A few weeks ago my son got all sick and our pediatrician sent us to this fancy-pants vitamin store that carried all this crazy stuff. When we checked out with super probiotic, sinus cleanses and baby vitamins in tow, they also gave us a free copy of Wellness magazine. Now usually I don't look at free magazines you get for free during checkouts because its usually just one big advertisement - but for serious, this magazine is kind of awesome. I'm actually considering subscribing. So kudos to whoever writes this thing...anyways I digress. The reason I brought all this up is because one of the articles in the magazine contained a BUNCH of super cool skin treatments that you can make at home with ingredients you already have in your kitchen. My fave so far is their 'Soothing Chamomile and Oatmeal Face Treatment" recipe.
Excerpt from Wellness Magazine:
Soothe, exfoliate, and hydrate with this straight-from-the-spa treatment. Chamomile instantly eliminates redness and calms.
1 cup distilled water
1 bag chamomile tea
1/2 cup oats
1 tsp honey*
Bring water to a boil and steep teat bag for 5 minutes. Slowly pour hot tea into the oats until a thick paste is formed. Let this sit for 5 minutes. If the paste is still too thick, add a small amount of tea until the desired consistency is reached. Stir in the honey and blend your treatment thoroughly.
Gently massage onto clean face and neck using circular motions. Manipulate the product for 1 to 2 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly with warm water.
*Raw, organic honey is best and can be found at your local vitamin or health food store or famers market. Many supermarket honeys add corn syrup and won't do your skin any favors.
I'm super excited to give it a try - as well as their suggestion to use cooled green or black tea bags to relieve puffiness under the eyes. Being pregnant makes for some seriously puffy eyes and I could use both of these ideas to make me a much happier mama.
Anyways - I hope you enjoyed this random recipe of awesome. I'll keep checking around for some new fun recipes you can try at home. Happy skin equals happy you!