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6 Beauty Recipes From the Produce Aisle

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5. Avocado Wrinkle Cream

Avocado is loaded with vitamin E, which is great for your skin, and a teensy bit of olive oil ups the moisturizing factor to help plump up the skin and minimize lines and wrinkles.

  • In a small bowl, mash up 1 cup of avocado with 1/8 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Massage the mixture into your skin, and relax for 10-15 minutes.
  • Use a washcloth soaked in warm water to gently scrub the cream away.

6. Homemade Sugar Scrub

Sugar and salt scrubs are excellent for exfoliating and sloughing away dead skin cells on problem areas like elbows, knees, and heels. All that you need to make your own are:

  • A clean, glass jar for storage
  • Large-grain sugar or sea salt
  • Organic olive oil or coconut oil

Combine two parts sugar and one part oil to fill the jar, and you’re ready to scrub! If you want some more tips on making this scrub and how to customize it, you can check out the extended recipe.

Have you guys made your own beauty products out of food? Let’s share more recipes in the comments!

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by 91RS

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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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