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Okay, so which one of these is good for *ahem* 'trouble' prone skin? I'd love to not have the chemical-treated smell after washing my face twice a day and still have clear skin!

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Wow, thx for sharing these, I can't wait to make some for myself and my daughter.

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Any one got a recipe for mens shaving cream/ foam?

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*Natural Skin Care: By the Numbers*

* 4 pounds: Average amount of lipstick a woman will ingest over her lifetime.
* 11: Percentage of the 10,500 ingredients used in personal-care products that the U.S. government has documented and publicly assessed for safety.
* 1,110+: The number of ingredients banned in cosmetics in the European Union.
* 10: The number of ingredients banned in cosmetics in the United States.
* 600: The number of companies that have signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics.
* 33: Percentage of personal-care products that contain at least one chemical linked to cancer.
* 22: Percentage of cosmetics contaminated with possible cancer-causing impurity 1,4-dioxane.
* $160 billion: Amount spent annually on skin- and hair-care, makeup, cosmetic surgery, fragrances, health clubs, and diet products

For the Face!!

Milk & Oatmeal face wash with Almonds!

Oatmeal has great cleaning properties & softens skin as well!
You can ground oatmeal into an oatmeal flour with a coffee bean grinder, sm food processor, blender..............
Milk contains lactic acid that works to exfoliate (Cleopatra knew what she was doing).
Almonds~ contain antioxidents that help to protect the skin against damage! ~wooo hooo!!

Now here's what you do..........
In a jar with a tight fitting lid, add equal amounts of the ground oatmeal flour, ground almonds & powdered milk. Keep by the sink, and to wash just scoop some into palm, and add a few drops of water to make a watery paste and scrub!! Rinse clean and enjoy!!

Rose Toner~
3 1/2 c witch hazel + 1/2 c dried rose petals + 4 rosemary springs.
Combine and let sit for 1 hr or so, then strain.
Keep in a jar and splash on face after cleansing.

Honey Cleansing Scrub~

Mix 1 Tb honey
with 2 Tb finely ground almonds
and 1/2 tsp lemon juice
Rub gently onto face, massage then rinse with warm water.

honey~ a natural moisturizer
lemon juice~ has fruit acids that remove dead skin cells & lighten skin spots & discoloration!
almonds~have wonderful antioxidents! also contains Vitamin E!!

Kitty Litter Spa Facial!

Diane Irons, a beauty expert, swears that cat litter has the same ingredients as those $100 spa facials. Try it and see what you think!
You will need:
1 bag cat litter (make sure it is labeled 100% natural clay)
a few drops of your favorite essential oil
Mix a couple of tablespoons of cat litter with some water to form a paste; add a few drops of essential oil (we find the oil somehow makes the experience seem somehow less kitty litter-ish) and apply to face. Wash off after 15 minutes.

Bannana Face mask

1 C of natural unflavored yogurt
1 T of honey
1 Mashed ripe bannana

Combine all ingrediants in a bowl and mix well.
Spread on face~leave about 10 minutes and rinse
I have also used this on my arms and hands

Avocado-Banana Yogurt Face Mask

(and there you have it (!) you need avacado, banana, and yogurt!)
1/4 avocado
1/2 small or 1/4 of a large banana
1 Tb plain yogurt (with acidophilus)
mash the all ingredients into a paste and massage it onto warm, damp skin. to help penetration layer gauze on top.
Rinse after 10 minutes and apply a light weight moisturizer.
do this once a week

Orange scrub

1/2 of an Orange
4 T Cornmeal

To Make: Squeeze orange juice and pulp into a bowl and add the cornmeal. Mix into a paste.
To Use: Apply onto freshly washed face and body. Scrub gently for 2-3 minutes.

Yogurt honey mask

1 T Yogurt
1 T Honey
To Make: Add the two ingredients together and apply to a clean, moist face.
To Use: Pat this mask onto the skin for a moisturizing, penetrating, hydrating, soothing application that will also help to clear up skin problems.

Wrinkles! We will have none of that!!

~Coconut oil rubbed gently & massaged into wrinkles everynight.

~Rub core of a pineapple on face for a few minutes then let sit for 10-15 min. Rinse.

~Banana~ mash 1/4 nana until very creamy. Spread on face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse away with warm water, splash with cold water, and pat dry.

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