9.30.2013

DIY: Apple Facial Scrub and Moisturizer (Plus Apple Picking Adventures)




So over the weekend, I took a much-needed road trip to North Carolina. 
Just look at those mountains! It was wonderful. 


And one of the highlights for me was going apple picking!
Here I am with my lil bucket at Sky Top Orchards.
I'd never picked apples before. I was way too excited!


Even Charlie got in on the action.


But the best part was eating the apples. Apples are one of the fruits I associate with fall.
I also love using them in my DIY Beauty Products.
Apples improve the skin with anti-aging and skin-renewing properties, 
as well as its vitamins and minerals. 

So today I'm sharing two DIY recipes for you. 
One for exfoliating skin and one for moisturizing it. 
Enjoy.

diy apple facial scrub

Need:
  • 1/2 c plain, uncooked oats
  • 1 c of pureed apple (I used organic applesauce since it's easier)
  • 1 tsp Sweet Almond Oil
Do:
  • Blend ingredients together (I used a hand blender) until it reaches a paste consistency.
  • Wet face and apply scrub, rubbing it around your face. This works best over a sink!
  • Leave on for 15 minutes and then rinse away.
diy apple moisturizing mask


Need:
  • 1 c pureed apple (or use organic applesauce)
  • 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 tsp pure honey
Do:
  • Mix ingredients together until it reaches a creamy consistency.
  • Apply to wet face for maximum benefits. 
  • Leave on for 15 minutes and gently wash away with warm water.
FYI:
  • The oats act as an exfoliant. Feel free to substitute your favorite exfoliant.
  • The Sweet Almond Oil softens the skin and adds moisture. Feel free to leave out if you are allergic or don't want the moisture.
  • The yogurt and honey add moisture to the skin.
  • Scrub can be used on the body (try your legs before shaving!).
  • Both the scrub and mask keep for a week in the fridge.

45 comments:

  1. What a lovely way to spend some time at the weekend and those DIY beauty treatments are definitely worth a try - thanks!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. This sounds like so much fun! Something I know Id like to do as well. Thanks for the great apple scrub recipe, its perfect because I already have the ingredients in my pantry. Stopping by to wish you a great & productive week ahead!

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  3. Such a lovely post;-) Charlie is so cute. Xx

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  4. Will definitely be giving this a go
    Cute dog xx

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  5. Beautiful pictures, Elle! Looks like you had a great time!

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  6. Great photos of apple picking. Thanks for the DIY, I'm going to try the moisturizing mask.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  7. Apple picking is one of my favorite things to do in the fall...I'm hoping to go soon!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Sept. Group Giveaway!

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  8. hey Elle! I will have to try that. I have got this yuck rash on my chin now days. Perhaps that will help it (may hurt it) but I am willing to try.

    It dawned on me the other day that I am not coming to your posts here. Just relying on IG to see you. That is so wrong of me. So here I is! ♥

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  9. You look great Elle and I am loving this seasonal scrub!


    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. Ooooo...I might do that facial scrub soon. And great pics of you and Charlie, Elle:)

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  11. Apple picking?! What a perfectly FALL activity! I love it!

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  12. Looking gorgeous Elle! Last time I wore makeup to go Blueberry picking it just all melted on me - I'll blame the humid weather then but after that I'd usually just have a cap, my sunglasses and sunscreen and tinted lip balm on. I bet those masks smells yummy that I have to resist not licking my face as it sits hehehehe!

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  13. I'd have to keep my face away from my dogs, they love apples!

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  14. Looks like a fun time! I love apple-scented products during the fall.

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  15. The scrub sounds great, but this post reminds me that I really need to go apple picking in October!

    www.ohtobeamuse.com

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  16. I went apple picking with my family, too! We went to R & A Orchards in Ellijay. It was so much fun! I made an apple pie yesterday. Maybe I'll try this apple scrub.

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  17. Aw, I've never been apple picking before! Really need to do that soon for this Fall season ;)
    xo TJ

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  18. i just went to the orchard yesterday...i think i will try one of these tonight!

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  19. Beautiful pictures! Glad you're feeling better!

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  20. I miss apple picking. Looks like you and Charlie had a really lovely time :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  21. Looks like you had a great day. I need to find a place around here to pick some apples. So I can make this scrub

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  22. Looks like you and Charlie had a lot of fun! It looks absolutely beautiful there.

    The apple mask sounds divine, I may have to give it a try sometime soon.

    Lily | beautywitlily.blogspot.com

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  23. Great tips!!!
    Would you like to follow each other?

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  24. What a great idea! I will have to try these recipes for sure! They sound almost too good to just put on my face! LOL! I might eat it all up! Lovely pictures also! We will do a trip soon also to NC! So excited! Beautiful post!

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  25. I love the apple facial recipes! Such a great idea for fall! And your hair is lovely, as well as your blog.

    gilead in bloom

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  26. This is such a great idea! I never knew this, but I will definitely give it a try.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  27. very interesting!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  28. Apple picking sounds like so much fun! And, it appears there were mountains in the distance--fabulous! :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  29. sounds amazing!
    staygorgeous17.blogspot.com

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  30. These beauty recipes sound good enough to eat! Fresh fruit is the best, isn't it?

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  31. I love baking with apples, but would never think about using them in a scrub. Is there any other oil you can sub 4 almond oil? I don't usually buy/have that.

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  32. These sound great! I loved seeing your NC pictures on Instagram, by the way. Glad you had such a nice break! :)

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  33. Gorgeous photos and thanks for the recipe, I must give that a try!

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  34. Apples are really the fruit for fall :) Sweeet pics of apple picking! Thank u for another fabulous DIY mask!!
    www.speakstyleandrock.com

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  35. wow..great natural tips and tricks! You look so pretty! I want to go for apple picking this fall - we missed it last year! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  36. Oh my goodness, I love homemade face products! So excited to try these!! And Charlie is just way too adorable ;-) Loving your blog...so happy that I found it through your comment!

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  37. Great photos. You are so pretty! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

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  38. I've been using pumpkin a lot for fall beauty DIYs, so I love seeing some apples in action!

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  39. Loved your pics about apple picking!

    This facial sounds yummy... will have to give it a try :)

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  40. Your apple-picking photos are gorgeous!

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  41. i would love to pick my own fruit! wish we had places here. we did just plant an apple tree in our yard...hopefully it grows here!

    [oomph.]
    Nordstrom Giveaway!

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  42. I have never heard of an apple face mask! Definitely plan on giving the moisturizing one a try!
    Thanks(:
    Mariah
    beautyandtheflaws.blogspot.com

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  43. I need to try this! Your awesome! thanks for the tips!
    koopandlace.blogspot.com

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