Thursday, December 15, 2016

2 Skin Firming Lotions

I always get asked what I use on my skin to make it look so healthy and glowing. Oils!

Oils reduce clogged pores by dissolving blackheads, and whiteheads
. Some oils even reduce the formation of fine lines and wrinkles
. All natural oils contain no harsh chemicals
 and won’t strip your skin of its natural oils
. Essential oils and carrier oils moisturize and soothe irritated skin
. Certain oils clears acne and prevents it.

This lotion is not just for the 40's and up!

We all carry different genes and have different types of skin.

If like me you admire the positive benefits that essential oils carry, then give these recipes a try and let me know how it works for you.

1. Face Firming and anti aging serum

Mix the following essential oils together in a 2 oz dark colored glass bottle

6 drops frankincense
9 drops geranium
9 drops cypress
3 Tbsp Sweet Almond
3 Tbsp Rosehip

You can use this serum twice a day and of course a small amount goes a long way so use as little as possible if you do not want to feel like you have greasy skin.

2. Firming Body lotion

Mix the following essential oils together in a dark colored glass bottle

8 drops patchouli
5 drops cypress
5 drops geranium
1 drop sandalwood

Add 2 Tablespoons of your preferred carrier oil for your skin type, shake well. Apply small amounts to the skin and gently massage the lotion until absorbed.

How do you know which carrier oil is the right oil for you?

When oil is applied to the skin, the oil should absorb completely. If it just sits on top of your skin and doesn’t sink in very well, or makes your face look even shinier than before, then it’s not the right oil for you.
If your skin feels “right” and looks supple, dewy, rested, not overly shiny, and the oil absorbs well, then you’ve found your oil!

**Carrier oils for your type of skin**

Oily Skin - Argen, Grapeseed and Jojoba

Normal Skin - Apricot Kernel, Argen, Jojoba, Sweat Almond

Combination Skin - Apricot Kernel, Avocado, Grapeseed, Jojoba, Sweet Almond

Dry Skin - Apricot Kernel, Avocado, Evening Primrose, Jojoba, Olive oil, Sweet almond, Wheat Germ, Hazelnut, Rosehip

Sensitive Skin - Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, Grapeseed, Avocado

Mature Skin - Apricot Kernel, Argan, Avocado, Evening Primerose, Jojoba, Olive Oil, Sweet Almond, Wheat Germ, Rosehip

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Felted hand knitted travel slippers

These slippers are the cutest!

Just made these and they turned better then I ever expected. I purchased this pattern years ago and kind of forgot about it until now.

Made the first pair in a charcoal grey and the second pair in a beige color.

If you are a knitter and are interested in making these, please look for Melynda Bernardi at The French Knit Press on Ravelry. You can purchase her pattern there. It comes with instructions on how to make these in a size 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10.
She explains how to sew them together as well as the felting process.

I had never felted in my front loading machine before and found it to be a real easy process. If you need help with that, just write me a comment.

These slippers roughly measured 13.5 inches long for a size 7-8 when sewed together and once felted they shrunk to about 9.5 inches.

What do you all think?

They are perfect for traveling or just relaxing around the house :-)