Sunday, July 09, 2006

Another Fresh & Fruity Slice of Wholesome Goodness!

...because you're blooming well worth a whole lot more!!!

Great for removing blemishes, rich in vitamins A, B and C, the acids in Watermelon acts as an exfoliatant.

Watermelon seed oil
Contains omega 6 & 9 essential fatty acids, has a very good absorption level, readily penetrates the skin & gently dissolves sebum buildup upon application.
It can be used as a massage oil, baby oil, in facials, salt scrubs, after shower bath oil as well as a hair oil.

Watermelon Fruit Toner
3 Large Watermelon pieces - pitted
5 grams of Witch Hazel
5 grams of Spring water

Mix the Witch Hazel and water
Blend the Watermelon
Strain the Watermelon liquid
Add the Watermelon liquid to the Witch Hazel & water mix
Dab the mixture on your face using a clean towel.
Your face will be left feeling soft & ever so toned.

Moisturize with a little Watermelon seed oil if required.

Can be used to soothe even the driest skin.

Peel and mash the pulp of a fresh Peach, add a lickle-ickle dab of Honey, tablespoon of yoghurt and a drop of Organic Papaya Oil. Mix until you get a smooth paste, then spread over damp skin. Leave it to sit on your skin for 10 minutes and then rinse with cold water.
Your skin will be silky soft to the touch.

i) Rich in salicylic acid the same ingredient used in a lot of VERY EXPENSIVE acne treatment creams.
ii) To keep your teeth white and breath fresh eat your recommended daily amount of Strawberries.
iii) For a monthly facial acrub mash up 3 or 4 strawberries, mix it with a teaspoon of single cream or yoghurt & a teaspoon of Demarara Sugar.
Message your face for 1 minute then rinse with cold water.

Protein rich with natural fats.
Here's another simple facial mask.
Take 1 banana, add a drop of honey, mash it up and apply it on your face.
Let sit for 15 minutes, rinse off with warm water and moisturize with Organic Papaya Oil.
Use the same recipe as a nourishing deep conditioner for your hair - however - only leave it in for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse really well.

There are a variety of uses for this humble fruit (yes, it has been classified as a fruit but if you beg to differ leave me a comment and tell me why...)

i) For Your Eyes
Eating a fresh tomato in the morning before breakfast will relieve bloodshot eyes.
It is said that the flavonoids & vitamin C in the tomatoes helps to strengthen the blood.

ii) Skin-Oh-So-Soft

Wash face as normal
Take 1 tomato
Slice it into 5
Rub the slices onto your clean skin for about 1 minute
Wipe off the excess tomato
Leave the residue on your skin as the mild acidity of the tomato restores the pH balance of your skin, removes dead skin cells & unblocks your pores.
Leaving your skin soft and radiant.

To remove tough-rough dry skin from around your ankles & toes just pulverize 1 tomato with 2 teaspoons of Sea Salt, scoop up and rub around the back of the feet, around your toes and over the nail beds for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and dry.

Note: The salt may be very abrasive so be gentle.

iii) For sunburns

Peel 2 tomatoes
Place both in buttermilk
Let it soak for 1 hour
Apply it directly to the affected area to close the pores & relieve the pain

You can also pulverize it into a puree and apply to the effected area.

Next week we'll be looking at the wonderful world of Irish Moss!
Yes, that's right, a whole blog entry dedicated to this wonderful seaweed!