Ingredient List for Natural Skincare

There is nothing better than making your own skin care products.  Not only do you know exactly whats in it, but it will be as fresh as your going to get.

Dry-Ingredients

Powders & Meals

Almond Meal – Brewers Yeast – Flax Seed Meal – Oats

  • Almond Meal – All skin type.  Cleansing,  moisturizing, softening, smoothing, nourishing, lifts out impurities by unclogging pores, cleanses away dead skin cell and& replenishes skin oils.  Anti-Inflammatory and anti-oxident.  High in vitamin E which is great for premature aging.
  • Use in: Face & Body Scrubs & Masks.
  • Aloe Vera Powder – Dry, aging, acne and rosacea.   Soothing, protective, potent moisturizer, increases blood supply, rejuvenating, connective tissue formation, reduces scars, stimulates epidermal growth and repair, stimulate collagen and&elastin.  Anti-Inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-Bacterial.
  • Use in: Scrubs, Mask, Soothing Creams & Lotions, Sun Care Products, Shampoo & Conditioners. 
  • Arrowroot Powder – All skin types.  Healing, softening, helps other Ingredients penetrate the top layers of the skin and emollient.  Astringent and slightly antiseptic.
  • Use as: a Thickening Agent in Moisturizer, in Face, Body Powders, & Baby Powders or as its own Face Powder due to its Oil Absorbent properties.
  • Brewers Yeast – Great for mature, oily or acne.  Helps to clear problem skin, minimize brown spots, tighten pores, pull out Impurities, helps UV damage, stimulates blood flow, circulation and brightens complexion.  Anti-bacterial.  High in B Vitamins, Chromium and Selenium.
  • Use in:  Scrubs & Masks.
  • Flax Seed Meal – Dry, acne, mature.  Helps improve eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.  Soothing, nourishing, moisturizing, softening, provides healthy cellular activity and& skin regeneration.  Anti-inflammatory.  Contains Omega 6 Essential Fatty Oils.
  • Use in: Face & Body Scrubs & Masks.
  • Kelp Powder  All skin types.  Highly nutritious, toning, softening, firming, stimulating, hydrates, regenerates skin cells, exfoliates dead skin cells, clogged pores, minor abrasions, skin irritations, removes toxins, mineral rich that smooths & soothes the skin.  Anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial & anti-tumor.  High In Iodine, Vitamins A, B Complex, C & E. Use in: Scrubs, Mask, Salves, Hair Care, Facial Cleansers, & Body Washes
  • Oat Powder – All skin types.  Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, cleansing, softening, moisturizing, toning, protective to the skin, lifts away dead skin cells, helps fade age spots, smooths skin, protect the skin, helps minimize scars, make a paste for rashes and insect bites.  Anti-Inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-itch.
  •  Use in: Face & Body Scrubs, Masks, Soaps.
  • Orange Granules – Oily and aging.  Cleansing, stimulating, helps improve skin tone, helps maintain capillary and collagen health, removes dead skin cells, reduce blemishes.  Antiseptic and anti-oxidant.
  • Use in: Scrubs and Masks.
  • Orris Root Powder – All skin types.  Violet fragranced rhizome of The orris Iris, adds moisture, elasticity, protective, healing, exfoliating, detoxify, helps the skin rid itself of dead particles and other toxins.  Mild astringent.
  • Use in: Face and Body Powders, Peeling Creams, Toothpaste.
  • Rose Hip Powder – Dry, oily, combination, mature and damaged skin.  Toning, firming, hydrating, oxygenates, purifies, revitalizing, removes dead cell, smoothes rough skin, fades spots,  gives the skin a healthier more radiant appearance.  Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti aging.  High content of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.
  • Use in: Scrubs & Masks.
  • Spirulina – Dry, acne, wrinkles, psoriasis and eczema.  Helps the formation of new cell membranes, eliminates toxins, helps store moisture and improve elasticity.  Incredibly high in anti-oxidants.  Contains amino acid methionine, vitamins C, B1, B5, B6, E, beta-carotene, copper, manganese and zinc.
  • Use in: Scrubs, Masks, Cleansers & Moisturizers. 

