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Sep
05

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe


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Chocolate Facial Mask RecipeChocolate Facial Mask Recipe

There are a lot of benefits you can get from our chocolate face mask recipe that will really bring out the beauty in your skin! While we knew that cocoa power could be wonderful for skin, we still didn’t have a cocoa recipe that would care for your face. So, we decided to create a real chocolate face mask with cocoa powder! This recipe will leave your skin feeling clean, vibrant, and so soft.  So, check out our fabulous Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe from Natures Garden!

This facial recipe uses all natural ingredients to create a perfect recipe that will care for your face and leave you with a healthy glow! Further, we added vegetable glycerin and Vitamin E Oil to make sure that your skin remains nourished and gorgeous. Since removing toxins in your pores could pull out moisture, we need something to replenish and soften the skin. Plus, we included bentonite clay, which is perfect for creating homemade facials. Whether you are looking for a bentonite clay mask for blackheads, chocolate face mask for acne, or are interested in the other wonderful skin benefits, this is the perfect face mask recipe for you!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Ingredients and Equipment Available at Natures Garden

Cocoa Powder Organic
Bentonite Clay Powder
VITAMIN E OIL (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
VEGETABLE GLYCERN
Disposable Pipettes
4 oz Clear PET Jars
White Dome Lids 58/400
1 oz. Crystal Clear PET Bullet Bottles
White Smooth Disc Top Lids 20/410

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Equipment You Will Need for Recipe

Medium Sized Mixing Bowl
Gram Scale
Mixing Spoon

Things need for facial mask use:
Small Sized Mixing Bowl
1 Tablespoon
1/2 Teaspoon
Water
Jar of The Finished Powder Mixture
Bottle of the Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Weights and Amounts of Ingredients

96 grams of the Cocoa Powder Organic
224 grams of the Bentonite Clay Powder
24 drops of the Vitamin E Oil (Tocopherol T-50) Natural
12 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Benefits of Organic Cocoa Powder and Other Ingredients

First, cocoa powder is great for your skin! Cocoa contains Omega 6 fatty acids, which can help heal wounds and fade scars. Plus, the cocoa has been known to protect the skin and promote healthy, rejuvenated skin! Furthermore, this ingredient should improve complexion and leave your skin glowing by increasing blood flow and its natural skin protection. Thus, this sounded like a perfect ingredient for an all natural facial recipe!

Additionally, bentonite clay has some healing benefits for the skin, as well! It has been known to help reduce acne as it will help reduce the production of sebum in the skin. Further, some have found this clay to have absorptive properties, which will attract toxins and impurities our of the skin to be easily washed away.

Furthermore, the vegetable glycerin is great for your skin, too! While most of these lovely ingredients focus on pulling out toxins, it is important to make sure that your skin doesn’t get dried out in the process! So, this ingredient is included to help pull some moisture back into your skin. Thus, your skin won’t dry out! Instead, your face will become softer and more moisturized!

Also, Vitamin E Oil is a lovely ingredient for your skin! It is known to hydrate, repair, and protect your skin from damage. So, this ingredient is perfect for producing soft, rejuvenated skin. Plus, many have used Vitamin E Oil to reduce wrinkles and reducing signs of aging.

So, these ingredients will get your skin feeling clean, detoxed, and nourished! It is the perfect mixture to provide your skin with the healthy glow you have been searching for. Plus, all of these ingredients are natural and should be great for more sensitive skin types. Literally, there are five ingredients, including water, that are all naturally derived and great for your skin!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Preparing to Create Your Face Mask

Since you are creating a product for your face, it is very important that you make some preparations to ensure there are no contaminates. Otherwise, you could end up with dirt or debris in your recipe. So, we want to prevent this as best we can. First, clean and sanitize your bowl and mixing spoon. This is most important as these utensils will have direct contact to your facial. Next, sanitize your work space. While this won’t touch your facial, anything on the counter could indirectly reach the recipe as you set down the mixing spoon between uses. Thus, cleaning both the equipment and your work space will keep your homemade facial safe enough for your to use without worry!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Weighing the Bentonite Clay PowderChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Weighing the Bentonite Clay Powder

First, we are going to prepare the Bentonite Clay Powder for your facial. So, retrieve your medium sized mixing bowl and the scale. Also, you should set your scale to grams. Then, you will tare the weight of the bowl and weigh out 224 grams of your Bentonite Clay Powder. After, you will be ready to add the next ingredient.

