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  • Face Cleansing Recipes From the Kitchen

    Posted on April 14th, 2010 Patricia No comments

    How to make awesome facial cleansers right from your own kitchen. Several methods and recipes included…

    Ya know what? I have always always had a hard time using commercial soap on my face. It bugs me and makes my skin red and irritated. So I decided one day to put together some nourishing and cleansing recipes of my own. Once I discovered how well they worked, I decided to share them with the world and save others from the nasty “red face” effect of harsh soap in this most prominent area. (Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic.) Anyway, these recipes do work. Before I begin with ingredients, I would like to address a few important points:

    1)You can add/delete other ingredients you may have around that haven’t been mentioned.

    2)Plain water is just fine to mix the ingredients with for cleansing purposes however, other liguids may be mentioned in the recipe like milk or lemon etc. as optional.

    3)Most all of these recipes can be stored without refrigeration as they are composed of dry ingredients unless otherwise noted (ie: herbs used are all dry form not fresh. So, feel free to whip one up, tie a ribbon onto it and give it as a gift to someone!

    Here is what you will need:

    A Glass Container, Jar, Jelly Jar, Ceramic or Porcelin Container. Glass baby food jars work great. You must have a lid!

    A Coffee Grinder, or Food Processor, or Mortar and Pestle. (Using a mortar and pestle takes awhile, and some ingredients may not break down so well with this method. However, it can also be a very therapeutic thing to do if you have the time and patience.)

    A clean spoon to stir and place cleanser into a container.

    How to do it:
    Grind all ingredients INDIVIDUALLY either in a grinder, processor or by hand and THEN blend in the proportions given. Once blended, you may add essential oil (suggestions noted), and bottle it. Liquid is added per usage at the time you are actually washing your face. You may use plain water, or combine with the liquid suggestions given. You can make cleansers up ahead of time and and if kept sealed in a cool dry spot, they will stay fresh for about 6 months. If kept in the refrigerator they will last almost indefinately. By preparing ahead of time you will always have some available and can portion out what you will use each week.

    NOTE:Amounts are given in parts so that you can make as little or as much as you need without having to really calculate precisely. Substitute your unit of measure for the word “Part” in the recipes. (I.E. 1 tablespoon of herb, 2 tablespoons of oats, 3 tablespoons dry milk and so on. If you were using a cup measure it would be 1 cup herb, 2 cups oats and so on…). Specific ingredients will be given in the individual recipes, choose one to make, or make all of them!

    Good General Purpose Cleanser
    3 Part: Steelcut or whole oats
    3 Part: Organic dried milk or goat milk
    2 Part: Lavander flowers
    2 Part: Comfrey root
    Suggestions: Add 2 drops lavander oil to every 4 oz. of dry recipe, mix and bottle. For washing use water, milk, or green tea.

    To Cleanse and Exfoliate
    3 Part: Steelcut or whole oats
    3 Part: Organic dried milk or goat milk
    1 Part: Sea Salt
    1 Part: Rosemary
    1 Part: Orange Peel
    1 Part: Fennel seed
    Suggestions: Add 2 rosemary orange oil to every 4 oz. of dry recipe, mix and bottle. For washing use water, milk, or herbal tea.

    To Cleanse and Moisturize
    3 Part: Steel cut or whole oats
    3 Part: Organic dried milk or goat milk
    1 Part: Rosepetals
    1 Part: Chamomile flowers
    1 Part: Calendula flowers
    1 Part: Slippery elm bark
    Suggestions: Add 2 drops rose or chamomile oil to every 4 oz. of dry mixture and bottle. For washing use water, milk, or warmed honey.

    To Cleanse and Combat Oily Skin
    3 Part: Steel cut or whole oats
    1 Part: Fullers Earth or kaolin clay
    1 Part: Brewers yeast
    1 Part: Grapefruit or lemon Peel
    2 Part: Calendula Flowers
    2 Part: Peppermint leaves
    Suggestions: Add 2 drops peppermint or grapefruit oil to every 4 oz. of dry mixture and bottle. For washing use water, witch hazel bark decoction, or green tea.

    To Cleanse and Lighten Skin
    3 Part: Steelcut oats or whole oats
    2 Part: Organic dried milk or goat milk
    1 Part: Chamomile flowers
    1 Part: Lemon peel
    1 Part: Elderflowers
    2 Part: Almonds
    Suggestions: Add 2 drops rose oil to every 4 oz. of dry mixture and bottle. For washing use water, milk, or herbal tea.

    To Nourish and Clarify Skin

    2 Part: Steelcut oats or whole oats
    3 Part: Organic dried milk or goat milk
    1 Part: Sage leaves
    2 Part: Lavender flowers
    1 Part: Kelp
    1 Part: Green Clay
    Suggestions: Add 2 drops rose geranium oil to every 4 oz. of dry mixture and bottle. For washing use water, milk, or nettles tea.

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