Home Made Cleansing Milk
Things You’ll Need:
1/2 cup plain, organic yogurt (not vanilla) 1 teaspoon organic lemon juice 3 drops essential oil 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil Medium bowl Small container with lid
Pour your yogurt into a medium bowl. Use organic products for your homemade cosmetics whenever possible, organic products have higher levels of nutriens, vitamins and antioxidants than non-organic products. Allow the yogurt to come to room temperature.
Stir the lemon juice into the yogurt. Use freshly squeeze juice from organic lemons. You can include the lemon pulp, there is no need to strain.
Stir in your choice of essential oil one drop at a time. (tea tree, lavender, peppermint or geranium, depending on your skin type see below.)
Break open one vitamin E capsule at a time, emptying the contents into the mixture. If you are using vitamin E oil, measure it into the yogurt mixture. Stir the cleansing milk to mix the contents thoroughly.
Pour or spoon the homemade cleansing milk into your container. Store your home made cleansing miilk in the refrigerator, and discard any remaining cleansing milk after 10 days.
To use, pour a quarter-sized amount onto the palm of your hand. Massage your face with the cleansing milk. Rinse with tepid water and pat dry Use your homemade cleansing milk daily for best results.
Did you know that Cleopatra indulged in a weekly milk bath as part of her beauty routine? Dairy products contains many nutrients & vitamins that are healthy for your skin. Milk contains proteins, vitamin A, vitamin B6 and potassium. Yogurt contains amino acids that smooth and soothe your skin as well.
For the essential oil you can choose what works best with your skin. There are four that I recommend. The first is sandalwood, sandalwood has antiseptic, astringent and soothing properties. Its anti bacterial and anti fungal attributes that will make your cleansing milk an effective treatment for pimples and acne.
Next is lavender, lavender is one of the most important essential oils for good skin. It has antibacterial, antifungal antiseptic, and hydrating properties that are useful in healing wounds, soothing skin diseases and relieving pain. A bath with lavender soothes and heals the skin after sunburn. If you use lavender in your cleansing milk it will do an excellent job at balancing oil production in the skin as well as clearing blemishes and evening skin tone. It can be included in your lotions, moisturizers and toners so that it becomes part of your skin care regime.
Third is peppermint. If you use peppermint in your milk cleanser then it will deeply cleanse and purify tired and sluggish skin. Peppermint has anti-inflammatory properties too. Your peppermint cleansing milk can be used to treat oily skin with acne and blackheads.
The fourth oil I recommend to mix into the cleansing milk is Geranium. This cleansing milk can be used for sensitive skin to effectively reduce wrinkles. It has wonderful properties in treating wrinkles.
Tips & Warnings
Another ingredient which helps in reducing these wrinkles if used along with geranium is Phytessence wakame, obtained from Japanese seas. Similarly, if geranium is used along with collagen based products, it would effectively reduce aging signs. Tea tree oil can be used as an effective spot treatment for pimples. If a pimple appears apply a few drops of the oil to the area and within a few days the blemish will disappear.
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