We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient.. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment.. will have been worthwhile.
I've been trying a new homemade cleanser, instead of using mint, I decided to try lavender and milk with some of the lovely lavender I was given recently.
1 small cup (or just over half a mug) of full fat organic milk
1 heaped tbsp lavender flowers
Mix the lavender and milk together, and bring to the boil in a small pan.
Then remove from the heat, and cover the pan with a lid or small plate and leave to cool.
When cooled strain the lavender out with muslin/fine cotton or a fine tea strainer.
Put the lovely home made cleanser in a bottle.. glass is best :)
Apply liberally to face with cotton wool.
This is also excellent for removing make-up and is very gentle on the eye area.
Rinse the face with lukewarm water afterwards and pat dry.
This wonderful homemade cleanser usually lasts about a week if kept in the fridge.
Milk contains lactic acid which is a gentle exfoliant, its also a good source of vitamins A & D.. so nourishes the complexion, and is a wonderful soother for dry, itchy skin. Lavender has wonderful cleansing and toning properties! It’s very soothing and calming, especially good for sensitive, dry or irritated skin, it’s great for soothing red inflamed skin and is an excellent wound healer with its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, so is good for any of those monthly outbreaks too!
It also smells divine and is such a gentle, natural, pleasure to use ♥
Give it a try... if you do try it I’d love to hear what you think!
* Speak our truth from the heart and tell it like it is.
* Share openly and honestly our true feelings without fear of judgement, Blame or
* We write to share our achievements so others can also share our joy.
* We write about our bad times too, knowing that the love and support of others is
around us and perhaps heal another’s pain in the process..
*We are human beings with real feelings and emotions and REFUSE to hide behind a
* We dare to be different
* We are Free Spirits
* We realise that by spilling out, we lighten our load.
* We acknowledge our strengths and weaknesses and don't see them in terms of
success or failure.
* We laugh together and cry together
* We are all following our own journey in our own unique way
* Above all else, we may lie on the floor, screaming and kicking, or feel like life is collapsing around us once in a while….but at the end of the day, we drag ourselves up, dust ourselves off and rise to fight another day.
Thank you Sue for this beautifully made and soulfully sent little gift.
Now.. after pondering.. ‘to pass it on.. and who to? There are so many wonderful honest blogging shift sisters out there, whose blogs I either follow, have commented on or just read, not to mention the ones I haven’t had the pleasure to come across yet!
So for now I’d like to pass the gift on, in the spirit in which it was originally intended by Sue - "Please accept this Award in the spirit in which it was intended. Feel free to take and use the picture and do with it what you will. (She Grins) You can add your own reasons for awarding someone it if you pass it on, you can add links to your blog, you have no obligation at all, I just wanted to let you know that you are one helluva Honest Blogger!”to:-
..souly : ) because she was one of the first female blogger interactions I had, who’s blog touched and inspired me with her gentle honesty and humour.
For other Honest Bloggers.... and there are many out there, please feel free to take the award either for yourself or someone else, the choice is yours. Leave a comment here and or link at the end of this post....so others can celebrate your or their Honesty!
You are standing at exactly the place towards which you have been traveling ~ for seven years or seventy years or seven hundred years.
Your reality is within you, it is not somewhere else. But to understand the point, sometimes it takes years. You knock on many doors before you come to your own door...and then you are puzzled, because this is the house you had left and this is the house you have been searching for ~Osho