Kitchen cosmetics : Oat Face scrub

Kitchen cosmetics // Facial scrub : rolled oat, honey

Oat facial scrub // My Slow Experience
Oat facial scrub // My Slow Experience

This oat and honey facial scrub could be a part of a daily routine: facial scrub, facial mask and cleanser lotion.

It would be a perfect face exfoliation. This natural scrub helps rid the epidermis of dead cells. It is soft and suitable for dry and sensitive skin.

 

Rolled Oatmeal

Offer a very gentle exfoliationOat is an incredible lightener and brightener to the skin. Oats are also very soothing to the skinIt has amazing healing qualities. Tips : You can use ground oat, or oat flour for an everyday cleansing. This oatmeal cleanser is a great everyday option instead of soap. But if you want to use it more than twice a week :  make sure the oats are ground really fine, or buy oat flour.

Honey: kitchen superhero item for cosmetics

This ingredient acts like a natural antibiotic: it purifies the skin in depth, and remove encrusted bacteria. It is a powerful astringent and an active tensors: the pores are tightened and wrinkles are blurred!
Best friend of oily skin, honey treats the epidermis with a grip but without aggressiveness, with the result a pretty uniform skin that breathes freshness!

You might know that honey has tons of advantages and possible uses to explore. For example you can use it as a shampoo to add a creamy treat to your hair : heat 1 tablespoon of honey in 3 tablespoons of water, until the honey is melt (15 to 30 seconds) and then use it as a shampoo. You may use shortly because it expires very quickly. Honey can last a very long time, but as soon as it is melt with water it expires quickly.

Making oat facial scrub // My Slow Experience
Making oat facial scrub // My Slow Experience

The easy recipe

  1. In a small bowl, mix 2 tbsp finely ground oatmeal and 1 tbsp honey. (If you don’t have ground oatmeal on hand, use a coffee grinder or blender).
  2. Add 1 tbsp warm water and mix thoroughly, so the mixture becomes a paste like consistency.

 How to use your oat and honey facial mask

  1. Apply scrub to entire face with fingertips and massage for one minute, then let sit for 4 minutes.
  2. Rinse off with a washcloth and warm water.

 

Conservation

DO NOT STORE unless you refrigerate the mixture for a day or two at the very most

 

When lockdown would be finish, please have a look of all the workshop session planned Online Booking. And if nothing suitable for you, send me a message : lucie@myslowexperience.com

You can read this article from the Guardian about kitchen cosmetics : Read

Kitchen Cosmetics : Facial Mask

Kitchen Cosmetics // Facial Mask – honey, yogurt and lemon

Free Online Kitchen Cosmetics

The Next Eco Fair has been cancelled due to the current situation, so Friends of the Earth decided to go on a Virtual Eco Fair. It will start tomorrow  ! And I am proud to say that I will be part of it ! I offer a Kitchen Cosmetics session, making Body scrub, Facial Scrub and Facial Mask.

You will find the best ingredients in your kitchen cupboards! This honey and lemon mask for the face does wonders!

This facial mask is suitable for all skin types, but is particularly intended for  oily skin. Used once a week, it helps to tighten pores and refine skin texture, but also to cleanse, help scarring, and reduce sebum production – responsible for your shine.

Easy to make, this very simple and very cheap mask is soft for the epidermis, and gives your skin the tools in the long term to regulate its sebum secretion: you have pretty mat skin!

Facial mask // My Slow Experience
Facial mask // My Slow Experience

Lemon: cleanser

Ideal for making war on pimples, lemon juice has many advantages: it disinfects, cleanses, brightens. Thanks to the lemon, this mask devastates in a few minutes the most resistant of blackheads! Indeed, the acidity of the citrus encourages the dilation of the pores, where unwanted ones nestle. You just have to gently remove them!However, you must be careful when using lemon: it is photosensitizing. In other words, do not expose yourself especially during or just after having made this mask: the sun could print on your skin indelible stains! In summer, do it rather in the evening before going to bed.

