Homemade skin care tips inspired by Chilean relative
3 Homemade skin care recipes
Homemade skin care inspired by homemade meal: As a teenage girl, I remember I was walking down the streets of Chile, South America with my Tia Oriana (Aunt Oriana). We were on our way to a local farm stand to find the best ingredients for a homemade meal. Upon arrival, I watched as she would pick out the freshest fruits and vegetables for family gatherings at the lunch table. Lunch is the main meal for my Chilean side of the family. My Aunt Oriana is a very talented cook and I appreciate how she would always feed us the best whole food ingredients. She purchased, prepped and cooked like a top chef. The table would be covered with the most delicious salads, assorted vegetables, fresh meats and always fruit for dessert.
In regards to homemade skin care, it was beautiful to watch the sweet nutrient dense juices of the fruits and vegetables melt into her dancing hands during lunch prep. It reminded me of a true nature beauty treatment. My Aunt Oriana always has incredibly soft and radiant skin. I am always memorized with her glowing skin. The combination of fresh produce, fresh water, natural lotions, and sunlight resulted to her beautiful skin throughout the years. My LaLa (Grandma – Abuela) is the same way. They are true examples of natural beauties in my opinion.
Inspired by these women, I have decided to share my top 3 homemade beauty treatments. You can find all of the ingredients in your local grocery store! Maybe they are already in your kitchen! Enjoy! iGracias!
Grapeseed Oil Bedtime Treatment – Use For Homemade Moisture – Face
6 tbsp grape seed oil for hydrating the skin
2 drops rose oil to promote a healthy glow
1 tbsp warm honey for moisturizer
3 tbsp chia seeds or 5 tbsp ground almonds for exfoliation
Directions: Mix all ingredients into a bowl until a paste forms. Sweep mixture over face and neck before bedtime. Leave on for 20 minutes then wash off with warm water. Option is to add a night cream to face and neck after the treatment for extra moisture.
Avocado Hair Mask – Use For Homemade Shine Enhancing – Hair
1/2 Avocado which contains vitamin B and E to strengthen your hair
2 tbsp organ oil which softens unruly strands and nourishes hair
10 drops rosemary essential oil which pampers a dry scalp
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar which helps remove product buildup that dulls hair
Directions: In a blender , add the four ingredients and pulse together. Work the mask through dry hair from roots to tips. If you have oily hair, skip the scalp. Let sit for 15 minutes then rinse and shampoo out. Do this 1 x a month or as preferred.
Silky Soft Body Scrub – Use For Homemade Exfoliation – Body
8 tbsp raw honey which soothes and heals dry skin
2 tbsp ground coffee for exfoliation and firming
8 drops grapefruit oil which has antibacterial properties
Directions: Mix all together in a bowl. Before your shower, gently massage the scrub onto dry skin. Rub in small circles. Let sit for 1 – 20 minutes. Shower off and feel silky smooth.
Enjoy making these fun homemade recipes for your beauty treatments! Drink plenty of water, sleep well and go outside today! Cheers to your health and beauty inside and out!