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Category: Recipes: Masks & Scrubs

  1. Rose and Lavender Facial Scrub

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    This is a cleansing, fragrant facial scrub that is cooling and toning as well as exfoliating.

     

    You will need:

     

    250ml dried lavender flowers

    250ml dried rose petals

    250 grated castile soap

     

     

    Method:

     

    Grind the lavender flowers and rose petals together with a mortar and pestle or in a food blender until powdered. Combine with the grated castile soap and place in a glass jar.

     

     

    To use:

     

    Dampen skin and apply the scrub using small circular movements. Rinse and tone and moisturise as usual.

     

     

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  2. Pink Clay and Honey Mask for Sensitive Skin

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    Pink clay is the most useful for sensitive skin as it non-drying and non-irritating, while honey is soothing and healing and rosewater is hydrating.

     

    You will need:

     

    45ml pink clay

    30ml rosewater

    5ml clear organic honey

    5 drops chamomile roman essential oil

     

    Method:

     

    Mix all the ingredients together, adding the essential oils last.

     

    To use:

     

    Apply the mask to face and leave for fifteen minutes, then rinse off. Tone and moisturise as usual.

     

     

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  3. Pectin Gel Mask

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    Pectin makes a cooling, toning, astringent gel face mask, suitable for oily skins.

    You will need:


    Flower water (lavender, orange, peppermint etc)
    Sachet pectin powder
    5ml almond oil


    Method:

    Make the gel according to the instructions, using flower water instead of tap water. Measure out 30g of the finished pectin gel and add the almond oil. Mix with a blender.

    To  use:

    Apply the pectin gel mask to cleansed skin. Leave for fifteen minutes. Wash off then moisturise.


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  4. Organic Vitamin C Cleanser

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    This is an easy-to-make cleanser for oily skin. Tomato and lemon juice are rich in vitamin C, as well as being astringent.

    You will need:

    1 ripe tomato
    1 lemon

    Method:

    Chop the tomato, ensuring that you first discard the juice. Peel the lemon and discard the peel. Process, blend or liquidise the chopped tomato and lemon pulp together. Spoon the paste into a clean glass jar and refrigerate.

    To use: Apply to your face, working the cleanser in gently. Rinse with lukewarm water. Use the cleanser twice a week - it will keep for several days in the refrigerator.


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  5. Lemongrass Foot Scrub Gel

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    This is a simple and quick recipe for a foaming foot scrub with softening and nourishing olive oil. Lemongrass essential oil gives a natural yellow colour to the scrub as well as being a natural deodoriser.

     

    You will need:

     

    125ml dead sea salt

    60ml olive oil

    60ml melt and pour soap

    10 drops lemongrass essential oil

     

     

    Method:

     

    Melt the soap then mix all the other ingredients into it. Pour into a clean glass jar. The scrub has a thick gel effect when set.

     

     

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