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Honey, Almond and Lemon:
Mix 1 tablespoon honey with 2 tablespoon finely ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with warm water.

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Honey and Lemon:
Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon lemon. Rub into hands, elbows, heels and anywhere that feels dry. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with water.

Honey and Egg White:
Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin and enough flour to form a paste (approximately 1/4 cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

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Honey and Milk:
Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons milk. Smooth over face and throat. Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

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Sandalwood and rose water:
This is an excellent remedy to get rid of those ugly acne scars. Blend the sandalwood paste and rose water and apply on the scars. Keep it overnight and then wash it off with cold water the next day. This does wonders to your skin!

Lemon:
Lemons also have exfoliating properties: rub half a lemon on your face with a hint of sugar granules to remove dead cells and lighten a tan. You can also rub on hyper-pigmented areas like elbows to lighten them. Mix with a little cucumber juice to make a natural astringent.

Honey:
Honey is humectant, which means it attracts and retains water. So honey is a natural fit for a variety of moisturizing products including cleansers and creams. Because honey is also an anti-irritant, it is suitable for sensitive skin. Feel the sweet sensation on your skin as you try these recipes out.

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Most people consider wild strawberry as the best tasting wild berry. A perennial plant, strawberry grows approximately three to six inches high with delicate, white flowers, which usually blossom between the warm months of April and July. As strawberries have experienced such intense breeding and cultivation over the years, planting and harvesting strawberries have become a gardener’s art.

Rich in vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, calcium, phosphorus and potassium, the strawberry is an integral player in herbal medicine. The leaves are often boiled and used as an astringent. They may also be used to treat diarrhea, fever, gout, mouth ulcers and gum disease. The boiled roots and leaves can assuage inflammation in the kidneys and bladder as well as relieve heat and pain. In addition, strawberry juice is used as a beauty aid and remedy for sunburns.

We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and just popping it into our mouths. It’s not so easy as you think. It’s important to know how and when to eat.

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What is the correct way of eating fruits?
• It means not eating fruits after your meals!
• Fruits should be eaten in an empty stomach.

If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

Let’s say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

So please eat your fruits in an empty stomach or before your meals!

You have heard people complaining – every time I eat water-melon I burp, when I eat banana I feel like running to the toilet etc – actually all this will not arise if you eat the fruit in an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, dark circles under the eyes all these will not happen if you take fruits in an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits like orange and lemon are acidic because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to Dr. Herbert Sehlton who did a research on this matter.

If you have mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the secret of beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weight.

When you need to drink fruit juice – drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT from the cans. Don’t even drink juice that has been heated up. Don’t eat cooked fruits because you don’t get the nutrients at all. You only get to taste.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.

You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body.
Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprise when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

During the fruit fast you can eat fruits, prepared in salad forms and make it more interesting.

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Rose has a high concentration of valuable nutrients. It has long been used as a beauty enhancer. Besides that, it can enhance stomach function, relieve feminine health problems and help improve circulation.

The rose provides essential nutrients and antioxidants including ascorbic acid, niacin and various vitamins. Besides improving the skin’s texture and appearance, rose helps prevent DNA damage, promotes wound healing and encourages phagocytic activity. The rose is edible. Its cherry-like fruits contain 50 times more vitamin C than the lemon. This high concentration of vitamin C helps enhance the production of collagen and protect the body from harmful UV rays.

Other than food and fruits benefit our skin, essential oils also helps to keep our skin healthy. The regular use of pure essential oils and botanical plant extracts helps to keep our skin healthy. They contain nutrients and minerals that are essential to proper skin health. Our skin cells recognize these nutrients and will readily absorb them. Essential oils help to create health and balance to our system.

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Here are many type of essential oils that are benefit our skin i found from some reference:

Apricot Kernel Oil:
This light but rich oil is good for sensitive, inflamed for dry skin. Also mature skin. Rich in essential fatty acids. Has a high content of Vitamin A.

Avocado Oil:
Perfect for sensitive and dry skin as it is rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, D, E, protein, pantothenic acid and fatty acids. Skin problems, especially eczema & psoriasis, respond favorably to its use.

Bergamot:
For sun damaged skin.

Borage Seed Oil:
This botanical oil contains a high percentage of GLA (gamma-linoleic acid), a natural fatty acid that maintains healthy skin, and repairs tissue damage. An excellent oil for dry, mature, and aging skin.

Calendula Oil:
This is infused oil, which means that Calendula flowers have been infused or “steeped” in pure virgin cold pressed olive oil. Calendula is a popular skin healing herb and known for its gentleness, making it a carefree choice for sensitive skin. Calendula’s healing qualities are beneficial for slow healing wounds, burns, eczema, inflammations on the skin, bruises, strains, skin ulcers, and external bleeding. Calendula also has proven anti-fungal properties.

Carrot Seed:
For sun damaged skin.

Chamomile Oil:
Used for dry and sensitive skin.

Cocoa Butter:
Excellent skin softener. This oil acts as a protective layer to hold the moisture in the skin. It melts on skin contact and has a natural chocolate scent. Cocoa Butter is a natural choice for skin on the mend such as stretch marks and new scar tissue.

Coconut Oil:
Obtained from the dried meat of the coconut. it makes soap lather beautifully!

Emu Oil:
This cosmetic grade oil comes from the fat stores of the Australian Emu, a large ostrich like bird. Contains healing properties; anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, skin regenerative, moisturizing, does not clog pores, relieves sunburn, and assists in the prevention of scars. Emu oil is high in oleic acid, much like human skin, makes it able to penetrate deeply into the skin.

