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3 Ayurvedic Beauty Recipes

3 Ayurvedic Beauty Recipes

The doorway to deeper, inner beauty, Ayurveda beauty care is an herbal science. Designed to help you glow from within, these three facial treatments are designed to bring natural healing to your biggest organ, the skin.

Most of the ingredients in these recipes are available at health food stores.

Fragrant Facial Mask
2 tablespoons oatmeal (superfine regular oatmeal ground in a blender)
2 teaspoons goat milk powder
Ż teaspoon clayŚmultani mitti clay (yellow clay from India), or plain white kaolin clay
1 teaspoon rose petal powder
1 teaspoon sandalwood powder
2 drops rose attar (essential rose oil from India infused in a sandalwood base)

Mix all dry ingredients in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Take half of the dry powder and mix in 1 ounce of warm water; to this, add one drop of rose attar. Apply with a brush or the fingers. Allow the application to remain on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Almond Milk Cleanser
20 whole almonds
1 cup water
2 ounces rose hydrosol or lavender hydrosol
4 drops geranium essential oil
1 ounce vegetable glycerine

Soak the almonds overnight and peel them. Blend in blender with the water and until liquefied; strain to remove residuals. Add the hydrosol to the almond milk, then the geranium essential oil, and then the vegetable glycerin. Shake vigorously before use. If kept refrigerated in an airtight container, this cleanser can last up to two weeks.

Exfoliant/Scrub
1 part rice bran powder
1 part chickpea powder
╝ part hibiscus powder
╝ part rose powder
╝ part sandalwood powder
╝ part coriander powder

Mix the ingredients together. When ready to use, take the amount needed and add a few drops of water to moisten before applying with circular movements to face and neck.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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8:35AM PDT on Jun 30, 2011

Thanks!

11:07AM PDT on Apr 20, 2011

awesome

1:16PM PDT on Mar 20, 2011

I have to try these recipes, thanks

9:52AM PDT on Mar 20, 2011

Must try thank you

8:29AM PDT on Mar 20, 2011

ciekawe receptury, ale u mnie niedostępne składniki.

5:35AM PDT on Mar 20, 2011

GRACIAS!

5:29AM PDT on Mar 19, 2011

When I read "Almond Milk Cleanser" I felt a need to drink almond milk :D I will do both :)

1:01AM PDT on Mar 19, 2011

amazing tips, thank you

8:48PM PDT on Mar 18, 2011

would be great if i had the ingredients available in my country!

8:51PM PDT on Mar 14, 2011

interesting!

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