Monday, August 18, 2014

My Three Favorite Face Product Recipes – Toner, Oil Face Wash and Eye Makeup Remover

I prefer a more natural product, when I can find it and frankly, sometimes it's just cheaper and more fun to make a more customized product myself.  Here are three of my favorite face care recipes - toner, oil face wash and eye makeup remover.


(for mature, sensitive skin prone to redness and occasional breakouts - cleanses and calms)
1) Brew 16 oz boiling water, two green tea bags.  Let steep until cool.
2) Mix :

  • 16 drops lavender eo - exema, acne, preservative
  • 16 drops German chamomile eo - exema, redness, calming
  • 16 geranium
3) Add :   46 drops polysorbate
4) Mix well.
5) Add 4 oz green tea - astringent, anti inflammatory, reduces sun damage, reduces skin cancer risk, antioxidant

Oil Face Wash

The idea with an oil face wash is to replenish oils rather than stripping them out with a soap.  Oil face washing doesn't work for everyone but I have personally seen it work for acne and it completely turned my face skin issues around.

There are many oil face wash routines.  I use it in a warm shower after the water and steam has had time to open my pores.  You can also lay a warm washcloth over your face, apply oil face wash and then put the warm washcloth back over your face.  It's delightfully relaxing.  There are also many recipes out there.  This blend is specifically for mature skin.

  • 1 oz rosehip oil
  • 1 oz jojoba oil
  • 1 oz camellia oil
  • 1 oz castor oil
  • 12 drops German chamomile - exema, redness, calming
  • 12 lavender eo - exema, acne, preservative
  • 12 drops geranium eo - acne
  • 8 drops benzoin eo - redness, elasticity, preservative

Blend all together and store in a pump bottle so that no water gets back into the bottle during use.

Eye Makeup Remover

I use a more natural mascara but it's water resistant.  This recipe removes it with ease, without harsh manufactured chemicals and leaves my eye area gently moisturized.
  • 1 oz oil face wash (above)
  • 1 oz polysorbate 80
  • 3 oz distilled water
Mix the oil face wash and the polysorbate - then add the water.  It makes a very thick liquid or a thin lotion, whichever way you prefer to look at it.  If you want it thinner, add more water.  Oils will separate eventually so shake before using.  Dab onto tissue or cotton and gently wipe eye makeup away.

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