Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DIY Floral Water Body Splash

Floral Water Body Splash is PERFECT for hot weather.
I love wearing my all-natural perfumes, but sometimes in the warmer months of the year, I like to splash on my handcrafted Floral Water Body Splash made with all-natural hydrosols.  I keep a few refreshing blends in the cold fridge and use them after swimming, sunning, biking and just getting too hot from being outside all day.

According to Mountain Rose Herbs, "Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are products from steam distilling plant materials. Hydrosols are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. When a distiller brews plant material with water in a large cooker the steam fills the pot and, as it rises, it causes the glands of the plants to burst and release the oils and essence of the plant into the steam. The oil rises through a condenser and collects in a separate vessel. This is what we know as essential oil, but what about all that fragrant water that was steamed with the original plant material? That is our hydrosol, or floral water. Hydrosols are usually the result of essential oil production as a by-product but the highest quality hydrosols come from the devoted distillers who, with artist like precision steam the floral and plant material strictly to product a hydrosol." 

All the Hydrosols offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are produced in this fashion and are of the highest quality. Click HERE to learn more. 

Hydrosols are much lighter and less potent than essential oils and are perfect when a much softer and gentle fragrance is desired. 

Mountain Rose Herbs currently offers twenty-two beautiful and aromatic hydrosols. 

Bay Laurel: Has a bright, slightly medicinal, spicy green aroma, reminiscent of freshly crushed bay leaves. 

Blood Orange: A refreshing hydrosol that is sweet sunshine in a bottle. A sweet citrus aroma. 

Calendula: Refreshing, soothing, sweet, and floral. 

Chamomile: A light fruity floral aroma. Very calming and gentle. 

Clary Sage: Very gentle and calming with a pleasantly herbaceous and bittersweet floral aroma. Much like the essential oil, but much softer. 

Cucumber: Refreshing, cooling, crisp aroma that is perfect for Summer. Smells like a fresh cucumber. 

Douglas Fir: Soft forest-like aroma that is green and slightly balsamic. Transport yourself to a mossy forest. Perfect for gender neutral aroma blends. 

Eucalyptus: Very delightful! Softly camphoraceous and cooling with green undertones. 

Helichrysum: Smells like a diluted version of the essential oil. Dry-green floral with earthy tea-like back notes. 

Lavender: Subtle, relaxing, balancing aroma with sweet floral top notes much like the essential oil but  much more grassier and delicious. 

Lemon Balm: Very calming aroma! 

Lemon Verbena: Uplifting aroma which is perfect for hot cloudy days when you need a little emotional pick-me-up. 

Lime: Crisp, refreshing, invigorating with subtle citrus notes. 

Neroli: Delightful, uplifting, bitter-sweet citrusy floral aroma that is very delicious and complex. 

Peppermint: Minty, fresh, revitalizing, well rounded and robust. Great for misting on the feet and scalp. 

Rose Geranium:Very exotic and floral. One of my favorite bases for the body splash recipes. 

Rose: The QUEEN of the hydrosols. Smells like a rose with complex floral notes. Very sensual!

Rosemary: Energizing and stimulating! Smells very lovely like fresh rosemary. 

Spearmint: Sweet, minty, reminiscent of an infusion of the fresh leaves. Calming and refreshing aroma. 

Tulsi (Holy Basil): Divine! Warm, soothing and slightly spicy aroma. 

Ylang Ylang: Smells exactly like a very subdued version of the essential oil. Sweet, intoxicating and floral. 

Customize your body mist exactly the way you like. Here are a few ideas to get your started!
Each recipe makes a four ounce body splash. Store in a glass bottle and away from direct heat and sun. 

You can find beautiful refillable glass atomizers which are perfect to store your body splash in. 


  • 3 ounces Rosemary Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Spearmint Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Cucumber Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Lime Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Lemon Verbena Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Neroli Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Ylang Ylang Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Rose Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Douglas Fir Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Lime Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Spearmint Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Peppermint Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Eucalyptus Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Bay Laurel Hydrosol

  • 3 ounces Lavender Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Calendula Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Rose Geranium Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Ylang Ylang Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Chamomile

  • 1 ounce Calendula Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Neroli hydrosol plus 2 ounces Lavender Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Bay Laurel Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Clary Sage Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Douglas Fir Hydrosol

  • 3 ounces Tulsi Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Rose Hydrosol


The ideas are unlimited! What will you create? I would love to hear about your refreshing creations.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Calendula and Sea Buckthorn Lip Balm

A First-Aid Blanket for your Lips!
This is an ultra-nourishing formula that softens lips and eliminates dryness and rough texture. The calendula infused oil provides advanced healing nourishment and soothing relief to your lips. The repairing sea buckthorn oil provides powerful healing and long-term protection. This lip balm is a first aid blanket for your lips.

