Skin Solutions

An article by Kevin Olson

Hey, guys, I make my own balms and skin creams and I would like to share what I’m using for my skin solutions. I like to keep it organic and non-toxic, pure and natural. Personally, I don’t believe in steroids and prescriptions. Natural is best. Here is my current go to:

Skin SolutionsBEESWAX

This is a non-toxic natural skin protectant, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory. Beeswax is loaded with vitamin A which is good for cell turnover and reproduction. And this could be used as one of your skin solutions. It is also a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air, in turn, that keeps excessively dry skin hydrated. Booyah! The smell is good too. Beeswax is known to sooth itching and heal wounds. It will be the main staple of the balm. The beeswax will be the cornerstone of your hardened consistency.

COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil is high in saturated fats and those fats contribute to keeping tour skin hydrated and smooth. There are three fatty acids in coconut oil that have significant disinfectant properties; capric/ caprylic/ lauric acid. It is rich in proteins that keep the skin nourished and rejuvenated. Also, coconut oil does not go rancid.

We will use coconut oil as the softener to the beeswax hardener, and that is what you play with to get your desired consistency.

'this is the finished product.'Matcha Green Tea

Matcha green tea benefits are superior compared to other green teas. It is a fine green tea powder made from shade-grown tea leaves. It has higher levels of chlorophyll than other green teas. Chlorophyll is the pigment responsible for giving leaves their green color. Chlorophyll is linked to the ability to detoxify the body which makes it one of the great skin solutions. It helps to get rid of toxins, heavy metals, poisons, dioxins and hormone disruptors.

Matcha tea has extremely high levels of polyphenols, catechins, flavonoids and antioxidants that help improve the body’s defense system against bacteria and viruses. A recent study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that drinking matcha every day greatly enhanced the overall response of the immune system.

Chlorophyll found in matcha aids in wound healing and also exerts anti-inflammatory actions. Matcha also has a caffeine content so you will wake up putting it on.

Final Thoughts on Skin Solutions

So yeah the list goes on. Matcha is my favorite tea, and I also drink it almost every day. Make sure you get the right stuff of skin solutions, though. There are a lot of bunk matches on the market. You’re going to need to be on the lookout for very rich dark green color and make sure it’s ORGANIC. Make sure all your ingredients are organic, so you are not rubbing pesticide residues on your skin.

Process

I get mine from Teavana; it is $25 for a 1oz canister which is what is pictured. Personally, I just use a pinch. Maybe a quarter teaspoon for a big batch. So, I make for my preference a 1:1 ratio wax & oil. You get a harder consistency that gets a little give at room temp but has a nice texture when applied to the skin.

If you do a 1:2 ratio 2 being oil, you will get a consistency more like butter before its applied to the skin.
The rest of the ratios are up to your experiment.

Now get out your scale. To make a small test batch weigh out 5g of wax & 5g coconut oil. Place the oil and the wax in a pyrex and put it in a pot of water to boil until the wax has melted ( double boil). Now you can add the matcha if you want that in there. Stir until dissolved. Pour into the desired container while hot. Put in fridge for 10 minutes. Let the rest cool at room temp.

You can always use the ratio and modify to your desire. You could even use turmeric instead of matcha. But turmeric stains so it would be more of a face cream. There’re all sorts of natural remedies out there.

Enjoy!

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