Check out some of the freshest, DIY Beauty Recipes – made with ingredients you can find at your CSA or Farmer’s Market! Remember to shop local, support your farmers + always buy organic when possible!
♥ Tomato Blemish Remedy
- 1 Tomato (ripe, chopped)
- 1 tsp. Lemon Juice (fresh)
- 1 tbsp. Oat Flour (or ground rolled oats)
Blend ingredients until combined in a paste. Apply to blemished skin, making sure mixture is thick enough to stay in place. Leave on for 10 minutes. Remove with damp washcloth.
♥ Cucumber Eye Gel
- 1/4 Cucumber (large)
- 1 oz. Aloe Vera Gel (fresh)
Puree cucumber in a blender, leaving a little pulp. Strain mixture into a glass bowl until you have at least 2 oz. of puree. Add aloe + mix gently. After cleansing face, apply to under eye area with a cotton ball. Refrigerate + use within a few days.
♥ Strawberry Face + Body Scrub
- 2 Strawberries (pureed)
- 2 tbsp. of Olive Oil
- 1 Vitamin E capsule (pierced)
- 2 tbsp. of Sugar
Mix + apply.
♥ Watermelon Toner
- 2 tbsps. Watermelon Juice (fresh)
- 1 tbsp. Vodka
- 2 tbsps. Witch Hazel
- 2 tbsps. Distilled Water
Strain watermelon juice to get rid of seeds + fruit pieces. Combine ingredients in small bowl + stir well. Pour into clean container with tight-fitting lid. Pour a small amount on a clean cotton pad + apply to face. Store in fridge between uses to retain freshness for approximately one week.
♥ Coconut + Lime Hair + Scalp Treatment
- 4 tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp. Lime Juice
- 1 tbsp. Grapefruit Juice
- Basting Brush or Cotton Balls
- Hair Brush
Mix + apply to dry hair using a basting brush or cotton ball. Starting at top, place the brush on the scalp, while pressing down, follow through to ends. This will stimulate circulation + loosen any dry skin scales. Work in sections covering entire scalp. Massage + leave on for 20 minutes. Shampoo + condition as usual.
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