Monday, May 31, 2010

Natural recipe – Almond Body scrub

Body scrubs work to exfoliate dead skin cells from the body to soften the skin and give it a fresh, youthful glow. But why do we have to pay for commercial body scrubs which are expensive, and contain unhealthy chemicals additives? When you can find the scrub ingredient and make the body scrub yourself at home.
Here’s how to use natural ingredients to make a natural body scrub that will leave your skin feeling refreshed, and silky smooth.
Almond Anti-Cellulite Scrub Recipe
  • 1/2 cup coffee grounds, fresh (the caffeine from coffee is a common ingredient in commercial anti-cellulite treatments)
  • 1/2 cup sea salt (available in bulk section of natural foods and grocery stores)
  • 1/2 cup coarse brown sugar (or a combination of 1/2 white cane sugar and 1/2 coarse brown)
  • 1/2 cup sweet almond oil
  • 1/4 tsp. pure almond extract (optional just for fragrance)
- Mix all ingredients in glass bowl, adding more oil or more salt and sugar, depending on the desired consistency.
- Add more almond extract, if desired, for stronger almond scent.
- Store in refrigerator in a glass or plastic container with lid (a used container from a store-bought scrub works well)
How To Use
Scoop out about a tablespoon or so of scrub, and gently but firmly massage in a circular motion on areas affected by cellulite. Allow the scrub to sit on the skin for up to ten minutes. Rinse off with warm water, and moisturize.

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Natural Recipe – Milk Honey Body Scrub

Body scrubs work to exfoliate dead skin cells from the body to soften the skin and give it a fresh, youthful glow. But why do we have to pay for commercial body scrubs which are expensive, and contain unhealthy chemicals additives? When you can find the scrub ingredient and make the body scrub yourself at home.
Here’s how to use natural ingredients to make a natural body scrub that will leave your skin feeling refreshed, and silky smooth.

Milk and Honey Body Scrub

  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon milk
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Stand in the shower and turn the water on briefly to dampen the skin.
- Turn the shower off and then gently massage the scrub on your body using an upward circular motion. Once you’re finished applying the milk and honey body scrub to the skin, turn the shower on and rinse it off.
The salt in this milk and honey body scrub recipe provides the exfoliating properties needed to remove dead skin from the body. Honey is a natural humectant that attracts and retains moisture. Olive oil is a natural way to soften and moisturize the skin. And milk soothes and nourishes the skin. When these ingredients are combined they make an excellent scrub treatment for the body.
The homemade milk and honey body scrub can be placed in and airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rose-Natural Home Remedies

Rose Natural Home Remedies

This is a popular herb for dark skin. Rose oil is a cooling agent and is excellent for tired skin. It is a good source of vitamins C and E. Rose oil has a very pleasant fragrance to it. It removes dead cells from the skin, and provides relief from burns. It slows the aging process and balances the skin's chemistry. Rose oil is used for cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and nourishing of the skin.
Mash the cucumber with the skin still on to get the juice. You may then need to squeeze the juice out with your hands. You can use lime juice with haldi and besan, and scrub your face with this to try and remove the tan.

Or you can use Rose water, is the hydrosol portion of the distillate of rose petals.  People are using rose water for various beauty treatments since ages. It has numerous useful properties and thus many beauty products and cosmetics include the essence of rose water. Rose water is natural healer of various skin problems. It has certain anti bacterial and antiseptic properties that proves to be boon for the skin. Not only that, rose water has a pleasant fragrance that can even stimulate the nervous system.

Use rose water in various forms, for your skin treatment.

As a Cleanser
Rose has natural cleansing properties that can reduce wrinkles, fine lines and skin inflammation. You can prepare a rose water cleanser at home. How? Take 1 cup of rose water, 10 drops of essential oil of rose and 2 tsp of glycerin. Use it for that perfect cleansing of your skin.

As a Toner
A toner made with rose water is excellent to treat acne and wrinkles. It also helps to tighten pores. How? Take a dark glass bottle and fill it up with 1 1/4 cup of rose water, 3/4 cup of witch hazel and 8 glycerin drops. Shake the bottle and use it with a cotton ball. Apart from excellent skin care, the aroma of this rose water toner will refresh you completely.

As a Cream
Take your regular cream or lotion and apply it with few drops of rose water. It works for both oily skin and dry skin and can fight several varieties of dermatitis. Rose water helps to maintain the pH balance of the skin. Thus, it is effective to use with your lotion or cream everyday.

