DIY Skin Care!

Last week I did a live on Facebook on organic skin care ingredients and why our skin care is important. I am going to share the information from my slides on here as well as the recipes. This spring is a great time to make our own products and get creative!

Our Skin

Prevents water lost from the body

Protects body from UV radiation from the sun

Provides a protective barrier against outside micro-organisms

Helps control entry of foreign materials

Major organ involved in eliminating wastes and impurities from your body


Skin Stats

The average women exposes herself to 167 different chemicals- That’s just using about 12 products total a day

What you put on your skin also affects your baby. 300 contaminants have been detected in the umbilical cord blood of newborns

We absorb 60-70% of what we put on our skin!

Once you apply a cream, soap, deodorant, etc… these are not filtered by your body’s digestive system. They penetrate your skin and hit your blood and lymphatic systems.


Ingredients Adressed:

Coconut

Aloe Vera

Witch Hazel

Essential Oils

Coconut

Medicinal Uses:

Analgesic

Anti-bacterial

Anti-carcinogenic

Anti-fungal-kills yeast and fungi

Types:

There is refined & unrefined

•Organic, cold pressed, and unrefined is best for raw uses like body care

Helpful for:

dry skin, rashes, bruises, irritated skin, sensitive skin, eczema, other skin conditions

Helps prevent moisture loss

Reduces inflammation and contains powerful antioxidants to reduce oxidative stress

Aloe Vera

Helps:

Calm & Sooth the skin Helps with sun burn

Dry skin

Cold sores

Digestion & inflammation

Has:

more than 75 potentially active components including vitamins, minerals, saccharides, amino acids, anthraquinones, enzymes, salicylic acids, and more!

Contains:

vits A,C,E- great for your skin cells!

Witch Hazel

Acts as an astringent-dries up

Great for blemishes and black heads-removes excess oil from the skin. Be careful not to use it on dry areas of skin as it will dry it out further

Reduces blisters, bug bites, poison ivy, inflammation, toothaches, swelling, ingrown hairs, oily skin, varicose veins, redness, sunburn, hemorrhoids, allergic reactions.

Made from bark and leaves of a plants that is also called winterbloom.

Helps stop cellular damage, prevent aging, and speed up healing

Great anti-viral and polyphenolic-shown to inhibit cell replicating in human cancer cells. It helps protect against DNA damage.

Helps with build up of oil on your scalp

Results from use vary from person to person. Always be consistent and use a combination of things.

Types:

There is witch hazel extract, witch hazel tea, and witch hazel water. Witch hazel tea can be used internally (helps with sore throats).

Essential Oils

Are Volatile – not like olive oil or coconut oil

Distilled from a plant by its bark, leaves, flowers, berries, or peels.

Gentle oils: Frankincense & Lavender

Anti-Bacterial: Lavender, tea tree, lemon, orange, thieves blend, frankincense, lemongrass, and many more.

Anti- Viral: Oregano, thyme, rosemary

Always dilute on sensitive skin with a carrier oil! 1 drop to 1 tsp for sensitive skin or 1 drop to 1 TBSP for babies and very young children. Carrier oils like almond, coconut, olive, avocado, or jojoba are great.

Always dilute hot oils like: cinnamon, clove, oregano, thieves, etc. Do not put on eyes!

Healing Oils: Lavender, frankincense, helichrysm, manuka, rose, geranium, and more.

COCONUT WHIP RECIPE

Ingredients:

1cup coconut oil

1/3 cup aloe vera gel

5 drops Vit E oil

10 drops your choice of essential oils

Directions:

Mix together with a hand blender and whip till all is combined.

Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator between uses. There is no preservative so it will need to be stored when not in use. Let warm up a little as it will harden a little from being in the fridge.

Keeps up to 2 months.

FACIAL TONER RECIPE

Ingredients:

2oz glass spray bottle

10 drops essential oils of choice

Distilled water

Aloe Juice

Witch Hazel-Acne prone skin

Directions:

Add essential oils to the bottle and fill half with distilled water and half with aloe vera juice, or for problem skin add water half way and then fill other half with witch hazel. Use and spray as a toner after cleansing and before moisturizer.

ESSENTIAL OIL ROLL ON RECIPE

15 drops essential oils –your choice ( I love orange & spearmint for energy and focus).

Fill 10ml glass tube (leaving some space on top for when you put the bead in)

Carrier oil: jojoba, avocado, fractionated coconut oil, almond oil, or apricot oil.


Get Creative!

With these simple recipes and ingredients, you can use them over and over again for many areas of the skin. Get creative and try different essential oils. Find what works for you. You can create stress away blends, uplifting blends, relaxing blends, energy and focus blend, or just simply beautiful spring scents. Even brighten someone's day and give one of these as a gift to them. Here's to healthier and non-toxic skin care!

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