Honey: kitchen superhero item for cosmetics

This ingredient acts like a natural antibiotic: it purifies the skin in depth, and remove encrusted bacteria. It is a powerful astringent and an active tensors: the pores are tightened and wrinkles are blurred!
Best friend of oily skin, honey treats the epidermis with a grip but without aggressiveness, with the result a pretty uniform skin that breathes freshness!

You might know that honey has tons of advantages and possible uses to explore. For example you can use it as a shampoo to add a creamy treat to your hair : heat 1 tablespoon of honey in 3 tablespoons of water, until the honey is melt (15 to 30 seconds) and then use it as a shampoo. You may use shortly because it expires very quickly. Honey can last a very long time, but as soon as it is melt with water it expires quickly.

Yogurt : antibacterial

It can be cow milk yogurt, or soya yogurt or a Greek yogurt for its texture. It contains zinc which help skin against acne and oily skin. Yogurt is antibacterial, probably because of the lactic acid content. Yogurt also contains lactic acid, which will trigger the elimination of dead skin trapped in the pores. This mask that contains yogurt promotes hydration, elasticity and brightening of the complexion.

 

Facial Mask Making // My Slow Experience
Facial Mask Making // My Slow Experience

The easy recipe for the lemon honey mask

Mix :
2 teaspoons of yogurt,
1 teaspoon of raw honey
A bit of lemon juice.

How to use it

Very good to use after exfoliation. Apply to the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for at least 15 to 20 minutes, for a bottom action, and rinse with lukewarm water. Shorten if not comfortable.Do you have a little mask left? Apply it for ten minutes on your tips for strong and shiny hair!

 Conservation

Immediate use.

Online session

The Kitchen Cosmetics session broadcast during the Virtual Eco Fair is played here : https://www.crowdcast.io/e/kitchen-cosmetics. You can find a demonstration of Facial Scrub making.

When lockdown would be finish, please have a look of all the workshop session planned Online Booking. And if nothing suitable for you, send me a message : lucie@myslowexperience.com

Kitchen Cosmetics : Facial Scrub

Kitchen Cosmetics // Facial scrub – almond powder, oil and yogurt

Free Online Kitchen Cosmetics

The Next Eco Fair has been cancelled due to the current situation, so Friends of the Earth decided to go on a Virtual Eco Fair. It will start tomorrow  ! And I am proud to say that I will be part of it ! I offer a Kitchen Cosmetics session, making Body scrub, Facial Scrub and Facial Mask.

This facial scrub could be a part of a daily routine: facial scrub, facial mask and cleanser lotion.

It would be a perfect face exfoliation. This natural scrub helps rid the epidermis of dead cells. It is soft and suitable for dry and sensitive skin.

Almond powder : cleansing

Cleansing: used in the form of a paste in your preparations in association with other natural ingredients, this powder allows a gentle cleansing of the skin and without surfactant.
Very gentle exfoliation, it eliminates dead cells without irritating sensitive skin.
Softening, this oily powder leaves a light, very soft film on the skin
Nutritious, almond powder is rich in lipids and vitamin E, which will nourish the epidermis.
Alternatives possible : sugar white or brown but really much corrosive

 Vegetable oil : nourishing

Vegetal oil will facilitate application and also nourish the skin. In this natural beauty product recipe, the best formulation would be to choose sweet almond oil but if you don’t have, we can choose olive oil, you can also choose macadamia nut oil, sesame oil, and out of your kitchen : sweet almond oil, argan oil. Lots of formulations are possible ! Choose the one you have and you enjoy the smell. The scrub has to be really very pleasant.

 Yogurt : antibacterial

It can be cow milk yogurt, or soya yogurt or a Greek yogurt for its texture. It contains zinc which help skin against acne and oily skin. Yogurt is antibacterial, probably because of the lactic acid content. It also contains lactic acid, which will trigger the elimination of dead skin trapped in the pores. A mask that contains yogurt promotes hydration, elasticity and brightening of the complexion.

 

Facial Scrub ingredients // My Slow Experience
Facial Scrub ingredients // My Slow Experience

The easy recipe

Mix :
One tablespoon of almond powder,
One table spoon of almond oil or argan or olive oil,
One table spoon of yogurt,

 How to use it

Apply to the face, your skin must be clean and wet, avoiding the eye area. Gently massage the face, neck using circular movements. Rinse with warm water.

