Sunday, 11 April 2010

Making your own cosmetics with essential oils

making your own cosmetics is easy with Shirley Price Soil Association certified organic cosmetic bases - cream, lotion, shampoo, showergel/bodywash.

The best oils - Frankincense is good for anti aging. Lavender is good for oily skin.

People with oily skin do not like putting oil on the skin but they are light and help rebalance the skin.

Balms - for a geranium cleansing balm melt 30ml olive oil and 10g of beeswax in a pan with a bain marie. When cool add 10 drops of geranium and stir and transfer to the jar. Massage onto the face and remove with a muslin cloth. Shirley Price always Beeswax makes a good base for a chest vapour rub or eczema cream.

Skin toner - a lavender hydrolat Face mask for oily skin - mix 2 egg whites with two drops of rosemary oil. Always sterilise your jars and do a patch test. Apply a small amount to your inner arm immediately below the elbow, cover with a plaster and leave for 24 hours. If there is any soreness, redness or irritation your skin is reacting to an ingredient and you should avoid using this product.

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