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Weighing the Organic Cocoa PowderChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Weighing the Organic Cocoa Powder

 

Next, we are going to be preparing the Organic Cocoa Powder for your facial recipe. This ingredient will be added to the same mixing bowl that now contains your bentonite clay powder. So, you are going to have to tare the weight of this filled bowl and add in 96 grams of the organic cocoa powder to the bowl. Be sure to mix these two ingredients together enough that everything is evenly dispersed.

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Adding the Vitamin E OilChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Adding the Vitamin E Oil

Now, we are going to add the pure vitamin E oil to your powdered mixture. Retrieve your bowl containing the bentonite clay and organic cocoa powder. Also, you will need a disposable pipette to add this ingredient. Now, you will use the disposable pipette to add the 24 drops of the Vitamin E Oil to the bowl of your powder mixture.

 

 

 

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Mixing Together the IngredientsChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Mixing Together the Ingredients

After your three ingredients have been added to the mixing bowl, it is time to blend it all together. You will need to mix everything well enough that each ingredient is dispersed evenly throughout the mixture. You are going to want the beneficial qualities of each ingredient in every facial, so be sure to mix well! This is the final time you will mix these ingredients before packaging, so make it count!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Packaging the Facial PowderChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Packaging the Facial Powder

Next, the powdered portion of this facial recipe is complete. You should make sure that everything is mixed fully! Now, you can scoop your completed mixture into the 4 oz jars. So, carefully transfer this fluffy powder to fill each of the jars. Then, put the lid on each of these filled jars. When you are finished, each of your four 4 oz Clear PET Jars should be completely filled.

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Preparing the Vegetable Glycerin Portion

After, you will be packaging the other portion of your facial mask. So, take your 1 oz Clear Bullet Bottles and fill each one with about 24 grams of the Vegetable Glycerin. Then, place one 20/410 White Disc Top Lids on each of the filled 1 oz bottles. Now, you can pair up each jar with one bottle. Each pair should be proportioned well enough to have the correct amount of ingredients to make about eight facials!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Creating the Finished Homemade Facial

Later, you will need to mix the powder and the Vegetable Glycerin together to use your facial. So, when you are ready to use one of your homemade facials retrieve a small sized mixing bowl. Now, you are going to combine your ingredients. Take a tablespoon of the powdered mixture, two tablespoons of water, and about a half teaspoon of the Vegetable Glycerin. After, you will mix this all together well until it is all the same consistency.

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Using the Homemade Facial Recipe

Finally, your facial is ready to use! Apply a thin layer of the chocolate facial to your face and let the magic begin! Now, just sit back and relax as this recipe takes care of your skin. Maybe even grab some real chocolate, which we would recommend the scrumptious Lindt chocolates, to pair with your chocolate facial as you wait. The moment is yours, so make it worth every second!

As the mask sits on your face it will begin to harden and tighten a bit. After the facial has entirely hardened you will find no more wet spots on your facial, so it is ready to come off. Now, you can wash off this chocolate facial recipe with some warm water. Finally, your face should feel refreshed and look rejuvenated!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Why We Wait to Mix in the Vegetable Glycerin

Now, you may be thinking to yourself, “Why would I wait to add the Vegetable Glycerin?”. I mean it seems like it would be so much easier to just mix everything now, as you already have all your crafting equipment out and ready. Then, you’d have it all ready to go when you need it. However, there are a few factors that make the nature of mixing the facial ingredients more complicated.

After you mix your ingredients, the shelf life will be short. Without a preservative, you will only have a shelf life of one week. Further, this is only the shelf life of a week if it is kept in the refrigerator. So, unless you intend on making a ton of facials immediately, this is not going to end well. If you make all of your facials now, then you will have to use all thirty two individual facials within a single week! Otherwise, the facial will begin to host bacteria and other undesirable organisms that you will not want anywhere near your face.

If you didn’t want to use it all right away, then you could add a preservative to your recipe. Now, adding a preservative is fine and will make the mixed facials last longer, but this is not your only option. There is an easier and more realistic method that will keep this facial all natural where you won’t lose most of the product. There is no need to heat your ingredients and wait for the proper temperature to add the Optiphen. Just wait to mix in the vegetable glycerin and the water until it is time to use the facial. We promise it is an easy way to make your recipe last so much longer!