Conservation

For immediate use.

Online session

The Kitchen Cosmetics session broadcast during the Virtual Eco Fair is played here : https://www.crowdcast.io/e/kitchen-cosmetics. You can find a demonstration of Facial Scrub making.

When lockdown would be finish, please have a look of all the workshop session planned Online Booking. And if nothing suitable for you, send me a message : lucie@myslowexperience.com

Kitchen Cosmetics : Body scrub

Kitchen Cosmetics // Body Scrub : coffee and olive oil

Coffee body scrub
Coffee body scrub // My Slow Experience

Free Online Kitchen Cosmetics

The Next Eco Fair has been cancelled due to the current situation, so Friends of the Earth decided to go on a Virtual Eco Fair. It will start tomorrow  !And I am proud to say that I will be part of it ! I offer a Kitchen Cosmetics session, making Body scrub, Facial Scrub and Facial Mask.

Body Scrub : coffee and vegetal oil

If you are a fan of body scrubs, this coffee grounds scrub recipe should appeal to you! It only contains two ingredients that you often find in your kitchen cupboards: coffee grounds and vegetable oil.
One of the advantages of this recipe is that it makes it possible to recover coffee grounds from your coffee morning rather than throwing them directly or put them in the composter. You will see that it is also very economical, it is not necessary to ruin yourself to have a good scrub. In short, for me this scrub is all good and even my best !

Coffee grounds : exfoliating

Coffee grounds are ideal for exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin. It also stimulates blood circulation, promotes firming of the skin and the elimination of cellulite. Coffee ground grains are very fine so that it can allow a gentle exfoliation. We sometimes twick this recipe using brown sugar for a deeper exfoliation or for feet scrub for example.
In that case brown sugar could be a good alternative of coffee grounds. I love using kitchen coarse salt or even Epsom salt which is very sane for our skin.
And just in case you don’t know : coffee grounds are very good for piping : they help in removing hairs, grease and dirt in piping, if you flow warm water just after.

Vegetable oil : nourishing

Vegetal oil will facilitate application and also nourish the skin. In this natural beauty product recipe, we choose olive oil, but you can also choose coconut oil, sweet almond, macadamia nut oil, jojoba oil. Lots of combinaisons are possible ! Choose the one you have and you enjoy the smell. The scrub has to be really very pleasant.I love the scent of coconut oil and coffee, so I am used to this formulation.

Body Scrub Ingredients
Body Scrub Ingredients // My Slow Experience

The easy recipe for the coffee body scrub

In a small bowl, add :
1 cup of coffee grounds
1/2 cup of vegetable oil of olive oil (it can be coconut oil as well)
Mix.
Your body scrub is ready!

How to use it

Use this body scrub on clean, damp skin. Take some scrub and apply it to the skin using circular massages. You just have to rinse

Conservation

Immediate use.
If you want to make a larger quantity, you can keep it in a tightly closed box in the refrigerator for a few weeks.

Online session

The Kitchen Cosmetics session broadcast during the Virtual Eco Fair is played here : https://www.crowdcast.io/e/kitchen-cosmetics. You can find a demonstration of Body Scrub making.

When lockdown would be finish, please have a look of all the workshop session planned Online Booking. And if nothing suitable for you, send me a message : lucie@myslowexperience.com

Hand Moistiriser donation for NHS

Solid Hand Moistiriser Donations for NHS staff

5 weeks now, we are now stuck home. But safe and well. It is sometimes hard but usefull to let NHS manage with patients to care.

How came the idea to make for donations

I stopped all my making sessions but I miss my customers and making session a lot. In the meantime, all ingredients previously bought for the scheduled sessions are on my shelves.  At the same time, I was thinking about all the hard work first line staff. I am also thinking about barrier gestures included frequent hand washed. And finally I was thinking about how washing hands very frequently and wearing gloves could damage their skin hands.
All these thoughts made me decide to make some solid hand moisturiser to donate to NHS staff.

