Thursday, December 30, 2010

The first products I will be making... Let's start with our face!

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Hello All!

Hope you had a delightful Christmas, and your New Year is equally joyous. I am posting the ingredients/instructions for the first two products I will be making. I decided to start with these two because I needed them, and because they both seem simple! I was blessed to receive some jars for Christmas to house my new products, so I will be drawing from those. The containers were ordered HERE. I will be making these products on or before January 15th, and I ask that you join me, even if you just pick one, show yourself you can do it! I also want to emphasize that this is NOT JUST FOR FEMALES. These are basic products that any adult should be using daily. When you see how simple the ingredients/instructions are below, I hope you are tempted to tag along with me! Both of these recipes are taken straight out of Secrets of the Spas. Click links to see images of ingredients.

Recipe 1
Thyme and Fennel Seed Cleanser (For Normal Skin)

2 sprigs fresh thyme, crushed (or 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme)
2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed
1/2 cup boiling water
juice of half a lemon

Mix thyme and fennel seed in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Add lemon juice and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain infusion and store liquid in a jar. Keep in refrigerator 

*...Because this cleanser is so gentle, it can be used every morning. Simply dab it on face and neck with cotton ball.*

Recipe 2
Green Tea Tonic (Recommended for aging and tired skin)

2 teaspoons powdered green tea
1/2 cup boiling water

Steep green tea in boiling water for 10 minutes and allow to cool. Apply tonic to face with cotton or gauze. Use daily for best results.

Added Tip: Slice a ripe tomato and rub it all over your face. Let the juice soak in for about 5 minutes. The tomato's mild acid will bring dirt and other impurities to the surface of the skin. Rinse thoroughly with water. Page 67