Looking to beautify yourself by going the all-natural way? You would be surprised how many vitamins and nutrients can be found in your average fruits, vegetables and many of Mother Nature’s creations. Here are a few recipes for instant beautification, all of which include ingredients found right at home in the pantry.
DIY Cellulite Scrub
Mix together these three items to form a paste. Once you have a paste created, rub it on your cellulite, especially in very noticeable areas.
Let it soak in a bit, then remove by rinsing off! Over time, performing this treatment will like I said, not REMOVE cellulite, but it will reduce the appearance! Enjoy!
Provided by Celeb Teen Laundry
Honey, Almond And Oatmeal Facial Scrub
How to make:
Put 1 cup of Oatmeal and 1 cup of almonds in a blender and pulse until the mixture is fine but still grainy. (You want the mixture a bit rough in order to scrub your face.)
Next, mix the almond and oatmeal mixture with ½ cup of honey and store in a sealed container.
Pure honey, oatmeal and almond meal help purify and deep cleanse the skin, thus keeping skin looking fresh and hydrated.
Honey: This liquid gold sweet substance, produced by bees, acts a soothing property. It also has a delicious yet light aroma due to the essential oils it has from the nectars of the flower visited by bees.
Almonds: Ground almonds make excellent exfoliators. They help replenish the oils lost from the skin during the cleansing process.
Oatmeal: Ground oats contain natural whole protein is known for its soothing and conditioning effect. It also helps absorb oils in the skin in order to keep skin looking healthy and smooth.
Provided by The Lifestyle Report
Vanilla Sugar Scrub
1/2 cup White Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
First step is to make sure that you have equal amounts of sugar. The amount varies depending on what size jar you are going to use for this scrub or how much scrub you want to make. All of these ingredients are completely up to you and so are the amounts. This is just what I’ve been using. For the vanilla it depends as well, depending on how much you like the smell because too much can over power your scrub.
1. Mix in both your sugars. You can mix it with a mixer, but to me that just seemed like too much. So I whisked it until both sugars were completely blended together.
2. Pour sugars in the jar that you will be using. Pat it down and then add in your olive oil. Now for me, the first time I made this I waited to let the oil seep through the sugar. Now that I make it every couple of months for the last couple of years I just pour the oil over the sugar and mix it together with a fork. But do whatever you feel comfortable doing.
3. Once oil is mixed then add in the vanilla and mix it as well with a fork. Now if you don’t like vanilla you can use any other flavoured extract or essential oil. But for the essential oils make sure you only add a couple of drops.
4. Cover with top and store away or add a bow of some sort and give as a gift. This would be a perfect gift to give to your kiddos teachers for Valentines since that’s right around the corner. And best of all this is kid friendly, have your kids help with this, they’ll have a ball!
Provided by Just Us Girls
Lemon And Honey Face Masks
The juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp honey (raw organic is best)
Mix lemon and honey in a small mixing bowl.
Fill your kettle with water and bring to a boil.
Transfer hot water to a stainless steel or heat safe bowl and stand above it, allowing the steam to open your pores – this will prep your skin for the face mask.
Apply lemon and honey mixture all over your face, avoiding the eye area (lemon juice + eyes = bad). You’ll want to do this over the sink as the mixture is quite liquidy.
Allow mixture to soak in for 15 – 30 minutes (the longer the better – you’ll feel it tighten as it dries).
Wash away with warm water, pat dry with a towel and finish with your favorite moisturizer.
Repeat every few weeks for a healthy glow!
Provided by She Does The City
Whipped Body Butter
1/2 teaspoon of essential oils (I used 1/4 each of grapefruit and lavender)
3. With hand mixer, whip oils until creamy and light. Add essential oils and mix again.
4. Spoon your body butter into glass jars. Mixture may seem a bit moist after whipping but will firm up after a few minutes.
Provided by The Sweet Escape