Wednesday, 25 October 2017

D.I.Y HOMEMADE LIP BALM TINTED WITH MADDER ROOT

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

D.I.Y HOMEMADE LIP BALM TINTED WITH MADDER ROOT


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INGREDIENTS USED
  • Cocoa Butter (20g)
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  • Olive Oil (20g)
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  • Castor Oil (20g)
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  • Beeswax (10 to 12 g)
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  • Indian or common madder root powder (1/4 tsp)
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  • Glycerin (1/8 tsp)
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  • Vitamin E (5-6 Drops)
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  • Essential Oil (5 to 10 drops)
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PREPARATION
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Melt Cocoa Butter & Beeswax in a double boiler. The beeswax decides the hardness of the lip balm. Too little will make the balm runny like a lotion. Too much beeswax will make the balm, a solid bar. Heat and stir them until both the beeswax and cocoa butter are mixed thoroughly.
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Measure & mix the oils. The oils act as a barrier trapping the moisture inside the lips. I have chosen olive and castor,  but other oils like  Almond, sunflower and jojoba can be substituted for olive oil.
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Remove the double boiler from heat and stir all the oils with the melted beeswax & Cocoa butter. Mix everything well until there is a smooth consistency. Use a mini hand mixture.

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The madder root powder can be infused in castor oil or can be added when heating the beeswax and cocoa butter. I added it after mixing all the ingredients.The madder root powder will give a red to brown tint to the balm. This is the common madder or Indian madder known as manjistha. It is extensively used in Ayurveda as a herbal medicine.
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Add 1/8 tsp of glycerin and vitamin E and use the mini hand mixer to mix well. Glycerin acts a humectant and vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin E helps to improve skin elasticity and gives a supple look.
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I chose peppermint essential oil as the final addition in the mask. Any essential oil of your choice can be substituted.Some essential oils are strong and can irritate the skin. Choosing an essential oil is a personal choice and must be done after a thorough research. Transfer the balm to sterilized storage jars. Store them at room temperature.
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Fragrance free Baby Diaper Rash Balm

Fragrance free Baby Diaper Rash Balm




Ingredients Used
  • Coconut Oil (50g)
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  • Olive Oil (50g)
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  • Castor Oil (50g)
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  • Sesame Oil (50g)
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  • Avocado Oil (50g)
  • Neem Oil (50g)
  • Beeswax (50 to 60 g)




PREPARATION

  1. Measure & mix all the oils
  2. Warm the oils in a bowl 
  3. Melt beeswax in a double boiler
  4. Mix all the oils with the melted beeswax 
  5. Use a mini hand mixer to incorporate the melted beeswax & oils
  6. Transfer to sterilized storage jars

USAGE
  • Use as & when needed, for baby diaper rashes
  • The balm is preservative free & fragrance free


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Simple Body Lotion

Simple Body Lotion

A body lotion has a thin consistency than a cream and is easily absorbed by our skin.
Making a body lotion at home is as same as making a cream except for the thickness.
This is a basic body lotion suited for all skin types.




A basic body lotion


Ingredients:


WATER PHASE

1. Aloe Vera gel
2. Rose water
3. Herbal decoction
OIL PHASE
1. Cocoa or Shea butter
2. Extra virgin olive oil
3. Emulsifier
4. Lavender Essential oil
5. Vitamin e
6. Preservative
7. Iso propyl alcohol for sterilization.

EQUIPMENTS:

1. A double boiler or a large stainless bowl & a small glass bowl to fit in to the large bowl.
2. A candy thermometer.
3. Hand mixer or blender.
4. Mixing spoons.
5. Storage containers.
6. Strainer.


Method of making a basic body lotion

STEP 1: Melt the beeswax, Cocoa butter and emulsifier in a double boiler.
STEP 2: Add the Olive oil.
STEP 3: Strain the hot herbal decoction.
STEP 4: Add Aloevera gel and rose water.
STEP 5: Blend the oil and liquid phase at almost same tempratures.
STEP 6: After cooling add the essential oil and preservative.
STEP 7: Blend well.
STEP 8: Store in sterelized containers.










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Moisturizing Day Cream

Moisturizing Day Cream

Moisturizing creams should be a part of everyday skincare routine. This homemade moisturizer nourishes the skin from deep within,  leaving your skin soft and supple after every use.
This cream is suited for all skin types for everyday use. This is a highly organic cream, so  preservative is manditory or the cream will get spoiled very quickly.

 

Light moisiturizing day cream

INGREDIENTS
LIQUID PHASE
1. Distilled water.
2. Mixed fruit & vegetable juice.
3. Preservative.
4. Iso propyl alcohol for sterilization.
OIL PHASE
1. Almond oil/ grapeseed oil
2. Emulsifier
3. Essential oil
EQUIPMENTS
1. Double boiler
2. Candy thermometer
3. Mixing spoons
4. Hand blender
5. Storage jars
METHOD OF MAKING
STEP 1 : Heat the oil & emulsifier.
STEP 2 : Heat the distilled water.
STEP 3 : Blend the oil-emulsifier mixture with the heated distilled water.
STEP 4 : Slowly add the vegetable juice while mixing.
STEP 5 : After 5 minutes add the preservative and essential oil and blend well.
STEP 6 : Sterilize the storage jars with isopropyl alcohol.
STEP 7 : Transfer the cream to the storage jars.
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Intensive Anti-aging Night Cream

Intensive Anti-aging Night Cream

Night creams are wonderful skin healers.
When your skin is dull and stressed out it, an overnight skin cream works wonders.
Making your own intensive night creams at home has its own benefits.
You can choose exactly what goes into your cream, you can choose the amount of cream you need to make and skip all the unwanted ingredients you do not need or allergic to.

