BEAUTY Recipes, Healthy Living Tips and Home remedies for you


Show your face, some love with those beauty recipes

Show your face, your feet or your muscles some love with safe, natural, toxin-free spa concoctions

and personal care products.   

The necessary ingredients are usually affordable and not hard to  find in organic or natural form.

The benefits of making your own  cosmetics will be immediately evident: your new products will smell  and feel good, and so will your skin. 

There are no preservatives in these beauty recipes so take a few  
precautions to avoid contamination by bacteria.

Avoid touching products like lip gloss with your fingers – instead use a cotton swab to apply.  

Use products within two weeks, and consider storing them in your refrigerator.

Also, exercise caution if you think you might be allergic to ingredients like nuts, avocados or other common food ingredients. 


Beauty Recipes For Lips

Beet Red Lip Gloss   

 ¼ cup beeswax  
 ¼ cup castor oil  
 2 tablespoons sesame oil   
 beet juice    
 Instructions:   Melt beeswax, remove from heat and add oils.
 Add as much beet juice as desired for color. Store in  jar. 




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      Honey Lip Balm   

 3 tablespoons grated unbleached beeswax 
 5 teaspoons carrier oil (sunflower, castor or jojoba)  
 6 or 7 drops essential oil (such as lime, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit or peppermint)   
 1 teaspoon honey, for flavor   
 Instructions:   Melt the beeswax and carrier oil together in the top of a double boiler, stirring to combine. Remove  from heat; add honey and essential oil. Mix thoroughly so the honey does not clump. To add a little  color, stir in a tiny dab of lipstick with a coffee stirrer. Pour the mixture into containers; let sit 20  minutes before covering or moving. For glossier lip balm, use 2 teaspoons wax and 8 teaspoons  carrier oil.     

              Chocolate Facial Mask


 This decadent mask is actually an excellent moisturizer - it leaves your skin baby soft.  Recommended for normal skin.   


 1/3 cup cocoa  
 3 tablespoons heavy cream   
2 teaspoons cottage cheese  
 ¼ cup honey  
 3 teaspoons oatmeal powder    


Instructions:   Mix all ingredients together and smooth onto face. Relax for 10 minutes, then wash off with warm  water. 


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Frozen Egg & Honey Facial Mask    

 Recommended for dry skin, this is particularly soothing on sunburned skin. 

1 egg  
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (but not hot)  
1 tablespoon honey     

 - Beat the egg in a small bowl until frothy and wellmixed. Slowly add the liquid coconut oil and  honey, beating until your mask is the consistency of mayonnaise.   - Take an empty toilet tissue roll and set it on end in a clean bowl. Spoon mixture into the cardboard  toilet paper roll. Place tube, in the bowl, in the freezer overnight. 

  - To use, peel away just the top 1/4 inch of the cardboard roll and smooth the frozen stick over your  face (think of it as a push-up pop). Leave your mask on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm  water.   -Return the cream stick covered with plastic wrap and frozen between uses. Keeps  indefinitely.  
       Avocado Carrot Cream Mask    

This mask is rich in vitamin E, beta carotene, antioxidants, calcium and protein, ingredients that may  help rebuild skin collagen, fade age spots and improve tone and texture.    

 Ingredients:   1 avocado, mashed   
1 carrot, cooked and mashed  
 1/2 cup heavy cream  
 1 egg, beaten  
 3 tablespoons honey    

Combine all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Spread gently over your face and neck, and leave in  place 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cool water and follow with your favorite toner.     


        Cucumber Eye Gel     


  1/4 large cucumber   
1 ounce aloe vera gel     


-Puree the cucumber in a blender (Ieave a little pulp), then strain the mixture into a glass bowl until  you have at least 2 ounces. Spoon in just a tad of the pulp from the strainer.

 Add the aloe vera to the  cucumber puree in the bowl and mix lightly. Pour into a clean, sterilized container.   - After cleansing face, stir mixture gently and apply with a cotton ball to under eye area. Avoid the  eyeball. 
The shelf life of this product is very limited by the fresh cucumber. It should be used within a  few days, and kept refrigerated between uses.  
                 Silky Clay Mask for All Skin Types   

1½ teaspoons green clay (French is preferred)
  ½ teaspoon kaolin clay 
 1½ tablespoons aloe vera gel 
 1 tablespoon rosewater 
 2 drops rose essential oil   


Mix green and kaolin clays together. Add in the aloe vera gel, rosewater and oils. Refrigerate mixture  for up to four weeks.   



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