4 Complexion Garden Beauty Recipes.

Soothing Cucumber Splash
Makes 8 ounces
This splash has a cool scent that will lift your spirits and tone your skin. Cucumber juice is a natural astringent that also is cleansing and refreshing. It can be used all over your body and works wonders to soothe a sunburn.
1 medium cucumber, chopped
1/4 cup witch hazel extract
1/4 cup distilled water
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1. In a blender, process cucumber into a smooth puree and strain.
2. Mix cucumber juice with remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour into a clean spray bottle.
3. To use: Spray onto clean skin after bathing or whenever your skin could use a boost. It can spoil easily, so store in the refrigerator between uses.
Relaxing Lavender Bath
Makes 12 ounces
For easy cleanup [and to preserve your plumbing}, tie your mixture in a bit of cotton fabric {or use a tea ball}. Relax and enjoy.
1 cup lavender flowers, dried
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup baking soda
1. Place all ingredients in food processor or blender.
2. Grind to smooth, fine powder the consistency of whole-grain flour. Pour into clean, airtight container.
To use: Pour 1/2 cup into your bath as you fill the tub or place inside a metal tea ball or piece of cotton fabric.
Herbal Body Scrub
Makes 16 ounces
Salt scrubs have been used since ancient times. This recipe combines exfoliation, moisturization and light massage, plus the benefits of your favorite garden herbs.
2 cups sea salt or kosher salt
1 cup sunflower oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil
2 tablespoons chopped herbs OR 1 tablespoon dried herbs {use parsley, mint, lavender or a combination}
1 to 2 drops lavender essential oil {optional}
1. Mix together all ingredients and pour into the clean jar with a tight-fitting lid.
2. To use: While standing in the tub or shower, take a handful of the scrub and, starting with your feet, gently massage into skin. {Be careful; the oil will make them very slippery.} Massage salt all over the body, rinses with warm water and pat dry. Do not use soap or other cleansers, to preserve the moisturizing effect. Store any leftover scrub in a cool, dry place.
Pineapple Sage Facial Mask
Makes 2 ounces
Pineapple sage adds a fresh, uplifting scent. The oatmeal and honey rid your pores of any surface impurities and the egg white is astringent. If you have very dry skin, you can add a teaspoon of olive oil.
1/2 cup boiling water
1 tablespoon fresh pineapple sage leaves {or any sage variety}
3 tablespoons oatmeal
2 tablespoons honey
1 egg white
1. Pour boiling water over sage leaves and allow to cool completely.
2. Strain and pour the sage liquid over oatmeal, honey and egg white. Mix well until creamy and smooth.
3. To use; Spread mask on face and neck; let sit 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse well with warm water and pat skin dry. Follow with moisturizer. Store leftover masks in the refrigerator.
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