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All Natural Fruit Moisturizer for Hands and Feet

I am having the worst luck with my skin this summer! My allergies are really bad this year, but my sensitive skin is taking it the worst. I know I posted an all natural dry skin recipe a while back, but that was primarily meant to add moisture back to the facial area. Unfortunately, the mask isn’t very practical for my hands and feet.

I have been cleaning quite a bit for our open house, and the constant washing of these areas really takes it’s toll on my skin. It’s a good thing I found this wonderful recipe on Momscape Online Magazine. I tried it out and I really liked it. I have to admit I cheated a little bit. First I tried medicated over the counter lotions, because my skin just itched and hurt incredibly bad. The funny thing is that most of the medicated lotions gave me hives. Imagine that! This fabulous fruit moisturizer did the trick without the hives I might add.

All Natural Fruit Moisturizer for Dry Hands and Feet

• 1 banana

• 1 avocado ( The recipe listed a papaya or peach as a substitute. I just like avocados.)

• coconut oil

First you place the peeled avocado and banana parts into a blender and puree. You want to scoop up the fruit puree and apply it to the areas of dry, itchy or flaky skin. Leave on your skin for 30 minutes. Rinse off the area well with lukewarm water. After you have rinsed off the puree make sure to rub a little bit of coconut oil on the area. The recipe suggested you use margarine or vegetable oil, but I honestly prefer coconut oil. I just like the scent, but it is your preference. This last part is just for added moisture.

Before you try any of the recipes on this site please make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. If you have questions or concerns please see your doctor before you try them.

May 18, 2008 at 9:09 pm Leave a comment

Herbal Moisturizer for Chapped Feet

Here is a great all natural dry skin moisturizer recipe to keep in mind as well. This wonderful recipe was found on the Healthy New Age blog. I love this one because you can actually leave it on and massage it into your feet. It is very soothing!

Herbal Moisturizer for Dry Chapped Feet

• 1 Tbsp almond oil

• 1 Tbsp wheat germ oil

• 1 Tbsp aloe vera gel

• 1 drop tea tree oil

• 3 drops Virginia cedarwood essential oil

All you need to do is mix all of the ingredients well, and then massage the moisturizer into your feet. It might sting a little bit since tea tree oil is an astringent. However, it shouldn’t really be an issue if you only used one drop. Nevertheless, I am careful to warn those with sensitive skin like myself.

Before you try any of the recipes on this site please make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients. If you have questions or concerns please see your doctor before you try them.

May 18, 2008 at 9:08 pm Leave a comment

All Natural Strawberry Foot Scrub

I am in a dry skin frenzy! I have spent hours researching different all natural skin care recipes. I was very excited about this particular recipe I discovered for the feet. It is usually a part of the body one neglects, but it is very important to keep your feet refreshed and moisturized. My feet are very sensitive, and when the skin on them gets dry I get very irritated. I haven’t tried this particular foot scrub yet, but I wanted to share it with all of you anyhow. Let me know if you liked it.

Strawberry Foot Scrub

8-10 Strawberries

2 Tbsp Apricot Oil

1 Tsp Sea Salt (course salt)

Mix all the ingredients together until they form a paste. Then, massage the paste onto your feet, rinse, and pat dry. Apply your best moisturizer or oil and let dry. I recommend applying Jojoba or vitamin E oil. For more information on all natural foot scrubs visit EZine Articles. Enjoy! Let me know if you liked it.

May 5, 2008 at 3:04 am Leave a comment

All Natural Remedy for Dry Skin

May is here and with it comes the hot, dry summer weather of Arizona. Thankfully, we will be in a moist climate in a couple of weeks, but until then I have to tolerate horribly dry skin. I have tried many different face and body lotions, but none seem to work. My face suffers the most from this weather. I actually put lavender and jojoba oil on my face, but an hour later, my skin is dry and stretchy again.

A few days go I started looking for more natural remedies for dry skin. I was tired of trying commercial lotions that promise to sooth sensitive skin only to dry out my face again in an hour. I found this natural honey and green tea mask recipe that worked quite well. It is a bit messy, but it certainly did the trick. I do have to apply a moisturizer on afterwards as well, but my face doesn’t dry out after an hour anymore. I reapply the mask when my face starts drying after I moisturize again. It usually lasts 2 to 3 days. For more information on the recipe visit Blue Heron Beauty Media.

Natural Honey and Green Tea Mask for Dry Skin

2 Tbsp aloe vera gel

1 Tbsp pure honey

2 Tbsp brewed and cooled green tea

2 Tbsp brewed and cooled chamomile tea

2 drops lavender essential oil

Mix all of the ingredients together. Wash your face with your usual facial cleanser and apply the mask. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove the mask with a damp wash cloth. You can store the remainder of the mixture in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

May 4, 2008 at 10:36 pm Leave a comment


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