Monday, January 9, 2012

Day 8 and 9 of the 365 Day Green Home Challenge...

This will be two post in one, since I did not get a post out yesterday...I think today's challenges will be a bit more fun...How about some all natural pampering? And mind you this is good for women and men...hehehe...It might be fun to do this with your significant other;)

This is a DIY mud mask...
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
Blend into a nice thick paste...smear generously over entire facial area, being sure to avoid the eye area. Keep on for 30 minutes, then wash off with warm water while rubbing skin in circular motion to exfoliate. Before applying this mask, it is always good to do a skin test to make sure the skin will not become irritated. Use a little on the top of your hand to test.

This mask is so effective due to the properties that these ingredients carry...honey and nutmeg both act as anti-inflammatories and reduce swelling and redness. This mask is great at minimizing acne scars....You will find your skin feeling quite invigorated and smooth.

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

1/2 cup coarse brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
A few drops of Olive Oil or Coconut Oil

Blend together and store in an air-tight container. It can be keep for several weeks, if keeping longer I advice using Coconut Oil...Olive Oil tends to go rancid...This scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Enjoy!!

Love and Light,

1 comment:

  1. tried both and LOVED them! I am going to use this on my boys who have some scars due to acne. Thanks Jen