Saturday, 9 August 2008

Mirror, Mirror on the wall...

making a Face Cream.


Basic Face Cream
Wheatgrass juice
Rosehip Oil
Rose Oil
Vitamin E

"Just Joe"

Wheatgrass seed

Wheatgrass grows quickly, keep it moist.

This is ready to be cut and juiced.

Procedure: Put the wheatgrass into a blender with a little sterilized water and blend until nearly a pulp.

Wheatgrass refers to the young grass of the common wheat plant, Triticum aestivum, that is freshly juiced or dried into powder for animal and human consumption. Both provide chlorophiyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins and enzymes.

Clinical and reserch evidence has revealed the "Grass juice Factor" to have among other properties a powerful effect on the regeneration of damaged skin and health in general.

Put the pulp into a squeaky clean small piece of linen. Squeeze out all the juice .

110 ml basic face cream.

add 4-5 teaspoons wheatgrass juice. (The rest can be frozen in a flat sheet or in a ice cubecontainer to be used later.
10 drops Vitamin E

10 drops Rosehip oil

10 drops Rose oil

mix all the ingredients. Fill small, dark pots and keep refrigerated to keep the cream fresh. The one you use does not need to be refrigerated.

If you want you can use more of all the ingredients there is no harm in it, espescially if you have inflamed or very dry skin.

Rose Oil
Rose oil is one of the most antiseptic essences. This combined with its slightly tonic and soothing qualities and its action on the capillaries, make it useful for virtually all types of skin. It is particularly good for mature, dry, or sensitive skin and for any kind of redness, or inflammation.

Rose oil has no equal in skin care for moisturising, firming, smoothing and repairing the skin. In so doing, it produces no irritation, being cooling, calming and soothing. Rose also has a positive effect on broken superficial capillaries and is thus ideal for mature, dry or sensitive skin.

Roship Oil
Rose Hip Oil has been found to be highly beneficial to facial skin because of its high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids (Linoleic Acid 47% and Linolenic Acid 31%.). Fatty acids have a very important function in regeneration of skin cells and damaged tissues

Vitamin E
Vitamin E is the collective name for a set of 8 related tocopherols and tocotrienols. They are fat-soluble vitamins with antioxidant properties.

As an antioxidant, Vitamin E is essential for protecting body tissue from the damage of oxidation by neutralising free radicals in the body that cause tissue and cellular damage. It is important in the formation of red blood cells and also contributes to a healthy circulatory system.

The finished product. This is a fantastic face cream. It can also be used for cuts or abrasions, burns etc.

I usually buy a basic face cream (from the oil garden) and add my ingredients.

It is easy to make a basic face cream yourself.

A basic natural skin cream consists of the following four ingredients:

Blended oils, beeswax, coconut/cocoa butter, and grapefruit seed extract.

Blended oils hydrate and nourish skin that has been stripped of its natural oils.

Beeswax forms a protective coating against the elements, such as sun and wind.

Coconut or cocoa butter is a more viscous, solid, substance, and provides the base for the cream itself.

Grapefruit seed extract is a natural antibiotic, preserving the cream against molds.

To find out which oils would be best for your skin type, go to a local health food store or a pharmacy and try out small samples of the oils on your skin. The oil should be absorbed without leaving too much greasy residue.

For dry skin are the following oils recommended: Avocado oil, it is also for sensitive and mature skin. Sesame oil is also a natural sunscreen. Peanut oil, and Shea butter is a natural sunscreen.

For oily skin the following oils are recommended:

Jojoba oil is a liquid wax. It is less greasy than most oils. Grapeseed oil is a dry oil. Wheat germ oil is high in vitamins and minerals and is recommended for all skin types.

"Bridal Bouquet"

Believe it or not:
All my hurts, my garden spade can heal. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Organic Tip of the week:
Keep away from Aspartame!

Aspartame Dangers
The dangers of aspartame poisoning have been a well-guarded secret since the 1980s. The research and history of aspartame is conclusive as a cause of illness and toxic reactions in the human body. Aspartame is a dangerous chemical food additive, and its use during pregnancy and by children is one of the greatest modern tragedies of all.

Why haven't you heard about this before?

