Saturday, January 31, 2009

Homemade Natural Vaseline

Vaseline is a part of Oil (Petroleum), it is composed of long chain saturated hydrocarbons. Both vaselne and plastics are derivatives of oil, and they are both impereable to water. Do not wrap your skin and learn how you can make your own natural product.

Ingredients:

Almond oil ........................................................ 1/4 cup
Beeswax (grated)............................................. 1 tablespoon

Method:
- Mix the oil and grated wax in a micowavable bowl and microwave at 30 seconds increments (it takes about 2 minutes until just melted). Or you can melt over a low heat in a double boiler.
- Mix the resultant mixture in a mixer
- Pour into a suitable vehicle (you can use your old cleaned container)
- Let to cool and cover the jar

Now you have your natural fatty base, and you can versify to include any oil or any additives, Examples:

Baby Vaseline:

- Olive oil ................................................................. 1/4 cup
- Chamomile oil ...................................................... 1 teaspoon
- Aloe vera oil ......................................................... 1 teaspoon
- Beeswax (grated)................................................. 1 tablespoon

Go through the same procedure to make the best soothing agent for your baby skin . Use it for his body specially the napkins area. You can also use Castor oil , Sesame oil, or a mixture of the 3 oils.

Hallows Vaseline:

- Olive oil ................................................................ 1/4 cup
- Wheat Germ oil................................................... 1tablespoon
- Beeswax (grated).................................................. 1 tablespoon

You can also use vitamin E. Apply to the dark areas under your eyes


Lip Gloss with Different Flavors:

While you are making your natural vaseline, add Cocoa powder, Strawberry, Raspberry, or Blueberry drink crystals, or Berry flavored Kool-aid (with sugar already added), and stir well to combine. Pour into the original cleaned old pot (or any other clean one) and let cool until set.

Honey Lip Gloss:

Combine 3 tablespoons of your made vaseline with one teaspoon of honey, and use the same procedure to melt and let cool.


You can use different flavors like Alkanet root, Cherry flavoring oil, peppermint oil, Coffee grinds .... etc, with any type you like.



With practice, you may be also capable of making your own cream. Any cream consists of a fatty base, emulsifier (soap like material and you can actually use soap), stabilizer (Gum or Starch like material), and water. Practice and keep visiting this blog, chances are you can make your own cosmetics.... sell them? may be.

1 comment:

Emily said...

Thank you so much for this recipe. I just made the natural vaseline. As soon as it got cold this winter my skin started to go bumpy and dry and blotchy. I just made this (it took 5 minutes) and the ingredients cost me about ten English pounds on the internet ( for enough to last me ages) and straight away my skin feels soft smooth and protected. THANKYOU!! :)

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