Basic Almond Milk Formula
You can’t do much better than almond milk cleansers if you have dry or aged skin. Almond oil lubricates and softens the skin, and glycerin helps it retain moisture.
The herbal waters are antiseptic and toning. Grapefruit seed extract is available in health food stores, and is included in the recipe as a preservative.
1/2 cup rose, lavender, or distilled water
1 teaspoon pure vegetable glycerin
1/4 to 1 teaspoon cold pressed organic almond oil
12 drops grapefruit seed extract
Make the rose or lavender water by placing a small handful of dried organic rose petals or lavender in a pint mason jar and adding boiling water to cover. Let et overnight, then thoroughly strain. Combine the remaining ingredients in a glass jar and shake to blend. Dab some on your fingers or a cotton ball and massage into your skin. Rinse with warm water. Keep stored in the refrigerator for no more than a month or so. Discard at the first sign of mold.
For a variation for troubled skin, include 1 teaspoon each anhydrous lanolin (from sheep’s wool, and available in pharmacies) and organic honey.