BRISTOLMADE Cleanser/Toner

A nice production line going today making up fresh batches of my cleanser/toner. With it’s vegan, all natural ingredients the odd slippage isn’t a bad thing for my hands. 

With the all the benefits of Sweet Almond Oil, Vitamin E oil & fragranced with lavender & geranium essential oils it’s a treat for any skin type. 

It’s not only a cleanser/toner it can also be used as a massage oil, a night time facial treat & all round moisture giving boost for your whole body. 

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Good Things, Not So Good Things, All Experiences To Be Felt. 

Cars in the cycle lane, vans pulling into the middle of the road so I have to pull up hard & all in the space of 100m. I’m on my bike!
Being anaemic is a struggle, it makes me rather cross at times, I am constantly putting iron rich food in my body plus I take ferraglobin. I’d expect to be anaemic if my diet was rustlers burgers washed down with a fizzy drink.
Hearing my son Elliot cough so hard I’m sure his lung must be trying to launch it’s self from his chest,  It’s to early for that, it’s 7am
Not received a morning text from 
my boyfriend as yet, is he to busy?
My best friends text at 7:30 asking if I want to go for a run, it’s not in the wrong category, yes this is good & makes me happy. 
Not needing a coat all day everyday now the temperature is rising, it’s light for longer, I can feel summer rushing towards me. Not that I don’t normally, but this summer I will submerge myself in Plymouth fully. It’s our last summer living here so I’ve a bucket list to work on. Beach trips, yurt stay & a river cruise. 
Going to Skype my big girl today, she’s doing the London thing now. Miss her face, can’t wait to see her on my screen. 
Having the willpower not to attack the spot that’s been taking over my chin for two full days now. This is truly a very good thing, ordinarily I would have got a spade & had dig around on an hourly basis. 
Made more of my own laundry power again this morning. I consider this to be part of my creative outlet, I can’t draw or paint but a can make these ‘hippy’ chemical avoiding concoctions for my family. The soap I used today was blue so it’s given my powder a beautiful blue swirling affect. 
Just a few things I’ve experienced, want to, or am experiencing. 
Would love to hear your thoughts on experiences of all kinds. 
I’ve used the word experience to much, I’m off for some other experience now.  


What to do with coconut oil?

I urge you to cover yourself, immerse yourself & your life in it of course. It’s really quite brilliant stuff with so many diverse & unthinkable uses, It’s a must stock, in bulk item for every home.

So what do I do with it? Like many I set out just cooking with coconut oil using it instead of olive oil, melting it in a baking tray then coating whatever I was roasting, letting it’s subtle coconut flavour impregnate the food. Deliciously Ella uses a lot of it in her recipes, seems to be in place of butter.
But it’s so much more versatile in cookery than just a replacement for oil & butter. Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your favorite smoothie recipe and increase your energy with the oil’s MCT’s. You can even add it to your morning coffee for an extra energy boost of the more natural variety.

I make body scrubs, lip balms & moisturisers using it as a main ingredient. When melted with bees wax it’s perfect for massaging into wooden furniture, seeing it give the wood new life, bring out the grain & giving a beautiful shine. For a deep conditioner on your hair, grab a blob, let it melt a little in your hand a run through your hair. It’s best left on over night so a towel on your pillow is advised. Use it as a cleanser, to remove make up including stubborn eye make up.
I use coconut oil as a base for a few homemade products I use myself everyday. A whipped exfoliating body scrub with only three ingredients – coconut oil, essential oil & sugar. It’s also the main ingredient in my multi purpose moisturiser/lip balm/cleanser so I no longer buy moisturiser or cleanser thanks to coconut oil.

Have you let coconut oil into your life?
How do you use it?
I would love new ideas or tips on other ways I could be using this wonderful product.