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Natural Beauty Recipes

Natural Beauty Recipes that only contain a few ingredients (most of which you already have in your kitchen).

Bath Salts

For a relaxing bath or the perfect gift! You will need:

  • Course Sea Salt
  • Epsom Salts
  • Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda)
  • Essential oils of your choice
  • Food Colouring

Instructions:

  1. Combine coarse sea salt; Epsom salts (to soothe tired muscles and reduce inflammation) and baking soda (to soften waters and alleviate skin irritation).
  2. Add a few drops of essential oils and combine.
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring, until you achieve the desired shade.
  4. If you intend to give the bath salts as gifts, be sure to store them in a sealed (and labeled) container to keep out moisture.

Face Mask

My favourite beauty mask! You will need:

  • Eggs
  • Oats
  • Banana
  • Honey
  • Drop of Fresh Lemon Juice

Instructions:

  1. Mix ingredients together.
  2. You can leave out a few ingredients if you don’t have them. Even a plain egg and lemon mask works great!
  3. Apply to face and leave until it dries. It should feel a bit tight.
  4. Rinse and Voila! Soft, smooth skin.

Body Scrub

You need to try this! Here are the ingredients:

  • Brown Treacle Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Olive oil
  • Essential oil of your choice
  • Fresh Rose Petals

Instructions:

  1. Combine ingredients.
  2. To apply, massage into slightly damp skin and rinse.
  3. Cut up rose petals and mix them in (leave a few for the top (especially if you are giving this as a gift).

*TIP: Put this body scrub into a nice glass jar and decorate with ribbon and a custom tag. This makes an amazing gift!

Hair Treatment

Invigorating and Revitalizing, you will only need two ingredients:

  • Avocado — peeled and stoned
  • Honey

Instructions:

  1. Mash together the ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Massage into hair.
  3. Leave for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Wash hair as usual.

Nail Strengthener

Naturally! You will need:

  • Castor oil
  • Salt
  • Wheat germ oil

Instructions:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a bottle.
  2. Before each use shake well.
  3. Rub a small amount of the  mixture onto your nails.
  4. Leave on for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Wipe off with a cotton pad.

Foot Spa

Good for a home pedicure. Collect:

  • Epsom salts
  • Essential oils of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Fill either a foot bath or your bath tub to ankle height with warm water.
  2. Dissolve 1/2 cup Epsom salts in the warm water and add the essential oil of your choice (lavender, rosewood, patchouli and  sandalwood are relaxing oils, while lemongrass and eucalyptus are uplifting)
  3. Soak for 10-15 minutes. Pat dry and moisturise.

References: http://www.thedailygreen.com | Girls Nights


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