Okay, this is a little (or a lot?) weird. But totally true. Maybe I'll start a new Category for "Freaky Weird but Cool Uses for Essential Oils". Well, maybe later.
Anyway, we made this Soap-Free Cleanser as part of one of my fun make-and-take classes. It contains aloe vera gel, a carrier oil and Frankincense. I love this stuff and use it mostly as an eye make-up remover, but also occasionally as an all-over face cleanser. It leaves my face super smooth! If you have dry skin or live in a dry environment, I highly recommend this!
So ... what's the weird dog-angle?
I have two French Bulldogs with very sensitive skin -- Chloe and Rosemarie. Rosemarie is worse than Chloe (she is also deaf -- my Special Needs pup) and will break out in welts when she is exposed to one flea bite (more about that in another post).
A couple of weeks ago, Rosemarie suddenly broke out in two hotspots. I gave her a bath and then searched around my bathroom for something to put on the hotspots and spied my Soap-free Cleanser. My original recipe was mostly aloe and a little Frankincense -- I figured this stuff might help. I poured about a tablespoon out into a little bowl, added one drop Lavender and used a Q-tip to apply it to her hotspots. Then I scooped up the remainder left in the bowl and just rubbed it all over her tummy (where she had raw, red, irritated skin) and back (where she is very itchy).
I did this once or twice a day -- I really should have been more consistent and used it two or three times daily -- and it healed up her hotspot and those raw, irritated places on her tummy. After just a couple of days I could tell it was helping. They were healed up in less than a week. I was thrilled. She was thrilled. I guess. Hard to tell. (See above picture.)
(I should address this ---> Is Aloe Vera Gel safe for pets? Read this.)
I'm sharing a new and improved recipe. Still great for your skin. And for your dog's! :-)
Soap-free face wash (and dog treatment!)
This soap-free face wash cleanses, moisturizes, and heals.
Depending on the size of your bottle, your rough ratios should be about 3/4 aloe vera gel, 1/4 avocado oil (or fractionated coconut oil) and a few drops of the other oils.
For a 2 oz (60 ml) PET plastic flip-top bottle (you can find these on Amazon), here is the recipe:
To use as face wash: Dampen face with warm water, apply a little of the face wash and massage in. Remove with a warm, damp wash cloth. Makes a great eye make-up remover, too.
To use on pets: Apply a small amount to irritated areas two or three times daily.
Shelf life is about a month.
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