RECIPES to Purify

 

 

One of the most fundamental requirements for skincare is cleansing. Routine exposure of your skin leads to the accumulation of dirt, toxins, and dead skin cells on the surface along with chemicals from cosmetics. Though this may not be visible, it is harmful for the skin and needs to be removed thoroughly and correctly. That is why the very first step towards naturally purified skin is to avoid heavy foundations and chemical products because strong chemicals need strong cleansers to remove them. Many commercially available cleansing products contain oils and surfactants to remove make-up, but they also remove the good, natural sebum and aggravate the skin condition. Long-term use takes away the skin’s natural ability to hold moisture.

 

Make-Up Remover  

This simple recipe can remove heavier make-up, including mascara and eyeliner without removing the skin’s natural sebum.

 

Ingredients (60 ml)

60 ml 1 – 2 types of vegetable oils or infused oils

5 drops of 1 – 2 types of essential oils (if not using infused oil)

 

Instructions

  1. Mix vegetable oils in a glass bowl and gently stir.
  2. Add your choice of essential oils.
  3. Keep in a coloured glass bottle in dark place.

 

Variations

 Try the following vegetable oils for various textures and efficacies.

  • Avocado: Nourishing and non-greasy
  • Coconut: Cleansing and moisturising
  • Grapeseed: Balancing and light in texture
  • Sweet almond: Soothing and cleansing

 

Infused oils with the following herbs and flowers can add scents and colours to the product.

  • Chamomile: For sensitive skin
  • Jasmine: For sensitive skin
  • Lavender: For all types of skin

 

Choose your preferred essential oils for their powerful efficacies and pleasing scents.

  • Clary sage: Helpful for irritated oily skin
  • German chamomile: Helpful for acne
  • Geranium or Jasmine: Helpful for sensitive skin
  • Neroli: Good for all skin types

 

Here are some sample recipes to get you started:

 

  • Gentle Chamomile Make-Up Remover J

Soothing chamomile and grapeseed oils make this cleanser gentle and suitable for sensitive or irritated skin.

50 ml Grapeseed oil

10 ml Sweet almond oil

2 drops German chamomile essential oil

 

  • Rejuvenating Neroli Make-Up Remover

This is suitable for dry and sensitive skin.

50 ml Sweet almond oil

10 ml Avocado oil

5 drops Neroli essential oil

 

  • Balancing Geranium Make-Up Remover G

This is helpful for acne or ageing skin; suitable for night use only.

30 ml Grapeseed oil

20 ml Avocado oil

5 drops Geranium essential oil

 

How to Use

Apply the oil to damp cotton, then dab around the eyes and lips, allowing make-up to completely dissolve before wiping. Use a small amount for entire face as necessary. Wash with warm water and follow with a castile face wash of your choice.

 

Cleansing Cream A    D   F1M

If you wear light make-up or live in a city where pollution is a concern, this product gently cleanses while nurturing the skin’s natural cleansing ability. The following recipes are thick cold creams and they work well during wintertime. Adjust the amount of liquid depending on the season and your preference.

 

Ingredients (150–200 ml)

Ingredients A:

20–30 ml Total of 2–3 choices of vegetable oil or infused oil

5–7 g Emulsifier such as stearic acid, beeswax, cetyl alcohol

 

Ingredients B:

100–140 ml Liquid

5 ml Glycerine

2–3g Thickener such as xanthan gum, lecithin granule, fruits pectin, or mixture

1 capsule Vitamin E

5–10 drops of 1–2 choice of essential oils (not recommended if you are using infused oil)

 

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over low heat or in a double boiler, warm Ingredients A until the wax is just melted.
  2. In a pitcher, mix Ingredients B, except for vitamin E capsule and essential oils. Do not worry if thickeners such as fruit pectin or xanthan gum do not dissolve completely, but make sure no particles are left. Heat the liquid if necessary.
  3. Remove Ingredients A mixture from heat and allow their contents to cool to room temperature until the oils/wax mixture just begins to thicken and becomes slightly opaque.
  4. This should take 5–10 mins. depending on the temperature of your kitchen. As it thickens, give the mixture a few stirs to remove any lumps.
  5. Turn the blender on medium and slowly pour Ingredients B mixture into the mixture A. It should almost immediately begin to thicken. Blend for 5–10 seconds, checking the consistency for smoothness.
  6. If the water is not combining thoroughly with the fat mixture, turn off the blender and give the mixture a few stirs with a spatula. Blend on medium to high speed for another 10 seconds. Repeat as necessary.
  7. Turn off the blender and add the vitamin E and essential oils, stirring a few times to incorporate them. Then blend completely on medium speed for another 5–10 seconds.
  8. Spoon the finished product into storage containers. Lightly cover each container with a paper towel and allow the blend to cool before capping.

 

Variations

Try the following vegetable oils for various textures and efficacies.

  • Apricot kernel: Hydrating and healing, light in texture, and easily absorbed into the skin
  • Coconut: Cleansing and moisturising; use max. 50% to prevent solidifying
  • Jojoba: Moisturising, healing, and softening; easily absorbed into the skin
  • Sweet almond: Moisturising and cleansing; smooth texture

 

Infused oils with the following herbs can add scents and colours to the product.

  • Green tea: For pigmentation
  • Pu’erh: For dull and tired skin
  • Yomogi: For acne and pigmentation

 

Choose your preferred essential oils for their powerful efficacies and pleasing scents.

  • Clary sage: For oily skin as it is balancing
  • German chamomile: For sensitive skin as it is healing
  • Jasmine: For dry and irritated skin
  • Myrrh: For mature skin (contraindicated during pregnancy)

 

Instead of distilled water, the following liquids add pleasing aromas and are also beneficial to the skin.

