Scented Blends for Winter Skin

Scented Blends for Winter Skin
This weeks article will focus on scented blends for winter skin. It’s a given that if you live in climates where the wind will slice and dice your face as you turn the corner, your skin is going to need a little TLC. I'll share recipes from companies that are run by everyone from husband and wife team to women just sharing what makes them feel good and works.

Jeff and Shay Signoretti run a a small farm outside of Southwest Missouri called Happie Coconut. One of their choice blends is Comfrey Salve. It replaced expensive dermatologist prescriptions with a salve that not only cleared up eczema and rashes, it even cured a weird, thick and uncomfortable dry patch that appeared on their daughter skin every winter.

Here’s what you will need to make it yourself:

2 oz dried calendula petals
48 oz organic EVOO
8 oz confers leaves
1/2 cup raw, unfiltered organic honey
14 oz organic cold-pressed coconut oil
3/4 lb beeswax
75 drops tea tree essential oil
100 drops citrus essential oil
4 oz glass jar or 2 -2 oz tins

How to make:

Let the dried calendula petals simmer in organic extra-virgin police oil for 72 hours.

Cut up comfrey leaves and add them to the mixture. Let sit over low-medium heat for an additional five hours before straining it two or three times through the cheesecloth.

Add 1/4 cup raw and unfiltered organic honey. Stir continually until the honey is fully dissolved and then add the organic cold pressed coconut oil and beeswax. Continue to sit until beeswax is fully melted.

Add therapeutic-grade essential: tea tree and citrus. Immediately transfer the ingredients into another jar or tins.

We’ve all heard the stories of Cleopatra and her infamous Milk Baths. Charlene Haugsven has put her own twist on it and provided a different recipe, so to speak.

Here’s what you will need:

1 1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup Epsom salt
10-20 drops of essential oil of choice (optional)
1 jar

How To Make:

Mix all ingredients together and put int a jar. Yes, it’s just that simple.

Note: If you want a calming bath, lavender would be a good choice. However, you can use Rosemary, Floral scents, Citrus scents or Spearmint. You can even add almond oil or honey. She added Epsom salt because it is good for soothing sore muscles.

Facial Mist for a Skin Pick-Me-Up

For Hydration:

Green Tea
Rose water
Vitamin E oil

For Mature Skin:

Carrot seed oil
Distilled water
Vitamin E Oil

For Acne-Prone Skin:

Distilled water
Green tea
Tea Tree oil
Witch Hazel

What you will need:

A 4 ounce bottle (brown, green or blue) with spray mist cap
The dried herbs or oils mentioned above. 4 - 6 oils of any essential oil mentioned and a half teaspoon of Vitamin E oil. Add to container first and then fill with the said liquid.

That’s it for this week. Give them a try and let us know how your creations turn out in the Fragrance Forum.

Until next time …

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