Savvy womens Magazine

Home Made Skin Care Products

For mature skin

Mature skins need to be nurtured and treated with the respect they deserve.  Try one of these home made skin care products to nourish and enrich mature skins.


1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 tspn coconut oil
2 drops orange oil
1 tblspn baking soda
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons honey

Combine all ingredients except honey in a saucepan over low heat and bring mixture to a gentle simmer.  Remove from heat and allow to cool.  While stirring add honey slowly.  This product will separate so always stir before use.

Firming Mask

1/2 cup chopped hearts of palm
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup powdered milk
1/4 russet potato (do not peel)
1 tspn mint
1/2 cucumber (do not peel)
1 tspn vanilla extract
1 tspn coconut extract
2 egg whites

Mix all the ingredients together in a blender on low speed.  Using your fingers rub into your face and neck with a gentle circular motion. Let sit for 15 to 20 minutes then rinse off with warm water.  You can use 2 or 3 times a week.


1 tspn rice bran oil
1 tspn avocado oil
1 tspn canola oil
1 tspn walnut oil
2 tspns lemon juice
2 tspns lime juice
1/2 tspn coconut oil
1/4 tspn orange oil*

Heat all the ingredients together in a small saucepan over low heat.  Let the mixture cool then pour into a cosmetic bottle.  Massage a few drops into your face and neck daily.  This mixture will separate so shape well before using.

*For a richer aroma, use a little more orange oil.



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