Natural Beauty Recipes
Create a Spa at Home
Natural Beauty Recipes consist of fruit extracts, flower essential oils, concentrated medicinal roots, and crushed spices, so you can recreate almost all the procedures of a SPA-salon at home.
Here are some free healthy recipes to try.
Home-made Natural Skin Care
Lip balm/Lip gloss
A teaspoon of olive oil mixed with a little sugar applied to your lips will surprise you!
Natural Beauty Recipes - Eyes
Chamomile tea bags are great for soothing tired or puffy eyes!
Soak the teabags in cold water then place over eyes for 10-15 minutes!
Natural Beauty Recipes - Home-made Facial/Body Scrubs
1. Mash up 2 strawberries with a teaspoon of brown sugar, use all over face then rise off.
2. Mix 1 teaspoon of honey, half a teaspoon lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of fine oatmeal (porridge oats).
Gently rub all over face then wash off with warm water.
Home-made Facial Masks:
Mashed banana, or mashed avocado with a little honey - leave on for 10 minutes then wash off.
For the full spa effect- use cucumber slices, or cotton pads in water or cool weak tea on your eyelids.
Place your face over a hot bowl of steaming water with a towel over your head to trap all the steam (this opens pores) and breathe in and out slowly for 5 minutes.
Cleanse using a natural facial wash.
Then splash your face with cold water - this closes the pores!
This method works wonders for black heads and acne!
Yummy Body Scrub:
5 tablespoons of sunflower oil
4 tablespoons of soft brown sugar
1 teaspoon of powered cocoa (NOT the drinkking type it must be the real thing!)
Mix thoroughly and use over your body (best in the shower because its quite runny) wash it off with your favorite natural soap or body wash and your skin will feel like velvet!
Sugar and Lime Body Scrub:
5 tablespoons of olive oil
4 tablespoons of sugar
4 drops of lime essential oil (please be careful with essential oils they're very concentrated so never use more than recommended!)
This is a lovely invigorating scrub!
You can change the experience by trying different essential oils.
Natural Beauty Recipes - Pumpkin
Pumpkin Moisture Mask
3 Tbsp Pumpkin
1/4 teaspoon of jojoba (optional)
1/2 teaspoon of honey
1/4 teaspoon of milk if you have normal or oily skin, or buttermilk if you dry skin
Mix all ingredients
Leave on for about 15 minutes
Splash skin with lukewarm to warm water, massaging off the mask gently. Apply light natural moisturizer, if needed.
Natural Beauty Recipes - Witch Hazel
Witch Hazel is great as an astringent for oily skin, very gentle and doesn't dry your skin.
Homemade Natural Hair Care
Lemon juice gives you highlights - but if you use too much your hair goes like straw so you have to use conditioner as well! Also, don't go swimming for a few days other wise you'll end up with green hair.
Natural Beauty Recipes - Herbal Recipes
Chamomile is great for blonde hair! Add a spoonful of honey to a cup of chamomile tea let it cool and use it as a rinse.
A small cup of coffee can add depth and shine to brunette or darker hair! Don't use instant - if you can help it, use leftover cafetiere coffee or espresso if you can get your hands on it! Let the coffee cool and pour it in your hair leave it in for 10 minutes then rinse it out!
For russet tones use a cup of rosehips tea as a rinse.
Henna is great for giving you a hint of red tones! Easy to use just mix it into a paste leave in hair for a couple of hours then wash if off!
I doubt you will, but NEVER be tempted to dye with food dye! At the first hint of rain, the color will pour down your face, not a good look!
Natural Beauty Recipes- Hair Conditioners
Beat 1 egg white until foamy. Add to 5 Tbsp plain natural yogurt. Apply to hair in small sections at a time. Leave in for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Coconut Oil Conditioner
Buy unrefined organic coconut oil (at your health foods store). Massage 2 Tbsp. into hair, leave in for 1 hr. Wash with natural shampoo at least twice to remove all trace of oil.
Natural Beauty Recipes - Nettle
Nettle Hair Tonic Thickens hair texture, helps eliminate dandruff, aids in preventing hair loss during chemotherapy and in restoring hair growth afterwards.
1/2 oz. dried nettle* 2 cups boiling water 1 Tbs. nettle root tincture * leaf, stalk, and/or seed
Pour boiling water over nettle in jar, cover tightly and let sit overnight. Next morning, strain into a plastic bottle, and add tincture (optional). Keeps only a day or two. Use as a final rinse after shampoo and conditioner, leaving it in hair
Nettle Hair Lotion
Mild enough for everyday use. To use: Pour a handful of nettle lotion on wet hair after shampooing. Rub in well. For best results, don't rinse.
