Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Use Lemon As Ingredient Of Your DIY Beauty Products

Lemon has a number of properties that make it a great ingredient in many organic beauty recipes.

(1) Organic face scrub to fight acne:
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup rolled oats (which serves as an exfoliant)
1/2 tablespoon honey (to soften skin)
Mix it all up in a small bowl. Massage onto face for 30 seconds. Rinse with warm water.

(2) Lemon cucumber toner:
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Half cup of cucumber slices
3 cups cold water
Apply with a cotton ball or pad. Keeps in the fridge for up to a week.

(3) Lemon body scrub:
Zest (the skin) from 1 lemon
1 cup Kosher salt
1/2 cup almond oil
Combine the ingredients in a clean jar with a tightly fitting lid. Shake and it's ready to use. It keeps for about 6 months at room temperature.

(4) Natural highlights:
If you want a cheaper and more organic approach to summery highlights, try the old lemon juice solution. Unfortunately, this works best on people who already have fairly light hair. For full instructions, check out this excellent Instrucables post.

(5) Hair rinse:
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 cup of warm water
Mix them together and pour slowly over your hair. Allow it to sit for at least a minute before rinsing out. It helps to reduce dullness created by hard water, leaving your hair shinning.

6.Hair removal wax
1 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
Cook at low to middle heat until the mixer turns golden color (about 5 minutes). Then cool for 15 minutes and you are ready to use it as regular wax.

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