Saturday, September 17, 2011

Juniper and Rose Tulsi Facial Toner



2 ounces Distilled Water

Add all ingredients to a 4 ounce spray bottle.  Shake well, close eyes and mist over face to refresh.  Use within 6 weeks.  

Disclaimer:
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 essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

Macadamia Nut Oil

Find this and other Carrier Oils at Mountain Rose Herbs

Method of extraction: Expeller Pressed/Unrefined

This fine oil comes from the pressed nuts of the Macadamia tree. It is a priceless delight for the skin and has proven itself to be one of the best regenerative oils available.

It is high in monounsaturated fatty acids, and closely resembles sebum (the oil naturally produced by one's skin to help protect it). Macadamia oil is a fabulous, protective oil with a high absorption rate and has been successfully used as a healing oil for scars, sunburns, minor wounds and other irritations. 

I buy my Organic Macadamia Oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. I store it in a dark pantry where it can last for 10 to 12 months.  It is an unrefined oil that is sensitive to light and will degrade quickly if not kept in a cool dark place. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Awesome Baobab Seed Oil Lotion




4 ounces  Atacora Essential Baobab Seed Oil
0.5 ounce  Flaxseed Oil
1 ounce Emu Oil
1 ounce Shea Butter
0.25 ounce Beeswax
1.5 ounce Emulsifying Wax NF
0.5 ounce Stearic Acid
6 ounces Distilled Water
1/8 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
1.5 grams Grapefruit Seed Extract
1/4 teaspoon Neem Oil
5 drops Tea Tree Oil
20 drops Lavender Essential Oil


Place the Atacora Essential Baobab Seed Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Emu Oil, Shea Butter and Beeswax in a clean stainless steel pot set over a double boiler. Allow the beeswax to fully melt into the oils and come to 120 degrees.  Add in the Emulsifying Wax and Stearic Acid. Allow to melt completely.  Place the Distilled Water and Xanthan Gum into a clean glass measuring cup and microwave for 1 minute.  Slowly pour the hot liquid into the oil mixture, whisking gently. Remove from heat and continue to whisk for several minutes to slightly thicken.  Add in the Grapefruit Seed Extract, Neem Oil, Tea Tree Oil and Lavender Essential Oil.  Mix well.  Transfer lotion to desired sterile containers and allow to cool completely (lotion will greatly thicken up after totally cooled).  Use within 3 months. *store in fridge for best results and fill a 1 ounce container with lotion as needed.