D.I.Y. Facial Toner for Dry Skin

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Soothe and treat dry skin with this facial toner!

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. aloe vera gel
  • 2 oz. orange blossom water
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 6 drops rose geranium essential oil
  • 4 drops sandalwood essential oil
  • 1 drop chamomile essential oil
  • 1 drop jasmine essential oil
  • 1 drop carrot seed oil
  • 1 tsp. vitamin E oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)

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

Banana Cucumber Moisturizing Face Mask Recipe

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Treat your skin to this moisturizing, refreshing and nourishing face mask designed for normal to dry skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice

Directions:

  • Place the cucumber and banana in a blender; blend until smooth
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the blended mixture; blend until smooth
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Blueberry and Yogurt Face Mask Recipe

Blueberry Yogurt

Exfoliate, hydrate and repair skin for the summer with this facial treatment!

Ingredients:

  • 10 blueberries
  • 1 tbsp. plain yogurt (Greek yogurt is the best)

Directions:

  • Mash the blueberries with a spoon (or fork)
  • Stir in the yogurt; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with lukewarm water

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