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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!
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?
Hi Jane-Ugh-I wish I knew. I’m really at a loss with organic/safe hair care. I’m hoping to get some answers soon and I for sure will blog about it but for now-I’m with you-my organic shampoo and conditioner make my hair so tangled and dry.
At wellnessmama.com., she posts a great shampoo, hair detangler, etc. It is a great website. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
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?
Anette-As far as I know it makes no difference! Your welcome!!
I signed up for your newsletter and have not received the !st e-mail to confirm my e-mail address, Thx!!!
I hopefully added you-you should get a confirmation now! Thanks!!
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.
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.
Hey Jenni, you are welcome to delete my comment. I think I figured out what I will do.
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.
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-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!
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?
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.
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? 😊
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!
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!
Have a wonderful day
Yes, Jojoba is a great oil to use. You will just have to experiment on essential oil combos-Yours sounds amazing though!
I also have peppermint to add to the mix!
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
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?
Hi Brittany! No business license needed-Spark takes care of it.
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.
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.
Hi Jenni- I know I have asked this before but could you tell me what day time moisturizer you use with an SPF?
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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Hi Barbara! It was http://www.metowe.com Thanks!