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  • Recipes

    19 posts, 8 voices, 943 views, started Sep 4, 2008

    Posted on Thursday, September 4, 2008 by Cheryl Guy

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      CHOCOLATE FACIAL MASK

      This mask will soften your skin. The cocoa powder is an antioxidant which protects skin from free radicals. Oats help to soften the skin and honey is an anti-bacterial agent that deeply cleans and opens up clogged pores.

      1/3 cup cocoa powder
      1/4 cup honey
      2 tablespoons of heavy cream
      3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder

      Mix ingredients together, smooth onto face, wait 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 4, 2008
        • COFFEE BODY SCRUB

          This is a great way to exfoliate and moisturize your skin. It can make a mess in your shower but it is a FUN mess! I love the smell and it helps to wake me up in the morning!

          1/4 cup brown sugar
          1 tablespoon freshly ground coffee beans
          1 tablespoon finely chopped hazelnuts
          2 teaspoons almond oil
          2 teaspoons jojoba oil
          2 teaspoons olive oil
          8 drops of orange essential oil
          dash of cinnamon

          Dump ingredients together and mix. If you don’t use it all, keep the remainder in the fridge. You can add other fragrance oils like vanilla according to your liking.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 4, 2008
        • STRAWBERRY MASK

          This mask is easy to make and will rid your face of dirt and dead skin cells while also softening your skin.

          1 cup fresh strawberries
          2 teaspoons baking soda
          1 tablespoon honey
          1 egg
          1 tablespoon plain yogurt
          1/4 cup almonds

          Mix ingredients in a blender or food processor then gently massage onto face and neck. Leave on for 3 minutes then rinse with luke warm water and follow with a splash of cool water.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 4, 2008
        • You‘re talking my language. I’m a chocolatier and I always have nearly 100 pounds of chocolate around. Cocoa powder, however I have in more limited supply. I’m going to try this today!

          Yummy recipes.

          Thank you for sharing.
          Cynthia



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 5, 2008
        • CRANBERRY BODY SCRUB

          This body scrub uses the vitamin C from the cranberries to buff the skin and vitamin B6 & protein in the dates to nourish it. Also the vitamin A in apricot juice helps to refine the texture of your skin.

          8 dates
          1/3 cup cranberries (frozen or fresh)
          1/2 cup apricot juice
          1 teaspoon wheat bran

          Put ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 5, 2008
        • GREEN TEA/ASPIRIN MASK

          This one is my favorite! I use it atleast 4 times a week without it irritating my skin.

          Why it works so well:

          EXFOLIATION
          BHA-aspirin
          AHA-sugar
          Lactic acid- yogurt

          GERM FIGHTING
          Antibacterial- honey

          PIGMENT BRIGHTENING
          Lightening agents- yogurt, green tea

          ANTIOXIDANT
          green tea

          MOISTURIZING
          yogurt & honey

          1 teaspoon whole milk yogurt
          5-7 uncoated aspirin
          1/2 - 1 teaspoon white sugar
          1 green tea extract capsule
          2-3 drops of honey

          First dissolve the aspirin in the yogurt and then blend in the rest of the ingredients. Make sure the aspirin is uncoated or it won’t dissolve well. Whole milk yogurt is also important instead of low fat because of it’s consistency. I use an old foundation brush to dab it onto my face but fingers will do as well. Let it sit until it feels dry. (usually about 15 minutes) If you have sensitive skin then just rinse off after it dries. I wet my fingers and then dampen the mask again to scrub in small circular motions and then I rinse. This mask has kept away the few “time of the month” pimples that I get. I hope it works as well for you!



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          40srock wrote Sep 6, 2008
        • Wow! Good stuff! Good stuff indeed!



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          Angelina Peterson wrote Sep 7, 2008
        • I friend loves cucumber mask ( puree the cucumber in the blender put a egg in it)

           WoW soft



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          Patrice62 wrote Sep 7, 2008
        • These recipes are fabulous!!! Duel purposes ...use them and eat them!!!



