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Although all the ingredients in these beauty recipes are natural, remember that it is still possible to be allergic to anything applied to the skin. DO NOT USE ANYTHING NUT BASED ON YOUR SKIN IF YOU HAVE A NUT ALLERGY. To test other ingredients make up a very small amount of the recipe you intend to use. Wash and gently dry a small patch of skin inside your elbow. Apply a little of the mix to the skin and leave for 48 hours. If you experience any redness or swelling DO NOT USE THE BEAUTY RECIPE AT ALL.

We strongly recommend that you do your own research before using any of the ingredients in these recipes since some ingredients should be avoided by certain groups of people. Mountain Rose Herbs' website has a wealth of information on herbs, their uses and possible side effects. Many essential oils and herbs should always be avoided by pregnant/nursing ladies. Always check with a qualified health advisor if in doubt.

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Grubby and aching from too much gardening? Nails blackened and stained from pruning and grubbing up bulbs? Check out our beauty recipes to cleanse, soften and revive all parts of your body. Relax, safe in the knowledge that you are saving money and putting only natural, fresh goodies onto your skin.

Anti Wrinkle Cream

Try this if the sun has parched your complexion or if you can see little wrinkles appearing when you smile.


1 tablespoon rose water
1/2 tablespoon witch hazel
1 tablespoon glycerine
3 tablespoons honey


- Mix all the ingredients together.
- Apply to wrinkles.
- Leave for twenty minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water.

Foot Bath for Aching Feet

Plunge your feet into a bowl of warm water containing this infusion. It should have you dancing all night in no time.


2oz marigold leaves
2 pints boiling water


- Pour the boiling water over the leaves.
- Cover and allow to cool.
- Strain.
- Add to your foot bath.

Deep Clean for Nails

Working on the vegetable patch or weeding the borders is bound to result in dirty nails. Do this before your manicure. The lemon juice helps to bleach out any stubborn stains under your nails.


1/2 lemon, most of the juice squeezed out


- Dig nails into the inside of the lemon shell.
- Repeat several times.
- Rinse nails in warm water.

Cleansing Cream

Make your own cleansing cream using this old recipe. Ideal for lifting out ingrained grime and sweat.


4oz lard
boiling water to cover
2 tablespoons rose water
2 drops essential oil


- Put the lard in a deep basin.
- Cover with boiling water.
- Pour off water.
- Repeat twice. This helps to remove any impurities thus clarifying the lard.
- Cover again with boiling water.
- Do not pour off the water.
- Allow to cool in fridge.
- Pour off water when cool.
- Beat the clarified lard with the rose water.
- Add 2 drops of essential oil of choice.
- Use as a cleansing cream.
- Use within 2 days and store in the fridge.

Oatmeal and Chamomile Cleansing Pack.

A deep cleansing face pack that has the properties of a scrub. Gently massaging in the oatmeal will help to loosen the plugs of grease in pores that can lead to blackheads and leave your skin soft and squeaky clean.


2 tablespoons chamomile infusion
3 tablespoons fine oatmeal
3 tablespoons warm milk


- Mix all ingredients into paste.
- Leave for 2 minutes.
- Massage very lightly in oily areas of face.
- Leave for a further 10 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water.