Just a quick pop in to wish everyone a happy, relaxing weekend and to share my recipe for the gentle facial scrub I mentioned in my last post. A couple of people showed some interest so I thought I would share it. Okay, here's the ingredients list:
1/2 cup finely ground oats
1/8 cup liquid glycerin soap
1/4 cup liquid vegetable glycerin
1 tbsp. sweet almond oil (sunflower oil would also work)
1 tsp finely ground almonds
1/4 tsp grapefruit seed extract (natural preservative)
1/4 tsp vitamin E oil
few drops of lavender
Really, the gathering of the ingredients is the most time consuming step. After that, you just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, add the essential oil and blend. Spoon into a jar. When you first make this, the mixture is kind of runny. Don't worry. Just wait a day or two. The mixture will thicken to quite a nice consistency. To use it, I just wet my face, scoop out a little bit of the scrub and smooth it over my face. That's it.
The scrub can be made without the grapefruit seed extract. It will just have a shorter shelf-life. With the grapefruit seed extract, the shelf-life is 1-2 months. I like to use this each night so this amount will definitely be used before it expires.
And because I like to include a photo, here's some lip balm that I made this afternoon. Did I mention I have become slightly obsessed with this whole business?