Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe

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Don’t let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin’s unpredictability with this homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe! This homemade facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin’s PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner

Skin care can be complicated especially when you have no idea what your skin is doing. Combination skin, especially, can be confusing. And, as you age, maturing skin does all kinds of craziness too.

Because I have maturing, combination skin prone to hormonal breakouts, I needed a good toner that would tackle dryness, balance my oily t-zone and help prevent acne. All without drying out my skin in the process. So I came up with this homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe to do just that!

My homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe contains several key ingredients to get the job done and get it done right! It’s made with rooibos tea, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, calendula hydrosol, jojoba oil, a blend of natural essential oils and witch hazel extract. (I specifically used the witch hazel extract from Mountain Rose Herbs as it’s double distilled and only contains 14% alcohol for a more soothing product without the sting of store bought witch hazel.)

Why Rooibos Tea?

It’s been shown in studies that rooibos tea is able to sooth and help diminish a variety of skin conditions including eczema and acne when applied topically. In addition, as it is rich in superoxide dismutase – an enzyme necessary for the production of healthy skin cells – rooibos tea has also been found effective in fighting the appearance of aging.

Rooibos tea is also hypoallergenic, meaning it won’t irritate sensitive skin. And because it has natural antibacterial properties, applying rooibos tea to skin can both help to fight acne as well as aid in alleviating bacterial skin infections.

Ready to try this amazing homemade moisturizing facial toner? You can find my natural manuka & rooibos tea facial toner recipe below!

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe

(with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2 oz. brewed rooibos tea
1 oz. witch hazel extract
1 oz. Bragg’s unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 oz. calendula hydrosol
12 mL polysorbate 80
2 mL jojoba oil
1 mL manuka essential oil
1 mL lavender essential oil
1 mL lemongrass essential oil
8 drops tea tree essential oil

Instructions:

You’ll begin by brewing the rooibos tea for this recipe. To do so, place one teaspoon of rooibos tea into a disposable tea filter then pour 4 oz. of boiling filtered (or distilled) water over the tea bag. Allow to steep for five minutes, remove the tea bag, then cool the tea to room temperature.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Once the rooibos tea has cooled, measure out the rooibos tea, witch hazel extract, apple cider vinegar and calendula hydrosol and pour into a medium glass bowl.

Then, using a fresh graduated transfer pipette for each remaining ingredient, measure out and add the jojoba oil, polysorbate 80, and the essential oils. The polysorbate will cause a gel like mass in the bowl.

Simply mix well with a whisk to dissolve the gel. Keep whisking until your homemade moisturizing facial toner is once again liquid.

Homemade Moisturizing Facial Toner Recipe with Rooibos Tea & Manuka Essential Oil! Don't let your skin dictate your look. Instead, conquer your skin's unpredictability with this homemade facial toner recipe! This homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe is made with natural ingredients that help to remove excess oil and dead skin cells, while also balancing your skin's PH levels to help prevent dryness and breakouts.

Now divide your homemade moisturizing facial toner between two 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottles with a smooth black fine mist sprayer. Then label as desired for personal use. (You can find the same bottles with sprayers that I used at SKS Bottle & Packaging.)

If desired or for long term storage, I recommend also adding a preservative such as Phenoxyethanol to your homemade moisturizing facial toner once you’ve mixed all of the ingredients together and prior to pouring into your containers.

To use, spritz onto face after cleansing and gently massage into skin. Follow with a facial serum or your favorite moisturizer or day cream. (You can learn how to make your own hyaluronic acid serum here. Or you may also be interested in my anti-wrinkle green tea eye cream recipe, my coffee & black tea under eye cream recipe and my anti-aging night cream recipe.)

This foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

If you like my manuka & rooibos tea homemade moisturizing facial toner recipe, then you may also like my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe. My foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties. You can find the recipe here.

Oat Body Scrub Recipe! This foaming oat body scrub recipe is handmade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil. Both frankincense and tamanu oil are purported to have anti-aging skin care properties and are therefore used in a variety of products that help to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Alternately, you may also like my foaming oat body scrub recipe. My foaming oat body scrub recipe is suitable for all skin types, including normal and oily skin. It’s homemade with skin soothing oat butter, tamanu oil and frankincense essential oil and makes a great substitute for your body wash. You can find that recipe here.