Herbs for Skincare

 Herbs

Chamomile – Rose – Lavender – Marigold – Frankincense – Sandalwood    

  • Chamomile Flowers  Dry, oily, sensitive, acne, aging skin and eczema, soothes rashes, soothing, healing, strengthening to the skin tissue, reduce puffiness, cleansing to the pores.  Antiseptic, anti-oxident and anti-inflammatory.
  • Use in: Steams, Scrubs, Masks & Bath Tea.
  • Comfrey leaf – Oily, acne, sensitive, mature, wrinkles and helps relieve eczema, soothing, healing, emollient, revitalizing, rejuvenating, cell regenerator, increases blood circulation.  Mildly astringent.
  • Use in: Steams, Scrubs, Masks & Bath Tea.
  • Elder Flowers – All skin types, softens dry and mature.  Irritable skin, healing, soothing, firming, cleansing, smoothes skin, protects against infections, clears the skin, reduces pore size and Breakouts.  Anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and mildly astringent.
  •  Use in: Steams, Scrubs, Masks & Bath Tea.
  • Frankincense Resin – Dry, acne, wrinkles and aging skin.  Balancing, tighting, improves elasticity, rejuvenating, cell regenerator, reduces scarring, soothe rashes and improves circulation.  Anti-inflammatory.
  • Use in: Steams & Bath Tea (use in tea bag)
  • Jasmine Flowers   Dry, greasy, sensitive skin, wrinkles and reduce fine lines.  Elasticity, nourishing, balancing, soothing, smooths, skin-softening, irritated, scars, and cleanses the skin.  Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
  • Use in: Steams, Scrubs, Masks & Bath Tea.
  • Lavender Flowers  Normal, dry, combination, wrinkles, oily, acne, eczema and seborrhea.  Cleansing, balancing, itchy skin, sunburn, scars, inflammation, cell regenerator and stimulating to complexion.  Astringent, antiseptic and anti-fungal.
  • Use in: Steams, Scrubs, Masks & Bath Tea.
  • Lemongrass – Acne.  Cleansing, normalizes overactive oil glands, regulate skin oils, minimize pores, tonic and high vitamin A content.   Antiseptic, anti-microbial and anti-bacterial.
  •  Use in: Steams, Scrubs, Masks & Bath Tea.
  • Licorice Root – Acne and mature.  Improves skin tone, emollient, soothing and further opens pores to help enhance the penetration of all nutrients.  Anti-inflammatory.
  • Use in: Steams
  • Marigold (Calendula) – Dry, sensitive, acne and eczema.  Soothing, cleansing, sagging, irritable, damaged, ulcers, protects cells, reduce capillary blood vessels, reduces inflammation, irritated tissue, calming properties, wound healing.  High amounts of flavonoids, carotenoids, vitamin C, proteins, bio-flavonoids, glycosides and saponins.  Antiseptic and anti-oxidant.
  • Use in: Steams, Masks & Bath Tea.
  • Peppermint – Oily & acne.  toning, soothing, cooling,refreshing, revitalizing, clarify, improves circulation, reduces large pores, helps restore elasticity.  Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-itch & astringent.
  • Use in: Steams, Scrubs, Masks &  Bath Tea.
  • Rose Petals – All skin, especially dry, sensitive and mature.  Cleansing, softening, toning, stimulating, soothing, hydrating to all skin types, retains moisture.  Anti-aging, astringent and mild anti-inflammatory.
  • Use in: Steams, Scrubs, Masks & Bath Tea.
  • Rosemary – Oily and wrinkles.  toning, healing, blackheads, dull, lifeless skin, sagging skin, circulation and restore elasticity.  Astringent, anti-oxidant, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.
  • Use in: Steams, Hair Tonics & Bath Tea.
  • Sandalwood Chips/Powder  All skin types especially dry, acne, oily, mature and wrinkles.  Improves circulation, brings a glow to the skin, tightens pores, scars, spots, irritated, blemishes, inflamed & soften the skin by holding in moisture.  Anti-aging, anti-itch, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic.
  • Use in: Steams & Bath Tea (use in tea bag).
  •  Yarrow  Oily & wrinkles.  toning, healing, soothing, inflamed, large pores, chronic redness, scars and stretch marks.  Strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.
  • Use in: Steams, Scrubs, Masks & Bath Tea.                                                                                       

Liquids

Liquids

Pure Aloe Vera Gel – Apple Cider Vinegar – Grape seed Oil – Olive Oil

  • Aloe Vera Gel – Penetrates tissue, cellular renewal, tightening, dilates capillaries increasing blood supply, breaks down and digest tissue, it has enzymes that hasten the regenerative phase of healing, moistening to the tissue, balancing the skins natural Ph, draws and holds oxygen into the skin, which in turn holds in moisture.  Anesthetic, anti-itching, anti-bacteria and anti-inflammatory.
  • Use in: Masks, Cleansers, Toners, Tonics, Creams, Face & Body Oils.                                                                                        
  • Apple Cider Vinegar – All skin types except sensitive.  Helps sunburn, psoriasis and other itchy skin condition. Reduce red marks and blemishes, toning, purifying, soften skin, restore skin’s natural pH balance, helps keeps skin supple, very oxygenating, maintaining elasticity, healing and reviving.  Contains natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals.  Rich in anti-oxidants, anti-fungal, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & anti-bacterial.
  • Use as: A Natural Preservative, Toners, Tonics, Astringent, Cleansers and in Baths.
  • Castile Soap  All skin types.  Olive oil based soap, slightly alkaline which temporarily changes the Ph of the skin and helps the soap combine with dirt, so it easily washes away, the skin then reverts to its normal, slightly acid Ph.  Anti-oxidant.
  • Use in: Cleansers & Body Washes.
  • Honey  All skin types.  Soothing, healing, nourishing, rejuvenating, refreshes depleted skin, high in enzymes so it has a exfoliating effect, maintains suppleness & elasticity.  Anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial & anti-microbial.
  •  Use in: Masks, Scrubs, Moisturizers, Cleansers, Creams, Shampoos and Conditioners.
  • Hydrosols – Powerful water by-product from the distillation process of essential oils.
  •  Use in: Masks, Scrubs, Moisturizers, Cleansers, Creams, Shampoos and Conditioners.  See Wonderful Hydrosols for individual descriptions
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract – All skin types, especially dry, oily, acne, eczema and dermatitis, healing, deep cleansing.  Anti-aging, anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and anti-bacterial.
  •  Use as: a natural Preservative in Toners, Tonics, Astringents, Cleansers, Lotions, Face & Body Oils. 
  • Lecithin – All skin types, great for wrinkle.  Softening, toning, reduces, Irritation, restores moisture, emulsifier.  Anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.
  • Use In: Cleansers, Lotions, Face & Body Oils.
  • Lemon Juice  Heals acne, reduce fine lines and and wrinkles.  Toning, scars, age spots, remove blackheads, removes dead skin cells, mild skin peel, brightens and smooths the complexion. 
  •  Use in: Scrubs, Masks & Toners.
  • Squalane –  Dry, wrinkles, helps eczema and psoriasis.  Damaged, hydrating, emollient, smoothing, softening and regenerates cells.  Nutrient rich oil derived from olives, wheat germ, rice bran and amaranth Seeds.
  • Use in: Masks, Moisturizers, Cleansers & Creams.
  • Witchhazel  All skin types, great for oily and mature.  Cleansing, toning, tired, sluggish, blemished, Infected skin or scalp, tightens loose tissue, effective tonic for red veins on face and nose.  Astringent and Anti-oxidant.
  • Use in: Cleansers, Toners, Tonics & Astringents.