Plus, all natural cosmetic businesses can sell the mixed powder and vegetable glycerin in a small kit with instructions. Each kit would contain one jar and one bottle, which would produce eight individual facial masks. In addition, this is a project you can put together in minutes! Plus, all you need to do is explain the proportion of mixing the powder, water, and vegetable glycerin! Not only will this be easier to produce, but your facial will be entirely all natural! So, your customers will feel safe using this preservative free recipe on their face. Everybody wins!

Chocolate Facial Mask Recipe Other Recipes You Can Try OutChocolate Facial Mask Recipe Other Recipes You Can Try Out

If you would like to check out more free recipes that you can create, then head over to the Natures Garden website! Our free Classes and Recipes page has tons of different ideas for crafting and making quality products. Whether you are looking for spa quality products or ideas for some fun girls night in ideas, we have recipes that will suit your needs perfectly!

Further, we have a wide variety of classes and recipes on everything from room scents to bath and body products, so it is no surprise that we’d have different types of facial mask recipes, too! Those that maybe be looking for a great facial have many options to choose between. If you are curious about our other face mask recipes, check out our Facial Mask Recipes page!

Natures Garden sells our powders and essential oils for external applications only.  In the above written blog post, we briefly discussed the wonderful benefits of some of the powdered ingredients in this recipe and the some of its uses across various industries.  Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice.  Please consult your doctor before using any of this information for treatment purposes.  We provide this data for educational purposes only.

Jul
17

Home Spa Day Ideas


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Home Spa Day IdeasHome Spa Day Ideas

We at Natures Garden totally get the need for some great Home Spa Day Ideas. We all need to relax, but going out to a real spa can be stressful in itself. While luxurious places like the Sundara Inn and Spa sound like a dream come true, we don’t always have the time or funds to get what we need. So, having a spa day at home is the next best thing. Invite over some friends, break out the wine, and get ready to unwind. We have everything you need to make spa quality products that you can use anytime you’d like!

Home Spa Day Ideas Ladies Night In FacialHome Spa Day Ideas Ladies Night In Facial

First of all, facials are a must have for a home spa day! Just apply your fresh, natural facial recipe and relax as your face is fully taken care of. Rejuvenating your face will make your skin feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Nothing is better than a radiant face fresh from a quality facial. We have recipes that are more cleansing, more moisturizing, and firming. So, we have a perfect recipe for everybody regardless of skin type!

 

Home Spa Day Ideas Soothing Facial Mask RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Soothing Facial Mask Recipe

This facial is perfect for soothing and nourishing your skin. Both Burdock Root Powder and Comfrey Root Powder are herbs that are known to help heal and soothe skin. Additionally, this recipe uses real oatmeal, which is wonderful for soothing skin.

Home Spa Day Ideas Refreshing Face Mask RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Refreshing Face Mask Recipe

Also, you can use this cool, refreshing facial that will exfoliate and moisturize. This recipe uses real peppermint and has been known to nourish dull skin as well as improve oily or greasy skin. Further, the French Green Clay is perfect for nourishing your skin! So, you are sure to have a fresh, glowing complexion after this mask.

Home Spa Day Ideas Firming Facial Mask RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Firming Facial Mask Recipe

Next, we have an amazing facial recipe! This mask includes Red Moroccan Clay Powder that is pure and perfect for removing impurities and toxins from the skin. Further, this clay is moisturizing, as well. Plus, this recipe benefits from the amazing, natural properties of Hibiscus! This herb has been known to be a wrinkle reducer and is even considered to be a natural botox by some!

Home Spa Day Ideas Activated Charcoal Mask RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Activated Charcoal Mask Recipe

This facial mask is very cleansing and great for your skin. The activated charcoal is perfect for reaching deep into your pores and removing any toxins and grime. Plus, this mask uses Rosemary Essential Oil. This oil has been said to tighten the skin, reduce wrinkles, and help with many skin issues, such as acne or eczema.

Home Spa Day Ideas Candy Cane Facial Mask RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Candy Cane Facial Mask Recipe

This recipe is an amazing facial that will truly care for your skin. This facial uses two types of clay that are perfect for those with sensitive skin. Plus, the rose clay used provides gentle exfoliation and will draw out skin toxins. Furthermore, the Beet Root Powder and Safflower Oil Powder are both herbs that provide your skin with extra nourishment and will help moisturize your skin.

