Foods Aren’t Just for Eating!

Americans spend millions of dollars each year on facials and purchasing skin remedies from their local pharmacies and department stores. However, for a fraction of the cost you can make your own skin care remedy right from your kitchen pantry with edible ingredients. These homemade formulas are inexpensive, free of harmful chemicals and best of all they actually work!

Banana Oat Wheat Mask (to moisturize your skin)

During the summer many of us tend to spend time outdoors exposing our skin to the sun, which causes drying and peeling. Bananas are naturally moisturizing and can soothe and hydrate sun damaged skin. While Nutmeg is a natural antiseptic, and whole wheat flour contains antioxidants providing added protection to the elements.


1/2 very ripe mashed banana
2 tbsp ground oats or oat flour
2 tbsp whole wheat flour
pinch of nutmeg
milk or cream, add as needed


Whip ingredients together, adding milk or cream and oat flour as necessary to get a smooth paste-like consistency. Apply to face and leave on for 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry.

Honey Oat Mask

This gentle oil-absorbing mask is so easy to mix together. Oatmeal is perfect for all skin types. It’s soothing, anti-inflammatory, and hypo-allergenic. While honey can strip damaged skin cells allowing for a rebirth of new tissue healing damaged skin. Plus adding some egg yolks for vitamin A can help with wrinkles, sun spots and even acne.


1 tsp honey
1 egg yolk


Blend ingredients adding just enough oatmeal to form a soft paste. Apply immediately. Smooth mask on face and neck leaving on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and pat dry.

Fruit Juice Mask

Gentle and effective, this mask is perfect for renewing and brightening a dull complexion.


1/4 cup Lemon Juice
1/4 cup Apple Juice
1/4 cup White Grape Juice
1/4 cup sugar (superfine will dissolve quickly)


Mix all ingredients or place in a glass jar and shake to combine. Apply to face with a cotton ball and let dry for 10 minutes. Rinse. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to 4 days.

If you have any food allergies to any of the ingredients listed above do not apply these masks.

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  1. Very interesting! I like the idea of using food for skin care. It’s great to know all the good things about bananas!!

  2. Reiki,

    It’s nice to be able to use the foods around us for various uses. It sure beats spending $100+ on a facial or skin treatments.

    Thank you for your post.

    Vicki Bensinger

  3. Sorry I was typing on my phone. I meant Reiko!

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