  • Aloe vera juice: Soothing and healing
  • Rose water: Cleansing, balancing, and soothing

 

Here are some sample recipes to get you started:

 

  • Light Cleansing Milk

Ingredients A:

10 ml Sweet almond oil

7 ml Apricot kernel oil

5 ml Coconut oil

3 g Stearic acid

3 g Beeswax

2 g Cetyl alcohol

 

Ingredients B:

100 ml Distilled water

40 ml Rose water

10 ml Chamomile tincture (add 50ml almost boiling water to disperse alcohol)

2 g Fruits pectin

5 ml Glycerine

1 g Xanthan gum

1 g Lecithin granule

1 capsule Vitamin E

5 drops Geranium essential oil

 

  • Nourishing Cleansing Cream

This cream deeply nourishes the skin with a combination of nourishing oils and butter, while Rose water and Neroli essential oil leave the skin rejuvenated.

Ingredients A:

20 ml Sweet almond oil

15 ml Avocado oil

6 g Shea butter

5 g Emulsifier

2 g Beeswax

 

Ingredients B:

60 ml Distilled water

40 ml Rose water

5 ml Glycerine

1 g Fruits pectin

1 g Xanthan gum

1 capsule Vitamin E

7 drops Neroli essential oil

3 drops Patchouli essential oil

 

How to Use

Place 1–2 tbsp. of cleansing cream into palm and gently massage to face from bottom to top, left to right in a circle, allowing make-up and dirt to completely dissolve before rinsing with warm water.

Follow with face toner, using damp cotton to remove excess oil.

 

Castile Soap Face Wash      

Castile soap mixed with homemade tincture creates an effective yet gentle wash for the face easily.

 

Ingredients (300 ml)  

200 ml Unscented liquid castile soap

100 ml 1–2 choices of Tincture or liquid

1 tsp. a choice of vegetable oil

3–5 drops 1–2 choices of essential oils

 

Instructions

  1. Add the tincture or liquid gently to the castile soap.
  2. Add the vegetable oil. Then finally add the essential oil.
  3. Mix well and keep in dark-coloured soap dispenser, preferably pump foam.

 

Variations

 

Try the following vegetable oils for various textures and efficacies.

  • Coconut: Cleansing and moisturising; use max. 50% to prevent solidifying
  • Jojoba: Moisturising, healing, and softening; easily absorbed into the skin
  • Sweet almond: Moisturising and cleansing; smooth texture

 

One of the following tinctures may be added to enhance the efficacy of the product.

  • Green tea: For pigmentation
  • Pu’erh: For dull and tired skin
  • Yomogi: For acne and pigmentation

 

Alternatively, you can also add some liquid such as the following:

  • Aloe vera juice: Soothing and healing
  • Rose water: Soothing and cooling; suitable for acne or irritated skin

 

Choose your preferred essential oils for their powerful efficacies and pleasing scents.

  • Clary sage: For oily skin as it is balancing
  • German chamomile: For sensitive skin as it is healing
  • Jasmine: For dry and irritated skin
  • Myrrh: For mature skin (contraindicated during pregnancy)

 

Here are some sample recipes to get you started:

 

  • Antioxidant Green Tea Wash 300ml

Suitable for dry, mature, or pigmented skin, this wash helps combat the signs of ageing. It makes brown fine foam.

200 ml Unscented liquid castile soap

15 ml Green tea tincture (add 75 ml almost boiling water to evaporate alcohol)

1 tsp. Jojoba oil

3 drops Frankincense essential oil

 

  • Gentle Lavender Wash 300ml  

Gentle and soothing; suitable for irritated or sensitive skin, even for teens.

200 ml Unscented liquid castile soap

90 ml Aloe vera juice

1 tsp. Coconut oil

2 drops Lavender essential oil

 

How to Use

Store in a pump foaming soap dispenser to avoid excess use and shake well before each use. If not using a foaming soap dispenser, foam as fine bubbles as much as possible on your palm and gently move fingers on your face from bottom to top, left to right, in small circles.

 

Exfoliating Cleanser    B   E   F6M K

Gentle enough to use daily for those who use no or very little make-up. It cleanses, exfoliates, and also nurtures the skin. Oatmeal makes a creamy paste, revealing a smooth, glowing complexion.

 

Ingredients (100 g or 1015 usage)

40–50 g Oatmeal (ground)

20–30 g White clay (fine)

20–30 g 1–2 choices of ground powder of grains, beans or seeds

 

Instructions

  1. Make sure all ingredients are finely ground.
  2. Place all ingredients in a zip bag, seal, and shake well to blend.
  3. Store in a glass jar.

 

Variations

 Try the following ingredients for various textures and efficacies.

  • Azuki: Conditioning and moisturising
  • Orange peel: Antioxidant
  • Raw almond: Exfoliating
  • Rice bran (komenuka): Moisturising and softening
  • Soybeans: Whitening and moisturising

 

Here are some sample recipes to get you started:

 

  • Japanese-inspired Skin Conditioning Cleanser J   K

40 g Oatmeal

25 g White clay

25 g Soybean (Kinako powder)

10 g Azuki, finely ground

 

  • Antioxidant Rice and Orange Peel Cleanser I K

45 g Oatmeal

25 g White clay

20 g Rice bran powder

10 g Orange peel, finely ground

 

How to Use

Place 1–2 tsp. of the powdered cleanser in a small bowl and add 2 tsp. of water, milk, or rice water. Stir to blend until a spreadable paste forms and allow to thicken for 1 minute. Apply the entire mixture to face, including the lips, and massage in circular motions. Leave it on for 5 minutes before rinsing. Wipe the face with facial toner if preferred.

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