Wednesday, April 3

DIY Beauty

At Christmas time I was lucky to be given some money which I happily spent on some books just for me, one of them was a book on organic body care recipes after spotting it on Soulemama's blog some time ago. It's not often that I go and get a facial but I really like to regularly treat myself at home by giving myself a white clay face mask or a scrub.  It had been a while since I had done anything other than my usual cleansing routine so I went looking for a facial scrub recipe that I could make with things I had at home in my kitchen.  This simple recipe only uses just two ingredients depending on your skin type. It does suggest though that if you do have acne or acne rosacea; broken capillaries or thread veins; sensitive and irritated skin; thin, mature or elderly skin; or windburned skin to avoid using this scrub as a more gentle scrub would be suitable.

2 teaspoons almond meal
purified water (for oily skin)
milk (for normal skin)
or cream (for dry skin)

Use: daily or as needed
Follow with: moisturiser
Prep Time: approximately 5 minutes
Blending Tools: small bowl and spoon
Store in:  do not store, mix as needed
Yield: 1 treatment

In a small bowl, combine the almond meal with enough water, milk or cream to form a spreadable paste.  Allow the mixture to thicken for 1 minute.

Using your fingers, spread onto moistened face and throat and gently massage for 1 minute.  Rinse.

It's fun doing a little diy beauty treatment sometimes even better when they are affordable and healthy too.  Give yourself a treat and give it a go, you deserve it.


  1. sounds great! It's such a treat to pamper yourself every now and then. Hope you found your treatment relaxing. Melinda x

  2. Oh this sounds lovely Catherine...I used to do these sort of treatments for myself ages ago but it hasn't happened in a long time so thank you for the inspiration! So glad you made time for yourself x

  3. This sounds good enough to eat! I have read a book called 'The Healthy Skin' diet and after reading that you'll never pick up another skin product again! I now source beauty products from the health food stores or like you Catherine I try to make my own... It's amazing what goes into products and we happily (or naively) lather them on our skin (or worse, our children's!) only for it to seep in through our pores and go deeper!

    I'll have to search for the book you have as I'm always on the lookout for new books! Thanks for sharing :)

    Sophie xo

  4. Oh that is great Catherine! I make my own almond milk and I never know what to do with the pulp. Now, I can use the pulp as a scrub :).

  5. What a great idea Catherine and thanks for sharing the recipe, I must remember to try it sometime, definitely will be needing the cream I think! Hope you are having a lovely week, hugs Wendy

  6. That looks fun and easy Catherine. I think I might have a go. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to trying this one out!

  8. Oh good on you for treating yourself Catherine. I love using natural/DIY beauty products so will definitely give this a go. Do you think almond pulp from making milk would work as a base?

  9. That sounds great Catherine, I'm going to give it a try! x

  10. This is great Catherine! It's been ages since I've done anything completely natural like this. I used to do honey masks. Think I will give it a go :-) Have a lovely weekend. Mel x

  11. Thanks for the recipe. I'm terrible with remembering or finding the time for anything beauty related but I must do as I'm sure my skin will be thankful in years to come if I pay it a bit more attention :)


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