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Apr
08

Face Lifting Mask

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DIY Face Lifting Mask TipsDIY Face Lifting Mask Tips

Using a face lifting mask for a truly excellent face lift at home will help you cleanse your pores and refresh your skin in a wonderful way. It will take some work but you can really enjoy this after a long and relatively tiresome day. You will need to make use of a blender when you prepare the mask, but all in all it happens to be a fairly easy thing to make if you have the time and inclination. All you need to create your masterpiece are the following materials:

  • A ripe, peeled banana and half an apple should be placed inside your blender, as well as about a teaspoon worth of lemon juice as well and roughly four teaspoons of honey. Once you have this ready, blend it into a smooth mix and pour it into a bowl. You should add some boiled and cooled oatmeal into the mix to complete its transformation. You can use some of the mix to spread it on your face, but you will need to ensure you have the right level of thickness on it to completely ensure you can benefit from using it. You can cover the mix and leave it for later in your fridge to cool down.
  • Once you have that done, you will need to move on to the next step on your list,  properly cleaning your face and finishing the job of keeping your pores freshened up. You can do that by using a cloth soaked in some hot water. Squeeze it out and spread it over your face, allowing its moisture to open your pores, letting the mask do its job more effectively overall. Doing so will help you a great deal as you will notice after you’re done using it.
  • Once the previous step is complete, use a dry and soft cloth to pat you face dry, then spread the mask around your face using your fingers. Since your mixture will harden as it dries out, you should not massage too hard. Do so just enough to ensure the exfoliation of your skin, allowing the mask to clean your face more effectively. The mask will need to stay on your face for the next twenty minutes if you want to easily move on to your next step.
  • Rinsing the mask when you’re done with some lukewarm water should allow you to almost finish the job. You can also use cold water, ice cubes and something similar that happens to be cold to close your pores when you’re done. Pat your face dry and you will deal with this last step.
  • You may also decide to use some toner after you’re done with your face mask, as it will help you remove the residue left after you’re done with it. You will need to restore the pH balance of your skin, so use some cotton balls and apply it to your face to avoid it drying out in the end. Once all of this is complete you can focus on kitchen cleaning and floor cleaning if you managed to spill some of the mask on the floor by accident.

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Jul
25

Best Homemade Treatments for Oily Skin

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facial treatment

Did you know that you can make several facial treatments right at home? Used regularly, these facial treatments will leave you with glowing, soft, healthy skin.

 

Best Homemade Treatments for Oily Skin

Oily facial skin can be quite a feat to battle each day.  Due to the overactive oil glands in the skin, it seems as though your oil supply will never end.  But remember before you go condemning your face.  It is the same oil glands that supply your face with the supple young look that everyone compliments on.

There are countless herbs and home remedies that you can use to help manage your complexion.  Here is a list of some of the herbs that you can use and why they are so awesome for your skin!

First and foremost- Rose Petals:  Spoiler alert- receiving roses from that special someone is great, but using rose petals as an ingredient on your skin is even better for you!  This should come as no surprise; rose petals are in many personal care products, and there is a reason for this!  Products that contain roses (aka rose petals) work as great tonics for the skin.

Since, logically speaking our skin is aging and maturing each day, you can use rose water tonic to help aid your facial skin.  Why you ask?  Well, rose petals contain Vitamin C which is good for the skin.  It also has the wonderful ability of re hydrating your skin, as well as helps to soothe irritated skin.  Ha, look at that… roses literally help irritated wives and irritated skin.  Bonus!

Chamomile:  This amazing herb is completely soothing for all skin types.  Using Chamomile in your facial treatment regime will not only soften the skin, but also helps wrinkles and stretch marks.  The aftereffects of using chamomile will allow your skin to glow with radiance.  You can also use chamomile infused water to make eye compress.   Using this compress will reduce redness and puffiness.

Chamomile contains Bisabolol.  This natural alcohol is the anti “KING” of skin healing; anti-inflammatory, anti-irritant, and anti-microbial.

Recipe for Chamomile Apple Facial:  This facial cleanser works great to remove dirt, debris, and dead skin cells.