Keep your lips chap-free and soft all summer long!

You can make your own calendula infused oil or purchase it ready-made from Mountain Rose Herbs
According to Mountain Rose Herbs, calendula oil is one of the most popular and effective topical oils. This oil makes an excellent base for lip balms. It is gentle and cooling and perfect for anyone spending a lot of time outdoors with high exposure to the elements. It is exceptional for those with sensitive skin. If you don't want to make it yourself (it takes about 6 weeks), you can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs. They make small batches that is solar infused in a window at their facility. They only use certified organic Calendula officinalis flowers, organic Olive oil and a touch of Vitamin E Oil. Click here to learn more. If you want to learn how to make it yourself, visit my Calendula Infused Oil Tutorial page HERE.

You can purchase certified organic Sea Buckthorn oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. Click HERE
Sea Buckthorn oil is a very interesting and therapeutic oil.  It is cold pressed from the entire berry and seeds. This oil is high in essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols and phytosterols. You only need a tiny bit in your recipe to realize the benefits. The color is a natural deep amber red that gives you lip balm a nice sunshine color. Shop Mountain Rose Herbs for Sea Buckthorn Oil. Click HERE.

The middle oil is the bright red Sea Buckthorn Oil. A little goes a long way!
Calendula and Sea Buckthorn Lip Balm
makes seven  0.15 ounce  twist up tubes

1 tablespoon, plus one teaspoon grated Beeswax
1 1/2 tablespoons Shea butter
1 tablespoon Calendula infused oil
1 teaspoon Sea Buckthorn oil
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
10 drops of essential oil (optional) such as lavender, sweet orange or lemon

Measure out the grated beeswax and Shea butter into a glass measuring cup and sit it in a pot with a few inches of simmering water. Stir until melted. Add in the Calendula oil and Sea Buckthorn oil. Stir  again, until melted together. Remove from heat and stir in the Vitamin E Oil and essential oil if using.

Quickly and carefully, pour the melted mixture into lip balm tubes. Allow to cool and harden. Place caps on tubes. This recipe makes enough for sharing!

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Calming Chamomile Lotion


This is the perfect lotion to use before retiring to bed! You get triple chamomile magic in this luxurious lotion. Chamomile hydrosol, Roman chamomile essential oil and German Chamomile essential oil.  Guaranteed to calm your frazzled nerves, soothe your soul and help you relax. Best massaged over chest, neck, decollate, and into the temples while breathing deeply and focusing on calming positive thoughts.

Store this lotion in the fridge (since it does not contain preservatives) and use within three weeks.

Need some calming inspiration? Imagine standing in the middle of this beautiful natural landscape....what do you hear....what do you smell....what do you see....what do you feel


Calming Chamomile Lotion
makes about 4 ounces

5 teaspoons sweet almond oil
1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
1/2 teaspoon stearic acid
2 heaping teaspoons emulsifying wax NF
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Measure the sweet almond oil, vegetable glycerin, stearic acid and emulsifying wax into  a glass measuring cup and sit this in a saucepan containing a few inches of simmering water. Stirring occasionally, until everything has melted and the temperature reaches about 160 degrees F.

Measure the chamomile hydrosol into another glass measuring cup, sit this in a saucepan of simmering water, and heat to a temperature of about 160 degrees F.


Carefully remove both measuring cups from the simmering water. Pour the oil and wax mixture carefully into a heatproof mixing bowl and mix with a hand-held mixer set on medium speed. Carefully add the hydrosol and mix for a further 5 minutes. Add in the vitamin E and both essential oils and mix for a few more minutes.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Rosemary Infused Ghee Hair Mask

I have just about the thinnest hair in the world. Seriously! When I fashion my hair into a ponytail, I have to wrap the elastic thingy about five times around my hair to get it to hold.  My daughter on the other hand, has super thick and gorgeous hair that she flat irons almost daily! Needless to say, her hair gets damaged and stripped of its natural oils and moisture quite quickly.

I have a ton of recipes for hair masks that call for exotic ingredients like Shea butter, Kukui nut oil, Argan oil and other speciality items that can make your hair supple, soft and manageable. I realize that not everyone has these expensive ingredients in their pantry just waiting to be whipped up into a beauty product.  Did you know that you can use simple butter and olive oil to make an incredible hair saving mask?

Say Hello to my Rosemary Infused Ghee Hair Mask.  This is the emergency recipe to make when you are at your wit's end with your unruly dried out hair that needs some type of intensive treatment before you decide to just shave your head and start over (I have been there!!!!!).