For more of my homemade skin care recipes, be sure to follow my Pinterest boards here. You can also follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts directly to your email via FeedBurner.

And, if you make your own bath & body products, be sure to add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram posts for a chance to have your homemade products featured! I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my (semi-regular) weekend wrap up posts!


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Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe

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This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it’s emulsified it doesn’t feel oily on skin – making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It’s so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe! This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Why cucumber seed oil?

Cucumber seed oil is a carrier oil rich in vitamins B and C, essential fatty acid and minerals. As such, it is prized for its properties when used in both skin care and hair care applications. This highly moisturizing oil is beneficial for those with troublesome skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema. It is also prized as an anti-inflammatory and for it’s anti-aging properties.

Aloe vera oil, which differs from aloe vera gel and is also a key component in my natural baking soda free palmarosa + lime deodorant recipe, is commonly used to treat skin inflammation as well as chapped skin. It’s also beneficial for burns, including sunburns, and can help to reduce the appearance of scars due to its high vitamin E content.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe! This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

28.5 oz. white granulated sugar
2 oz. cucumber seed oil
6 oz. aloe vera oil
1 oz. refined shea butter
1 oz. emulsifying wax
.5 oz. cucumber mint fragrance oil
1/2 teaspoon jade green mica powder

Instructions:

You will need a digital scale to weigh out the ingredients for my cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe! This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

This recipe will yield three 9 oz. jars. I used 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars with silver metal lug caps for this project. You can find these jars at SKS Bottle & Packaging here.

Begin by weighing out the emulsifying wax and shea butter.

Combine in a large 4 cup Pyrex measuring cup and heat at 50% power in the microwave until melted. Alternately, you may use a double boiler.

Remove from heat.

Weigh out the cucumber seed oil and aloe vera oil and stir into the melted wax and shea butter.

Follow with the fragrance oil, weighing it first, then mix in.

Next, in separate container, weigh out the sugar.

Using a measuring spoon, measure out the mica powder.

Add the mica powder to the sugar and mix well with a fork until the mica is evenly distributed throughout the sugar. (If your tub stains easily I recommend using Polysorbate 80 to help prevent staining and/or using a lesser amount of mica powder.)

Now slowly pour the sugar into the wet ingredients, whisking with a fork until all the sugar has been moistened and the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe! This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

Spoon the scrub mixture evenly into three 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jars and screw on the lids.

Label as desired for personal use or gifting. (I used clip art I purchased from Mellenes Art on Etsy for my labels.)

It is important to note that as this is an oil based product, I did not include a preservative in my cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe. However, as your completed cucumber mint sugar scrub is likely to come into contact with water during usage, I highly recommend that you include a preservative if you are not using it all at once, are gifting this product or are planning to sell this product. There is a wide array of preservatives available on the market.

The preservative you use is your choice. I recommend choosing a preservative that is best suited for the makeup of this product and that fits your personal lifestyle choices. (One popular preservative is Optiphen Plus which is both paraben and formaldehyde-free.) The usage rate of your preservative will be recommended by the manufacturer at a percentage. Simply total the weight of all the ingredients in your cucumber mint sugar scrub then multiply by that percentage to determine the amount of preservative your product will need. Add at or below recommended temperature. You will want to use a food thermometer for this.

Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub Recipe! This cucumber mint sugar scrub recipe is made with ingredients skin loves like cucumber seed oil and aloe and has a refreshing cucumber mint fragrance. Because it's emulsified it doesn't feel oily on skin - making it the perfect option for exfoliating skin this summer! It's so easy to create and makes a great homemade gift too!

If you are selling your finished cucumber mint sugar scrub, then you will need to label your product according to FDA guidelines. If you are unsure about labeling laws then I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Interested in more homemade sugar scrub recipes? You can find more of my homemade sugar scrub recipes on Soap Deli News blog here. Or, discover more similar recipes on my DIY Bath and Body Pinterest board. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Also, don’t forget. If you make homemade soaps or bath & body products I will be featuring your creations on Soap Deli News blog on my weekly wrap up posts! Simply add the hashtag #soapdelishowoff to your instagram and twitter posts for a chance to have your handmade products featured!


