Friday, March 11, 2011

Fresh Fruit & Veggies Mask

Fresh Fruit & Veggies Mask

I am a big juicer. It saves me alot of money and i enjoy finding new combos. So, this morning i made carrot, orange and cucumber juice. I always struggle with the leftover pulp material when i am done because it is so pretty and still useful, so i usually end up making bread or muffins with it, but this morning i decided to toss it in my food processor with a few other ingredients to create a super fresh mask!!
Here is what i did:
I took about a 1/4 cup of the mixture and processed it with a half of a banana and a 1/3 cup of yarrow hydrosol. If you don't have hydrosol on hand, you could substitute water or even coconut/ rice /almond milk. Then i simply blended it til it became smooth and spread it over my face. (it is drying as i type this!)
If you don't have a juicer you can simply toss 1 part of an orange, 1 small carrot and a few slices of cucumber in to your food processor or blender along with the other ingredients.

The Recipe
- 1 orange slice (large)
-1 small carrot
-3-4 slices of cucumber
-1/3 cup hydrosol, water or milk of choice
-1/2 of a banana

Blend well until mixture is smooth. Add more liquid slowly as needed and apply to clean, dry skin. Let sit until dry, then wash off.
*If you have extra, simply place in a container and refrigerate. Treat the mask as you would can use this everyday til it is gone. I would toss it out after a week.

Carrots are loaded with vitamin A and other antioxidants which helps balance the pH of the skin's surface, making it slightly acidic. That's good news, because slightly acidic skin fends off bacterial invaders. Oranges are a natural source of vitamin c and full of pectin, making it another great antioxidant boost for the skin. Cucumbers are cooling to the skin and can help with dark circles, puffy eyes or any inflammation. Bananas have potassium and vitamin c as well, they are also know for their calming qualities, so if you have a bite, dry patch or inflamed pimple, they help to soothe and calm.

Peace + Love,

Monday, February 7, 2011

Banana Oatmeal & MInt Mask

Banana Oatmeal & Mint Mask


  • 1/4 C Instant Organic Oatmeal
  • 1 Small Organic Banana
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Mint tea bag or fresh mint
  • Preparation

    Mix Oatmeal, Mashed Banana & Egg white then empty contents of the mint tea bag and mix all ingredients well. Apply to your face and neck and let the mask dry on your face & neck for 30 minutes to 1 hour. This mask is good for all skin types. The effects of the mask will tighten pores & clean pores & moisturize. The Mint will give a cool refreshing feel to the skin. The Banana and Oatmeal in the mask adds moisture to the skin. The Egg white cleans & tightens pores.

    Leave on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.


    Peace + Love,


    Sunday, January 23, 2011

    10 Home Remedies for Age Spots!

    Home Remedies Tips for Age Spots

    1.Aloe Rubbing fresh aloe vera juice or gel on the spots will help fade them. Use the gel twice a day for a month or two. Juice from the aloe plant is excellent for healing burns and is also beneficial as a general healing agent.

    2.Apple cider vinegar Combine two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with one teaspoon of orange juice and apply to the spots, preferably on a cloth or cotton pad that is secured to the area.

    3.Bilberry herb slows some of the aging processes and acts as an antioxidant. Take 4-8 oz. of fresh berries, 80-160 mg of bilberry extract (25% anthocyanidin), or 20-40 mg anthocyanosides daily.

    4.Buttermilk Dab buttermilk on the spots. The lactic acid and other ingredients in the milk are beneficial to the skin. Buttermilk has been used for generations as a skin cleanser and as a beauty aid.

    5.Castor oil Apply castor oil on the spots in the morning and in the evening, and rub well into the skin. The spots should disappear within a month.

    6.Take fresh or canned chick peas (garbanzo beans), mash about 1/3 cupful and add a little water. Smear this paste on the spots and leave it there until it dries.

    7.Dandelion Break open a dandelion stem and rub the sap on the spots 2-3x per day. Good for warts, too. Will Greer (Grandpa Walton) used this method successfully.

    8.Using the ancient Chinese herb gotu kola. Mix 1/8 teaspoon of powdered herb into a cup of herbal tea or add it to plain hot water along with 1/8 teaspoon of ginseng and a pinch of cayenne. This remedy should clear the spots in a few days.

    9. Mix one teaspoon grated horseradish root, 1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon vinegar, and 3 drops rosemary essential oil. Dab onto your age spots with a cotton ball once or twice a day (less if you have sensitive skin); it will exfoliate the top layer of skin and your spot should lighten. Jeanette Jacknin, M.D. in Smart Medicine for Your Skin.

    10.Some fresh lemon juice on the spots twice daily. If you are going outdoors, wait for the juice to dry as it increases the skin's sensitivity to sunlight. It may take a few months, but the acidity in the juice will cause the spots to fade away.