Monday, July 19, 2010

Beautiful Blogging

Happy Monday everyone!  Beautiful Blogging this week entails some easy at-home recipes that you can do yourself!  It is simply not necessary to spend huge sums of money to get great results with your beauty regimes!  So try these simply recipes with items you most likely already have and tell me what you think!

2 tablespoons plains yogurt (for oily skin) or 3 tablespoons honey (for dry skin)
4 teaspoons ground oats
2 teaspoons white sugar
1 teaspoon powdered cocoa

Place all ingredients in a small bowl and stir vigorously to combine to a smooth paste.  Apply a layer to clean face and leave for 15 minutes or until mask has dried.  Rinse well with warm water and follow with your normal moisturizer.

1 medium ripe papaya, peeled and chopped
1 cup canned crushed pineapple with juice
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons Epsom Salts
1 tablespoon white vinegar
2 plastic bags large enough to fit over your feet

Place papaya and pineapple into a blender.  Add the cayenne, salt and vinegar and puree the mixture.
Divide the mix into 2 equal parts into the plastic bags.  WHILE SITTING DOWN, as you don't want to slip, place feet in bags and cover feet by moving them around.  Try sitting near the tub when you do this to prevent a big mess, ha!  Allow the mix to remain on your feet for 20 minutes.
Remove one foot at a time, and massage your foot to exfoliate.  Rinse thoroughly .  Apply your favorite foot butter and some white cotton socks!

1 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon essential oil of your choice

Combine the cornstarch and baking soda in large bowl and stir slowly while adding the essential oil one drop at a time.  Pour the powder into a sifter powder container with holes in the top or put in a wide-mouthed powder container with a powder puff.

Feel free to leave some of your favorite recipes that other readers may enjoy!

Have a beautiful week!

Source:  The Handmade Beauty Cookbook   Johnson, Donna Marie Coles 2004


A Hopeful Heart said...

Thank you for sharing these recipes. I especially look forward to trying the foot soak. Since I live in a desert climate and wear sandals all summer long, my feet just get SO dried out. I am always on the lookout for products to pamper them.

Have a lovely day,

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Jacalyn,
Thank you for sharing the recipes of beauty. It is always wonderful to be pampered and these would even make terrific gifts placed in a pretty bottle or jar.

Love your beautiful blog look and background.

Have a great evening.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Chatty Crone said...

At first, I thought you were making chocolate chip cookies!

Thanks for the recipes.


The Knitwit Knitter said...

Nice post! Will have to give both a try!

Couture de Papier said...

I am doing this for my Bday next Friday!
Happy Pink Saturday,thank you for the Pink.

Jan said...

Oh yes! I shall try some of these home products! Thanks and you have a beautiful blog :)

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