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Anti-Aging Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

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This anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe is suitable for all skin types but it’s especially nice for those of us trying to fight the appearance of aging. Because yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells, the use of yogurt in a face mask can help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fight breakouts.

Anti Aging Skin Care Recipes! This anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe is suitable for all skin types but it's especially nice for those of us trying to fight the appearance of aging. Because yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells, the use of yogurt in a face mask can help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fight breakouts. #antiaging #antiwrinkle #diy #beauty #skincare #naturalbeauty #naturalskincare #facemask #yogurtfacemask

My anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe contains all natural ingredients that help to moisturize both aging and/or sensitive skin while also helping to prevent acne and premature aging. It can also help to calm irritated skin and reduce discoloration. Another plus? It’s incredibly easy to make!

And, because my yogurt face mask recipe is a dry mask, it has a much longer shelf life than a wet mask would.

Anti Aging Skin Care Recipes! This anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe is suitable for all skin types but it's especially nice for those of us trying to fight the appearance of aging. Because yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells, the use of yogurt in a face mask can help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fight breakouts. #antiaging #antiwrinkle #diy #beauty #skincare #naturalbeauty #naturalskincare #facemask #yogurtfacemask

Anti-Aging Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

 1 oz. bentonite clay (acne prone skin) or 1 oz. Rhassoul Clay (sensitive or dry skin)
.5 oz. yogurt powder
.5 oz. rose kaolin clay
.5 oz. marshmallow root powder
.25 oz. corn silk powder
1 Tablespoon calendula petals
1 mL (about 20 drops) frankincense (Boswellia Serrata) essential oil

Instructions:

Using a digital scale, weigh out all of the dry ingredients into a medium sized glass bowl or 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup.

Whisk dry ingredients together until thoroughly mixed.

Now, measure out the frankincense essential oil using a graduated plastic transfer pipette.

Add the essential oil to your yogurt mask mixture a drop at a time whisking as you go.

Once the essential oil has been evenly distributed throughout the mask you can package your yogurt face mask into the container(s) of your choice.

Anti Aging Skin Care Recipes! This anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe is suitable for all skin types but it's especially nice for those of us trying to fight the appearance of aging. Because yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells, the use of yogurt in a face mask can help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fight breakouts. #antiaging #antiwrinkle #diy #beauty #skincare #naturalbeauty #naturalskincare #facemask #yogurtfacemask

Pictured here are a 9 oz. clear straight sided glass jar with silver metal lug cap – this yogurt face mask recipe will fill this jar about halfway full – a 2.3 oz. clear glass thick wall cosmetic jar with black lined cap and a plastic test tube with a cork stopper.

To use simply combine about a Tablespoon of the dry face mask with enough milk, water, honey or a carrier oil of your choice to form a paste. Then apply to freshly cleansed skin avoiding the eye area. Leave on 3-5 minutes, then rinse and gently pat dry.

Follow with your favorite toner and moisturizer. (Right now I’m using Michael Todd’s Blue Green Algae Balancing Toner that I discovered via my Birchbox subscription and Body Merry’s Retinol Surge Moisturizer.)

Anti Aging Skin Care Recipes! This anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe is suitable for all skin types but it's especially nice for those of us trying to fight the appearance of aging. Because yogurt contains lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves dead skin cells, the use of yogurt in a face mask can help to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as fight breakouts. #antiaging #antiwrinkle #diy #beauty #skincare #naturalbeauty #naturalskincare #facemask #yogurtfacemask

If you’d like to make my yogurt face mask recipe to sell, then you’ll need to label your product according to FDA guidelines. If you are unsure about labeling laws then I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Don’t want to make your own? You can shop for artisan made yogurt face masks on Etsy here.

This foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

If you like my anti-aging yogurt face mask recipe, then you may also like my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe. This foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe is wonderful for maturing skin and is crafted with a blend of natural carrier & essential oils prized for their antioxidant and anti-aging properties.

To discover more of my homemade bath and body recipes, be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest here. You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.


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Leave In Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipes

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Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated for dry or damaged hair, both of these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skin care as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

About the Ingredients Used

Like fractionated coconut oil, camellia seed oil is liquid at room temperature and has a long shelf life – two years! One of the best kept secrets in the cosmetic and hair care industry, this carrier oil has been shown to improve the tone and texture of skin as well as reduce the appearance of aging.

