This creamy cleanser is ideal to nourish dehydrated dry winter skin. Simply massage a small peanut amount into a wet face (using a muslin cloth if you wish) & wash off with lots of tepid water. Honey acts as a natural humectant; helping to retain moisture in the skin.
These cleansers & other beauty products make a lovely gift or hen party activity. There is an initial outlay for the different ingredients, but in the long-term it really is a cost-saving. No nasty chemicals either! Another bonus that I find with home-made products is that a little goes a long way….you only need a tiny amount per application, so it is a win win investment!
Creamy Cleanser: sandalwood & Honey
14ml sweet almond oil
1 teaspoon of runny honey
Sandalwood essential oil
3 drops rosewood oil
7 drops of rosemary oil
6 drops Vitamin E oil
Remove from the heat.
In separate ban-marie, heat water, honey & grapefruit seed extract to 65ºC, then add slowly to the melted oils to form a milky watery suspension. Mix gently until the mixture cools & begins to thicken.
Store in a cool place away from direct sunshine if not being used immediately.
By altering the essential oils you add, you can make a cleanser specific to the scent you like & your skin type. A guide for what oils to add is given below:
Oily skin: Bergamot, cedarwood, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon Lime, orange, ylang ylang. essential oil
Normal skin: chamomile, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, rose, rosewood, ylang-ylang essentil oils.
Dry skin: Jasmine, lavender, patchouli, rose, sandalwood
Combination skin: Geranium, lavender, neroli, sandalwood, ylang-ylang
Sensitive: German chamomile (this is blue!), jasmine, lavender, neroli, rose, rosewood
Dehydrated: rose, rosewood, sandalwood
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