Wednesday, May 13, 2009

natural beauty

I find that natural cleaning products are more effective, so thought of giving you a couple of recipes for your body.... do let me know should you try them how it went....



deep facial cleansing for oily skin:



1 tbs milk (preferably not skimmed)
1 drop pure lavender oil
1/2 tsp diluted petitgrain oil

Combine oils, heat milk slightly add to oils, dab on a cotton wool and cleanse face and neck. -

milk is a great cleanser, gentle on the skin but antiseptic.

After cleansing do a facial steam by pouring steaming water in a bowl cover head with towel and steam face for 5 mins. Next do the mask.

15gr fresh parsley crushed in a pestle & mortar

1 tsp natural yogourt

1 drop pure petitgrain oil

1 tsp clay (preferably green)

mix crushed parsley to yogourt, essential oil & enough clay to make a paste. apply to face & neck leaver fr 15 mins and then rinse off with cool water. - Parsley reduces excess oiliness while the yogourt & clay will deep cleanse and tone the skin.

I started using it after I had my son and my fdace was full of pimples and found it very effective. As a daily cleanser tea tree facial wash is great and not expensive either.

Another recipe is a very nice bath blend:

1/2tsp helichrysum oil

1 drop pure rosemary oil

2 drops pure coriander oil

1 drop pure grapefruit oil

Mix all the above and add to a full bath of water. This is a warming yet energizing blend.

Anyway I hope you like them and will find some time to try them....I will find some more interesting blends for you people and will post them here soon!

Aromatherapy has been around for ages. Its the art in using natural, aromatic, essential oils. Oils have healing properties that when used properly and together with other oils of same properties, they release molecules and the brain activity increases stimulating or relaxing dpeneding on your blend. There are many therapeutic benefits for beauty, general wellbeing and emotional help. I myself find them most effective and fun to prepare.

3 comments:

Indrani said...

Thanks for this!
It will save a lot of money. :)

postcardsfromwildwood said...

Thanks for this. I will try the bath mixture - I have all the oils except the helichrysum, and enjoy using essential oils in the bath.

equidae said...

most welcome will add some more recipes soon :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

natural beauty

I find that natural cleaning products are more effective, so thought of giving you a couple of recipes for your body.... do let me know should you try them how it went....



deep facial cleansing for oily skin:



1 tbs milk (preferably not skimmed)
1 drop pure lavender oil
1/2 tsp diluted petitgrain oil

Combine oils, heat milk slightly add to oils, dab on a cotton wool and cleanse face and neck. -

milk is a great cleanser, gentle on the skin but antiseptic.

After cleansing do a facial steam by pouring steaming water in a bowl cover head with towel and steam face for 5 mins. Next do the mask.

15gr fresh parsley crushed in a pestle & mortar

1 tsp natural yogourt

1 drop pure petitgrain oil

1 tsp clay (preferably green)

mix crushed parsley to yogourt, essential oil & enough clay to make a paste. apply to face & neck leaver fr 15 mins and then rinse off with cool water. - Parsley reduces excess oiliness while the yogourt & clay will deep cleanse and tone the skin.

I started using it after I had my son and my fdace was full of pimples and found it very effective. As a daily cleanser tea tree facial wash is great and not expensive either.

Another recipe is a very nice bath blend:

1/2tsp helichrysum oil

1 drop pure rosemary oil

2 drops pure coriander oil

1 drop pure grapefruit oil

Mix all the above and add to a full bath of water. This is a warming yet energizing blend.

Anyway I hope you like them and will find some time to try them....I will find some more interesting blends for you people and will post them here soon!

Aromatherapy has been around for ages. Its the art in using natural, aromatic, essential oils. Oils have healing properties that when used properly and together with other oils of same properties, they release molecules and the brain activity increases stimulating or relaxing dpeneding on your blend. There are many therapeutic benefits for beauty, general wellbeing and emotional help. I myself find them most effective and fun to prepare.

3 comments:

Indrani said...

Thanks for this!
It will save a lot of money. :)

postcardsfromwildwood said...

Thanks for this. I will try the bath mixture - I have all the oils except the helichrysum, and enjoy using essential oils in the bath.

equidae said...

most welcome will add some more recipes soon :)