My Little French Journey
Writer, Author, and Parisian Wannabe
Shh, I have a secret. Don’t tell anyone! It’s in the jar, right over there. It’s my secret weapon to keeping my skin youthful. Is it a recipe of 10 ingredients for a super-serum that cost $50? No. It’s one ingredient. Are you ready?
Grape Seed Oil
Yes, that’s it. That is the only thing I use on my skin. I use it to wash my face and also to moisturize.
Here are a few facts about this amazing oil.
There are studies being done in Europe about its healing ability on the skin. So far the tests are very positive about wound-healing.
I only buy my grape seed oil from Italy, and I make sure it’s organic. Why? Pesticides—I don’t want to put any on my skin. That’s why.
Here’s how I use it.
To wash my face: Using the bottle and glass dropper you see in the picture above, I put a bit in the palm of my hand and then rub my hands together. I rub it all over my neck and face. Then I wet a washcloth with warm water and gently wipe it off.
To moisturize: At night I put a bit in the palm of my hand and then rub my hands together. I rub it all over my neck and face. Then I go to sleep.
Here’s what you’ll need:
I’ve been making my own cosmetics for many years. For me this is the very best thing I’ve ever used to put on my skin. I hope you give it a try.
Today I taught a natural beauty class to women at church. We talked about keeping our skin young and the benefits of organic grape seed oil (my secret weapon to keeping my skin youthful). I taught these wonderful women how to make a few simple all-natural products. This post shares my recipes and gives the links for everything you need to make:
Sweet Orange Lip Balm
Peppermint Lip Balm
Lemon Lip Balm
Myrrh and Lavender Heel Balm
Sweet Orange and Calendula Orange Sugar Scrub
My Secret Weapon
Bonjour, mon ami:
My husband comes from a long line of royal heritage, filled with French kings. I come from a long line of French peasants. It was his people that were oppressing my people. That’s our little genealogy banter. I feel my French ancestry in the marrow of my bones. I’ve been to France four times, and each time the experience becomes richer. We just returned from a trip to Paris, so I've decided to create a little bit of France right here in our home. This blog is the journal of my little French journey. Please, do comment and share whatever you like. After all, everything is better when it’s shared. Here's a slideshow from our trip.
I’m Linda Hawley and I'm a writer, novelist, and Parisian wannabee. Four of my science-fiction books are published. In this blog I write about everything French, natural beauty, travel tips, and more. I love to read your comments, so post some! Please share anything you find here by clicking the share button at the top of this blog.