Thyme and Fennel Gentle Facial Cleanser

Thyme and Fennel Cleanser
Cleanse skin with this gentle and effective facial cleanser!
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 tbsp. dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. crushed fennel seeds
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
Directions:
  • Combine the thyme and fennel seeds and place in boiling water
  • Add lemon juice to the mixture and let steep for 15 minutes
  • Strain the mixture
  • Apply to face using a soft tissue or cotton ball
  • Rinse with water
*If stored in an airtight container, this mixture can last up to 2 weeks in the fridge.

Mango and Aloe Toner and Exfoliator In-One

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Tone and exfoliate skin with this fruity toner and exfoliator in one!
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup aloe vera gel
  • 2 tbsp. mango
  • Juice from 1 lime
Directions:
  • Chop the mango; combine with remaining ingredients and put in blender; puree
  • Using a soft tissue of cotton ball, apply to face before bedtime and leave on
  • Rinse off in the morning with cold water
*If stored in an airtight container in the fridge, this mixture can last up to 2 weeks

Mandarin Orange and Almond Facial Scrub

Mandarin Orange Almond Facial Scrub

Treat your skin to this delicious facial scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp. almond meal
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. mandarin juice

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to face (avoid the eye area)
  • Gently massage mixture into skin for a couple of minutes
  • Rinse with water

Pineapple Facial Scrub

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Scrub your face and exfoliate skin with this tropical pineapple face scrub!

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/4 cup cold olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley

Directions:

  • Place the pineapple in a blender; blend slightly
  • Add the olive oil to the pineapple in the blender; blend to nearly smooth
  • Add the parsley to the blender; blend (but don’t blend until it is a runny liquidy texture)
  • Apply to clean skin (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Lime and Honey Facial Scrub Recipe

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An invigorating facial scrub cleanser for oily and combination skin types!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup unsalted nuts (any type will do)
  • 1 tbsp. grape seed oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Juice from 1/2 lime

Directions:

  • Combine the oats and nuts; grind together using a food processor until they are fine/powdery
  • Add the remaining ingredients; mix well
  • (the mixture should be of a thin consistency, if not, add more milk)
  • Apply to face and neck; massage into skin
  • Rinse with water

 *Can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to a week

Moisturizing Orange Face Mask Recipe

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Moisturize dry and dull skin with this yummy facial mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup steel cut oatmeal (or instant unflavored oatmeal)
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • 3 tbsp. plain yogurt (Greek yogurt works best)
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tsp. dried orange peel

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Spread an even layer of mixture onto face (avoiding eye area)
  • Let sit for 15-30 minutes (the longer the better)
  • Rinse with warm water

*Can last up to 1 week when stored in an airtight container in the fridge

Granola and Apple Face Mask

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Exfoliate and tone skin with this yummy apple granola face mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 apple (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp. oat starch

Directions:

  • Put the chopped apple in a blender and blend
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the blended apple; blend until a creamy consistency forms
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water

*If stored in an airtight container in the fridge, mask mixture can last 3-5 days