Herbal Cosmetics

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Creams, lotions, masks, oils and other cosmetics made at home, they don’t only benefit your wallet, but they contain no industrial additives, preservatives and harmful chemicals.

Cinnamon powder for body

Fragrant cinnamon powder refreshes the skin and improves circulation.
INGREDIENTS: half a cup of fine flour; 1-2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon. Mix wheat flour and cinnamon, and keep it in closed glass container.

Sweet and salty milky bath

Milky bath with honey and salt cleans and refreshes your skin, and it also make it soft and gentle.

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup honey; 1 liter of milk; 500 grams of sea salt. Mildly heat the milk, add honey, salt and stir until the salt dissolves.

Add to the water sweet and salty liquid that you prepared for bathing and enjoy.

Oil for dry and sensitive skin

Jojoba oil regenerates and protects the skin from drying out, chamomile soothes and softens, and orange stimulates cell regeneration and restores the natural acidity of the skin.

INGREDIENTS: 0.5 dl jojoba oil; 5 drops of essential oil of chamomile; 5 drops of essential oil of orange. Stir chamomile and orange essential oil in jojoba oil. After cleansing, apply few drops of oil and gentle massage face and neck skin and remove excess with tissue.

Scented day cream for all skin types

Almond oil softens and nourishes the skin, rose makes it soft and gentle, lavender refresh it and cleans it, geranium soothes and disinfect it, and a lemon is gently tightening it.

INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons of plain baby cream; 1 tablespoon of almond oil; 2 tablespoons of rosewater (rose petals and distilled water); 5 drops of essential oil of lavender, geranium and lemon.

Over the steam of hot water, in a simple children’s cream, drop by drop add warm rose water and continuously stir it, until the mixture becomes soft and creamy. After that little by little, add the warm almond oil, stir until the cream has cooled, and then add essential oils. Put the cream in a glass jar, remove the air from the edges with a knife and seal well.

Aloe, rose and lavender lotion

Aloe juice nourishes the skin, rose makes it gentle and soft, and lavender gently cleanses it and refreshes.

INGREDIENTS: 0.5 dl rosewater (rose petals and distilled water); 0.5 dl of glycerin; 0.5 dl aloe juice; 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Stir lavender essential oil in glycerin, add rose water and aloe juice, and shake well. Apply gentle massage onto wet face and neck, then rinse with cold water.

Potato mask

Potato with egg yolks and olive oil mask nourishes and feeds skin, refreshes and facilitates blood circulation for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive one.

INGREDIENTS: one teaspoon of finely grated potatoes; 1 egg yolk; 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Finely grate the potatoes, add egg yolk and olive oil and stir until becomes creamy. Apply the mixture on a water dampened face and neck, leave it for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.

Potato hair lotion

Potato nourishes hair and scalp, restores hair softness and shine. Moreover, it dyes hair in a bit darker shade, which becomes apparent when the lotion is regularly used.

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup of potato crust; 2 cups of cold water; 2 drops of rosemary essential oil; 1 tea spoon of alcohol. Clean potatoes thoroughly and peel them. Pour water over the peel and simmer for 5 minutes.

Leave to rest for 5-10 minutes, then strain the liquid. Stir essential oil of rosemary in alcohol, then add the water from the potatoes. Gentle apply lotion massaging it to a clean, wet hair and scalp. Rinsing is not necessary.



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