Wednesday, December 1, 2010

DIY Beauty Treatments

Don't have the money to spend on expensive beauty products and spa visits? We've got some great at-home beauty recipes guaranteed to have you looking like a glowing goddess in no time!

Rejuvinating Scrub:

from Body + Soul

1/4 cup olive oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup sugar

15 drops peppermint essential oil

1/2 cup used coffee grounds from a freshly brewed pot

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and thoroughly blend. Transfer the scrub to a wide mouthed jar and store in a cool place until ready to use. The scrub will keep for one to two weeks, longer if refrigerated.

Almond Orange Scrub

from SELF

1 handful almonds

1 orange peel

1 cup grapeseed or olive oil

Blitz all ingredients in a blender or food processor for an antioxidant rich scrub.

Green Papaya Brightening Mask for all Skin Types

from Body + Soul

1/2 cup unripe papaya, diced

1 tsp plain yogurt

1 tsp honey

Blend ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Apply to clean skin and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse off using cool water and pat dry. Finish by applying a gentle moisturizer.

Foaming Vanilla Honey Bath

from Real Simple

1 cup light oil (almond, sunflower or canola)

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup mild liquid or hand soap

1 tbs vanilla extract

Mix ingredients together in a glass jar. To use, shake gently to remix and pour 1/4 cup under running water.

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