Natural Skincare: Keep Your Skin “Rosey”

Do you fully appreciate the beauty of the rose? We all know that roses are beautiful and that they smell wonderful. But did you know that they are aphrodisiacs and have antidepressant properties? And you may know that the petals are edible (my grandfather nibbled on them regularly), but did you know they have cosmetic uses? Roses are one of the many natural resources that can be used in skin cleansers, astringents, and creams and lotions. Try these recipes and see if your skin doesn’t thank you . . . and if you don’t appreciate the rose a little more.
Rose Lotion

If you have dry or sensitive skin, the rosewater and almond oil in this recipe make a wonderful moisturizer.

16 oz. rosewater
1 oz. dried rose petals
20 oz. almond oil
3 oz. beeswax
essence of rose (optional)

Add the rose petals to the rosewater and soak for 3 days and use dermaroller amazon regularly. Strain the liquid.

Fill a nonmetal double boiler with water. Put the almond oil and beeswax into this and heat until the beeswax has dissolved. Remove the boiler from the burner.

Gradually add the rosewater, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the liquid is cool.

If you are using the essence of rose, add a drop to the mixture.

Continue to stir the mixture vigorously until it is cold, then pour into a clean bottle with a stopper or lid.

You can use the lotion to remove makeup: With clean fingertips, smooth the lotion over your face. Remove with a tissue. Follow with a mild cleanser. If any film from the cream remains, simply smooth it into your skin.

Rose Cream

The rosewater in this cream acts as a moisturizer and mild astringent, while the borax softens the skin. Zinc oxide helps heal irritated skin and lanolin is a powerful emollient.

2 oz. beeswax
1 heaping tsp. anhydrous lanolin
6 oz. almond oil
2 tsp. zinc oxide combined with 4 oz. almond oil to form a cream
1 tsp. borax dissolved in 4 oz. rosewater
10-20 drops of essence of rose

In a nonmetal double boiler, gently heat the beeswax and lanolin; don’t let it burn or even simmer.

Remove the pot from the heat and slowly add the almond oil.

While beating, add the zinc oxide and almond oil cream.

Mix in the borax and rosewater mixture and continue beating until cool.

Add the essence of rose slowly until you like the scent.

With a wooden spoon, beat the mixture until it is cold.

Pour into jars with lids (this recipe will make about 12 ounces) and let it sit until it solidifies.

You can use this cream as a moisturizer alone or under make-up.

If you love roses and want beautiful skin, these recipes may be for you. What’s more, you’ll know what you’re putting on your skin and get customized skincare products at a homemade price.

Several Reasons Why You Should Show Your Babysitter that You Appreciate Them

 

Not all people take their children to a day care facility. Some like the idea of having their children in a warm home environment. Many parents however fail to realize the importance of showing their babysitter how much they appreciate the time and effort they put into caring for their child. This article will discuss several ways that you can show your baby sitter how much you appreciate them. You may not realize how very simple things can say so much.
One of the things that you can do to show your appreciation for your baby sitter is to make sure that you arrive after the agreed upon time. Some baby sitters set a particular time that you can drop your child off at. For example they may tell you that you can drop them off anytime after 7:00am. You should make sure that you respect this and do not arrive any early. Your baby sitter may need this time to finish preparing their home or their own family for the day before you arrive. Another suggestion is to make sure that you arrive on time to pick up your child. This means that the time you both agree upon for pick up should be kept. Of course we all know that sometimes due to traffic or other problems it is always possible for parents to be running a little late.

The important thing however is to make sure that this does not become a habit. Remember that if you are constantly late then you could risk losing your baby sitter. You should also make sure that you pay them when you are supposed to pay them. Some people tend to think that if their child is not at the baby sitters on the day that they are supposed to pay them that it would be ok to wait until the next time they see them to pay. What some parents fail to realize is that many baby sitters  are trying to earn extra money to cover their family expenses. If you fail to pay them when you are supposed to then you could be causing them additional financial difficulties. If you agree to a particular date, then stick to your agreement. If for some reason you can not afford the entire amount that you own your baby sitter, and then you should be upfront and honest with them about this. Avoid waiting until the day you are supposed to pay them to let them know that you don’t have the money. When you repeatedly don’t pay on time this tends to show your baby sitter that you really don’t appreciate them.

One final suggestion that I have found to be a problem for most baby sitters is parents not bringing enough food and supplies that the baby needs. For most people who baby-sit in their homes they usually ask the parent to bring what the baby needs for the day, so that they do not have to pay out of their own pocket. If this is what you agree to then you should make sure that you pack your baby bag the night before and in the morning check to make sure that you have everything that your baby needs. This will help to avoid your baby sitter having to use there own supplies and money to cover what your baby needs. These are just a few suggestions on how you can show your baby sitter that you really do appreciate them. It really is very simple. All you have to do is stick to your original agreement, and have a little consideration, and respect for them.

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