1.  Cut 1 apple into slices, remove seeds and stem.
2.  Puree apple slices into a liquid like form.  Add ½ ounce chamomile flowers to apple.  Add 1 teaspoon honey and stir all ingredients together.
3.  Sprinkle in small amounts of fine, raw oatmeal.  Stir this together and repeat adding oatmeal until you have a smooth constant consistency.
4.  Avoiding your eyes and mouth, appeal the mixture to your face.  Let the mixture set for 5 minutes.
5.  Rinse facial off with warm water.  Pat face dry.
6.  Optional:  You can complete the facial by using a toner once your face has dried.

Besides facials, people with oily skin can also benefit from steam treatments.  Here is the recipe for an awesome herbal steam treatment.

Lemongrass (astringent) with Lavender (soothing, antiseptic and normalizes):

Using a homemade herbal steam facial once or twice a week can help you balance and tone your facial skin.  The dirt and excess oil of your facial skin can be released from your pores by using the steam from an herbal stream treatment. What is great about the addition of herbs is the balancing and toning properties, as well as cleansing.  Since when you use a steam treatment, your pores are temporarily opened, these properties are quickly absorbed into the skin.

Recipe for Herbal Steam Facial:

1.  Simmer 4 cups of water with 2 Tablespoons of dried lavender and 2 Tablespoons Lemongrass on the stove top.
2.  Next, pour the water and herbs into a large glass bowl.
3.  Place a towel over your head and put your face into the steam coming off of the bowl.  Stay over the stream with your eyes closed.  Do this for about 10 minutes.
4.  When 10 minutes has expired, rinse your face with cool water.  Let your face air dry.

Rosemary:  A natural astringent that aids in toning oily skin, this is a key herb to use.  By infusing this ingredient into hot water, you can make a facial toner that will leave your face feeling clean.  Store any leftover rosemary toner in the fridge.

Other great herbs to use for treating oily skin are:

Comfrey:  Comfrey contains allantoin.  This protein quickens cell renewal.

Elderflower:  This herb is great for smoothing out wrinkles, soothing sunburn, and can even fade freckles and mother’s masks.

If you would like the benefits of any combination of these herbs without necessarily wanting to make a facial product, you have the option of a “facial free for all”.  In a teabag, using any, all, or some of the herbs, place several tablespoons of the herb/herb mixture into the teabag and tie shut.  Then, next time you shower, place one or two of the filled tea bags in the bottom of the shower.  The hot water from the shower will soak the herbs; and the steam of the shower will cleanse your skin.  And, since the average shower takes 10-15 minutes, it is the perfect time allotment and your skin will never feel better.

If oily skin is not your facial skin type, be on the lookout.  In a future blog post, we will be featuring Best Homemade Treatments for Dry Skin.

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Sparkles!!! Nicole

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Apr
06

Lip Balms with Flavoring Oils

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fragrance oils1.  What’s your name & Your Company Name:  Ashley Wallis, owner of Aqua Blossom

2.  Why did you decide to go into business?  What was your motivation?  How long have you been in business?   When my boys were babies, I started making baby bath products for them because I wanted something more natural than what I was seeing in stores. I soon began making body scrubs and other products, researching ingredients, and experimenting with formulas. My family and friends encouraged me to begin selling the products, and that’s how Aqua Blossom was born!

3.  What products do you make and sell?  I make lip balm, body butter, body scrubs, facial masks, soaps, and other spa products.

4.  What are your business goals?   My number one goal is always to provide spa quality products and excellent customer service! My current business goals are to attend a market or craft show this holiday season, expand my line of facial products, design several new soaps, and give my website a face lift.

5.  What are some products you use from Natures Garden; what are your favorite products from Natures Garden?   I love Nature’s Garden lip balm flavor oils, including Buttercream Cupcake, Guava, and Horchatta. I also love the herbs and botanicals including dried lavender buds, rosemary, juniper berries, spearmint, and chamomile.

Website:  www.aquablossom.com
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Twitter: @aqua_blossom

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YouTube Channel:  I don’t have one… yet!

Jun
26

Homemade Facial Mask Recipe

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I have come to a grave realization lately.  An awkward awareness that I would rather keep locked up and to myself.   I am trying to embrace this change, and I feel that sharing this with you may be the first step in my acceptance.  Although, let the record state that there still is a fight left in this dog.  I have hit an unwritten milestone in my life.  It may not be a celebrated achievement, but part of me has always known that this was inevitable.   I am old!

