Natural Body Recipes

Oh so gentle Honey Body Wash Recipe (for all skin types)

  • 1 Tbs. oat or rice bran
  • 1/2 tsp. natural honey
  • 2/3 to 1 tsp. warm water

Mix the above ingredients in palm of your hand. Massage gently into skin in circular  motion. Rinse thoroughly. Discard unused portion.

Honey Bear Baby Wash Recipe (for all skin types)

  • 2 cups rice bran or bean powder
  • 1/3 cup natural  honey
  • 2/3 cup warm  water

Shake the ingredients in a bottle until well mixed. Add to bath tub or apply to moist skin with baby-gentle wet wash cloth. Rinse thoroughly. Discard unused  portion.

Green  Tea Toner (for all skin types, esp. aging skin)

  • 1  tsp. powdered green tea
  • 1/2 cup purified hot water

Mix  tea with hot water in a bowl, whisking until a bit thick. When mixture  cools to room temperature, apply with cotton pad to face. Do not  rinse. Unused portion may be refrigerated for 2 days.

Citrus  Body Scrub Recipe

  • 6 Tbs. unscented  liquid body soap (preferably castile or other detergent-free formula)
  • 6 Tbs. grape seed,  jojoba, or sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs. sweet almond,  kukui nut or macadamia nut oil
  • 1/2 cup fine  sea salt
  • 1 Tbs. coarse sea  salt
  • 1/4 tsp. sweet  orange, grapefruit or lemongrass essential oil
  • 1/4 tsp. tangerine  essential oils
  • 4-5 drops neroli or lime essential oil

Combine the soap and oils together in a bowl until well blended. Slowly add in the  salts, followed by the essential oils (which should be spread throughout  the mixture). Smooth on small handfuls of the scrub to wet skin (apply to dry skin cautiously for an invigorating treatment); rub with gentle pressure in circular motions. Rinse well or smooth off  in bath. Store unused portion in tightly sealed (preferably glass)  container in a cool, dark, dry place for 6-12 months.

Soothing,  Hydrating AHA and Anti-Oxidant Tea Bath

  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup basmati  or brown rice
  • 1/2 cup powdered  buttermilk or milk
  • 3 (emptied)  or 1 Tbs. loose green tea
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut  or vanilla extract

Combine ingredients  in a bowl until well blended. Place ingredients into cheesecloth  and tie into a pouch with a string (i.e., like a large tea bag).  Place in tub and rub a fairly hot bath, allowing pouch to submerge;  using a glove or cooking mitten, squeeze the pouch occasionally  to re-hydrate the ingredients. Allow water to cool to comfort; leave  “tea bath” pouch in the tub. Soak in bath for 15-30 minutes.

Happy Healthy-Mouth  Wash with Sage & Witch Hazel

  • 4 Tbs. distilled  water
  • 4 tsp. witch-hazel  extract (preferably grain-alcohol based)
  • 1 Tbs. fresh parsley  sprigs
  • 1 Tbs. fresh mint  leaves
  • 1 tsp. pure grain  alcohol

Combine all ingredients  in a blender for 60 seconds. Pour the mixture through a fine strainer to remove solids. Following brushing your teeth, swish 2-3 tsp. of this  mouthwash around the mouth for 30-45 seconds, then spit out. DO  NOT swallow mouthwash. Store unused portion in tightly sealed container for up to 5 days in refrigerator.

Oh so Spicy  After-Shave

  • 2 cup witch-hazel  extract (preferably grain-alcohol based)
  • 2 Tbs. distilled  water
  • 1 sprig fresh  rosemary, minced
  • 1 sprig fresh  mint, minced
  • 1 cinnamon  stick
  • 2 strips orange-peel  spirals, chopped
  • 2 strips lemon-peel  spirals, chopped
  • 15 drops benzoin

Combine all ingredients (except cinnamon stick) in blender for 60-90 seconds. Pour into a  bottle and add cinnamon stick; shake well and allow to sit for 15  minutes. Pour mixture through a fine strainer to remove solids.  Apply to damp skin after shaving. Rinse if desired. Store unused  portion in tightly sealed container for up to 5 days in refrigerator.