Solid hand Moituriser – My Slow Experience

Since the idea came, I could’t wait the moment when my husband could be there to do homeschooling and take care of children. As soon as this moment has happenned I just rushed to my lab and take all ingredients to make the little hand moisturiser.
If these little things could bring a bit of comfort after a day work, I would be very happy.

And then making session could start

So, the morning came, when I found the time to make them. I gathered all the ingredients, organic, natural as usual, to start to make the soothing balm.

Here, the ingredients used :

60g of Organic Shea Butter
20g of Organic Almond or Jojoba Oil
10g of Bee Wax
10g of Arrow Root or Corn Flour
3-4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil

Shea butter ready to make solid hand moisturiser – My Slow Experience

Let’s wrapping our donations !

Then, I empowered my kids in packaging and wrapping. They were very proud to contribute and being involved in the donation as well.

Packaging and wrapping th moisturisers with kds – My Slow Experience

Kids helped me to put letter, recipes and the balm for each pack as a very lean process.

Packing the natural hand balm – My Slow Experience

Now we are ready, our packs are ready to donate. Let’s go to hospital !

Moisturisers packed – My Slow Experience

It was our day exercice to cycle to the hospital. All the family comes with me to drop the parcels of solid hand moisturisers off to Chester hospital.

Parcels ready to deliver to Charity Countess of Chester – My Slow Experience

 

We are ready to make new batches if staff enjoyed this treat !

 

 

 

No workshop session… so I made Nuts and Chocolate spread

No workshop session… so I made Nuts and Chocolate spread

Nuts and Chocolate spread
Nuts and Chocolate spread

They said lockdown

Well… Current time is a bit weird. I had to cancel all my workshop sessions in April and maybe in May… So during that time, I work on new cosmetics formuations and I cook a lot for my crew. This weekend was the Nuts&Chocolate spread. And everybody enjoys.. maybe not the scale..

So today, let’s share a gorgeous recipe : Nuts and Chocolate Spread, by the French chief Christophe Michalak.

Nuts and Chocolate Spread

For  750g of paste
270g whole hazelnuts (the best hazelnuts are those from Piedmont)
120g caster sugar
150g icing sugar
150g milk chocolate with 40% cocoa or more if you love chocolate
25g milk powder (whole for me)
10g bitter cocoa powder
10g 5g grape seed (or sunflower) oil (with 5g the dough will not be liquid)
3g of fine salt

Equipment
1 robot with a knife (robot-cutter)
1 small saucepan with thick bottom
1 bake paper
1 sieve or a clean cloth
1 maryse.

 

1-  The Nuts. Start by roasting the hazelnuts. For that you have to put them on a metal plate, and leave them 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 180 °. The hazelnuts should be almost black and roasted to the core. Then, in order to remove their skin, it is enough to roll them well inside a sieve, or, failing that, a clean cloth.

2-  The caramel. In a small saucepan, make a dry caramel. The pan should be thick-bottomed, otherwise the caramel will burn at the edges. To make the caramel dry, you have to add in three times the 120g of powdered sugar, over a fairly high heat (but not too strong either!).
We put 40g, we wait for it to melt, we put 40g, we wait … WE NEVER MIX !! At the end, we give rotational movements to the pan to help the last 40g to melt, then immediately remove the pan from the heat, add half of the 3g of salt, and with the help of a maryse, we immediately pour this caramel on a baking paper, in order to obtain a fairly fine layer.
It should not be too dark, otherwise it will be bitter. The caramel will harden fairly quickly. Then break this caramel leaf into small pieces.

3-  The praline. Mix it with 120g of roasted hazelnuts, until you get a semi-liquid paste. And there you go, you have made praline.

Make hazelnut paste
Make hazelnut paste

4-  The Hazelnut paste. Then, remove this praline from the tank of your robot, and now add the remaining 150g of hazelnuts and the 150g of icing sugar. Mix until a fairly compact dough is obtained: it is the hazelnut paste.

5-  Melt the 150g of milk chocolate in the microwave for 3 minutes at 400W. or in a pan.

6-  Add them to the hazelnut paste, as well as the rest of the salt, and mix again.

7- Then, add the praline, milk powder, oil and cocoa, finally mix again.

