Hibiscus Gemstone Facial Toner
In addition to being primary stones in my Relationship and Creativity pouches, Rose Quartz and Blue Lace Agate are also perfect gemstone choices for this facial toner. Rose quartz enhances any combination intended to address inflammatory conditions. From a classical Chinese Medicine point of view, it “moves Blood by invigorating Qi.” Blue Lace Agate is effective for clearing skin conditions such as acne, liver spots, or blemished skin. Again, according to classical Chinese medicine, it “clears Liver Heat manifesting on the skin. “
This facial toner is pure nourishment for your skin. It includes a gemstone elixir made with rose quartz and blue lace agate, hibiscus flower petals, geranium essential oil, vitamin E oil, and witch hazel. When combined, the resulting potion is a refreshing blend that hydrates, balances the skins pH levels, tightens pores, and balances hormone and oil production.
Below is the (modified) recipe I found at http://roguewoodsupply.com/blog/diy-crystal-beauty-mist. Once I made the gemstone elixir, it took me about 15-20 minutes to create this beautiful facial toner. I love using the properties of gemstones to enhance my day to day living (especially when it helps slow down the signs of aging!). I hope you do too.
To begin, be sure your hands, work surface, and utensils are all clean. This will help ensure that you don't contaminate your batch with bacteria.
- Scrub your raw crystals with a soft toothbrush to ensure there is no earth matter on them. Place them in a bowl and cover with spring water. Set the bowl in the sunshine for a minimum of one hour to charge the water, and to transfer the crystals' matrix to the water. Now you have your Gemstone Elixir.
Note: Not all crystals are water-safe, and some contain toxic materials like asbestos and copper. Please don't use just any crystal for your crystal beauty mist. The crystals in this DIY are safe to use, with their benefits outlined above.
- Place 1 TBS of hibiscus petals in a small bowl and pour the Gemstone Elixir over them to soak while you prepare the next ingredients (max half a cup of water; this isn't a huge recipe). The petals can sit for 5 - 15 minutes; the longer they soak the darker the Gemstone Elixir will become. You will have left over Elixir but use an amount in your Crystal Beauty Mist that will fill the 2-4 oz bottle you're using.
- Place 1 tsp of aloe vera gel in a second small bowl and add five drops of geranium essential oil and 5 drops of NOW E oil. Stir until combined.
- Add 2 TBS of Thayers alcohol-free (non-drying) Witch Hazel in Rose Petal to the aloe vera gel mixture and combine. Add the red Hibiscus Gemstone Elixir to the mixture, careful not to let any of the petals spill into the mixture. Stir until completely combined.
- Pour your Crystal Beauty Mist into a glass bottle. To use, mist onto a cotton pad and swipe across your face after you've cleansed your skin. Follow with moisturizer.
Note: Due to the nature of the ingredients, this DIY will perish quicker than a store-bought product. Though there are natural preservatives in some of the ingredients, keeping your Crystal Beauty Mist in the fridge will prolong its life. Second best is storing it in a cool dark place.
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