Do you ever wish you had actually listened to your parents at 15? Like really listened to all of what you thought was minutia, but really was brilliant? Because trust me, as a parent now, I know that everything I tell my kids is brilliant. (right?) Parents speak from experience, but kids think they know everything. It’s a hard combination.
One of the things I wish I had listened about was my skincare. Sure, it’s a small detail….if I’m being honest, I wish I would have listened to everything my parents told me. But then I guess I’d have had the easiest childhood in the world, and I’d be an insufferable ass right now. So let’s just stick with skincare for now.
For the most part, I come from good genes. Anyone who has met my parents knows this. Both my mom and dad look at least 20 years younger than they actually are, and I’m not exaggerating (check here for yourselves). So genetically I have good skin. I am also a vegetarian for 25+ years, which many people will say attributes to good skin. But honestly, what I have found has been the best thing for my skin has been the all natural route I have been taking the past two years.
I have stopped buying most skincare products, and instead have made my own, or just used plain oils on my face (some favorites are coconut, almond, jojoba, and rosehip seed). At night, I slather a generous amount of raw organic shea butter on my face. Up until last week, I was still using a store bought face soap, but I vowed to myself that once that was gone, I’d make my own. And that is the recipe I am sharing with you today. It’s so easy, and so fabulous.
All you need is:
~ 10 raw almonds
~ 1 tablespoon uncooked rice (brown or white)
~ 1 tablespoon powdered milk (any fat content will do)
~ jojoba oil (or any oil of your choosing)
Blend together the almonds and rice in a coffee grinder, or some sort of appliance that will grind them to a powder. Add the powdered milk and mix together. Store this in an airtight, waterproof container. When it’s time to wash your face, add about a teaspoon to the palm of your hand, and squirt enough jojoba oil to the mixture to make a watery paste.
Wash your face as you normally do.
I have been using it for about a week now, and love it. Not only does it smell fabulous, but it leaves my skin feeling soft, looking more radiant than it ever has recently, and I even dared to go to work yesterday with not a stitch of makeup on. None, nada, zip.
And no one spit their coffee out when they saw me!