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Herbal Beauty Oil
by Aubrey Hampton

Yield: 8 ounces


2.50 oz almond oil
0.50 oz wheat germ oil
0.50 oz jojoba oil
0.50 oz avocado oil
0.50 oz sunflower oil
0.50 oz vitamin E oil
2.00 oz aloe vera gel
1.00 oz glycerine


Simply combine the first six oils in a clean container. Heat to about 70 degrees Celsius. Combine the aloe vera gel with the glycerine in another container. Heat to about 70 degrees Celsius. Slowly pour the aloe-glycerine mixture into the oils while stirring. Stir until cooled to about 45 degrees Celsius. Pour the mixture into an applicator bottle (with a toggle cap for easy pouring). Even though this oil is preserved with vitamin E and wheat germ oil it is a good idea to keep it in the refrigerator when not in use. If the oils tend to separate (due to the water content of the aloe vera gel) simply use the good emulsion system invented in 30 B.C.: shake well before using.

"This excellent blend of herbal oils can be used as a massage oil, a beauty oil, and a make-up remover. It is gentle and nourishing to the skin. The vitamin E oil nourishes the skin and is a natural antioxidant, as is the wheat germ oil. There are many beauty oils on the market, and though the mass-produced ones are made with mineral oil , you can get any number of natural ones in health food stores."

Aubrey Hampton, cosmetic chemist, herbalist , author, Natural, Organic Hair and Skin Care

Recipe published: Winter, 2000

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