Home Spa Day Ideas Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Lucky Leprechaun Face Mask Recipe

Also, we have a fun facial mask that is green through and through. Plus, this facial mask has various herbs and clays that are wonderful for the skin.  Spirulina Powder, Spinach Leaf Powder, and Alfalfa Leaf Powder are all ingredients that provide nourishment for your skin. The French Green Clay is included to provide nourishment, as well as remove impurities and help with any skin conditions.

Follow these simple steps to use any of these masks; apply, wait until the mask hardens, and rinse the mask off with warm water.

Home Spa Day Ideas Ladies Night InHome Spa Day Ideas Ladies Night In

Of course, a spa day would be the perfect for any girls night in! It combines a few things we all could use, which are girl time and a spa day approved. While we may not have time for a full spa vacation, there is always time for the girls. All you really have to do is break out the drinks, try out a few relaxing spa products, and have a great time. So, here are a few other fun ideas that could make awesome additions to your ladies night!

Home Spa Day Ideas Wine Sugar Scrub RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Wine Sugar Scrub Recipe

This scrub recipe is a perfect exfoliant due to the sugar and is very nourishing for the skin due to the many butters and oils. Plus, this sugar scrub recipe uses real, red wine! Okay, hear me out. While you may be thinking this is a waste of perfectly good wine, we promise it’s going to be worth it. Red wine is great for your skin and will even help reduce signs of aging! Plus, you’ll still have wine left to drink.

Home Spa Day Ideas Wine Lotion RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Wine Lotion Recipe

However, those unwilling to give up their wine can try out our wine scented lotion. Rather than using real red wine, this recipe uses are Shiraz Fragrance, which is very close to the real aroma! Plus, this great scented lotion uses oils and butters that are amazing for skin care. You will be left with soft, moisturized skin and even smell like a fine wine!

 

Home Spa Day Ideas Margarita Salt Scrub RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Margarita Salt Scrub Recipe

Further, this margarita inspired scrub would be perfect for your ladies night spa day! First, this scrub smells perfect thanks to our Margarita Fragrance Oil! Also, this recipe is great for your skin with moisturizing butters and oils. Plus, this scrub has ingredients that will foam! So, this scrub is fun and really has it all!

Home Spa Day Ideas Scented Nail Polish RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Scented Nail Polish Recipe

This girls night wouldn’t be complete without painting nails! There is nothing more fun then scented nail polish, especially for an at home spa day. With this recipe you can create any scent you’d like for your favorite colors of nail polish. It is the perfect idea that is creative, yet simple.

 

 

Home Spa Day Ideas Foot Pampering ProductsHome Spa Day Ideas Foot Pampering Products

Another great way to unwind and reduce your stress is a relaxing foot soak. After a long day of running around and being on your feet, you are going to have some aches. Your feet take you everywhere you need to go, but sometimes they just need a break. So, treat your overworked feet to some rest and recovery as you lay back and do the same. This is a perfect spa day activity that will help you reach your own peaceful bliss.

Home Spa Day Ideas Refreshing Foot Soak RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Refreshing Foot Soak Recipe

One great way to soothe tired feet is an Epsom salt foot soak, as it will relieve aching muscles and help you relax. Not only does this recipe use Epsom Salt, but there is Dead Sea Salt, as well. This provides additional minerals that you can’t get from Epsom salt alone. Plus, this recipe uses Menthol Crystals to provide a cooling sensation that is very calming!

Home Spa Day Ideas Mood Enhance Bath Melts RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Mood Enhance Bath Melts Recipe

Another lovely idea for a foot soak is a bath melt! This recipe is perfect for moisturizing and caring for your feet. Plus, this would pair very nicely with the Refreshing Foot Soak Recipe! After you have relaxed your feet with that product, you can use this product to soften and nourish. Therefore, this would make a perfect pair for an at home spa day.

Home Spa Day Ideas Pampered Foot Scrub RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Pampered Foot Scrub Recipe

Also, this foot scrub is perfect for treating your feet right! This recipe will exfoliate the dead, calloused skin and nourish your healthy skin. This poppy seed scrub has the perfect exfoliation power for a foot scrub. Plus, the herbs, oils, and butters were chosen specifically to care for the skin through nourishment and moisturizing.

Home Spa Day Ideas For CouplesHome Spa Day Ideas For Couples

Another great way to unwind is a relaxing massage. While these can get pricey from professionals, you can create all the products you need to make the best massage ever! If you are looking for some date night ideas, an at home spa night could be perfect! Regardless of whether you are sharing back rubs or taking turns on the massage table, this is a wonderful home spa idea that will leave everybody feeling good.