Partly because the diet industry is worth trillions of American dollars to corporations, and they want to protect their profits by keeping the truth behind aspartame's dangers hidden from the public. When NutraSweet® was introduced for the 'second' time in 1981, a diet craze revolutionized America's eating protocols and a well-oiled money machine was set into motion changing modern lifestyles. After more than twenty years of aspartame use, the number of its victims is rapidly piling up, and people are figuring out for themselves that aspartame is at the root of their health problems. Patients are teaching their doctors about this nutritional peril, and they are healing themselves with little to no support from traditional medicine.
Read more about Aspartame Information

Aspartame Side Effects
There are over
92 different health side effects associated with aspartame consumption. It seems surreal, but true. How can one chemical create such chaos?
Aspartame dissolves into solution and can therefore travel throughout the body and deposit within any tissue. The body digests aspartame unlike saccharin, which does not break down within humans.
The multitude of aspartame side effects are indicative to your genetic individuality and physical weaknesses. It is important to put two and two together, nonetheless, and identify which side effects aspartame is creating within you.

Aspartame changes the ratio of amino acids in the blood, blocking or lowering the levels of serotonin, tyrosine, dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline. Therefore, it is typical that aspartame symptoms cannot be detected in lab tests and on x-rays. Textbook disorders and diseases may actually be a toxic load
as a result of aspartame poisoning.

I have always had a healthy disrespect for all sort of chemical foodstuff.

Thank you for your visit and have a nice day!

Copyright: T.S. Yesterdaytodayandtomorrow in my garden.

Pictures T.S.


chaiselongue said...

You're quite right in your healthy disrespect for additives - with healthy being the operative word! All these additives serve only the food industry, not the consumer, and are completely unneccessary even when they are not downright dangerous!

Shibaguyz said...

We are in the slow process of converting all of our household items (cleaners, health care items, etc) into homemade. We're adding this one to our recipe list. Thanks for the tip!

Maria said...

Dear Titania, thank you for your face cream recipe and for warning of
aspartame. I have also tried to avoid chemical foodstuff as much as possible but you cannot always be sure about the ingrediants of finished products. So we often cook at home :)
If you have some spare time I ask you to COME OVER to Vienna and see what's waiting there for you :)
Hugs Maria

tumbleweed said...

anything with numbers in it is generally nasty...and honey is my cure for just about anything.
best wishes...

Ewa said...

I am slowly getting more and more natural and organic :) Your knowledge about ingredients and recipe nearly blew my mind :)
Is it possible to take any organic grass?

Roses and stuff said...

Titania, everytime I read your posts, I learn so much from you! - Even if I knew aspartame was dangerous, I didn't the details. And I didn't know how to make a face cream either. Thank you for enlightening me!

Maria said...

Hello Titania, you were just on my blog but I think you have not visited this one:
HERE something is waiting for you!
Please come and see!

Maria said...

Thanks Titania, I am happy that you like my idea!
Please don't hurry or worry, this is only meant as a sign of appreciation ;)

Titania said...

Thank you Ewa for your comment. Ewa I am not sure about any grass. The grass I am talking about is wheatgrass. There might be others which are useful.

Titania said...

Thank you Katarina, try to make the face cream. It is fun to make and the cream is really good. For a small pot of face cream with a fancy name, you pay a lot of $$!

Pia K said...

Such an interesting post! The face cream is definitely on my (extensive) to-do-list and like you I definitely have a healthy disrespect for strange additives in food and drinks and other products. Although it's not always easy to avoid it at all times alas.

Barbara said...

Wow, liebe Trudi, du bist aber fleissig! Ich habe mit meiner Schwiemu vor Jahren mal Ringelblumen und Arnikacreme gemacht. Gab viel Arbeit und leider war dann nach einer gewissen Zeit der Geruch der Creme nicht mehr so angenehm (nicht gerade ranzig, aber ähnlich!). Deine Creme tönt "gluschtig", und vorallem ist es beruhigend zu wissen, was man alles selbst hinein getan hat (oder tun kann).
Einen guten Wochenstart und liebe Grüsse (hier sind die Ferien zu Ende),

Titania said...

Pia thank you for your comment. You are right today's lifestyle doesn't allow us to live absolutely healthy. We are tough, otherwise we wouldn't be here anymore! Hippocrates dictated: First do no harm and let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food! Hardly the path of allopathic medicine today!

Titania said...

Liebe Barbara, Ich danke dir fuer dein Interesse. Ich mache diese Gesichts Creme schon viele Jahre. Ich hatte bis jetzt keine Schwierigkeiten mit ranzig werden. Es koennte schon passieren wenn man sie an der Waerme laesst, oder sie wird zu alt. Das passiert aber auch mit den gekauften Cremen. Arnika und Ringelblumen Cremen fuer heilungs Zwecke, sind am besten in der Kuehle aufzubewahren.) Somit sind deine Ferien schon vorbei. Ich wuensche dir einen schoenen Schulanfang, ich hoffe du bist gut ausgeruht. Herzlichst T.

