Make your own cold cream & face mask

__________________________Recipes_____________________________ MINTY COLD CREAM Used to remove grime and makeup. The oil and shortening will glide the dirt and make-up off your face, while the aloe sooths and helps to cut the oils. The mint also helps to take the oils off the skin, while toning it. This is an easy recipe to make at home and will be good for about two weeks. __Ingredients__ 1/4 cup vegetable shortening (the thick vegetable kind, not animal) 1/4 aloe vera gel 1 tsp olive or avocado oil 1 or 2 drops essential oil of peppermint, or spearmint, or both __Directions__ Warm the vegetable shortening until it melts, then remove from heat. Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes, then fold into the aloe vera gel. Then add the olive or avocado oil. Continue to fold for at least a minute, add the essential oil(s), and stir for another full minute. Put mixture into a jar or tin and store in the refrigerator. FACIAL MASK This is a good mask for any skin type, but is especially good for dry skin because it does not over-dry it. The peppermint oil clarifies the skin. There is NO shelf life to this blend. You need to use it as you make it. ___Ingredients__ 1/4 cup soy powder 1/4 cup unflavored yogurt 1 to 2 drops peppermint essential oil __Directions__ Mix the soy powder and unflavored yogurt to make a paste, then add the peppermint essential oil. Pat onto your face and allow to sit for 30 minutes. Rinse off with water, and look at the glow! You should be able to find all the ingredients needed for these recipes in the grocery store, the pharmacy, a health food store and/or a craft store. *These recipes are from the Good Earth Bath, Beauty & Health Book written by Casey Kellar

3 comments:

Sew Bettie said...

Great recipe. So many projects so little time!

Crystal said...

I really want to try the relaxing bath tea and the sea weed wrap!!! Great post!!! Thanks for sharing!

Uniquegarden said...

I am so glad you found the information useful! I hope that if/when you try the recipes you'll come back & post about your experience with them! I'll be adding a lot more recipes as time goes on, so keep checking back!