Category Archives: Face Masks and Shaving Creams

Moisturizing Shaving Cream

 

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To keep skin moisturized for the winter I have adapted my usual recipe slightly.

Tools:

Large Mixing bowl

Whisk

spoons/butter knives

spray bottle of isopropyl alcohol

digital kitchen scale

measuring cup

double boiler (makeshift with a pan of water on the stove works just fine)

microwave

pippettes

paper towels

latex gloves

containers for your final product

 

Ingredients:

2 oz Stearic Acid

1 oz Avocado Oil

.5 oz Shea Butter

.5 oz Emulsifying Wax

8 oz Distilled Water, heated

1 oz Melt & Pour Shaving Soap, grated

10 ml Aloe Vera Extract (It can be used up to roughly 15% of the total weight if you want more.)

Fragrance, optional. I only used 6 drops for this entire batch, you don’t want to over scent something that will be used on someones face. (mine is Lavender and Cedar scented this time.)

Preservative of your choice, not optional

Instructions:

Use the Isopropyl Alcohol to disinfect all of your equipment. It is important to take note that even though a measuring cup is part of the tools it will not be used for measuring anything, all measurements will be done by weight. A measuring cup is just easier to hold and pour with.

In a double boiler melt the Stearic Acid, Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Emulsifying Wax.

Meanwhile, In a large mixing bowl add 8 oz of distilled water and microwave until steaming hot.

When the oils in the double boiler have completely melted whisk it slowly into the hot water, followed by the grated soap. Mix until creamy and smooth.

Using pippets add the Fragrance, Aloe Vera Extract and Preservative.

Spoon into container, leave without lid for a few hours to prevent condensation on the inside of the lid as it cools.

 

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Mask and Toner Recipes

There are all sorts of things you might have around the kitchen to make a mask with.


Apple Ginkgo Toner Recipe

1 oz Apple Water

1 oz Witch Hazel

1 ml Ginkgo Extract


Green Tea Mask

1 teaspoon Vegetable Glycerin

1 teaspoon Sour Cream

1 teaspoon Matcha Powder

6 drops Green Tea Extract


Turmeric Mask

1/4 tsp Turmeric

1 teaspoon Honey

1 tablespoon Sour Cream


Soothing Chocolate Mask

1 teaspoon Raw Cocoa Powder

1 teaspoon powdered Oatmeal

2 teaspoon Honey

1 teaspoon Heavy Cream


Banana Face Mask

1 teaspoon Honey

1 teaspoon Banana

Blend until creamy and lump free.


Pumpkin Face Mask

1 teaspoon Pumpkin Puree

1 teaspoon Honey

1/16 teaspoon cinnamon


Rosemary Lavender Toner/ Hair Rinse

3 oz distilled water

1 tablespoon Dried Lavender Flowers

1 tablespoon Dried Rosemary

.5 oz Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar

2 Drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

2 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil

2 Drops Lavender Essential Oil

Heat Distilled Water to a boil and steep dried Lavender and Rosemary until water begins to darken, remove from heat and cool to room temperature, Remove dried Lavender and Rosemary and discard. Pour through a coffee filter to get clear liquid. Add remaining ingredients, pour into container, shake before use.

Pumpkin

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I took one small pumpkin, stabbed it a few times and put it in the oven at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. I felt kinda bad as I had named the thing Horus. Then cut it into quarters, gutted and skinned it. Placed the flesh in a blender and the guts in a bowl then made myself a pumpkin spice coffee with a tablespoon of the puree and condensed sweet milk and pumpkin pie spice, also I made pumpkin whipped cream for the top.

Pumpkin Face Mask

2/3 cup Pumpkin Puree

.5 oz Jojoba Oil

.5 ml of Oat Extract

Mix all ingredients until well blended, keep refrigerated and discard after 5 days or freeze into ice cube tray.

 

Pumpkin Spice Latte Moisturizing Face Scrub

1 cup of Pumpkin Guts and Seeds(roasted in pumpkin)

1/4 cup Sunflower or Almond Oil

1 pinch pumpkin pie spice

1 tablespoon coffee grounds

1 teaspoon honey

Add pumpkin guts, oil and pumpkin pie spice to blender and blend until most of the pumpkin seeds are in tiny pieces(this may take several minutes) Add pumpkin pie spice coffee grounds and honey and blend until well mixed. Keep refrigerated and discard after 5 days or freeze into ice cube tray.

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Then for good measure I made some pumpkin spice soap with clear and shea glycerin soaps, paprika for color and oats.

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I also tried out an Orange Honey soap with oats, the bubble wrap I used for the honey comb effect gave me trouble so it didn’t turn out  quite like I wanted.

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