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RECIPE: Aloe + Calendula Toner

Australian plant extracts are highly sought after for skin care products around the world. Perhaps the sometimes harsh climates these plants thrive in have enabled them to develop compounds to store the very vital elements that allow them to live. These compounds that are extracted through a hydro-glyceric process are prized for their abilities to rejuvinate the skin, restore elasticity and replenish lost anti-oxidants.

Calendula Extract in particular has been used extensively for medicinal purposes such as scar and tissue healing, collagen stimulation and replacement due to the presence of favinoids, carotenes and triterpenes. It's Australia's star player in popular creams and lotions. Our Calendula Extract is made by us so we know it's perfect.

Aloe Vera Gel has become famous for reducing inflammation and reducing redness of the skin - hello sun burn - but did you know that Aloe is especially useful in speeding up skin cell regeneration? The polysaccharide-rich composition of Aloe Vera encourages hydration which is vital for keeping those cells happy and healthy. earthYARD has been making Aloe Vera Gel from Australian Aloe Vera plants for years and we're confident you won't find a better one anywhere else. 

Witch Hazel is our number one toner ingredient. Do you remember being a pimple-ridden teenager and mum coming back form the chemist with a bottle of Witch Hazel? That stuff would burn for a few seconds and then before you knew it you'd be wandering around like a movie star picturing yourself on the big screen. Or was that just me? Witch Hazel itself is a power house for clearing out the pores and reducing inflammation making it an essential ingredient for skin toners.

Chamomile Floral Water, soothing, calming and have we mentioned how beautiful it smells? Our Chamomile Floral Water is made by us, to order with a natural preservative meaning you don't need to add any extra preservatives to this recipe. The aroma alone is enough to make your skin sing, but Chamomile Roman Essential Oil which is what we use in our floral water eases skin irritations, rashes and scarring.
 

Aloe + Calendula Toner

4 INGREDIENTS, 4 MINUTES
(Makes 1L)

800ml Chamomile Floral Water
100ml Witch Hazel Extract
50ml Calendula Hydro Glyceric Extract
50ml Aloe Vera Gel

Mix all ingredients together with a whisk/spoon/soft blender. Divide into spray bottles. Use after cleansing daily for a smooth fresh face.

Happy mixing,
Bec x

DIY Hair Serum Recipe - Defrizz and shine

From time to time we like to play around and create great examples of products made from all natural ingredients that really work. Some we make available online for sale, others we just share the recipes for. This is one of those times.

Each one of these ingredients brings a myriad of benefits for your hair keeping it healthy, encouraging growth and naturally tames.

To make this serum you just need a bottle or blending bowl. Simpy add the ingredients together and shake or mix well. To use, warm a few drops in the palm of your hand and massage through hair starting at the tips and working up to the scalp. Leave in for 15 minutes for a quick treatment and then wash out or keep on hair and continue to style for a nourishing leave in serum.

RECIPE

We work with millilitres to create 1 litre of product, feel free to convert your millilitres into drops if you prefer.

 Oil mL
Jojoba Oil  520mL
Coconut Virgin Oil 100mL
Argan Oil 120mL
Avocado Oil 180mL
Rosemary Oil 20mL
Clary Sage Oil 20mL
Ylang Ylang Complete Oil 30mL

 

This recipe will last unpreserved for 2 years when stored in an amber or dark glass bottle. Feel free to add any PH stabilisers or natural preservatives like Elderberry Phytocide which you can source from many soap and natural ingredient suppliers for a longer lifespan.