Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Make my food a beauty aid


Apple astringent

1/4 c. apple juice
2 tbl. vodka
2 tbl. witch hazel

Mix together and apply to skin with cotton ball, rinse with cool water.


Banana  face mask

This fabulous recipe reflects a wealth of age-old wisdom, and will leave any type of skin feeling refreshed and pampered. There's just nothing like giving yourself this easy-to-make facial using ingredients that are likely to be in your kitchen year-round. The ingredients will nourish, soothe, and gently exfoliate your skin. And they sound good enough to eat!

1 banana, just ripe
1 tablespoon honey
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon wheat germ oil
1 tablespoon finely powdered oats
1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional, if mask will not be used immediately)
1 drop each rose and Melissa essential oils (optional)

1. Peel and mash banana. Add honey, egg yolk, wheat germ oil, oats, and
lemon juice, if used, and mash further to form a smooth, creamy paste.
2. If mask is too thick, add a bit of distilled water, and stir until
3. Add essential oils last, and stir to mix well.
4. To use, apply to clean face and neck, avoiding eye and mouth areas. Rest
for 10 minutes, or longer if your skin is very dry. Rinse with warm water,
and follow with toner and moisturizer, if desired. Use mask within a few hours of making.


Avocado honey face mask

1 ripe avocado
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon clear honey

Mash avocado in a medium bowl.Stir in yogurt, lemon juice and honey; mix well. Chill for 30 minutes, apply to face and relzx for 10-15 minutes. Splash off with cool water. Feels wonderful!


Skin softening bath

Oatmeal softens your skin and helps you hold moisture

1/4 cup minced ginger root
1/4 cup dried parsley
1/2 cup grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons oatmeal

mix together and put in mesh bag and place under running water


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