It is said that legendary Egyptian beauties attributed their flawless complexions to the use of three basics: Roses, Olive oil and Aloe Vera gel. This organic, simple blend has multiple uses. Use as a soapless facial wash, as a facial serum applied on a cotton round to cleanse, or as a make-up remover.
A tropical plant, aloe is used in many formulas for reparative skin preparations, soothing astringents and sun products. Its gel is extremely cooling and refreshing. Aloe Vera contains a powerful anti-inflammatory, B-sitosterol, that can be very effective for dealing with many skin conditions.
Fresh rose petals are infused in the heat of the summer sun to bring you a pretty pale red rosewater.
Roses contain a substantial amount of vitamin C which results in an acidic rosewater helpful in reducing thread veins through the rose's tonic effects on the capillaries. By stimulating blood circulation, skin cells certainly benefit, bringing back that glow. Astringent and antiseptic properties make rosewater a favorite for those with sensitive skin who are seeking a gentle facial cleanser without added ingredients that could aggravate already irritated or dry skin.
A touch of rosewater concentrate and geranium essential oil or lemon and geranium essential oils are added to further enhance the subtle fragrance of this soothing wash. You choose at checkout which blend you prefer.
Always learning and open to new ideas and improvements, it was suggested by a wonderful woman to add vinegar and/or honey to this facial blend. Honey and vinegar in their raw, unpasteurized form are already favorites and well known in skin care for their benefits so why not make this blend even more therapeutic!
You can choose at checkout whether you would like the addition of either or both the honey and vinegar or to just leave as is with the original recipe.
Vitamin E is added because in addition to being good for the skin by its aid in healing, it is an antioxidant which means it will help to prolong the shelf life of oil-based products.
Olive oil is a very stable nourishing oil used in many ways of daily living by those in the Mediterranean. Having the same pH as human skin, therapeutic olive oil is ideal for cleansing and to keep the skin in balance.
Cleaning your face with oil may sound unappealing but contrary to popular belief, oil does not contribute to oily skin or breakouts. The sebum that the skin creates is there to protect the skin. When we use commercial cleansers to remove this natural oil, the body reacts by producing more oil. Dry skin is often the result of stripping away this natural barrier and things get out of balance. It is the same as how our hair adjusts to constant shampooing.
In washing our faces we want to remove the dirt and bacterial which builds up in our pores but we have to think about the chemistry behind it. Oil dissolves oil, like dissolves like. Water and oil do not mix; commercial cleansers contain ingredients to break up the oils but in doing so may strip away the natural protective layer. By using a nourishing oil like olive oil, the dirty oils are being replaced with beneficial ones.
***Aloe Rose Facial Wash cleans and moisturizes without the use of soap, therefore very beneficial for those with dry, sensitive, or out of balance skin.
A LITTLE CHEMISTRY:
Oil and Water do not mix. The Olive oil naturally separates from the Rosewater/Aloe portion. There are no synthetic emulsifiers to keep it blended so it needs to be shook before each use. Upon receiving your product please realize that being the bottle is full, the lack of headspace will mean you'll have to shake a bit to get it to reblend. As you use it and there is more room to churn around, it'll be easier to get it to emulsify before each use.
HOW TO USE;
There are two ways you can use this cleanse:
1. Use as you would any face wash. Wet your face, pour a small amount onto a washcloth or facial scrubby pad and apply to your face using circular motions. Rinse with warm water.
If you desire, you can first steam out the pores by laying a hot (not scalding) wet washcloth over your face for a minute or so. This will help draw out impurities. Then proceed to use the facial wash.
Because olive oil is an oil it may feel as though it is not washing off but this feeling is temporary. Once you pat dry, your face will feel incredibly smooth.
Several Etsy sellers offer little round crocheted cotton or hemp face scrubbers which are perfect to use with this face wash. No dripping through your fingers, no mess. Just search face pads or face scrubbies.
2. Cleanse your face without using water to rinse. Add a small amount to a cotton square (a few are included with your order) and wipe over your face to remove dirt and moisturize at the same time. The aloe gives such a cool and refreshing feel and you'll be amazed at how it cleans by just looking at the cotton square or tissue that you use.
***An added plus is that this wash can be used for removing make-up.
***Skin flares come and go with their redness and/or dry patches. Apply a bit of this aloe, olive oil and rosewater combination with a cotton square and feel the relief. I am not making any statements about curing anything, just that when applied to these rough patches it brings soothing relief. Rosewater is known for soothing issues with redness.
***Keep this gentle blend handy for cleaning your pets' ears. Gentle and safe for both dogs and cats. Just apply to a cotton square and wipe out the outer ear. Don't use a q-tip.
Also available in a 2 oz. or 4 oz. size
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