Monday, March 30, 2015
This divine hydrosol smells much like a diluted version of its essential oil counterpart. It has a dry-green floral aroma with earthy tea-like back notes, which some consider to be an acquired odor. The similarities with the essential oil make this hydrosol a cost effective alternative to incorporating the healing powers of this little flower into skin care formulations and perfume blends." and it has a small amount of Helichrysum essential oil which according to Mountain Rose Herbs...."The word helichrysum is named after the golden yellow flowers of the plant, and comes from the Greek words helios meaning sun and chrysos meaning gold. The common name, immortelle, also comes from the flowers, because they are long lasting blossoms that do not wither easily." You can buy both the essential oil and the hydrosol from Mountain Rose Herbs.
I used Shea Butter in my recipes because according to Mountain Rose Herbs..."This unrefined butter is derived from the vegetable fat of the Karite Tree. The first choice in natural skin care and fine body care products, our certified organic shea butter forms a breathable, water-resistant film and is the leading natural product for moisturizing. A wonderful base for cosmetic recipes or used as a stand alone application, this comes highly recommended for those concerned about naturally healthy skin. Our shea butter is hand harvested, certified organic, expeller pressed, and is imported directly from the processor." You can buy this wonderful ingredient directly from Mountain Rose Herbs (it is where I buy mine!).
Velvety Rich Body Butter
1/2 cup Mountain Rose Herbs Helichrysum Hydrosol
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Avocado Oil
1 tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Meadow foam Oil
2 tablespoons Mountain Rose Herbs Shea Butter
2 heaping teaspoons Mountain Rose Herbs Stearic Acid
1/2 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs Liquid Lecithin
1 heaping tablespoon Mountain Rose Herbs Emulsifying Wax NF
1 teaspoon Mountain Rose Herbs Vitamin E Oil
2 drops Mountain Rose Herbs Rose Absolute
2 drops Mountain Rose Herbs Helichrysum Essential Oil
Natural Preservative if desired (*Follow manufacturer's directions)
Measure the hydrosol into a glass measuring cup and sit this in a saucepan containing a few inches of simmering water. Measure the avocado oil, meadow foam oil, Shea butter, Stearic acid, liquid lecithin and emulsifying wax NF into a glass measuring cup and sit it in a saucepan with a few inches of simmering water. When both mixtures have reached a temperature of 160 degrees F and have the butters and waxes have fully melted, remove the heat. Carefully pour the oil mixture into a heatproof mixing bowl and begin mixing with a hand-held mixer set on medium speed. Carefully add the warm hydras and continue to mix for 5 minutes. Add in the Vitamin E, rose absolute and Helichrysum and mix well. Transfer the finished body butter to a sanitized glass jar. Store in the refrigerator and use within 15 days.
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, March 11, 2015
|Get silky smooth skin with my Whipped Lavender-Kissed Shea Butter Mousse|
Whipped Lavender -Kissed Shea Butter Mousse
1/2 cup Calendula Infused Sweet Almond Oil (See here for tutorial)
1/2 cup Shea Butter
2 tablespoons Argan Oil
2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
60 drops Lavender Essential Oil
1/2 tablespoon Vitamin E Oil
Place the Calendula infused sweet almond oil, Shea butter, and coconut oil into a double boiler and heat until all ingredients are just melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in the Argan oil. Place the ingredients in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to cool. Using a hand-held mixer, begin whipping the mixture on medium-high for about 10 minutes or until the consistency of whipped cream forms. Return to the fridge for another 15 minutes if necessary. Add in the essential oil and vitamin E oil and whip for another few minutes to fully incorporate. Transfer to an air-tight container or containers such as the ones below from Mountain Rose Herbs. Store away from heat or the product will melt and you will have to re-whip it!!! *You can order ready-made Calendula infused oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. I like to keep a container in the fridge and massage it all over during the warmer months. It is so cooling and refreshing after swimming.
|Pantry Jars from Mountain Rose Herbs|
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
|The United States English Edition Cover|
|The UK Edition Book Jacket|
This book contains all the valuable information you need to formulate and create customized natural and organic kitchen-crafted skincare products to give your skin the nourishment it needs. Learn how to select the finest carrier oils, butters, waxes, essential oils, and other plant-based ingredients to create high-quality lotions, creams, salves, body butters, lip balms, toners, scrubs, bath oils, aromatherapy products, and much more.
With 200 Home-Made Treatments for Natural Beauty, you will be well on your way to pampering yourself with the purest beauty treatments that even Mother Nature would use.
|The Polish version of my book|
|The Hungarian Version cover|
Több mint 200 szakértői tippet, receptet olvashatunk a könyvben, melynek legfőbb célja, hogy természetes alapanyagú szépségápolási termékek előállításában nyújtson segítséget az otthoni konyhában kísérletező olvasónak. A könyvet hat fejezete a hajápolástól kezdve a pedikűrig számtalan szépségápolási fortélyt vesz górcső alá, hogy fejünk búbjától a lábujjunkig kényeztethessük testünket.A hat fejezete hat, jól elkülöníthető témakört foglal össze:
A hozzávalók kiválasztása
Segédeszközök és tartozékok
A természetesen fényes haj
Parfümök és aromaterápia
You can find out more about the Hungarian version HERE.
|Here is the Croatian Cover|
Priručnik "Prirodna ljepota : Savjeti, tehnike i recepti" podučava vas jednostavnoj pripravi kozmetičkih proizvoda u vlastitoj kuhinji. Naučit ćete sve što je potrebno znati o izradi predivnih losiona i preparata primjenom prirodnih holističkih sastojaka ili sastojaka iz ekološkog uzgoja, koji će nahraniti vašu kožu i ugoditi vašem tijelu od glave do pete.
Upoznajte različita regenerativna bazna ulja, raskošne maslace, aromatične cvjetne vodice, ljekovite biljne ekstrakte i eterična ulja terapeutskih učinaka.
Uronite u bogat svijet preparata za njegu kose, lica, tijela, ruku i stopala i pripravite, primjerice, kremu za lice protiv starenja ili piling na biljnoj bazi prilagođen vašem tipu kože.
Pri svakom koraku izrade prirodne kozmetike pomoći će vam fotografije, jednostavne upute, jasni crteži, stručni naputci i rješenja problema – tako ćete dobiti ne samo proizvode za osobnu njegu već i savršene darove!
- Odabir i pohrana sastojaka
- Osnovni pribor
- Preparati za blistavu kosu
- Preparati za njegu lica i tijela
- Parfemi i aromaterapija
Find the Croatian copy HERE.
|The French Version for Canada|
|The French Version for the European Market|
|It is available on the Amazon Kindle|