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Jenni Raincloud

For questions about DIY skin care, blogging, advertising on Jenni Raincloud, product reviews and everything else-you can contact me at jenni@jenniraincloud.com!  I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion!

Just an FYI-I don’t accept guest posts on my blog.  Each post is original content written by me.

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  1. Mee Gray says:

    Can I use my own homemade vitamin c powder? which is just Organic orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit peels that’s been dehydrated then grounded.

    • Mee Gray-How wonderful!! I think you could. I’m not sure how it would penetrate or the amount of actual Vitamin C is in your powder but it sounds so neat! You will have to determine it’s efficacy just by seeing results in your skin! Keep me posted!

  2. Jane saffery says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    I am in dying help to find a shampoo and conditioner that prevents color fading and won’t weigh my hair down. Lately I have used acute and andalou. Both organic and claims to be color safe but I hate how my hair feels. What do you recommend?

  3. Anette bowen says:

    Thanks for your amazing recipes and tips. Question do you feel for making anti aging recipes it is better to add each essential oil separately or can a anti aging blend be just as good?

  4. I signed up for your newsletter and have not received the !st e-mail to confirm my e-mail address, Thx!!!

  5. What is your opinion on cucumber seed oil as a carrier oil for a face serum?

    I am currently stuck between jojoba and cucumber seed oil.

  6. Okay, I think I have an idea for a base for two face serums I wish to try making (acne/skincare serum and an anti aging serum), but I wanted your opinion. My skin type is oily, acne prone, large congested pores.

    For the basic base for BOTH serums:
    I know I definitely want SAFFLOWER OIL along with EVENING PRIMROSE OIL (“special carrier oil”) mixed in. And I know I asked you about CUCUMBER SEED OIL, but from what I found so far, it seems like it may do well for my skin (high in linoleic acid), but I still would like you opinion on it.

    So far that would make SAFFLOWER OIL, EVENING PRIMROSE OIL, and CUCUMBER SEED OIL (a high possibility).

    But then I wanted to add a little bit of extras to make each serum different (Acne/skincare serum and anti-aging serum):
    For the acne/skincare serum – HEMP SEED OIL
    For the anti-aging serum – TAMANU OIL

    So the ingredients would read:
    Acne/skincare serum – SAFFLOWER OIL, EVENING PRIMROSE OIL, CUCUMBER SEED OIL (high possibility), HEMP SEED OIL
    Anti-aging serum – SAFFLOWER OIL, EVENING PRIMROSE OIL, CUCUMBER SEED OIL (high possibility), TAMANU OIL

    Then I would add the appropriate essential oils that I would need for each.

    I also considered adding jojoba or grapeseed to both serums, but I am stuck at the jojoba and grapeseed debacle. Jojoba closely imitates our skin, but grapeseed is said to be lighter than jojoba and higher in linoleic acid.

    In general, do you think it’s okay to combine multiple carrier oils together?

    I know this seems like a lot and I apologize.

  7. For your eye serum can I make without the meadowfoam,rosehip and lavender,I have sensitivities to all,before finding this page I was just gonna just use carrot oil and sweet almond so actually I’d only be adding vit e to it,I have many allergies to even natural organic things it’s a pain,and how long mixed together would this be good for

    • Salina-Yes you can. That’s a bummer though! Are you referring to the Eye Stick? Evening Primrose is a good oil to keep in there if you can. You also could add geranium and/or cypress too-they are good for around the eyes.

  8. Hi Jenni
    How are you? I’ve spent so much time on your blog oohing and aah ing that I feel I know you in person .
    I love your serum recipe for different skin types and posted a few queries on that page…can’t see them anywhere though.
    Could you please check when have the time and get back to me? I would be most grateful.

    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Sending you loads of love n light
    Ramya

    • Ramya-I have to approve each comment before it appears on the blog and I’ve fallen behind! So sorry-getting to your questions now! Thank you so much, I’m glad you’re enjoying my blog!

