Real Beauty presents: 10 Easy Recipes for DIY Natural Beauty Products

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Effective Dry Skin Treatment
Provided By: thedailygreen

Makes 1 application

•2 tablespoons real mayonnaise

•1 teaspoon baby oil

Combine both ingredients. Smooth onto face, neck, rough elbows and knees, or anywhere else you feel might benefit from it.

Leave for 20 minutes. Rinse off thoroughly with tepid water.

Invigorating and Revitalizing Avocado Hair Treatment
Provided By: thedailygreen

Makes 1 application

•1 medium avocado — peeled and stoned

•2 tablespoons honey

Mash together the ingredients in a small bowl. Massage into hair.

Leave for 20-30 minutes. Wash hair as usual.

Tightening/Toning Lemon Egg-White Mask
Provided By: thedailygreen

Makes 1 application

•Juice from 1/2 lemon (strained)

•1 egg white

Beat together the egg white and lemon juice for 3 minutes. Apply directly to your face, avoiding the eyes.

Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

Nail-Strengthening Solution
Provided By: thedailygreen

Makes 20-30 applications

•2 teaspoons castor oil

•2 teaspoons salt

•1 teaspoon wheat germ oil

Pour all ingredients into a sealable bottle. Before each use, shake well.

Rub a small amount of the mixture onto your nails. Leave on for 3-5 minutes. Wipe off with a cotton pad.

Honey Lip Balm
Provided By: thedailygreen

Makes 100 applications

•2 tablespoons olive oil

•1/2 teaspoon honey

•3/4 teaspoon beeswax, grated

•1/2 teaspoon pure cocoa butter

•Flavored oil of your choice

•1 vitamin E capsule

In a small saucepan, heat oil, honey, wax, and butter over a low heat until just melted. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes.

Stir in flavoring and contents of vitamin E capsule. Pour into containers of your choice.

The Ultimate Body Scrub
Provided By: thedailygreen

Makes multiple applications

•1 cup coarse sea salt

•1/2 cup baby oil

Stir the ingredients together in a bowl and put into a screw-top jar. Leave for 24 hours.

Stir the mixture and apply to any areas of the body you wish to exfoliate. Massage into the skin for a few minutes, then shower off. Pat your skin dry.

Revitalizing Mask
Provided By: thedailygreen

Makes 1 application

•1/2 cup chopped cucumber

•1/2 cup chopped avocado

•1 egg white

•2 teapoons powdered milk

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender until they form a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your face and neck using circular upward movements.

Leave the mask on for 30 minutes, or until dry. Rinse your face and neck with warm water and finish with a cold-water rinse.

This mask will keep up to 30 minutes in the refrigerator if you need to prepare it slightly in advance.

Immediate Luxurious Hand Softening and Conditioning Treatment
Provided By: thedailygreen

Makes 1 treatment

•1/4 cup coarse brown sugar

•Baby oil to make into a paste

Mix together. Using a hand-washing motion, apply the mixture to the hands.

Continue the washing motion for a minute, then rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Spa Peach Firming Mask
Provided By: thedailygreen

Makes 1 application

•1 ripe peach, peeled and stoned

•1 egg white

Whip peach and egg white together in a blender till smooth. Gently pat mixture over face.

Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse off with cool water.

End of Day Foot Spa
Provided By: thedailygreen

•1/2 cup Epsom salts

•Essential oils of your choice

Fill either a foot bath or your bathtub to ankle height with warm water. Dissolve Epsom salts in the warm water and add the essential oil of your choice, either the relaxing oils of lavender, rosewood, patchouli, and sandalwood, etc., or the uplifting oils of lemongrass, eucalyptus, etc.

Soak for 10-15 minutes. Pat dry and moisturize.

-from Helen It’s Eco Time


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