Thanksgiving DIY Recipes by Erika Katz!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Fun Thanksgiving DIY Recipes!

With Thanksgiving just a few hours away, there’s no doubt that we all love to indulge in our favorite foods and enjoy our time off with the ones we love. All of you food lovers out there can agree that one of the greatest perks of this holiday is the overwhelming amount of leftovers in your fridge that will keep you full for weeks to come! Even then, you may still find yourself with more food than you can handle. So what to do with it all? Time to beautify!

Erika Katz, beauty expert and author of Bonding over Beauty, has created some fun & easy DIY recipes that will turn your holiday extras into an at-home spa day for you and your loved ones!

Pumpkin Facial Mask

This recipe is full of exfoliating enzymes that will brighten your skin, giving you a healthy, refreshed glow. Pumpkin is also rich in vitamin A, which can help heal skin and repair damaged tissue. The antioxidant properties of the vitamin A will also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

*2 tsp canned pureed pumpkin
*1/2 tsp honey
*1/4 tsp heavy whipping cream

To Make: Mix all ingredients together and apply to face. Leave on for 10
minutes then rinse thoroughly. You’ll love the results!

Clementine Hand Scrub

Skin often gets dry and brittle from the cold winter so I make a gentle orange hand scrub. Oranges are rich in vitamin C and Alpha Hydroxy acids and help to remove the dead skin. The honey and olive oil help moisturize the skin. The baking soda acts as a gentle exfoliant.

1 tbs clementine juice
1 tbs honey
1 tbs sugar
1 tbs olive oil

To make: Mix together all ingredients.
and then gently wash your hands with the
scrub. You won’t believe the difference!

Cranberry Mask

Cranberry juice helps detoxify the skin and is particularly useful for those who are acne-prone or suffer from psoriasis or have oily skin. In addition cranberries help reduce skin inflammation, redness, and itchy, irritated skin.

1 cup fresh cranberries
1 cup seedless red grapes
2 teaspoons grapefruit juice
1 envelope unflavored gelatin

To Make
: Mix ingredients until it becomes a paste. Cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes to let the mixture thicken. Remove from the fridge and let sit for about 10 minutes.

Banana Cream Pie Mask

With all that leftover pie, why not use it to soften your skin? Fight against dry skin and cold winter air with this cool facial mask.

1 mashed banana
3 tbs. heavy cream
1.5 tbs. dark honey
1.5 tbs. white flour

To make: Mix all the ingredients and put
into a pretty jar. Apply to face and love the results!

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1 comment:

  1. These are so easy and all natural which I really like. I just had to pin this post so I could try them later and always have the recipe on how to make them with a click of the mouse lol
    Plus these would make great inexpensive gift which is a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing~!


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