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Homemade Face Moisturizer Recipe

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Skin & Hair Care | 0 comments

Homemade Face Moisturizer Recipe

A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for an exfoliating face scrub made from pantry staples. To complete your face care routine, here’s a recipe for a simple face moisturizer that was originally posted on the Healthy Vegan blog. I like this moisturizer because it that can be easily tailored to your skin and it’s incredibly inexpensive. The key ingredients are: Aloe vera gel – Buy a clear aloe, not the artificially colored green aloe. If you have an aloe plant at home, you can use the juice from that instead. Vegetable glycerin – This can often be found at health food stores or online. Carrier oil – Jojoba oil is a great oil for your face. But if you need something more moisturizing in the winter, sweet almond oil, avocado oil or olive oil would also be good choices. Essential oils (optional) – I use a mix of lavender and frankincense because the lavender adds an antiseptic quality and frankincense is a great toner. To help you choose the right essential oils for your skin, I highly recommend The Essential Oils Handbook for your bookshelf. Homemade Face Moisturizer 2015-01-01 19:29:04 This simple moisturizer can be easily tailored to your skin and is incredibly inexpensive. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel 1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin 3 drops jojoba oil or other carrier oil 3 drops lavender essential oil (optional) 3 drops frankincense essential oil (optional) Instructions Mix the ingredients together and store in a sealed container. Adapted from Kathy, Healthy Vegan Blog Adapted from Kathy, Healthy Vegan Blog A Green Routine http://agreenroutine.com/ Like this post? Subscribe to our email list, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Pinterest for more green living...

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Homemade Exfoliating Face Scrub From Pantry Staples

Posted by on Jul 26, 2012 in Skin & Hair Care | 0 comments

Homemade Exfoliating Face Scrub From Pantry Staples

Oatmeal. Sugar. Vanilla extract. A carrier oil. Those simple ingredients make an amazing exfoliating face scrub that’s gentle enough to use every day and leaves your skin looking great and feeling soft and moisturized. You likely have the ingredients for this homemade face scrub in your pantry already, but before you mix them up there are a few things to consider. Oatmeal expands when wet. To avoid clogging your drain with large flakes, grind the oatmeal using a spice or coffee grinder or a mortar and pestle. Your choice of a carrier oil depends on your skin and possibly even the season. I’ve found that sweet almond oil is perfect in the winter because it’s a great moisturizer. For the summer, I switched to apricot kernel oil which is a little lighter and smooths skin to improve its texture. Grapeseed oil is also very light and good for oily skin because of it’s astringent qualities. For very dry skin, try olive oil. If you are new to making your own personal products and overwhelmed with the carrier oil options jojoba oil is a good choice because it is very similar to the natural oil on our skin making it a  good oil for most people. Also, since it is like the oil on our skin it strengthens sensitive skin, balances oily skin and clears acne. Jojoba oil is a popular carrier oil and often available in pharmacies and health food stores, including Trader Joe’s (near the shampoo section). Exfoliating Face Scrub 2015-03-21 19:02:38 This exfoliating face scrub is gentle enough to use every day and leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Write a review Save Recipe Print Ingredients 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon sweet almond oil (or other carrier oil) 1 tablespoon oatmeal (ground) 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Instructions Mix all the ingredients together. A Green Routine http://agreenroutine.com/ Like this post? Subscribe to our email list, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Pinterest for more green living...

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