Easy to make at home Moisturising cream!

This one is for my young friend SweetiePie! Use the recipes in good health.

#1 Cleansing the face

Everyone knows the importance of keeping the pores of the skin unclogged and clean. The best obvious way is to wash your face. Even a mild soap can be too harsh to use. Especially with all the make-up that seems to be the norm for all to wear now-a-days. Here are a couple of suggestions that you might want to use on a regular basis.

For cleaning off the make-up and daily grime use pure and plain cucumber water. To make a supply of cucumber juice take 2-3 ripe cucumbers and puree them skin and all in a blender till they're as smooth as can be. Now either pour paste into a cotton bag and hang it somewhere to drip over a bowl this can take several hours, or use a strainer. Once the paste feels dry you'll need to let the juice drip through a coffee filter. The cucumber water will last in the fridge up to a week.

To use: invest in a couple of face cloths that you only use for your face. Dampen the facecloth with hot water as hot as you can stand on your hands. Pour 1/2 oz of cuke juice onto it and gently wipe away the days mess from face and neck.

If you have a combination skin, oily in certain spots and dry in others try this:

Dab plain tomato juice onto the oily parts with a cotton ball. Leave on for 10 minutes. Simultainiously dab onto the flaky dry areas a mixture equal amounts of almond oil and rosewater. Leave this on for 5 minutes. Now rinse face with luke- warm water and pat dry.

#2 Moisturizing the face!

Now for the moisturizer recipe.

I love the feel of my face after I cleaned it with the cucumber juice. But naturally the skin cells need to be 'fed' if they're to stay elastic, smooth and soft.

This following recipe can be used on all types of skin. For regular skin just use it right after cleansing. For dry and combination skin follow the second step in the previous paragraph. Then follow with this recipe. Try using it as an 'underlay' before applying make-up. Warning: Before you use any products, store bought or home made, make sure to test it on your skin. Try it out alone and in a combination on your underarm just above the elbow. The skin is almost as sensitive there, as on your face.

Ingredients:

1 oz beeswax

2ozs of glycerin (glycerin is an important ingredient as it is able to pull moisture from the air thus keeping skin moisturized)

12ozs Almond oil

3ozs rosewater

10 drops of rose essence, lavender or any other favorite fragrance

4 drops of Roman Chamomile (also known as double or common) essential oil

3 drops of tincture of benzoin ( this will keep the essential oils from evaporating quickly)

Methodology:

In a double boiler combine wax and almond oil. Stir continuously with a wooden or stainless steel spoon. When they're melted and amalgamated together add glycerin and rosewater. Keep stiring until cooled. Now comes the tincture of benzoin stirring it in really well. Have a container with tight fitting lid ready. Quickly stir in the essential oils. (remember essential oils a volatile and they will evaporate if not covered).

Set moisturizer aside for two days and then use sparingly on face and neck.

You can also add a combination of scents if you prefer.

Unfortunately essential oils can be costly but if the bottles are kept in a cool dark place they will last for a long time. And as you only use a few drops at a time you will be able to make many batches of creams, lotions and body splashes too.

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rebeccamealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

These sound like some good home made cosmetics. I like the one with cucumber. It sounds like the easiest.


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vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

I've never used cucumber water on my face but I plan to try it today! We have a juicer so I can make it even more easily. I use carrier and essential oils on my skin...my husband calls me "the chemist"...so I look forward to trying your moisturizer. Thanks so much for sharing your home healthcare expertise. Voted up and shared!


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picadilly 4 years ago from Schaumburg, IL

Can't wait to try the cuc juice recipe especially now that summer is knocking on our door with humidity tagging along! Look forward to feeling refreshed all summer long! Thnak you for your helpful recipes!I have a juicer this will add to its use!


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Zsuzsy Bee 4 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

thank you for taking a look and for commenting

regards Zsuzsy


4 years ago

I will try this soon and I really hope it works!


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Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

love2dogs, thanks for taking a look and for commenting. Not only do these recipes work well they also save many dollars.

regards Zsuzsy


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love2dogs 5 years ago from NH

Love all natural recipes for living.

I will be using this hub for sure. :)


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optimist adil 6 years ago from k2 mountain

every one should be committed and sincere with their life like u May u live long and em wa8ng for ur new hub thanx adil


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

optimist adil, thanks for taking a look and for commenting

regards Zsuzsy


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optimist adil 6 years ago from k2 mountain

wao zsuzsy nice hub as well ur intro is v v admirable about ur life really em inspire of ur personality awesome


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Rene, thank you for commenting.

regards Zsuzsy


Rene 6 years ago

I am relaunching Rivers Body Blends where I make three different types of hand/body creams, body splashes, body powder, hand salve, and every now and then a lip balm. I went on hiatus because there just didn't seem to be a demand any more for my products, but I think it was the way in which I was going about it. I really loved trying new recipes, creating new products. It's time for me to jump back in. So I'm launching a new line which consists of my creams improved in better formulas. I'm glad I ran across this site.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

smooth... real smooth, epigramman


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epigramman 6 years ago

..no no not at all ..... at first I thought you were Megan Fox!!!!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

epigramman, you wouldn't be suggesting that I get my pic taken from that far too, would you???? Here I thought my moisturiser and the fresh Lake Erie air was working really well... Hahaha

regards Zsuzsy


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epigramman 6 years ago

....I don't use moisturing cream I just bathe in the natural splendor of your hubs - and one secret between you and me - I always get the photographer to take my picture from far far away - in the case of my profile picture that you see I asked him to stand way way back - and he said - how far? - and I said 'New Brunswick' - I live here in Ontario - that's Lake Erie in the background!


