Beet Red Lip Gloss
1/4 c. beeswax, 1/4 c. castor oil, 2 T. sesame oil, beet juice
Melt beeswax, remove from heat and add oils, add as much beet juice as desired for color. Store in jar.
Beet Red and Apricot Orange Lip Gloss
1 t. beeswax, 1 t. apricot kernel oil, 1 t. calendula oil, 3-4 drops essential orange oil, beet juice
Melt beeswax, add oils, stir, remove from heat, add beet juice, when cool, add orange oil. Store in jar.
Chocolate Lip Balm
3 T. cocoa butter 4 chocolate chips 1 vitamin E capsule 1/4 t. almond oil
Melt cocoa butter. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Add vitamin E and oil. Stir well. Pour into a nice small container...
Honey Lip Balm
2 t. olive oil, 1/2 t. beeswax, 1/2 t. cocoa butter, 1/2 t. honey, 3 drops orange essential oil, 1 Vit E capsule
Heat oil, butter, beeswax in water bath over heat until beeswax is melted, stirring...remove from heat and stir in honey and oil and E...stir well, pour into containers.
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Make Your Own Facials, Bath Salts, Lip Gloss, and Aloe Gel!
You can make your own spa ingredients, using kitchen ingredients. Homemade cosmetics, the old-fashioned kind your granny used to make, are fresher and healthier for your skin, than products with chemicals in them to expand their shelf lives. For instance, you can have a fabulous facial by combining in a bowl:
1 egg yolk * 2 T. egg white * 1 T. honey * 1 t. rose water
Beat together and then apply to the face and neck. Leave on for about 10-15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. You will be amazed how refreshed you feel. After the facial, you can spritz your face with a toner made from:
1/2 c. distilled witchhazel * 1/2 c. rose or lavendar water * 3/4 t. vegtable glycerin. Shake your toner before each use, and spray or pat on your face when it is feeling dry.
DISCLAIMER: Do not eat or drink tea from any plant you have not fully studied and identified properly. Please consult with your local alternative herbal care specialist before using herbs you are not familiar with.
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