I know, I know, some people may look at me (at age 31) and say… “No honey, you are still young…”, but I know that you are slightly stretching the truth.  But, thanks for trying to make me feel better!  The real truth is, for the first time in my life, I am no longer in the young crowd.

To get down to the nitty gritty, the signs have been evident for quite some time now.   I have lost my touch with understanding the generation below me.  I look at them, like what they are wearing specifically, and ask myself when did this become the hip thing.  See, right there, I used the word hip… is this yet another sign?

To give you a little more insight, one of my guilty pleasures is gossip magazines.  I thoroughly love reading  the buzz on celebrities, even though I know it may not be true.  I just enjoy being in the know of the rumor mill.  But, now I feel betrayed.  As I fervently flip through the pages, scanning each headline and photo, I am coming to grasp that I do not know these people.  They are not my regular celebrities.  In fact, who are these kids… and when did they start gracing the pages.  Did I fall off the face of the planet and someone forget to tell me?

More than feeling out of touch, I am lost in general when it comes down to it.  My youngest sister is 19.  She is currently living with me.   We have a blast together, just like the old days when we were all growing up in the same house.   Yet, there is an adult part of me that just does not understand her.  The music she listens to, the zany hairdo’s, and the vibrant colors embellishing her face and nails.  I am so out of the loop.

More than the outside world, I seemed to be obsessed with my own physical aging.  It is almost as if I am trying to win an uphill battle.  When did this all happen?  I see myself every day, and I never noticed any of this.  I see wrinkles on my face.   There are numerous, very evident gray hairs that daunt me.  Sometimes, when I walk past a mirror, I even see my mother’s face.  (I meant that nicely, love you mom.)  Just the other day, I noticed crumpled, puckered skin above my knees.  This all has to stop!

Visualize the famous oil painting The Scream of Nature by Edvard Munch, and you will see how I am feeling right now; out of place, unsure, lost, unrecognizable, scared.

So, I am calling myself to arms.  I am not going to sit back and watch myself grow old without a war.  This fight is about to get physical, and I am engaging the first round of battle myself.  I am smart, sophisticated, and ready to face the aging battle.  Here come the facial masks.

Skin care is super important, as I am sure you all know.  Youthfulness is wasted on the youth, boy if that ain’t the truth.  I can actually remember distinctly not listening to adults who told me to take care of myself when I was young… I always thought that I had more time.  But, isn’t that the story for everything.

So, now I am taking action.  And in true perfection, Natures Garden has just ventured into the realm of herbs.  How exciting is this.

I decided among the long list of things to youthfulize myself (yes, I did in fact make that word up), I would start with my face.  I figured this would be as good as any aspect to start on since my face is what everyone sees.

Making a facial mask is super easy, quick, and very rewarding.  It just so happens that Natures Garden carries all of these supplies too!

Here are the ingredients for a Refreshing Green Clay Mask:

24 grams French Green Clay powder

6 grams vegetable glycerin

2 grams peppermint leaf powder

2 grams of peppermint leaf cut and sifted

Step 1:  Weigh out and mixed the dry ingredients together and set aside (except for the peppermint leaves cut and sifted).

Step 2:  Make a strong peppermint tea infusion by pouring a small amount of hot water over the peppermint leaves cut and sifted and allow them to steep.

Step 3:  Strain the peppermint leaves infusion through a coffee filter to remove the leaves.

Step 4:  Using 18 grams of the peppermint tea, add 6 grams of vegetable glycerin to it and stir.

Step 5:  Now, pour this mixture over the dry ingredients and stir.

Step 6:  Apply generously to your face and allow to dry completely.

Now, I am not going to lie to you, this mask gets tight.  I couldn’t move a single muscle in my face once the mask hardened, but it was so worth the slight discomfort.  I left the mask on for about 20 minutes.  I waited until it was completely dry and hard.  Then I simply washed it off with warm water.  What was left was a rejuvenated, younger looking face; my new face.

My skin was baby butt soft.  My pores, especially the ones on and around my nose, were tiny again.  My T-zone area was not shiny at all.  It was face perfection for me.  I am now a huge fan of Natures Garden facials!

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com