Hello all - a happy Saturday to you!
I know it's been a while since I posted. I'll be commenting on my absence at the end of this short post. And what I've been working on.
But today, I'm sharing an easy, inexpensive organic facial cleanser you can make for yourself or someone else. It only requires three ingredients and if you already cook and bake with a number of organic grains, you may already have these in your cupboard.
You can use this every day or just once a week. Many months ago I was using this every day, and then I got out of the habit. I'm using other natural facial creams for cleansing my skin right now that I love, but I still need a little bit of scrubbing on my face to keep it smoother, and this cleanser is perfect for once-a-week use!
Here's the recipe:
ORGANIC FACIAL CLEANSER
Mix together -
2 tablespoons Rice Flour
1 teaspoon Oat Flour
1 teaspoon Coconut Milk Powder (you can find this at a Whole Foods store or online)
I usually double or triple the recipe and place it in a small plastic container with a tight-fitting lid or a beautiful glass jar with a silver screw-on lid like I found at my local antique shop!
To use - take a large pinch of the cleanser, place it in the palm of your hand, and drizzle a few drops of water to make a paste. Massage on the face staying away from your eye area and then rinse off with warm water. You can apply this to your eye area but do not massage - gently dab. Gently!
I find it's easier to do this in the shower - especially the rinsing-off part!
This organic facial cleanser makes a beautiful gift, especially if you can find glass jars with lids like mine. Drop it in a pretty gift bag, stuff it with tissue paper, and add matching ribbon! It might be a good idea if you included a little piece of paper with the directions on how to use it.
Here's a tip to remember how to make it: I wrote the ingredients down on a small piece of paper and taped it to the inside of one of my kitchen cabinets. That way the recipe is handy where I keep my ingredients - and you won't have to go back to my blog post to get the recipe! Unless you have a really good memory!
During the number of weeks after returning from my trip to Kansas in early May, I've been slowly working on new bags - a new style for me! I did share with you my new fold-over clutch tote with leather straps in this post HERE. I love using it and I've been getting compliments on it. I just LOVE the fabric! Some of the fold-over clutches will be in a dressier style without straps, and the others, like mine, will be everyday bags I'm sure you will love.
I will have fold-over clutch totes made of black Chenille, blue and brown linen, a Ralph Lauren rose print (it's beautiful!), plus other prints. The dressier clutches with no straps will be in red and blue velvet to start with. Some with wide decorative ribbon adornment. Even though there are similar fold-over clutch totes out there, mine will have unique details.
Plus, more carpet bags will be added to my shop as well. It's been slow going as I have been dealing with a lot of pain from neuropathy and arthritis, plus other issues that I hope to share with you in a Sunday Snippet or two. Keep an eye out for that. I'll probably post next Sunday.
All is well! Have a great rest of your weekend!