Use what’s in your fruit bowl to make yourself beautiful!
You can’t get more natural or cheaper remedies than these. I have always had a fascination with DIY beauty products and can remember as a teenager always rubbing strawberries into my teeth!
Your skin is your largest organ and whatever you put on it, quickly gets absorbed into the bloodstream. So make sure you are using good quality ingredients! Organic fruit is best if you can get it.
1. Super Strawberry Smile.
Mash up a couple of strawberries and use a toothbrush to apply to teeth or just grab a strawberry by the stalk and rub it all over your teeth. The malic acid in the strawberries will give you nice white teeth. You can add a little bicarbonate of soda if you want as well.
2. Banana Depuffer.
Mash a little banana and place under the eyes. Leave for ten to fifteen minutes and then rinse off gently. The potassium in the banana will help reduce puffiness.
3. Paw Paw Exfoliating Face Mask.
Puree pawpaw (or papaya) and apply to your face. Leave for 10-15 mins and then rinse well. Paw paw has an enzyme called papain that will remove dead skin cells.
4. Grapefruit Tootsie Scrub.
Mix together equal quantities of grapefruit juice, coconut oil and sea salt. Soak feet first in a warm water and epsom salts footbath to soften the skin. Massage the scrub really well into the feet and then rinse off.
5. Avocado Hair Mask.
Mash 1 avocado and mix with 1 egg yolk. Massage into the hair well and leave for as long as you can – at least 30 minutes. Rinse with cool water and shampoo if needed.
6. Lemon Hair Highlights.
Apply lemon juice to your hair and go out into the sun for a few hours. Rinse out and dry to see highlights.
Bonus Tip: Don’t throw away those squeezed lemon halves! Pop an elbow in each one and massage. It will lighten the skin and exfoliate!
Want more ideas? Check out this amazing book, Green Beauty Recipes – over 250 recipes and step-by-step techniques to make your own beauty products from holistic nutritionist Julie Gabriel.
Have you done a fruit facial? Tell us all about it!