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Awesome Moisturizing Exfoliant/Mask

All Natural Skin Care With Essential Oils and Dried Harvested Lavender.

 

A great skin care product that uses all natural ingredients and easy to make that you can use as a  Exfoliant and or mask, Plus the skin benefits from the essential oils! which makes this a three for one easy to use regime!

As you know their are so many skin care products on the market and have a list of ingredients that you can’t even produce or chemicals that you wouldn’t want on your face so why not try something natural.  I will say if you look, their are some that are now beginning to use some natural essential oils .  The use of essential oils such as lavender, geranium, neroli, rosemary and rose are none historic anti-aging choices for mature skin, and frankincense, carrot see, and helichrysum rejuvenate skin by encouraging the formation of new skin cells.  Herbs such as Gota kilt and emollient herbs like marshmallow and comfrey.

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Natural Exfoliant/Mask.                             Pkm

Because this lady here is of a mature age I will be making my recipe to us ladies happy and smooth skin!  It is a great product to use for people who work out side a lot  to to exfoliate all the debris and clogged pores removing all the gunk from our face and not to mention exposure to the sun!  With the great essential oils that are so helpful  for skin rejuvenation, promote skin cell growth, help with wrinkles, removes dead skin cells,  skin problems, and the massaging the face as your washing also helps with circulation in the face.  So what do you get a healthy glowing soft clean skin!  I know there are things we can’t stop with aging, But we can at least try our best to take care of our skin plus it won’t be so bad when we really get older!

It’s not  something we have to do everyday but at least 2-3 times a week especially if you have oily skin or out in the environment working around dirt, dust or chemicals,  But my thinking why not at least every other day.  So let’s do this!  It is so simple and fun to make.

Ingredients you will need:   Oatmeal (dry), cornmeal (dry) , essential oils,  a food chopper, glass jars with lids.

  • 2 cups of dry oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup of dry cornmeal
  • carrot seed essential oil
  • 1 cup dried Lavender Buds
  • peppermint essential oil

Mix the oatmeal and cornmeal together  then pour into food blender/chopper and blend till almost fine leaving some chucks of oatmeal,  Pour 1/2 of that into a bowl, Then add the dried Lavender buds and blend together.  Now add that to the bowl and stir all together.

Now it’s time to add the Essential Oils!

  • 20 drops of carrot seed oil
  • 7 drops of peppermint oil

 

Transfer blended mix into clean jars and apply lids!  Thats It!  so easy and smells so good.

How to use it:

Moisten your face and add enough water to a  tablespoon of powder or so and apply to moist face and gently scrub around avoiding your eyes;  You can even leave it on for 10 min for a mask.

 Just play around and have fun with it and you will feel invigorated and relaxed from the oils!

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ESSENTIAL OILS INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

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Home-made Scent Tarts

Lavender Fields


As part of ridding chemicals from our home I have been making my own scent bars/Tarts with natural wax and Essential Oils , not Fragrances which still have chemicals in them.

The Lavender ones I made with my Own Harvested Lavender and used the flower buds along with some pure Lavender Essential Oil.

I use a 1/2 pound of natural soy wax (not from a craft store). I order on line Amazon.

    Weigh out on scale then add to double broiler and heat to 180 degrees F then remove from fire and add
    2 tsp Lavender
    1/2. Dried Lavender buds (save half for top of scent tart)
    Stir gently and pour into molds and let harden. I usually let mine set for a few day to season a bit.

Now just drop into a wax warmer and enjoy and relax! Lavender is good for that!


Sweet Nothings

Another Scent Tart I made I using

  • 2 Tsp of Ylang Ylang
  • 1/2 Tsp Cedar Wood
  • 1/4 Tsp Vetiver
  • 1/4 Tsp Clove Bud
  • Cook same as above

Gently stir and pour into mold, oh I love the Silicon molds I purchased on line also!

Essential Oils of Yang Ylang, vetiver, cedar wood and Clove bud.

Note I did not add in coloring to my wax if I did I use natural coloring such as herbs, seeds, fruit and such.

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Deodorant with Lavender (Serves 4 oz jar)

Ingredients:

1/4 cup Shea butter

2 Tabl  coconut oil

3 heaping Tbl beeswax  ( I use the small pellets)

3 Tbl baking soda

2 Tbl arrowroot powder/ or substitute with cornflower

20 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

10 drops of Tee tree ESsential Oil

In a double broiler or bowl placed in pan of water over medium heat, bring the water to slightly boil.

