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Old 03-20-11   #21
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I just started using the apple cider vinegar infusion (rosemary, lemon balm, calendula, rose on my face after cleansing and it feels gREAT! I've been using the recipe from Rosemary Gladstar and while it's lovely and so nice to use a product i know what's in it, my skin is looking a bit rough after a few months. Here's hoping this new addition helps.

Also, I tried a green tea and yogurt scrub last week and it was lovely on the body, too much for my face. I woke up with welts, but I'm really sensitive. I think, next time I'll infuse the tea and mix that with the yogurt and use as mask, not a scrub.
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I use sea salt and some essential oil...aveda blend on my body... just once a month. On my face, a finer salt with a touch of my face cream, or a carrier oil, even olive, every two weeks, or if I feel dull looking...
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Well, my last face lotion (cleanser/moisturizer) was a bit too rich, I've learned a lesson with regard to using all one oil type and too much beeswax. The last one I made, using Rosie Gladstar's basic method, was 100% rosehip seed oil, with rosewater, aloe, beeswax and lots of vitamin E. It was exceedingly rich and made a good ream for severely dry winter skin, but it tended to clog pores and be too much for facial use.
Today I'm using almond oil with 1/3 meadowfoam oil, and only a dollop of beeswax, and some poplar tincture as preservative. Hoping this one will be lighter and have an anti-inflammatory component as well, good for stressed summer skin (heat).

Will post results once it's made, and I ordered more rosehip seed oil to try a less rich version, with some real rose oil in it this time - for hands and body, and possibly under the eye.
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I love mixing raw honey and sugar as my face scrub, and then using tea tree oil w/ water on my face or witch hazel.
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