My recipe will add softening oils back into your hair to keep it soft and supple and super smooth!
You need three simple ingredients! One stick of UNSALTED butter (not margarine), 1/4 cup olive oil and one large sprig of fresh rosemary.

First, make the ghee which takes about 15 minutes. Add in the stick of unsalted butter to a saucepan set over medium-high heat. Once the butter starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium. The butter is going to start foaming and then turn mostly clear. Keep cooking it until it starts to foam again and the butter takes on a light golden color. The milk solids will start to turn darker brown on the bottom of the pan. Turn off the heat and strain the butter through a fine mesh strainer into a heatproof container. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel and add the ghee back in along with the olive oil and rosemary. Turn the heat to the lowest setting possible and place a tight fitting lid over the top of the sauce pan.  Allow the rosemary to infuse for about 15 minutes. Try to keep the temperature of the ingredients to just under 140 degrees so you don't fry the rosemary. You can turn the stove on and off if you need to adjust the temperature so you don't overcook the rosemary.

Remove the rosemary sprig and any bits that may have separated. Return the hot mixture to a heatproof container to cool completely. Store in a container with a tight fitting lid.

To use: comb through dry hair and apply two tablespoons (or more for longer hair) working from the crown to the ends of the hair. Put a hair cap on and wear the mask for at least three hours (great time to binge watch some television!). Take a few paper towels and gently remove as much hair mask as you can from your hair. Shampoo and condition as usual. Store the product in the refrigerator for best results. Use once a week if needed.

This is a great recipe for taming your unruly beard and facial hair too! Guys love the herbaceous rosemary aroma of this recipe.

his information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Friday, May 13, 2016

DIY Chakra Balancing Body Sprays

Namaste! Chakra balancing products are becoming very popular. Body sprays, essential oil roll-ons, perfume mists, bath salts and even healing stone jewelry are being used by a lot of folks in this hectic world we live in to balance their spirits, minds and energy fields.  I would like to contribute my seven recipes for Chakra Balancing Body Sprays. Once you create your base (essentially just distilled water and a dash of vodka) you can add in some specific essential oils to create balancing mists for each of the seven chakras.

Make your body spray base first. 

There are a couple of ways to make the body spray base. You can use simple distilled water with a little bit of vodka or you can use hydrosols.  If you choose hydrosols (aka floral waters) I suggest the following for each chakra.....

Root Chakra: Lemon Balm Hydrosol

Sacral Chakra: Clary Sage Hydrosol

Solar Plexus Chakra: Blood Orange or Neroli Hydrosol

Heart Chakra: Rose or Lemon Verbena Hydrosol

Throat Chakra: Chamomile Hydrosol

Third Eye Chakra: Lavender or Rosemary Hydrosol

Crown Chakra: Neroli or Lavender Hydrosol

You can purchase all these floral waters at Mountain Rose Herbs. Click HERE

If you choose to use the water/vodka blend, mix three parts distilled water and one part vodka together to make the body spray base. For example, if you want to make a four ounce bottle, use three ounces of distilled water and one ounce of vodka. You will need to shake the bottle very well before each use because the essential oils will float to the top as they are hydrophobic and don't play well with water.

Use before yoga, meditation or anytime you need to bring a sense of balance and peace to your world. 
I recommend that you use glass amber bottles with sprayers. Many of the essential oils used in the recipes can degrade plastic bottles. You can purchase glass bottles at Mountain Rose Herbs. 

When I make body mists I like to keep the essential oil dilution to just around 2% to 3%. These are not perfumes and should only be noticed in a very subtle and gentle manner. You are the only person that needs to know you are wearing them.  This is especially important if you are misting yourself before a group yoga class! If you make a four ounce bottle of product, you only need a total of 60 to 100 drops  of essential oils per bottle. "Your NOSE should be the only one that KNOWS"

There is no official hard science on which oils MUST or SHOULD be used for each specific chakra.  However, it sorta makes sense that to balance the root chakra that heavy, earthy essential oils that come from roots, bark and plants that grow close to the ground would be balancing to the spiritual root center. 

For each particular chakra recipe, fill a four ounce bottle with either the hydrosol or the water/vodka mixture. Add in the following essential oils for each specific chakra blend. 

