BODY CLEANSING POWDER - Sandalwood Rose
This recipe is for a face wash that is in powder form. The concept of a powder wash may be foreign to some people, especially those who have been using gel or foaming face cleansers all their lives. The best thing about a facial powder cleanser is that we can customize it according to our skin needs. This is a gentle recipe for all types of skin. Face wash powders can by used well by sensitive skin as well. also it is great while travelling. It doesn't dry out the skin. When mixed with water on your palms it mildly lathers up as due to the addition of Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate.
Lets see whats Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate is all about:
It is a natural ingredient derived from coconuts, mainly from coconut oil. The process includes mixing a natural Sulfonic acid called Isethionic acid with the fatty acids that naturally occur in coconut oil. Just as coconut oil the Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (SCI) have good moisturizing properties. The best part about this ingredient is that when compared with other surfactants they have similar cleansing and foaming properties. This ingredient interacts so well with oil, dirt, and water and therefore helps in cleansing the skin inside out even though it is mild.
This cleansing powder is eco friendly and you are doing a positive thing for your planet by cleansing your face with it. All elements of this ingredient is biodegradable and it is zero waste friendly. It’s high time we thought of the planet we live in and SCI is one way to do it. It is definitely a cleaner choice. Buy it here.
Lets look at the more familiar key ingredients used in this recipe:
KAOLIN CLAY (buy it here).
Kaolin clay is an important detoxifying and stimulating ingredient in skin care. It absorbs excess oil and cleansing on the skin. It is beneficial to treat acne breakouts. Its extremely beneficial for oily skin as it balances the oil production on the skin. Since its a gentle clay and smooth it is highly suitable for sensitive skin. It treats fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
Some of the benefits of kaolin clay:
Gently cleanser for skin (excellent alternative cleanser for those with sensitive skin)
Reduces oily and acne prone skin
Purifying and clears the pores, removing dirt, grime from pollution.
It has anti - inflammatory for irritated skin.
Acts as a gentle exfoliator by removing dead cells and flaky, dry skin
Improves the elasticity of skin and delays the signs of aging
Sothes skin irritations from bug bites, rashes, poison ivy, and others
RED SANDALWOOD (Buy it here):
it is a age old skin care ingredient used by milions of women across the globe. it is known as 'Rakta Chandana' and it is one of the most reliable ingredient in skin care routine. It is used by people to fade scars on face as it is a mild yet powderful ingredient. Red sandalwood has multiple health benefits as well such as : anti-inflammatory, anthelmintic, antipyretic, anti-hyperglycaemic, aphrodisiac, and diaphoretic properties, which make it a perfect solution for digestive tract issues, fluid retention, cough, etc. The ingredient can also improve the overall health of our skin remarkably with its strong healing characteristics.
ROSE PETAL POWDER (Buy it here):
Roses are rich in vitamin C, B and K and thus results in smooth and flawless skin tone when one regularly applied. Let’s look into them in detail to know more benefits of rose petal powder to our skin and hair. Rose powder removes dirt and excess oil from the pores and helps you to get rid of the bacteria with the help of its anti-bacterial property.
GRAPESEED OIL (Buy it here):
This product is obtain from the seeds pressed from wine grapes.Also, it is a byproduct of the wine making process. Unlike other oils that may only suit certain skin types or clog pores, grapeseed oil is a lightweight oil that’s non comedogenic, making it suitable for most skin types—including sensitive and acne-prone. It acts as a great moisturizer and balances the skin. It reduces inflammation and slows down the ageing process.
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL (Buy it here):
Lavender oil can benefit the skin in numerous ways. It has the ability to lessen acne, help lighten skin, and reduce wrinkles. It has great soothing properties which help in reducing skin conditions like eczema and other dry skin conditions. It has mild wound healing properties.
Let's get the recipe:
HOW TO USE IT:
Just take a small amount of the powder in your palm and add little water in it and rub your palm against each other.
It starts forming a lather. now apply it all over your body and rinse with water and you are good to go.
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