Which don’t contain any preservatives nor any other additives of any sort ?
Don’t you also find it a bit weird that acc. to the law, natural cosmetics can contain up to 60% of NON-natural ingredients ?
This kind of lotion is very old-fashioned.
Old-fashioned in a very good way though.
Basically, a cream or lotion is made of oil and water.
In order to mix these two items, you need a so-called emulsifier.
This emulsifier, however, is not really grand for our skin.
It’s obvious that a cream or lotion which is sold far and wide definitely needs to be preserved. Why ? Because the producer hasn’t got a clue where the product will be sitting. In the sun ? In the bitter cold ? And variations in temperature are the worst for any product.
Needless to say, that preservatives aren’t really an asset to our skin either…
I – as a little sardine in the Atlantic – make tiny amounts of my stuff. Therefore I can fall back on an old recipe which simply doesn’t need any emulsifiers nor preservatives.
The motto for this lotion is: “I AM THE EMULSIFIER !”.
This means: I – as the user – mix the hydrosol (the water part) and the oils (within the bottle) by shaking it vigorously; two to three times just before spraying.
Then I spray – as quickly as possible- onto my freshly washed hand.
And rub the mixture on my (freshly washed) – damp – skin.
I repeat this process until I feel comfortable.
Normal to sensitive and dry skin
Fresh, a bit greenish with a slight color undertone (hard to describe, but a well done scent for many).
Blue glass bottle with white spray head
Note on the effect of the ingredients (according to experts in the field *)
Avocado oil: penetration promoting, nourishing, moisturizing, refatting, film forming
Wheat germ oil: stabilizes allergic skin; penetrates deeply; promotes elasticity
Jojoba oil: increases elasticity of the skin and protects against moisture loss
Poppy seed oil: promotes elasticity
Myrrh essential oil: anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, cell regenerating
Lime essential oil: disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, skin metabolism stimulant
Cardamom essential oil: antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, invigorating
Geranium essential oil: antiviral, immunomodulating, hormone modulating, soothing, skin nourishing
If you use three “spray doses” each day as per my description above, the shake lotion will last about 10 weeks – maybe 12 (depends on how much force you use when spraying).
Unfortunately, this is impossible for hygienic reasons.
I have to die a death – either conserve or then refill.
But you can use the vial for other things that do not need to be sterilized. Or return it to me: click
Without hesitation, the shake lotion can be stored in the cabinet in the bathroom. Since it will be used up rel. quickly, there is
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