4 oz. fresh nettle or 1 oz. dried nettle 4 cups water 1/4 cup vinegar 3 drops rosemary or 3 drops lavender oil
Prepare infusion (see below) of nettle. Strain out plant material. Add oil and vinegar to infusion. Keep in refrigerator between uses. Nettle Infusion: Place 1 oz. dried nettle into a quart/liter jar. Fill the jar to the top with boiling water, put the lid on and let it steep for at least four hours at room temperature.
Nettle Hair Rescue
Warm a teaspoon of olive oil and massage into scalp. Leave on 1 hour/overnight; wash out in the morning. Finish with nettle hair lotion or tonic. Repeat weekly or as needed.
1 entire nettle plant: leaves, stalks, seeds, root 2 cups oil (almond or olive)
Wash roots only of fresh harvested nettle. Snip entire plant into small pieces with scissors. Fill a jar with the pieces. Pour as much oil as possible into the nettle jar, poking and shaking to dislodge air bubbles. Steep in the closed jar for an entire moon cycle(28 days). Remove plant material.
The 3 nettle recipes above are from Susun Weed's Healing Wise to find out more about this book go to: http://www.susunweed.com/WiseWomanHerbals.htm#hw
Natural Beauty Recipes : Hemp
Benefits of Hemp Seed for
Natural Skin Care
You're looking at your diet as a whole, and one of the things you want to incorporate is more essential fatty acids. Your probably right thinking that's the culprit behind your dry skin and hair. You're looking for a good replacement for those granola bars you get from the supermarket--they're basically just candy. Well, I discovered that a wonderful, little-known source of essential fatty acids is Hemp.
I was too! Hemp seed has a lot of nutritional benefits.
Do you know Hemp seed oil is actually better for you than flax seed oil?
Yeah, that one caught me by surprise too.
In terms of skin care, essential fatty acids are present in the makeup of skin and are needed to make more skin. They play multiple roles. Studies have shown that the fatty acids can help to manage acne as well as conditions like psoriasis.
Here are a few facts I discovered:
• Hemp seed oil has more Omega-3 fatty acids than flax seed oil.
• Hemp seed oil does not have a fishy taste or odor.
• Hemp seed oil is rich in natural vitamin E and does not require additional supplementation of vitamin E as fish oil does.
• Fish oil has potential contamination with mercury, dioxins, and PCBs.
• Flax seed oil is controversial as a supplement in women that have estrogen dominant conditions such as breast cancer, fibroids, endometriosis, etc. because it contains chemicals that act as phytoestrogens whereas Hemp contains no such phytoestrogens.
You can add hemp to your diet very easily. You can buy Hemp protein powder and add it to smoothies. There's also Hemp nut butter, and of course you can add either to various organic recipes.
Heavenly Hemp Bars (makes 7 bars)
7 Tbsp Peanut Butter
50g Seasame Seeds
130g Spelt Flakes
210g Hemp Protein (30g in each bar)
1 Tbsp Blackstrap Molasses
Mix it all together and divide into 7, refrigerate.
Awesome Apple Hemp Muffins (makes a dozen)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 rounded tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup plus 2 tbsp frozen, thawed apple juice concentrate
2/3 cup buttermilk(or non-dairy milk)
2 tbsp oat bran
2 small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/3 cup Shelled Hemp Seed
Preheat oven to 350C. Grease 12 standard size muffin-pan cups. Mix together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg and salt. Mix together eggs, apple juice and milk. Stir flour mixture and oat bran into egg mixture until dry ingredients are just moistened. Do not overmix. Gently stir in chopped apples and Shelled Hemp Seed. Spoon batter into prepared pan, filling cups 2/3 full. Garnish each muffin with an apple slice,sprinkle with shelled Hemp seed. Bake muffins 25 minutes.
Natural Beauty Recipes : Raw Honey
Honey is composed primarily of the sugars glucose and fructose and some water. The honey you buy in your local grocery store is only good as a sweetener because it has been homogenized–heated and purified. The enzymes, phytonutrients, resins and propolis are all gone. The delicate aromas and enzymes which activate vitamins and minerals in the body are destroyed.
In its natural state, raw honey is a superfood with medicinal properties. Raw honey can raise antioxidant levels in the body, restore muscle glycogen after a workout, and help lower cholesterol and the risk of certain cancers. As a topical substance, it can decrease infection and work just as well as alcohol solutions.
Raw honey appears milkier and contains particles and flecks made of bee pollen, propolis, honeycomb bits, and fragments of broken bee wings. Don’t go yuck. This is the good stuff that’s healthy for you. Also, raw and unfiltered honey is relatively low in moisture content and has a high antioxidant level.
If you’re thinking of reducing the amount of sugar in your diet, raw honey is a good substitute.
* One cup of honey contains ¼ cup water. As a rule, when you replace sugar with honey, cut the liquid by ¼ cup.
* When you use honey in cake and cookie recipes, prevent burning by lowering your oven temperature by 25 degrees.
