Abuja - Beauty treatments don't have to be expensive. You can make your own at home by using these easy and inexpensive recipes, courtesy of Faith to Nature natural and organic blog.
not only fun to do, you can also be sure that you are using only the
best ingredients and you can alter the recipe to suit your own personal
taste. Best of all, you can share your new skills by making lovely,
original gifts for friends and family.
Oatmeal Facial Scrub
For normal to dry skin (Do not use on sun-burnt skin)
1/2 cup honey1 egg white
- 1 cup plain instant oatmeal
Mix thoroughly and apply to clean skin. Rub in for about two minutes.Allow to dry. This forces the moisture back onto the surface. Rinse off with water.
- Crush whole oats with a mortar and pestle, or use the back of a spoon or chop with a knife.
Honey Almond Facial Scrub
For normal to oily skin
1/2 cup honey1 tbs lemon juice
Combine almonds with the remainder of ingredients.Mix thoroughly and apply to clean skin. Rub in for about two minutes.Allow to dry. This forces the moisture back onto the surface. Rinse off with water.
- Crush almonds with any of the methods described in the first projects.
This mask, based on roses, is perfect for balancing out the oily and dry areas of your skin.
2 tbsp rosewater1 tbsp natural yoghurt, room temperature (not low-fat or non-fat)1 tbsp runny honey (to get honey runny, warm it in a microwave for few seconds)
- optional: 6 fresh rose petals
Add rosewater, yoghurt and honeyMix well and apply to skinLeave for 10 minutesRinse
- Soak rose petals, then crush them in a bowl.
Avocado and honey mask
This is a classic recipe for dry skin. Avocados and honey are particularly moisturising.
You need: 1/4 cup honey
Apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes.Rinse face with a cool washcloth.
- Mash the avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey.
Cucumber and yoghurt mask
Not only is cucumber soothing to your skin, it is purported to reduce wrinkles.
You need: 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
Mash or blend both ingredients.Blend the mixture until smooth.Apply the cucumber yogurt mask to your entire face, avoiding the eye area.Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes, then remove mask with lukewarm water.
- Clean and peel one cucumber.
For dry skin.
This will make a very rich cream. It will take a while to absorb, but leave your hands silky and smooth.
You Need: 3 tbsp of unsalted butter1 tbsp of strong herbal infusion
Body careBrown Sugar Body Scrub
- For a rich hand mask, thoroughly mix the honey, butter and herbal infusion.
For sensitive skin.
You Need:1 cup honey3 Tbs. lemon juice2 tsp ginger
Take into the shower with you and apply handfuls at a time to polish the skin.
- Grate fresh ginger, or use the powdered variety if fresh is not available.
Honey Body Scrub
What you need: Gently smother your wet skin in honey and rinse well afterwards!
Milk Powder, Oatmeal and White Sugar scrub
Now scrub all over and leave on your skin for a few minutes before rinsing well.
- Stick a few teaspoons of each in a bowl and add a little bit of water and mix.
You Need: 5 to 10 mint leaves1 cup of sea salt1 lemon or lime sliced and placed in the water
Peppermint Foot Scrub
- Let your feet soak for about 10 minutes and relax.
1/4 cup of jojoba oil2 or 3 drops of organic peppermint or lavender oil
- 1 and 1/4 cup of coarse or sea salt
Apply the scrub to your feet, rubbing in a circular motion.Rinse off with warm water
together ingredients. They can even be warmed just a bit in the
microwave oven or you can soak your feet in warm water before
Foot Massage Oil
3 drops of lavender essential oil1 drop chamomile essential oil1 drop geranium essential oil
- 2 teaspoons of jojoba or extra-virgin olive oil
Put your feet up for sometime.Wash your feet with a mild soap and apply nourishing cream on your feet.
- Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and massage gently into your feet.
Treat your feet to this tingly foot spray. The peppermint smells great and will revive tired feet in no time.
You Need:1/4 cup vodka1/4 tsp. organic peppermint essential oil1/4 tsp. organic tea tree essential oil
Spray your feet and enjoy!
- Combine all ingredients and pour into a spray bottle.
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