Cranberry Lip Gloss
Protect sensitive lips from the drying winter elements with this simple yet rich lip balm. Delightful to wear alone or on top of your lipstick for extra shine!
1 tablespoon sweet almond oil
10 fresh cranberries
1 teaspoon honey
1 drop of vitamin E oil
Mix all the ingredients together in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for a couple of minutes or until the mixture just begins to boil. (Bowl may also be heated in a pan of water on a stovetop). Stir well and gently crush the berries. Cool mixture for five minutes and then strain through a fine sieve to remove all the fruit pieces. Stir again and set aside to cool completely. When cool, transfer into a small portable plastic container or tin.
Apply a small amount onto your lips and remember to smile! :o)
Foaming Vanilla Honey Bath
Banish the winter blahs and dissolve away the harshness of the day by relaxing in a soothing bath. Honey is nature’s silky moisturizer and guaranteed to sweeten your mood!
1 cup sweet almond oil (light olive or sesame oil may be substituted)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup liquid soap (plain or flower scented)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Measure the oil into a medium bowl, then carefully stir in remaining ingredients until mixture is fully blended. Pour into a clean plastic bottle with a tight-fitting stopper or lid.
Shake gently before using. Enough for four large luxurious baths.
Swirl desired amount into the bathtub under running water—
then step in and descend into a warm, silky escape.
Honey Cleansing Scrub
Mix 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons finely
ground almonds and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice.
Rub gently onto face. Rinse off with warm water.
Firming Face Mask
Whisk together 1 tablespoon honey, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoon glycerin
(available at drug and beauty stores) and enough flour to form a paste (approximately 1/4 cup). Smooth over face and throat. Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Mix 1/2 cup honey and 1/4 cup olive oil. (Use 2 tablespoons oil for normal hair.)
Work a small amount at a time through hair until coated.
Cover hair with a shower cap; leave on 30 minutes.
Remove shower cap; shampoo well and rinse. Dry as normal.
In blender, puree 1 tablespoon honey with a peeled, cored apple.
Smooth over face; leave on 15 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 2 teaspoons milk.
Smooth over face and throat.
Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Smoothing Skin Lotion
Mix 1 teaspoon honey with 1 teaspoon vegetable oil and 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice.
Rub into hands, elbows, heels and anywhere that feels dry.
Leave on 10 minutes. Rinse off with water.
Skin Softening Bath
Add 1/4 cup honey to bath water for a fragrant, silky bath.
Stir 1 teaspoon honey into 4 cups (1 quart) warm water.
Blondes may wish to add a squeeze of lemon.
After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as normal.