27 June 2013
Martina, my alchemical corner
Start today the collaboration between DDmag and Martina of “My alchemical corner” blog that advise how to prepare cosmetics and natural remedies strictly hand-made with simple steps . But let's get the beautiful Rodini Martina speaks:

Tell us a bit about you ...

With pleasure! I'm Martina Rodini, I'm 24 and I live in Verona. When i was a child i began to pay attention of the natural ingredients used for making creams and cosmetics, i discovered that I have very sensitive skin: I could only use creams sold in some perfume shops, rich in chemicals such as petroleum, silicones and paraffins that it greatly inconvenienced my skin and causing annoying redness . Then I started to study on the Internet, in medical books and consulting experts in the cosmetics field to understand what i was smearing on my skin every day and what were the most harmful ingredients to avoid. The passion to make cosmetiques at home,i can create it with my hands and the benefits are many: it is more convenient, simple and really fun. Plus I know exactly what I put on my skin and according to my needs using different types of oils or other active ingredients.

What do you teach us today?

For to the holiday season, here is a good and very simple recipe: a moisturizing, refreshing, healing and regenerating gel after-sun .

Here are all the ingredients:

70g of aloe vera gel (herbal medicine);
30g of rice bran oil (or olive oil, sunflower or sweet almond);
15 drops of lavender essential oil (herbal medicine);
15 drops of essential oil of peppermint or eucalyptus (herbal medicine);

weigh the aloe vera gel in the balance after pour into a container. Then add the oil and mix with care to create a well-mixed compound. Now we continue with the preparation whit the lavender essential oil , stirring for about a minute, then add mint or eucalyptus essential oil , stirring constantly. If you want to enter the preservative, do it now and stir. Last step: decanted into the final container and shake it every time you applying it on the body. 

Useful Information: PH is 5.5, absorbs immediately and leaves the skin soft, smooth and fresh, it stays in the refrigerator up to 2 months.

What are the properties of the oils of this preparation?

The oils moisturize our skin and are rich in vitamin E (precious anti-aging), essential oils of peppermint and eucalyptus give a feeling of freshness. Lavender oil is analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, calming, healing, tonic.

Final trick?

Use this gel as a product post-hair removal: I always do, and I can assure you that it is fantastic. You have to try.

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