Sunday, March 19, 2006

Lets Try All!

Honey Cleansing Scrub
 1 Tablespoon honey
 2 Tablespoon finely ground almonds
 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix together and rub gently onto your face. The honey helps to moisturize, the almonds help exfoliate, and the lemon helps to diminish redness and blotches. How sweet is that?

Strawberries & Cream Toner
 2 ounces ripe strawberries
 1/2 pint low fat milk

Mix ingredients in a blender and strain through a paper towel. With a cotton ball, smooth the liquid onto your face, and wipe clean with a dry towel. The acids in both the milk and the strawberries brighten dull-looking skin. (It leaves you smelling berry good, too!)

Avocado Glow Mask
 1 whole soft avocado, peeled and chopped
 A squeeze of lemon

Mash the avocado in a bowl with a fork until smooth, and mix in lemon juice. Apply the paste to your face and let sit for 20 minutes. (Avocado has natural moisturizing properties to make skin supersoft.) Rinse with warm water and watch your friends get green with envy.

Salty Body Glow
 1 cup fine sea salt
 1/2 cup grape-seed, olive, or almond oil
Stir ingredients thoroughly in a small bowl. Spread the mixture onto damp skin and massage in -- the grainy salt whisks away dead skin cells while the oil seals in moisture. Concentrate on the rough spots like elbows and heels. Rinse well, and check out that smooth bod!

Sweet Vanilla Soak
 1 cup sweet almond oil (light olive oil may be substituted)
 1/2 cup honey
 1/2 cup liquid soap (plain or flower-scented)
 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Measure the oil into a medium bowl, and then carefully stir in remaining ingredients until mixture is fully blended. Pour into a squeeze bottle and add about a quarter of the mix to a warm bathtub (this recipe will make enough for four baths). Steep -- and soak your cares away.

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