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Lisa I usually discard the pulp that's left over from the cucumber once the juice has totally dripped out. There really is not that much as a cucumber is 85% water (well I don't throw it out, it goes to the chickens... after all they need a beauty product too... mind you they use theirs internally and produce beautiful eggs hahaha).

A friend of mine lives in an apartment complex that doesn't have airconditioning. She has been dabbing cucumber juice onto her face to keep cool. I keep teasing her that if this heatwave keeps up much longer, all the men will have to watch out because this 80 year old is going to fool them all. (can you just imagine all the knowledge of 80 with a 30 something face, ha)

Hope you get a chance to try the cucumber juice too it really is not hard to make. Since I bought myself a really 'fancy dancy' juicing machine (http://hubpages.com/living/The-Omega-Juicer sorry I don't usually like to add another of my hubs into my comments)I use it to make the cucumber juice and that cuts out the straining and waiting for the juice to drip out.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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lisadpreston 6 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

I love this idea. But I have trouble understanding recipes. Maybe its the blond hair! What is done with the bulk of the cucumber that is left over? You said to strain and use the juice. Am I missing something or not reading correctly? I would think the cucumber bulk would be beneficial. Is that the paste? I am so confused. You should do video tutorials of yourself demonstrating your how to hubs for dummies like me.


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Juliette, thanks for dropping in. I hope you get a chance to try the moisturizer soon. Let me know if it works for your skin type.

I just made a batch up again for my daughter and slightly modified it by adding 3 drops of geranium essential oils as her skin seems to be getting a little bit oilier now than before.

regards Zsuzsy


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Juliette Morgan 6 years ago

Lovely ideas - would like to try the moisturizer as I currently pay more for this than any other skincare product - I use a Clarins one. Thanks.


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Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Dolores, there are mainly two types of chamomile essential oils used, Roman and German (Maroccan is also available but does not work as the other two)

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil(Anthemis nobilis)light gray or blueish

German Chamomile Essential Oil(Matricaria chamomilla) it's a deep blue in color XXXX I use either German or Roman for skin care products XXXX

The German one is the more expensive of them all German 1 oz about $112

Roman about $100 per 1 oz the Maroccan $50 also for 1 oz...

Reputable dealers will have all of them available.

I hope this helps

regards Zsuzsy


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Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

Zsuzsy Bee - after making soap, I would like to make my own moisturizer and this recipe sounds great. I've written it down and hope to try it soon. My essential oil source does not carry chamomile essential oil. I've never heard of it. I see you have it up there in the amazon ads, but it's mixed with lavender.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Angela! What made you stop your business? I'm not into starting another business right now but my friends alone keep my in the 'mess' of things so to say. It seems that every other day I get an order for this or that. I've been making them personalized lotions and body splashes etc. Thanks for sharing those sites I will check them out right now.

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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naturesencore 8 years ago from Chicagoland

I had an e business called Nature's Encore (hence the user name), selling handmade soaps, lotions, etc. a few years ago. I absolutely loved discovering new, natural remedies and unique herbal recipes to incorporate into my products.

I always felt like a mad scientist when creating the soaps. The cold process method requires protecting clothing, goggles and long rubber gloves to ensure the lye does you no harm.

http://www.snowdriftfarm.com/formulary.html This is a resource I use regularly. I thought you might enjoy it, too.

Thank you for publishing this hub. I will be adding your recipes to my personal collection, and testing them out in the near future.

Angela

http://angelamccoy.blogspot.com/

http://naturesencore.wordpress.com/


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Stacie L! Glad you came by. Thanks for commenting.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

Sweetie I can hardly wait to see how it gows for you. This is exciting. zs


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Stacie L 8 years ago

hey Zsuzsy; another great hub.This is good information and i will try it.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

I am getting ready to try making these today, so I will let you know how it goes.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

C.S.Alexis! I often wonder if the plants, veggies and fruit also have feelings... that could lead us to a whole new phase in life I would say...

Thanks for coming by and for commenting. As for the cleanser, it is the most refreshing and even feels rejuvenating. Cucumbers also small so nice and fresh.

regards Zsuzsy


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada Author

SweetiePie! Hope these recipes will work out for you. Remember to test them out first though....

Let me know if you have any questions

regards Zsuzsy


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C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

At first it sounds like Veggie abuse but then to think of the fragrance of the veggies and how healthy it must be for our skin....I am with you all the way. Great, informative hub. Thanks for sharing. C.S.


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SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

I love the suggestions here Zsuzsy Bee! I will be rereading this hub and try to make the face wash and moisturising cream this week. Thanks for writing this with me in mind, I really appreciate it. I am sure many others will find it helpful also.

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