Sunday, August 10, 2014

Beauty Drink and Face Lotion

Internet provides a lot of information about wonderful benefits of Cucumber :

I can add that in my life I have an excellent experience and more than 30 years use Cucumbers to keep my skin happy.
In my garden I have really my own BIO-products and  it is very easy to make the Cucumber Beauty Drink or refreshing Face Lotion. Indeed our skin likes to get a treatmet from inside and outside.

Believe me if you will drink this Beauty Drink daily during 28 days your skin face will be completely refreshing and regenerated.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Natural Shampoo Soap

To wash my hair with  a soap?
Some time ago I thought that it is a crazy idea. But it is difficult to find good shampoo in the shop. Natural products are very expensive and I cannot be sure about all ingedients they content. So, I was motivated to learn and prepare my own shampoo soap.
When the first solid shampoo soap was made I was very surprised with the effect. It cleans hair naturally,  super rich with loads of fluffy lather. Natural ingredients gently clean without stripping away natural protective oils. Organic botanicals, herbal infusions and pure essential oils leave hair soft, shiny, clean and most of all healthy. I found out that after using my shampoo soap I do not need to use the conditioner or rise my hair with Apple vinegar.
My shampoo soaps contain a different blends of moisturizing oils and butters: Castor oil, Cocos butter, Taramiru oil, Avocado oil, Linseed oil, Olive oil. The best selection of essential oils to keep hair healthy: Rozmarin, Lemon, Laurel

Today I prepare the liquid shampoo soap. It means that instead of NaOH I use KOH. Also I use only 18% of the hard butter (Cocos butter), the rest are oils.
Below are pictures of preparation phases, getting the gel phase and almost final product:

The high temperature (50°C-60° C) is very important to get the gel phase easy and fast. I blend 2-3 minutes  and 15 minutes I warm the mix in the oven. It is needed to repeat it 3 -4 times until it comes to a very light trace. Noticed that it starts to create the lather during mixing.  Good!
I use the oven (100°C) to finish HP approximately 90 minutes and it stays in the oven till next day.
Tomorrow  I will add essential oils and it will be ready for my happy hair.

How to pamper your skin or Body "Sauce"

Several times I made the body butter or whipped body butter and it is excellent products to use after shower or bath.
This time I would like to make the body product with more fluid consistency.  Body Milk? Body Lotion? Or Body "Sauce" - :)? Why? Easier and faster to use. Even for hair as a balzam.
Usually for making body milk or lotion they use water.
My product should be without water because I do not like to use any preservative - most of the time it is purely chemical product.
The procedure is the same as for making body butter: mix, whip and keep it cooler.
Melt above ingredients together. Put all ingredients together in glass measuring cup. Mix with electric mixer for 1 minute, put in freezer for 3 minutes. Repeat 5 times until it thickens to a whipped "sauce" consistency.

The idea is to use more oils in the recipe and less butters:

36 g Shea butter
32 g virgin Cocoa butter which has wonderful tropical scent
32 g Caledula macerat in Sweet Amandel oil
24 g Perzik oil
20 g Jojoba oil
10 g Glycerine
15 g Starch

E vitamin and my favorite EO: Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange 60 drops


Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Shampoo soap and hair elixir Taramira

TARAMIRA - hmm, sounds nice.
That is why my new shampoo soap has the same name.
Also good to know that Tara Mira (Eruca sativa, Rocket or Aragula oil) oil or jamba oil has an excellent properties for hair.
There are many natural oils, which are often used  for hair treatment. The most popular are: Olive oil,  Almond oil, Coconut oil, Sesame oil,  Mustard oil, Castor oil. All of them are the ingredients for my new solid shampoo with a scent of Mint, Citronella and of course: Tara Mira oil.

As an extra treatment before to wash hair is very helpful to make the oil massage on the scalp and hair. In this way, a good oil treatment helps to promote hair growth and prevent further hair loss.
I mixed the natural oils mentioned above and my Hair Elixir Taramira is ready to be used.