2 More for the Road

Wow, this weekend went by so fast it!  I can’t believe it is already over, but I guess that means that I enjoyed myself so much that time flew.    Because I took pictures today,  and had some chores to take care of, I only got time to get 2 more lotions completed.  That’s 6 for the weekend — not bad at all!

Basic Facial Lotion for Dry or Mature Skin

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This is a rich cream that is perfect for dry or mature skin.  What makes it so great is that it is made with Rice Bran, Macadamia and Shea Butter and also includes Aloe, Allantoin and Panthenol to make it extra conditioning and nourishing.

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Rice Bran Oil is thought to provide skin radiance, promote elasticity, and have a brightening effect on the skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil is known to be gentle (for sensitive skin), but also nourishing, anti-inflammatory and cell regenerating.

Shea Butter is also though to provide further moisture, cell regeneration, and collagen.

That’s not a bad list of benefits for mature skin from 3 simple and inexpensive oils!

This one was left unscented because it is a facial lotion and scents can sometimes be annoying after a while when put on your face.

 

Blueberry Jam Body Lotion

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If you enjoy the smell of blueberries, then Brambleberry’s Blueberry Jam fragrance doesn’t disappoint.  Of course, this lotion could smell like any fragrance you want to add, so the blueberry is just a suggestion.   I decided to add some purple mica to this one to match the fragrance.

This contains three very gentle and “good for all skin types” oils – Sweet Almond, Apricot Kernel, and Macadamia.  It also contains Shea Butter, Allantoin and both Vegetable Glycerin and Sodium Lactate for some extra humectant power.  As such, it delivers plenty of long-lasting moisture and skin conditioning.

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if you aren’t familiar with Allantoin, it’s a good thing to get to know.

Allantoin is a lab synthesized nature identical powder which provides moisture, skin smoothing, and anti-irritant benefits.  It promotes shedding of dead skin and regrowth of new skin cells.  It is often used in anti-acne products and can promote healing of acne scars.

It is relatively inexpensive (at about $13.99 for 1 pound) and even more economical when you consider you only need about 1 gram of it (about 1 teaspoon) to make lotion with.  That $13.99 per pound will go a long way!   it can also be used in soaps to provide similar benefits.

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