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|Posted on October 31, 2014 at 8:47 AM||comments (2)|
1/2 cup paraffin
1 cup mineral oil
1/2 cup water
2 tbs. alum
Slowly heat paraffin with the oil in a double boiler. In a separate saucepan, heat the water until it simmers, then dissolve the alum in it. Let cook, then add to the warm mineral oil and paraffin mixture. As everything cools, the paraffin will rise to the top. Drain off the water. The water residue is your makeup remover.
|Posted on July 17, 2014 at 10:42 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted on June 26, 2014 at 10:18 AM||comments (2)|
1 tbs. lanolin
2 tsp. sweet almond oil
2 tsp. water
2 tsp. cod liver oil
Use one of the mixes below for the Comfrey:
1 tbs. infusion of comfrey leaves
1 tbs. decoction of comfrey roots
Melt lanolin and almond oil in a double boiler, add water and allow to cool. After cooled add and mix cod liver oil and comfrey. Apply gently to face and rinse off after 5 to 10 minutes. This is a rich moisturizer that boosts the water-holding capacity of your skin and helps plump out wrinkled areas.
1. Infusion: This is a beverage made like a tea, by pouring boiled water over the comfrey leaves and steeping to extract the active ingredients. The normal amounts are about 1/2 to 1 ounce of comfrey leaves to one pint of boiled water. You should let the mixture steep for 5 to 10 minutes, covered, and strain the infusion into a cup.
2. Decoction: This preparation allows you to extract primarily the mineral salts and bitter principles rather than the vitamins and volatile ingredients. The normal amounts are about 1/2 ounce comfrey root to 1 cup water. Bring ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for up to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and steep the mixture with the cover on the pot for a 3 minutes.
|Posted on January 23, 2014 at 2:36 PM||comments (3)|
2 Tbs. apricot kernal Oil
1/4 cp. walnut oil
1/4 cp. stearic acid powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbs. aloa vera gel
1 cp. water
Combine the oils and stearic acid powder and heat over low heat until stearic acid powder is melted. Combine baking soda, aloe vera gel and water in microwave safe container. Microwave until just boiling (1 to 2min) Slowly add 1/3 of the water solution to the oil mixture and stir. Then using a blender (either stick or regular) slowly add the rest of the water to the oil mixture and blend on high. The mixture will be a white fluffy cream. Spoon into a clean container and allow to cool completely. Massage a small amount of the cream on your face and neck. Store in a cool dry place.