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Easy Homemade Anti-wrinkle Lotion

Updated on October 18, 2015

The production of anti-wrinkle creams, lotions and such is a multi-billion dollar industry. In this era that we're living in now beauty seems to reign over everything else even health. If you do not like your nose, trading it in for a cute and spiffy newer model is not such a big deal anymore. Same goes with the rest of the body parts. These replacements, 'mega-tron boobs' or reducing even your big toe, all at a drop of a hat has been brought into the forefront fashion by the movie stars, anorexic models and other famous people. This defying nature is nowhere more pronounced then in the anti-aging field.

Now if you're not a starlet worth megabucks, what do you do if you want to fool the rest of the world and yourself? If you want to pretend that you didn't have a massive forest fire on your last birthday cake, you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on anti-aging creams, lotions, compounds, exfoliating medleys, peeling complexes, astringent masks and what not's...

Here is a list of recipes for just such anti-wrinkle lotions!

The following recipes are so easy that anyone can make them. And they're ALL at a tiny fraction of the cost of just one of the fancy-dancey products from the pharmacy. And better yet work just as well.

You will need to experiment with them to find out which is just the right kind for your skin type.

Do not cover your full face with any creams or lotions store bought or homemade. Try a bit on the underside of your arm just above the elbow, the skin there is almost as sensitive there as the skin on your face. This is just to make sure that you do not have any reactions to any of the ingredients.

Tools you will need are just things from around your kitchen. You will need a blender, large coffee filters (I kept the plastic cone -thingy- from my now long ago dearly departed Melita Coffee pot... it works perfect for straining all my goo-s and such)

Recipe #1

Anti-aging cream!

This also has a nice cooling effect and can also double as a sun protection for the face. (caution if your hubby or boyfriend really likes cucumbers he might just by mistake nibble at your face instead of his sandwich)

Combine in a blender and let it run until it's a totally smooth paste.

2 ripe cucumbers, skin and all

1/2 ripe avocado

3-4 leafs of fresh mint (either peppermint or spearmint)

1/2 oz almond oil (available at the healthfood store...keep refrigerated as it will go rancid fast otherwise)

1/2 teaspoon tincture of Benzoin (available at drug store or health food store)

1 cups of distilled water or (boiled and then cooled)

Apply the paste to the whole face or just the wrinkle areas especially around the eyes and neck morning and night. Leave on for 15-20 minutes rinse off with lukewarm water. Dab skin dry (do not rub). Keep in a jar with tightly closing lid in the fridge, "cream" should last at least 3-4 days by then you will have used most of it up anyway. Repeat using this cream every week then slow by slow you can reduce using it by a couple of days or so then you'll only need to use it for a couple of 'treatments' every two weeks

Field poppies
Field poppies
Nasturtiums
Nasturtiums
Calendula
Calendula

Recipe #2

This one is the one... maybe I shouldn't share this one "la piece de resistance" Honestly in my opinion half of me doesn't look a day over 27... (just being silly here)

This recipe has only three ingredients... are you ready?

Anti-wrinkle lotion

Ingredients

25-30 fresh field poppy petals (Papaver rhoeas)

15-20 fresh nasturtium petals (nasturcium indicum)

5-8 fresh calendula flower heads (calendula officinalis) Also known as garden or pot marigold

2 cups/500ml boiling water

Methodology:

Drop all the flower petals and heads into the boiling water and allow to infuse for 15 minutes. Strain off the flower matter then filter through a coffee filter. Pour into clean preferably dark glass bottles.

Usage:

Dab onto laugh-lines etc. morning and night. When I use it I can feel my laugh-lines around my eyes tighten up within minutes.

For a pampering "home spa" day combine 2-3 tablespoons of the liquid with 1/4 cup of plain yogurt and plaster it on face and neck leave on for 1/2 hour wash off with luke warm water.

For dry skin moisterizing treatment add a dollop of honey to the above mix and follow instructions.