  9. Candy Legorreta says:

    Hi,
    I was wondering if you had a recipe for lice repellent?
    There is a lice epidemic at my daughter’s school. Every day after school we have to check her. It usually takes 2 hrs. Not a pleasant experience for my daughter.
    Found some shampoos and leave in sprays but they all have mixed reviews. Awfully smell and dries out the hair.
    Could you recommend oils to add to her shampoo?
    Thank you,
    Candy

    • Candy-Oh no!! I haven’t experienced lice with my girls yet, I’m sure our time is coming but I did find THIS article from another blogger that had lice spreading through several of their kids. She used essential oils and a nit comb. Long story short, melaleuca is the best for lice. It actually will kill them. I don’t know about applying straight melaleuca to her scalp everyday after school because it could be too strong. You could dilute with a bit of carrier oil like coconut or jojoba. I would keep the melaleuca pretty strong though. You could also (if you have oily scalps) make a spray with witch hazel and melaleuca and spray her scalp every chance you get! Adding melaleuca to her shampoo is a great idea-I would absolutely do that. You can find melaleuca here and use my coupon code JENNIRAINCLOUD for 10% off. They ship fast. If you need it asap-it’s a common oil also called Tea Tree and can be found in any health food stores.

  10. Hi jenni,
    I have just stumbled upon your site and I just love it. 😍
    If I was to try some of your recipes, how long do they last before going bad? Or are they all different based on ingredients?
    And is there any different in using real lemon and lemon oil, as I read some where that lemon can harm the skin?
    What would you recommend from your recipes for oily/acne/dehydrated skin? 😊
    Many Thanks
    Sara 😊

    • Hi Sara, Thanks so much!!! Each recipe is different so I don’t have a blanket answer. One rule of thumb is that if a recipe does not contain water, just oils, it will last around 6 mos. Recipes that contain water need a preservative and I usually say they will last about 3 mos. There is a big difference in lemon e.o. and a real lemon. Lemon can be extremely harsh on the skin. It always needs to be highly diluted whether it be an essential oil or fruit. It can also make you extra sensitive to the sun.
      I love THIS cleanser and THIS serum as a moisturizer for your skin type!

  11. Hi Jenni
    Thanks for your valuable advice. Is jojoba ok to use with the combination you gave me?
    Plus I have another question sorry. .
    As I am just starting out with eo I have gathered a few and would like your advice if any would work together as a perfume. ..combo
    Tea tree lemon orange frankincense lavender
    Rose ylang ylang.
    Hope something might work our fingers crossed!
    Thanks again
    Have a wonderful day
    Ramya

    Tea

  12. Sorry
    I also have peppermint to add to the mix!

    Thanks
    Ramya

  13. Hi Jenni
    Could you please help with my questions above? Would be ever so grateful. ..want to make the perfume for Mum for Mothers day and your advice would be wonderful. I am trying to source cinnamon clove rosemary too.

    Thanks in advance.
    Have a great day
    Ramya

  14. Brittany Donaldson says:

    Hey Jenni! I just saw where you are using the Spark Naturals affiliate program and I just had a few questions for you!

    Did you have to get a business license to allow for you making money from the blog? Or does Spark Naturals handle the tax side of things?

  15. Hi Jenni…………..I’ve been all over your website checking out tons of your recipes for homemade beauty products (shampoo, body wash, etc). Question……….is there a substitute for liquid castile soap in the recipes? I don’t need a “foaming” or “frothy” body wash and I don’t like how after rinsing my skin feels “tight” and not silky smooth. The only common ingredient is the castile soap. I get the same feeling from glycerin soaps.
    Thanks.

    • Gina-You’re right, it is the castile soap that makes your skin feel tight. Honestly-I no longer make washes anymore. They dry my skin out and are hard to preserve. I buy an organic body wash from Target and I use an oil cleanser on my face. I’ve never looked back from the oil cleansing method. My skin is so much happier. As far as a gentler alternative for castile soap-I’ve not found one that’s natural.

