Basil Blemish Gentle Facial Tonic

Basil Blemish Tonic

Calm and tone distressed skin with this gentle tonic!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 handful fresh basil leaves

 

Directions:

  • Bring water to a boil over heat; add basil leaves
  • Let steep in water for 15 minutes
  • Carefully strain the leaves from the mixture and discard
  • Let the basil water cool
  • Apply to problem areas using a cotton ball or soft tissue

 

*Store in the fridge until water becomes cloudy/murky.  Discard at this point.

Tomato Juice Facial Mask for Oily Skin

Tomato Juice Facial Mask

A tomato juice mask to calm oily and acne prone skin!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe tomato

 

Directions:

  • Mash/juice a ripe tomato into a small bowl
  • Use a cotton ball to apply a thin layer of the tomato juice to a clean face
  • Let sit for 10 minutes
  • Rinse with water

Vegetable Oil Nail Strengthener Recipe

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Save yourself some money and a trip to the nail salon with this easy to make at home nail strengthener that strengthens nails and also softens cuticles!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tsp. castor oil
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. wheat germ oil

 

Directions:

  • Pour all ingredients into a sealable bottle
  • Shake very well (shake before each use)
  • Apply and rub a small amount of mixture onto your nails using your finger (or use an eye dropper to apply)
  • Leave on for 3-5 minutes
  • Wipe off using a cotton pad or tissue

*Makes 20-30 applications (a little of this stuff goes a long way)

Lemon Toner Recipe

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An effective toner that leaves skin looking and feeling refreshed!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. lemon juice
  • 1 c. distilled water
  • 2/3 c. witch hazel

 

Directions:

  • Combine and mix all ingredients in a bottle/container (something with a seal tight lid)
  • Shake well
  • Apply to face using a cotton pad, cotton ball or soft cloth

 

 

Eye Makeup Remover Recipe

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Here’s a quick and easy recipe using products you probably already have in your pantry for removing pesky eye makeup!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

 

Directions:

  • Mix ingredients together
  • Dab a cotton ball, Q-tip or soft tissue into the mix
  • Gently wipe eyelids and lashes
  • Rinse with cool water

Vodka and Watermelon Facial Toner

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Tone, Cleanse and brighten skin with this vodka and watermelon facial toner!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. watermelon juice (fresh)
  • 1 tbsp. vodka
  • 2 tbsp. witch hazel
  • 2 tbsp. distilled water

Directions:

  • Mash up the watermelon and strain juice to make sure there are no seeds/pieces
  • Combine the remaining ingredients with the watermelon juice; mix well
  • Pour into a re-sealable container or bottle
  • Pour a small amount onto a cotton pad or soft tissue and apply to your face

*Store in the fridge for up to a week