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Basic Almond Milk Formula

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.

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6:49AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thanks,i think almond milk is fabulous and worthy of prople giving it a go!!!

10:02AM PST on Nov 24, 2012

Thanks.

8:07AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Thanks for sharing!

8:06AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Thanks for sharing!

10:04AM PST on Feb 28, 2012

Thanks Annie.

5:54PM PST on Jan 22, 2012

Love this. Does anyone know where I can buy mason jars? Id appreciate it :)

5:51PM PST on Jan 22, 2012

thank you.

8:53AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

Thank you

6:50AM PDT on May 9, 2011

Thanks for the article.

11:05AM PST on Feb 22, 2011

Thanks!

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