      • Thanks Jenni. That was one direction I may have to eventually go in. I use a name brand non-lathering body wash currently but haven’t given up the journey of trying to make my own.

  16. Kathy Hardick says:

    Hi Jenni- I know I have asked this before but could you tell me what day time moisturizer you use with an SPF?
    Thank You,
    Kathy

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  18. Margaret Murray says:

    Hi Jenni! I have been doing some reading about spark naturals and am curious. I read that an affiliate would be given a link for their website to sell an at 10% off. What if you don’t have a website😕?

    • Hi Margaret! There are many Spark Natural affiliates who don’t have websites. They just want the discount for themselves and their friends and family and that’s perfectly fine! What Spark does is give you a code-like mine is JENNIRAINCLOUD. When someone uses my code, they get 10% off and I get a bit of a commission on that sale. It’s a very simple system and a great company! Let me know if you have any other questions!

  19. I love your blog! I’m so glad I found it. I was looking through your recipes, but I can’t find the tool you said you used to make collagen build back up on your face. I know it was around $53.00. Can you please send me an e-mail so I can order it? Thanks! Another problem I’m having is that I’m not receiving any e-mails from you, but I’m signed up to receive them. Can you please tell me what I’m doing wrong? I added you to my address book, but nothing is coming through. Thanks for your great blog. Keep up the good work!

  20. Hello,
    I just discovered your blog and I am so intrigued! I was looking for DIY serums recipes and came across your website. I have combo. acne prone skin but I am also want something anti-aging. I was going to use Grapeseed oil as the carrier oil, (I don’t know how much to use?) and for ess. oils Geranium, Frankincense and Ylang, Ylang(again I don’t know how much to use?) Would you agreed w/ this or add addition ones like Tea Tree, Carrot Seed and or Pumpkin Seed, etc and if so how much? I also have Rose Hip Seed Oil but wasn’t sure if I should use a little or none b/c I am prone to breaking out. What amounts would you use of each for a sampling batch? Would you make up a separate eye serum or use the same face serum? My eye area needs something b/c of crows feet/darker under eye area just wasn’t sure to use the same serum or something completely different. Lastly, I wanted to also make a body serum-my legs tend to very dry so I want something moisturizing but not greasy feeling. How would you go about this? Sorry for so many questions, figured I would try to cover everything at once. Thank you in advance!

  21. Jenni-I purchased your organic cleanser and like it but I do have a question. From teenage years til now (74) I have battled milia. Will this face cleanser help or exacerbate this condition. I have tried for so long to rid my face of these things and extraction seems the only cure and I am loaded up with them currently. Your thoughts please

    • Hi Sharron-In case you didn’t get my email I wanted to answer your question here too-I think my facial cleanser will really help with milia. It is excellent at exfoliating dead skin, opening up pores and cleansing the skin gently. Milia takes time to get rid of though. I used to be very prone to lots of tiny milia under my eyes. I don’t have it anymore thanks to using homemade products. And as a side note on milia, removing them is very hard. I busted several capillaries trying to extract them on occasion. Keeping on top of exfoliation and cleansing might not get you immediate results but it’s the best way to go. Keep me posted!

  22. Jackie Ruben says:

    Hi Jenni! There is a lot of buzz in social media these days around the appearance of crepey skin. Do you have something that will work for that? I would really appreciate hearing from you!

    • Jackie-Crepey skin is usually because skin is dehydrated. I would suggest using a facial oil morning and night. Also oil cleansing can really increase moisture as well as evening out the skin!

  23. Hi Jenni
    I love all your receipts but I read you cannot use neodefend and citric acid together. Your receipe for baby wash and Lavender Silky Body Wash include both. What should I do to extend the shelf life? I’m ready to make the body wash.

  24. Barbara Ann Jordan says:

    I saw your post about the beaded bracelets and I can’t find the e mail address to check these out again. I loved their simplicity and colors. Please post the website again. Thanks!

