Posted in DIY, Skin Cream, tagged beauty oil, beauty regimine, beauty serum, diy, diy cosmetic, facial moisturizer, hemp oil, hempseed oil, make your own, rosemary gladstar on August 22, 2012 |
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Ever since I heard that “Oil of Olay” may use animal testing, i decided to stop using store bought facial cream. Luckily, at about the same time i discovered Rosemary Gladstar’s recipe for natural lotion. I then adapted that recipe to create the lotion my customers know and love: Everywhere Cream. I love Everywhere Cream, but i also like to use a beauty serum just before bed that is concentrated of pure oil and essential oil, without the water and beeswax that makes E.C. so great for daily wear. You can make the same serum easily, and can substitute your favorite essential oils, depending on your skin’s needs.
Simple Beauty Serum
- 1 part jojoba or sweet almond oil
- 3 parts hempseed oil
- several drops essential oil of your choice (peppermint, lavender, patchouli, helichrysum)
- several drops calendula oil (oil infused with calendula petals)
Jojoba closely matches our skin’s natural oils, which makes it the perfect choice for a facial moisturizer. It also has a very long shelf life, which makes it a great choice for a “a little goes a long way” type beauty product. You’ll have this serum on your shelf for a long time, and you don’t want it to spoil. Unfortunately, jojoba is becoming endangered/ near extinct, so i try to limit my use of this precious oil. Sweet Almond oil is also very gentle and non-irritating to facial skin. It is much less “oily” than thicker oils like olive and shouldn’t cause breakouts. Hempseed oil is my favorite oil for mature or sensitive skin. It helps to smoothe out wrinkles and scars, and is great for all skin types. I choose peppermint and lemongrass essential oils: peppermint is good for puffy skin and lemongrass is great for reducing pores. Don’t use too much of either though, as both are a bit volatile and can sting.
I also like to add a few drops of calendula oil that i purchase from Herb Pharm. You could also infuse your own, but i like to purchase theirs and not risk getting my oil moldy from petals that may not be dry enough. Combine all ingredients in a small vial and massage a few drops into your face before bed every night, focusing on your ‘trouble spots.’ I think you’ll notice happier (and less wrinkley) looking skin within several weeks!
Do you moisturize your face before bed? What do you use?
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Everywhere Cream is back! Everywhere Cream is the perfect moisturizer for ALL your skin, from nose to toes. Thick and nourishing, this cream contains luxurious and moisturizing oils as well as natural beeswax for extra protection from the elements. We’re also excited to announce our all new herbal balms, great for extra dry fingers and toes!
Everywhere Cream comes in several ‘scents’ chosen for their skin nourishing and aromatherapy properties. Back in Austin, Nude Soap’s Everywhere Cream was a favorite with the hard working potters at Sunset Canyon Pottery…. You know that if our lotion worked great for the dry and abused hands of potters, it will work wonders for your hands! We had to discontinue our most popular product due to some legal preservative requirements… but we’re happy to announce that Everywhere Cream is back in stock and sure to be as great a seller as it was in is unpreserved state.
Your favorite all-over lotion now comes naturally preserved for even longer shelf life. Preservatives? Did she really say the dreaded word?? Have no fear, and rest assured our Everywhere Cream is still naturally naked. The all natural preservative system we’re currently using has been well tested with assurances that even sensitive skin will be un-bothered. You can read more about the preservatives we use here.
Everywhere Cream is currently available in reusable mason jars, with a product weight of 3.5 ounces. Locals can save 50 cents off their next purchase with the return of a clean 4 oz ball or ker jar. 8 oz jars coming soon!
Don’t see your favorite blend? Simply email us to request your favorite essential oil, or to order a custom batch. 8 oz minimum order for custom blends – subject to availability.
Product ‘sold out’? Simply email us to pre-order from our next batch. We are always happy to whip up your favorite blend!
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Come and sample the luxurious Everywhere Cream, a real powerhouse cream that moisturizes, protects, and delights all your skin and senses. Currently available in 4 oz canning-safe jars with larger sizes available on special order. Everywhere Cream is in stock in Lemongrass and Lavender*Peppermint. Sandalwood is coming soon.
Try the cream for yourself this Saturday at the Austin Urban Farmers Market from 11 to 3. Just south of Ben White on the East side of Manchaca Road in Austin, TX.
Shaving soap is making its first appearance to market this weekend as well. Get it while it’s in stock!
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