Thursday, 19 March 2009

Rose Facial Mask

This is a recipe for a facial mask based on Rose and Honey, with perfect nutritive, moisturizing and anti-wrinkle qualities!

What you need:
  • 1 spoonful Honey
  • 1 spoonful Almond Oil
  • 1 drop Rose Essential Oil
  • 1 capsule Vitamin E (use the liquid content)
Just mix all the ingredients together and stir well the mixture. Apply the mask to clean face, and leave it for half an hour. Wash it off with warm water and enjoy your smooth skin :)

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Easy Facial Scrub for all skin types

An alternative and very easy recipe for facial scrub, which you can make with materials that you already have in your kitchen! :)

What you need:
  • 1 spoonful Oat flakes
  • 1 spoonful unsalted, coarsely milled almonds with the cortex
  • 1 spoonful lemon scrap
  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Take some of the mixture, add some droplets of water and blend the mixture with your fingers, till it becomes a smooth ointment.
  3. Apply the mixture to clean skin and massage for about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove the mixture with warm water.
In order to keep your skin smooth and shiny, try to use this facial scrub at least once per week, as it removes dead cells and stimulates the microcirculation. Enjoy! :)

Facial Scrub for dry/oily skins

An easy recipe for facial scrub. The oils used provide valuable nutrients to the skin and are easy to be found. I will give you two different versions for dry and oily skins respectively.

What you need:

-For Dry Skins
  • A neutral facial cream
  • Unsalted, coarsely milled almonds with the cortex
  • Almond Oil
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Gladiolus Oil
  • Macadamia Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Wheat Oil
  • Wild Rose essential oil
  • Aloe Vera Gel
-For Oily Skins
  • A neutral facial cream
  • Unsalted, coarsely milled almonds with the cortex
  • Almond Oil
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Melissa Oil
  • Basile Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Geranium essential oil
  • Orange essential oil
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  1. Sterilize all your equipment in boiled water
  2. Put the facial cream in a pot
  3. Add 3 drops from each oil
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of the Aloe Vera Gel
  5. Add 3 drops of Wild Rose essential oil (dry skin version) or 2 drops of each essential oil (oily skin version)
  6. Add the milled almonds and stir well the mixture!
Now, your peeling is ready and you can use it to refresh and renew your skin! Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Rose Facial Lotion

Rose essential oil has perfect palliative, antiseptic, moisturizing, restorative and anti-aging qualities. Rosa damascena and Rosa centifolia are the most famous types of roses for those qualities and the ones preferred for essential oils and rosewater. Here is a recipe for a wonderful facial lotion with all those regenerative properties.

What you need:
  • 150ml Rosewater
  • 3 teaspoons tincture of Calendula
  • 1 drop Rose essential oil
  • 3 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 3 drops Rosewood essential oil
  • 4 drops Chamomile essential oil
  1. To make the Calendula tincture, put your dried calendula into a jar and cover it up with alcohol 45-50o (Vodka is perfect for that), in a 1:5 analogy. Keep it in cool and dark environment and leave it like this for 3-4 weeks. Don't forget to shake it frequently. After this period of time, take the herb out and keep the tincture into a brown sterilized glass jar, in cool environment.
  2. Put the Calendula tincture with the essential oils into a small brown glass jar. Blend the mixture and leave it like this for 3-4 days, so that the ingredients are completely unified.
  3. Mix the Rosewater with the Oil mixture, into a larger jar (it's better if you use a vaporizer).
Your lotion is ready to use! The combination of rosewater qualities with the regenerative and palliative qualities of Calendula, give us an ideal lotion for all skin types! :)


Rosewater is an essential ingredient for many recipes! It is a perfect emollient for the skin and has restorative properties! It is very simple to make it, so just follow the next easy steps :)

All you need is 1/2 liter of water and 1 handful Rose Petals.
Boil the water and put the Rose Petals inside and leave them like this for 15 minutes. Leave the mixture to cool and take out the rose petals. Your rose water is ready! You can use it as facial lotion and for tired eyes!

Monday, 23 February 2009

Quick Moisturizing Facial Creams

Let me give some more quick and easy solutions, that will keep your skin moisturized and perfect! You already have the ingredients so, do your skin a favor :)

For Normal Skins:

Just mix 1 spoonful of Yogurt with 1 teaspoon of Corn (Maize) Oil.
Apply the mixture to clean skin and leave it for a while, so that all the beneficial nutrients will penetrate your skin! In the end, wash your face with lukewarm water to remove the amount of the cream that was not absorbed!
It's that easy, but will keep your face moisturized!

For Dry Skins:

Mix 1 spoonful of light Yogurt with the White of 1 Egg and some drops of Fruit Vinegar (apple, framboise...).
Apply the cream to clean face and leave it as long as you feel that your skin needs it! In the end, wash your face with plenty lukewarm water and you are done! :)

For Oily Skins:

Mix 3 spoonful of Yogurt, 1 Egg Yolk, 1 spoonful of Chantilly (Cream Milk stirred with Sugar), 1/2 spoonful of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1/2 spoonful of fresh Tomato Juice. Add 1 spoonful of Honey, which you should heat first in very slow fire, till it becomes liquid enough.
This cream needs enough time to get absorbed and to make an effect to your skin, so I suggest that you use it as night cream!

All of them are so easy to make and so beneficial to our skins! Enjoy :)

Saturday, 21 February 2009

Quick DeMake-up Solutions!

As sometimes we don't have enough time to prepare our Cleansing Milk, we can use some quick natural alternatives, instead of using market products :)

Almond Oil is ideal to remove make-up from the eyes area, while it helps eye-lashes to grow stronger at the same time!

We can also prepare instantly, a very good alternative for removing make-up from the rest face area, by mixing 2 spoonfuls of Fresh Milk with equal amount of Chamomile tea, if our skin is dry. For normal skin types, use a few drops of Sunflower Oil instead of Chamomile and for oily, use tea from Lilac flowers.

Apply the mixture with some cotton onto the skin and after having all the make-up removed, wash your face with cold water!
Quick and natural!