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6 Beauty Recipes From the Produce Aisle

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3. Easy Oatmeal Mask

Oatmeal and almond milk gently exfoliate and soothe your skin. This mask is perfect for calming oily or irritated skin. If you want, you can add a few drops (5-10) of essential oil to make this an even more relaxing experience.

  • In a blender or food processor, combine 1/2 cup of rolled oats with just enough almond milk to form a paste. Start with 2 tablespoons and add liquid a tablespoon at a time until you have a good consistency.
  • Smooth the mask onto your face and relax for 10-15 minutes.
  • Wipe off with a cool, damp washcloth.

4. Homemade Moisturizer

While it might seem a bit greasy to rub oil directly onto your skin, extra virgin olive oil is excellent for replenishing your skin without any harsh chemicals. Like the oatmeal mask, you can combine your olive oil with your favorite essential oil.

  • In a 1 ounce dropper bottle, put 5-10 drops of essential oil, if you’re using it.
  • Fill the bottle the rest of the way with extra virgin olive oil, and shake well to combine.
  • To moisturize your face, put just a few drops on the skin and massage in well.
  • For hands, knees, and elbows, you can apply more liberally. Start with a few drops and add more oil until your skin begins to soften.

>>Next: Avocado wrinkle cream and homemade sugar scrub.

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by prettyinprint

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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

Thanks

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

thanx

6:07AM PDT on Sep 13, 2011

Good info !

5:27PM PDT on Sep 4, 2011

Thanks.

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