Unfortunately I never have enough flower petal to use all year round. This is the first year that I'm trying this out:

  1. I froze some of the already made lotion.

  2. I also collected the full set of flower petals and froze them too.

  3. I dried a full recipes worth of flower petals which I will make into the lotion over the winter.

I will report back and add onto this hub as I try out my experiments. (That almost sounds Frankenstein-ish)


ADDED INFO!

I'm reporting back as promised in the above hub.

The results of my experiments:

The frozen flower petals did not seem to be working as good as when they were fresh BUT as always there is a but to add... even though they did not tighten the skin line as much as they do when they first are picked they did my skin and me (all of me) good... Here was a little of the summer sun and scents from the summer on my face when it was blowing snow and freezing cold outside. I also tried by adding a little Evening Primrose oil to the second batch (the oil from one squeeshy gel capsule was enough) Using this infusion with the oil made it feel really great and gave my skin the nice tightness.

The dried flower blossoms seemed to work almost as well as the fresh ones. And because freezer space is a highly sought after piece of real estate at my house I have opted to keep drying the blossoms instead of freezing them for my uses in the winter. 


Hope you try out one or both of these recipes and save yourself mega bucks. Have fun experimenting.

 

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      Jettammo 2 years ago

      Really like the recipes. The second one looks similar to a toner i use for tightening up the skin with rose water. And i use a Natural oil based product for aging skin. I get them both from the same place, www.cutissanus.com .

      Natural is the way to go

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      Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      JBean glad you came by, thank you for taking a look and for commenting

      regards Zsuzsy

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      JBean 5 years ago

      This is great I will try the first one today! I became obsessed with homemade skin care about three years ago. At the time I had horrible acne problem, even tho I was in my late 20s, as well as my first few wrinkles. I felt I had the disadvantages of both youth and old age! Anything I bought and tried just made the problem worse and was becoming desperate when a dermatologist told me that the only way to get rid of acne was to use any products that contains salicylic acid. I thought, isn't that just plain aspirin? So I google aspirin and skin and found a face mask designed to cure acne, where you crush 3 to 5 aspirin and mix it with a teaspoon of honey then apply on your face and leave to set for about 20 min. I did that 3 time a week and after only two weeks my acne had COMPLETELY cleared up! I couldn't believe it! Ever since I have been using only home made all natural products on my face. I didn't know if I could find anti ageing ones tho, and I'm really glad I found this one. Good work! x J

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      Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Urmilashukla23, thank you for taking a look and for commenting

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      jeyaramd, glad you came by, thank you for taking a look and for commenting

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Urmilashukla23 5 years ago

      Both recipes seems easy to follow. Will try. Thanks for sharing.

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      jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      The fountain of youth is something we all crave at some time. I may look into these down the road. The first one seems quite simple. I like recipes that are easy to find and practical. Thank you for sharing this anti-aging recipe.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      regaze3, thank you for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      regaze3 5 years ago

      I am 40 not very much wrinkles but i am startin 2 c some lines not noticeable unless u r in my face, i have tried creams from DHC and the stores but nothin, my mother in law uses olive oil alone, but Zsuzsy Bee have u really seen results from your testing, cause I really like the natural remedy aspect of the anti wrinkle potions u have suggested....

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      Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Luxury Skin Care, thank you for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Luxury Skin Care 5 years ago

      I have always been a fan of natural skin care products. Not only safe and gentle on skin but lives to the promise of having a beautiful, healthy, and young-looking skin. Great and must-try recipes.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 5 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      celebritie, thank you for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      celebritie 5 years ago

      This is a great beauty recipe I like it. Skin care on a budget.

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      Maryam 6 years ago

      Thanx Zsuzsy for ur advise i vl definitely do it...

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Hiya Rochelle always glad when you drop in for a visit. You won't have to tell anyone about the potions... it's our secret... nothings nicer than a wild poppy fields. I know the 'potion' works at tightening up the skin, but my philosophy is that my skin really feels good after I use recipe #2 with its nice summer scents... so where can I go wrong... and a heck of a lot cheaper than if I had to use oil of olay or some such moisturizing creams.

      hope you're well

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      hHmm,, I am always suspicious of anti- aging potions. If they really worked, I would never get any more birthday presents or cards :)

      On the other hand, our native wild poppies are popping out all over right now, couldn't hurt to try.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Maryam, all I can tell you that cucumber juice is probably your best moisturizer.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Leptirela, thank you for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Maryam 6 years ago

      Plz help me out bcoz of my kidney transplant m on such a high drugs which r making my skin extremely dry m 35 and even on my whole face is not in a same colour I have been to dermatologist she says every thing is normal just bcoz of ur medication plz help me to make my skin looking younger and shiny many thanx

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      Leptirela 6 years ago from I don't know half the time

      Thank you for sharing can't wait to try :)

      Great Hub voting up

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      HerbalMama, I have never considered myself as a crone but then what do I know.

      Zsuzsy

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      HerbalMama 6 years ago from United States

      Lovely recipes! I can't wait to be a crone and try them. :D

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Katiem2, thank you for taking a look and for commenting. Hope you have a chance to try the lotion out.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      I love your all natural homemade anti wrinkle lotion and to think of all the great nutrients the skin will absorb. Awesome and thanks so much! :) Katie

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Sarah the ingredients for recipe #1 are always easy to find. It feels soooooo good on...have fun with it

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Sarah Writes 6 years ago from California

      Great hub! I’m always looking for natural alternatives , I think tomorrow I will whip up recipe number one, really excited to try it, Thanks!

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      Wrinkle Removal 6 years ago

      Both recipes sound great, I can't wait to try both of them. Great hub.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      freefogging, thank you for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      freefogging 6 years ago from Florida

      Nice hub...absolutely awesome articles.. nice job!!

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      Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

      Thanks Zsuzsy Bee, I look forward to reading more.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Alison what a shame that calendula gives you a rash. Calendula is one of my fave and best ingredients in most of my creams and lotions. So unfortunately I'm not too sure of a substitute yet. I will do some investigating and get back to you.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

      Thanks for these great tips. I am definitely going to try the cucumber and avocado recipe but is there anything that can be used instead of the calendula in the second recipe (this plant brings me out in a rash?).

      Thanks again for the info - store bought creams cost a fortune!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Hiya Sage always glad when you drop by. I just remembered to add the results of the frozen and dried blossoms to the hub.

      hope you're well

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Sage Williams 6 years ago

      Zsuzsy Bee - This hub really caught my eye. I am always looking for natural recipes such as the ones you have listed. Both of these sound wonderful. I love the ingredients. I wish I had seen the flower one sooner. I am bookmarking this one for sure and am voting up.

      Thanks so much keep them coming,

      Sage

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Hiya Lisa, always glad when you drop in. These recipes are easy to follow I promise, and they also work great.

      As far as my hubs are concerned I only write about things that I'm positively sure about and have more than passing interests in.

      Let me know what you think of the lotion.

      hope you're well

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      lisadpreston 6 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

      Ok, I wish I had never discovered you. Thanks a lot De Greek. Now don't take this the wrong way. The problem is that I will never get anything done reading your hubs, and we will not even mention that I will never write anything. And heaven knows I need THAT practice. At any rate I love these recipes and will try them. I love making things although I'm not very good at following recipes, directions and God forbid I ever try to read a map. Who knows where I would end up. But I will try to hope for the best. Is there anything that you DON'T have knowledge about??????LOLOLOLO. You amaze me.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Oliversmum, always glad when you drop in for a visit. Give the lotions a try and let me know how you like them.

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      oliversmum 6 years ago from australia

      Zsuzsy Bee. Hi. Wow both your recipes sound pretty good to me. I will be trying the first one for sure.

      Thank you for sharing them. Natural ingredients are the best things to use anywhere on your body.

      Thanks again. :) :)

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Hiya Al, how are you? Let me know what you think of the lotion.

      kindest regards Zsuzsy

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      Mystique1957 7 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Zsuzsy...

      I loved this one! I do not mean to sound vain, but I definitely care about these things. As they say "you are what you eat", I feel "you look as you care for yourself" also applies. So, I am bookmarking this one, I am gonna make it roll around!

      Thumbs up!

      Warmest regards and a zillion-fold of blessings,

      Al

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Susan, you're very welcome. Hope you get a chance to try the lotion.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      susansisk 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Thanks for this! I would never have thought of making my own wrinkle cream. I am saving the recipes.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Skin care advice, thank you for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      skin care advice 7 years ago

      well i'm gonna give it a go for second one. Lets see if it works.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Ivorwen, give them a try and let me know how you like them.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

      These look good. I have not seen homemade anti-wrinkle before.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      akirchner, the mirrors have focusing issues as far as I can tell...

      now for the link thingy:

      your hub will have to be in 'edit mode', on the top right hand corner in the pop up you'll see text,photo,video,links etc click in links (the fourth one down) this will give you a links capsule which you can place anywhere in the hub same as all the other capsules. If you click on the edit function in the links capsule these two prompts will show up Url and Search

      if you know the url of the hub you want to link then type it into the bar or copy and paste it into the bar then click on add link (don't forget to test link to make sure its okay that prompt will show up once you've clicked on the add url button)

      if you choose to search which I prefer to use as you only need to know the exact wording of your hubs title. This will also show you several related hubs which you can also add to your hub.

      here too remember to 'test link'

      I hope this helps regards Zsuzsy

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      You are cracking me up! How do you do your links, too? Life is about laughing and you are definitely doing it! As an over-the-hill kinda gal I look in the mirror and go "WHAT - who is that?" I think someone is messing with us totally.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 7 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks Linda Lou for taking a look and for commenting. Poppies are one of my fav flowers so I plant some every year. In the past few years I've been growing more so that I have the ingredients for my lotion.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Linda Lou 7 years ago

      Growing poppies is not hard. They are biennials, so start your seed in the late summer or fall for spring flowers. Then they will re-seed after they bloom, so make sure you do not pull them out as weeds. My patch keeps getting larger and larger. They die back in the summer, so you can interplant them with other perennials that bloom late summer or fall.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Sue thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Susan Bailey 8 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

      Can't wait to try these - they sound so good I might even eat some.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thanks for coming for a visit Dolores. Both these recipes somehow bring elasticity back into the skin.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Too late! haha, The infusion of flower petals sounds so good that even if it doesn't work, I don't know, I like the idea of smearing flower petals all over your face but I can't grow poppies to save my life.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Tsubaki501! Which one did you try? The first or second recipe? I'm really glad you like which ever one you used.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      tsubaki501 8 years ago

      I tried it and my skin felt and looked so gorgeous.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      GwendyMom! Those are the mysteries of cyberspace I'm sure...

      greetings from Canada regards Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      C.W. "Back at you Sweetie" I concucted this recipe a couple of years back when I realized that I was aging too not just the rest of the world. And I can honestly say that half of me doesn't look a day over 27... and it's only the front half of me that I can see the heck with the rest.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

      Zsuzsy Bee, I Think I got a comment meant for you on one of my hubs. As soon as I read it I knew that it probably belonged here. It's posted on gwendymom's guide to becoming a redneck if you want to look at it. I am not sure how the two got mixed up but I will link this hub to mine so that they find the right one.

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      Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Good hub, Sweetie. I've heard before about the positive affects of avacodo and cuces on the skin. Have you used any of these recipes? Do they actually work?

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Shirley! I'm in the same boat. zs

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thx, Zsuzsy. When I started reading, '..you'll get busy and you won't make time to make a new batch', I chuckled because it sounds just like me.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Marian! Thanks for coming to take a look. Let me know how your skin feels after trying.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Shirley! What will happen is that after a while you'll get busy and you won't have time to make a new batch. You'll notice that you're skin is actually staying nice and tight. However it won't hurt if you keep using it either. Remember to test it out first on your underarm first.

      Let me know how your skin feels when you try it.

      Talk to you soon regards Zsuzsy

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      Marian Swift 8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area

      Oooooh, can't wait to try these! Great Hub!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I did have a good Thanksgiving, thx. Wish I could say that I've been in AZ, but the sad truth is that I've been right here in Canada, working my butt off. Just been really busy. I was supposed to be in Arizona this week actually, but the people that I was going with ended up not being able to go. That's so sweet that you noticed I wasn't here!

