Spring 2017 Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care Products

Spring 2017 Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care Products
from Dr. Isidor Apothecary

Cleansing Facial Oil Recipe 
This cleansing facial oil removes all impurities and grime from your face. It is an excellent DIY cosmetic project for the spring time.
Ingredients:
9.3 oz. of vegetable glycerine
3.2 oz. a good sunflower oil
1.6 oz. grape seed oil
1.6 oz. coconut oil (fractionated) or pure olive oil
Several drops of essential oils such as ylang ylang or eucalyptus
How to use cleansing facial oil: Wet your face with water and gently apply massage the oil onto face. Rinse with plenty of water. Probably, the best idea would be to apply this cleansing facial oil by using a cotton pad. Keep your eyes closed and keep the oil out of eyes.

Spring facial skin serum Recipe
Ingredients:
1 tbsp. of argan oil
1 tbsp. of coconut oil (fractionated) or olive oil
5 drops of essential lavender oil
5 drops of essential frankincense oil
5 drops of essential calendula oil
2 tbsp. vegetable glycerine
5 tbsp. of distilled water or rose hydrosol
Mix all ingredients together, and after proper cleansing your facial skin apply the serum 5-7 drops of serum to the palm of your hands and gently massage the serum into your facial skin.

Soothing and nourishing milk / yogurt bath Recipe
Ingredients:
16-20 oz. milk powder (or yogurt powder)
8 oz. baking soda
10 oz. cornstarch
Essential oils as you like no more than 10 drops
How to use: pour desired amount of the soothing and nourishing milk bath into running bath water, relax.

Lemon body scrub Recipe
Ingredients:
1 cup of pure jojoba oil (or coconut fractionated)
2 cups of cane sugar
20-30 drops of lemon juice

Mix all ingredients together. Prior to each use stir the content in the jar. Please, be careful as with all oil scrubs it will make the tub slippery.

Citrus body oil Recipe
Ingredients:
8 oz. of fractionated coconut oil
12 drops of lemongrass essential oil
12 drops of lemon essential oil
12 drops of grapefruit essential oil
Mix all ingredients; how to use: apply the body oil daily in this spring time to soften and rejuvenate rough skin after winter days. It helps to restore your skin pH too to be normal (slightly acidic).

Hair oil for spring days Recipe
3 oz. of sweet almond oil (to prevent frizzy hair)
3 oz. of coconut oil
3 oz. nettle oil (to prevent hair loss after winter days)
10-15 drops of rosemary essential oil
How to use: apply several drops of this hair oil to damp or dry hair as needed, do not rinse. Brush your hair as much as you can!

Liquid herbal soap Recipe
Ingredients:
2 cups of distilled water
1 cup of liquid Castille soap
3 tbsp. of vegetable glycerine
30 drops of essential clove oil
20 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
15 drops of rosemary essential oil

Hair tonic to prevent hair loss Recipe
1 liter of 60 % of alcohol (vodka or grape brandy)
50 grams of watercress leaves
50 grams of thyme
Cover watercress leaves and thyme with 60% alcohol and keep for 4 weeks, drain and use as a hair tonic to prevent hair loss. Apply to damp hair after proper cleansing your hair on damp hair, do not rinse.

Face wash for spring days Recipe
Ingredients:
1/3 cup of liquid Castille soap
1/3 cup of raw honey
5 tbsp. of distilled water
3 tbsp. of sweet almond oil or avocado oil
Mix all ingredients and use every morning and evening to wash your facial skin.

Be ready for the late spring days and summer days
Making herbal tincture for beverages, food etc.!
Pick the fresh herb or herbs
Fill the jar ½
Pour vodka to the very top
Shake and infuse for six (6) weeks
Drain the vodka with herbal essence, squeeze out the herb
Bottle and label
This way herbal tincture can be used for years – average shelf life is 5-6 years in a cool area, and dark cabinet!
Ration:
Extracts made with FRESH HERBAL material: 1:2 = 1 part herb to 2 parts alcohol
Extracts made with DRIED HERBAL material: 1:4 = 1 part herb to 4 parts alcohol
To use liquid herbal tinctures, add suggested amount to a glass of water, tea, or juice or other alcoholic beverage and you can drink.

What alcohol are the best:
Vodka (cheap and good)
Good Brandy (grape brandy, apricot brandy, pear brandy, cheery brandy) – some of them are pricy but you do not need to use a big jar to make herbal infusion — tincture
Good Cognac (older is better)
Good Gin
Good Rum
All tinctures should last at least 5 years minimum!

How to make MINT INFUSION (option I.) (the same procedure you can do with wormwood, linden flowers, thyme, elderberry, ginger root, chamomile, rooibos, lemonbalm (lemonbalm goes very well in gin), lemon peel, clove (crash little bit), passionflower, rosemary, sage, rose petals, basil, cayenne pepper, shredded coconut, lavender, hibiscus (gives red color), pomegranate, turmeric (gives yellow color), raspberry leaves, chai tea (infuse in vodka), fennel…that is a good start!
Pick the fresh herb or herbs
Fill the jar ½
Pour vodka to the very top
Shake and infuse for six (6) weeks
Drain the vodka with herbal essence, squeeze out the herb
Bottle and label
This way herbal tincture can be used for years – average shelf life is 5-6 years in a cool area, and dark cabinet!

How to make MINT INFUSION (option II.) (the same procedure you can do with wormwood, linden flowers, thyme, elderberry, ginger root, chamomile, rooibos, lemonbalm (lemonbalm goes very well in gin), lemon peel, clove (little bit crash), passionflower, rosemary, sage, rose petals, basil, cayenne pepper, shredded coconut, lavender, hibiscus (gives red color), pomegranate, turmeric (gives yellow color), raspberry leaves, chai tea (infuse in vodka), fennel…that is a good start!
Pick the fresh mint
Fill the jar ½ with fresh mint (squeeze a little bit)
Our vodka or any other drinkable alcohol to the top
Shake the jar every day
Every third day drain the vodka and add fresh mint 1 part and 2 parts alcohol – all process for 6 weeks – total 14 times to change herbs
The last time (after six weeks) drain the vodka with herbal essence, squeeze out the herbs, bottle and label.
This way herbal tincture can be used for years – average shelf life is 5-6 years in a cool area, and dark cabinet!

This option is my favorite option but some herbs are very difficult to find! Feel free to use dried herbs anytime you cannot find fresh herbs.

If you are having problems finding the herbs, please give us a call. We may just have what your looking for.

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