Create your own natural skin quenching lotions, moisturizers & toners. The recipes are simple in technique, quick to make and since you are making them, you'll enjoy the freshness of the ingredients that commercial products can't offer. By making your own beauty products you have the knowledge of what you are putting on your skin!
Note: most recipes require refrigeration since they don't have any preservatives. Shelf Life is approximately 1 week. *Ingredients can be found at any grocery store.
1 tablespoon witch hazel
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon cucumber extract
1 cup water
For a refreshing cool feeling, make a after shower spray by combining all the ingredients. Place in a pump spray bottle.
3 1/2 cups witch hazel
1/2 cup dried rose petals
5 sprigs of rosemary
Mix ingredients together making sure it is all blended well. Strain. Splash on your face after cleaning skin.
1 cup dried chamomile
4 tablespoons honey
1 cup milk
8 teaspoons wheat germ
Steep chamomile in milk for a few hours. Strain, keeping liquid. Add honey and wheat germ to liquid mixture. Blend well. Place in a bottle. Refrigerate any used portions. Keeps up to a week.
1/2 cup oatmeal or cornmeal
plain yogurt [Add enough yogurt to form a paste]
For a gentle facial cleanser mix ingredients, smooth over entire face avoiding eye area.
2-3 large carrots
4 1/2 tablespoons honey
Cook carrots, then mash. Mix with honey. Apply gently to the skin, wait 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.
1 medium size apple (grated)
5 tablespoons of honey
Mix the grated apple and mix with honey to make a mask. Smooth over skin then let sit for 10 minutes, rinse off with cool water.
3 tablespoons honey
Using a fork mash strawberries into a pulp, add honey. Mix. Don't over blend or it will be runny. Apply directly to the skin, let sit for a few minutes then rinse off.
2 medium bananas
Mash bananas with a fork...dont over mash or it will be too runny. Add honey if desired. Smooth over skin, let sit for 10 minutes, rinse off with cool water.
1 medium peach
1 tablespoons honey
Cook peach until its soft, mash with a fork, add honey and oatmeal until its a thick consistency. Apply to skin. Let sit for 10 minutes, rinse well with cool water.