(**NOTE: I am a health and beauty buyer at a heath food market and am blessed to be able to try samples of new products, and I do just that: TRY them. I ALWAYS return to my own products.**)
Many times, especially those of us with a thicker skin-type, we like to use a little somethin'-somethin' to takes those dead surface cells off of our face so that our other skin products can work more effectively, our make-up will go on smoother and so that our skin looks a little fresher, a little younger. So, we will make the EXTRA purchase of an EXTRA face wash to do the deed. And that product will sit in your cabinet and maybe go stale or dry out while it waits to be used . . . because . . . in the midst of your busy schedule and the rush of your morning or exhaustion of your evening, we'll forget to use it. Right?
Well, I may just have the answer to your problems ~ a way to save you money AND have a product that can remain on the shelf for long periods of time . . . a powdered face scrub ADDITIVE.
With this scrub, you add a VERY small amount to your favorite face wash and ~ voila ~ you have just made a whole new product: a face scrub that you simply use WHEN you need it.
~1/4 c. baking soda
~1-1/2 to 2 ts. spinach powder
~1 ts. cinnamon powder
~1 ts. dried calendula flowers (*optional* for drier skin)
~4-5 drops of lavender essential oil
~2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil
~small mixing bowl
~small jar or small decorative canning jar or other container, with tight-fitting lid
1) In a small bowl, use a whisk to blend the baking soda, spinach powder and cinnamon powder. IF you have a drier skin, blend in the calendula flowers; otherwise, leave this out.
2) Once it is well blended, add the essential oil drops one fragrance at a time; whisk well to blend.
3) Carefully, pour the scrub mix into a container with a good lid.
~Pour a VERY small amount into your palm or onto your wash cloth, add your favorite face wash as usual, LIGHTLY mix together (so that the powder does not completely dissolve) and wash your face.
~Avoid eye area.
~Rinse as usual.
~Use 1-2 times per week, as needed.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><