Fresh Fruit Facial – Strawberries

Tested out a new DIY fresh fruit facial for a friend teaching an aromatherapy class!  I feel more pressure when I am sharing a recipe – and honestly, (sometimes working with fresh fruit can take a little work to get the right consistency), but this one worked.  Phewwww….

This fruit facial recipe is a great way to exfoliate and soothe your skin! Yogurt has natural anti-bacterial properties, and I use a thick, rich yogurt to blend with natural fruit acids.

Strawberry + Yogurt Facial:

  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 4-5 strawberries
  • 3-4 drops lemon essential oil

Yogurt – natural source of lactic acid, to smooth and exfoliate skin.

Grapeseed Oil – rich source of anti-oxidants

Strawberries – natural source of salicylic acid

Lemon essential oil– anti-bacterial and astringent

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.  I use a Magic Bullet, which does a great job blending, but any small blender will do.  Apply the fruit and yogurt facial to a freshly cleansed face, and leave on for 10 minutes.  You may feel a slight tingling from the fruit acids at work on your skin!  Cleanse thoroughly with a warm washcloth and apply sunscreen.

Custom fruit smoothies for the Eagles?

Loving this idea from the Philadelphia Eagles new coach, Chip Kelly. Wish I could read some of these personalized recipes!

From what I’v read, he has fresh fruit available for his athletes as well.  Hope it helps my team :)

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000160767/article/chip-kelly-debuts-personalized-smoothies-for-eagles

blend, drink and apply!

Blended my kids a fruit and carrot smoothie this morning, then added papaya and 2 drops lemon essential oil for an easy, DIY facial!  Banana, carrot, organic flax-seed oil, lemon eo, strawberry and papaya.  All of these fruits have natural antioxidants and fruit acids to gently exfoliate and treat your skin.  Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid – i use them to naturally (and gently) exfoliate!

DIY facial with strawberry, banana, carrot and lemon

fresh aloe – amazing skin treatment

For my “mature” skin, there’s nothing like a fresh aloe treatment.  Whenever my skin looks inflamed or a little irritated, I apply a thin coat of fresh aloe in the evening before bed.  When I wake up, my skin feels cleaner, tighter and less inflamed!

Here are some reasons to give it a try:

  1. chemical-free!
  2. inexpensive
  3. easy to use
  4. great results

Amazing natural skin treatment