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Natural Beauty: Two Homemade Beauty Treatments To Pamper Yourself!

Posted Jul 14 2014 5:38pm



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By Chere Harbridge

I’ve recently begun to make my own beauty products at home.  Since I set the intention to get off the chemically-laden store-bought beauty wagon, I’ve been at a loss as to what to use.  I’ve been using coconut oil for EVERYTHING, but I find that for some things it just doesn’t provide what I need.  For instance, while I love coconut oil on my face, I find it doesn’t do the same thing for my hands.   It  leaves my hands still feeling dry and chapped.

So, I’ve been on the hunt for ideas, and there are a lot of them!  I’m sharing with you three that are quickly becoming my favorites.

  • 1 large peach or nectarine, skinned
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  •  2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  •  Mix peach and honey together mix into a  paste.
  • Smooth evenly over your face and neck and around the eyes.
  • Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse off with warm water
  • Moisturize as normal
  • This mask makes my face feel lovely and soft!

    Adapted from: The California Tree Fruit Agreement

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/8 cup shea butter
  • 1/8 cup cocoa butter
  • 1 Tbsp aloe vera juice
  • 1 Tbsp liquid oil of choice (jojoba, apricot kernal, etc)
  • 5-10 drops essential oils (your EO of choice)
  •  Heat the shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter in a double boiler over low heat till melted. Stir constantly. 
  • Remove from heat and add the aloe vera juice, liquid oil, and essential oils and stir to combine well.
  • Pour  into a container of your choice and allow to cool.
  • This makes enough to go into a small sized canning jar.
  • I’ve tried a few hand cream recipes, but I love this one because it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling.

    Adapted from: www.wholenewmom.com

    I hope you enjoy these recipes!  If so, please share with your friends! If you have any favorite recipes to share with us here, please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!

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