Thursday, September 27, 2012

So, in my venture to share my homemade beauty recipes I am constantly learning about different natural and man made chemicals.  One of my facial creams seems to be a little oily when you first put it on, which I don't mind, but I think most people would not like it.  So I looked into Isopropyl Myristate which is supposed to make the oily feel more smooth and silky feeling.  But after investigating this material I think it is not one of the best materials for your skin even though scientist say it is safe to use.  There is a big difference between safe to use and actually being good for your skin.   Isopropyl Myristate  is said to clog pores and dry out skin.  I've read that there is a difference between the liquid and the gel and that the gel is better for your skin, for some reason.  I developed slight acne once I hit my thirties and have no intention on using any ingredient that could potentially make my acne worse.  I'm looking for ingredients that will help acne.  So I guess I'm sticking with the oily feel for my facial cream.  It seems to soak in after ten minutes anyways.  The list of ingredients for my cream is as follows: 
Distilled water, avocado oil, castor oil, emulsifying wax, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, green tea extract, 100% natural vitamin e oil (d-alpha tocopherol), lactic acid, grapefruit seed extract, Essential oils: lavender oil, frankincense oil, and carrot seed oil.

I would love to hear other opinions on this material!!!  Please leave a comment!!     

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hello everyone, this is my first blog post in about a year.  Let me start by saying I am very excited to start sharing what I have learned and plan on learning about how to make your own beauty products.  A year and half ago I was laid off from both of jobs and started to investigate essential oils, carrier (base) oils, waxes and natural preservatives.  My intention was only for myself because I have seriously sun damaged and dry skin.  Once I read a few books on essential oils and how to make homemade facial creams I was addicted and have not stopped reading more on the subject since.  Just recently I have decided to open my own Etsy store.  My first item to sell will be my night cream which has certain ingredients that are not recommended to wear out in the sun.  I am not expecting to make to much money on this venture but I enjoy thinking up new recipes and sharing them with my family and friends.  Talk to you soon!!!!