Having a dinner party this weekend? No time to pamper yourself into party readiness beforehand? It’s multitasking time!Many of the ingredients in your natural beauty products are the same ones in your soups, salads, and soufflÃ©s. Why not use the real thing, especially since it’s already out in the kitchen? Save time, money, and unnecessary packaging and preservatives with these quick and easy recipes. Your party guests will love them, and so will your skin! Instructions on Next Page
Mom-in-law’s Roasted Potatoes and Hand Exfoliater
Preheat Oven to 375
2 lbs. cubed Farmer’s Market potatoes
2-4T of organic olive oil
pinches and shakes of salt, pepper, dried rosemary to taste
Cooking Instructions: Put all ingredients in large bowl. Mix with hands, and spread onto a baking sheet. Cook approx. 1 hour.
Beauty Instructions: Rub front and back of hands, wrists, and forearms for as long as you’d like. Rinse with cold water. Dry. Salt, pepper, and dried rosemary exfoliate while olive oil moisturizes.
Simple Cucumber, Avocado Salad and Facial Treatment
1 bunch of Farmer’s Market mixed salad greens
1 peeled cucumber
handful of sliced almonds
1/2 shallot, chopped (soak in balsamic vinegar for 20 minutes)
1 part balsamic vinegar
2 parts olive oil
juice of half lemon
Cooking Instructions: Whisk together salad dressing after chpped shallots have soaked, toss with greens.
Beauty Instructions: Rub fleshy part of the leftover avocado peel on your face for a light moisturizer. Place cucumber peels around eyes for ten minutes [via worsted witch, via care2] and take a quick catnap before the guests arrive.