As mentioned in previous post, I decided to give myself a challenge by testing the best face masks from the ingredients that everybody got at home. This is the second part. If larger pores, acne and unsightly blemishes are bothering you, like myself, 😊 there are some smart ways to shrink them. The market is loaded with products to fight blemishes, acne but they are often chemical-based and might be harsh on the skin. So, why spend big cash on any artificial products, when you can try out these incredibly easy face masks, right in your kitchen?! It doesn’t hurt to try.
It seems that no matter how well you take care of your facial skin, large pores can always find their way to your face, leading to blemishes.
So I decided to give myself a challenge by collecting and testing the best homemade face masks from the ingredients that everybody can easily find at home.
The beauty of making your own homemade face masks is that you can blend in other ingredients to tailor the mask to your own beauty needs. At home, you can mix in a few ingredients and create your own personal mask. Not only will this save you money, but you’ll be putting an all-natural product onto your face 😊
This post talks about charcoal and the many skin benefits that charcoal soap has.
There’s something to be said for the popularity of activated charcoal on skin. Activated charcoal doesn’t sound like something you’d like to put on your body, but there’s a reason people are using it. That reason might be explained below😊
Activated charcoal is an excellent choice for cosmetic use. As a perfect antioxidant, it adsorbs oils as well as pollutants and other superficial toxins from the skin’s surface – out of clogged pores.
How it that possible? Because it can attract other substances to its surface and hold them there. This is called “adsorption” (not the same as absorption). It can adsorb thousands of times its own weight in gases, heavy metals and other chemicals; rendering them ineffective and harmless due to its incredibly large surface area full of pores.
This spring, I finally made the dandelion soap. Always wanted to make one and when I saw my backyard covered with yellow golden heads, I decided to give it a try.
This bar of sunshine it’s loaded with dandelion tea (which is made out of fresh dandelion heads and leaves) and with olive oil I have previously infused with dandelions.
This recipe is palm free as we avoid the use of it due to its unsustainable and environmental concerns. You can easily get all the ingredients in your local health shop, supermarket or online and you ready to roll 😊
Over and over again, every year the yellow carpet of dandelion flowers make us excited…our bees just love this golden carpet and we love it too. We harvest these gorgeous flowers for medicine and food in my backyard.
We must mention that for our natural colorant testing once we poured soap mixture into the mold, we isolated it with a blanket for 24 hours. This really has helped to ensure that each soap went through gel phase, and gelling makes colors look more vibrant.
But some disadvantages of using natural colors are present too, some of them tend to fade with time. To prevent that from happening too quickly, we recommend storing your bars in a dry, cool, good-ventilated place and surely out of direct sunlight.
My name is Zuzana, the person behind Three Hills Soap, and I LOVE soaping with plant colorants. I infuse them in various kinds of oils, add them at trace not just for their color but for their herbal qualities too and I even throw them into the lye – water solution.
I’ve added hints below for all kinds of awesome natural colors we had tried and would like you to try as well.
So, welcome everybody to one of the most beautiful challenges you will face in creating natural soaps. This post is about earth-sourced coloring options for you, dear soap makers, who wish to keep their recipe as natural as possible.