreshing feel and a clean face. Just beat an egg and place on face for 30 minutes, no
less! It removes acne as well
For oily skin: Rub papaya or paw paw on the face for oily skin.
Facial wash: Mix lemon juice and hot water in equal amounts and wash.
Even though everyone says you should use toothpaste, do not use it. it drys up your face
which can cause pimples as well. wash you face twice a day. dove soap works well. dont use
something harsh like a scented soap. those are drying. and moisturize sparingly. in the winter
you will need to moisturize more. but put it on dry patches only. and here is a hint for finding
the right moisturizer. look in the ingredients. do not buy anything that has mineral oil in it.
mineral oil destroys vitamin e and is horrible for your skin.
Hands & Feet
For rough hands take a tspn of sugar and lemon juice. Rub palms till sugar dissolves. Wash
of with cold water.
For rough hands boil potatoes, peel them before they get cold. Rub the pulp on hand and
Mix a few drops of lemon juice and glycerine in whole milk cream. Rub on your hands and
fingers at night.
Glycerine mixed with rose water or cucumber juice rubbed on hands cleans the skin.
Massage hands and fingers with almond oil at night.
When ever you put on to much nail polish and then your nails start getting yellow put on some
warm olive oil. You should get results after an hour :)
To whiten your nails, try these:
* Use a common whitening toothpaste. Try scrubbing your nails with Pearl Drops, it''s just as
easy as achieving a pearly white smile and will take away any stains and shine up your nails.
* Soak your nails in water with lemon juice or lemon slices. The lemon acts as an astringent
and will strip away stains. Once your hands are dry, you''ll only need to put on a couple of
coats of a clear topcoat.
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of sea salt
1/2 cup of olive oil
Sometimes I add a little scent to it but most of the time I don't. That would be an option you
can add if you would like.
Mix it up, rub it on your hands for a few minutes, then rinse it off.
Dried or chapped skin
Apply petroleum jelly (vaseline) affected area.
Soak your nails in warm water with lemon juice (or lemon slices) and sugar and leave
for a few minutes. Apply a topcoat and when it has dried up immediately soak your
nails in cold water.
Banana Hand & Foot Cream
Dry hands and feet will become smooth and soft overnight if you mix:
Smear on hands and wear white gloves to bed. Wash off in the morning. For dry feet,
smear the mixture on and wear heavy socks to bed, wash off in the morning.
Undereye dark rings: To get rid of them, you need to sleep. but to help hide them, add some
shimmer to there. the glitter helps detract light away from there. another trick you could do is
to put some glitter on the inside corner of your eye. try roller color in fairy pink.
get a bottle of tea tree oil and take a q-tip or a cotton swab and rub it on there. It smells awful,
but I heard that it works good for that
use a concealer...or try using cotton dipped in rose water
Whenever you have does black rings around your eyes, the cure for it to go away is to get
chamomile tea bags and place on your eye for 20 minutes.One tea bag in each eye.
Rest with the lights off.
P.S:and hey your not wasting tea,cause after you do that you can still make tea with it!
To lighten dark circles under your eyes, wrap a grated raw potato in cheesecloth and apply to
eyelids for 15-20 minutes. Wipe off residue and apply an eye cream.
If your eyes look tired here's a quick tip: Place tea-soaked cotton over eyelids and just relax
for five minutes!
Choosing makeup: Open up a bottle and dab a little on your jaw line go to the place in the
store where there is the most natural light and the color that is best for you skin will be the
one that best blends in and looks more natural to your skin tone.
it depends on your hair color and skin color
This is really simple and really works! when you have finished applying your makeup, take
some hairspray and spritz it into the air. close your eyes and tilt your head up to the ceiling
and let the hairspray fall of your face. the hairspray will dry on your face and protect your
makeup throughout the day!! enjoy!
Whenever u dont have any lip gloss around or chap stick then just put some vaseline with
petroleam jelly mix the two up and presto!
Quick Lip Gloss
1 packet of jello
This lip gloss is sooo yummy!!!
All u do is wet the Q-tip, and dip it into the flavor of jello of your choice!
p.s.-you might wanna choose something with a good "lipstick-color", because it will give your
lips a slight tinge.