Saturday, June 5, 2010

cucumber aloe cooling sunburn pack

 This is a great sunburn remedy. I use it regularly when my family gets to much sun. Use it immediately the same day you get sunburned.

200 mg aspirin, crushed
1 cucumber, peeled and mashed
1/4 cup pure aloe vera gel

Crush aspirin with the back of a spoon until fine and put into a small container that has a lid. Take a small fresh cucumber cut into small pieces and put in a food processor and mash until you get a "paste". Combine cucumber, aspirin and Aloe in container and mix well. Put on lid and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Wash and dry the affected area and apply this cooling pack for 30 minutes, minimum. Use this pack twice a day for a few days or until you feel cooling from your sunburn. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

lemon meringue face mask

This fragrant mask cleans pores and helps prevent and gets rid of black heads.

2 egg whites
1 teaspoon of lemon juice

Combine the lemon juice and egg white in a bowl and beat until fluffy. Apply to your face, avoid getting too close to your eyes. Wait for 10-20 minutes and rinse off with warm water.

avo-carrot mask

This is a rich moisturizing mask for normal skin types.

1/2 ripe avocado
1 carrot
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

The carrot needs to be soft and should be cook until soft and then blended with the ripe avocado and olive oil in a blender. Apply to the face. Leave on for 20 minutes. Wash off with warm water and pat dry. Don't leave this mask on for too long, it will color your skin!

cucumber reviving mask

Cucumber revives the skin, you will love this mask!
1/2 cucumber
1 tablespoon yogurt

Puree cucumber and yogurt in a blender, apply to your face evenly. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse off with cool water or soft wash cloth.

strawberry facial scrub

Use this on normal or combination skin. The strawberry seeds exfloiate old skin while the yogurt sooths.

1/4 cup plain yogurt; chilled
3-4 strawberries; mashed

Stir ingredients together. Apply to freshly cleaned face and gently massage strawberry misxture to exfloiate. Wash off with warm water and pat dry.

Friday, June 4, 2010

coconut lemon body scrub

simply refreshing!!

1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup sea salt
1 teaspoon pure lemon extract
3/4 cup virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon of honey

Mix brown sugar and salt, then add lemon extract, virgin coconut oil and honey, mix well. Store in a airtight container.

"breakfast" body scrub

Breakfast for your skin!!

3/4 cup dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup ground oatmeal (not instant)
1/4 cup pure honey
3/4 to 1 cup Oil of choice - I like Grape seed or Sweet Almond
1/4 tsp Vanilla Essential Oil

Mix the brown sugar & oatmeal together in a large bowl. Now add the honey. Drizzle the oil over the mix. Mix well. When all your mix is saturated and sinks to the bottom of the bowl and you have oil on top you're done. Add your essential oil and stir gently. Store in airtight eight ounce wide-mouthed jar.

cina-ginger salt scrub

It's summer time that means it's time to scrub away your winter skin!!

1 cup sea salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup almond oil or olive oil

Mix all ingredients together, then gently rub over your damp skin (except your face) to slough off dry skin. Rinse with warm water.