Fall Facial Care


This past weekend we did a lot of making in the kitchen. Our San Marzano tomatoes are finally kicking them out like crazy, so Scott was able to put up 10 pints + 2 quarts of sauce. I made a giant batch of granola (using the The Model Bakery’s recipe) and a loaf of sourdough, again using the Model Bakery’s starter recipe, but using the bread recipe from The Bread Machine Cookbook. It’s a funny, basic bread machine cookbook, but it really has some of the best bread recipes I’ve tried. Being that I mix the majority of my bread in the bread machine and then bake them in the oven in loaf pans, this cookbook works perfectly. Just wish my bread machine could hold a double capacity…are there any out there that do that? I’ll have to look, boy, we go through a lot of bread!

Saturday I was talking with a friend about how we are getting to the age where starting to take care of our face is really becoming more of a priority. Now that the weather is starting to change, I’ve also noticed a change in my complexition. It’s been a little drier and just not looking as vibrant, so with fresh inspiration I went home and made up a batch of Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub and, wow, what a difference it makes. My face feels so smooth today and everything just looks tighter. Have you tried that recipe yet? I want to hear how it works for you.

Though I like saving money and making things at home as much as I can, every once in a while I get in the mood to splurge on some really nice facial lotions and potions. Another good friend who not only is a cosmotologist but a raw food fanatic, gave me two samples to try over the summer and they both were really fantastic. Dr. Alkaitis Organic Day Crème is a great smelling and feeling lotion for everyday and this Osmosis Catalyst AC-11 was what she told me to use at night. She was so passionate about these two products and her skin absolutely glows that I couldn’t wait to try them. They really did work well, both of them. It tighten everything up and closed up my pores, and it make my skin feel hydrated. Make sure to use an old pillowcase if you try the Osmosis serum, because it has some sort of orange colored oil that rubbed off onto my pillow (maybe sea buckthorn oil?). The only flaw is that they aren’t cheap, so I’m saving my money to buy them.

Hope you are doing well today friends!


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10 responses to “Fall Facial Care

  1. chrisinsocal

    I make my own facial oil, and I think that orangy color that stained your pillowcase could be rose hip oil.

  2. chrisinsocal

    Hi again! Instead of rose hip oil, the above should say, “rosehip seed oil”.

    • asonomagarden

      Hi Chris, yes, maybe rose hip oil! That’s divine for your skin too, isn’t it? I’d love to hear how you make your facial oil.

  3. I just had a facial today, as I’ve also felt the change in the weather, and my lady uses Osmosis products. They were very nice.

    • asonomagarden

      Hi Melissa, if I had it in the budget I’d get facials on a regular basis. Hope you enjoyed yours!

      • In a dream world- weekly massage, with alternating weeks of facial and pedicures!
        I splurge for one about every six months, maybe a year. After all the summer gardening, I feel my skin needs some extra help.

      • asonomagarden

        I like your dream world schedule Melissa. I just had a hot stone massage/facial/food scrub combo at Magical Massage. I know you are local, you’ll have to give them a try, they pop up on Groupon every once in a while.

  4. Lisa

    I have your e-book of homemade recipes. I have tried them all (except the aftershave) and they are wonderful. Also made your forest-scented body lotion which I love. Best is the lip balm. I had a girl’s weekend with a bunch of friends and each girl got lip balms and face scrubs. They loved it!!

    • asonomagarden

      Lisa, I’m so glad to hear you liked all the recipes. Isn’t the forest scent incredible? I love that combination of oils too. And yes, the lip balm is my favorite recipe. Still use it everyday!

  5. Jo

    I really like Aubrey Organics. They are pricey, but a little product goes a long way, so they last a long time. I use the facial line for sensitive skin.

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