Did you know you can make a face mask out of just about anything you have in the kitchen?
First up – the honey pat – this is an amazingly effective skin soothing & softening treatment. Best to do this in the bath – they can be a bit messy!
All you will need is about half a tablespoon or so of any honey. Manuka would be great if you have acne. So – put the honey on your fingers, and apply to a dry face with tapping motions. Do this until you are sticking to your face, leave for 3 to 5 minutes, then rinse off. Don’t worry about having a sticky bath, it’s a very small amount.
If you have ground LSA (that’s Linseed, Sunflower & Almond) for your smoothies or porridge, you can make it into a very suitable and effective mask, to 2 tablespoons add a little extra-virgin olive oil, enough to make a spreadable paste, then apply to dry skin. You can use yoghurt if you aren’t keen on oil. If you don’t want to do this in the bath, just spread a towel over whatever you are going to lie down on.
body scrub ingredients include salt – all kinds of salt – probably not rock salt though – bit rough! if you are keen, you can infuse your salt with all sorts before you make your scrub/polish – thyme & lemon zest, lemon, Lime, Mandarin zest, lavender flowers, calendula petals, bay leaves, juniper berries for detoxing. Have google to find ideas & recipes.
Spent coffee from your local cafe – grab a bag, make some scrub and put the rest on your garden or compost.
This is one I use regularly – grind up some whole oats, mix that with 2 parts raw sugar, add enough of your extra virgin olive oil to change it’s colour, and voila! Put a jar of this near the shower, and use 2-3 times a week. It will exfoliate and moisturise at the same time. If you have any essential oils, they make a great addition – Geranium, Palma Rosa, Cedarwood are all good choices for dry skin. mature skins love Geranium, Clary Sage, Petitgrain, Rosewood, try Cedarwood for manly skin.