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 8, 2008
        • LEMON TONER-good for oily skin

          1/4 cup lemon juice
          1/2 cup distilled water
          1/3 cup witch hazel

          I go to Sally Beauty supply and buy one of those plastic bottles that you use to dye your hair. Buy one that has a cap for the tip so nothing gets inside. After mixing I keep it in the fridge till every use. After washing your face and neck, just squeeze the toner on a cotton ball and swipe! This toner is good for people with oily skin.  



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 9, 2008
        • Yogurt and aloe healing mask- good for irritated, sensitive skin.  

          1/2 cup plain yogurt
          2 tbsp aloe gel

          Yogurt contains lactic acid and other nutrients that stimulate collagen production in the skin.
          Aloe is a good moisturizer and contains anti-inflammatory substances.

          Mix the 2 ingredients together to form a paste. Wash face & massage paste into it using a circular motion. Do this for 2 minutes, then rinse off.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 9, 2008
        • SUGAR DADDY BODY SCRUB

          1/2 cup brown sugar
          2 heaping tablespoons almond oil
          few drops of honey
          3 to 5 drops of your favorite essential oil

          Brown sugar works as an excellent exfoliator by breaking down the bonds that keep dull, dead skin clinging on for dear life. Get creative with this one by using your favorite essential oil for a scent all your own!



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 9, 2008

        • EASIEST BATH SOAK EVER!

          2 cups Epsom salt

          It is so cheap and yet has so much power! Epsom salt is  magnesium sulfate crystals. Magnesium, a naturally occurring mineral, performs more functions in the body than almost any other. It helps to regulate some 325 enzymes in the body and also plays a vital role in muscle control, electrical impulses, energy production and toxic elimination. The sulfates in epsom salt are vital in forming brain tissue and joint proteins, stimulating the pancreas to kick out digestive enzymes and releasing the body’s build-up of medicines and environmental contaminants. Magnesium and sulfates are easily absorbed through the skin. Since Epsom salt is not really a salt, it will not dry the skin & can actually help to moisturize it. It will also help to ease stress, lower blood pressure, relieve sore muscles, & boost your energy. So start soaking!

          It is recommended that you pour the Epsom salt under running warm water in the bathtub. Lay back and soak for at least 12 minutes, up to three times per week. You can make it more interesting by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil like lavender.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 9, 2008
        • Thought I would give a few tips on helping to find the right essential oil for your needs.  

          DRY SKIN- Chamomile, Frankincense, Lavender, Palmarosa, Rosewood.

          OILY SKIN- Bergamot, Carrot seed, Cedarwood, Clary sage, Cypress, Fennel (sweet), Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Mandarin, Tea tree, Ylang-ylang.  

          DULL/CONGESTED SKIN- Fennel, Geranium, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rosewood.

          WRINKLES- Carrot seed, Clary sage, Fennel, Frankincense, Lavender, Mandarin, Myrrh, Palmarosa, Rosewood, Ylang-ylang.

          ACNE- Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary sage, Clove bud, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rosewood, Tea tree, Ylang-ylang.

          REDUCING INFLAMMATION- Chamomile, Clary sage, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Myrrh, Peppermint, Orange, Tea tree.

          BROKEN CAPILLARIES- Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Lemon, Palmarosa, Peppermint, Rosemary.

          CELLULITE- (These oils help to improve circulation and encourage the elimination of wastes & fluid) Basil, Clary sage, Fennel, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lemon, Rosemary.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 10, 2008
        • BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE BODY SCRUB

          Legend has it that the great Mayan Emperor Montezuma tossed back some 50 cups of chocolate a day. My question is: What did he have for dessert? Today, the good news about chocolate, especially the dark variety, just keeps on coming. Not only does it kick up the feel-good juices in our brains, but chocolate is loaded with anti-aging vitamins and minerals. Plus, the caffeine in cocoa is said to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Bring on the cocoa!

          1/2 cup white sugar
          1/2 cup brown sugar
          1/2 cup canola oil
          1/4 cup powdered cocoa
          a few drops of chocolate and/or rasberry fragranced oil

          Combine ingredients in a bowl. Use whenever cravings hit by massaging into skin and rinsing with warm water in the shower. Store in an airtight container up to six months.



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          Cheryl Guy wrote Sep 12, 2008
        • Thank you again annie123!



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