Bethel here with Green Eyed Grace. I have had a few friends mention that I should do a video so I thought I would give it a shot!
For those of you who don’t know me, I am a licensed estheticians, do-it-yourselfer and small business owner. My motto is that if you cannot afford quality skin care products, then make them yourself!
Today I want to share with you HOW TO MAKE A BLEMISH ROLLER, or ZIT ZAPPER (which is more fun to say).
I like to make things as easy as possible so I put mine in a little glass essential oil roller.
The basic ingredients are:
VODKA, WITCH HAZEL, CALENDULA EXTRACT AND ESSENTIAL OILS
HERE’S THE FULL RECIPE:
50/50 vodka/witch hazel
1/8 dropper calendula
4 drops tea tree essential oil
3 drops lemon essential oil
2 drops frankincense essential oil
Why Vodka you ask? Because it’s awesome (hehe). No but seriously – Alcohol can act as a disinfectant for the skin, breakouts are caused by bacteria, so it can help cleanse the skin.
Many skin care companies will use rubbing alcohol for blemish control, which actually has poisons/toxins added to it because they do not want people walking around drinking rubbing alcohol. I am a lot more comfortable using Vodka because the less toxins on the skin the better.
Witch Hazel is actually shrub that acts as a natural astringent. The leaf, bark and twigs are used in a distillery process which gives us the amazing witch hazel astringent found in stores. You can get it at King Soopers or a natural type grocery store.
I like to use a Calendula extract because it is amazing for the skin. I get an organic calendula from Mountain Rose Herbs but you can also get it online or from a natural type grocery store.
The essential oils that I will be using are tea tree (or melaleuca) which is wonderful at helping repair the skin and kill bacteria, lemon which helps with cleansing and evening skin tone and frankincense which is one of my all time favorite essential oils because it has healing properties.
Together they make a wonderful roller that is highly affective.
I had a little zit pop up last night and rolled the zapper on there, it is already feeling better this morning. It is very nice for spot treatment. Try not to touch your face too much when you have a break out as it can spread bacteria and oil and cause more breakouts.
Give it a try. If I get good feedback on the video I will try to make another. Please let me know what you think. Check out the other posts on the website at greeneyedgrace.com for more recipes. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful day!