Sunday, August 14, 2011

Natural Beauty Recipes

If you are at all worried about the ingredients of the creams that you put on your body, you will be glad to know that there is a sure-fire way of making certain that you only use, natural, organic, pure beauty products. That way is to make your own natural beauty preparations.

There are in fact three benefits of using your own natural beauty recipes:

1] it is better for the environment, because you will not be disposing of chemical-laden cotton wool swabs;

2] it is less expensive, because you can use household products;

3] home-made natural beauty recipes are often healthier and more effectual than store bought.

Here are a few instances of natural beauty recipes. The Internet is a source of many more:

Papaya Face Mask: mash half a papaya with one whipped egg white, a teaspoon of honey and a tablespoon of natural - not pasturized - plain yoghurt.

Mix into a smooth mixture, remove your makeup and wash your face Smear the mixture onto your face and leave for five to ten minutes so that the papaya enzymes can work on your skin. Rinse off with luke warm water and then again with cool water. Finally, pat your skin dry with a soft towel.

Herbal Vinegar Hair Rinse: this natural beauty recipe will correct the pH balance of your hair. First wash and rinse your hair as usual, then rinse with an infusion, which you have made in advance as follows.

Steep two sprigs of rosemary and two sprigs of lavender in a jar of warm water. Leave it in the sun or a warm place for a few hours in order to get the sprigs' essential oils to come out. Take out the sprigs and add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar or white vinegar. Wash your hair thoroughly with this mixture.

Herbal Bath Salts: are very easy to make. First buy a sack of sea salt. Then whenever you want to use bath salts obtain whichever herb you think will do you good or smell nice and pound up a handful of it until it becomes a fine powder. Put in a screw top jar half-filled with sea salt. Screw the lid on and shake. Leave stand for as long as you like. Add to a hot bath as necessary

Foot Spa: soak tired feet in a small bowl of warm water to which has been added a handful of sea salt, some slices of orange or lemon and some garden petals. It is astonishingly refreshing.

Strawberry Manicure: puree a few ripe strawberries with some brown sugar and a little olive oil until you get a manageable constituency. Rub it onto your hands in a circular motion. It will exfoliate and feed your skin far better than any shop bought exfoliants.

Water Melon Pedicure: this is great for your feet, but it fills your house with a wonderful aroma too. Mix half a cup of water melon that has been forced through a sieve with a teaspoon of finely chopped and crushed almonds. Add a quarter of a cup of plain, non-pasturized yoghurt. Rub into your feet. Leave for a while and then wash off with cool water and pat dry.

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