The Proper Toilette:
hair conditioning oil
henna for hair
Recipes for Morning Toilette:
cold water, may add few drops of lavender oil and lay wash cloth on face, rinse three times
3 to 1 natural clay powder to baking soda, or 2 to 1 baking soda to sea salt, opt. stevia powder, powdered cloves, cinnamon, ginger, or sage. Oils to use: myrrh, cloves, peppermint, spearmint, citrus oils, tea tree, cinnamon. 10-20 drops.
Mouthwash I: 1 c. aloe vera juice, 1/2 c. distilled water, 1 T. witch hazel, 1 t. glycerin 2 t. baking soda, 20 drops peppermint oil (or combination of oils from tooth powder recipe) Opt. add stevia for sweetness
Mouthwash II: 1/2 c. filtered water, 1/2 c. hydrogen peroxide, 1 t. glycerin, 20 drops essential oils (see above)
Spray deodorant: 2 T. filtered water, 2 T. witch hazel, 2 T. aloe vera gel/juice, 1/2 t. glycerin, 1/2 t. baking soda, 10 drops lavender oil, 3 drops eucalyptus oil, 3 drops tea tree oil, 3 drops sweet orange oil, 3 drops grapefruit seed extract (natural preservative). Optional: I use 10 drops tea tree, 3 lavender, 3 orange and 3 patchouli oil for a more powerful-acting deodorant.
Body powder: 1/2 c. cornstarch, 1/2 c. arrowroot powder ( may substitute rice flour), optional: 1 T. baking soda (I cannot with sensitive skin), 10 essential oils (such as chamomile, rose, lavender, jasmine, ylang yalng - go easy on this one, neroli, or your choice)
Body spray: 1/4 c. filtered water, 1 1/2 t. glycerine, 1 t. jojoba, almond or olive oil, 4-5 drops vitamin E oil, 8-10 drops essential oils. (again, your favorite combination)
Hair gel: 1/4 c. in-expensive hair gel, 1/4 c. aloe vera gel, 1 T. jojoba oil, few drops rosemary and lavender oil
Perfume oil: 2 T. jojoba or almond oil, 12 drops ylang ylang oil, 6 drops lavender oil, 4 drops patchouli oil, 2 drops clary sage or vetiver oil. Steep for 3 days.
Tender rose perfume spray: 1/4 c. vodka, 60 drops rose oil, 16 drops sandalwood oil, 10 drops lemon oil, 1/4 t. jojoba oil. Shake well. Steep one week.
Recipes for Evening Toilette:
Hair conditioning oil: 1/2 c. coconut oil (or combination olive and coconut), 12 drops ylang ylang oil
(for other suggestions for hair, consult February 2012 archive on this blog)
Aromatherapy facial cleanser: 1/4 c. glycerin, 1/4 c. aloe vera gel, 1/4 c. rose water, 5 drops lavender oil. Shake and apply to damp face, rinse with cool water. (there are MANY facial recipes and I will do another whole blog entry on those.)
Moisturizer: 2 drops jojoba oil applied to moist face after cleansing.
Mouthwash: (use after flossing and brushing): see above
Lip balm: (one from the internet that I like)
Luscious Lavender Lip Balm Recipe
Warm the oils, beeswax and honey in a small, stainless steel pot or bowl. Be sure to warm it on VERY low heat. (You can use a double boiler, if you’d like.) Stir until the beeswax is completely melted. Remove from heat and quickly whisk in the essential oil, vitamin E, cocoa powder, and colored lipstick. Place the bottom of the bowl into a shallow pan of ice water and continue whisking quickly as you add the honey. Once the honey is incorporated, quickly transfer the balm into your lip balm container (tube or tin) and allow to set for 3 hours.
Foot balm: DIY Foot Balm (another nice one from the net)
Non-Greasy Hand cream:
1 c. aloe vera gel
1/2 c. beeswax
1/2 c. oil (almond, grapeseed, olive, jojoba or mixed)
1 t. vitamen E oil
15 drops essential oils (I like lavender, rose... husband likes vanilla or lemon)
In 1 bowl mix first aloe vera gel, oils (not essential oils), in doubles broiler melt beeswax. Let cool a little, use beaters to mix. (You could add the 1/2 c. oil to warm beeswax first, then mix with vitamin E and aloe vera). When mixed, add essential oils and mix once again. Refrigerate unused portions.
again consult Feb. 2012 blog for some of these, I will post a future blog with more ideas.
Hope your toilette is complete and you are refreshed!!!!!!
Write me if questions.