Monday, November 26, 2012

Fresh-Picked Beauty's Natural Beauty Kit


I bought Kraft boxes and hand-stamped the sides and used Kraft labels on the front. I used some green cloth ribbon for the top.

My Aunt Judy asked me if I would put together a few beauty kits for holiday gift giving for her co-workers.  Of course I squealed with excitement because I LOVE making beauty products!!! I thought I would share the recipes with my readers in case you wanted to make your own Natural Beauty Kits for holiday gift giving.

 Here is what I put into the kit.........

  • Calendula-Rosehip Facial Serum
  • Yogurt & Kelp Pore Cleaning Clay Mask
  • Jasmine & Sandalwood Pure Perfume
  • Peppermint-Rosemary Facial Cleanser
  • Coconut Lime Lip Balm
  • Calendula Rose Toner

Calendula-Rosehip Facial Serum
5 ml Rosehip Seed oil
5 ml Calendula Infused Grapeseed Oil
7.5 ml Jojoba Oil
5 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil
3 drops Wild Chamomile Essential Oil
7 drops Vitamin E Oil (7500 IU)

Place all ingredients into a small bottle and shake well. 


Yogurt & Kelp Pore Cleaning Clay Mask
2 ounces Green Clay
1 teaspoon Kelp Powder
1 teaspoon Spirulina Powder

Mix dry ingredients well and place in a small bag and seal. Place bag into a muslin cloth bag (optional). To use: mix 1 teaspoon of clay with 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt and apply to clean face for 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.


Jasmine & Sandalwood Pure Perfume
8 ml 190 proof Vodka
10 drops Sandalwood essential oil
8 drops Mandarin essential oil
8 drops Jasmine absolute
5 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops Cardamom essential oil
2 drops Patchouli essential oil
2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
2 drops Vetiver essential oil

Mix ingredients into a perfume roller. Shake well.

Peppermint-Rosemary Facial Cleanser
4 ounces Dr. Bonner's Magic Hemp Peppermint Pure-Castille Soap
20 drops rosemary essential oil

Mix all ingredients into a small 4 ounce bottle. Lather a small amount into your hand and gently cleanse your skin. Rinse with warm water. Avoid eyes.


Coconut Lime Lip Balm
(makes a single .15 oz tube)

3/4 teaspoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon calendula infused grapeseed oil (or sweet almond oil)
1/2 teaspoon beeswax
4 drops lime essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil

Heat the coconut oil, calendula infused grapeseed oil and beeswax in a small glass measuring cup which has been placed in a simmering water bath until the oils and beeswax melt together. Remove from heat and add in the essential oils. Mix well and using a small pipette, fill the lip balm container to the very top. Allow to cool for 15 minutes. Cap it and allow to cool completely.


Calendula-Rose Toner

2 ounces Rose Hydrosol
2 ml Calendula Tincture

Mix together in a small spray bottle. Mist over clean face.



I think it turned out to be a very nice assortment of all-natural beauty products.  I used Avery labels to make the container labels.

I used this for the front of the box using Avery Label 22808 Kraft Brown

I used Avery 22808 Kraft Brown to print this one for the side of the box
 I used Avery 22805 Glossy White Oval labels for this one


All of the following labels were printed on Avery 22806 White.


And last but not least, you can find almost all of the ingredients over at Mountain Rose Herbs.  You can even find the packaging and bottles too. **Feel free to use the recipes and labels for your own personal use and gift giving.  I kindly ask that you do not use the labels for products you intend to sale for a profit.  Thank you.

Mountain Rose Herbs. A herbs, health and harmony c
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, November 14, 2012

Vanilla Kissed Hand Cream

I just bought some new vanilla bean pods to make homemade vanilla extract. If you don't know how to make it yourself, click HERE for my tutorial.

I always make my own vanilla extract. You only need two simple ingredients. 
 So anyhow, I realized I still had some vanilla extract from last year in my herb pantry and decided to make a Vanilla Kissed Hand Cream with it.  This recipe makes a small batch that will last about 30 days or so.  I added in a bit of grapefruit seed extract to help very mildly preserve it along with the alcohol from the vanilla extract, but I still suggest you store it in the fridge and fill a small container to be used within 7 days at a time.


Vanilla Kissed Hand Cream
20 grams jojoba oil
15 grams coconut oil
11 grams emulsifying wax
3 grams stearic acid
2 grams liquid lecithin
20 grams aloe vera juice
30 grams vanilla extract
2 grams grapefruit seed extract
30 drops benzoin resin

Place the jojoba oil, coconut oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid and lecithin in a small glass measuring cup. Place the aloe vera juice and the vanilla extract in another glass measuring cup.  Heat both in a simmering water bath until the waxes and oils melt to combine. 

Pour the liquid wax/oil into a small heat proof mixing bowl. Slowly add in the aloe/vanilla while mixing with a handheld beater. 

 The two phases will combine and turn creamy.  You need to continue mixing for about 10 minutes.  Add in the grapefruit seed extract and the benzoin resin.


 Mix the hand cream for another 10 or 15 minutes until thickened. 

 
 You will know it is ready when it reaches a lotion or cream like texture. 

 
 Not to get to much sidetracked, but I found these GoToob soft silicone squeeze bottles at Costco a few days ago and I picked up a four-pack.  

 I pulled the following information from the GoToob website. 


GoToob is the civilized, smart, squeezable tube for traveling, outdoors, and more.

Typical travel bottles are hard plastic canisters that pay no attention to the human experience at hand.

The award-winning and patented GoToob is made from soft yet rugged silicone, so it's easy to squeeze, and it dispenses the product right away. A special, "no-drip" valve helps the cap stay clean.

The collar is made of two rings that unsnap from one another. The outer ring has an ID window, and the inner ring lists content indicators. Simply snap the outer ring off and back on to display "Soap," "Lotion," and more. A blank setting lets the user write in their own content indicator.

A large opening means it's easy to fill and clean your GoToob. The small 1.25 fl. oz. size slips easily into pockets, bags, purses, and other tight spots. The medium 2 fl. oz. size features a handy suction cup that can briefly attach to walls for moments when you need your hands free. And a large 3 fl. oz. size gives you maximum volume for longer times between refills.


 I filled my GoToob up with my Vanilla Kissed Hand Cream and stored the rest in the fridge. The texture is soft and silky and absorbs instantly.  The vanilla is soft and scrumptious and lingers for a while.  I hope you enjoy making this recipe as much as I did.  Enjoy & 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!!!