Essential oils can make incredible changes to your skin. Their potent, regenerative, properties help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, normalize oil, balance PH, and renew dull complexions depending on what essential oils you use. Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending an exclusive bridal event at The Carrs Photography called, Teas & Timelines. The Carrs gave away a swag bag to each bride that attended, and in it included promotional material or a sample of some sort from various vendors. I included a small package with DIY facial cleansing wipes, moisturizer and rosewater toner.
These three recipes are in fact my very favorite, and along with my DIY deodorant, my most frequently made. In fact, at all of the Make N’ Take parties I host, these 3 products are also requested the most. And sure enough, when everyone runs out of their product, they always come back for more!
Along with the recipes, I included some recipe cards that double as cute gift tags. Feel free to save the card images to your desktop and print them out for your own gifts! This set would make a wonderful Christmas gift, at a very affordable price. I’ve included links to all the supplies I used for your convenience! You’ll see an example of my gift bag at the bottom of this post. I think the tags would be cuter if you cut around the black outline, but since I had to make several of these, I didn’t have time to cut them out.
I absolutely love these three products and I use them daily. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
- Approx. 75 cotton rounds
- canning jars
- 1 pump Young Living V6 Oil (OR 2 TBSP melted/fractionated coconut oil)
- 2 squirts Dr. Bronners Pure-Castile Soap
- 2 TBSP Witch Hazel
- 1 cup purified water
- 10 drops essential oil of choice (Lavender, Geranium, Tea Tree, are just a few suggestions)
Combine liquid ingredients in a measuring cup. Pour mixture over cotton rounds dividing it among 3 canning jars. Press down on cotton rounds to allow liquid to absorb. Add additional cotton rounds to soak up remaining liquid in jar. Seal and enjoy as a face-wash replacement, or make-up remover! Use within 2 months to maintain freshness.
When using as make-up remover be careful not to squeeze liquid from cotton round into eyes. If burning occurs, simply use a vegetable oil (like olive or coconut) to relieve pain.
- Normal/Combination: 1 drop Frankincense, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Geranium
- Sensitive: 1 drop of Frankincense, 2 drops Lavender, 2 Drops Melrose
- Dry: 1 drop Frankincense, 2 drops Lavender, 2 drops Cedarwood (use Cedarwood with caution when spending time in the sun, see graphic below)
- Oily: 1 drop Frankincense, 2 drops Geranium, 2 drops Bergamot (use Bergamot with caution when spending time in the sun, see graphic below)
Roll moisturizer on after washing/toning and lightly rub into skin with fingers. Take this quick skin type test below if you’re not sure which combination of essential oils to use!
- 2 oz spray bottle
- 1 ½ oz rosewater
- ½ oz witch hazel
- 6 drops Lavender
- 6 drops Tea Tree
- 6 drops Geranium
Add rosewater and witch hazel to a 2 oz container and drop in essential oils. Shake before use.
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