Beauty Kitchen With Heather Marianna – Part II

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Ten QUICK & EASY uses for items you likely have in your kitchen right now…
(part II)

6. Salt

Why pay $90 or more for a “salt glow” at the spa when you can exfoliate your skin at home with this easy-to-use recipe?

  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup cooking oil
  • 4-5 drops of scented essential oil (your choice)

 

Simply mix the ingredients together and store in an airtight container to use whenever you want. Don’t be surprised if the salt and oil separate. Just stir them back together before you use the scrub. For a firmer, less runny scrub, try two parts salt to one part oil, and then add oil to reach the consistency you want. Do not use more than 4-5 drops of scented essential oil, as too much will irritate your skin. You can mix and match scented essential as you please –  try citrus and mint, ginger and lime, apricot and almond, or whatever sounds good to you.

 

7. Olive Oil

Olive oil isn’t just for salads. It’s also great for your nails. Every week, use a clean finger nail polish brush to add olive oil to your nails. Coat each nail thoroughly. Allow the oil to soak in a few minutes and then wash off the excess.

 

8. Coffee

Cellulite got you down? Use those coffee grounds from this morning’s breakfast to create an anti-cellulite scrub.

  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee grounds
  • 1 tablespoon wine (I prefer white)
  • 1 tablespoon tincture
  • 2-3 drops of ginger extract
  • 2-3 drops of seaweed extract

Simply mix the ingredients together and apply the mixture to your problem areas. You may also add sea salt to the mixture for a softer scrub.

 

9. Oatmeal

For oily skin, try an oatmeal oil-control mask.

  • 1/4 cup of oatmeal
  • 1 egg white

 

Mix the egg white with oatmeal enough to create a creamy paste. Mix thoroughly and apply to face and neck liberally. Leave the mixture for 20 minutes and wash with tepid water. Do this as often as needed.

 

10. Eggs

Eggs are not only the perfect food, but they contain key ingredients for the perfect facial mask. The egg white draws the oils out, while the egg yolk moisturizes. And it’s really simple to make.

  • 1 egg
  • 3-4 drops of lemon juice

Separate the egg white and yolk into different bowls. If you have oily skin, add 3-4 drops of lemon juice to the egg white, this will help drain excess oil. Skip the lemon juice if you dry skin (the lemon juice will irritate your skin). Spread the egg white gently and evenly over your clean face and neck. You can use your fingertips, a cotton ball, rubber spatula or a facemask brush. Just be sure to stay clear of your eyes and mouth. Then just lie down and relax for 20-25 minutes to let the mask harden up. Rinse off the egg white with cold water. Next, use a fork to gently beat the egg yolk (like you would make scrambled eggs) and spread the egg yolk all over your face and neck in the same way you did the egg white.  Then lie down again for another 20-25 minutes to let the mask harden, and rinse with cold water.

I bet you had no idea that these ten common items could pack so much Beauty Kitchen power.  Now  print out this article and get to the store to pick up whatever items you don’t have in your kitchen. Then have some fun and invite some friends over for a spa party… Beauty Kitchen style!