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Courtesy of The Complete Guide to Natural Homemade Beauty Products and Treatments by Amelia Ruiz © 2016 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with publisher permission. Available where books are sold.
Rose Water Lotion
This recipe calls for a 1⁄2-cup (125 mL) canning jar with lid.
Rose water has such a lovely, old fashioned aroma. It’s especially nice in this effective hand moisturizer.
Best for: Dry or normal hands Tip: Liquid honey often crystallizes in the jar when it’s stored in a warm place. There’s nothing wrong with it in this state, and you can easily reliquefy it. Just pop the uncovered jar into a saucepan of warm water and heat it gently, stirring the honey until the crystals dissolve and it turns clear again.
Note: Always measure accurately when you’re making homemade beauty products.
- 1 tbsp rose water (15 mL)
- 2 tsp liquid glycerin (10 mL)
- 1⁄2 tsp liquid honey (see Tip) (2 mL)
- 1⁄2 tsp white vinegar (2 mL)
- 20 drops lemon juice
1. In jar, combine rose water, glycerin, honey, vinegar and lemon juice. Seal lid tightly and shake vigorously until well mixed and creamy.
2. Smooth lotion all over hands. Store jar in a cool, dark place for up to 2 months.
There are a few strategies for reducing wear and tear on your hands. Try these and watch how smooth your skin gets:
• Wear rubber gloves for housework. Protect your hands with gloves whenever you have to get them wet or expose them to cleaning products.
• Wear gloves or mittens when it’s cold. In winter, wear a pair of simple woollen gloves or mittens to help prevent cracked, dry hands.
• Use pH-balanced soaps. Avoid overly alkaline soaps. Better yet, make your own hand cleanser like the one on page 182.
• Moisturize your hands daily. Use a good-quality natural cream or lotion like the ones on pages 178 to 188. And try the popular hand model technique for keeping hands perfectly smooth: before going to bed, apply moisturizer and put on cotton gloves. Sleep with the gloves on, and you’ll wake up with perfectly hydrated hands.
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- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Robert Rose (March 15, 2016)
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- ISBN-13: 978-0778805304
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