Foaming Ginger & Turmeric Face Polish Recipe

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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.

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 create my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish I combined a blend of natural carrier oils prized for both their anti-aging and non-comedogenic properties with a foaming bath whip base for gentle cleansing. I then added ginger and turmeric essential oils and whipped in sugar for gentle exfoliation.

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.

The result is a wonderful ginger & turmeric face polish that not only cleanses and exfoliates skin, but can also help to deter the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of both age spots and hypopigmented scars.

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.

Foaming Ginger & Turmeric Face Polish Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

2 oz. (57 grams) Crafter’s Choice foaming bath whip (or similar)
.1 oz. (3 grams) hemp seed oil
.1 oz. (3 grams) rosehip seed oil
.05 oz. (1.5 grams) sea buckthorn oil
.1 oz. (3 grams) kaolin (white cosmetic) clay
9 oz. (255 grams) white sugar
14 drops turmeric essential oil
16 drops fresh ginger essential oil

Instructions:

Begin by using a digital scale to weigh out the foaming bath whip base.

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.

Now weigh out the hemp, rosehip seed and sea buckthorn oils and mix into the foaming bath whip with a spatula.

Add the essential oils then mix again. (If desired, you can also add an antioxidant like vitamin E oil or a rosemary antioxidant (extract) to help extend the shelf life of the carrier oils used.)

In a separate container weigh out the sugar and kaolin clay. Mix to combine. (If your skin tends to be particularly acne prone, you can substitute the kaolin clay with bentonite clay. Alternately Rhassoul clay and French green clay are also wonderful substitutions for maturing skin.)

Now slowly pour the sugar and clay mixture into the foaming bath whip base and oils. Mix with a hand blender adding more sugar/clay as the foaming ginger & turmeric face polish comes together.

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.

Once you’ve added all the sugar and clay to the product, mix on high for several minutes.

Now spoon your face polish into a container (or containers) of your choice. This foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe will fill one 8 oz. container.

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.

The containers pictured are an 8 oz. amber PET heavy wall plastic jar with a lined aluminum cap and a 2 oz. straight sided amber glass jar with black phenolic lined cap. I got both from SKS Bottle & Packaging.

Now simply label your foaming ginger & turmeric face polish as desired for personal use or gifting.

If you like my labels, you can download the PDF for these labels here and print your own onto full size white label sheets! (I got my labels from WorldLabel.)

To use, remove desired amount from jar then gently massage onto damp skin. Rinse, then follow with a toner and moisturizer.

Making my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish to sell at craft fairs or in an online shop like Etsy? Then you’ll need to make sure that you follow FDA guidelines for labeling your product. If you’re unsure about the rules and regulations regarding labeling cosmetics, I highly recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

Alternately, if you’re looking for a similar product to my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish that you can buy, then you may like the turmeric & lemon deep cleansing face polish from Anja Natural Skin Care.

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 liked my foaming ginger & turmeric face polish recipe, then you may also like my recipe for making an anti-aging under eye cream with hyaluronic acid. You can find that recipe here. (Or repin it here for later.)

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Turmeric Ginger Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic Recipes

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My turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar recipes treat the body to natural probiotics and can help to fight chronic inflammation. Both turmeric and ginger are known for their natural anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, turmeric contains curcumin, which is believed to have anticancer properties.

My turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar recipes provide your body with natural probiotics and contain both turmeric and ginger which can help to fight chronic inflammation.

Both turmeric and ginger are well known for their natural anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, turmeric, a powerful antioxidant, contains curcumin which is believed to have anticancer properties. There have been over 2000 studies and a phase 1 cancer trial in the UK that have shown curcumin can help to prevent several forms of cancer including breast, lung, stomach, liver, and colon cancer. As there is a history of breast cancer in my family, turmeric has become a part of my daily diet.

Since drinking my turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar tonic daily in conjunction with switching to an aluminum free natural deodorant – this is the deodorant I make and use – my symptoms from fibromyalgia have diminished quite significantly. Most days I feel 99% better than when I was first diagnosed.

My Backstory.

