I’ve met a lot of terrific people and developed some great relationships through Facebook. I love the network of like-minded people that I’ve been introduced to. Through this network we are able to share ideas, recipes, and stories, help spread the natural living message, and on occasion get to try out new products! One person I’ve been blessed to work with is Roxanne, otherwise known as The Holistic Mama.
Roxanne blogs over at The Holistic Mama where she talks about real food, yoga, making her own natural personal care products, and questioning what our society considers “normal”. She has developed many of her own products that are available for purchase from her site, including her Renewing Facial Serum that I tested and reviewed here. She shares lots of great tips and advice on her Facebook page too!
If you are interested in learning how to make your own personal care products I recommend you start with Roxanne’s eBook, The Holistic Mama’s Guide to Homemade Skin Care! It is filled with great info on how diet relates to skincare, recipes for the face and body, and a few recipes for kids as well. The recipes include easy to find ingredients that can be purchased at many health food stores or on Amazon. For the cost of one small jar of fancy face cream (full of parabens, fragrances, and petroleum products) you can buy the ingredients to make 20 bottles of your own natural face oil (or more)!
Roxanne’s eBook includes a recipe for making your own moisturizing face oil that I use everyday. Roxanne was kind enough to allow me to share the recipe here with all of you! I use a few drops every evening before bed and my skin has never looked better!
Here is the recipe for The Holistic Mama’s Moisturizing Face Oil:
Preparation time: 15 Minutes
Yield: 2 oz. (approx.)
- 1 tbsp. sweet almond oil
- 1 tbsp. jojoba oil
- ½ tsp vitamin e
- 3 drops lavender essential oil
Mix together and store in a dropper bottle. Use a dime size amount and massage into your face after cleansing.
Below are photos showing my skin before (left) and after (right) using Roxanne’s product for almost a year. The redness and uneven tone is gone and now my skin looks and feels softer and healthier. Even those fine lines that were starting to creep in are gone! Thanks Roxanne!