Oatmeal and Honey Face Mask
I'm back with another "Heartfelt Recipe" that I think you all will love. I chose to do an Oatmeal and Honey Face Mask because I recently did a guest post for Naturally Obsessed where I discovered all the wonderful benefits of honey. It is a natural ant-inflammatory, heals cuts and burns, and can even act as a deep conditioner for hair! To check out my Naturally Obsessed post click here. After I concluded my research, I just knew I had to try some of the many recipes I found so here are the details for this mask:
- One half cup ground oat meal (you can use a blender. I used the Great Value brand Oatmeal)
- 2 tsp of honey (I used Great Value brand honey)
- 5 table spoons of waters (I used tap water)
Link to Facial Toner Recipe: http://honeycee.blogspot.com/2010/09/homemade-facial-toner.html
Homemade Facial Toner
Homemade facial toner how to:
- Steep two bags of green tea for about 15 minutes in about 3 cups of water
- Get a spray bottle of some sort
- Poor in 4 table spoons of lemon or lime juice
- add aloe juice 1/4 cup aloe juice
- add steeped Green tea water
- add 2 drops of peppermint oil
Strawberry Banana Smoothie!
|Strawberries and Banana|
I'm back with another recipe. This one is short and sweet ;) When I'm sitting around the house and my sweet tooth starts kicking the one thing I always have a taste for is a smoothie! I got tired of running out to stores all over the city to buy one so I decided to start making my own. It was one of the best food decisions I've ever made. Not only do I save on time and gas, but also on calories! This is one tasty drink that you won't have to feel bad after gulping down. Here is the recipe:
*4 tsp of honey
*1/4 cup milk (soy, whole, almond your choice)
*6 cubes of ice
I blend everything together for about 1-2 minutes depending upon the consistency you like. I like mine really thick so I blend for about a minute. The longer you blend the looser the smoothie will be. This recipe makes about 2-3 servings. For video footage of me making the smoothie click here . Let me know if you decide to try it. If you have any smoothie recipes please leave them below I would love to try them. Cee ya in the next post!!
Avocado Deep Conditioner
Recently, I have been collecting all natural organic body and hair care recipes. To my surprise many of the things we need most for the health of our skin and hair can be found right in our refrigerators and cabinets. The recipe I wanted to share with you all today is a deep conditioner for hair. All you need is:
- 1 avocado
- 1 table spoon of honey
- 1/2 cup of mayo
- 3 drops of essential peppermint oil (optional)
I don't have a food processor so I tried to use my blender. That was a fail! So I scooped the mix out of the blender and tried to mash it up more with a spoon and it kind of worked but still had avocado chunks in it.
So when I went to apply the mixture there was avocado clumps everywhere!
I must stress that the kind of mess in the picture above can be avoided! lol I could have easily fished out all the clumps before applying but I didn't think of that until after lol I left the mix on for about thirty minutes and rinsed it out. I did like the results. My hair had added shine and strength. I still had to go back and apply regular conditioner and let it sit because you cannot detangle your hair with the mix in. I will definitely be trying this recipe again :) Outside of the Avocado clumps the consistency was great! Let me know if you decide to try it and if you have any recipes for organic body or hair care leave them below I would love to try them :) Until next time I wish you all a blessed and wonderful day. Cee you in the next post!!
Egg Mask Facial
OK before you laugh to hard let me just say there are some really good benefits to me looking like this... I am a journey to clear skin and have incorporated this egg mask facial in my facial routine. I do it about once a week usually after I have steamed my face. It pulls off black heads, white heads, and and cleans pores. I have been struggling with acne since I was about twelve. I'm twenty four years old now and I'm sick of it! lol I started using more natural products on my skin in November. Products like black soap, eggs, honey, green tea, aloe vera gel and juice, shea butter, and lemon juice have really made a significant difference. I have been doing much better with eliminating dark spots and preventing break outs. However, about a month ago now I had a really bad break out and I have been struggling to recover from it. I realized that the three things I need most are a natural cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. I do have some cleansers that I adore! These include the Desert Essence Facial Cleanser or Black Soap depending on how dirty my face feels. I also steam my face at least twice a week to rid it of impurites. Sometimes I cut open and green tea bag and but that in the water after it has boiled.
I then place my face over the bowl with a towel wrapped around my head for 10-15 min. My face always feels so clean and soft after:) I cleanse with Desert Essence, use my green tea, aloe, and lemon juice toner, and moisturize with whats left of my acne free moisturizer with SPF (I'm trying to get rid of my left over store bought items). When that runs out I'll start moisturizing with my vitamin E liquid again. I really would like to find an all natural moisturizer. I heard Desert Essence has a good one and I'm going to look in to that. If you have any ideas for natural facial care products I can use please comment below. I will be uploading a post about my Labor Day weekend later today. Cee ya in the next post!
I have so many posts that I want to share with you all. Finishing all of them is taking me awhile but I did want to come on and share this quick recipe with you all. I call it an upgraded mimosa because to me it tastes so much better than the typical one. I do not measure exactly and you can adjust to your personal preference. *Note: For my 21 and older folks:) Ok here goes:
-1 cup mango juice
-1/2 half cup white Merlot
Quick and simple! Try it and let me know what ya think:) It was the perfect weekend treat. So tasty and delicious! I love the way the natural sweetness of the mango juice mixes with the kick from the Merlot mm hmm yum. I sipped this while decorating my Christmas tree and re-doing my two strand twist for all my hair folks. As always I wish you all peace and light. If you have any questions or comments leave them below. I love to hear from you.