Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Amber Glass Bottles

Head over to Mountain Rose Herbs to order.

You will find many of my beauty recipes are stored in amber glass bottles.  I get them from Mountain Rose Herbs.  Mountain Rose Herbs offers a comprehensive line of glass and plastic containers for all your herbal, cosmetic or body care needs.  All the containers they offer (excluding components) are fully recyclable at several municipalities across the U.S. and several of them have been manufactured from recycled content. Explore packaging opportunities with the ability to buy just one piece to see what best suits your needs and more later if you realize the component works well for what you are creating.  I use them to store my tinctures and herbal syrups as these amber bottles are specifically designed to withstand certain levels of UV contamination, therefore being the ideal storage solution for light sensitive compounds.  Mountain Rose Herbs has many sizes, from teeny tiny 1/24 ounce to larger 16 ounce.

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Stressed Skin Oil

As soon as the weather turns cold, my face often becomes very stressed and sensitive.  I make a small batch of this Stressed Skin Oil and massage a few drops in the morning and at night on gently cleansed skin. I use several different types of oils because I have all these on hand and like the unique benefits that each oil provides.  If I had to choose only a few oils to use, they would be Argan Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Calendula Infused Oil and Tamanu Oil.   You can find all the ingredients at Mountain Rose Herbs!!!

Stressed Skin Oil

7 ml Calendula Infused Oil (find the recipe for making your own HERE)
8 ml Plantain & Nettle Leaf Infused Oil (find the recipe for making your own HERE)
5 ml Tamanu Oil
2 ml Argan Oil
2 ml Borage Oil
1 ml Sea Buckthorn Oil
5 ml Jojoba Oil
5 ml Baobab Seed Oil
2 ml Emu Oil
2 ml Rosehip Seed Oil
1 ml Vitamin E Oil
1 ml Evening Primrose Oil
(If you don't have all these oils on hand, choose any from the above (except Vitamin E Oil) and measure a total of 43 ml and then add in the 1 ml of Vitamin E)

Essential Oils:
4 drops German Blue Chamomile
4 drops Helichrysum 
2 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Tumeric
2 drops Black Pepper
2 drops Vetiver
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Palmarosa
2 drops Carrot Seed

Remember when I taught you how to craft your own infused oil? Now it is time to use them.
Measure the Calendula Infused Oil, Plantain & Nettle Infused Oil, Tamanu Oil, Argan Oil, Borage Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Jojoba Oil, Baobab Seed Oil, Emu Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Vitamin E and Evening Primrose Oil into a small glass measuring container.

Gather your Essential Oils...........

 Measure out the Essential Oils into an amber glass container fitted with a reducer or dropper.............

Pour the carrier oil blend into the essential oil blend. Cap the container and gently mix well.

Make sure you label it and put a use by date on it.
Learn the potential hazards of essential oils before you buy. Click Here to find out.

Curious to know what makes Mountain Rose Herbs essential oils Therapeutic Quality? Click Here to find out.

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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Favorite Natural Ingredients for Dry Skin Beauty Recipes

{photo from Mountain Rose Herbs}
Cocoa Butter: Adds a creamy thick consistency to lotions!

Illipe Butter: Great for balms and salves. Moisturizing, with a very mild aroma and cream color.  

Shea Butter: Relatively soft butter and great for moisturizing dry skin.

{photo from Mountain Rose Herbs}
Argan Oil: Rich in natural tocopherols, phenols, carotenes, squalene and fatty acids.

Almond Oil: Very emollient oil known to soften, sooth and re-condition the skin.

Avocado Oil: Great for soap and lotion recipes to help moisturize dry skin.

Black Cumin Seed Oil: High in vitamin, mineral and fatty acids.

Borage Seed Oil: A prized oil for its abundant cosmetic and medicinal benefits.

Camelina Oil: Similar to Flax in appearance adn properties.  Full of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E and anti-oxidants. Great for skin and hair.

Castor Oil: This hard, shiny oil acts as a protective barrier for the skin. 

Evening Primrose Seed Oil: One of my favorite oils!

Hemp Seed Oil: Fabulously rich oil high in essential omega fatty acids and proteins.

Kukui Nut Oil: This oil's high penetrability and soothing properties assist chapped skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil: Protective! Highly absorptive!

Meadowfoam Seed Oil: Exquisite oil and good for all cosmetic uses!!

Olive Oil: Great for cooking and for dry skin.

Palm Fruit Oil: Very moisturizing and rich in Vitamin E.

Pumpkin Seed Oil: Another skincare oil that I really adore. Store in Amber colored bottle.

Rosehip Seed Oil: I massage this in my skin by itself, but makes great base for lotions.

Sea Buckthorn Oil: Prized for damaged skin, scar tissue, wrinkles, eczema, burns...etc.

Sesame Oil: Superb stable base for lotions and salves.

Shea Nut Oil: Beneficial for dry skin, cuticles and protection from harsh weather.

Tamanu Oil: Helps heal damaged skin, scars and minor cuts and rashes.

Wheat Germ Oil: Excellent in heavy-duty creams and lotions.

Vitamin E Oil: Valuable natural anti-oxidant and preservative for skin care recipes.

{Photo from Mountain Rose Herbs}
Essential Oils:You can find all these at Mountain Rose Herbs!!
Moroccan Blue Chamomile:
German Chamomile:
Carrot Seed:
Rose Otto:
Green Myrtle:
Ylang Ylang: