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Friday, February 28, 2014

blender cream cleanser


Blender Cream Cleanser
or
Imitation Burt's Bees


This face cream is a gentle cleanser. Use a little on the fingers, rub over the face to remove makeup, dirt and sweat, and cleanse with a steaming hot washcloth.

Two options. Soap-free, or with soap.
The process is very similar to making mayonnaise in the blender.

In a double boiler (pyrex jug in a pot of water on the stove works for me), melt together:
1/4 c light oil -- almond, apricot, grapeseed
2 Tb coconut oil
2 Tb beeswax
1 tsp lanolin

Warm to dissolve together:
1/4 c aloe vera juice
2 Tbs strong herbal tea -- chamomile, calendula, lavender, lemon, lemonbalm, etc.
1 Tb veg glycerine
1/4 tsp borax

Let oils cool into a mostly set, slightly warm salve.

You need a blender with a small opening at the top, for pouring in while the blades are running.
Dump the salve into the blender.
Start blending.
Pour in the water base, slowly.
Add 1/2 tsp vitamin E oil, and up to 40 drops of essential oils. If you want a Burt's Bees Orange Facial Cleanser imitation, use 30 drops orange e.o. and 8 drops rosemary e.o.

Once the liquids are fully emulsified together, you will have a thick cleansing cream for your face.


But this cream really is thick! Some may not want such a thick cream.
You have two options.

You can look at the ready made cream, the thick stuff, and simply add 1/8 to 1/4 cup natural liquid soap. I like Dr Bronner's castile soap. The 1/4 cup brings it to more of a milky wash, but still incredibly smooth and moisturizing on the skin.

You can also make the first cream without coconut oil or beeswax, using 1/4 c of the  lightest oil you prefer plus plus 2 Tbs castor oil. Castor is not a light oil but is one that breaks down other oils for a deep clean in the skin without as much residue.
Or, you can make the first cream with oils as normal but replace 1 or 2 Tbs of aloe juice with liquid castile soap.


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