Food as Beauty Products

Hosted by Stormy Stewart
Group active since Fri, Jul 08, 2011

Here is the place to find that perfect beauty product made from ordinary food products.

In years gone by, a woman couldn't just run to a store she had to make her own. Over the many years that followed many secrets were lost. It is time to get back those beauty secrets.

Stormy Stewart
Apr 19, 2014

Taking my leave

So I am quiting here as far as my groups and posting recipes

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Look me up. My groups will most likely be taken down shortly.

Stormy Stewart
Apr 14, 2014

Dry shampoo for oily hair

uses kitchen products

This is the recipe you'll use if you have light hair or if you don't have any cocoa powder on hand:

1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking soda

Combine the cornstarch and baking soda in a container and shake shake shake.

Ta-daaaa! Enough dry shampoo for tons of uses. As long as you keep it sealed up, you can store it in the bathroom with no issues.

I have really dark hair, so this is my go-to recipe. You can add more or less cocoa powder as needed - I use two tablespoons every time:

1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon baking soda
2 tablespoons cocoa powder

Mix everything together in a small jar and you're ready to go. Special bonus with this one: smelling like chocolate. :D

Just be careful that you you don't add so much cocoa powder that it gets really dark - you need to keep the amount of cocoa powder less than the amount of cornstarch and baking soda, otherwise the heat from your hands and head can warm the cocoa powder and create a melty mess.

Complete instructions and pic's on here

Beatrice Abfalter
Apr 19, 2013

Storm i got a problem

And it hurts, I have a sliver between my fingers, what can I use to get it out without hurting myself more than it does already,

Dawna Granger
Apr 18, 2013

Mask for oily skin and Treat for Dry skin

Mask for Oily Skin *this is my category*

Oily skin types should use fruits as the base of their face masks, rather than cream or egg. Use a mask of half milk and half strawberry juice, mixed with one egg white to lighten skin and open pores, encouraging the skin to release the oil so it can be wiped away.

(sounds odd, but since I started doing this little trick, my face has improved immensely with the whole oil slick that used to happen)

Treat for Dry Skin *my best friend uses this*

As a once a week treat for your dry, sensitive skin, apply a mask made with one beaten egg yolk ad a teaspoon of olive oil. Allow to sit and nourish your skin for 15 minutes then remove with a cotton ball dipped in tepid milk. Your skin will be re-hydrated and nourished.

My best friend and I do this once a week on our girls night. We do our nails, hair (cut, dyed whatever we want) and dinner with drinks. We end our week together, enjoying the gift of pampering one another as we rev it up for the following week. It is a great way for us to unwind and just be goofy with no worries of who we might offend or heaven forbid, make upset by our antics. Doing our facials together means we don't waste an egg either!!

Stormy Stewart
Dec 11, 2012

food beauty aids

White Russian Deep Hair Conditioner

1/4 cup cooled coffee
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup milk

Combine ingredients and apply to freshly washed hair;
then wrap hair with plastic wrap and over with towel to retain heat.
Wait 10 minutes and rinse well.



3 cups milk
1 tsp cocoa butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Miscellaneous: foot basin and hand towel,
nail polish

Heat milk until warm and mix with cocoa butter and
vanilla extract in basin. Soak feet for 10 minutes, rinse, pat dry, then massage more cocoa butter into feet and coat nails with polish.



4-5 frozen strawberries, thawed
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup chocolate morsels (chips)
1/2 cup sparkling cider

Additional items: small clean paint brush, plastic
cling wrap, water bottle Directions:

Melt morsels in microwave. While cooling, puree
strawberries and honey, then add to chocolate. Apply to entire body with paint brush, starting at feet. Once covered, spritz on a mixture of cider and water and wrap well with cling wrap. Wait 15 minutes. Rinse.

Stormy Stewart
Nov 30, 2012

Apple cider hair rinse

This rinse smells heavenly and is wonderful for your hair, especially weak, dry and/or damaged hair.

16 oz container (such as an old witchazel plastic bottle)
4 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
5 drops Lavender essential oil
5 drops Rose essential oil
5 drops Sandalwood essential oil
3 drops Rosemary essential oil

Combine all ingredients in container and top off with water. Cap bottle and shake thoroughly to mix.

You may wish to include a tag with the following information:

Apply liberally after normal washing routine, let sit for about 3-5 minutes, then rinse.

The key to not getting a 'slimy' or 'sticky' feeling to your hair (it looks perfectly clean, but feels odd to the touch) is to use water as cool as you can take to rinse with, and rinse it WELL.

Stormy Stewart
Oct 8, 2012

How to Shrink Large Pores

1 egg white
1 tsp corn starch

1. Combine the whites of 1 egg with 1 tsp. of corn starch. Whip with fork until frothy.
2. Apply mask mixture to face and let sit for 20 minutes until completely dry.
3. Rinse with warm water. Repeat 1-2 times a week for excellent results!

Stormy Stewart
Oct 8, 2012

Mint to Banish Dark Eye Circles

1. Chop and scrub a sprig of mint leaves.
2. Apply the mashed leaves to dark under eye circles and leave on for 20 minutes.
3. Rinse off. Goodbye darkness!