You will see that at the start the mixture is quite compact, but the more you mix the more it will become liquid. I followed Michalak’s recipe which said to mix 5mn, but in the end my dough was a little too liquid, as you can see in the photos. Next time I will mix less and I will have the ideal consistency. So pay attention to the consistency, as it liquefies quite quickly.

Here the original text, in French

Pour in a jar
Pour in a jar

Take care and stay safe at home.

My Slow Experience in Sustainable Chester Fair & Sustainable Fashion

My Slow Experience in Sustainable Chester Fair & Sustainable Fashion

Visit us on the 21st in Rowton Hall Chester

Once again, I am happy to be part of Sustainable Chester Fair & Sustainable Fashion. This time, it will take place on Rowton Hall, Chester.
Furthermore, lots of sustainable business will have their stall in the market place and I will have a large table to run my sessions in the workshop room with lots of others.

Sustainble chester Fair & Sustainable fashion
Crédit photo Sustainble chester Fair & Sustainable fashion

Most noteworthy, entry is totally free at Sustainable Chester Fair & Sustainable Fashion but it is essential to book a ticket : Book entry here
Also, our workshop and speaker session will open soon. Ticket holder will get to pre book these first

At the entrance, as people arrive, you will be asked if you want to book a session with My SLow Experience to make your own during the day. (See day’s program below)

Credit photo Rowton Hall

Join us 21st March 11am – 5pm
A to Z of Sustainable Businesses & Charities

Lots of local businesses will be at the marketplace and in the workshops room. Come and enjoy works of the markers.
There will also be lots of activities for kids and adults. My Slow Experience activities will take place in the workshop room.

My Slow Expererience day’s programm

Hence, here are the sessions availables this day. I will charge 5£ per person to cover the ingredients and equipment costs.

Session 1 : 11.30->12.00 : Lip balm making session
Session 2 : 12.30->1pm : Bath bombs making session (kids from 4 and adults)
Session 3 : 1.30pm->2pm :  Facial mask making session
Session 4 : 2.30pm->3pm : Solid deodorant making session
Session 5 :3.30 ->4pm : Lip balm making session
Session 6 : 4.15pm>4.45pm : Bath bombs making session (kids from 4 and adults)

Above al, for all the product making sessions, you will choose between a large range of organic and high quality  vegetal oil, butter, essential oil, water flower, mineral powder, vegetal powder… Just choose, measure and blend !

For more information about My slow experience

New Organic Skincare Products Making Courses… coming soon

New Organic Skincare Products Making Courses… coming soon

I am planning to offer new organic skincare products making courses next month. When you decide to start to make your own products at home, there are so many recipes you want to try. Always excited to see my lovely customers happy of their session with MySlowExperience, I am working hard to offer new courses as often as I can. I have so many ideas that I want to spread to you. Very frustrating not to have enough hours in a day time to do all I would like to.

Beauty product courses still available

At the moment, I can offer beauty products making session for :
– Hair session : Solid shampoo and hair balm
– Skincare session : Cold cream and lip balm
– Relax bath Session : Bath bombs and bath salt
– Body Session : body scrub and body balm (Chantilly shea butter)

My Slow Experience || Make your own beauty products
My Slow Experience || Make your own beauty products

New organic skincare products making courses coming soon

I am thinking of offering more personalized sessions as pregnancy beauty kit making session,  anti-aging kit making session.

Cleansing Facial skin care making session

And, last but not least New beauty products making courses : Cleansing facial skincare making session. We are happy to offer a special session to make cleansing lotion and facial scrub. Our cleansing lotion will be great to remove makeup from your face every day, or just to settle up a daily caring routine for your skin.
Next session : 29th Feb, 10.30am || 25£
Please, book your session here :
Adults workshop | 29th Feb 2020 10.30am
Adults workshop | 6th June 2020
Adults workshop | 9th April 2020 | 3.30pm

Pregnancy beauty kit making session

We all know that during pregnancy, our skin, whereas very elastic, can sufer from weight gain. That is why, My Slow Experience wants to take care of pregnancy woman skin and make an anti-stretch marks cream. The cream will penetrate better if weekly routine included a body scrub.
Next session : To be planned || 20£