Originally, I began drinking kombucha on the advice of an acquaintance who indicated it might help with my fibro symptoms. And it did. But I later switched to drinking apple cider vinegar instead.

Apple cider vinegar had fewer calories and less sugar than kombucha which worked better with my body’s needs. My drink of choice was Kevita’s Turmeric Ginger Cleansing Probiotic Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic. However, drinking this everyday cost around $100 a month. Obviously, not willing to give up how much better I’ve felt since adding this turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar drink to my diet, I finally decided to make my own.

Following are two great turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar recipes for you to try out!

My turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar recipes treat the body to natural probiotics and can help to fight chronic inflammation. Both turmeric and ginger are known for their natural anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, turmeric contains curcumin, which is believed to have anticancer properties.

Turmeric Ginger Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

8 fluid oz. natural 100% apple juice
12 fluid oz. filtered water
3 Tablespoons Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon organic unsulphured blackstrap molasses
1 teaspoon ginger root powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric root powder

Instructions:

You’ll want to use Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar as it contains the mother and all the good probiotics for your gut. Store it at room temperature and shake before using. You do NOT want to heat your apple cider vinegar as it will kill all the good “bugs.”

Begin my mixing the apple cider vinegar with the blackstrap molasses. Otherwise when you add your molasses it will all sink to the bottom.

I love the flavor the molasses adds to this recipe. You can substitute the molasses with local raw honey or even manuka honey if you like for a milder taste. I prefer the molasses not only for the taste, but also because it contains vitamin B6. After having shingles I can tell you that vitamin B6 can help to deter getting shingles as well as the recurrence of shingles. My patient information sheet from the doctor even instructed me to take 50mg of vitamin B6 twice a day for two months.

Once you’ve mixed the apple cider vinegar and molasses together, measure out the other ingredients and mix in a glass jar or container. (I use an ello Elsie 20 oz. BPA Free Classic Milk Jar that I bought from Target to mix mine.) If you have access to fresh ginger, you can use a microplane grater to grate fresh ginger instead of using powdered.

Feel free to use more turmeric and/or ginger as desired to suit your taste. Or to also make other variations of this recipe such as using tea instead of apple juice. You can also try adding a dash of cinnamon!

If you aren’t drinking your turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar tonic right away, be sure to keep it stored in the fridge until use!

Blueberry Turmeric Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic Recipe

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Ingredients:

8 fluid oz. natural blueberry juice
12 fluid oz. filtered water
3 Tablespoons Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tablespoon raw local honey or manuka honey
1 teaspoon ginger root powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric root powder

Instructions:

Like my previous recipe, you’ll need to mix the apple cider vinegar with the honey to dilute the honey. Then combine all of the ingredients in a glass container and shake well to combine.

I hope you enjoy these turmeric ginger apple cider vinegar recipes! If you have a favorite apple cider vinegar drink recipe I’d love for you to share it in the comments below. Or simply tell me what your favorite flavor combinations are!

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Homemade Ginger Salve Recipe for Sore Muscles

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This homemade ginger salve recipe is great for helping to relax and soothe sore muscles. Plus it's the perfect alternative if you're allergic or sensitive to capsicum and can't use cayenne pepper.

This homemade ginger salve recipe is great for helping to relax and soothe sore muscles. It also makes a great alternative to a cayenne pepper salve if you’re allergic or sensitive to capsicum like I am. I chose to use ginger as not only does it create a warming sensation like cayenne, but it’s prized for its anti-inflammatory properties. If you’re not sensitive to capsicum then feel free to substitute the ginger powder with cayenne pepper powder in my ginger salve recipe. Alternately you could also do half cayenne and half ginger.

I chose to use safflower oil as my carrier oil not only because it stores well but it is also prized for its moisturizing and skin soothing properties. If safflower is not one of your preferred oils or not something you have readily available you can substitute the safflower oil with another carrier oil.

My resulting homemade ginger salve recipe smelled like delicious ginger cookies and was just warm enough to not be irritating to my skin. However, you’ll want to avoid getting this into your eyes, open cuts or wounds and likewise avoid sensitive skin areas like your face.

