Nature’s spa

By admin
11 April 2014

Good enough to eat and fabulous for pampering. Be inspired by our fruit and veg beauty recipes.

LEMON

Beauty property: brightens skin

Use as: cleansing milk

Ingredients

  • 125 ml (½ c) plain yoghurt
  • 15 ml (1 T) sunflower oil
  • 20 ml (4 t) fresh lemon juice
Instructions
  • Mix all the ingredients together. Store in a bottle in the fridge.
  • Place a small amount in your hand. Gently massage into your face. Rinse off with tepid water and pat dry with a towel.

CUCUMBER

Beauty properties: anti-inflammatory, moisture-regulating, soothing and cooling

Use as:  soothing eye treatment

Ingredients

  • 15 ml (1 T) aloe vera gel (from health stores and selected pharmacies)
  • 10 ml (2 t) cucumber, peeled and seeds removed
  • 3 ml (½ t) honey
  • 3 ml (½ t) rooibos tea, brewed and cooled

Instructions

  • Blend the aloe vera gel, cucumber and honey in a blender.
  • Add the tea and blend.
  • Put it in the fridge in an airtight container for about half an hour before use. Store in the fridge for no longer than a week.
  • Gently apply the mixture under clean eyes with your ring finger.

 KIWI FRUIT

Beauty properties: exfoliating and hydrating

Use as: body and face mask

Ingredients

  • 125 ml (½ c) plain yoghurt
  • 5 ml (1 t) honey
  • 15 ml (1 T) olive oil
  • 1 kiwi fruit, peeled and mashed
Instructions
  • Mix the ingredients in a blender.
  • Apply to clean skin, leave on for 10 minutes and rinse. Store any leftover product in the fridge and use within 24 hours.

PAPAYA

Beauty properties: softens and dissolves dead skin

Use as: face exfoliator

Ingredients

  • 5 ml (1 t) Bulgarian yoghurt
  • 3 ml (½ t) honey
  • 1 egg white to bind
  • 1-2 slices of mashed papaya
  • 3 ml (½ t) poppy and sesame seeds
Instructions
  • Mix the yoghurt, honey and egg white together to form a sticky paste. Add the papaya and seeds, and blend.
  • Rub onto a cleansed face in a circular motion. Rinse off with cold water.
T=tablespoon, t=teaspoon, c=cup

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