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:
Brightening Strawberry-Kiwi Face Polish
Egg White, Honey, and Lemon Juice Facial Mask
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.
I tried to make the coconut egg freezer toilet paper tube mix and it just wouldnt thicken up – any idea of what I did wrong? I mixed with hand held mixer.. for about 10 minutes.
funny i checked this today,I heard it once from a friend and decided to use it on sunday, had it on all day , washed the mango skin off my face at night and yeep i was looking fresh..pls keep the posts up…hopefully i’ll find something for dry skin on ur site.
You make me realize how substandard my beauty regimen is. I never use scrubs nor masks of any kind, and here you are making them from food!! 🙂
This made me feel very sad inside. Your beauty regimen isn’t substandard – there is no standard! Honestly, before a year ago, I maybe did one every two weeks, out of boredom or super curiosity at one I’d see in a magazine.
They’re just fun. No regimen. No “needing to.” Just fun!
Mostly, I just want to find alternatives to the stuff in stores, share that here, and try to keep it interesting.
And some day, if my dreams come true, you will put food on your face and laugh, too!
I love almond butter to eat…not sure if I’d want to put that on my face! I love the recipes you’ve shared, though. I had a very ripe banana in the fridge I’ve been dying to smash all over my face…hahaha! I hear it’s quite good for wrinkles…not that I have a lot! LOL
Thanks for another awesome post!
Smash, smush and send me a freakin’ picture! I’m partial to oats with my banana masks. Just seems like breakfast on your face.
Off to check out your lovely digs now!
Jean Has Been Shopping
The push-pop recipe sounds interesting. I wonder if you need to line the t.p. tube with waxed paper.
I think you’re supposed to tear away the cardboard little by little, but I like the idea of waxed paper and pushing better. Just sounds like more fun. Somebody should manufacture those. For reals.
If I were any kind of a businesswoman …
I wonder if rancid almond butter will work..I’ve had some in the cupboard so long I sure as hell wouldn’t eat it, but it was too expensive to throw away. Hmmm, I think I’ll throw it on my face!
Har. That would be funny, except my almond butter was a little old, too. So now you HAVE to put it on your face. See what sarcasm gets you?
Almond butter… I bet it works great! And you could be super-duper crunchy and make it yourself if you don’t have any! I just picked up some poppy seeds at the store, they might make super little skin scrubbies. Have you done anything with them before? As far as other skin-care sites go, I can refer you to none others, as yours is clearly the best one. 🙂
Oooh. It looks like you have peaches! Do the cuke and peach one. It was so lovely.
And … yeah. Almond butter. Make it. Write it. You know what to do with it next.
And I’ve never used poppy seeds in anything, but I feel like I just read a scrub that used them. Off to research …