Clay

Clay

French Green – Kaolin – French Pink 

All clay is rich in minerals and active enzymes that remove dead skin cells; it stimulates circulation, absorbs dirt and draws out toxins.  They also tone and strengthen the connective tissues, exfoliates the skin which encourages skin cell turnover.

Use in: Scrubs & Masks.   

  • Bentonite  All skin types especially acne & wrinkles.  Age spots, sagging, natural detoxifier, clarify the pores, draws out blackheads, purify skin and gives a radiant complexion.  Anti-bacterial and anti-aging.
  • Dead Sea Mud  All skin types.  It has pure minerals that come from deep in the ocean.  Restore healthy skin cells, removes toxins and improve overall appearance.  Contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium & iodine that revitalize the skin.
  • French Green Clay  All skin types especially wrinkles.  The green comes from 44.5% silica content, containing plant matter, providing nourishing minerals.  Hydrating, removes impurities, invigorates the complexion, tightens pores, absorbs excess sebum, dust and contaminants.
  • French Pink Clay – A combination of red and white clay and is one of the mildest.  Normal, sensitive, delicate, mature skin and also used to treat acne.  Cleansing, detoxifing, remove dead skin cells, refreshes skin, absorbs dirt, oil and bacteria from pores.
  • Fullers Earth  Great for acne, oily spots and blemishes.  Dull complexion, reduce oil and remove Iimpurities, exfoliates dead cells and increases blood circulation below the skin.
  • Kaolin Clay  All skin types (except the red), including very sensitive and delicate.  Stimulate circulation deep into the capillaries, brightens and decongest the skin.  Comes in 4 colors – white, yellow, pink & red.

White Kaolin –  It is also known as china clay or white clay, the most gentle of the three.  Use to cleanse, gently exfoliate and stimulate blood circulation.

Pink Kaolin  it is also gentle and contains the same benefits as white kaolin.  Emollient, balances skin’s pH, refines skin texture and dehydrated skin.

Yellow Kaolin  It is a little bit stronger than the other two types of kaolin clay but is still gentle and works to exfoliate and cleanse without removing excess oils.

Red Kaolin – A stronger drawing power than other kaolin clays. This clay is more suitable for oily skin.  Works to exfoliate & cleanse without removing excess oils.

  • Moroccan Red Clay, Rhassoul – All skin types especially oily and acne.  It is found beneath the Atlas mountains of Morocco and has been used for over 2000 years.  Rhassoul comes from the Arabic word ‘Rassala’ which means “the matter which washes”.  Extremely absorbent, very cleansing, improves circulation, detox the skin, tightens pores, firming, improves skin texture, clarity, elasticity, balances skin and brings brightness of the epidermis.  Highly Astringent.

* The information on this website is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. If you have medical concerns regarding yourself or your family you should seek the advice of qualified, licensed health professionals. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 

Comments

  1. says

    Thank you!!! Yah, all photos are ours. You can buy raw organic almonds and put into a food processor or coffee grinder to make your own meal. That way its really fresh and moisturizing. Let me know what you think if you try it! : )

  2. says

    Thanks, I never knew there are so many options. 😉 Finding soaps that have been made with high quality vegetable oils and butters is a good idea. They will be the ones that make the best soaps.

    • wavatarvenezian5@hotmail.com says

      Thank you so much for noticing : ) I just checked out your blog and it’s beautiful! I will add you to my bloglovin feed!

      Thanks again
      Steph : )

  3. Suzie Flood says

    can you please send me a recipe on how to use the comfrey leaf as a moisturiser for both body & face? Or where to buy such a product! Thank you! Suzie

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