It’s a highly hydrating oil, however, it’s quickly and easily absorbed by the skin – much in the same way fractionated coconut oil is – and leaves skin feeling silky smooth, not greasy. In addition, it’s been traditionally used as both a hair conditioner as well as a treatment to strengthen brittle nails for centuries.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Camellia seed oil won’t dry out skin or clog pores, yet it contains more oleic acid than olive oil. It also contains vitamins, A, B, and E, various minerals and Squalene. As it’s been shown that a deficiency of squalene can lead to dry skin and premature aging, this constituent makes camellia seed oil a valuable ingredient in anti-aging skin care recipes.

Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this oil soothes and calms easily irritated skin and helps to smooth dry, flaky skin. Regular use of camellia oil can help to protect skin from age spots as well as soften wrinkles and fine lines around your eyes and mouth. It also offers some protection from UV rays.

Babassu oil also has similar properties to regular coconut oil. It is a semi-solid at room temperature with a melting point around body temperature – slightly higher than coconut oil’s 76°F. It’s increasingly being used as a substitute for coconut oil and is liked for it’s benefits for both oily and dry skin. It won’t leave skin feeling oily or greasy when used in skin and hair care products and it’s a gentle natural moisturizer that won’t strip hair’s natural oils.

In addition babassu oil contains a high amount of skin beneficial fatty acids including lauric, stearic, myristic, palmitic and oleic acid. It’s also rich in vitamin E, a natural antioxidant, and has anti-inflammatory properties. It’s great for an itchy scalp, dry skin and hair. In hair care, it conditions and helps restore hair’s elasticity and health. The shelf life for babassu oil, properly stored, is also two years.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Got it? Awesome! So I know everyone has their own preferences for the hair and skin care products they make, so I created two versions of my leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray. One contains cyclomethicone – a popular synthetic silicone used in hair and skin care products to make them sprayable as well as to improve oil absorption – and one does not. Cyclomethicone is often used in skin care formulations so they feel smooth and silky whereas without this ingredient they may feel greasy.

The alternate recipe is slightly different. It doesn’t contain cyclomethicone, so it’s completely natural, but does contain a slightly different ratio of ingredients so it will still work in a spray bottle if desired. Alternately, you can also use the non-cyclomethicone version in a glass amber bottle with a dropper. Ready to get started? Just pick your favorite leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipe below.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Leave in Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Spray Recipe (with Cyclomethicone)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. babassu oil
.75 oz. camellia seed oil
.35 oz. jojoba oil
.15 oz. castor oil
.5 oz. Cyclomethicone
24 drops coffee essential oil

Instructions:

If necessary, place your container of babassu oil into a bowl of hot water to melt.

Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the oils and cyclomethicone and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Add 24 drops of coffee essential oil (or less if desired) and mix well.

Use a small funnel to pour into a 2 oz. bottle. I used a 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottle with a smooth black fine mist sprayer. You can find the same bottles with sprayers that I used at SKS Bottle & Packaging.

Add a label if desired – you can download and print the “coffee hair conditioner & shine spray” labels I used here – and print onto a full page label sheet. Then simply cut out the labels and apply to your container(s.)

To use lightly spray one or two pumps of your leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray onto wet hair depending on length and massage into hair, scalp, and ends. Alternately you can spray one or two pumps into your palm and apply to hair, ends first, working your up.

To add shine to a completed style, lightly mist onto dry, styled hair.

This product will hydrate dry hair, add shine and smooth frizz for healthy looking hair.

If your hair isn’t dry or damaged and you instead want to control light frizz or add shine, I recommend storing this conditioner in a bottle with a dropper instead. Rub one to two drops onto the palms of your hands then scrunch the ends of your hair before then lightly smoothing your hands over the rest of your hair.

And, yes! Your hair will smell like coffee. If you want to smell less like coffee – which increases circulation and therefore believed to stimulate hair growth – then use less coffee essential oil. Alternately try combining 12 drops of coffee essential oil with 6-12 drops of cocoa absolute or even a cocoa vanilla absolute blend for a little bit of heaven.

