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Activated Charcoal Face Scrub for Purifying Pimples

7 Oct

actiavted-charcoal-scrub This stuff is the bomb for inflamed, break out prone skin, it is literally kryptonite to pimples.

This face scrub is chock full of antibacterial, healing, purifying ingredients. Now I will admit it does look a little odd & I did have my doubts about applying something goopy & black to my face to help with breakouts & blackheads – I just couldn’t figure out how that would work.

I was sure my pores would look dirtier & that my face may not come clean. But this stuff is magic. I like to gently scrub it in before I get in the shower then let it steam into my pores for five minutes before washing it off in the shower with my favourite cleanser (be aware it is a little messy) but & I am left with bright, sparkling, clear skin!

What makes this scrub so darn good? The activated charcoal gives this scrub its anti-acne properties as it draws out impurities, unclogs pores & purifies your skin leaving it clean & clear. The Shea butter is great for soothing inflamed skin, the coconut oil & turmeric are antibacterial & the baking soda gives your skin a nice fine scrub for super clean pores.

Activated Charcoal Anti-Acne Scrub a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 1 t Raw Sugar
  • 2 t almond meal
  • 3 t Shea butter
  • 1 t coconut oil
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 1 t activated charcoal
  • 1/2 t tumeric powder
  • 1 t bicarb soda

Gently mix all ingredients together in a bowl, except the shea butter & coconut oil, which you should gently melt by placing in a double boiler (or my home made solution of a canning jar sitting in a pot of simmering water). Once the oil & butter has melted stir it into the other ingredients & mix well.

I use this scrub several times a week as a deep cleanse for my skin, It leaves my skin looking brighter, clearer & the blackheads on my nose disappear πŸ™‚

You are welcome πŸ™‚ Mama-going-natural-signature

Gentle Almond Cleanser

19 Jan

This cleanser is perfection! Its gentle, creamy, non-oily & has just the right amount of scrub to keep your skin fresh & black head free.

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I used to buy a cleanser very similar to this one from a well-known “natural” company but after studying the ingredients and finding a wide array of known toxins I couldn’t use it & feel okay.

Although you may have to buy a few ingredients to make this cleanser – Its well worth it. I used to pay $17.95 for 100gms of this cleanser & for the same amount you can buy the ingredients to make many batches πŸ™‚

This recipe has no preservative in it, so I recommend keeping it in the fridge although I have managed to keep it in the bathroom for several weeks at a time.

This cleanser not only scrubs your skin clean, but its also full of goodies like moisturising glycerine, soothing & anti-inflammatory Lavender, Sebum secretion balancing Rose Geranium, rejuvenating & smoothing Neroli & gentle kaolin clay.

But feel free to make it with what ever oils you have on hand or you think has the best properties for your skin. If you don’t want to purchase any essential oils you could always add in 1/2 t of a good quality oil, olive & heavier oils are best for dry skin & lighter oils like rice bran, grapeseed oils are better Β for oilier skins

Gentle Almond Cleanser a’la Mama Going Natural

  • 5 t ground almonds
  • 5 t kaolin clay
  • 1T glycerine
  • 5 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Rose Geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops Neroli essential oil

Mix well & get ready to enjoy clean, fresh, moisturised skin.

Pinch off a small piece of your cleanser & add a little water & work into a paste between your fingertips, gently rub into your face, rinse off. To heal blemishes you can even leave it on as a facial mask πŸ™‚

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I hope you love this cleanser as much as I do πŸ™‚

Enjoy

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