Beauty Hacks from your Kitchen

Did you know that there are items in your kitchen that make great beauty hacks and that will give you a spa experience at home? You can save money by making your own foot, facial and body scrubs to give yourself glowing skin- and on a budget too!
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
Baking soda
Coffee grounds
Coconut, almond, grapeseed, or olive oil
Tea bags
Ice cubes
Essential oils
Now you’re ready to tackle your skin problems.
Try one of these three different beauty solutions:
~Grind a tablespoon of oatmeal and add enough milk to make a paste. Rub into affected areas. Leave on for a few minutes and rinse with cool water.
~Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with milk and exfoliate affected areas. Rinse immediately with cool water.
~Mix 1/2 tablespoon of honey with about a teaspoon of salt. Scrub affected areas and rinse with cool water.
Dull Skin
Try these two methods:
~Mix a tablespoon of turmeric with a little milk to form a paste. Apply to face, massage in and leave on 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Note: turmeric can stain so be careful with your clothing.
~Mix baking soda with a little coconut oil and apply to your face and dry spots on your body to remove dull, dry skin. Massage gently , particularly if you have sensitive skin, then rinse well with warm water and follow with a cool rinse.
Dry Skin
Consider making one of these three body scrubs :
~Vanilla and Lavender Scrub: Mix a cup of white sugar with 3/4 cup oil (olive, grapeseed, almond, and coconut work well). Add 10 drops lavender essential oil and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Scrub dry parts especially elbows, knees, and ankles. Store remaining scrub in a sealed glass or plastic jar and use within a week.
~Coffee and Brown Sugar Scrub: Use a half a cup of used coffee grounds from your morning coffee. Add a tablespoon of oil (coconut works great) and a tablespoon or two of brown sugar. Scrub and rinse well. You can add some essential oils too. Mandarin or orange are nice choices in this one.
~Salt and Lemon Scrub: Mix 1/4 cup almond or grapeseed oil with 1 cup sea salt (or pink Himalayan sea salt). Add the juice of a lemon and mix well. Slather it on, scrub (especially if you have sensitive skin), then rinse.
Dry Feet
Try one of these two methods:
~Mix equal parts baking soda and salt and then add a little oil until a paste is formed. Scrub feet, paying attention to heels and dry spots. Rinse well.
~Mix epsom salt with oil to form a paste and massage into feet.
Puffy eyes
Try these solutions:
~If you have 10 minutes, slice a cucumber and place a slice over each eye.
Lie down and rest with closed eyes (it’s a good time to mediate!)
~If you have 5 minutes, try placing a refrigerated steeped teabag under each eye.
Home beauty solutions are a win-win for your wallet and your skin!
If you prefer to buy your skin products, not make them, use good safe organic products like Neal’s Yard Remedies.

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