Love your locks with these leave in coffee hair conditioner & shine spray recipes! Formulated especially for dry or damaged hair, these recipes both utilize the power of camellia seed oil and babassu oil. Both of these oils have similar properties in hair and skincare as coconut oil making them especially suited for those sensitive to or allergic to coconut oil.

Leave in Coffee Hair Conditioner & Shine Serum Recipe (without Cyclomethicone)

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

.25 oz. babassu oil
1.3 oz. camellia seed oil
.35 oz. jojoba oil
.1 oz. castor oil
24 drops coffee essential oil

Instructions:

If necessary, place your container of babassu oil into a bowl of hot water to melt.

Then, using a digital scale, weigh out the oils and and combine in a glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar.

Add 24 drops of coffee essential oil (or less if desired) and mix well.

Use a small funnel to pour into a 2 oz. amber PET Boston round bottle with a smooth black fine mist sprayer.

Add a label if desired – you can download and print the “coffee hair conditioner & shine serum” labels I used here – and print onto a full page label sheet. Then simply cut out the labels and apply to your container(s.)

Follow the same useage guidelines as the above recipe. And, also be sure to try this as a body oil as well! It’s to die for!

For even more great skincare recipes and beauty DIY’s, be sure to follow my boards on Pinterest.

You can also find and follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or subscribe to Soap Deli News via email for future updates, DIY projects and recipes.


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Argan Cleansing Facial Oil – A Simple Way to Simplify Your Skincare Routine + Fight Aging

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A simple cleansing facial oil for maturing skin.

I’ve found that as I’ve aged, choosing the right products for my skin can be challenging. Not only has my skin changed but it’s also aging. And believe me, no one wants to age. Thinning skin and wrinkles are two of my prime concerns. And as someone with sensitive skin I can’t always use products I might be interested in. So choosing natural skin care options is a priority for me. As such, one of the simplest ways I’ve found to remove makeup (when soap and water are too harsh or just won’t do the trick) is oil.

Argan Cleansing Facial Oil – A Simple Way to Simplify Your Skincare Routine + Fight Aging

Not only will oil conquer waterproof mascara and eyeliner in addition to the other cosmetics you use on your face, but it also won’t strip your skin of the natural oils that help to keep your skin balanced. Stripped skin, of course, can lead to the overproduction of oil as your skin tries to compensate for the oils it’s lost – and in some cases this can lead to acne breakouts. And, if you’re like me, you realize that in your 30’s and 40’s (I turn 42 this June!) that acne absolutely follows you into adulthood.

Therefore one of my favorite makeup removers is also one of the simplest. Because I have aging skin (which is at points more mature than I am at heart!) I like to use argan oil. Argan oil has natural anti-aging properties that help to restore skin’s elasticity, soften wrinkles and fine lines, and restores nutrient content to skin cells. Argan oil also naturally nourishes and moisturizes skin. And, because argan oil is non-comedogenic, it won’t clog pores!

How to make your own argan cleansing facial oil.

Learn how to make your own simple argan cleansing facial oil with anti-aging properties! Made with just two ingredients this cleansing facial oil helps to fight aging naturally, effectively cleans skin and removes makeup, and works as a face serum or moisturizer!

That being said, my rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil recipe is the perfect way to simplify one part of your daily skincare routine. My easy rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil recipe requires just two ingredients – argan oil and rosemary essential oil. For super sensitive skin you can omit the rosemary essential oil all together and just use argan oil. Simply combine 1 oz. of argan oil with 12 drops of rosemary essential oil in an amber glass bottle and shake to mix. (Find the original recipe for my rosemary and argan cleansing facial oil here. Or repin it here for later.)

If you have acne prone skin, you can add a blend of natural acne fighting essential oils to argan oil instead. Simply combine 4 drops of tea tree essential oil, 6 drops rosemary essential oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil and 2 drops of lemon essential oil to 1 oz. of organic argan oil in an amber glass bottle and shake to mix.

To use apply a small amount to clean fingertips and massage onto face and closed eyelids. Use a dry or barely damp washcloth to gently wipe away dirt, oil and makeup leaving only clean, soft skin behind.

