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    DIY Lash and Brow Serum

    This combination makes a good brow and lash serum due to the properties of the ingredients: Overall, this blend combines moisturizing, nourishing, and soothing ingredients that can support the health and appearance of brows and lashes. However, as with any skincare or haircare product, it’s essential to do a patch test and monitor for any adverse reactions, especially around the sensitive eye area. Ingredients Instructions

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    Qat-scented cleansing balm gently removes eye makeup & cleanses the skin. Heated phase9.45g | 31.5% sweet almond oil3g | 10% coco-caprylate or Hemisqualane3g | 10% castor oil3g | 10% Olivem10003.9g | 13% cetyl alcohol3g | 10% colloidal oatmeal (ultra-fine oat flour)4.5g | 15% white kaolin clay – Cool down phase0.15g | 0.5% Vitamin E – Prepare a water bath by bringing about 3cm of water to a bare simmer over low to medium-low heat in a small saucepan. – Weigh the heated phase ingredients into a small heat-resistant glass measuring cup. Place the measuring cup in your prepared water bath to melt everything through. Stir occasionally as the mixture heats to ensure…

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    Micellar Water in Your Skin Care Routine

    There is plenty of cleansing, toning and refreshing beauty waters to choose from. But one stands out among the rest: micellar water. Not just your average H2O, micellar water could just be the product you’ve been missing. So, what exactly is in this “magic” water? Micellar water is made up of micelles, which trap impurities in the skin (sebum, pollution, oil, and traces of makeup), so they can be wiped away easily. You can use micellar water as a light face wash. Its consistency is just that—lightweight, easy to apply, refreshing, and doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily like some of those oil-based face washes and makeup removers. Best of all?…

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    Lip Balm Formulation

    Lip balm, lipstick or lip gloss all have the same function – to lock in moisture. A good lip balm is essential because it creates a protective barrier between your lips and the frigid winter temperatures. The skin on the lips is delicate and has no sebaceous glands, meaning it doesn’t naturally produce the moisturizing oils that the rest of your skin does. Today I would like to share with you an easy Lip Balm formulation that can be altered to suit your individual likes and/or needs. The basic formulation consists of 25% Wax 30% Soft butter ( Shea butter, Mango butter) / Solid butter (Cocoa butter) combination 44% liquid oil 1% – 3% Essential…

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    Gentle Cream Cleanser

    This DIY cream cleanser is gentle, mild and simply melts away makeup and can be used to cleanse the skin daily.This formulation can be changed to suit your skin type and you can change the oils to suit your taste. Mature Skin Gentle Lavender Cleanser Recipe Ingredients • 20 grams Apricot Kernal Oil• 15 grams Caster Oil• 12 grams Emulsifying Wax NF• 40 grams lavender Water (hydrosol)• 30 grams Distilled Water• 5 grams Glycerine• 1 gram Preservative• 12 drops Neroli Essential Oil• 200m Pump amber bottle Equipment• Digital Scales• Glass Mixing Beakers• Saucepan• Electric Hand Whisk• Funnel Instructions Use your digital scales to weigh the oils and wax (Apricot Kernel…

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    Face,  Herbs


    A treat for the senses, facial steams are beautiful to look at, feel wonderful on the skin and in the lungs, and they smell fantastic! They are excellent for the complexion because they open the pores and draw deep impurities to the surface of the skin where they can be released. They bring fresh blood to the face and impart a healthy glow. To make, first, choose from our selection of ready blended herbs, here Made with a few skin-loving herbs and some hot water, it couldn’t be easier to whip up when your skin is feeling dull or if you’re recovering from a cold, or just want to take…

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    Facial Toner & Setting Spray

    For many years I never used a toner thinking it was unnecessary and just another commercial gimmick, but after a bit of research and questioning a few cosmetologists, I’ve discovered that it has an important role to play in our beauty and anti-aging routine. It’s used to remove any trace of dirt and dead skin cells left behind after cleansing and It also helps smooth and prep the skin for additional skincare products, such as moisturizers and serums. When added to your daily skincare routine and used regularly, it can have a major positive impact on the appearance and tightness of your pores. and what I love about this blend is that…

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    Nourishing Face Cream

    We are bombarded every day with the advertising of miracle creams that will magically take the wrinkles, & blemishes away, and make dry skin supple, and oily skin normal. Well, what they don’t tell you about is the chemicals that are hidden in their creams and that it takes more than just a bottle of cream to get your skin beautiful. Keeping your body hydrated, eating a diet consisting more of fresh fruit and vegetables, meditation, or mindful resting to reduce stress, and exercising regularly, will keep your skin supple and free from impurities. Having a good facial routine is just as important. 1: Herbal steaming once a week to…

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    DIY Facial Serum

    Regardless of our age or skin type, we all need a gentle moisturizer to keep our skin hydrated and protected against the environment, and help prevent irritation. When we wash our face, we often strip our skin of the natural oils (sebum). By using a face serum made of natural oils blended with essential oils, we gently replenishing our skins natural oils. A facial serum couldn’t be easier to make, choose the carrier oil that suits your skin type and the essential oils and blend. What are the best carrier oils for your skin type? Normal:  apricot kernel oil, jojoba, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil Dry:  avocado oil, sweet almond oil,…

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    Homemade Toothpaste

    This homemade remineralizing toothpaste takes advantage of the remineralizing powers of bentonite clay which is rich in calcium, xylitol, calcium phosphate, magnesium chloride, and clove essential oil. It also contains cacao powder which is the best-kept secret in tooth health! It has been shown to fight tooth decay by suppressing the bacteria that cause it and making it harder for them to coat teeth and gums and also acts a mild abrasive. And perhaps even better, it tastes really good, making tooth brushing a pleasure (and helping to cover less pleasant flavors). Precautions Although remineralizing toothpaste can be quite effective at preventing mild tooth decay and gum issues, it isn’t…