Healthy Smoothie for Glowing Skin

Glowing Skin Smoothie

Give your skin a healthy and natural glow with this green smoothie that is packed with lots of minerals and vitamins!

 

What you need:

  • 1 c. kale
  • 1 c. spinach
  • 1 pear
  • 1 orange
  • 1 banana
  • 1 c. seedless grapes
  • 1 c. ice
  • 1 c. coconut water
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds

What you do:

  • Remove the core and seeds from the pear and peel and pit the orange; add them to your blender
  • Add the remaining ingredients to your blender and blend all until smooth
  • Enjoy your smoothie immediately

 

Recipe adapted from (original recipe from): Womenio

Picture from: OrganicAuthority

Berry Beauty Smoothie for Beautiful Skin

Berry Beauty Smoothie

This delicious smoothie is packed full of Vitamin C and other antioxidants…all which do wonders for beauty and body!

What you need:

  • ¼ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup kale (or spinach)
  • 1 cup coconut water (or water)

 What to do:

  • Place all ingredients in a blender
  • Process until smooth
  • Enjoy immediately

Comments:

  • If using fresh berries, you may want  to add a couple of ice cubes for a cooler smoothie
  • For those of you who aren’t a big fan of “greens” you can substitute spinach in place of kale because it offers a blander/more subtle taste yet still offers a lot of great benefits
  • The original recipe calls for water, I substitute water with coconut water because of the many health/beauty benefits it offers

 

Recipe adapted from (and original recipe) found at: http://www.youbeauty.com/nutrition/galleries/smoothie-recipes#11

D.I.Y. Antioxidant Cooling Skin Mist

Skin Mist

Keep cool while refreshing skin with this antioxidant skin mist!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tsp. green tea
  • 1 oz. peppermint leaves
  • 1 cup lavender flowers
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 2 tsp. aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Combine the tea, peppermint leaves and lavender together in the water; steep in water for 15 minutes
  • Strain mixture with a piece of cheesecloth to remove pieces
  • Add the aloe gel to the mixture; mix well
  • Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle (store in the fridge for a very cooling spritz)

D.I.Y. Sunburn Aloe Relief Cubes

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Got some aloe and an ice cube tray?  Then you’ve got an easy way to relieve sunburn!

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Fill an ice cube tray with aloe vera gel; stick in the freezer
  • Once frozen, pop out a frozen cube and you have instant sunburn relief that you can easily rub on any sunburnt area

D.I.Y. Deep Clean Mouth Wash

Mouthwash

Create your own deep cleansing mouthwash!

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. water
  • 1/2 oz. vegetable glycerin
  • 1/2 oz. powdered myrrh gum
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 5 drops clove essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients: mix well

*Shake well before each use

*Due to the alcohol in this mouthwash, it is better to use on a non-regular basis and more when you are looking for a deep clean

Tropical Bubble Bath

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Escape to a tropical paradise while relaxing in your bath tub!

Ingredients:

  • 3 drops rose essential oil
  • 2 drops jasmine essential oil
  • 1 oz. liquid glycerin
  • 1 oz. coconut oil
  • 4 oz. bar (grated or flaked) castile soap (humectant)
  • 4 cups distilled water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture to a container for storage
  • When ready to use, pour mixture under running water

Relaxing Lilac Bubble Bath

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Relax with a lilac scented bubble bath after a long day!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups distilled water
  • 4 oz. bar (grated or flaked) castile soap (humectant)
  • 3 oz. liquid glycerin
  • 6 drops lilac essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture to a container for storage
  • When ready to use, pour mixture under running water

Moisturizing Avocado and Aloe D.I.Y. Eye Mask

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Sooth puffy and tired eyes with this moisturizing eye mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Mash the avocado using a fork into the aloe vera gel
  • Apply under eyes onto clean skin
  • Let sit for 10 minutes
  • Gently wipe off and rinse with warm water

Blueberry Aloe Eye Mask D.I.Y.

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Give your eyes a relaxing and cooling eye treatment on a hot summer day that will leave them looking bright and refreshed!

Ingredients:

  • Handful cold blueberries
  • 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Mash blueberries using a fork
  • Add the aloe vera gel to the mashed blueberries; stir well
  • Gently dab the mixture under your eyes
  • Let sit for 20 minutes
  • Gently wipe away mask and rinse with lukewarm water

D.I.Y. Moisturizing Body Exfoliator Scrub

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Rub away dead and dry skin with this moisturizing body exfoliator that will leave skin looking and feeling radiant and smooth!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions:

  • Mash the fruit together using a fork until smooth
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients; mix until smooth
  • Apply and massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer