Want to make your own beauty products with the things you have in your pantry. Check out Medicine Mama’s Apothecary… Medicine Mama encourages women to venture into their kitchens and mix something up, lunch for your skin, your very own beauty product. All it takes is a few simple pure ingredients. To make a rich moisturizing skin salve you will need organic oils, pure beeswax (can be purchased at a local health food store or natural market), organic honey, and essential oils (for added fragrance).
Culinary Cosmetics are taking natural skincare to another dimension. Using food grade organic ingredients that are pure and pristine in a skincare regime are actually more beneficial and more readily absorbed into the skin than a synthetic skincare cream. When you blend premium food grade ingredients together to create a topical skin care product, your skin is actually being fed the nutrient rich product.
Culinary cosmetics are more than just incredibly potent and beneficial beauty products, the process brings us back to time where a deeper connection with our bodies and the natural healing properties available in our close environment where all that were necessary to soothe, protect and beautify our skin.
The fun part of culinary cosmetics is the adventure; the unique to you blend, your own original taste, so to speak, that comes from something you create. It might take a few try’s to get it right and get a consistency you love, but it is fun and well worth it. Next time your child has a rash, or a cut or scraped knee, you will be able to treat them with the medicine you handcrafted in your home. The feeling of creating something so healing and nurturing for your family is wonderful. Step into your kitchen and become the Medicine Mama of your home!
Simple skin salve recipe:
Melt 1oz of beeswax in a ceramic double boiler (not to hot 150 degrees or less)
Add 1 cup of warm olive, avocado or almond oil
Add 1 tsp warm raw honey
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils – this will depend on your preference
Carefully stir all ingredients
Pour warm mixture in to a jar, let stand without moving until firm.