In my earlier post, I mentioned that I joined two workshops today. I shared about the first one and now I’m sharing the second one. It’s the DIY Workshop on Natural Makeup Remover & Face Toner for your Skin Type by Dear Jamie! It’s also part of the activities in the Honest Harvest Bazaar at the Podium this week.
I truly enjoyed this workshop because we used the time to make our own blends! Apart from learning how to DIY our makeup remover & face toner, we got to do it ourselves. It was soooo much fun! I felt like I was in school again! The conversation that went along in the workshop was super awesome too!
Meet our instructor, Angeli Soriano. She’s the one behind Dear Jamie. She’s passionate about handmade soaps and apothecary.
We got a lecture first on what essential oils are and which ones are good for our skin types. Since we’ll be using essential oils for our DIY makeup remover & facial toner, it is important that we get to know those stuff.
Essential oils – potent extracts from plants. For kids 2 years and below, diffuse EOs. Otherwise, diffuse 2%.
These are the oils recommended based on skin types:
- Normal Skin – lavender, frankincense, geranium, lemon
- Dry Skin – geranium, patchouli, lavender, myrrh, rose, frankincense, ilang ilang, cedar wood, clary sage, roman chamomile, sandalwood, jasmine
- Acne-Prone Skin – rosemary, lemongrass, clary sage, tea tree, lavender, cedar wood, geranium, roman chamomile
- Oily Skin – frankincense, lavender, geranium, tea tree, ilang ilang, cypress, basil, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood
- Sensitive Skin – lavender, rose, jasmine, geranium, frankincense, sandalwood, roman chamomile
- Mature Skin – rose, frankincense, myrrh, ilang slang, rosemary, lavender, cypress, jasmine
We can use a combination of recommended oils based on our skin type. For me, I consider myself having normal skin.
Makeup Remover (100 ml)
1/2 cup distilled water (only use distilled. mineral water is not pure)
1 tablespoon castile liquid soap (can be bought at S&R stores)
1/2 tablespoon cold pressed virgin coconut oil (not easily absorbed by the skin, Giga is a good brand)
30 drops essential oil (10 drops lavender, 10 drops geranium & 10 drops lemon)
Put 1/3 of the mixture in your container.
Fill up the container with tons of cotton balls.
Put the rest of the mixture to the container.
Add more cotton balls as needed. If you see liquid, add cotton balls.
Facial Toner (50 ml)
3 tablespoons Witch Hazel (alcohol-free, Tharyers is a good brand, can be bought at Healthy Options, astringent, aid in faster heals of cuts & bruises)
0.5 tablespoon Aloe Vera Gel (arsenic & fragrance-free)
30 drops essential oil (10 drops basil, 10 drops rosemary & 10 drops peppermint)
Put all ingredients in a bowl or cup.
Make sure to mix ingredients thoroughly until no more solid textures can be seen.
Pour mixture into a 50ml mist container.
Since we used all natural ingredients in our DIY makeup remover & facial toner, there is no bonding agent. Thus, we have to shake our mixtures before using. I love the feeling that we are trying to go natural. Let’s see where this journey to natural healing & care takes me.