Basic Body Oil /Dry/Mature
Choose rich carrier oils, such as olive, jojoba, or avocado for massaging into the skin daily. Many of the creams, oils and balms found throughout this blog can be used to help keep mature skin supple. You may want to apply these formulas both morning and night to help the skin retain its moisture. Avoid using soap, except on the hands, feet, underarms and genital area when necessary. When you do use soap, choose a very mild one. A gentle liquid soap diluted to half its strength is also a good choice for mature skin.
As a rule, when bathing always add a lubricating substance such as jojoba oil, olive oil or cream to the water.
Rich Body Oil /Dry/Mature
A nourishing, rich and protective oil for dry, mature skin that can also be used on the face.
3 oz. jojoba oil 10 drops sandalwood essential oil
2 oz. avocado oil 10 drops lavender essential oil
1 oz. almond oil
Pour oils into a jar, add essential oils, cap and shake. Apply to skin after bathing, before night slumber and as needed. Makes 6 oz. »>
Blue Chamomile Face Cream from Jean’s Greens /Dry/Mature
This cream, created by and for Jean Argus (who is a crone herself), is excellent for keeping mature, dry skin lubricated and nourished. It contains a variety of healing herbs, oils and essential oils designed to protect and revitalize aged skin (see formula pp. 30-31).