Grapeseed Skin Care

Recipes by Kristin Fraser Cotte

Honey Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

  • 1 tablespoon organic brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon local honey
  • 14 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
  • A few drops of baking flavoring, if you desire
  • (vanilla, peppermint, orange or almond extract)

Mix ingredients together in a small bowl with a spoon and scoop into a small container for future use.

Apply to your lips with fingertips or a soft toothbrush with gentle, circular motions, then rinse.

Luscious Lavender Almond Honey Facial

  • 112 tablespoons almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon lavender buds
  • 1 teaspoon honey (such as a local avocado blossom honey)
  • 112 to 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil
  • 5 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil

Mill lavender buds in a coffee grinder or herb mill and mix in almond flour. Add honey, oil and essential oil and mix thoroughly. Add a bit more grapeseed oil to thin the mask if needed. Drape a washcloth soaked in hot water on your face for 1 minute. Remove and apply mixture evenly, like a mask.

Relax for 10 to 15 minutes. Gently massage into your skin in upward, circular motions over your entire face for 1 to 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.

Chocolate Scrub

  • 1 cup organic brown sugar
  • 14 cup grapeseed oil
  • 14 cup plain or vanilla organic yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon organic cocoa powder
  • 15 drops vanilla essential oil

Mix brown sugar and cocoa powder in a small bowl with a spatula, then add yogurt, oil and vanilla oil and blend until smooth. Massage your warm, damp skin from the feet up with gentle, upward circular motions, then rinse. Any remaining scrub can be saved in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

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