Marie said...

Very interresting!
Beautiful roses!

Have a nice week :)

Brenda Kula said...

Wow, I'd heard some grumbling about aspartame, but I didn't know all this. Thanks for the info! I think my white cat would go crazy for that pot of grass you have growing!

Maria said...

Hi Titania, I just saw your message on my blog! It is 00:00 o'clock now and I about to go to sleep now. I hope you can sleep again after waking up so early.
Tomorrow I have a day off and so I can sleep a little longer! Have a nice day!
PS: I also love goulash. And sushi, too because I did not eat them as often as the children did. On Sundays I often eat Wiener Schnitzel - funny, but I really like them!

Hort Log said...

Hi Trudi,

some Qs:
Is the Rose oil the same as those in aromatherapy ?
Any details about how to make the base cream, just mix the 4 ingredients together ? Whats the proportion ?


Kanak Hagjer said...

The end product looks fabulous! This is one recipe I must try out. Thanks for sharing!

sisah said...

Interessantes Rezept, besonders die Verwendung von Weizengrassaft habe ich noch nie gehört. Manchmal mache ich mit meinen Schülern Cremes im Wahlpflichtunterricht, aber wie Barbara sind das so einfache Cremes wie Ringelblumen oder Hamemeliscreme.
Ich werde das mal ausprobieren, aber von Hagebuttenöl habe ich hier noch nichts gesehen, mal sehen, ob es das hier überhaupt im Handel gibt!
Ja, Aspartam ist wie alle künstlichen Süßungsmittel einfach nur überflüssig und in vielen Fällen schädlich, außerdem bewirken sie oft das Gegenteil von dem, was sie eigentlich unterstützen sollen: eine Gewichtsabnahme. Hier ein anderes Beispiel:

Titania said...

Kanak thank you for your visit and comment.Yes, try it out, it is really nice and feels on te skin.)

Sisah danke fuer deinen Kommentar. Vielleicht bekommst du das Rosehip oil in einem healthfood shop. Wenn du die Creme ausprobierst, kaufe ein gue organische base cream, die deiner Haut passt. Ich brauche meine auch fuer schlimme Kratzer die ich einfange wenn ich Bromeliads teile und verpflanze. Es kuehlt, takes the itch und heilt
in ein paar Tagen. Ich benutze diese creme schon viele Jahre.

Titania said...

Sorry Kanak,I was typing to fast. Here I go again: Thank you for your visit and comment. Yes, try it out. The cream feels really nice and soothing on the skin.

Maria said...

Hi Titania, thanks for coming over again! Where did your mother come from in Austria? Vienna? And have you been to Austria once?
Seems that many Austrians went to Australia around the middle of last century. Funny enough: many young people dream of living in Australia nowadays here!
Have a nice day!

Maria said...

Ich sehe gerade, dass du auch sehr gut Deutsch sprichst!

Whitney said...

that is a great recipe for face cream..i need to try that! sister has acne and wheat grass is one of the only things that seems to make it go away! And the info about aspartame is good to know...i drink a lot of diet soda and I didn't know about all of the side effects.

Jules said...

Wow - how exciting SE Qld!!! I was born and raised in Roma, lived in Toowoomba for 20 yrs and taught in the Lockyer valley - Helidon & Withcott before moving to PNG and now based in Brisbane. Hi Neighbour!!!

Love your blog - so informative!!!!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Trudi, that's so nice of you. You needn't have bothered. I'm back to read the face cream recipe. Then I'll go to your older posts to learn about some plants. I love to be here!!

Titania said...

Jules thank you for your visit. I have left a comment on your blog about Katie.)

Thank you Kanak.

Helga said...

Hallo Titania,
habe mich sehr über Deinen Kommentar gefreut. Natürlich kann Du meinen Blog in Deine Blogliste aufnehmen, ich werde das gleiche mit deinem Blog machen.
Interessant, dass Ihr auch Bienenvölker habt. Bei uns geht das Bienenjahr gerade zu Ende, wir müssen noch einmal auffüttern, dann ist die Arbeit fürs erste getan. Bei Euch geht es ja bald wieder los.
Liebe Grüße