DIY Intermediate, Face, The Scrub Me Down Kitchen

DIY: Daytime Blemish Busting Stick

Hello Donald! Good afternoon fake tanner! Holy smokes why have you got an orange circle on your face? Are you trying to be a clown? So you made the Nighttime Blemish Busting Stick and everyone knows it! They can see it!

IMG_4391I handed my pot of Nighttime Blemish Busting Stick to a co-worker of mine and she said she loved it. But, can’t use it during the day as it is too colourful for her skin. Granted, even I can’t wear it during the day. So I asked her what she wanted in a daytime blemish stick, and she told me, she wanted something to help with scars AND spots/acne.  And that got me thinking. And then I had an aha moment. Which usually means I’m in my kitchen for many hours playing with various ingredients.

And this is what I came up with. A Daytime Blemish Busting Stick. The companion stick to the Nighttime Blemish Busting Stick.

Screen Shot 2018-02-02 at 5.38.13 AMThis stick is still filled with lots of goodies to help the skin work on those pesky scars. And, I included some essential oils in this blend too. I used mainly tea tree oil as it was the only essential oil on the various essential oil lists that could help with scars and with acne. And I know chamomile helps with redness. Which is always good in my books!

IMG_4399I used some Cetyl Alcohol to give this recipe some structure and stability so it would easily stay in the tube without falling everywhere, and because I wanted the powdery feel that cetyl alcohol leaves on the skin. I used mango butter as the skin drinks that stuff like crazy leaving your skin hydrated and happy, but feeling dry and not oily. I used argan oil for that same reason. And because I have over 270mL left of argan oil to use up before I move! And I used sea buckthorn SEED oil in this recipe instead of the FRUIT oil.

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You can see the difference between the seed oil and the fruit oil colouring in the Blemish Busting Sticks.

Applying this powerful oil to the skin is known to reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles, blemishes, scars and age spots. This is due to the diverse range of antioxidants and tocopherols, which can prevent oxidative stress in the skin, boost collagen production, and stimulate healing. 

-Organic Facts

After washing your face in the morning, apply some Daytime Blemish Busting Stick to your spot or scar, and with a clean finger tip, gently massage the oils into your skin for 10 to 20 seconds. OR, apply and leave it alone, and your skin will absorb it on it’s own!

 

 

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  1. Prepare your work space; wipe down all your tools and beaker with rubbing alcohol. Set up your double boiler, and the containers of choice. I used lip balm tubes. Feel free to use  pots for finger application!
  2. Weigh out your sea buckthorn seed oil, cetyl alcohol, argan oil and mango butter into your beaker, and place into your double boiler on a barely there simmer.
  3. Stirring constantly, let your oils melt.
  4. Once melted, removed from the double boiler and wipe off the water from the outside of the beaker.
  5. Stirring constantly until a thin trace forms.
  6. Decant into your desired containers and allow to cool. About one to two hours.

 

 

In this picture you can see I applied the Daytime Blemish Busting Stick and the Nighttime Blemish Busting Stick to the back of my hand at the same time. Within three minutes you can see how much my skin drank them up! 

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DIY Beginners, The Scrub Me Down Kitchen

DIY: Nighttime Blemish Busting Stick

I’ve been working hard on my mug shot trying to keep my face blemish free and I’ve been doing a pretty good job of it! But, without the sun, and with pretty much constant wind burn, all my old acne scars and other face scars are making themselves known as I become more pale and rosy cheeked via wind burn.

I was flipping through various sites for an idea for a stick to help heal some scars  and I realised I have all the ingredients on hand to make my own!

Blemish Buster 4The star of this Blemish Busting Stick is none other than my absolute (ok, top ten, maybe five?) favourite oil; sea buckthorn! I can’t get enough of the stuff! In this recipe I used sea buckthorn fruit oil for the über extra power punch, but if you are looking for a Day Blemish Busting Stick, wait for it! You’ll get a recipe soon!

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Daytime & Nighttime Blemish Busting Sticks! 

Sea buckthorn seed oil has the highest source of Vitamin C and E in the vegetable world. Huzzah! Then! It contains essential amino acids and beta carotene- and according to PubMedvitamins: A, C, D, E, F, K, P, and B complex vitamins (B1, B2, B6), provitamin A. All these wonders basically in a nutshell, help to encourage the skin to be better.

Blemish Buster 3I just love the way sea buckthorn oils make my skin look brighter, glowly and all the good things you want your skin to be. Who am I to argue with those kinds of results! I decided on sea buckthorn over rosehip seed oil, which is more commonly known as a scar repair oil, for I seem to get better and more consistent results with sea buckthorn oil. Rosehip is great for my fine lines around my eyes, but for scars and skin health, the orange colour oils win hands down.

I mixed the sea buckthorn fruit oil with some white beeswax, some skin soothing sweet almond oil, Vitamin E and tossed it into a lip chap tube.

I did list some essential oil in the recipe. However; I don’t use a lot of essential oils in my face products, so if you’d like to add some feel free! May I suggest rose, frankincense, neroli, lemon or even tea tree if you are looking for a scar repair essential oil. If you are looking to fight acne blemishes, might I suggest chamomile, lavender, cedar, or tea tree?

I made the recipe purposefully small at only 10g so enough to fill two 5g lip chap tubes or two 5g pots. It takes forever to use up a tube of lip balm, can you imagine how long it would take you to use up a tube of Blemish Busting Stick? Blemish Buster 1

Apply directly to your blemish after washing your face at night. I apply, then sit down to do some work, then go to bed. I found that 60% in this recipe was perfect for my skin without leaving stains or staining my pillow case. If you have very fair skin, I’d suggest trying to make this recipe with less sea buckthorn oil and more sweet almond oil. Sea buckthorn is a medium absorption oil, so it will absorb relatively quick. Not as fast as argan but not a slow as shea. You want to make sure it is absorbed and not wiped off on your pillow case. So give it some time to work it’s magic!

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  1. Prepare your work space; wipe down all your tools and beaker with rubbing alcohol. Set up your double boiler, and the containers of choice.
  2. Take your smallest beaker (I used my 25mL beaker), and weigh out your sea buckthorn fruit oil, sweet almond oil, and beeswax and place into your double boiler.
  3. Keep a VERY close eye on your beaker, as soon as the beeswax is melted remove from heat ASAP.
  4. Stir, and decant into your prepared containers.
  5. Allow to sit for an hour or two.

 

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