Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Make Your Own Honey, Rose & Oat Face Cleanser {DIY}


"This soap-free cleanser features wrinkle fighting rosehip seed oil, soothing rose petals and skin-regenerating honey, making it ideal for dry, damaged or aged skin. The ground oats acts as a gentle exfoliator to slough away patches of dull flaky skin, leaving a soft, clean feeling behind as it washes away. Daily use will leave your skin feeling smooth and nourished."

I don't know how it happened. As a young lady, I would spend mounds of money on skin care products. A really embarrassing amount. 20-some years later and I find myself using basic soap. Yes, that bar of soap that dries and strips the skin! After reading Jan Berry's book, I realized there were many frugal, easy and all natural, nourishing options that I could be using instead! The lovely part is that Jan has allowed me to share one such recipe from her book with you. I hope it inspires you to put a little more love into your skin care routine.


Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp. rolled oats
  • 1/4 c. dried rose petals (note from JES: this recipe will still be effective if you don't have the rose petals or you could also try replacing them with calendula or chamomile flowers if they are available)
  • 1/4 c. raw honey
  • 1 tsp. rosehip seed oil (or a more budget friendly oil such as sweet almond, hemp or sunflower)

Using an electric coffee grinder (or mortar and pestle), coarsely grind together the oats and rose petals. Place mixture in a small clean jar (4 oz. jelly jars are perfect for this) and combine with the honey. Add your chosen oil and stir until thoroughly mixed. Note: If honey settles to the bottom, simply stir before each use.

Shelf Life: One to two months as long as water isn't introduced into the mixture. 


How to Use:

Using a clean spoon, scoop out a small amount into the palm of your hand. Gently rub into face and neck. Rinse mixture off with warm water and washcloth. Gently pat skin dry.


You will find more simple, all natural product recipes in her book, 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health and Home! As you can see from the photos below, there is a nice variety!




Photos from 101 Easy Homemade Products for Your Skin, Health and Home courtesy of Jan Berry.


For more information and inspiration from the book, you will find our review here.

Visit here for more "all natural" bath and body recipes!

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26 comments:

  1. Thanks for that, Jes. I will save that for future reference.

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  2. If this works & smells as beautifully as it looks...I'm in for a real treat! :) Thanks so much for sharing, can't wait to make this.

    Erin

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    1. As they say, "your skin will thank you for it" :) I am enjoying using the honey based cleansers. They do feel better than the plain dry soap!

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  3. This rose and honey cleanser looks amazing! And I'd feel very feminine using it. : ) Thanks for sharing the recipe with us.

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    1. Yes, it does have that "old world beauty recipe" feel about it! :)

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  4. JES,

    I am so looking forward to thumbing through the pages of this book, it sounds lovely and your sharings are so inspiring to give them all a try!

    ~ Blessings!

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    1. It is a fun book Andi! I have read through it many times already... Thank you for taking the time to comment :)

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  5. Sounds like a great book - I will look for it. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I am really enjoying it Carol! Thank you for visiting here today :)

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  6. Jes,
    Thanks for sharing and thnaks for dropping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. Sounds very nice. Do you have any natural ideas for curing a bad dry hand problem I have had for months? I have used numerous creams, including all natural things, but this problem never goes away. I wear gloves when practical, even to bed.Thanks., Gayle

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    1. Hi Gayle. Jan shares a recipe on her blog for a heavy hand cream ~

      https://thenerdyfarmwife.com/gardeners-hand-cream/

      Or perhaps buying something with the moisturizing shea butter as the base would be good too! Hope this helps!

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  8. I must have this book! It's in my amazon cart waiting for the rest of our order...for whenever that happens. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    Have a great day!

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    1. I think you would like it!!! :)

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  9. This sounds absolutely lovely, I'll be making it for sure! Thank you for sharing at Our Simple Homestead blog hop.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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    1. Thank you for faithfully hosting! :)

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  10. Thank you for another so beautiful and post, filled with so many interesting and precious advices, to come and visit you always fills my heart with gladness, sweetest JES, I'm so very grateful to you for this !

    Enjoy the end of your week ahead, sending blessings of joy on your days to come with so much thankfulness

    Xx ~ Dany

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    1. Dear Dany, with your abundance of beautiful roses, I KNOW you can prepare this recipe easily! Have a lovely weekend my friend! :)

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  11. This feels lovely on my skin! I don't have access to roses, so I used oats, honey, and grape seed oil.

    I do wonder if this has any cleansing power. I guess the main cleaning agents are abrasion from the oats and antimicrobial effects from the honey. I'll try this for a few weeks and see how my skin responds to it. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. So glad you like it! As far as the oats go, Jan mentions they "act as a gentle exfoliator to slough away patches of dull flaky skin, leaving a soft, clean feeling behind as it washes away". Thanks for taking the time to comment with some feedback! :)

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    2. I just wanted to come back and update my comment. This cleanser has become my favorite one in my bathroom. I store it in my fridge to get a bit more life out of it, then I pop it in the microwave for a few seconds to turn the honey liquid again.

      I also bought rose essential oil during a lightning deal on Amazon, and the fragrance has taken this recipe to a new level. I feel so relaxed as I type this. Thank you for sharing this recipe. You've made a 38+ week pregnant woman feel very luxurious!

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    3. I should also mention I haven't had any breakouts during the past few weeks. This is a very gentle cleanser / moisturizer.

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    4. Wow, this is wonderful to hear! The addition of the rose essential oil sounds AMAZING! I am going to give that a try too! I hope the remaining of your pregnancy is healthy and happy! :)

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  12. This is an absolutely lovely recipe, thank you. I would think, though, that it would last much longer, as there is no water, and the honey is antibacterial and covers the entire mass of everything else, and the 'shelf' life for it is "forever" so it should last for several more months. I am making this with all three of the flowers: roses, chamomile and calendula as they are all very good for skin issues. Thanks again for this recipe!
    Carol L

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