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
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Clay Facial Mask for All Skin Types

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Treat your skin to a silky clay mask that is suitable for all skin types!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tsp. green clay
  • 1/2 tsp. kaolin clay
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. aloe vera gel
  • 1 tbsp. rosewater
  • 2 drops rose essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine the clays; mix well
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the clay mixture; mix well
  • Apply to clean skin (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 20-25 minutes
  • Rinse with water

*If stored in fridge, mixture can last up to 4 weeks

D.I.Y. Lavender and Marigold Acne Treatment

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Treat acne by using bright orange marigolds (which contain salicylic acid) with this D.I.Y. recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 10 rose geranium flowers (with leaves)
  • 8 marigold flowers
  • 20 lavender flowerheads
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 packet vegetable gelatin
  • 5 tsp. vodka
  • 20 drops tea tree oil

Directions:

  • Chop the flowers, leaves and stems of the geraniums; place in a bowl with the marigold and lavender
  • Bring water to a boil; pour over the flowers in the bowl
  • Let sit for 10 minutes (or until the water has changed to the colors of the flowers)
  • Place this combination into a blender; blend well
  • Strain the mixture using a small strainer or piece of cheesecloth into a bowl/container
  • In a separate bowl, dissolve the gelatin in 2 tbsp. of cold water
  • Slowly add the flower infusion water (from previous steps); stir well
  • Add the vodka and tea tree oil to the mixture; stir well till a gel forms
  • Pour the mixture in a pump dispenser or another type of bottle
  • Apply to acne areas twice a day (or as needed)

*When stored in the fridge, this mixture can last up to 6 weeks.

Peach and Egg White Firming Facial Mask

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Treat your face to this firming facial mask that will leave you feeling like you just came from the spa!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe peach (peeled and de-stoned)
  • 1 egg white

Directions:

  • Add ingredients to a blender; blend until smooth
  • Apply mixture to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with cool 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

Tightening Strawberry Lemon Face Mask

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Tighten skin with this delicious tightening face mask with lemon and strawberry!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 roughly chopped strawberries
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

 

Directions:

  • Mash strawberries to a pulp using a fork or food processor
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients; mix well
  • (If mixture is too runny add more starch to thicken it up)
  • Smooth mixture onto clean skin
  • Let sit for 20 minutes or until dry
  • Rinse with water
  • Apply your favorite mositurizer