I’ve been using different natural ingredients to create my own beauty recipes, especially when I have a spa day planned at home. Right now, these are my favorites & they are easy & fun to make. I look forward to adding more beauty recipes & adding them to this post as I go.
Avocado Carrot Cream Mask
This mask combines avocados, which are rich in Vitamin E, with carrots, which are high in beta-carotene and antioxidants, and cream, which is high in calcium and protein. These ingredients will rebuild skin collagen, improve tone and texture, and fade age spots.
1 avocado, mashed
1 carrot, cooked and mashed
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons honey
Combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Spread gently over your face and neck, and leave in place 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and follow with your favorite toner.
Cucumber Honey Toner
1 medium Cucumber, peeled and cut up into pieces
2 tsp. Honey
Puree cucumber in a blender. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set the sieve over a glass bowl or measuring cup. Pour the cucumber puree through the sieve and let it stand for 15 minutes for the juices to drip into the bowl. Pour the clear juice into a clean bottle and add honey.
To use, shake the bottle and saturate a cotton pad with the lotion. Sweep over face, neck and chest morning and night, and let it air dry (about 3 to 4 minutes). Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes about 1/2 cup.
Refreshing Orange Scrub
1/2 of an Orange
4 T Cornmeal
To Make: Squeeze orange juice and pulp into a bowl and add the cornmeal. Mix into a paste.
To Use: Apply onto freshly washed face and body. Scrub gently for 2-3 minutes. Rinse, tone, moisturize.
Avocado Facial mask
Avocados make a moisturizing mask that’s nourishing for dry or sun-exposed skin.
1 avocado, peeled and seeded
2 tsp. sweet almond oil or virgin olive oil
Mash avocado and add oil.
Apply mixture to face and leave on 15 to 20 minutes.Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with towel.
Salt scrubs are among my favorite home spa treatments. This one leaves your skin soft and glowing.
1/4 cup coarse salt (sea salt or kosher salt)
2 Tbsp. virgin olive oil
3-4 Tbsp. lemon juice
Mix salt and oil.
Add lemon juice.
Massage into skin while you shower.
Rinse, pat dry and apply a natural moisturizer.
All information on this blog is cataloged here so that we may be able to reference it later. It is based on our research & what we have found to be useful. It is not meant to diagnose or treat medical disorders. If you are experiencing any health related issues, please see a doctor.