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Now you can make use of that hard, inedible center of a pineapple!
This mask has a gentle peeling action and can be used as a cleanser for all skin types. For those with sensitive skin: Use a chamomile infusion afterwards. Read more about making your own herbal infusions.
Pineapples are rich in Vit A, B, Folic acid, Vit C, potassium, magnesium, manganese, iron, sulphur, enzymes and fruit acids.
DIY face scrub Ingredients
Facial Scrub Method
Puree the pineapple core, mix into the chamomile infusion and add the oatmeal. Mix until it forms a paste.
Apply the exfoliating scrub to the face and neck, leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with water. Dab on some more chamomile infusion and leave to air dry.
This mask should only be used once per week. This mixture can be kept for 12 hours in the refrigerator.
Papaya is one of the best exfoliator ingredients, because it contains something special called papain. Papain literally digests dead skin cells. This mask can be used on all skin types, but those with sensitive skin should test the mix on a small portion of skin on the inside of their arm before apply to the face.
Puree the fleshy parts of the papaya, use a cheese or nut cloth to separate the juice from the pulp. Mix the juice with the chamomile infusion. Apply to the face and neck (avoid the eye area) Leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off with water. Dab on a little rosewater and leave to air dry.
This mask can be used once per week, can be kept 12 hours in the refrigerator.
This mask is not just good on all skin types, but especially
wonderful on aging skin. It cleanses and hydrates as well as reduces
If you would like to replace the carrier oil in this mask with another, you can have a look at all the carrier oils used for different skin problems and skin types on our aromatherapy oil page.
Homemade facial scrub Ingredients
Natural face scrub Method
Mix the lemon juice, sweet almond oil and oats together. Add only enough Witch Hazel to make a paste. Apply to the face and neck, leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off, pat dry. Apply some Rosewater hydrolat with cotton rounds. Leave to air dry.
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