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looktothedusk
« on: February 20, 2007 03:30:14 PM »

Hey

I've recently taken a intrest in this and would like if anyone wanted to share their own natural masks or scrubs etc... and if anyone had any for aging for my mother and dry skin for me? Grin

Thanks I've got some I'm going to post... Grin Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007 03:34:23 PM »

Homemade Face Mask for Dry Skin

Avocados and honey are particularly moisturizing.
avocado
cup honey
Mash the avocado in a bowl, then stir in the honey. Apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes. Run a washcloth under cool water, then rinse face.

Homemade Milk Mask for Dry Skin

1 tsp powdered milk
1 tbsp almonds, pulverized
1 tbsp runny honey
1 tsp aloe vera gel
2 drops essential oil (choose your favorite from the list below)
Mix ingredients well, apply to face, let sit for 15 minutes, wash off with warm water. This recipe is enough for two.

Homemade Face Mask for Aging Skin

 This mask works well for maturing skin, since sugar is a natural exfoliant and will help soften the lines your skin creates as it ages.
3 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp warm water
Melt sugar in warm water. Make sure granules are dissolved, otherwise they may tear your skin. Apply to the face and leave for 10 minutes. Gently massage around the skin. Rinse.

There is some of mine, but I'm hoping for more every day ingredients around the house...so it's not a huge shopping list.


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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007 05:22:30 PM »

Here's a chocolate scrub:

2 cups Brown Cane Sugar
1 cup Cocoa Powder
4 oz Shea Butter (melted)
4 oz Cocoa Butter (melted)
8 oz Sweet Almond Oil
1 cup Rice Bran

Mix the oil, butters, and cocoa powder together.  Add the sugar and rice bran.  Mix it all until it's well blended.  Warm in your hands before using.


I love it and it's really choocolatey.  It's extreamly moisturizing which is great for me in the winter, but might not be as great for others.  The only thing that bothers me about it is that it leaves a ring in my tub, but it comes off real easily.
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2007 04:27:30 AM »

Thanks for the recipe and I'll have to make it...a shopping I will go..
Here is some more I've found if any intrest.

Strawberry Cream (for oily or normal skin)
1/2 oz. white beeswax
1 1/2 oz. sweet almond oil
1 oz. apricot kernel oil
1 oz. strawberry juice (or apricot or peach or honeydew melon)
8 drops tincture of benzoin (known to be STRONG sensitizer)
Wash, drain, and mash 4-5 large strawberries. Squeeze out the juice and strain through muslin or cheesecloth. Heat the beeswax and the oils together in a double boiler until the wax is melted. Remove from the heat and add the juice quickly. Beat the mixture until it is fluffy. Add the benzoin and beat until it is cool. You must beat the mixture until it cools or else it will separate.

Strawberry Hand and Foot Exfoliant
8-10 Strawberries
2 tablespoons Apricot Oil (you may substitute olive oil)
1 teaspoon of coarse salt, such as Kosher Salt, or Sea Salt
Mix together all ingredients, massage into hands and feet, rinse, and pat dry. Strawberries contain a natural fruit acid which aids in exfoliation.

I like strawberries... Grin

Thanks again...
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2007 12:25:18 PM »


Not sure if this helps, but I read from a magazine that for dry elbows and heels, putting powder on these spots and covering them up with a sock before you go to sleep can be very effective in smoothening these rough spots. well, i guess, this will have to be done continously for a couple of nights for it to work.

Hope this helps!
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2007 06:49:45 AM »

Thanks i'll try that on my heels... Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2007 07:17:48 AM »

This is only I makre regularly...

Tingle Mint Face Mask, really good for oily/combination skin or on your T Zones.

2 Tablespoons of fullers earth (or fullers earth kittylitter...yes kittylittler!.... but make sure it's not been used first  Wink )
3 Drops of mint extract
2 Drops of tea tree oil
Add warm water a teaspoon at a time until it becomes a smooth paste.




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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2007 04:14:11 PM »

KITTY LITTER...Werid, but hey i'll try it thanks Shocked Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2007 04:32:40 PM »

KITTY LITTER...Werid, but hey i'll try it thanks Shocked Grin

Kitty litter is basically clay (well the old style was!).  Do NOT use any of these new fangled silicone/gel ones. I imagine the "organic", "earthy" type kittylitters are the ones you want as Kittyvanghoul suggested.  Check the label.
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2007 06:00:52 PM »

I would stay away from the scented ones too.  I can't stand the way the scented stuff smells in my cat's litter pan...I don't want to imagine someone putting that on their face!  Stay away from clumping too.  The best would be plain clay, non-clumping unscented, no crystals.  Luckily this is usually the cheapest.
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