This page is created in honor of: Skin Care Holidays!
What is Exfoliation?
"Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin's outermost surface, and has been used for many years to help maintain the skin. Exfoliation is involved in the process of a facial and during body treatments at spas." (An Exfoliating process reveal your skin's natural radiance & restore luster for a fresher look.)
"This process involves physically scrubbing the skin with an abrasive. Mechanical exfoliants include microfiber cloths, adhesive exfoliation sheets, micro-bead facial scrubs, crepe paper, crushed apricot kernel or almond shells, sugar or salt crystals, pumice, and abrasive materials such as sponges, loofahs, and brushes. Facial scrubs are available in over-the-counter products for application by the user. People with dry skin should avoid exfoliants which include a significant portion of pumice, or crushed volcanic rock. Pumice is considered a good material to exfoliate the skin of the feet."
Healing Benefits of bodyscrubs such as "Bath Salts"
Physiological: "Helps detoxify the body and ward off viruses Stimulates natural circulation for improved health Helps relieve athlete's foot, corns, and calluses Relaxes tense, aching muscles and joints Helps relieve arthritis and rheumatism Helps relieve chronic lower back pain"
Skin Benefits: "Draws out impurities in skin Soothes skin irritations such as psoriasis/eczema Soothes itching, burning and bites Smoothes and softens skin Encourages skin to renew itself Helps scars to heal Restores moisture balance to the skin
Occupational: "Relieves tired, aching feet and leg muscles Eases tension in hands and wrists Helps relieve sports injuries
Psycho-physical: "Provides deep relaxation Helps relieve stress and tension Promotes restfulness
Pine Nut Scrub
Pine nuts, which are high-fat, grow on pine or pignon trees and are
found inside the pine cone. These smooth, soft, white nuts make an
excellent skin-softening scrub that can be used all over your body and
is gentle enough for sensitive skin.
1 cup pine nuts
2 Tablespoons light oil (for dry skin) or 2 Tablespoons spring
(for oily skin)
In a blender or food processor, place the pine nuts and oil or
water; and process until finely ground. Use the grainy mixture to
cleanse your skin. Store any leftover in the refrigerator.
Yield: 4 oz, enough for one whole body treatment
Apple Crisp Body Scrub
This mix of apple juice and “crunchies” forms a luxurious whole-body exfoliant that is moisturizing and soothing. Apple juice, honey, whipping cream, and oats make this formula rich in alpha-hydroxy acids and gentle skin-sloughers to make you glow from head to toe. Smells delicious, and simple to make, too! INGREDIENTS 5 tablespoons whipping cream
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons fresh apple juice
4 tablespoons tapioca pearls
2 tablespoons whole rolled oats, lightly crushed
1 cup Epsom salts or coarse sea salt
1 drop rose essential oil
1 drop neroli essential oil
2 drops palmarosa essential oil
2 drops lemon peel essential oil 1. Warm whipping cream in microwave for about 15 seconds, then remove from microwave. 2. Add honey and apple juice, then stir to combine. 3. Add tapioca and oats, then stir. 4. Add salt and stir well. 5. Add essential oils and stir. 6. “Age” the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours before using.
Use this simple herbal wash to clean your face.
1/2C. chamomile or lavender flowers.
1/2C. crushed fennel seeds
2C. boiled water.
Infuse chamomile or lavender flowers and fennel seeds in
boiled water. Steep 20 minutes, strain, and splash on face.
Green Ambrosia Body Scrub
1/4 cup uncooked white rice
1/2 cup Epsom salts
2 Tbls. oatmeal - ground in blender
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/8 cup glycerin
5 drops baby oil
1/2 bag green tea
1 tsp. poppy seeds
5 drops china rain essence oil
-Grind rice in the blender.
-Combine all ingredients with a whisk.
-Pour in bottles or Ziploc® bags to store.
To help you with your research you may be interested is visiting botanical.com. It has an encyclopedia of herbs with illustrations, descriptions of the plant and it's numerous uses. There is also a recipe section and information about poisons & antidotes. This website does not inculde information about magical uses.
Luxurious homemade goat milk soap and lotions for sale!
See their basic recipes and make some for yourself.
If you have a milk goat that is!
Lemon Poppy Soap
This is an exfoliating soap with poppy for heightened awareness and lemon to stimulate and cool.
8 oz. Clear Glycerin
Yellow Food Color
6 tablespoons of Corn Meal
2 tsps of Poppy Seeds
Melt 8 oz. of clear glycerin according to package directions. Add 2 drops of color and 2 drops of lemon scent. Add 6 tablespoons of corn meal 2 tsps of poppy seeds. Mix well. Pour into mold. Let sit until firm. Remove from mold.
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