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Natural Sun Lotion

Natural Sun Lotion

Ingredients:

• 3 T. grated beeswax

• 3 T. shea butter

• 4 T. coconut oil

• 3 T. aloe vera gel

• 3 T. herbal tea (lavender or calendula are best)

• 1/2 tsp. borax powder

Directions for making:

Take beeswax, shea butter, and coconut oil and melt in a double boiler. (Do not boil). Now warm the aloe vera gel, tea and borax powder in a separate pan until the powder is mixed well with the other 2 ingredients.

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Mix with the melted oil and butter. Whisk properly until you get a creamy texture.

Directions for using:

Apply liberally when required.

Directions for storing:

Store the mixture in an airtight jar and keep it refrigerated. You can refrigerate it for up to a month.

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Sunscreens

Sunscreens

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Natural Sunscreens

Sun protection should be focused on preventing damage from both UV-A and UV-B light. Should you have a medical problem that precludes sunning, then you must follow medical advice.

Staying out of the sun is one method, but that’s hardly natural because we humans need sunlight! We just need to be careful about how much exposure, and take sensible precautions. It can be beneficial to expose your skin to the sun, but only for a short time, maybe 15 minutes, on a regular basis.

If you apply coconut oil before sunning and leave it on for at least an hour afterwards. This will give your body a much needed chance to create vitamin D.

At other times you should protect your skin from sun damage. The three elements of protection you need are:

• concealing clothes

• topical application of protective sunscreen cosmetics

• a diet rich in essential fatty acids

Some natural ingredients offer sun protection: A mild infusion of elder flowers is most effective when applied to skin just prior to exposure. Shea butter has a SPF of 6 and can be used both before and after sunning. Sesame oil has a SPF of 4. PABA, a B vitamin, screens UV-B. To encourage tanning, add carrot Essential Oil to creams or oils.

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Applying coconut oil topically allows the body to adjust naturally to sun exposure, naturally increasing the body’s tolerance level over time. On the other hand, the citrus essential oils (like bergamot, lemon & orange) are photosensitizing, causing the skin to tan more readily when the oils are present. Under moderate sunlight, this may be alright, but under intense sunlight, the citrus essential oils can cause dark spots and even severe sunburn.

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Consequently they should be used cautiously before sun exposure, and then only in moderate sunlight. They should never be used neat on the skin in the presence of sunlight or UV light from electric sources (like tanning booths).

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Lemon Astringent (for oily skin)

Lemon Astringent (for oily skin)

Ingredients:

Lemon

• 1/2 C. witch hazel

• 1/4 C. lemon juice

Directions for making:

Mix together in a glass jar.

Directions for using:

Apply to face and neck with a clean cotton wool ball.

Directions for storing:

Stored in the refrigerator, this will keep for up to 6 months.

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Cleansers

Cleansers

There are many ways to cleanse your face using healthy, natural ingredients. Here are some Cornmeal Cleanser (for Oily Skin)

Ingredients:

• Liquid Castile soap

• 1 tsp. Cornmeal

Directions for making:

Pour a little castile soap into the palm of your hand, add cornmeal.

Directions for using:

Wet face. Mix meal and soap into a lather, wash face,

being careful to avoid the delicate skin around the eyes.

Directions for storing:

Keep refrigerated and it will keep for up to a week but best to make fresh just to make each time you use.

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Exfoliating Cleansing Scrub

Exfoliating Cleansing Scrub

Oat flakes
Kaolin clay

You can start with a base of powdered oat flakes

(what we commonly call oatmeal) and kaolin clay.

Add one or more abrasives such as rice flour (which

has a very finely gritty feel), almond meal (medium

feel), commeal (coarse feel). Add honey for its

softening and moisturizing effect.

Bind all ingredients with a liquid like yogurt (best

choice), herbal water, floral water, or plain water.

Optional ingredients include aloe gel, olive oil or

dried powdered kelp. Amounts can vary. Use roughly

equal amounts of powdered oat flakes, kaolin clay,

brown rice flour, and honey and add yogurt until you

achieve a paste that is easily applied to your skin — too

wet and it will run off, too dry and it doesn’t spread

readily. Stored in the refrigerator, the cleanser can keep one week.

As a basic, keep ajar of powdered oat flakes, kaolin clay, and brown rice flour in your bathroom and mix a

little in the palm of your hand with water just before using. You can make this scrub with cornmeal (instead of rice flour) and use on your entire body, and then apply body oil right afterwards. The oil is quickly absorbed and your skin will feel marvellous.

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Orange & Peppermint Sugar Face Scrub

Orange & Peppermint Sugar Face Scrub

Oranges
Peppermint

Ingredients:

• 2 C. sugar

• 1/2 C. coconut oil, melted

• 2 T. olive oil

• 24 drops sweet orange essential oil

• 12 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions for making:

Add essential oils to sugar, mixing well until

combined. Melt the coconut oil, and mix with the

olive oil. Slowly add the oil to the sugar, stirring

constantly. Carefully add the scrub to the jar or glass

container of your choice.


Directions for using:

Apply to damp skin in a circular motion, scrub well

then rinse thoroughly. For best results use regularly.

Directions for storing:

Makes about a litre = put into four 250ml jars and

they’re perfect for gifting!

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Oatmeal Facial Scrub

Oatmeal Facial Scrub

Ingredients:

Oatmeal

• 50gr grated castile soap

• 2 cups oatmeal, blended or processed into
powder

• 1 small package blanched almonds, blended
with the oatmeal

Directions for making:

Mix the ingredients well. Put in a glass jar and keep in
your fridge.

Directions for using:

Use 1 teaspoon at a time to scrub face.

You can also use as bath soak – just add 2 T. to
running bath water.

Directions for storing:

Store in the refrigerator, up to two weeks.

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Nourishing Honey and Olive Oil Mask

Nourishing Honey and Olive Oil Mask

Ingredients:

• 1/3 cup olive oil

• 2 T. honey

Directions for making:

Warm the olive oil and the honey in a pot and stir to
blend.

Directions for using:

Apply a generous amount to the face (and chest if you
wish) and massage in. Leave on 15-30 minutes, then
remove with warm, wet face cloth. You may not need
to apply a moisturiser afterwards.

Directions for storing:

Store in the refrigerator, up to a month.

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