To make things easy in making your own face cream we now offer you Olinat pure natural organic moisturizing face cream which was especially formulated in such a way as to accommodate the addition of essential oils to it, in order to provide clients the flexibility of adding therapeutic properties to the cream of their choosing.
Although we know that many people do make their own face cream by adding essential oils and botanical material to plain aqueous cream, most people do not want to use aqueous cream, due to the fact that aqueous cream is a petroleum product, and have some intrinsic problems due to the nature of petroleum products.
Take 2 - 3 teaspoons raw oats (not the pre-cooked type) and crush into smaller bits either by hand or in a grinder. Mix the dry oats with pure honey and 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar until it forms a smooth mixture. Add more honey as needed. Then add 1 drop of basil oil to the mixture.
For a problem skin, you can replace the basil oil with tea tree oil to help the healing process along.
After washing the face and drying it gently by patting with a towel, apply this sticky mixture in gentle circular movements. Avoid the eye area. Leave the mixture on for about 15 minutes and wash off with lots of tepid water.
Although it is a messy skin treatment to perform, the results are excellent and it costs only pennies to make.
The toners are all made the same way. Place the rosewater base into a clean glass bottle and add the essential oil of choice. Close the bottle and shake the mixture vigorously to help disperse the oil. A dispersing agent is normally added in commercial mixtures, but since this is freshly home made we will exclude it.
Leave the mixture for at least 36 hours before shaking it again vigorously and then filtering it through a paper coffee filter to remove the larger amount of essential oil. Re-bottle the filtered toner and remember to shake it before use to ensure proper distribution of the mixture.
100 ml rosewater, 1 drop camomile oil, 1 drop geranium oil.
Combine, mix and filter all the ingredients as described above
100 ml rosewater, 1 drop juniper berry, 1 drop rose otto.
Combine, mix and filter all the ingredients.
100 ml weak infusion made from chamomile and 1 drop German camomile. The infusion is made exactly as you would make weak, black and bitter tea. You can use a good commercial camomile tea if fresh material is not available.
25 ml witch-hazel, 75 ml rosewater, 1 drop cypress, 2 drops sandalwood.
Combine, mix and filter all the ingredients.
Many people expect any cream or lotion to show overnight effects, but you need to be patient and let your skin regenerate in order to see the difference - and the older you get the longer the cycle of regeneration is.
On average you should see results between 28 and 37 days. Essential oils have various therapeutic properties which add zing to any cream, and some of them have very specialized properties to help with skin conditions. If you have never used essential oils, and are prone to allergic reactions, please do a skin patch test with any new ingredient you use.
To select your choice of essential oil, simply scroll through the therapeutic properties of the oils in question on our product page, and make your selection of oil to combine - but remember - the TOTAL amount of essential oil you can add to the 50 ml Olinat is 16 drops.
Although clay masks are thought to be drying, they contain great benefits for the skin, and can be used very successfully in your beauty routine.
Green clay has become the talk of the beauty world, but if it is not available in your area, you can still use the old dependable white kaolin powder.
As a base you can mix either green clay or kaolin powder (reconstituted with either floral water such as rosewater or pure distilled water) together with a little cornflower and a quarter teaspoon of powdered raw oats.
Before applying the mask, make sure that the skin is cleansed properly and dried by patting it with a towel.
After applying any of the masks, leave on for at least 15 minutes while relaxing, and wash off with tepid (lukewarm) water and pat the skin dry. Apply moisturizer.
For a normal skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 drop geranium oil and 1 drop neroli oil. Mix well to form a paste and apply.
For a dry skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 teaspoon wheatgerm oil or evening primrose oil plus 1 drop camomile (Roman or German) oil and 2 drops carrot seed oil. Mix well to form a paste and apply.
For an oily skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 drop lavender oil and 1 drop frankincense oil or juniper berry oil. Mix well to form a paste and apply.
For a problem skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 drop lavender oil, 1 drop tea tree oil and 1 drop neroli oil. Mix well to form a paste and apply.
For a older / more dehydrated skin, mix the clay/kaolin, cornflower and oats together with one beaten egg white and floral water. Add 1 teaspoon jojoba oil, 1 drop camomile oil, 1 drop frankincense oil and 1 drop myrrh oil. Mix well to form a paste and apply.
If you have never used essential oils, and are prone to allergies, we suggest that you perform a skin patch test before using any of them.
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