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H is for Honey on your Face!

Honey on your Face

Here are a few fabulous honey-based facial masks for all of you natural beauties!

 

BASIC HONEY FACIAL MASK

1 egg yolk

2 TBL. Honey

10 drops of sweet almond oil

Blend all of the above ingredients to a creamy consistency and spread it on your face.  Leave on your face for 15 minutes and rinse off with warm water.  Apply moisturizer to face.

HONEY DRY SKIN MOISTURIZER

2 TBL.  honey

2  TBL. cocoa butter, melted

2 drops bergamot essential oil, optional

1 drop lavender essential oil, or tea tree, optional

Mix all ingredients together and apply to clean, dry face. This all-natural moisturizer can be covered and kept in a cabinet, but it will solidify. For a second application, heat in microwave for 10 seconds, stir and apply to skin same as before.

HONEY OATS FACIAL SCRUB

1 TBL. Honey

1 TBL. Finely ground Almonds

2 TBL. Oatmeal

1 TBL. Yogurt (add more as necessary)

Blend all together to a creamy consistency (adding more yogurt if necessary).  Massage on to face with gentle circular motions.  Rinse with warm water.  Your skin will feel super soft!

 See Previous Post:  H is for Honey - Help for your Natural Beauty

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G is for Grapefruit – Good for Your Face, Gals

DIY Grapefruit Treatments

Grapefruit is a perfect ingredient for face masks for women with oily skin.  Grapefruit has an antiseptic and astringent quality, making it excellent for drying up oil, or for everyone it’s a quick pick-me-up for dull, dry skin.

Here are two recipes from one of my favorite sources – www.spaindex.com.

Check out my spa contribution to their website in my posts on Big & Beautiful Plus Size Women at the Spa, The Question and Big & Beautiful Plus Six Women at the Spa, The Answer.

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

1-1/2 cups white table sugar
8 drops grapefruit essential oil
1/4 cup jojoba oil
1/4 cup liquid castile soap

Place sugar into a large bowl and stir to break up any clumps. Add the essential oil.  Add one or two drops of red food coloring if you’d like it pink! Mix very well to make sure the color is evenly dispersed. Add the jojoba oil and Castile soap next, a little at a time, stirring after each addition.    Mix well and the pour into clean container.  To use, stand in the tub or shower and massage the sugar scrub onto your skin from head to toe. Rinse.  Inhale. Smile.

GRAPEFRUIT & PARSLEY FACE MASK

Grapefruit and parsley are both effective and refreshing astringents, perfect for oily skin.

3 TBL. Very fine oatmel (grind in food processor if not fine)

3 tablespoons very fine oatmeal (whirl oatmeal in a food processor, if necessary)

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

1/2 large grapefruit

olive or sunflower oil
Mix 3 tablespoons of very fine oatmeal with two tablespoons of chopped parsley in a bowl. Add juice from half of a large grapefruit until you have a soft paste.  Let the mixture rest 5 minutes. Spread soft mixture over your face and let dry for approximately 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water. Follow with toner and moisturizer.

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E is for Exfoliating with a Homemade Sugar Scrub

Homemade Sugar Scrub for Natural Health

One of the easiest things you can do for your own natural health and natural beauty is to get rid of the dry, dead skin cells that accumulate and make you look and feel old.

It’s very simple to make up a sweet delicate mixture that you can apply to any area of your body.

Homemade Sugar Scrub:

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 c. sugar (I like raw or brown)

Almond or grapeseed oil to dampen the mixture.

Mix it together and apply it all over your body, using circular motions to gently exfoliate.  Sugar really gets in to your pores to remove dirt and blemishes.  Then step into a warm shower and rinse off the mixture.  Be careful as sugar might make the shower floor slippery.  Do this once or twice a month for simply luxurious and naturally healthy skin.

EXTRAS:  You can add some vanilla or some banana or some spices like ginger and cinnamon to make a delightful scent.  Or, of course, our very favorite is to add some health-giving essential oils, such as rosemary or lavender or rose, to add nourishment and relaxation to your blends.

These make beautiful gifts for friends and family when packaged in a lovely jar and tied with ribbons!

See Previous Post:  E is for Exfoliation

 

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D is for DIY Dry Skin Relief from Your Kitchen

DIY Dry Skin Facial from your Refrigerator

Dry, scaly skin can make a naturally beautiful woman look and feel old and tired and less than a natural beauty.  But never fear, just open up your refrigerator and scrub off the old and cream up the new!

It’s very important to get rid of the old skin that’s flaky first.  A little honey mixed with sugar is all you need.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp. Honey

½ Tbsp Sugar (for exfoliation)

Mix this together and cover your face with it, using circular strokes going upwards (always to prevent wrinkles).  Do this for about 3-5 minutes, being careful to avoid the eyes.  Rinse with warm water, dry your face and get ready for a moisturizing, replenishing homemade facial mask.

Dry Skin Facial from Your Frig:

INGREDIENTS:   Avocado.

PROCEDURE:  Smush it up and put it on your face.  Leave it on for 15 minutes.  Wash off with warm water and Voila!  You are a natural beauty again!

See Previous Posts:  A is for Avocado

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D is for Dry Skin – You Don’t Need to Have It!

D is for Dry Skin

 

 

We’ve all been plagued by itchy, peely, scratchy skin that feels like you’ve been taken over by an alligator.

The good news is your kitchen is full of great cures for the itch and scale and relief of dry skin.  One of the best products to get rid of dry skin is good old olive oil!  And unlike cooking with it, you don’t have to use the most expensive extra virgin cold pressed gourmet brand.  Any gooey, oily version of olive oil will do just fine!

Olive oil is rich in polyphenols – good antioxidants that minimize the spread of free radicals, those  damaging substances caused by pollution or exposure to the sun,or by excessive smoking and alcohol abuse; and it doesn’t contain harmful, drying perfumes and dyes.

Just apply an amount directly to dry skin, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Unlike those expensive goos and creams you get from the store, olive oil is so cheap – go ahead and slather it all over yourself!

If you’ve got dry hands, no need to worry.  Put some olive oil on your hands at night before going to bed. Cover your hands with a pair of inexpensive cotton gloves, and go to sleep. Your hands will look years younger and feel sumptuously smooth and moisturized in the morning!

 

 

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