After a summer of fun in the sun, my dark tan was fading and dull. It made me look absolutely washed out and older, not the look I’d hoped to achieve. It was time to lighten and even the tone of my skin.
Since it was also back-to-school time and the busiest part of the year next to the Christmas holidays. I started searching the net to find a recipe that I could make once and store for several uses, saving the grind of making every time I wanted to use it.
My effort to assemble all the ingredients led me to an aha moment. By purchasing an inexpensive ($15 or under) coffee grinder, I could save far more than its cost and have it available for other uses. The orange flour cost me nothing since I saved and dried organic orange peel to create it. However, some of the flours were more inexpensive to buy as flour, such as the green gram flour.
Green Moong Bean flour is high in antioxidants, such as vitamin A and C, to protect skin cells. It helps lock in moisture while stimulating cell growth. When you use it as an exfoliant, it also removes excess hair in the process. It is a deep cleanser, so it aids in eliminating blackheads and acne.
I saved the peels of the oranges we ate and used my handy-dandy coffee grinder to keep the dried ground lemon peel powder on hand. It’s great to soothe skin, but I also sprinkle the powder on my cereal, salad or other foods to give my body a healthy boost.
Sandalwood powder comes from sandalwood trees. The best type to use is the red or Indian sandalwood powder. It has natural disinfectant properties, while also moisturizing benefits. It does that by creating a humectant, meaning it attracts moisture to the skin. It has a cooling, soothing effect on the skin. It acts as an astringent and helps even skin tone.
The anti-microbial and antibacterial properties help clear acne and blemishes. It can be used to remove excess hair, while also providing anti-aging properties to help retain skin elasticity.
It contains a vast source of nutrients, including protein, folate, manganese, copper, magnesium, thiamine, phosphorus, iron, zinc, potassium, selenium and zinc. It has many benefits for the body when eaten and is gluten-free.
Goat’s milk contains tons of minerals, vitamins and trace elements. It is a wonderful source of vitamin A, which protects the skin against premature aging. Finally, goat’s milk has anti-bacterial qualities. Combined with its anti-inflammatory effects, these qualities turn it in a wonderful remedy for acne.
But why goat’s milk rather than the more usual cow’s milk?
This milk is quite different from the more typical cow’s milk. It has a pH that is similar to the one of the human body. As a result, goat’s milk is tolerated better and absorbed quickly by the skin.
You can create a paste from this powder with several different ingredients, based on your needs.:
You can watch the video below for directions.
Calleigh is passionate about inspiring others to a healthy living and encourages to re-discover their lifestyle. Her keen interest in health shines through in her written work on DIY skin care, beauty tips, healthy and active lifestyles.
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