Various Avocado Mask Recipes

Reason why I’m gathering these masks together here is mostly to have the most useful recipes on hand, and at the same time spread them with whoever comes across my blog  (n_n)b

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“Avocado face masks are one of the best and most nutritious masks that you can use on your skin. The fruit is packed with vitamins and unsaturated fats that work wonders on people who have acne as well as sensitive or dry skin. They also help to slow down the aging process making them highly versatile and desirable. Here are some avocado face mask recipes that are effective, inexpensive and so easy to make that you’re sure to love them.” – Spontaneouschick.com

1) Avocado Oatmeal Face Mask

This is one of the best Avocado face masks for people with dry skin it’s super moisturizing and help to restore damaged skin.

  • ½ Ripe avocado
  • ½ Cup of oatmeal

Cook the oatmeal as instructed on the package and mash up the avocado meat with a fork. Mix the two ingredients together and apply the paste to your skin. After 10 – 15 minutes wash it off with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry.

2) Avocado Honey Face Mask

It really works to give your skin a beautiful glow.

  • 1 Ripe avocado
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey

Mash up the avocado with a fork and stir in the honey until it turns into a paste. Once done apply it to your skin and leave it on for 15- 20 minutes. When you’re done, wash off the mixture with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft towel.

3) Avocado Yogurt Face Mask

This avocado face mask is also a great one for people who need to pump up the moisture in their skin and is one of my favorites for the cold winter months.

  • ¼ Ripe avocado
  • 1 Teaspoon of plain organic yogurt
  • ½ Teaspoon of honey

Using a fork mash the avocado until it’s soft and then mix in the honey and yogurt to make a paste. Apply it to your skin for 10 – 15 minutes and remove it by washing your skin with lukewarm water.

4) Avocado Egg Face Mask

A recipe that makes for a great avocado face mask for acne because it reduces the oil found on the face.

  • ½ Ripe avocado
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 Tablespoon of fresh lemon juice

Mash up the avocado with a fork and fold in the egg white and lemon juice. Apply it to your face for 10 to 15 minutes being careful to not get it into your eyes. When finished wash your skin with lukewarm water and pat it dry.

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Source: SpontaneousChick

Homemade Play dough!

 

Play Dough

Found this awesome recipe to make some good play dough, I’m so gonna do it on a boring day xD  It says it’s edible and you can add some extract to not have it taste bitter…….hmmmmmmm……. the possibilities   (n_n)b

Ingredients:
1 C Flour
1 C Water
1/4 C Salt
1 TBSP Vegetable Oil
2 tsp Cream of Tarter
Food Coloring (actual coloring or a kool-aid packet will do)
Sparkles (optional)
Sauce Pan and Wooden Spoon

Pour in all the ingredients and mix well.

Once the mixture is (mostly) clump free. Heat over MEDIUM heat.

Stir. Don’t stop stirring. After a few minutes it will start to clump up.

Stir, Stir Stir.Just keep stirring until the Play Dough is formed. It will  form one big clump.

Remove from heat, and knead by hand.

Once cooled it’s ready to go.

Enjoy!
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Source: Kristan Lynn

 

Homemade Mod Podge Recipes

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Found this useful recipe to make your own Mod Podge!

Simple Solution

8 ounces of washable white glue
1 15+ ounce clean and dry container with lid
4 ounces of water (half as much water as glue)

Simply empty the glue into the container, add the water, put the lid on, and shake well.
To make it gloss add 2 tablespoons of water based varnish or to make it sparkle add super fine glitter.

Another Great Recipe

1 1/2 cups Flour
1/4 of a cup of granulated sugar
1/4 tsp olive oil
1 cup water

Sauce Pan
A spoon
An airtight container (Mason jar works great)

Turn your stove on low heat, add the water, oil, flour, and sugar to the saucepan (You can add more or less water and/or flour to get the consistency you desire, and you can add more oil for a glossier varnish). Heat the mixture over low to medium heat and stir. Do not let it boil. Empty contents into mason jar and let cool to room temperature. Shake before using. If your homemade mixture doesn’t hold well, use less water in your next batch, and if you are concerned about the possibility that your mixture might yellow over time, try using acid free glue.

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Source: Painted Furniture Ideas

10 Useful Homemade Scrubs

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1. Lemon-Honey Face Scrub

To remove dead skin, retain and provide moisturizing benefits, and brighten your complexion

  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of sugar

Blend ingredients in a bowl, apply to face, and rinse with warm water

2. Salt, Lemon, and Sugar Scrub

To exfoliate and brighten your complexion

  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • Add sugar until the mixture is solid but not dry

Blend the ingredients in a bowl and gently massage the mask into skin. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes, and then rinse with water

3. Avocado and Oatmeal Scrub for Oily Skin

To provide moisture, soften and  keep skin looking healthy

  • 2 teaspoons of finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Blend ingredients in a bowl forming a thick paste. Massage the mask onto damp face in a circular motion, and then rinse with warm water

4. Baking Soda Blackhead Scrub

To eliminate blackheads

  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons water

Blend the ingredients in a bowl. Massage the mixture onto damp skin, and rinse with warm water

5. Banana and Sugar Face Scrub

To exfoliate and nourish your skin

  • 1 ripe, peeled banana
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of dark brown sugar

Mash the banana in a bowl, add the other ingredients blending them into a paste.  Massage the paste onto your face, leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with warm water

6. Egg Yolk, Honey, and Olive Oil Mask

This combination is perfect for dry skin types

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of warm honey
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

Blend the ingredients in a bowl. Massage the mixture onto your skin, leave on for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water

7. Cucumber and Yogurt Face Mask

This is the perfect mask to revive your skin

  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt

Blend the ingredients in a blender, massage mixture onto skin, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water

8. Orange Juice and Honey Mask

For a healthy glow

  • 3 tablespoons of orange juice (no pulp)
  • ½ cup of warm honey

Blend the ingredients in a bowl, massage the mixture onto skin, leave on for 30 minutes, and rinse with warm water followed by cold water.

9. Papaya and Honey Mask

For those who have uneven pigment or sunspots

  • ½ cup of ripe, mashed papaya
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Blend the ingredients in a bowl, massage the mixture onto skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes, and rinse with warm water

10. Vitamin C Mask

The perfect anti-aging mask

  • ½ fresh, peeled, and mashed kiwi fruit
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 2 drops of orange essential oil

Blend the ingredients in a blender, massage the mixture onto skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse with warm water

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Source: Make It & Mend It

The Yummiest Pasta

… well, in my opinion at least xD

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What you’ll need is:

  1. Your favorite pizza/marinara sauce
  2. This Low Fat Alfredo recipe
  3. Your favorite pasta (I use wheat :D)
  4. Salt
  5. Mozzarella (low fat) [OPTIONAL]

Get your pasta done, then start with the alfredo sauce. Once the alfredo sauce is done mix in as much pizza sauce as you want, add salt to taste, and then mix in the pasta. Once you have the mixed sauce and pasta mixed together add the mozzarella cheese (if you want) do this while keeping it over the stove (duh, or else the mozzarella won’t melt xD)

And your done! Enjoy! You won’t regret it xD