Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Real face age

If you want to be beautiful "forever" you need to know your face. Remove your makeup and use the camera. Try to make three photos of your face:

- keep the camera directly above  your face (it is the photo of your face five years ago);
- keep the camera in front of your face (it is present, your actually face);
- keep the camera below your face (future, photo of your face five years later).

These photos help to analyze a tendency of changing of your face and focus on symmetrical forms, sagging parts, wrinkles.
I know I need to lose weight and my photos show this very clear. Brrr... this duble chin makes me scary.
Also small wrinkles around my eyes need more attention.
Left side of the face with more dropping corners means that begins sagging first. So left face muscles need to make more effort: to chew on the left side, to apply a massage.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Body mix oils for Antoaneta

The right mix of oils offer a wealth of skincare benefits because they contains minerals, vitamins and other nutrients essential for the treatment of healthy, glowing skin. Few drops of essential oils activate qualities and makes lovely fragrance.

For my colleague Antoaneta I prepare recipe of the body mix oils for dry skin:

- 10 ml jojoba oil
- 10 ml argan  oil
- 10 ml avacado oil
- 5 ml apricot kernel oil
- 5 ml coconut oil
- 10 ml grapeseed oil
- 6 drops of Grapefruit EO
- 6 drops of Lemon Grass EO

I am sure Antoaneta will be happy! Enjoy it, baby :)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Calendula toner

Calendula is a very nice flower with particular healing properties: contains a large amounts of valuable substances, vitamin C, essential oils, tannins, malic acid and salicylic acid. Calendula is used in cosmetology  to make decoctions, infusions and tinctures, facial masks. These delicate flowers contain active substances that help fight skin aging and prevent a negative skin problems. I grew Calendula flowers from organic seeds this summer in my bio-garden and now is the time to make a toner.
Today is very sunny day and I picked the flower tops when they were in full blossom. Put the flower tops in a glass jar and cover with boiling water. I put the jar into the own 70 C for 20 min. Once the  infusion has cooled I strain the liquid into a fresh bowl and it is ready to be used.
This homemade toner is perfect for either using as a conventional toner after cleansing, or as a quick fix sprizer for a wonderful and refreshing skin boost.
Once this spray is made up it needs to be kept in  the refrigerator and used within 1 month.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Shaving foam

For making the shaving foam I use:

15g stearic acid,
4g rasped handmade soap which creates a good foam
2g shea butter,
2g cocos butter,
2g borax,
75 g hot water,
4 drops vitamin E
1g rose clay
15 drops of EO Grapefruit and Sweet Orange

This recipe is already tested by my boyfriend and his feedback is very positive. As an improvment I use rasped handmade soap instead of liquid soap and vitamin E. I find this recipe is much better than the recipe in my previous post (Shaving cream For my Son) because PH is neutral: PH=7.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Shaving cream For my Son

I hope my  son will be satisfied with this shaving cream. I did my best to create a light creamy texture only from natural ingredients as usual:

112g liquid handmade soap
28g glycerine
18g cocos butter
10g aloe vera butter
10g shea butter
vitamin E 6 drops
10 drops Eucalyptus EO
15 drops Limon EO

Melt butters and glycerine, add the liquid handmade soap and a bit water. Whip it up with a mixer until everything is creamy. After about 4 or 5 minutes (aproximatelly 50g  additional water added) it frothed up and became a cream. Do not forget to add EO, vitamin E and whip a bit more and fold it into jar.
P.S. Hmm...PH=9, not good....I am afraid it will provokes some irritation or dry skin.