Over the years, before Crunchy Betty was even a twinkle in my eye, I spent hours each week searching for homemade beauty recipes. There are a lot of them online. Maybe millions. Jillions!
I’ve combed through my bookmarks to try to find some of the easiest facial mask and scrub recipes for you here. I tried a couple of new ones last night, even, so I could be confident I’m giving you some fun stuff.
There’s an ulterior motive here.
After giving you these links, you will know – deep in your heart – how easy it is to put food on your face. You will not be left with any excuses. You will have to do it. And then … oh, glorious then … you will send me pictures to put in the gallery.
Remember, the first 10 people (and we’re still, as of this writing, only up to 6) to blog about a food on your face experience, will get a lip balm and human tea bath bags made by yours truly. And EVERYONE who submits a picture – or blogs – will be entered to win a random drawing of an extra special gift box full o’ homemade beauty products.
Got almond butter? Did you know you can put it on your face and use it as a scrub? I did, last night, at the direction of this article I found at Whole Living (which is my favorite magazine, by the way). I did the whole shebang – with the lavender water – and I added rose geranium EO, too – just for kicks. It was a mess. While it didn’t seem well thought through (the lavender sink water ended up with a lot of almond butter in it before I could wash), the almond butter used as a scrub was SO delightful. If you’re going to do the whole thing (which you don’t have to), I would recommend just making some lavender water in a small bowl and using the sink to rinse with.
From Modern Mom comes a plethora of Easy Recipes for Facial Masks. Regardless of your skin type, there’s an easy mask for you here. Personally, I think the avocado with egg yolk for dry skin sounds especially effective.
And this Frozen Honey Egg Mask at Spa Index is so unique! You actually combine the egg and honey with coconut oil and pour it into an empty toilet paper roll. You then freeze it and put it on a bit like a push up pop. This one is going on my do-while-it’s-still-blimey-hot list.
Spa Magazine, where I love to go to dream, gives a quick and easy 3 Simple Homemade Face Masques tutorial. There’s one for mature, one for problem skin, and one for sensitive skin. I tried the one for problem skin last night – simply peaches and cucumbers. It. Was. Beautiful. My face is so clean and clear today, you could eat off it.
MakeYourOwnCosmetics.com is possibly my favorite cosmetic/skincare recipe site in the whole worldwide internets. Here’s an easy one for oily skin – Creamy Oats and Citrus Scrub, but I implore you – look around that site. If something (or twenty things) don’t catch your eye, I question your crunchiness.
And last, but not least, the so very adorable Victoria My Homemade Beauty, gives many quick, easy, and quirky facial scrub recipes with the ever-popular ingredient: Coffee! My favorite (which is, of course, the most curious) – a facial scrub that includes cottage cheese. See? Just about any food can go on your face.
And lest we forget, here are some of the easiest facial recipes I’ve given here on Crunchy Betty:
Now that you have myriad sites to peruse and recipes to ponder, there’s not much left in the way of excuses. Can’t wait to see YOUR shining (or fruity) face in the Gallery of Crunchy Betties – this week!
In cottage cheese and almond butter crunch!
Do you know of any sites with fabulous skincare recipes? I’d love to know! No such thing as too many bookmarks, y’know.