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Friday, August 12, 2016

Fair Friday-Healthy Glow Face Lotion

I have always had sensitive skin.  I started making my own melt and pour soap a few years ago because my skin would get like sandpaper in the winter.

So I have started to make my own lotions as well.  I adapted this recipe from a recent issue of the magazine "Willow and Sage".  Be sure to use fractionated coconut oil. It stays liquid and is more easily absorbed. I got mine on Amazon.  I modeled this after a produce I used to from DHC. I do not wear foundation because it always felt heavy to me. The DHC product looked and felt natural and just gave me a healthy glow. They stopped making it and now I make my own.

6 ounces 99% aloe vera
1 1/2 ounce fractionated coconut oil
20 drops vitamin C serum
5 drops rose hip essential oil.
5 drops essential oil (I used lavender)
1/8 teaspoon gold mica powder

Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.  Scoop the lotion into a plastic bag.  Cut off the corner and squeeze the mixture into a bottle.

I use this as a day time face moisturizer. It is nice and light. It gives me a nice healthy glow. If you want more of that affect add a little more of the powder. Pearl powder can also be used.


Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 196 members in 37 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; or

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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