Monday, April 29, 2013

Post-operative scar massage cream

Post-operative scars are common after any type of surgery, some of them can take up a year to heal naturally.
Although post-operative scars will never completely go away, there are treatments that can greatly improve their appearance.
For my colleague I have made the scar masage cream based on:
- Beeswax with propolis
- Shea butter also stimulates collagen production in the skin
- Aloe vera oil  moisturizes the skin and acts as a natural skin lightener
Jojoba oil and Wheat Germ oil moisturize the skin and help promote new, healthy skin cell formation, which may help reduce the appearance of scarring.
- Rosemary oil has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, it promotes healing improving the appearance of skin. High in antioxidants and because of it being a natural astringent Rosemary also increases blood circulation to the skin's surface, smooths the appearance of wrinkles, tones, moisturizes and can help with the treatment of scars and sun damaged skin.
- Black seed oil supports cell renewal, connective tissues are strengthened, blood supply to the skin is stimulated and the skin is revitalised.   
- Pomegranate Seed Oil supplies skin, improves better skin texture in general
- EO Lavender

Monday, April 15, 2013

Avocado face mask

Avocado face mask is one of the best and most nutritious mask that you can use on your skin. I love this easy and efficient mask. This mask works well on dry skin or on mature, wrinkled skin. This classic recipe for dry skin involves only 2 ingredients:   1/2 of  ripe, fresh avocado and 2 spoons of almond sweet oil.
Leave good mixed paste  on your face for at least 15 minutes or until the mixture fully dries. The longer you wear the facial mask, the more chance your skin has to absorb the mixture's nourishing nutrients.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Cream Stay Young!

Cream Stay Young! made from the best oils for the skin: argan, - jojoba,- wheat germ, - avocado- oils.
Also I used Sodium Hyaluronate and learned more about this salt of hyaluronic acid.
When applied to the skin Sodium Hyaluronate greatly improves the skin’s absorption and retention of water. This leads to an increased elasticity of the skin, and hence a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles. So, we will Stay Young!
Lamecreme helps to keep the cream stable. INCI: Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate. Origin: Vegetable,  extracted from palm oil, palm kernel oil, sunflower oil, glycerin, and citric acid.
As the antioxidant I used Grapefruit Seed Extract which is a good conservant and protects skin from free radicals. As mentioned on the website Grapefruit seed extract is made from the seeds, pulp and peel of grapefruits, to create a very bitter solution. The solution is concentrated to such a low, acidic pH that it is has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and even anti-viral properties.  This is because acid breaks down the outer membranes of these tiny organisms, dissolving their structure, and killing them quickly and easily.

P.S.: Hmm ... the information from the source creates my doubts about puur natural ingedients of Grapefruit Seed Extract.

Monday, April 08, 2013

My products based on the birch sap

I learn more about birch sap qualities and decide to make the birch shampoo soap (solid shampoo).
Light green pigment reminds spring and color of young birch leaves.

Also I found the recipe of the birch vinegar and will wait approximately 2 months untill it is ready:

- 2 l birch sap
- 100g wodka
- 40g honey

Not needed to explain that both products will be used to wash and rinse hair.

Frozen birch sap is the best cosmetic ice.
This cosmetic ice has a beneficial effect on the skin due to the large amount of vitamins and minerals that are contained in the birch sap in the colloidal state, thereby ensuring their almost complete assimilation by skin. I can say that my skin loves this treatment.

Monday, April 01, 2013

Birch tears

After a long, cold winter the first signs of spring would have been welcome - sweet, nutritious Birch Sap. It is the essence, the life-blood, of the tree, carrying nutrients essential for growth. Birch sap is also a great source of vitamins, minerals and sugars – mainly fructose and glucose. Vitamins and minerals include potassium, manganese, thiamine, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, sodium, iron, amino acids and Vitamin C – perfect for fending off spring colds.
The birch sap is very valuable product that influences well on the whole human organism. It helps to overcome the winter weakness, depressions and distractions. The birch sap also increases the resistive ability from infectious diseases and has the diuretic and other good effects because of its composition from organic acids, minerals and vitamins.
The birch soap shows positive effect in case of protection against oxidative stress on skin cells. Observed effects indicate that birch sap could be included in anti-ageing cosmetic formulations. Research showed positive effects on deeper layers of skin: increased elasticity of skin due to formation of new collagen. (
That is the main reason why we were to collect the gift on the NATURE -  “birch tears” and I am looking forward to use it for:
- my skin as the natural lotion,
- for my hair as the natural conditioner,
- for new formula of my natural soap.

Birch sap should be consumed quickly and stored at refrigerator temperature. The sap can be frozen and I made ice blocks to use them later.