If you have tough to tackle skin issues elsewhere, you can also apply several drops of your argan cleansing facial oil to clean skin and massage into the problem areas as you would a facial moisturizer or serum. Then simply remove any remaining residue from your hands by rubbing them onto the ends of your hair or smoothing onto your hair from scalp to end for extra shine.

Once you’ve cleaned your face, follow with toner (if desired) and a natural anti-aging moisturizer.

Retinol Surge Moisturizer - Retinol Cream 2.5% - 3.4 fl oz w Best Natural Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Green Tea + Vitamins for Anti-Aging & Anti-Wrinkle & Even Skin Tone & Acne Care

If you’re looking for a great natural anti-aging moisturizer that won’t break the bank, try Body Merry’s Retinol Surge Moisturizer. It’s made with natural and organic ingredients such as Plant Derived Hyaluronic Acid to comfort and hydrate your skin while ingredients like Wildcrafted Green Tea, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E, Vitamin B5 and Shea Butter join forces to reveal a brighter and younger looking you. This is the exact same face moisturizer that I’ve been using for the post six months and I love it!

Prefer to buy and not DIY?

Exquisite Stuff Cleansing Facial Oil from Crunchy Betty. This cleansing oil blend is the perfect combination of ingredients for dry or mature (or dry AND mature) skin. And, when you buy the product, you’ll also receive the recipe to make your own!

Looking to buy a natural cleansing facial oil? I like this Exquisite Stuff Cleansing Facial Oil from Crunchy Betty. This cleansing facial oil blend is the perfect combination of ingredients for dry or mature (or dry AND mature) skin. And, when you buy the product, you’ll also receive the recipe to make your own! Buy it now here.

Calendula Cleansing Facial Oil from Botanical Buddha. This light yet nutrient-rich cleansing oil helps to calm skin as it removes impurities so your skin feels clean and hydrated. It’s made with a soothing, Calendula-infused base oil along with a trio of enhancer oils - Aloe, Rosehip and Avocado oil - all well-known for their skin nourishing and reparative properties to offer a refreshing and natural alternative to typical soap-based cleansers.

I also like this Calendula Cleansing Facial Oil from Botanical Buddha. This light yet nutrient-rich cleansing oil helps to calm skin as it removes impurities so your skin feels clean and hydrated. It’s made with a soothing, Calendula-infused base oil along with a trio of enhancer oils – Aloe, Rosehip and Avocado oil – all well-known for their skin nourishing and reparative properties to offer a refreshing and natural alternative to typical soap-based cleansers. Buy it now here. Or Botanical Buddha also makes a honey & coconut cleansing balm that you can buy here.

This unisex organic face cleansing facial oil from Bumble & Co. is 100% natural and is made using fine oils that gently deep clean skin. Organic oils of sunflower (infused with calendula + chamomile flowers), macadamia nut, castor, and sesame will open pores, dissolving dirt and toxins, while softening and toning the skin tissue. This formula was created for both normal to dry and oily skin types.

Looking for a face cleansing oil that the entire family can use? This unisex organic face cleansing facial oil from Bumble & Co. is 100% natural and is made using fine oils that gently deep clean skin. Organic oils of sunflower (infused with calendula + chamomile flowers), macadamia nut, castor, and sesame will open pores, dissolving dirt and toxins, while softening and toning the skin tissue. This formula was created for both normal to dry and oily skin types. Buy it now here.

Formulated for oily skin, this cleansing facial oil blend gently cleanses without blocking pores. It rejuvenates skin's appearance and reduces the appearance of imperfections and acne marks.

Or if you have acne prone skin, then you’ll definitely want to to give this Oil AF Oil Cleanser from ad floreo a try! Formulated for oily skin, this facial oil blend gently cleanses without blocking pores. It rejuvenates skin’s appearance and reduces the appearance of imperfections and acne marks. Buy it now here.

My DIY anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid will leave your skin feeling soft and nourished while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

If you like my argan cleansing facial oil recipe, then you may also be interested in learning how to make a simple 3-ingredient Hyaluronic Acid Serum, my anti-aging under eye cream and my anti-aging night cream!

This natural face luminizer recipe highlights and accents eyes, cheekbones and lips by giving skin a sheer glow without too much shine or sparkle.

In addition, you may also like my activated charcoal detox mask recipe and my natural face luminizer recipe (from the Soap Deli News archives.)

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