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Totally Organic Facial and Hair Treatment

Updated on February 22, 2012

© by Jennifer McLeod writing as jenjen0703, all rights reserved.

Amazing Facial Treatment

It is funny when you come across a little known secret, but when you try to share it with others, they look at you skeptically. I found this idea online and tried it for myself. This is the most incredible facial treatment I have ever performed on my skin, and it left my skin feeling as soft as a baby's bum. At the time, I was using Oil of Olay Regenerist, and I was the skeptical one when I read this for myself. Like all things, though, you will never know the truth unless you try it.

This facial and hair treatment will require a few items from your local grocery store. You will need fresh strawberries, honey (not the beeswax type), and an avocado. If you are doing this with friends, more avocados are needed, one per person. You will also need sandwich size Zip-Lock bags.


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Mixing Things Up

I suggest conducting both the facial and hair treatments simultaneously. The hair treatment only needs to be performed once a week, but the facial treatment can be a daily part of your skin regimen.

1) You will need 2 mixing bowls for this project.

2) Peel the skin from the avocado, putting the peels into the Zip-Lock bags. Mash the avocado in a bowl until it softens up. Add some honey to the mixture, but not too much. You should only need a tablespoon or two. Mix the honey and avocado mixture until you have eliminated the "chunks" and have a nice, smooth appearance to the mixture.

3) Rinse out your hair with water. This step needs to be done on damp hair (I tried it on dry hair my first time and that made my hair hard and crunchy). This step is a bit messy, so it is best to apply the avocado to your hair while standing on a linoleum floor instead of carpeting. If your hair is longer, you will need to have a hair clip handy to pin your hair up during the treatment.

4) Massage the avocado/honey mixture through your hair, being certain you saturate your hair with it. This will need to stay in your hair for at least 20 minutes, giving you time to prepare the strawberries.

5) In the other bowl, mash 8 or 9 strawberries with a fork until you have mashed out as many solid pieces of strawberries as you can. Next, add a tablespoon of honey and mix it well with the strawberries. The honey is necessary because it helps the strawberries stick to your face and stay on until your face is dry. Also, this batch or strawberry mixture will last a long time, so if you are using it alone you can cut the recipe in half.

6) Spread the strawberry/honey mixture on your face, making sure to avoid contact with your eyes.

7) After 5 to 10 minutes, the strawberry/honey mixture will dry. Rinse face with lukewarm or cool water and pat dry with a towel.

8) Using the avocado peels, wipe them over your face until you have covered all the skin. You might need 2 or 3 of the peels. Store the remaining avocado peels in the refrigerator in the Zip-Lock bag. The peels should last you a week, until you are ready to conduct your next hair treatment. There is no need to rinse the avocado oil off your face (if you have any small chunks on your face, wipe them off with a cloth). your skin because it absorbs quickly, leaving a baby soft feeling.

9) When your hair starts to firm up, around 20 to 30 minutes, it is time to rinse your hair. The avocado/honey mixture rinses out easily. Wash and condition your hair as usual and enjoy soft, thicker hair until your next hair treatment.


The Benefits of Natural Products

Strawberries are loaded with anti-oxidants and Vitamin C (149% of the recommended daily allowance). Vitamin C helps to heal wounds and scars. When applied directly to the skin, strawberries act as an astringent and tightens your pores, plus you're getting the healing benefits of the anti-oxidants and Vitamin C straight to your skin. You can feel the tightening taking effect as the strawberry mixture dries on your face, but without the burning and drying of the skin that takes place with benzoyl peroxide products.

Avocados are healthy for your hair as they have a nice amount of protein in them. Protein repairs tissues in the body and does an amazing job on my hair.

I could not convince anyone that these treatments worked until I showed up at my stepdaughters house with all the ingredients and talked her into it performing the treatments on herself. She was amazed at the end results and has discontinued store-bought facial cleansers, just as I have .

OTHER ORGANIC HOME TREATMENTS:

How I Did Facial at Home

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    • LadyLyell profile image

      LadyLyell 

      6 years ago from George, South Africa

      Amazing isn't it how one does not have to pay top dollar to get great results.

      Thanks!

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      These sound great. Thanks for the good tips. I love this kinda stuff! Good nutrition inside and out.

    • anjperez profile image

      anjperez 

      6 years ago

      JenJen, i am going organic / natural for two weeks now using egg and honey for my facial. results in no less than three days, skin have tightened, face fairer and pores are smaller... for a total facial, i use cucumber for my eyes before i go to sleep. to lessen the lines and whiten the dark areas in my eyes.. my face is like renewed everyday. i will keep this regimen... good thing you put this up. natural is the way to go. (,")

    • JenJen0703 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer McLeod 

      6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Thanks, yols-a. I love these treatments and have been doing them for about 6 months. I have completely boycotted facial washes, moisturizers, and astringents for my face. My skin has not dried out this winter yet, either, which is a miracle! I suggest everyone use this, men and women. Women will love how their skin feels after the first treatment.

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      yols-a 

      6 years ago from Trinidad and Tobago

      very interesting Jen I saw something similar to this on Dr. OZ for persons with sensitive skin, good job keep it up

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      cmontijo 

      6 years ago from Somewhere in the World

      Awesome thanks!

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      Derdriu 

      6 years ago

      JenJen0703: There is such a clean, fragrant, fresh feel and look to honey with avocado and with strawberries. It's on my biweekly schedule now.

      Thank you for sharing, voted up, etc.,

      Derdriu

    • JenJen0703 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer McLeod 

      6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      She's my stepdaughter, whose dad I divorced 10 years ago. Her real mom died in a car accident when she was 10 year old, so I am all she has had as a mother figure. Her father was 13 years older than me, so she's more like a little sister.

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      dipsmi 

      6 years ago from Plymouth, Minnisota

      This weekend I am definitely going to try this treatment today. Your daughter is lucky to have a mom like you. Not all moms cant handle being a friend and mom.

    • JenJen0703 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer McLeod 

      6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      For the record, I use these treatments on a regular basis. I have never had such a clean and baby soft face. And, my hair has become extremely soft and healthier since I have been using the avocado treatments.

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      gryphin423 

      6 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for sharing, I think I'll give the face mask a try. I'd much prefer to do things the natural way :-)

    • JenJen0703 profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer McLeod 

      6 years ago from Battle Creek, Michigan

      Thanks, mirror_eyes. I don't know that I would consider her lucky because as well as we do get along, on the flip side, I still have to be a mother to her. On serious issues, if I know she's messing up, I let her know. I pray first, and ask God to put on my heart what her mother would say. And then I fire...lol. We fight sometimes. And on a good note, we paint nails together, do facials together, play with each other's hair, I take her to her mother's grave to visit. 13 years of history with this girl...she is my heart.

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      mirror_eyes 

      6 years ago from north Texas

      Your stepdaughter is a lucky woman to have you share this treatment with her - and you are lucky to have her willingness - I hope you had some fun girl time!

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