Rose Hip Seed Oil

Autumn is here and with it my love of rose hip seed oil.  Fall is full of rich colors and air that is charged with change.  It also comes with drier skin as we adjust to the changes in temps and moisture.

Which leads my mind to rose hips and rose hip seed oil. The rose hips are are in all their glory in autumn. They are turning a brilliant red and coming into their own sort of sweetness as the cooling temps cause them to ripen up.

Rose hips are nothing short of an amazing fruit that can be used in a variety of ways;

Wines

Jams

Jellies

Syrups

Teas

Pies

And Organic Skin Care!!!

Rose hips contain;

Carotenoids beta-carotene

Lutein

Zeaxanthin

Lycopene

Vitamin C

Being one of the richest plant sources of Vitamin C this is a favorite to use in formulas for green beauty skin care recipes. The oil pressed from the seeds of rose hips makes a healing oil with antioxidant, anti inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. It is highly moisturizing and an excellent oil on its own or in formula with other powerhouse oils. It is also an oil that is beneficial to all skin types.

Rose hip seed oil is an oil that has been turned to for centuries for its green beauty properties.  With its high vitamin C content rose hip seed oil is food for your skin and your skin will thank you.

Rose Hip Seed Oil Serum Recipe

2oz Rose Hip Seed Oil

5 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Chamomile Essential Oil

2 drops Carrot Seed Oil

Anti-aging, restorative, hydrating, and calming.

Combine all ingredients in a 2oz amber serum pump bottle. Use at night after cleansing and using a toner. Leave a small amount of moisture on your face and gently massage a pea sized squirt of serum over your face. The serum will help lock in the moisture from the water and nurture your face with the vitamins from the Rose Hip Seed Oil over night.

Enjoy and please leave comments about the recipes that you love!

 

Luscious Lemon Lip Scrub

This Luscious Lemon Lip Scrub brings your lips back to their soft moist natural state when they have become dry and flaky after.

When you lips have become chapped to the point where they have little flakes of skin peeling off them it doesn’t matter how much lip balm you put on, you will still be dealing with those chapped little annoying flakes of dead skin.

This scrub gently takes off the dead skin and the flaky skin so that when you do apply your balm it can protect and moisturize your lips, instead of just sitting on top of already dead skin that needs exfoliated.

This lip scrub recipe also smells incredible. You could also add your own scent, as long as the essential oil is one that can be used safely internally, just incase some accidentally gets in your mouth.

Luscios Lemon Lip Scrub

1 part Sugar

1 part sunflower oil

1 part honey

A drop or two of Lemon Essential Oil

1. Mix all ingredients together and store in sealable jar or container.

That’s it.

Direction for use;

Simply rub onto your lips. I like to let it set there for a minute and then massage it around my lips. Follow with a rinse and some lip balm.

A lip scrub is a nice thing to have around during the dry summer months or the winter when cold followed by indoor heat confuse our lips.

It’s also great to have on hand when you know you will be spending a lot of time outside doing extreme activities like climbing in the sun or stand up paddle board at the sunny beach.

Wild women love to play. And they love to nurture themselves.

Enjoy!

Cocoa Vanilla Body Butter

Yum!

Yum!

First let me say sorry if my enthusiasm is over the top, but this body butter is so darn good, everyone I give it to wants to eat it because it smells so darn good. Once I talk them out of eating it, and talk them into spreading it on their skin, they fall in love. Yes love. You would marry it if you could, its that good.

Again this recipe is simple, and clean, and potent-o. It works really well to soften the skin, it absorbs quickly, the smell will subtly stay with you while grounding your energy and lifting your spirits at the same time.

This is the perfect body butter for the wild woman whose skin needs some pampering because she has been running in the woods all day, or gardening, or chasing her wild child children, or maybe she is a warrior goddess working the front lines in the corporate world, but whoever this wild women is she will benefit from this Cocoa Vanilla Body Butter because it is divinity in a nice little jar.

 

Ok enough, lets get onto the recipe;

1/2 cup Mango Butter

1/2 cup Shea Butter

1/2 cup Coconut Oil

1/2 cup Jojoba Oil

10 drops Vanilla CO2 Extract

5 drops Cocoa CO2 Extract

 

1. Melt all the butters and the jojoba oil together. Do this gently and slowly, no rushing, no burning of the oils.

2. Take off heat and let cool slightly. The place it in the refrigerator for about an hour. You are waiting for the oils to become semi-solid, so keep checking on it.