Organic Body Honey Tightening Mix
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dried chamomile flowers (crumbled)
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh mint
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and apply to the face and neck. Leave it until it dries. Rinse with warm water. Makes one application. Honey: it excellently suits for masks, wrapping and as a base for a gentle scrub. It softens and smoothes.
Cough Syrup or Night Cap
Equal parts of raw honey, lemon and whiskey. Extremely effective cough syrup.
Cucumber-Honey Compress (softens dry skin)
- 3 tablespoons of honey
- 10 drops of lemon juice
- 1 cooled cucumber
This eastern receipt will return freshness and radiance to your skin. Add lemon juice in honey, apply on your face and massage during 5 minutes. Don’t wash off. Then put slices of cucumber on your face and neck. Have a rest for 15 minutes.
Natural Beauty Recipes : Mung Bean
I’m going to give you a great recipe for a facial. If you have acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, or just need to exfoliate in a major way, this is your lucky day. This facial is for long term use. You should see results immediately, but will see better results over a period of time.
Do you know what mung beans are? They’re a staple in Asian cooking—used in everything from soups to deserts. Today we’re going to use them for a facial.
I got this recipe from someone who had an allergic reaction to food. Her face broke out badly and she was left with some scarring. She has used the formula for a year and her skin is perfectly clear.
1. With a blender, make a fine powder of mung beans and put aside.
2. Dampen a face cloth in warm tea such as sage or warm water with a few drops of essential oils such as lavender or rose. Then lay the cloth over your face for 10-15 minutes to loosen dirt, oil, and debris on your skin.
3. Scoop some of the mung bean powder in your hand and scrub it on whichever part you want to exfoliate.
4. Wash off after 3 minutes of scrubbing.
Natural Beauty Recipes : Frankincense
Frankincense Rose Body Butter Recipe
3 oz. Organic Palm Oil
3 oz. Palm Kernel Oil
1 oz. Cocoa Butter
1 oz. 1400 IU Vitamin E Oil
White Rose fragrance oil
Frankincense fragrance oil
8 oz. glass jar
Melt the oils and butter in a double boiler. Mix thoroughly. Add the desired amount of fragrance oils. Again, mix thoroughly. Pour into a glass jar. Use whenever...
Natural Beauty Recipes : Chamomile
Chamomile can be used fresh and dry - added to baths and steam baths, and used as a compress.
Salt Feet Bath (refreshes and deodorizes)
- 200 g of sea salt
- dry chamomile
- mint leaves
Boil herbs with 2 glasses of water and leave for a while. Dissolve sea salt in warm water in a bath or a basin and add your decoction there. Dip your feet in it for 10 minutes. Then massage your feet with a sugar-olive scrub.
Natural Beauty Recipes : Eggs
Add eggs to any face, body or hair masks. Yolks nourish, whites pull and clear skin.
Natural Beauty Recipes : Oatmeal
Oatmeal clears and softens skin, a wonderful base for scrub and nourishing masks.
Close your eyes and think about something beautiful. Let this refreshing mask become a reason to find a minute for yourself!
Mask of Oatmeal (calms down sensitive skin)
- 1 teaspoon of oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon of cream
- 2 teaspoons of water
- some salt
Mix all ingredients and apply on your face for 10 minutes. Then massage it gently and rinse mask with warm water. This old receipt will help to smooth wrinkles and cal down all irritations.
Natural Beauty Recipes : Salt
Salt tones up, takes out excessive liquid and saturates skin with minerals. A bath with sea salt prepares skin for other procedures.
Natural Beauty Recipes : Turmeric
Turmeric is traditionally considered to be a female spice. An excellent base for masks and scrubs. Has a healing effect.
Shower balsam (peels and smoothes)
- 3/4 glass of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of turmeric
- 1/3 glass of vegetable oil
- a pinch of vanilla and several drops of essential oils
Mix all ingredients to receive a spread. Take warm shower and massage your skin with spread. Take a shower, run your skin with a sponge, sodden in kefir, and rinse with water again. Don’t be frightened if turmeric gives yellow color to your skin - hot water will wash it clean. Don’t use this scrub if your skin is sensitive or damaged.
Natural Beauty Recipes : Sugar
You can add Sugar in body scrubs to polish and soften your skin.
Sugar-olive Hand Scrub (peels and nourishes)
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil (you can also add grounds, salt or spices)
Mix all ingredients right in your palm. Massage your hands and other parts of callous skin with this scrub. If you replace sugar by large sea salt, then you’ll receive an excellent remedy for anti-cellulite massage. And some cinnamon, crushed cloves or mint will help you to improve circulation of blood and increase skin tone. Rinse your skin with water after massage.
Natural Beauty Recipes : Cucumber
Cucumber has moistening, cooling and slightly astringent properties. Is used in masks and compresses. Lay over eyes to reduce puffiness.
These natural beauty recipes and herbal recipes are worth a try, you will be pleasantly surprised how well they work for you!
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