Organic beauty products

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Organic beauty products

Post: #1081 sunpuppy
Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:04 am

Can anyone recommend a range of organic beauty products that don't cost a fortune?

I don't mind paying a bit extra to get them than for the chemically laden ones, but most organic ranges seem to be about double the price!

I've tried making my own moisturiser but it was really heavy on my skin - not pleasant!

Or maybe someone has a good recipe to make your own?

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Post: #1086 manxminx
Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:36 am

Nourishing face mask for dry skin
You will need:

2 oz/60g ripe avocado flesh
1 oz/25g orange juice
1 tsp/5g pure acacia honey
1 tsp/5g molasses
5 drops chamomile essential oil
Put all the ingredients in a blender, or mash by hand in a bowl. Add extra orange juice if the mixture is too thick. Use your fingers to spread the mask over your face and neck and leave it on for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer, before removing. Use a warm flannel to rinse off the mask - this will help gently exfoliate skin as well as clean your face. This mask will keep for a day or two in the fridge if you don't use it all.
Honey face mask for sensitive skin
Warm a small pot of honey in a double boiler, then test a small amount on your hand to make sure it's not too hot. When warm, apply the honey generously over your entire face. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly with warm, then cool water.

Egg white mask for oily skin
You will need:

1 egg white
6 drops witch hazel
6 drops lemon juice
Whisk the egg white until it's stiff, and then add the remaining ingredients. Gently apply the mixture to your face, avoiding your eyes. Leave to dry for 15 minutes or so. Rinse well with warm water.
Marie Antoinette's face mask
This wife of King Louis XVI of France was a legendary beauty. Many believe that this mixture was the secret of her clear and glowing skin - so much so that it's still used as a popular facial treatment in France. This mask is suitable for all skin types, but the witch hazel and lemon can be harsh on dry skin. If you indulge, be sure to use your regular moisturiser afterwards.
You will need:

1 egg
Juice of one lemon
4 tbsp cup non-fat dry milk powder
1 tbsp witch hazel
Put all the ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix well. Alternatively, you can blend them together by using a fork or a wire whisk. Apply the mixture to your face, neck and chest and allow it to dry for around 15 minutes. Use the remaining cream as a cleanser to remove the mask. Then, rinse your face thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.
Butter face mask
You will need:


1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 large strawberry, mashed
Or 1 2.5-cm (1 inch) slice of cucumber, chopped and rubbed through a sieve (for normal to dry skin)
Or 1 tbsp lemon juice (for oily skin)
Or 1 egg yolk (for dry skin)
Beat the butter in a bowl, then beat in your chosen ingredient. Apply mask immediately and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove with a wet, warm washcloth. Butter is a good source of vitamin A, so it makes a perfect mask for sensitive, sunburned or damaged skin.

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Post: #1088 manxminx
Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:58 am

http://www.dermaglow.co.uk/
AVON and i think Garnier also do a good range of organic beauty products

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Post: #1090 judyofthewoods
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:53 am

this is a reasonably priced range from the natural collection, but then postage adds a fair bit. Perhaps its available (to order maybe) from a healthfood shop.
http://www.naturalcollection.com/natcol ... group=1327
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Post: #1091 Andy Hamilton
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:57 am

judyofthewoods wrote:this is a reasonably priced range from the natural collection, but then postage adds a fair bit. Perhaps its available (to order maybe) from a healthfood shop.
http://www.naturalcollection.com/natcol ... group=1327


quite a lot of other things on that site too judy, the clockwork torch is a good idea as is the emergency mobile phone charger. I think I have come across that site before but a long time ago. So thanks for the reminder.
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Post: #1100 sunpuppy
Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:20 pm

Great - thanks for that.

I'm going to check out the websites, and have a go at one of the face masks this weekend... :bom:

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Post: #3348 green-girl
Thu May 26, 2005 1:31 am

www.onegrp.com/?wildfire - organic skin/hair/personal care and cosmetics. Most items carry organic certification.

I use these. They're very nice!

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Post: #10897 Libby
Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:50 pm

Use milk applied on a cotton ball or cloth for a facial cleanser.
Leave for a few minutes and rinse off in lukewarm water.
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Post: #10982 Wombat
Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:48 pm

This is all too late for me alas :oops:
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Post: #10983 Shirley
Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:54 pm

LMAO Nev.....

Some of these new fangled products are supposed to make wrinkles 'decrease' -

What I want to know is what happens to the skin in the wrinkles if you uncrease them..... a creased piece of paper takes up less space on my desk than a flat one... if I decrease my face will it hang below my chin???? :mrgreen:
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Post: #10984 Wombat
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:14 pm

No mate, every bottle has a special top on it, when you finish the bottle you affix the top to the back of your head and then turn it and it tightens up all that loose skin. :mrgreen:

The side efect is that after some time you wind up with nostrils in the middle of your forehead. :shock:

(Sorry, I really shouldn't eat so many steamed chinese dumplings at once)

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Post: #10988 Shirley
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:23 pm

:mrgreen: so that's where I've been going wrong :lol:

chinese dumplings - what's in em?
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Post: #10990 Wombat
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:28 pm

Dunno......"meat" I suppose, not game to ask any further than that.................................taste good, but!

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Post: #11428 LSP
Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:52 am

Dunno......"meat" I suppose, not game to ask any further than that.................................taste good, but!

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Pork, usually, with prawns, Chinese chives, etc, and lots of MSG.

My mum was so frugal she used to buy eggs that had slightly cracked shells. They were used on the same day any way so it didn't matter.

The thing is after she had emptied the contents for her cooking, she would scrape the shells with her fingers and smear her face with the remnants of the egg. That was her beauty treatment.

On occasions when she bought soft doufu (tofu, ie soy bean cake) (sold in large basins/trays, always soaked in lots of water), she'd mash up a small portion and ... smear it on her face. Beauty treatment number 2.

What did she look like? Although she was very ill, and the areas around her eyes were a bit puffy, she did not have many wrinkles when she died at 70.
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Post: #67067 QuakerBear
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:52 pm

As long as you're not too pale you can use a face mask made of water, oats and haldi (tumeric). The oats make your skin lovely and smooth, I think it's because they're slightly abrasive. Don't do this if you're pale though because the haldi will dye you slightly orange. :oops:
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