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Home Made Beauty Products

For the body

Conditioning Body Mask (all skin types)

2 tspns honey
2 tblspns half-and-half
1/2 peach (with skin)
1/2 cup chopped pumpkin flesh
1/8 tspn instant coffee
2 egg whites

Mix all ingredients together in a blender on low-medium speed for 45 second or until slightly whipped.  Apply to the skin with a steady spreading motion and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water.

Fruit Body Salsa (all skin types)

2 tblspns chopped pineapple
1 mango (peeled, pitted and chopped)
1/2 cup chopped honeydew melon
1/2 cup chopped cantaloupe
1/2 banana (peeled) 1/4 pear
1 whole kiwi (peeled)
1/4 peach
10 seedless grapes
1/2 cup cilantro (coriander leaf)
1 pack liquid pectin

Mix all ingredients together in a blender on medium speed for 2 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly mixed. Mixture will be slightly lumpy but consistent.  Place in a bowl and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. This gives the pectin a chance to gel.  When the mixture is slightly gelatinized, apply liberally to the skin.  Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes.  Rinse off with warm water.

Moisturizing Body Oil

1/2 cup chopped pumpkin flesh
2 tblspns coconut oil
2 tblspns olive oil
2 tblspns corn oil
2 tblspns peanut oil
2 tblspns cucumber extract*

Mix all the ingredients together in a blender on medium-high speed for 1 minute.  Apply to the skin with a circular massaging motion.  Wrap extra-dry areas with plastic for extra effect.  This can be used nightly.

* To make cucumber extract, peel a whole cucumber, chop into pieces and blend until pureed.  Strain through a coffee filter of paper towel.  Discard the pulp and pour the strained liquid into a small cosmetic bottle.

 

Always test natural skin care products on the inside of your arm for 24 hours. If there is no reaction it is safe to proceed.