Savvy womens Magazine

Home Made Beauty Products

For oily skin

Oily skin needs special care to ensure the skin is moisturized without becoming too oily.  Oily skin is also prone to break-outs so ingredients in our home made beauty products are designed to soothe and purify troubled complexions.


2 tbspns chopped mint leaves
8 sage leaves
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 tblspns fresh thyme leaves
2 stalks fresh bok-choy (with leaves)
6 tblspns witch hazel
1 tblspn lemon juice
1 cup water

In a saucepan heat water, sage, parsley and thyme.  Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.  Remove from heat and let cool slightly.  While still warm, pour infusion into a blender with bok-choy, witch hazel and lemon juice and blend on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Strain mixture through a coffee filter or paper towel and pour liquid into a small cosmetic bottle.  Apply to face with a cottonwool pad, blotting all over.

Acne Facial Mask

1/4 grapefruit (seeded and peeled)
1/4 lemon
1/4 apple (cored, do not peel)
20 green seedless grapes
3 tblspns chopped watercress
1 egg white

Blend all the ingredients together in a blender on medium speed for 2 minutes or until pureed.  Apply gently to the face and leave on for 20 to 30 minutes.  Rinse with warm water and gently pat dry with a soft towel.


1 tspn lemon extract
1 tspn orange extract
1 tspn lime extract

Combine all ingredients in a small cosmetic bottle and shake vigorously.  Using a dropper, put 3 drops of mixture onto a fingertip and gently apply to face using a blotting action.  Use less formula on T-zone.


Brighten gray elbows by rubbing them with half a fresh lemon, then moisturize the prevent dryness.