So, we’re all working hard to put only good stuff inside our bodies. We have detoxed and healed our guts and eat healthy, good for us foods. But how are we taking care of our skin? Are we still using facial cleansers full of chemicals and perfumes?
You do know that all those chemicals and perfumes seep through your skin, back inside your body – ruining that detox you just did. Plus they cost a fortune. So here are a few recipes for facial cleansers you can make at home. Everything you need is probably sitting in your cupboards.
Jojoba (Coconut) Lemon Facial Cleansing Cream
1 tbsp beeswax
3 tbsp Jojoba oil (or coconut oil)
1 tbsp witch hazel
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp borax
6 drops lemon essential oil
Melt the beeswax in a saucepan, using low heat. Add the jojoba or coconut oil and beat, using a hand mixer, for about 5 minutes or until it reaches a creamy consistency.
Heat the witch hazel and lemon juice in another saucepan just until warm, and then stir in the borax to dissolve. Add this mixture to the cream and beat with a mixing spoon until well combined.
Set aside until the ream is cool. Mix in the lemon essential oil and spoon into a container.
Olive Oil Facial Cleanser
2 tsp liquid face soap or baby wash
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp glycerin
½ cup olive oil
Pour ingredients into a food processor or blender mix until thickened, smooth and creamy.
To use, pump a quarter-size amount of cleanser into your hand. Gently massage into your neck area, face, eyelids, and eyelashes for about one minute. Remove with a warm washcloth. Rinse washcloth in warm water and gently remove any remaining dirt or makeup off your face Keeps up to a year.
Anti-Aging Lemon Facial Cleanser
1 tbsp natural yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice
2 drops lemon essential oil
Mix all ingredients together. Soak a cotton wool pad in the mixture and remove makeup. Repeat with fresh cotton wool pads to remove all makeup.
As you can tell by the small measurements of ingredients, this recipe is a one-time application. This mixture will not keep. Please use immediately.
Homemade Honey Cleanser
3 tbsp honey
½ cup vegetable glycerin
2 tbsp liquid castile soap
Mix ingredients together. Apply to face and neck and massage into skin for at least 30 seconds, allowing the cleanser to loosen dirt and debris. Rinse face with warm water.
Facial Cleanser for Oily Skin
1 tsp powdered skim milk
1 tsp honey
Few drops of apple cider vinegar
Mix your ingredients in a bowl and apply it to the skin in a circular motion with your fingertips for a minute or two. Rinse with warm water and a washcloth.
Facial Cleanser for Dry Skin
1 tbsp oat or rice bran
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp cream
Heat your ingredients gently in a saucepan stirring until well blended. Be sure to use your cleanser while it is still warm
Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
1 part baking soda
2 parts ground oatmeal
You can ground your oatmeal in a food processor or with a mortar and pestle. Then, mix it with the baking soda and store in a sealed container. Whenever you want to wash your face, mix ½ tsp of the dry mixture with warm water. Rub gently on the skin in circular motions. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
So try some of these cleansers. You can make them at home and save some money and make your skin happy. Plus, they make great Christmas presents!
December 13, 2017
Functional Endocrinology of Ohio
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Dr. Keith S. Ungar and Dr. David Hardy, Chiropractic Physicians
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