Monday, May 9, 2011

The natural way to beauty.

Boost your hair's body with a Minty Hair Rinse.
2 mint tea bags
1/2 cup boiling water
2 Tbs. Apple Cider Vinegar
Steep tea in boiling water for 2-4 minutes.  Remove tea bags and cool.  Stir in the vinegar and pour into a resealable bottle.  After you shampoo, condition and rinse your hair, pour the mint rinse into hair and scalp.  Yields one application.  The mint tea and vinegar will make your scalp tingle and your hair will be free of residue and full of body.

Brighten your complexion with Green Tea Face Scrub.
1 green tea bag
3/4 cup boiling water
2 Tbs sugar
1 tsp honey
Steep bag in boiling water for 2-4 minutes.  Remove tea bag and cool.  Place 1 Tbs sugar in a bowl and add 1 Tbs tea.  Stir.  Add another Tbs sugar.  Stir. Next add the honey.  Spread the scrub over clean face and massage gently in a circular motion for 2 minutes.  Rinse with lukewarm water.  Yields one application.  Green tea reduces signs of aging, acne blemishes and UV damage.

Smooth cellulite with Ocean Body Scrub.
1 Tbs powdered kelp
2 cups sea salt or sugar
1/3 cup apple juice
2 Tbs honey
Mix all ingredients and place in a jar with a tight fitting lid.  While in the shower, after washing, massage onto clean damp skin.  Leave on for 5 minutes.  Rinse with warm water and pat dry.  Keeps for 2 days in the fridge.  Seaweed contains iron and zinc that detoxify the skin, boost circulation and improve skin tone.

Soften the skin with Peachy Keen Face Mask.
1 ripe peach
1-2 Tsp warm olive or almond oil
After removing the skin and pit, mash the peach in a bowl.  Drizzle in oil and mix until it forms a paste that will spread.  After washing your face, apply with a clean make-up brush.  Leave on for 15 minutes.  Rinse with warm water and pat dry.  The peach is packed with vitamins that boost skin's strength, elasticity and softenss.

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