Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Home Style Cosmetic Recipes...

Buttermilk & Fennel Seed
Skin Cleanser

(Note: This is a good cleanser that is meant for people with 'oily skin'. Fennel seed is a strong astringent and will cause over drying or irritation on people with normal and dry skins.)

1/2 cup of Buttermilk
1 tbsp of fennel seeds

Place the buttermilk into a double boiler and heat them gently for 30 minutes. Cool and leave to stand for 2 hours. Strain. Pour the buttermilk into a clean, sterilized jar. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

[Taken from "A Dash Of Spice" by Kathryn Hawkins & Gail Duff]


Honey Water After Shave

This makes a soothing and refreshing aftershave
This is a variation of the recipe created by George Wilson (an apothecary to James II, 1685-88, of England).

1 tbsp honey
1/2 cup hot water

1/2 orange-flower
4 tbsp vodka
4 drops coriander oil
4 drops musk oil
4 drops juniper oil
4 drops vanilla oil

Put the honey into a large jug and pour hot water over. Stir until the honey has dissolved. Leave until quite cold. Add the orange-flower water, vodka, and essential oils. Pour the water through a funnel into a dark bottle. Cover and shake well.

[Taken from "A Dash Of Spice" by Kathryn Hawkins & Gail Duff]


Facial Scrub
Do not use if your skin is very sensitive.

1 tbsp ground oatmeal

1 tbsp ground dried lavender blossoms

1 tbsp ground thyme leaves

1 tbsp ground almonds

4 drops lemon essential oil

Grind all dry ingredients finely and mix until uniform. Add essential oil and mix well. Store in a glass container. Use 1 1/2 teaspoons with enough water to make a paste. Gently massage into skin and rinse thoroughly.
[Taken from "E Audry"]


dc_speaks said...

thank you for stopping by my blog and thanks for the grooming tips as well.

have a great day

hottnikz said...

Thanks for the link, I'll be sure to add yours to my blog. Your blog is so very different and it's needed. Thanks for the tips, do you have any for combination skin?