We’re making the small screen!

I just returned from a taping of the Around Town TV Show that will air this Saturday morning on WBRZ at 6am.  Despite Scott Roger’s awful Thanksgiving jokes (we were laughing at how BAD they were, not how funny they were), the staff and crew really do have a lot of fun. Great positive energy all the way around.

I love any opportunity to share the amazing spa treatments that natural foods provide so the taping this morning was a real treat. 

All of my Beauty from the Kitchen recipes use ingredients readily found in ones kitchen.  Here are the two recipes featured on Saturday’s show:

Grits & Honey Hand Scrub

Ingredients:
½ cup  honey (local is always best!)
¼ cup grits or medium ground cornmeal (cornmeal is less abrasive than grits)
1 tsp sweet almond oil (You could also use olive oil,  grapeseed oil, or whatever oil you have on hand.)

Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients together
2. Apply to damp skin to gentle exfoliate.
3. Keep any leftovers in the fridge.

Avocado Banana Facial Mask—Nourishing Facial Mask for Dry Skin

Ingredients
* 1/2 overripe banana, mashed
* 1/2 overripe avocado, mashed
* 2 tbsp plain yogurt (not nonfat)
* 1 tsp olive oil

Directions:
1. Combine ingredients and mix well.
2. Apply to clean face and neck.
3, Leave on for 20 to 30 min.
4. Rinse with plenty of warm water.
5. Keep any leftovers in the fridge.

A few things to remember when using fresh food in your homemade beauty products:

  • Use fresh, high quality ingredients for the best results, and do not store the treatment longer than the shelf life of the most perishable ingredient.
  • If you are allergic to a particular food, do not apply it to your skin; never put on your face what you would not put in your mouth. Your skin, the largest organ on your body, breathes and is porous. It will absorb the properties of the ingredients you are using.

If you’ve ever made your own beauty products, what are some of your favorite ingredients?

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About SimplyHomestead

What started out as a mother's quest to find an natural lip treatment for her son has turned into a flourishing handmade toiletry business. Handmade at Homestead produces fine handmade bath products, including moisture-replenishing sugar and salt scrubs, glycerin soaps, bath salts, and more. Unless information is quoted, all content is protected under US Copyright laws.
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