Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Life Of A Mixtress: A Few Of My Favorite Beauty Formulations!

This is hands down my favorite lip exfoliant recipe, it leaves my lips extremely smooth, and hydrated. The Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and Vitamin E can all be found at your local health food store. And I purchase my Meadowfoam Oil here, Meadowfoam Oil is a superior oil used in a lot of high-end hair care and beauty formulations.

About This Formulation:
Sweet Almond Oil; acts as an emollient to keep your lips soft and smooth all day
Grapeseed Oil; hydrates, and delivers skin loving nutrients to your lips.
Meadowfoam Oil; is choked full of moisturizing essential fatty acids
Vitamin E Oil; smooths, softens and protects lips from harsh environmental elements [free radicals]
Sugar; acts as a natural [and sweet] humectant, drawing the moisturizing properties of the oils into your skin, sugar also gently exfoliates your skin, leaving your lips soft and smooth

1oz Sterile Container
2 tsp Sweet Almond Oil
2 tsp Grapeseed Oil
2 tsp Meadowfoam Oil
2 tsp Vitamin E Oil
3 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Mix all ingredients together until it forms a thick paste, transfer paste to container. Use nightly during your skin care regimen to gently exfoliate your lips. All you ladies who love your matte lipstick will love how this formulation keeps your lips soft and smooth hours after use.

Here are two simple yet highly effective recipe's that don't require a ton of different ingredients. All of the ingredients for these two cleansing oil recipes can be purchased at your local grocery store:

Anti Acne Cleansing Oil
4oz Grapeseed Oil
4oz Castor Oil

Cleansing Oil, Formulated For Those W/Dry Skin
4oz Castor Oil
4oz Olive Oil

This is one of my favorite facial masks because it's easy to make, and the ingredients can be found at most health food stores. Flax Seeds have anti-inflammatory properties that helps heal skin issues like Eczema, as well as acne. This Flax Seed facial mask also imparts nutrients in your skin that will help keep it smooth, and hydrated.

The Rosemary Essential Oil in this formula is also beneficial; as it is extremely effective in clearing, calming [the skin], and preventing break outs. 

1/2 Cup Flax Seeds
2 Cups Water
Rosemary Essential Oil

Bring water to a boil then remove from heat. Add flax seeds, and allow to steep for about 30 minutes, when the mixture becomes gelatinous, remove the seeds from the bowl. Allow to cool, then add 3 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil to your mask.

Apply mask to your face, and allow to sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse face with cool water, and gently pat dry.

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  1. i totally use oil to wash my face now. my friends thought i was CRAZY and now they swear by it! i will pass on this info to them. thanks!

  2. How much sugar do you need to use?

  3. This is such a great and informative post. Oils are essential for health. It's also great to create your own cleansing products. I was just at the health food store picking up some oils. Love love love it. Great blog btw. Check me out over at Calming Corners.


  4. Love this post! I'm officially obsessed with your blog. Keep it up :)

  5. @BreukelensFinest; Thank you, please do! :-)

    @Tiffany; no specific measurement, just enough to make a paste with the amount of oils listed.

    @Calming; Thank you very much, I definitely agree it's wonderful to create your own products. Trying to cut down on all the unnecessary chemicals. I will check out your site!

    @Fullbodytransformation; Thank you very much for the support!

  6. hello! I have a question about the flax seed mask. How do you get the seeds out the jello like mixture?

  7. Hello! How do you recomment using the flax seeds to treat eczema?

  8. YES! Getting the seeds out is quite a task. I ended up with seeds all over my


  9. @Anonymous; you have to force the jello mixture through a small strainer [sieve] or the easiest, straining it through cheesecloth [as all the seeds stay on top of the cloth, and the mixture is pushed through the fine material.

    @Shannon, you can use the basic flax seed recipe provided [minus the rosemary essential oils], and apply it to the affected areas [leave it on for about 15-20 minutes, then rinse]. The Omega's found in flax seeds really helps to prevent skin inflammation, as well as heal the skin.

  10. Okay! I now have all the ingredients to make the lip exfoliant :) How much sugar do I need to use?

  11. Thanks for sharing these great skin care tips. I will definately give the rosemary and flaxseed mask a try :)

  12. I tried the exfoliating lip scrub recipe tonight & I am in LOVE! Thanks hon!!

  13. I know it says anti-acne but what if you have cysts and whiteheads rather than just regular pimples?

  14. I love the Oil Cleansing Method! It has been wonderful for my skin. The tone has improved tremendously. You have completely changed my skincare regimen. Thanks so much!


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