Anti-aging Beauty Products making session

Mature skins require special treatment, that is why I plan to offer a bespoke session to make 3 usefull products in your daily routine such as antiagin cleansing product, a fresh facial scrub and an antiaging elixir. Ingredients used are a bit precious and rare, that is why price is higher.
Next session : To be planned  || 45£

 

Making Cleansing lotion || My Slow Experience
Making Cleansing lotion || My Slow Experience

 

 

 

Of course, if none of the date are suitable for you, please send me a message at lucie@myslowexperience.com or fill the contact form here Contact .

My Slow Experience || Neaw beauty products making courses
My Slow Experience || Neaw beauty products making courses

Beauty Products Making Sessions – Kids classes in Chester

Beauty Products Making Sessions – Kids classes in Chester

Today, I would like to clarify what we can do together in a workshop session with kids in Chester. Actually, there are so many things to do… But I want the current offer of kids classes in Chester to be clear for everybody.

First, I have diferent kind of classes :

Toddler workshop session, Chester

Kids classes in Chester / MySlowExperience
Kids classes in Chester / MySlowExperience

Since 2 year old, toddlers are making bath bombs during the session.  The recipe is adapted to this age. They have to count the number of scoops of powder they need (with Mum or Dad giving a hand) and then they chose between a range of colors and smells to have their bespoke bath bombs.
These sessions are every Tuesday, in small group. It is 7£ and each child go back home with two or three bath bombs and good fun !

Booking is essantial and you need to visit BuzzyTots website or app : Booking on Buzzytots

Kids workshop session, Chester

Kids classes in chester / MySlowExperience
Kids classes in chester / MySlowExperience

In this class, children may have 5 at the minimum. They are going to use a real recipe, they will weigh every ingredientused, mix, mold etc…
Since 7/8 year old, parents can book a ticket for themself as their children should be autonomous to follow the recipe. That’s a great quality family experience to make bath bombs together. That’s a great family share time ! It is 7£ for each participant

Booking is essantial on MySlowExperience website : Online Booking

 

Kids birthday party in Chester and the area

Bath bombs Birthday party / MySlowExperience
Bath bombs Birthday party / MySlowExperience

I am delighted to make kids very happy for every occasion : for istance for a birthday party. I do my best to put the smile on each little face ! But no need to provide a lot of effort… Making their own product like bath bombs make children so proud, so happy. Besides, they love mixing, using whisk, pouring powder, liquid and mixing again. It’s fabulous to see them in their doing. Amazing kids !

For a special event, please contact me : lucie@myslowexperience.com or Contact

Therfore, I plan to develop new kids classes in Chester in the coming weeks.

MySlowExperience featured in Inews

“The best one day course to learn a new skill this year”

MySlowExperience featured in Inews

My Slow Experience is very proud to be featured in an article written by the journalist Pascal Hugues from inews in her article titlled : The best one day course to learn a new skill this year.

The best one day courses to learn a new skill
Screenshot from inews : The best one day courses to learn a new skill

In her article, she is presenting special workshops where lo learn a new skill in 2020. Lots of possibilities are offered all around the country and My Slow Experience is evocated as Natural beauty products making session, in Cheshire ! And that is exactly what we do.

I just want to say a massive thank you to Gabriel Hugues for quoting My Slow Experience. Since the article was published, the audience of www.myslowexperience.com soard up to +5500% ! Totally amazing

Read the article

Various dates planed for natural beauty products making session in Cheshire

So, every month, my Slow Experience plans lots of workshop making sessions. For instance,  activities for kids (bath bomb making, bath salts, soap making..) and making sessions for adults (bodycare making session, facecare making session, haircare making session..)
Next Adults workshop session will be this Saturday 18Th at 10am with bodycare session. We will make a body scrub, using natural and organic product and a Shea Chantilly.  £15.
More infos and booking online : here
Next Kids session : Tuesday 21th January at 10am (£7) with buzzytots booking system
Moreover, you can also book myslowexperience booking system : here

My Slow Experience is always very happy to be featured in newspaper or website like inews !