3. When the oils are becoming semi-solid, take it out and add your essential oils.  And using an electric mixer like a coffee frother, or hand held electric whisker, or an emersion blender whisk the oils together. They will become creamy.

4. For place them back in the refrigerator for another 20min or so. Take out and mix again, until you get a thick creamy butter.

5. Place it in a nice jar with a lid.

Depending on the quality of your extracts and your preferences you may need to adjust the extract amount.

***This body butter stays creamy at temps under 75. Above that they may begin to melt or get too soft. This won’t affect the hydrating properties but it will not spread as nicely. So store in a cool place (like not the hot car on a camping trip in the desert)

 

Enjoy and be well,

Janet

 

Skin Cleanser Miracle Grains

This all natural skin cleanser recipe in one that I learned of years ago when I took an herbal course from Rosemary Gladstar (which I highly recommend). I have been using this recipe ever since and I love it. The ingredients for these skin cleanser miracle grains are pure and simple, and leave your face feeling refreshed.

I love it because is simple. I feel like one of the best things we can do in this busy life is simplify and this skin cleanser recipe does just that.

Miracle Grains

1 Cup finely ground Oats

2 Cups White Clay

¼ Cup finely ground Almonds

⅛ Cup ground Lavender

⅛ Cup ground Roses

Cleansing Grains
 

 

 

What is doesn’t have:

-No harsh chemicals

-Ingredients that hard to pronounce

-No preservatives

-No stabilizers

 

What it does have:

-Vital nutrients for skin

-Simple ingredients

-Whole ingredients

-Safe ingredients

-Versatility (we love products that can multi-task)

 

I also love it because you can adjust for own skin, add a little more moisture or a drop of essential oil suited to your skin type. Adjust it seasonally for different weathers and climates. Or make it a mask. Or more of an exfoliator. But even by itself these cleansing grains are miraculous, in fact that is what Rosemary Gladstar named them in her course; Miracle Grains. And in my humble opinion they are just that.

 

To Make:

  1. Grind each ingredient to a powder. A coffee grinder, that has not been used for coffee, works great for this.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together. Here you may add a drop or two of essential oil. Keep in mind sensitive skin and young skin often do better without any essential oils. And if you do use them, pay attention to not add too much. A drop or two really is enough.
  3. Store in a beautiful glass container (something that would make Aphrodite proud)

 

To Use:

Mix 1-2 teaspoons with water some water in the palm of your hand. Gently, very gently, massage over your face. Rinse well.

You can also get creative with these cleansing grains.

-You could add honey and rose water and mix to a paste, for added moisture.

-Or you could mix with yogurt and make a cooling, soothing mask for irritated, dry skin.

-Or you could switch out the white clay and use red clay if you have heavier more oily skin.

 

Enjoy & Be Well,

~Janet

Sea Salt Sugar Scrub Recipe

This is SO easy and So great.

A sea salt sugar scrub recipe is a great way to gently exfoliate and hydrate the skin. Using essential oils can enhance this affect and also provide emotional support depending upon the essential oil used.

The oils used are nourishing and moisturizing soaking directly into your skin to soften and soothe.

The sea salt is cleansing to the human body’s energy system (great after a long stressful day). It is best to use a fine sea salt rather than a coarse one, as this can be a bit too rough on the skin. The sea salt also has added minerals. Epsom salt may also be used for its muscle relaxing properties due to it’s magnesium content.

The essential oils used enter into your blood stream via your skin and add their specific qualities like calming, soothing, invigorating, begin to work on your system.

 

1. Measure out equal parts sea salt, organic cane sugar (use the fine granules) and a good quality vegetable oil.

Many vegetable oils are good, almond and apricot are my favorites. Just do not use olive oil as it has a strong smell.

 

 

2. Add you essential oils to your vegetable oil. About 10-15 drops per 1/2 cup.

Good oils for the sea salt sugar scrub depend on how you want to feel. Orange is very uplifting yet calming. Lavender is soothing and great for the skin. Rosewood is also calming and great for the skin. Stay away from the mints. Rosemary and sage are very invigorating and mentally stimulating, but you will smell like a salad. Find what you like.

 

3. Mix all the ingredients together and place in a non-breakable container.

 

And that’s it! Super simple!