Simplicity & Connection Thought Leader – Kay Newton
As an advocate for simple living, I am not hot on the latest anti-wrinkle cream.
“Brand-named creams and all their magical ingredients are a foreign language.”
For me, aging is an honor. The more wrinkles I have, the more history I have achieved, which is a great privilege. Not everyone gets the opportunity.
To me, using face cream to defy the natural path of life, is a waste of money and energy. Embracing the aging process creates more flow and fun. Brand-named creams and all their magical ingredients are a foreign language. Thrust it under my nose and let me smell, and I guarantee I will sneeze. If it comes in a plastic container, expect me to read you the environmental riot act.
Yet, there are two daily routines I think keep me youthful. The first is free of charge, and the second is an ancient potion you can make at home for little cost – unfortunately, the ingredients may soon be no longer readily available.
Not Face Yoga:
The concept of Face Yoga fascinates me, and I am sure it is well worth the effort. The thought of having to select a time in my day to pull face poses causes me hysterical laughter. And laughter may be the best ‘cream’ on the market.
Connecting with others on an intimate level, getting curious about their world, not their stories and drama, opens up the possibility of fun and laughter. Our grandchildren, for example, laugh more freely in their social interactions. (It is an urban myth that they laugh more than adults). Laughter helps use all 20 face muscles, keeping them active and in shape. Laughing also affects your entire body – including the energy field and DNA.
“The recipe for this cream is fabulous one pot for everything!”
Natural Skin Cream:
The ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks knew a thing or two about beauty. (They also had some weird poisons). Yet one product is still in use today, over 5,000 years later. Unfortunately, this natural product may not be around for another 5,000 years.
The recipe for this cream is fabulous one pot for everything! Use as a moisturizer and anti-wrinkle elixir, to repair skin damage (eczema, burns, rashes, and scars), calm frizzy hair, and remove makeup naturally. One-pot can also double up for lip balm or shaving cream.
You need these simple ingredients:
- olive oil,
- bee pollen,
- and royal jelly.
Bees provide the majority of the ingredients for this cream. Yet world populations of these insects are still declining (mainly due to habitat loss, pollution, pesticides, and disease). Therefore to save your face, you need to help the bees.
There are simple things you can do to increase the bee population. In your back garden, you can plant bee-friendly flowers, provide a bee water station, and avoid using all chemicals/pesticides. Yet, the best way to aid bees is to refuse to buy food grown using industrial farming methods – including honey and honey products. Bees require bio-diversity to stay healthy. Incidentally, so do we humans!
“Bees require bio-diversity to stay healthy. Incidentally, so do we humans!”
My Homemade Face Cream:
Below is my preferred recipe.
You will need – one pan and two mixing bowls (one that sits on the top of your pan), a blender/whisk and a glass storage jar.
- 0.5 cup pure organic extra virgin olive oil – unrefined and cold-pressed is best (avoid buying in plastic bottles as plastic affects the oil).
Find a local beekeeper to supply you with the following ingredients…
- 1.0 tbs raw organic unfiltered honey
- 1.0 tsp unprocessed bee propolis
- 1.5 tbs of cosmetic grade beeswax pellets
- 1.0 tsp organic royal jelly
- 1.0 tsp organic bee pollen – If you wish to have a smooth texture, blend into powder before you begin.
- Place the bowl with the beeswax pellets and olive oil over a Ban Marie (a pan of hot water) until it melts. You will have to stir from time to time.
- In the second bowl, mix the four remaining ingredients.
- Add the first bowl to the second.
- Whisk until you have an opaque creamy emulsion.
- Pour into a jar and store in the fridge.
You can also add a few drops of essential oils as you whisk…
- Lavender or Chamomile for their calming and soothing qualities
- Lemon grass as a natural mosquito spray
- Lang Lang or Frangipani for their perfume
- NOTE – as the essential oil will go into your body through the skin, check for allergies first.
“After many years of use, everything else is weird to me!”
How To Use:
Make sure your skin is clean and dry, then take a small pea-sized blob and mix it on the palm of your hand until it liquefies. Apply. You may find the cream feels different than what you are used to – this is quite normal. After many years of use, everything else is weird to me!
Recap – Three things to save face
- Laugh often
- Use homemade simple natural products
- Avoid buying food using industrial farming methods
Do you have a favourite simple face cream recipe? Why not share below and inspire our Kuel members.
About the Author:
Kay is the founder of Midlife Strategies, an award-winning International Speaker, and enthusiastic author. She is an acknowledged expert guiding women to find their mojo, through the Midlife Squeeze.
Kay’s books include:
- ‘The Art of Midlife Stress Busting – Seven Steps to Declutter Your Mind Without Pills or Potions’
- ‘How to Clean Your Home Organically – De-Stress Your Surroundings’
- ‘Tips and Tricks For Stress-Free Downsizing – A Step by Step Guide to Moving On’
- Co-author of the six Kindle books in the ‘Quick Fix For’ series, and a contributing author to ‘Hot Women Rock’ and ‘A Journey of Riches’.
Today, Kay lives a simple life next to a beach in Mallorca, Spain. You can find Kay here: www.KayNewton.com.