Tuesday, July 17, 2012

D.I.Y Herbalism Face Scrub


There is a very popular boutique in the mall that makes some really awesome fresh facial masks, bath bombs and other skincare products.  One of my favorites is called Herbalism.  It is a facial cleanser that promises to clear up my congested pores and exfoliate my blemish prone skin.  I ran out of my little black pot of this wonderful product and decided to make my own.  I really like my recipe and the price I paid to make it at home is a fraction of what I paid retail.  Give my recipe a try and let me know how you like it.  Cheers!!!

Bring 3 tablespoons of organic rice vinegar to a boil. I microwaved it in a small jar for 30 seconds.

To the hot vinegar, add in 1/2 tablespoon each dried Nettle, dried Rosemary and dried Sage.  Cover with a tight fitting lid and shake well.  Store in a cool dark place for three days, shaking several times per day.  After the third day, squeeze the infused vinegar from the spent herbs into a small glass bowl.

Add 5 drops of Rose Otto Essential Oil, 20 drops of Sage Essential Oil and 10 drops of either German or Moroccan Blue Chamomile Essential Oil to the infused vinegar.

Add in 1 tablespoon of liquid Chlorophyll to the mixture.

Add in 2 tablespoons of Vegetable Glycerine to the mixture and stir well.

Add in 4 tablespoons of Fullers Earth Clay to the liquid and stir well to combine.

Add in 7 tablespoons of ground almonds (also called Almond flour) to the liquid and mix well. It will start to become thick at this point.

Finally, add in 3 tablespoons of Rice Bran and mix well.

I packed the mixture into my Wonder Cup to make a perfectly round disc. You can simply pack it into a canning jar if you like.

Here is my version of one of my favorite skincare products.  My recipe made just about 170 grams. Store in the fridge for best results.  I like to use a heaping teaspoon amount and make a paste with a little warm water and then massage all over my face for  a few minutes, allow it to stay for a few more minutes and then rinse with warm water.  Enjoy!!!

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