This is my top 10 all time favorite list of proven home made facial masks and scrubs designed to keep your precious skin beautiful, supple and youthful at any age. All my recipes use the basic ingredients which are 100% chemical free that are sure to be found in your pantry!
1) My Nanni’s Time Perfected Perfect Anti-Aging Face Mask
- 1 fresh, peeled and mashed kiwi fruit
- 2 tablespoons of raw honey
- 3 drops of orange essential oil
Blend and mash all the ingredients in a bowl until they are a smooth paste. Massage the mixture onto your clean damp skin,. Take 15-20 minutes “me time” out and listen to some soothing music, meditate or read and rest while this wonderful organic facial mask works its magic. The antioxidants and fruit acids from the kiwifruit work magic on tired skin in need of a pick me up! Rinse with warm water, apply your favorite moisturizer and enjoy your fresh smooth skin ♥.
2) Honey and Lemon Face Scrub
This is a great way to gently exfoliate dead dull looking skin, retain and provide moisturizing benefits and polish and brighten your complexion.
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- tablespoons of sugar
Blend the 4 ingredients in a bowl, apply to your face with a gentle circular motion and rinse off with warm water. The honey and lemon juice are very effective cleansers, drawing out any grime from your pores and the olive oil gently moisturizes your skin.
3) Lemon, Salt and Sugar Face Scrub
This simple scrub is perfect to brighten and exfoliate your complexion
- 2 tablespoons of salt
- Juice from one lemon
Add sugar until the mixture is solid but not dry
Blend the ingredients in a bowl and gently massage the mask into skin. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes, and then rinse with water.
4) Avocado and Oatmeal Face Scrub for Oily Skin
This nourishing face scrub provides moisture, whilst polishing your skin as well as softening and keep your skin looking bright and healthy
- 2 tablespoons of finely ground oatmeal
- 1 1/2 tablespoon of avocado
- 1 tablespoon of honey
Blend the ingredients into a beautiful bowl to create a thick paste. Massage the mask onto damp face in a gentle nurturing circular motion for a few seconds and then rinse with warm water.
5) Blackhead Baking Soda Remover Face Scrub
I like this mask as it works effectively to eliminate blackheads. The antibacterial cleansing action of the baking soda draws out and loosens the blackheads and impurities.
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking soda
- 2 1 /2 tablespoons water
Blend all the ingredients in a bowl, adding water slowly until the paste is workable but not runny. Massage the baking soda mixture gently onto your damp skin for a minute or so and rinse with warm water . I like to use the juice of half a lemon and smooth this onto my freshly cleansed skin, The natural fruit acids are fabulous at closing and tightening my pores and removing any leftover loose flaky skin.
6) Banana, Sugar and Salt Face Scrub and Mask
Banana is wonderful when combined with exfoliate and nourish your skin
- 1 ripe peeled banana
- ¼ cup of granulated sugar
- ¼ cup of Celtic salt
Mash the banana in a bowl with a fork and add the sugar and salt, blending them into a paste. Gently massage the paste into your face, leave on for 10-15 minutes while you put your feet up and relax and then rinse with warm water.
7) Honey, Egg Yolk and Olive Oil Face Mask
The nourishing combination of these 3 ingredients is perfect for dry skin types, leaving your skin soft, moist and supple.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon of warm honey
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
Whisk the ingredients in a bowl with a fork . Massage the mixture onto your skin, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water
8) Jilly’s Yoghurt and Cucumber Face Mask
My lovely friend Jilly passed on her perfect mask recipe to revive your skin. The yoghurt softens and draws moisture into your skin while the cucumber lifts and brightens your skin tone enormously.
- ½ cucumber
- 1 tablespoon of yogurt
Blend both ingredients in a blender or a Bamix and smooth onto your skin. Relax for 30 minutes, put on some gentle music, turn off the phone and take some “me time”! Wash off with warm water and lovingly apply your moisturizer.
How about Making your own Beautiful Beauty Potions for You and your Family….:)
Green Beauty Recipes has over 200 + home made chemical free beauty recipes by Julia who has created a successful line of organic beauty products. What I really love about this book is how much information there is that is so detailed. If you wanted to start a cottage industry of selling beautiful face and body care products which are nourishing for you and that your body will love, then this book is for you.
I have used Green Beauty Recipes so often for our family and I have made Julias recipes for friends too. This last Christmas, I decided I wanted to give heartfelt gifts which were homemade.
So, I decided I would make a deliciously beautiful Rose Scented Body Lotion which I put into a pretty glass jar and decorated with Christmas ribbons. My Rose Body Lotion was a hit and it was really easy to make and I love giving home made gifts!
If you have never made your own beauty products, let me tell you it is easy to do and fun. You could invite some girlfriends around and spend an afternoon creating beauty….
I love this book not only because Julia has changed my thinking about the everyday beauty products we use on ourselves but how easy it is to make for myself.
She guides you to which essential oils, floral waters, vegetable oils, herbs, plant-based emulsifiers and natural preservatives to use, what to pack your own beauty products in to keep them fresh and the best way to store them safely.Confused about skin types and what products are good for which conditions? She covers all these as well.
Green Beauty Recipes covers facial cleansers, gentle baby care products for your little one, body moisturizers, face masks and face scrubs, facial toners and cleansers, delicious hair treatments and even deodorants can be prepared easily at home using only natural, easily available ingredients.
These are my yummy Coconut Body Butter Bars which smell good enough to eat and I was really pleased when I found these moulds saying HandMade!!
9) Orange Juice and Honey Face Mask
For a healthy glow
- 3 tablespoons of orange juice (no pulp)
- ½ cup of warmed honey
Blend the ingredients in a bowl, massage the mixture onto skin, leave on for 30 minutes, and rinse with warm water followed by cold water.
10) Honey and Papaya (Pawpaw) Face Mask
Papaya is great for those with uneven pigmentation or sunspots
- ½ cup of ripe, mashed papaya
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- juice of half a lemon
Mash up your ingredients in a bowl and gently massage the mixture onto your skin. Leave on for 15-20 minutes, and rinse with warm water.
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I hope you have enjoyed my top 10 home made face masks and scrubs. Some are family recipes and others are tried and true recipes from my friends. There are so many benefits from making your own face scrubs and masks, the main one being you can guarantee they are organic and chemical free and thats plus! All these ingredients are very nourishing and when used on a regular basis, your friends will be commenting on how wonderful your skin looks 🙂
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