DIY Almond and Mandarin Face Scrub

DIY Almond and Mandarin Facial Scrub

Gently exfoliate and nourish skin with this easy to make at home facial scrub!

What you need:

  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 4 tsp. almond meal
  • 1 – 1 1/2 tsp. mandarin juice

What you do:

  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well
  • Apply mixture to face and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse thoroughly with water and pat skin dry

Softening Chocolate Face Mask

Softening Chocolate Facial Mask

Treat your face to this delicious chocolate facial mask!  Not only does it smell amazing but it also will do wonders for softening your skin!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 4 tbsp. cream
  • 3 tsp. cottage cheese (plain only)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 tsp. oatmeal

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients together; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face and let sit 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Grapefruit Facial Mask

Grapefruit Face Mask

Leave your skin looking and feeling healthy and glowing after using this face mask!

 

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. grapefruit juice
  • 2 tsp. carrot juice
  • 3 tbsp. plain yogurt

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Gentle Herbal Facial Cleanser

Herbal Cleanser

Gently cleanse skin with this herbal facial cleanser!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup dried chamomile
  • 1/3 cup dried rose petals
  • 2/3 oat flour
  • water

 

Directions:

  • Combine dried chamomile and rose petals and grind until fine
  • Combine oat flour with grinded mix; mix well
  • Add a tablespoon of water to the mixture at a time; stirring after each tablespoon is added until a creamy paste forms
  • Place the mixture in a saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes (this will create a creamier consistency)
  • Remove from heat and let mixture cool
  • Once cooled, apply the mixture to skin (avoid the eye area)
  • Gently massage into skin
  • Rinse with warm water

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.

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