Root Chakra: 30 drops Bergamot essential oil, 10 drops Vetiver essential oil, 10 drops Patchouli essential oil, 10 drops Sandalwood essential oil

Sacral Chakra: 10 drops Sandalwood essential oil, 15 drops Sweet Orange essential oil, 5 drops Cardamom essential oil, 2 drops Neroli essential oil, 2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil, 2 drops Patchouli essential oil, 5 drops Cardamom essential oil

Solar Plexus: 20 drops Lemon essential oil, 20 drops Grapefruit essential oil, 10 drops Eucalyptus essential oil, 4 drops Vetiver essential oil

Heart Chakra: 20 drops Lavender essential oil, 5 drops Geranium essential oil, 10 drops Lemon essential oil, 10 drops Sweet Marjoram essential oil, 5 drops Bergamot essential oil

Throat Chakra: 30 drops Lemon essential oil, 20 drops Eucalyptus essential oil, 15 drops Vanilla absolute or CO2.

Third Eye Chakra: 15 drops Lavender essential oil, 5 drops Rosemary essential oil, 10 drops Sandalwood essential oil, 3 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil, 2 drops Vetiver essential oil

Crown Chakra: 15 drops Frankincense essential oil, 10 drops Lavender essential oil, 5 drops Sweet Orange essential oil, 2 drops Neroli essential oil, 10 drops Vanilla Absolute


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Revive Professional Skin Serum for Mature Skin

Many moons ago, I formulated a professional line of skin serums that I sold online and in a few boutique spas. These were very popular and I received very positive feedback from the clients that made them part of their skincare routine.  A few years went by and my full time passion was focused on perfume formulating and aromatherapy.  My natural plant-based skincare line took a back seat. I held a big holiday sale to clear out my remaining bottles of serum and I just stopped making them. I found my formula binder last night while purging a ton of paperwork and decided to just GIVE THEM AWAY!!! There are five formulas total and I will share them in different posts.

My formulas were written to make 16 ounce bottles, however I reduced the recipe to make just 2 ounces. Today I will share with you my formula for the Revive Serum.  A quick-absorbing and high-potency beauty oil designed to revive and hydrate mature skin. A highly concentrated and restoring formulas containing a precious blend of nutritious botanical oils and concentrated essential oils to renew and protect your beautiful skin.

Revive Professional Skin Serum for Mature Skin
makes 2 ounces

10 ml Rosehip seed oil
10 ml Olive oil
10 ml Avocado oil
10 ml Evening primrose oil
8 ml Argan oil
2 ml Pomegranate seed oil
2 ml Sweet almond oil
2 ml Baobab oil
1 ml Sea Buckthorn oil
1 ml Castor oil
1 ml Kiwi seed oil
1 ml Red raspberry seed oil
2 ml Vitamin E oil
3 drops Frankincense essential oil
3 drops Myrrh essential oil
2 drops Patchouli essential oil
5 drops Helichrysum essential oil
2 drops Rose essential oil
2 drops Vetiver essential oil
5 drops Carrot seed essential oil
2 drops Lavender essential oil
1 drop Neroli essential oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil

Mix all ingredients into a 2 ounce amber glass bottle. Shake well. Transfer to 1/2 ounce amber bottles with droppers. Apply a few drops to freshly cleansed and moist skin. Product will last one year when kept cool and stored in a dark area.

**Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, suffering from any medical condition or taking medication, consult your physician before using as this formula contains essential oils.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!


Monday, May 9, 2016

Naked Beard Butter


Do you want a super simple beard butter that can tame and soften your coarse hair? My three ingredient unscented recipe makes a wonderful smoothing beard butter that will leave your beard shaped, softened and handsome! I used refined coconut oil that is odorless. If you enjoy a light coconut aroma, choose unrefined.

Mountain Rose Herbs offers a really wonderful refined coconut oil. Click HERE to shop.

I chose coconut oil because it is lightweight and easily absorbed into coarse beard hair.

You can buy beeswax bars and pastilles from Mountain Rose Herbs. Click HERE.
In order to thicken up the coconut oil, you can use a little bit of beeswax. If you are vegan or vegetarian, choose carnauba or soy wax in place of the beeswax.

I like to add in Shea Butter to moisturize the skin and keep it from feeling itchy and dry.

Naked Beard Butter
makes about 3 ounces

1.5 ounces refined coconut oil
1 ounce Shea butter
1/2 ounce grated beeswax

Measure the ingredients into a glass measuring cup and sit it in a pan that contains a few inches of simmering water. Stir gently until all ingredients have melted. Remove from heat and carefully pour the hot mixture into a heatproof container with a tight fitting lid. Allow to cool and harden.

To use: Warm a very small amount in your hand to soften and massage through your beard and on your skin. Style your beard as desired.

10 out of 10 "Bearded Beauties" agree that a soft, manageable and well-groomed beard is possible when using my Naked Beard Butter. Enjoy!!!


