In the process of going through all of my products and deciding which ones needed to be used first versus later, I came across three of my essential oil balms. All three jars were almost finished with a little bit left. Now, I could have just decided to take that stuff and slather it all over my elbows and knees for extra softening power. But these are my beloved balms that I use to treat my facial skin. I didn’t want to be wasteful. On the other hand, two of these balms were several years old – the Decleor balms.
There wasn’t much thought process involved. Frankly, I acted before I could finish the thought and be ok with it. The only thing I loved about the Darphin Aromatic Purifying Balm was the buttery texture and cute jar. While I loved the efficacy of the Decleor Purifying Night Balms, but did not care to have two nearly empty unattractive jars. I dug out the remaining product from both Decleor Purifying Night Balms and mixed it in with the Darphin Aromatic Purifying Balm. Since there would be no product integrity at this point, I decided to get my mixing freak on and added a few drop of my “special” mix of essential oils I posted about here, and a few drops of Institut Estherderm Intensif Propolis Concentrated Formula Serum and Yuli Cell Perfecto PM Corrective Serum.
The end result is this rather moist balm blend that I have no idea how it will react on my skin. Combining the natural gentleness of the balms with the aggressive natural actives in the two serums created a balm that I would only feel comfortable using in the summer – on uncompromised skin – when my skin requires more aggressive treatment because of excess oiliness.
I haven’t tried this concoction yet but I assure you I will report back. But I am pleased that even if it was with slight of hand that I ended up being able to get rid of two unnecessary jars. Win for me!!
Now if only I could end up using up this new FrankenBalm by the summer than I will be super pleased.
PS – I know that Frankenstein is actually the scientist that created the creature, and that the creature has incorrectly been referred to as Frankenstein in pop culture, as I am doing right now. But let’s get real, isn’t that an AWESOME sounding name for the creature!? It just fits. 🙂