  25. Hi Jenni—LOVE your website and all the recipes and helpful hints. Re: mineral foundation and matching skintone—I am having a hard time matching my skintone, it is somewhat unusual. I am reddish-blond, lots of freckles, dark blue eyes, fair skinned and of course burn super easily. My skin definitely has pink/cool undertones. Most brands are either too yellow or too orange. I tried a mixture from your recipe and I am still coming up with a too orangey tone. You list tweaks to adjust the color, but does not say what to add if I need more pink/mauve–I tried adding more red, but that makes it too orangy—can you help please? Thanks!

    • Lori-Thanks so much! Yikes-I’m not sure what you could do if adding the red doesn’t help-the only thing I would do is add more white to the red. This sounds super weird but I wonder what would happen if you added French Green Clay? Green tones red/orange down and kaolin clay is already an ingredient so I don’t see why french green clay couldn’t be added in small amounts. You can find it probably on Amazon but for sure at Mountain Rose Herb.

  26. vicki L magnuson says:

    Hi Jenni. I was wondering if you’ve ever tried a derma roller and if so, what did you think?

    • Vicki-Funny you ask, I have a friend with gorgeous skin and I asked her what she does and she uses a derma roller consistently. I have never tried it but now I’m very intrigued and will be doing some research for a post in the future!

  27. Carol Rossomando says:

    Just wondering what you think of Majestic Pure oils?

  28. I have normal to dry skin. I use some of your serums and love them. What can I do for wrinkles and spots on my face? I’m almost 34 and look older. My forehead and around my eyes being the worst with spots on my cheek and jaw. What routine and recipes do you recommend? There are so many to choose from! Thanks so so much! Happy thanksgiving!

    • Hi Analisha! I always recommend Oil Cleansing. I’ve had many people tell me their wrinkles were greatly reduced once they began doing it. As far as spots-are we talking blemishes or sun spots? Sun spots are tricky. I’ve yet to find something that really reduces them. Vitamin C serums work for many though. Exfoliation can help as well.

  29. Do you have any suggestions for treating lower respiratory infections in young kids? My daughter is 18 months and keeps getting them. We’ve had two trips to the ER in the last 6 months. Currently she is taking asthma medicine for maintenance and rescue purposes. It’s helping but still struggling.

    • Chrissy-My 8 year old is doing the same thing. It’s terrible. One day she’s fine, the next she literally can not breath. I ended up going to the doctor and she’s on probably the same thing your’s is on. I hate it. I have not found a natural remedy that works enough to give her relief-the not breathing causes such panic in both of us. What I have done naturally is bought a humidifier with warm steam. The nurse told me that warm steam helps open up the air ways. I also diffuse in her room while she sleeps and I’ve been able to prop her up on 2 pillows rather then 1. I’ve really just not found anything that eases the breathing enough to let go of the inhaler. My doctor told me that it’s inflammation that causes the breathing issue and since kids have such tiny airways, they just don’t have room for any inflammation. Essential oils are great at reducing inflammation but since they can’t swallow pills, the only thing you can do is topical. My mother had gout in her knee this weekend and the inflammation was crazy-I put lemon on her then layered Frankincense and Peppermint on top because those oils will push the base oil deeper into the skin. It worked like a charm and it got me wondering if the same protocol could be used on the chest? Anyway-good luck to you-I hope you all can shake it soon. I feel your pain-we’ve never experienced an illness that just keeps coming back and cause the inability to breath. It’s awful.

  30. Sophia Estrada says:

    Hi Jenni!
    You have inspired me so much through your beauty products and I am currently in entrepreneur school to cultivate my own business which includes all natural beauty products. I was wondering if you would be open to answering my questions about FDA approval and what you had to do to legally sell your products! I’m a big fan!

    • Sophia-Thank you so much! I don’t do anything with the FDA or worry about legalities-You’re probably raising an eyebrow right now…. I honestly never intended to have an Etsy shop and don’t consider it anything I will continue forever so I’ve just never gotten too serious. Sorry-I’m no help on this one!

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