This homemade ginger salve recipe is great for helping to relax and soothe sore muscles. Plus it's the perfect alternative if you're allergic or sensitive to capsicum and can't use cayenne pepper.

Homemade Ginger Salve Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. safflower oil infused with ginger, peppercorns and peppermint leaf
1 oz. beeswax
.25 oz. refined (76° melt point) coconut oil
36 drops ginger root essential oil
5 drops rosemary extract

Safflower infused oil ingredients:

4 oz. safflower oil
3 Tablespoons ground ginger powder
1 Tablespoon black whole peppercorns
1 Tablespoon dried peppermint leaf

Directions:

Begin my making your safflower infused oil. Using a digital scale weigh out the safflower oil. Then combine the ginger, peppercorns, peppermint leaf and safflower in a small saucepan or double boiler.

How to make a warming homemade ginger salve for sore muscles. Infusing the safflower with ginger, peppercorns and peppermint leaf.

Heat on low stirring often so as not to burn the herbs/spices until the oil starts to simmer then reduce heat to warm and cover. Leave the oil for 1-2 hours over heat stirring occasionally. Then turn off the heat and allow the oil and herbs/spices to sit overnight covered.

How to make a homemade ginger salve for sore muscles. Straining the oil of herbs and spices.

Now use cheesecloth to strain the oil of the ginger, peppercorns and peppermint leaf. I find using a mason jar and a mason jar ring makes this really easy to do. Once all the oil has been strained through the cheesecloth, carefully removed the cheesecloth and squeeze it around the herbs to remove any excess oil. Toss the cheesecloth and plant material. You now have your infused safflower oil ready to use.

Now weigh out the beeswax. Melt in either a double boiler or at 50% power in the microwave until melted. Remove from heat.

Weigh out the coconut oil and stir into the melted beeswax until it melts completely.

Now weigh out the ginger infused safflower oil and combine with the coconut oil and beeswax. You should have just enough after straining. If not, simply add enough additional plain safflower oil to reach 3 oz. by weight. Mix well. The beeswax may start to solidify when you first pour in the oil. Keep stirring until it reaches a liquid state again.

Finally, using a transfer pipette or dropper add the rosemary extract – this will help to extend the shelf life of the oils – and the ginger essential oil. Stir well to thoroughly combine all of the ingredients then pour into a 4 oz. clear glass salve jar.

Once your homemade ginger salve solidifies completely it’s ready to use!

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DIY Spring Gardening Projects

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It’s almost time to start planting here in Southwestern Virginia! Our last danger of frost usually passes towards the end of April, though with the warm weather we’ve had recently it’s hard to believe we could still end up with a snow storm. (And we have before. I remember back in April of 1993 I believe, we ended up with 3ft. of snow!) But with the super warm days we’ve been having, I thought now would be a great time to share some spring gardening tips and ideas! Here are a few of my favorites.
Photo Credit: le zoe musings
le zoe musings blog has a great diy tutorial for getting a jump start on your outdoor garden by starting an indoor greenhouse. Kellie uses a 72 cell greenhouse kit with a dome, though you could use recycled newspaper to make your own seedling starter pots and cover with Ball jars, another wide mouthed glass container or the top half of a plastic 2L bottle. You can even start seeds in a lemon peel! Just plant the seeds of your choice and wait for them to bear fruit! I love the selection of seeds available from Mountain Rose Herbs – especially the Lifeline Medicinal Seeds Kit they sell which contains certified organic seeds suited for starting a medicinal herb garden. Each kit contains 1 packet of each: Astragulus (50 seeds), Holy Basil (100 seeds), Burdock (100 seeds), Calendula (100 seeds), German Chamomile (500 seeds), Echinacea purpurea (200 seeds), Elecampane (100 seeds), Evening primrose (200 seeds), Flax (200 seeds), Lemon Balm (200 seeds), Marshmallow (100 seeds), Motherwort (200 seeds), Nettles (400 seeds), Cayenne pepper (100 seeds), Sage (100 seeds), Valerian (100 seeds), Wood Betony (100 seeds), and Yarrow (200 seeds).