Evening Primrose Oil:
This oil aids in skin cell restoration and contains a high percentage of GLA (gamma-linoleic acid), a natural fatty acid that maintains healthy skin and repairs tissue damage. Excellent oil for dry, mature and aging skin.

Frankincense:
For sun damaged skin.

Geranium Oil:
Good for skin care, especially dry skin.

Grapefruit Oil:
Has a wonderfully uplifting scent. Very energizing. Good for oily skin care and treating cellulite. Safe for pregnancy.

Grape Seed Oil:
Rich in vitamins, minerals and polyunsaturated fatty acids. This light and inexpensive oil is a great general purpose skin care and massage oil. Also makes a nice base for bath oils.

Hemp Seeds Oil:
Produce a vegetable oil that is high in protein and can be used within a variety of foods and cosmetics. Hemp Seed Oil is one of the most effective skin care oils. High in linoleic and linolenic acid – natural essential fatty acids known as the omegas – making this oil very nourishing and provides healing effect to the skin.

Jojoba Oil:
A liquid wax extracted from the fruit of the Jojoba plant. Its composition is very similar to human natural skin oils. This makes it penetrate the skin rapidly. It is nourishing to skin and also softens, moisturizes mature and dry skin. Can help control acne and oily scalps. Its balancing, soothing properties makes it excellent for skin care, hair care and general skin nourishment. Jojoba is rich in Vitamin E and has a 100 year shelf life!

Juniper:
For treating acne and oily skin.

Lavender Oil:
Lavender is wonderful for acne, sensitive skin, and sun damaged skin.

Lemongrass:
For treating acne and oily skin.

Macadamia Nut Oil:
Luxurious oil that absorbs quickly into the skin and acts as an emollient to protect skin cells from deterioration, thus leading to better skin conditions.

Mango Butter:
An exotic oil extracted from mango fruit. If you like Shea Butter, you will love Mango Butter.

Myrrh:
For sun damaged and dry skin.

Neroli:
For sun damaged, dry and sensitive skin.

Palm Oil:
Also known as vegetable tallow, this oil adds firmness to our natural, all vegetable soaps.

Patchouli:
It makes a cleansing, mild bar soap. The quality of Palm oil is far superior to other “filler” vegetable oils.

Rose:
Great for skin care, both oily and dry skin.

Rosewood:
For sensitive skin.

Sandalwood:
For sun damaged and dry skin.

Sesame Oil:
A light yet very rich oil. Rich in vitamins and minerals. A good choice for all skin types especially for babies and children.

Shea Butter:
Obtained by cold pressing of the fruit (seeds) of the African Karite Tree. It is smooth, creamy and extremely moisturizing and gentle to the skin. High in natural phytosterols making it beneficial as an anti-inflammatory. Offers protection to the skin against weather, sun and aging. Shea butter us well known to assist dryness, dermatitis, eczema and burns.

Sweet Almond Oil:
An unscented oil that provides nutrients for moisturizing and conditioning the skin. Penetrates quickly into the skin. It is known to be especially helpful for eczema, itchy, dry, and inflamed skin. Contains vitamins and minerals. An excellent oil for all skin types. High in mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids, contains naturally occurring Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, E. Great for general skin care and massage.

Tea Tree Oil:
Wonderful for oily skin, can be used on minor cuts and scrapes as well.

Ylang-ylang:
For treating acne and oily skin.

Fruits are good for our health; But some fruits also to be used to make your own beauty products too. Homemade beauty recipes like a face pack, facial masks, lotions and scrubs help improve skin disorders and detoxification. They help in providing natural oil and moisture to the skin.

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I have found some useful homemade skin care recipe to benefit our skin from a magazine i read recently.

Take advantage of the food below and smooth them on your skin:

– Cucumber: Apply cucumber juice or grated cucumber or cucumber juice mixed with juices of carrot, lettuce or alfalfa over the face for skin eruptions.

– Egg White: Blend the egg white and honey well and then apply on the face. This makes your skin smooth and helps to reduce wrinkles.

– Banana: Mash the bananas along with milk and then apply on your face. Wash it off after 20 minutes. This makes the skin smooth and supple.

– Potatoes: Apply grated potatoes as poultice to treat skin blemishes, wrinkles, boils, pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads.

– Almond Oil: Almond oil is good for dryness of the skin and for removing scars of old pimples. Ground the outer cover of 3 – 5 almonds in with water and apply over the face daily.

– Honey: Apply 1 teaspoon honey mixed with water for all skin blemishes. This will turn your skin glowing. Apply honey mixed with milk, yogurt, and ground sesame seeds in equal proportions for fair complexion and lovely skin.

– Papaya: Apply and drink the juice of raw papaya including the skin and seed for treatment of swelling pimples, acne, or any abnormal growth of the skin. It also removes whiteheads, boils, and sports. Rub raw or ripe papaya on your face to get a smooth and glowing skin.

– Oatmeal: Mix oatmeal along with curds and tomato juice and apply on the face. Keep it on for 20 minutes and then wash it off with cold water. It helps to remove the tan and lightens the skin.

– Wheat Flour: Apply a paste of whole wheat flour with vinegar to remove dark spots.

– Radish: Make a paste of ground radish seeds with water and apply on face to remove blackheads. Apply grated white radish or its juice for fairer complexion.