Monday, March 25, 2019

soap- free facial cleanser with hemp seed oil & powdered rose

A clean, balanced and healthy skin is perfectly possible if we understand and respect how it functions. So we can work with our skin rather than against it, in order to get the results we want. One method that is constantly gaining ground for facial cleansing is the oil cleansing method which is ideal even for acne prone skin types.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Coffee Lover’s Lip Balm

A friend of mine makes amazing extracts with every plant you can imagine. Herbs, flowers, seeds and fruits are a daily challenge to make experiments. So I asked her to make a coffee infused oil for me and she made it directly from a variety of espresso with Protected Designation of Origin in Ethiopia. Its fragrance reminds me of a pleasant walk in the traditional coffee shops of the Athenian center, an amazing aroma of freshly roasted coffee. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

diy heart lotion bars with rose wax & cupuacu butter

Anhydrous products are cosmetics that do not contain a water phase and we love them a lot because we do not need to use a preservative. Lately, solid products show a big increase (see previous posts) so today we will make a solid bar lotion. It is very easy to prepare and maintains its solid form as long as it stays at room temperature. It is activated with body temperature as it is applied to the skin for softness and deep hydration and is absorbed directly, without leaving a feeling of greasiness.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

diy solid conditioner bars with calendula & panthenol

solid conditioner bar by Stella Crown
Recently, I started talking about solid hair products and presented my own formula for solid shampoo bars with calendula & panthenol, here. Today we will talk about a solid conditioner, a really fantastic hair conditioner, which (like solid shampoo) is the ideal choice for everyday use and easy transfer to the gym, swimming pool or travelling.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

diy vapor rub for muscle pains & colds

vapor rub by Stella Crown
A necessary ingredient in products that fight cold or muscle pains are the menthol crystals.
Menthol crystals usually come from India and are extracted from the mint leaves with a soft cold process. They are dissolved in oil, water or alcohol at 40 degrees Celsius and can be incorporated into any cosmetics in an amount of 2 to 10%.They cool, revitalize and have a pleasantly strong fragrance. They are often used in cosmetics, ointments, balms, pharmaceutical creams, lotions, toothpaste, mouthwash, gum, foot spray, pain relief, shampoo, conditioner, ointments, shaving creams, mouthwash or neck gel. Crystals because they are quite concentrated, a small amount is enough.