Add the Shea butter and Coconut oil to the top bowl . Once she Butter and coconut oil melt add the beeswax and stir until all ingredients are liquid.  Remove the bowl from heat and quickly add the arrowroot and baking soda. Add the essential oils stirring to combine all ingredients.

pour the deodorant into a 4 oz Mason jar.

The deodorant will solidify as it cools.  I use about a Dime size amount and just rub under arms and its not sticky and smells good!

Enjoy this Healthy Natural deodorant without all the chemicals!

 

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Owie Blend (spray)

Good for those little cuts and scratches!

 

Ingredients:  Essential Oils

  • 15 drops of Melaleuca
  • 15 drops of Lavender
  • 5 drops Frankincense

Top off 1-2 oz spray bottle with FCO(Fractionated coconut oil) and shake gently.  Great for kids and Adults!  No additives or chemicals and it smells wonderful!

Author- Pamela Marston.  Photos- Pamela Marston

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Owie Blend Spray

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Wood Polish

IMG_00121/4 CUP OLIVE OIL

1/4 CUP VINEGAR

 

10- DROPS ESSENTIAL OILS. (. WILD ORANGE, ARBORVITAE OR LEMON

MIX ALL IN 8 OZ SPRAY BOTTLE

ENJOY!!

 

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EASY DISH SOAP

2 TB OF BORAX

2 TB OF WASHING SODA

1 C. DISTILLED WATER

3/4 C. OF SAL SUDS (  I BUY THIS ON AMAZON)

15-20 DROPS OF PEPPERMINT OIL AND TEA TREE OIL

OPTIONAL:

1/2 TB OF GLYCERIN AND 1/2 TB OF NOURISHING OILS SUCH AS JOJOBA, ALMOND, ETC.

HEAT THE WATER TILL IT BOILS, THEN TURN OFF AND ADD THE WASHING SODA AND BORAX, STIR TO DISSOLVE.  LET IT COOL 5 MIN.  ADD THE SAL SUDS AND ESSENTIAL OIL INTO THE WATER MIXTURE.  WHISK VIGOROUSLY AND POUR INTO SOAP DISPENSER.  I USE PINT JARS  THEIR CUTE!

It smells so good!  And cleans well , Just know it won’t be as sudsy as store brands, but works great!!  Experiment with other EO also, I personally love the Lavender and Tea Tree combo!

IT MAY SEPARATE AFTER 24 HRS, JUST SAKE IT UP AND ENJOY!

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All in One BathRoom Cleaner

Bathroom cleaner

2 C. of Distilled water
1TB of Baking Soda
3 TB of Liquid Castile Soap ( I love the Almond scented one)
30 Drops of Orange Essential Oil
1- Spray Bottle
Pour water into bottle, followed by the baking soda , soap and Essential Oils. Shake to mix the ingredients.

Great for tub,tile, toilet, sink, and the floor!!

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COUGH REMEDY

I LOVE THIS REMEDY AND FOR ME IT REALLY WORKS!

1/4 TSP CAYENNE PEPPER

1/4 TB GINGER

1 TB HONEY

2 TB DISTILLED WATER

( I LIKE TO ADD A TB OF COCONUT OIL TO MINE, IT SOOTHS THE THROAT ALSO)

USE 1 TB FOR COUGH

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LIQUID HAND SOAP

                 

EASY TO MAKE HAND SOAP AND I CAN INCLUDE MY ESSENTIAL OILS ALSO.

1/2 C CASTILE SOAP ( LIKE DR.BRONNER)

1/2 C OF DISTILLED WATER

1 TB OF VITAMIN E OIL

1TB NOURISHING  OIL SUCH AS; JOJOBA OIL, ALMOND OIL

15 DROPS OF TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL

5-10 DROPS OF LAVENDER OR PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

I USE A PINT MASON JAR,  ADD THE WATER FOLLOWED BY THE SOAP AND NEXT THE OILS.  SHAKE TO MIX TOGETHER.

I FOUND SOME PUMPS THAT HAVE THE LID BUILT ON AT JO ANNS FABRICS.

HAPPY SOAP DAY !

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Liquid Multi Purpose Cleaner

I love this stuff and can add my Essential oils in it also!

 

1-16 Oz Spray Bottle

1/4 C. white Vinegar

1-3/4 C.  Distilled Water

30 Drops of Essential Oil

 

I like to use 15 Drops of Lavender, then 15 Drops of Tea Tree Oil, or Lemon, Peppermint or Eucalyptus Oil.

Pour into 16 oz spray bottle   and  Shake this all tog,  and thats it !!  

Easy Huh !!