More Of The Widow Marvell’s Beauty Recipes.


NB: Use a new, clean, disposable lolly stick, tongue depressor or similar instead of a spoon to stir skincare products made with fresh ingredients. Use sterilised mixing bowls & keep your hands immaculately clean. Store homemade lotions in the fridge & use with the month or sooner. Sterilise your bottles before transferring your potions into them. Always do a skin test first for allergies or sensitivities: you try these natural products at your own risk. But – never forget – always make your recipes with a joyful heart.


Lemon Cuticle Oil

3 teaspoons almond oil
3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 egg yolk
1 drop lemon essential oil

Mix everything together thoroughly & store in the fridge.

Use immediately. Massage into cuticles & nail bed & allow to sink in. Repeat often.


Soothing Hand Scrub Cleanser

1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
5 teaspoons honey
1/4 tablespoon corn starch
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water

In one bowl add the liquid ingredients together (milk, water and honey) and set aside. In a larger separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (corn starch sugar and salt) until fully distributed. Gradually pour liquid ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients mixing constantly. Once bowl is full, take handfuls and massage gently all over hands. Rise & if there is any mixture left store in in the fridge & use with two days.


Honey & Oatmeal Facial Masque

Ground Almonds

Mix oatmeal and honey together in a clean bowl. Sprinkle on more oatmeal, enough to thicken the texture of the honey. Add yogurt and ground almonds and continue to stir until creamy. Gently apply it to the cleansed face and wait for 10 minutes. Rinse face with lukewarm water.


Lydia’s Special Rose Bath

1 Cup Rose Petals OR 1/2 Cup Rose Water (found in health food stores,
1/2 Cup Coconut Milk

To Make:  Draw a warm bath. Add the Rose petals (or any type of pesticide-free edible flower) or Rose Water and Coconut Milk.

To Use:  Relax for 10-15 minutes. Rinse, then moisturize.


The Marvell Lip Salve

1/2 tsp. Macadamia Nut oil
1/2 tsp. Jojoba oil
1/2 tsp. Cocoa butter1
/2 tsp. Beeswax
1/2 tsp. Chamomile flowers (dried)

In a Bain Marie double-boiler, melt 1/2 tsp. Macadamia Nut oil, 1/2 tsp. jojoba oil, 1/2 tsp. lanolin and 1/2 tsp. Cocoa butter until it is liquefied.   Add 1/2 tsp. of dried Chamomile flowers and stir gently for about 10 minutes.  Strain the mixture with a very fine sieve into a small Pyrex ramekin and clean the area of the double boiler where you had the mixture (Dry the area well).  Pour the new strained mixture back into the double boiler and reheat.  Add another 1/2 tsp. of lanolin and 1/2 tsp. of beeswax shavings.  Heat and stir until liquefied completely.  Remove from the heat and pour into a 1/2 oz. cobalt glass container.  This is enough for personal use.  To use on dry hands, or to give as gifts, you’ll want to double or triple this recipe. Lydia suggest’s using grated dark chocolate & a drop of peppermint mint oil instead of chamomile flowers, but that would extremely decadent, in my opinion.

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