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Cucumber Summer Skin Cream Recipe

Did you know that the same cucumbers we eat as snack has many wonderful benefits for our skin? You notice when you go to a spa, they put cucumber slices over your eyes? It has been documented that it helps to reduce dark circles, treat sunburn, treat puffy eyes, reduce freckles, improve complexion and open pores.


Since this is cucumber harvesting season, take advantage of the excess cucumbers in your garden or the discounted ones at the stores and make this cucumber cream from scratch. You will give yourself a home spa treatment that your skin will thank you for!

Ingredients:
3/4 cup sweet almond oil
4 cucumbers, with peel on, cubed
2 oz lanolin
1 oz white wax
2 tbsp jojoba oil
2 tsp benzoin essential oil


Directions:
Put the sweet almond oil int the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, When the almond oil begins to warm, add the cucumbers. Set the double boiler over low heat and let the water merely simmer for 4 to 5 hours. Strain it. To the strained water, add the lanolin white wax and jojoba oil. Return to double boiler and heat until the was, jojoba oil and lanolin have melted. Then remove the top from the double boiler and beat with an egg beater until cooled, add the benzoin oil while beating. Pour the mixture into a bottle, cork tightly and put aside for future use. To use, gently rub into face as needed.

Try it. Your skin will thank you.

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2 comments:

  1. This sounds refreshing! I am going to HAVE to try this! I love cucumbers so thanks for the idea!

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  2. Water -Water- Water! Water is very useful for skins! When your body is dehydrated, you can do nothing on your skin. No topical treatments work, when you have inner health issues.
    what is the best collagen cream for face

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