Home Spa Day Ideas Massage Candle RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Massage Candle Recipe

Not only is our 100% Soy Wax good for candle making, but it is great for massages, too! This ingredient combined with a few more butters and oils creates a product that is smooth, moisturizing and perfect for a massage! Just use the wick to melt the ingredients and put out the flame. Then, you can use the melted portion for the massage.

Home Spa Day Ideas Passion Massage Oil RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Passion Massage Oil Recipe

This massage oil recipe creates products that smell amazing and work perfectly. This recipe uses the amazing Aromatherapy Passion Fragrance Oil, which is a gorgeous floral scent, along with real rose petals. Plus, the Coconut Oil and Vitamin E Oil nourish and moisturize your skin! So, this is a great way to massage and moisturize.

Home Spa Day Ideas Relaxing Massage Oil RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Relaxing Massage Oil Recipe

Also, we have a more relaxing massage oil you can try out. This product is scented with the calming aroma of our Tranquil Sleep Fragrance Oil. Plus, there are whole chamomile flowers included, which has a calming aroma. Further, the luxurious Apricot Kernel Oil and the nourishing Vitamin E Oil work wonderfully to keep your skin feeling its best.

Home Spa Day Ideas Sensual Massage Oil RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Sensual Massage Oil Recipe

Also, you can create our all natural massage oil recipe. This massage product uses a blend of Lavender and Patchouli Essential Oils to create a wonderful scent. Plus, the massage oil contains real, whole lavender flower buds!  Further, the Rice Bran Oil and Vitamin E Oil both nourish the skin and leave it feeling soft and rejuvenated.

 

Home Spa Day Ideas Sexy Edible Massage Bar RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Sexy Edible Massage Bar Recipe

Further, you can try out a scrumptious massage lotion recipe with your partner. This chocolate massage bar recipe is completely body safe inside and out. Plus, it tastes great and is perfect for a body massage. Our quality lip balm base, which is perfect for your skin and completely safe!

Home Spa Day Ideas Home Alone Home Spa Day Ideas Home Alone

Although an at home spa would be fun to share with others, sometimes you really just need alone time to really recover. This way you can unwind both your body and mind to feel truly rested. If you are looking for spa ideas to rejuvenate your body on a day of rest, then you may be interested in our spa products. Many of the products above can be used alone, but we’d like to share a few refreshing ideas that are especially wonderful for a relaxing spa day when you are home alone.

Home Spa Day Ideas Body Wrap RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Body Wrap Recipe

While this idea is a bit involved, it provides you with the opportunity to refresh your entire body. Plus, you will have time to rest and relax as the body wrap works. Just apply, set back, and enjoy some quiet peace. As your body soaks up the nourishment from your body wrap you can relax your mind and begin to release any stress.

Home Spa Day Ideas Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Roses and Chocolate Body Wrap Recipe

This body wrap is another option that you can use to rejuvenate your skin. This recipe uses Rose Clay, Organic Cocoa Powder, and Rosehips Powder to create a product that will be perfect for nourishing your skin. So, wrap yourself up and take a break from your busy life. You and your skin could both use a relaxing rest every so often.

Home Spa Day Ideas Relaxing Eye Pillows RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Relaxing Eye Pillows Recipe

Another great idea for an at home spa day is an eye mask. Using a mask is a great way to help block out the rest of the world and focus on your own thoughts. This is sure to help you calm down and forget your troubles. Plus, the eye mask is scented with relaxing oils and fresh chamomile flowers that are great for your mood.

Home Spa Day Ideas Moon Flower Sachet Pillow RecipeHome Spa Day Ideas Moon Flower Sachet Pillow Recipe

Alternatively, you can create a different kind of eye pillow. This creation uses aroma beads that hold sophisticated Moon Flower scent. These pillows will cover one eye each, but they are just as helpful for relaxation as the other eye mask.

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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We hope that you enjoyed this Face Lifting Mask recipe.  For even more fun and free facial mask recipes, visit our recipe box.

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.

Fragrance & Fun for Everyone

Inspire, Create, and Dominate!

Sparkles!!! Nicole

(Corporate Manager of Natures Garden Candle Supplies)

www.naturesgardencandles.com

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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
https://www.etsy.com/shop/aquablossom
craftcafe.co/shop/aquablossom

Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/aquablossomshop

Twitter: @aqua_blossom

Blog:  http://aqua-blossom.blogspot.com/

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