This cream is suited for overnight skin soaks. You can use all of the ingredients I use or substitute with any of your own choice. Just adjust the percentages to make it 100%.






Intensive anti-aging night cream


FORMULATING THE INGREDIENTS


Total Amount of Cream: 250 grams


Liquid ingredients  : 80% = 200 grams
Oil ingredients  : 20% = 50 grams


LIQUID INGREDIENTS


  1. Aloe Vera gel-----30%   = 75 grams

  2. Rose water--------10%   = 25 grams

  3. Herbal decoction--10%   = 25 grams

  4. Liquid collagen---10%   = 25 grams

  5. Honey + water-----8.5%  = 21.25 grams

  6. Green tea---------5%    = 12.5 grams

  7. HA serum----------5%    = 12.5 grams

  8. Preservative------1.5%  = 3.75 grams

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   Total           = 200 grams

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OIL INGREDIENTS


  1. Extra Virgin Olive oil---7%  = 17.5 grams

  2. Beeswax------------------3%   = 7.5 grams 

  3. Emulsifier---------------7%   = 17.5 grams

  4. Glyceryl Stearate--------2%   = 5 grams

  5. Essential oil------------0.5% = 1.25 grams 

  6. Vitamin-E----------------0.5% = 1.25 grams

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    TOTAL          = 50 grams

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MAKING THE CREAM


STEP 1: Melt the beeswax, emulsifier & glyceryl stearate in a double boiler.
STEP 2: Add the olive oil & mix well.
STEP 3: Add green tea leaves to hot water & steep for 10 mins.
STEP 4: Make the hot water herbal decoction.
STEP 5: Add 10 grams of honey to 11.25 grams of warm water.
STEP 6: Mix green tea, herbal decoction & honey water.
STEP 7: Add the Aloe gel to the above mixture.
STEP 8: When the oil & liquid phase reach 70 to 75°C pour the liquid phase into the oil phase.
STEP 9: Blend the oil and liquid phase using a hand blender.
STEP 10: Add the remaining liquid ingredients and blend well.
STEP 11: Finally add the preservative and essential oil & blend well.
STEP 12: Transfer the cream into sterilized storage containers.





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Anti-aging Aloe and Green Tea Serum

Anti-aging Aloe and Green Tea Serum


A water based skin serum is light and non-greasy, perfectly suited for everyday use.
Making a skin serum at home is very simple and has very few ingredients.

You can use all the ingredients that I use or skip a few or add more according to the needs of your skin.

Before making any skincare product at home, make sure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients that are used & after preparing test a small patch on the back of your palm and wait for 24 hours before starting to use the finished product.

ANTI-AGING ALOE VERA SERUM

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:




1.Aloe Vera gel





2.Hyaluronic acid             






 3.Rose water




4.Green tea




5.Sodium lactate
6.Liquid collagen
7.Essential oil (any of your choice)
8.Preservative (needed if making in large amounts)
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MAKING THE SERUM:


STEP 1: Sterilize all the equipment and storage jars.

STEP 2: Extract fresh Aloe Vera gel.

STEP 3: Make a hyaluronic acid serum.

STEP 4: Mix all the ingredients.

STEP 5: Finally add the essential oils & preservative.

STEP 6: Transfer the serum into storage containers.

STEP 7: Store the serum in the refrigerator for longer use. ( You can store outside if using a preservative).






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Sandalwood & Yogurt Face Mask

Sandalwood & Yogurt Face Mask


Sandalwood powder is known for its antiblemish and nourishing properties. It tightens the skin and makes it smoother after every use.
Yogurt not only benefits our internal health but also imparts wonderful benefits to the skin.The lactic acid in yogurt dissolves dead skin cells making the skin shiny and smooth.
Both Sandalwood and yogurt are known for their anti-blemish properties. They are also known to reduce pigmentation of the skin.

Best suited for dull & mature skin.



INGREDIENTS USED
  • Sandalwood powder(2 tsp.)
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  • Yoghurt(1/2 tsp.)
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  • Honey(1/2 tsp.)
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  • Rose water(1/2 tsp.)
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  • sandalwood essential oil (3 -5 drops)
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  • Glycerin (1/8 tsp)
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  • Vitamin E (5-6 Drops)
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MAKING THE MASK


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Take 2 tsp. sandalwood powder in a bowl. Sandalwood is an aromatic tree wood. It retains its aroma for ages. Sandalwood can be used in powdered form or the wood itself can be rubbed against a wet & smooth stone to get a paste. It minimizes blemishes, soothes the skin and reduces sun burn.
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Add 1/2 tsp. rosewater/rosehydrosol to the sandalwood powder and mix well without any lumps. It acts as a mild astringent and toner. It is anti-inflammatory in nature, reducing sunburn, redness and rough spots in the skin.
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Add 1/2 tsp. yogurt to the above paste & mix well. The lactic acid in yogurt is a alpha hydroxy acid which helps to exfoliate the skin. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles, hydrates, improves skin texture and brightens the skin naturally.
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Add 1/2 tsp. honey to the above mixture. It contains gluconic acid which is a gentle exfoliator. Honey helps to moisturize, soothe, nourish, enhance, heal & clarify the skin. The antibacterial qualities of honey makes it a wonderful skincare additive. It adds a natural glow to the skin, brightening its complexion. The benefits are just numerous.
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Add the glycerin, vitamin E & essential oil (Optional) and incorporate well. Glycerin acts as a humectant, hydrating and moisturizing the skin. Glycerin can be used plain, or can be infused with herbs and the glycerol herbal infusions can be added instead of plain glycerin.
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Cleanse your face, apply the mask & wash off with cold water after 15-20 minutes.
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