On this beautiful Thursday, I’d love to tell you about my adoration of Dr Hauschka’s Cleansing Cream. However, one of our New Year’s resolutions is to install a kitchen, so I am trying to be sensible. The Dr H face scrub is $30 and all 1 ounce/30 grams of it lasts a month. That $360 for the year could buy me a kitchen cabinet.
Anyhoo, when I studied Beauty Therapy I developed a love of making up lovely potions and treatments, mainly because I used to have ridiculously sensitive skin, so it was better for me to know what was in all the beauty bits.
To make the face cleanser/scrub
I compared the cleansing cream ingredients to some of the cosmetic master lists I have and came up with my own interpretation. Just quietly, my skin is positively glowing (and no, I’m not pregnant.) It is ridiculously easy to make: buy ingredients, mix and use. Although, I do realise that Dr Hauschka treat their ingredients in lots of special ways – massaging them between the breasts of Atlantic virgins and the like ; ) – and this might be challenging to do at home (or not, I would hate to make assumptions…)
Homemade face cleanser/scrub
¼ cup almond meal
4 tablespoons wheatgerm
2 tablespoon dried and ground herbs. To decide between calendula, St John’s wort, peppermint &/OR camomile see the notes below (I bought all of these as tea bags from the health food store)
100 ml/3.4 oz rose water and 100 ml/3.4 oz witch hazel (you can use water instead, but this mix is a lot nicer. I bought them both from the pharmacy.)
How to make the scrub
Put all the dry ingredients you choose to use in a bowl, mix together and store in an air tight container. Store the rose water and witch hazel in a separate bottle, ideally with spray nozzle.
To use: take a teaspoon of the dry mixture in your hand and spray with rose water-witch hazel (or water) and mix to make a paste. Gently rub and massage it onto damp skin in circular motions. Wash it off with warm water. I use this every morning.
Customise your scrub
Oily Skin: dried St Johns wort ground and /or dried peppermint ground and straight witch hazel in the spray bottle.
Combination Skin: dried camomile ground and/or dried lavender flower ground with the half-half blend of witch hazel and rose water in the spray bottle.
I would love to hear what your fave ingredients are.
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Cybele Masterman (Bele) trained as a beauty therapist, aromatherapist and journalist. After working as all of the above has found herself on a quest for a beautiful and meaningful life that doesn't cost the earth. Follow on google: +blahblahmagazine twitter: @blahblahzine or Instagram: BlahBlahMagazine