I’m in body care product making mode.
This seems to be a great time of year to do it and typically when I run out of all my favorites.
Yesterday I made gluten free, dairy free, non-toxic, fantastic for you Facial Toner.
If you look carefully, you can see the “Mother” floating around in there. The “Mother” is made up of very beneficial living enzymes. You need to make sure you buy the good vinegar that looks cloudy and is organic. “Regular” vinegar manufacturers filter all of the good stuff out so they can have a prettier product.
I also made my Fabulous Face Cream.
I don’t know about you, but I’m 46 and my skin needs all the moisturizing and healthy products it can get.
It’s been abused by my love for the sun, stress, and unfortunately Lyme Disease likes to take a toll in every area, even your skin.
These are such relaxing projects, I can’t even tell you. It’s so much fun! Smells fantastic of course. Doesn’t break the bank like department store $$$$ creams, doesn’t load your body up with chemicals and toxins, and you can share the healthy love with your friends and family as gifts for the holidays. It’s win-win.
Lavender & Lemon Facial Toner
(one recipe per bottle)
1 Part Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar with the “Mother” intact
3 Parts Filtered Water
4 Drops YL Lavender Essential Oil
5 Drops YL Lemon Essential Oil
Clean your bottles inside and out. Pour 1 part vinegar to 3 parts filtered water. Add essential oils, secure top, shake well. Label. Shake well before dabbing on a cotton pad and cleaning face. Can be used in the morning and before bed.
Fabulous Face Cream
*Makes about 1 1/2 – 2 Cups
1 Cup of Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil, solid room temp
2 Tablespoons of Organic Jojoba Oil
2 Tablespoons of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon of Filtered Water
4 Drops of YL Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil (Tea Tree Oil)
4 Drops of YL Lavender Essential Oil
5 Drops of YL Lemon Essential Oil
Measure the coconut oil into a stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Beat on high for 5 minutes scraping down sides two or three times. On medium, slowly drizzle the Jojoba and Olive Oil in. Mix on high 5 minutes scraping down sides two or three times. Drizzle in the water and do the same. Turn off mixer and add essential oils. Mix on medium to combine, then high for another 5 minutes scraping down sides three or four times.
Spoon into containers and label. Can be used in the morning (give your skin time to absorb it before applying makeup) and in the evening before bed.