Thursday, October 31, 2013
Natural Beauty Recipes - Pamper Yourself From Head to Toe Naturally
The best natural beauty recipes are those that contain only the very best natural ingredients which deliver the most benefits to your skin. The only way to guarantee your beauty products contain 100% natural ingredients is to make them yourself and there are many natural beauty recipes you can make at home.You do not have to pay inflated commercial prices to nourish and pamper your skin. In fact, quite often natural solutions are a lot healthier and far more effective than the chemical-laden beauty products you find on sale in the high street.Try these simple homemade natural beauty recipes for your face, hair, body, hands and feet:Natural Beauty Recipes 1 - Papaya Enzyme Facial Mask (Exfoliate and Nourish Your Face)This papaya enzyme facial mask is one of the more popular natural beauty recipes.You will need the following ingredients:1/2 cup mashed papaya, 1 whipped egg white, and 1 teaspoon of honey. For additional cooling or if you have sensitive skin, add a tablespoon of plain yogurt to your mixture.Method:Mix all of your ingredients together in a large bowl. Make sure you wash your face before applying the facial mask mixture. Leave the mask on your face for approximately five to eight minutes; this will give the papaya enzymes time to exfoliate your skin.Rinse off with warm water first, then with cooler water, patting dry when done.Natural Beauty Recipes 2 - Herbal Vinegar Rinse For Your Hair (For Gorgeous Hair)This herbal vinegar rinse will restore your hair's natural pH balance, clean off built up dirt and hair products, and reduce oil in oily hair.You will need the following ingredients:2 sprigs of rosemary, 2 sprigs of lavender, and 2 cups of water. One or two tablespoons of either apple cider vinegar or white vinegar.Method:Place the 2 sprigs of rosemary and the 2 sprigs of lavender in 2 cups of water in a clear glass jar. Let the jar sit out in the sun to steep for between two and four hours, then remove the herbs. Add one or two tablespoons of either apple cider vinegar or white vinegar to your water solution, then use the same way you would use shampoo.Natural Beauty Recipes 3 - Herbal Bath Salts (Invigorate and Pamper Your Body)Herbal bath salts are another of the top natural beauty recipes you can make yourself at home. All you need is a cup of sea salt and a handful of whatever herbs you have on hand, such as lavender, rosemary, spearmint, or peppermint.Method:Grind the herbs with a coffee grinder until they become a fine powder. Mix with the sea salt and add to your next bath for a relaxing change of pace.Natural Beauty Recipes 4 - Refreshing Flower-Based Foot Soak (Refresh Your Feet)You can make various natural beauty recipes similar to this refreshing flower-based foot soak.For this one, you again need sea salt, along with some fresh sliced citrus of your choice (limes, lemons, oranges, etc.) and a handful of flower petals picked fresh from your garden.Method:Fill a small basin with lukewarm water and add the salt, flower petals, and fruit slices. Soak your feet in the mixture for ten minutes, then rinse and pat dry with a soft towel.Natural Beauty Recipes 5 - Strawberry Manicure Mask (For Soft Smooth Hands)This strawberry manicure mask is a great way to pamper your hands naturally.Ingredients:3-5 ripe strawberries, one tablespoon of sugar and light oil of your choice.Method:Mash 3-5 ripe strawberries, drain off the juice, and combine with one tablespoon of sugar and a little bit of the light oil of your choice. Apply the resulting mixture to your hands by using a circular motion.This will condition and exfoliate the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.Natural Beauty Recipes 6 - Watermelon Pedicure Polish (For Beautiful Feet)During watermelon season, this pedicure polish is good for your feet and gives your home a nice aroma of summer.Combine 1/2 cup of mashed and strained watermelon with one tablespoon finely crushed almonds and 1/4 cup of plain yogurt.Method:Apply the mixture by working it in with your hands in a circular motion. Use a tissue to remove, then rinse and pat dry to enjoy the effects.Do not make larger quantities than you can use. If you do make more than you need, store the excess in a refrigerator and use within 48 hours, because there are no preservatives in these homemade natural beauty recipes.