♥ Simple Recipes For Health Inspired Beauty ♥
In case you missed my post last week where I shared with you some of my top secrets for beauty from the inside out, or what I like to refer to as ‘Health Inspired Beauty,’ there are no worries at all.
I don’t want you stressing because we all know that stress isn’t good for you or your skin.
You can still read all the Juicy Details by clicking here and get started using my beauty tips today.
This week I want to share with you some simple recipes for Health Inspired Beauty that I have used over the past 15 years.
These simple recipes for health inspired beauty incorporate many foods that you may have in your kitchen already, so that’s great news.
That means you can head on into your kitchen and whip up a simple beauty treatment in about 5 minutes when you’ve finished reading this post. I love that!
Let’s Get Right To It
When it comes to making homemade beauty treatments for your precious skin, I recommend using organic or wildcrafted ingredients.
Remember, you skin is your largest organ and anything that you put on it will end up in your bloodstream, so use the best ingredients possible. You are totally worth it.
So Why Use Real Food On Your Skin?
As I always say to my Back to Basics Cleansers, eating real food changes everything.
Why? Well, because your body knows what to do with an apple or some kale or an almond when you eat it and it ends up in your body.
The same goes for on our bodies, too.
It seems to me that when we fool with Mother Nature, that’s when things get all wonky and messed up.
When I see a commercial product that boasts that it contains “avocado”, for example, it literally makes me laugh.
I think to myself, why not just use an actual real avocado on your skin?
Why would you want to put ‘avocado’ that has been processed into a lotion and is swimming around in who knows what kind of toxic ingredients on your face or body?
Instead of spending $100 on some product from a department store, you can buy an organic avocado for about $2 and go to town with it.
Sticking to the actual whole food just makes sense for your body and your wallet.
My Favorite Homemade Facial Masks
When it comes to making facial masks, fruit is king. Fruits contain vitamins and enzymes and is a gift from Heaven, as far as I am concerned.
With my recipes that follow, feel free to experiment with different types of fruit. You may discover a recipe that I haven’t even thought of yet and that your skin falls in love with.
That’s the beauty of Health Inspired Beauty… You can be as creative as you wish and change things up all the time. All it takes is a trip to the grocery store, the farmer’s market or your own backyard.
- Add 4 ripe organic strawberries and 1/2 teaspoon of raw organic honey to a blender, food processor or mash together with a fork. Blend, process or mash until the consistency is creamy.Apply evenly to face (avoiding eyes).Leave mask on for 5 minutes, then wash off with warm water.Once the mask is completely washed off, splash some cool water on face, then pat dry.
- Add 2 ripe organic strawberries, 1/4 cup of organic avocado, 2 teaspoons of raw organic cacao powder and 1 tablespoon of aloe vera juice or gel to a blender, food processor or mash together with a fork. Blend, process or mash until the consistency is creamy.Apply evenly to face (avoiding eyes).Leave mask on for 5 minutes, then wash off with warm water.Once the mask is completely washed off, splash some cool water on face, then pat dry.
- Add 1/4 cup of organic papaya (leave out peppery seeds, as they can irritate the eyes) and 1/4 cup of organic avocado to a blender or food processor and blend or process until the consistency is creamy.Apply evenly to face (avoiding eyes).Leave mask on for 5 minutes, then wash off with warm water.Once the mask is completely washed off, splash some cool water on face, then pat dry.
- Add 1/4 cup of organic banana, 1/8 cup of organic avocado and 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey to a blender, food processor or mash together with a fork. Blend, process or mash until the consistency is creamy.Apply evenly to face (avoiding eyes).
Leave mask on for 5 minutes, then wash off with warm water.
Once the mask is completely washed off, splash some cool water on face, then pat dry.
Homemade Healing Salve
I just love the words “healing salve.” I’m not sure why… It gives me a feeling of comfort, I guess.
Because these are so easy and fun to make, I wanted to include a short video by Mountain Rose Herbs that will educate you about healing salves and show you a simple technique to use to make them. Enjoy!
Delicious Hair Care Tips
One easy hair care tip that I would like to share with you involves organic raw coconut oil.
I usually take a very little bit (about the size of a quarter of a dime) and rub it in between my hands.
I then apply it to the ends of my hair.
This helps with keeping the ends of my hair healthy. And if I’m having a frizzy hair day, it cuts down on the frizz.
If I am looking to add more sheen to my hair, after I have applied the organic raw coconut oil to the ends of my hair, I will use up the excess oil by running my fingers through the rest of my hair.
It really makes my hair vibrant!
If you want to try this out, too, I would recommend doing it for the first time when you are in for the evening and not going anywhere.
Play around with the amount of oil that you use.
You may have to take a bit of oil off of your hands with a towel first and then apply the rest to you hair.
Use this oil sparingly or you will end up with a greasy shine and not a healthy-looking sheen.
Once I began using my favorite homemade deep hair conditioner years ago, I never looked back.
I can tell you that it has made SUCH a difference in my hair.
I hope you love it, too. xo
- Add 1 organic peeled and pitted avocado (maybe a little less or more depending on if your hair is short or long, thin or thick, healthy or damaged — you will have to play around with the quantity to fit your individual needs) to a blender or food processor and blend or process until creamy.After your hair is nice and clean, apply the creamy avocado to your hair, as you would any commercially-produced conditioner. Leave on for 10 minutes.
Next, rinse the avocado out of your hair.
Wash your hair one more time, rinse and enjoy your deeply conditioned hair!
Obviously, I could go on and on and give you recipe after recipe on this subject of Health Inspired Beauty. I have a lot more tricks up my sleeve, so to speak.
The only issue is this would turn into more of a book than a blog post.
So if you desire to learn more about the subject of natural beauty and homemade beauty treatments, etc., I am listing three of my favorite books below that will get you started.
Health Inspired Beauty Recommended Reading
Eating For Beauty by David Wolfe is one of my FAVORITE books ever!
In this book David Wolfe teaches you which foods are the most beautifying foods, and he also gives you some simple and delicious recipes that you may use to enhance your health.
Recipes for Natural Beauty contains 100 homemade treatments for radiant beauty that include such recipes as a Strawberry Moisture Bar, Eyelash Thickener, Fruit and Nut Lip Salve and Honey and Lemon Bath Elixir.
Besides the wonderful recipes that are beautifully laid out in this book, Katie Spiers clearly lists and defines all of the ingredients and what their specific uses are for.
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Over 600 Natural, Non-Toxic and Fragrant Recipes to Create Health – Beauty – a Safe Home Environment contains over 600 natural, non-toxic and fragrant recipes to create health, beauty and a safe home environment…
That deserves a big WOW!!
Be sure to check back on my blog because I will be sharing with you my favorite ways to experience Successful Health Inspired Beauty in a few weeks.
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