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Keep Skin Healthy for Winter: Cleanser & Toner for Dry Complexion

By Kathi Keville & Peter Korn
November/December 1998
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Cleanser for Dry Complexion
• 2 ounces aloe vera gel
• 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
• 1 teaspoon glycerine
• 1/2 teaspoon grapefruit seed extract
• 8 drops sandalwood essential oil
• 4 drops rosemary essential oil

1. Blend the ingredients.
2. Shake well before each use.
3. Apply with a cotton ball, then rinse off with water. Gently pat face dry.

Toner for Dry Complexion
• 2 ounces aloe vera gel
• 2 ounces orange blossom water
• 1 teaspoon vinegar
• 6 drops rose geranium essential oil
• 4 drops sandalwood essential oil
• 1 drop each chamomile and jasmine ­essential oils, optional
• 800 IU vitamin E oil, or two 400-IU ­vitamin E capsules

1. Combine ingredients (if using vitamin E capsules, pop them open and squeeze the oil into the mixture).
2. Shake before using. This toner can also be used as an ­aftershave.

Floating Bath Oil for Dry Skin
• 2 ounces vegetable oil
• 12 drops each of lavender and rose geranium essential oils

1. Combine the ingredients. Use 1 teaspoon per bath.

Check out the original article, Keep Skin Healthy for Winter.

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