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Strawberry Rose Hair Perfume


Enjoy this playful and sweet hair perfume mist recipe. This can be the fun finishing touch to your hair care routine. Mist through your hair and enjoy the delightful aroma of sassy strawberry and sweet rose. This is a non-drying and non-oily formula that leaves a very subtle fragrance to your hair.

photo credit: Iherb.com
The strawberry magic comes from All-Natural Frontier Strawberry Flavor. This is alcohol free and made from natural ingredients. It imparts a delicious and subtle juicy strawberry aroma to the recipe.

I used Certified Organic Rose Hydrosol from Mountain Rose Herbs in the recipe. You can order it from HERE. You will also need rose geranium essential oil which can be purchased at Mountain Rose Herbs. I chose rose geranium essential oil because it is sooooooo much less expensive than rose essential oil or rose absolute. Rose geranium essential oil has a very lovely rose-like aroma.

Strawberry Rose Hair Perfume
makes about 4 ounces

2 ounces Rose Hydrosol
1 ounce Frontier Strawberry Flavor
10 drops Rose Geranium Essential Oil
1/8 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil

Measure out all ingredients into a sanitized glass spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Mist over hair and style as desired. Apply as often as desired. Makes a great body spray too! Keep the product cool and use within 60 days.

his information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Radiant Skin Activated Charcoal & Clay Clearing Mask



Did you know that activated charcoal can absorb over 500-times its weight in impurities? This super-duty ingredient helps draw out impurities from your pores and with the help of the Kaolin Clay, your skin is left radiant, clean and clear. I have included matcha for a super boost of antioxidants.  Matcha is ground-up green tea leaves and when incorporated into skincare, it helps to reduce inflammation and promote a beautiful even skin tone.

I have also included Lavender and Calendula tinctures.  I love the lavender tincture as it is a pleasant aromatic and provides soothing properties to the mask.  Calendula tincture is excellent at promoting healing of the skin and is an excellent anti-inflammatory.  It is also a topical antibacterial and is great for acne.

I chose a blend of eucalyptus, bergamot, cypress and rosewood essential oils.  These essential oils are excellent for oily and congested skin. They work together to break up congestion, tone the skin, and improve its clarity.   Please remember that bergamot essential oil increases the photosensitivity of the skin and you need to use a sunscreen after you use this mask for at least one week.  When buying bergamot essential oil, ALWAYS CHOOSE  Bergaptene-Free Bergamot!!

You can buy activated charcoal at most drug stores and natural food stores.  I keep a bottle in my emergency first-aid kit just in case one of my children ingests something they should not.


Since I am an herbalist, I make most of my own tinctures.  It takes several weeks for them to be ready, so you can purchase excellent tinctures from either Mountain Rose Herbs or Herb Pharm.

Lets assemble our ingredients for the Radiant Skin Activated Charcoal & Clay Clearing Mask.

Radiant Skin Activated Charcoal & Clay Clearing Mask
10 grams Kaolin Clay
6 Activated Charcoal Capsules (break open the capsules and empty the charcoal out)
3 grams Matcha Powder
15 grams Aloe Vera Gel
5 grams Witch Hazel Extract
5 grams Vegetable Glycerine
5 ml Lavender Tincture
5 ml Calendula Tincture
10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
8 drops Cypress Essential Oil
5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
5 droops Rosewood Essential Oil


 Place the kaolin clay, activated charcoal and matcha powder into a small glass bowl.  Mix together.

Drizzle the Aloe Vera gel, Witch Hazel, Vegetable Glycerine and the tinctures over the powder. Mix well to form a smooth and creamy paste.

Add in the essential oils and mix well.


Eucalyptus essential oil evaporates very quickly, so you want to place a lid on this as soon as possible.  Store it in a cool dry area and use within 2 weeks.  To use: paint an even layer of the product over your face (avoid eyes, mouth and nose).  Allow the product to remain on your face for at least 20 minutes or until it is dry. Rinse off with warm water. Follow with a sunscreen and moisturizer.

I sincerely hope you enjoy making this facial mask and look forward to hearing how well it worked for you.  Thanks for reading my blog and I wish you abundant green blessings!!!

-Shannon



This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Monday, May 2, 2016

SPRING SALE!

HAPPY SPRING!!!

Enjoy 25% Off any purchase from my Etsy Shop during the month of May. 

Choose from my entire Positively Natural Perfume line

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Use Coupon Code "Spring2016" to enjoy 25% OFF your entire purchase. 

Visit my Etsy Shop HERE to shop.