Photo Credit: A Journey To A Dream

Another great idea is to recycle a plastic jug into a DIY watering can rather than buying one. A Journey to a Dream Blog has a simple tutorial that shows you how to do just that using the jug of your choice and a heated needle to pierce holes into the lid.

Photo Credit: A Nest for All Seasons

I was also super psyched to discover I can grow my own ginger from leftover ginger I’ve purchased which keeps me from having to buy ginger over and over. A Nest for All Seasons Blog explains how you can grow ginger from an inch long, unpeeled chunk of ginger. You just need some soil, water, and small pieces of ginger root that have a node on them. You can also keep yourself in green onions without repeat trips to the grocery store by saving the roots once you’ve used the ends and placing them in water where they will grow back. There’s tutorial on how to grow green onions in water over at The Burlap Bag Blog.

Photo Credit: Camille Styles

Want an herb garden for fresh herbs all summer long but don’t have the space? Garden up! Camille Styles Blog has an awesome tutorial for crafting your own DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden. Plant all of your favorite herbs along a board that you can hang on a wall. Start your garden indoors by a sunny window, then transfer it outside once the danger of frost has passed. You can then bring your herb garden back indoors once the weather cools back down in the fall!

And, if you plan on doing a lot of gardening this spring and summer, be sure to try out the Handmade Exfoliating Lettuce Gardener’s Soap from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen. It’s scrubby enough to remove tough garden dirt, but gentle enough to keep hands from drying out. You can check out a review of this handmade goat milk and shea butter soap at Julie Ann Art Blog.

What are some of your tips and tricks for spring planting and gardening?


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Cucumber Madness: Cucumber recipes to empty your garden and fill your belly.

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I live in Southwestern Virginia and the cucumbers are just starting to come in. While I love my cucumber simply sliced with a dash of sea salt, there are about a million other ways you can prepare cucumbers to eat. Here are a few of my favorite recipes I’ve found.

Pickling Spices
Quick Small Batch Dill Pickles. Add some pickling spices and vinegar to your sliced cucumbers for some delicious dill pickles! This recipe calls for calls for only about a pound of cucumbers and makes a small, quick batch. All you need are about 4 cucumbers, white vinegar, water, pickling salt, garlic cloves, peppercorns, pickling spice or flaked red pepper, fresh dill, and a handful of fresh olive leaves to promote crispness. They’ll be ready in a month’s time. You can find the recipe here. Alternately, if you don’t want to wait, then be sure to check out this recipe for Easy Homemade Refrigerator Dill Pickles that are ready the next day!

Of course not every cucumber can made into a pickle, so here are some more yummy ideas for summer eating with cucumbers in play.

1. Ginger & Cucumber Sake Cooler. Libations with vegetables are not new. But this combination is sure to refresh you even on the hottest days. This recipe from Culinary Musings combines fresh ginger, cucumber and mint with some sake, vodka, club soda, and a touch of powdered sugar. While you can drink your concoction right away, you’ll find that infusing the sake beforehand with the ginger, mint and cucumber will make a for a more satisfying flavor.

2. Celebrate an outdoor affair or tea time with this Cucumber-Watercress Sandwich Recipe from The Loving Spoonful. The recipes calls for English cucumbers, sandwich bread, unsalted butter, watercress leaves – these are my favorite! – coarse salt, and radish, onion or sunflower sprouts.

3. Make a delicious cucumber salad perfect for eating cold straight out of the fridge courtesy of bakedbree.com. This salad makes a great side dish but is also perfect for snacking if you’re trying to not let the Cheetos tempt you. It’s made from a combination of cucumbers, onions, dill, and salt and pepper to taste with a mixture of vinegar, water and sugar that’s been boiled, the cooled for a dressing.

4. Tzatziki, the yogurt and cucumber dip. This delicious dip recipe from My Greek Ambition can be eaten on a variety of foods from bread to meat. It’s homemade from Greek yogurt, and english cucumber, garlic cloves, dill, EVOO, vinegar and a dash of salt. It’s quick and easy to make and is ready to eat after being chilled for 2 hours in the fridge.

What are your favorite dishes to make with cucumbers?


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