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6 Beauty Recipes From the Produce Aisle

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6 Beauty Recipes From the Produce Aisle

Rather than purchase chemical beauty products, you can turn to the produce aisle for ingredients to make your very own beauty products at home.

Store-bought beauty products often include a laundry list of polysyllabic ingredients. Not only are these things hard to pronounce, some of them are downright harmful to your body. What’s worse, cosmetic companies aren’t even required to list everything that they use in their formulations. Cosmetics companies can claim that an ingredient is proprietary and leave it off of the label all together.

Fortunately, with a little bit of know-how and a trip down to the grocery store you can whip up your very own, custom beauty products with no mystery ingredients in sight!

1. Tomato Scrub

The gentle acids and nutrients in tomatoes are great for your skin, but you don’t need to spend a lot of money on tomato skin products from the store. Instead, next time you’re making a tomato sandwich, don’t toss that tomato top into the compost right away. Instead, combine it with some organic sugar or sea salt to make your very own, natural tomato scrub.

2. Cucumber Almond Face Mask

Cucumber soothes the skin while the natural oils in the almonds replenish. This is easy as pie to make!

  • Peel and de-seed half of a cucumber and toss it into the blender, processing until it’s smooth.
  • Transfer to a small bowl.
  • Put a small handful of almonds into the blender, and puree until these are smooth. You’re essentially making almond butter, and if you want to save some time you can use 2 tablespoons of almond butter instead of blending up your own.
  • Transfer the almond butter to the bowl, and mix with the cucumber until it’s well combined.
  • Smooth the mask onto your face, put on some soothing music, and relax for around 10 minutes.
  • Use a washcloth soaked in warm water to gently remove the mask.

>>Next: An oatmeal mask and DIY moisturizer.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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11:31AM PDT on Jul 7, 2014

all sounds good

11:18AM PST on Dec 25, 2013

Good beauty recipes,thanks for sharing

1:46PM PDT on Mar 22, 2013


10:26AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

These are keepers!

8:10AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you. I use coconut oil as a moisturizer too.

4:57AM PDT on Mar 11, 2013

great info...thanks

10:31AM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

Nice! I personally use coconut oil as a moisturizer, and I love it! Just be sure to remember a little goes a long way

9:56PM PDT on Sep 14, 2011


6:07AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Good info !

5:27PM PDT on Sep 4, 2011


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