Easy Home Remedies
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Saldalwood-Natural Home Remedies

Saldawood-Natural Home Remedies

Sandalwood is the name of different fragrant woods. These woods are yielded by trees in the genus Santalum, which are often used for the essential oil it contains. The sandalwood fragrance is very distinctive and is used in countless applications. Sandalwood has been valued and treasured for many years for its fragrance, carving, medical and religious qualities

This is best home remedy for dark skin. Sandalwood is one of the most expensive, most exotic, and most aromatic plants known to humans. Sandalwood has a use in treating most skin problems. It is a cooling agent, stimulant, and blood purifier. It protects skin from the sun's rays, acts an anti-aging agent, and keeps skin smooth and aromatic. Sandalwood is extremely effective on pimples, prickly heat, skin erruptions, itching, rashes, spots, freckles, and swellings.

Mix oatmeal with yogurt and tomato juice and apply on the face. Wash it with cold water after 15 minutes.

Apply a mixture of 3-4 drops of lime juice and a grated tomato on face and neck for 15 minutes for 15 days. Wash with cold water.
Mix almond, neem leaf , turmeric, sandalwood and poppy seeds.
Blend this mixture into a fine paste using milk . Apply this paste on face and allow it to dry. remove the dried mask by massaging your face in circular motion and wash your face using luke warm water.

Ingredients, Wheat germ scrub:

1 tablespoon oatmeal powder
1 tablespoon wheat germ (powder)
1 tablespoon skimmed milk powder
1 teaspoon sandalwood powder.

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Easy home remedies

Tired and confused with all the cosmetic products in the market? Are you typically at a loss on what to buy to have the best quality that would give your skin the care it deserves? Well, if you are constantly fooled by the hype of those big cosmetic companies who are spending billions of dollars each year to satisfy your quest, then you might consider computing the amount of money that you have spent. How much does each trip to the drugstore cost?

How many bottles of products did you buy that were supposed to cleanse, tone, moisturize, and exfoliate your skin? Does your bureau resemble a hospital medicine cabinet? The truth is, maintaining beautiful skin does not have to be this complicated. There are natural ways to have that beautiful skin you have always longed for in your refrigerator and kitchen. Moreover, they are not as expensive as those bottles of cosmetics that you are so fond of.

Easy Home Remedies For Daily Beautiful Skin

1. You will need one egg, a heaping tablespoon of mayonnaise and a tablespoon of honey. Mix this together thoroughly with a fork and apply sparingly to the skin. Allow this to dry and then wipe off with a warm washcloth.

2. You will need 1 tbsp. yeast, 1 tbsp. baking soda and 1 tbsp. water. Mix together ingredients and apply on face allowing it to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing it with warm water.

3. You will need 1 tbsp. of gram flour, 1/4 tsp. orange peel powder, 1 tbsp. beaten yogurt and 1 tsp. olive oil. Mix ingredients well and apply paste on your face and neck allowing it to dry. Rinse with warm water first then cold water.
Yoghurt can be used both internally and externally to rejuvenate your skin and free it from blemishes, sunburn, and other skin ailments.  Yoghurt is also great on your teeth and gums, which means a beautiful, glowing smile on your lips. More and more women around the world are realizing the enormous potential of yoghurt as a natural beauty booster. The enzymes and lactic acid present in yoghurt help your skin to obtain a smooth and glowing texture. Whether you apply yoghurt directly on your skin or consume it internally, you benefit from its cleansing properties. When combines with honey and lemon juice, yoghurt makes an excellent mask for moisturizing the skin.

4. Slices of cucumbers applied to the eyes refresh and relieve puffiness and they are great cleansers when sliced and rubbed over your face. The same holds true for slices of fresh tomatoes.
The freshness of cucumber is something that only few of us can resist. Cucumber is particularly good for your skin during the hot and dry season. Besides the many health benefits of this wonderful fruit, it can also be used for home beauty treatments. Cucumber can also be used to relieve the eyes from exhaustion. When your eyes look tired and puffy, place a slice of cucumber in each of the eyes and rest for 10-15 minutes. Your eyes will feel refreshed and your face will glow. Face masks and scrubs made out of cucumber also help in making your skin smooth and supple.

5. You will need one-fourth tsp. of limejuice stir to mix with one tsp. of milk and cucumber juice. Apply on the face and neck and wash off after 14 minutes. This cleanses and purifies pores of skin.

6. Make a paste by mixing papaya, honey, milk and milk powder. Apply on the face and let sit for a few minutes then wash off.
This miracle fruit cleanses your body internally and the result is smooth glowing skin. Always make it a habit to include papaya in your everyday diet for good health and flawless skin. Papaya pulp and peel can be gently rubbed over your skin to remove dead skin, lighten the complexion and freckles. Papaya also works as an excellent sunscreen that protects your skin from the harmful effects of the sun.

7. You will need 1/2 tsp of rose water mixed with 1 tsp of honey. Gently apply to the face. Leave it for about 15-20 minutes and then wash off with tepid water. Honey moisturizes and soothes dry skin, and is gentle enough for daily use.

Really, you do not need to blow your savings just to have beautiful skin. Next time you long for a facial open your fridge and treat yourself to an inexpensive, all-natural, at home salon. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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