      For that first recipe, how do you know when to stop using it daily? Is it one of those things that you'll 'just know'?

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Shirley! Where have you been? I missed you. Were you in Arizona on holidays? Or just too busy? Did you have a great Thanksgiving?

      Hope you have a chance to try the lotions, I bet you'll like them. The ingredients for the first one are available year round. Unfortunately the second one needs to be preplanned in our neck of the woods.

      glad you came by regards Zsuzsy

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Zsuzsy, you wrote this for me, didn't you? You must've. These harsh Canadian winters make me look like a dried apple doll!

      THANK-YOU!

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Guru-C! I'm doing a lot of research on all there is to know about herbs and flowers for my Master Herbalist thesis. I'm intrigued by all there is to know about herbs and plants and how they affect our day to day lives. My Grandma used to make a calendula 'good-for-everything-cream'. I still have not been able to perfect it the way hers used to be even though I think I'm following the recipe as she gave it to me... (I think my pinches, handfuls and spoonfuls are different then hers were) I feel this last batch is getting closer though. Now for the flower petal 'lotion' that is a combination of some of Grandmas tales and my noseyness. I perfected it over the last 7 years. I'm allergic to most creams and make-ups so this is all I use on my face I feel it really is rejuvenating and refreshing.

      So glad you came over for a visit regards Zsuzsy

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      Cory Zacharia 8 years ago

      As a woman of a certain age, I'm always looking for the fountain of youth. It looks like you found it! I'm very intrigued by the second recipe, with the flower petals. How did you discover that combination? When I lived in NYC I used to love to visit the flower district, which would have been the perfect place to gather the ingredients. I think I'm going to make friends with a local florist ;-)

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      SweetiePie! I will come up with something. I'll let you know tomorrow,zs

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      That is the hard part Zsuzsy, I have combination skin and usually it is oily near my hair only.  Sometimes it is also oily near my mouth.  My forehead tends to be really dry.  Believe me I have very funny skin and it is hard to describe :).

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Marisue! How are you? Everything "all natural" are my greatest passions.

      always glad when you come over for a visit.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Sweetie! No! Is your skin oily... or dry... flakey between your eyebrows, oily beside your nose???? let me know and then I will come up with an all natural easy to make poisturizer for you... zs

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      marisuewrites 8 years ago from USA

      love this natural approach thanks Zsuzsy!! good hub, one to save!

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Actually I am thinking about it now because I am 30 and I see little lines on my forehead sometimes.  I cannot use store face wash products on my face, except face lotions seem to be fine.  Even this is trial and error, but I noticed I am less prone to break out with these.  Face wash used to give me acne, and my face cleared up when I started just using water :). For years I was so envious of my younger sister who had clear skin and only broke out during her two pregnancies, so when I asked her how her skin was so clear, she said it was because she just used water.   I have weird skin I suppose, but just using warm water has cleared up my skin for the last two years.  Did that answer your question about my skin type?  I hope so as I would say my skin is hard for me to determine.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      SweetiePie! Awesome new avatar. Hope you get a chance to try these recipes. If you break out with store bought products always make sure you try new products out on the inside of your arm... Woops I just remembered who I'm talking to... Sweetie you do not need any of these things yet wait 20-30 years then start

      If you let me know what type of skin you have I'll set you up with an all natural moisturizing recipe to try

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      NYLady! Hope you get a chance to try these recipes. Let me know what you think when you do.

      Thanks for taking a look and for commenting.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Patty! The first recipe is good and really makes skin feel tortally refreshed but next summer you should try the second one because it will make a believer out of you too...

      Glad you came for a visit regards Zsuzsy

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      I like your ideas and would be willing to try these as store cosmetics often make me break out.

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      NYLady 8 years ago from White Plains, NY

      Ooh...these both sound great! I'll do just about anything to hold back the hands of time. Thanks for the informative hub!

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      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from North America

      The first recipe sounds pretty easy. You may have somethiing really good here.

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