Body & Soul: Soothing Cucumber Splash

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Try our beauty recipes for a harvest of complexion-boosting products.

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<em>Makes 8 ounces<br />
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</em>This splash has a cool scent that will lift your spirits and tone your skin. Cucumber juice is a natural astringent that also is cleansing and refreshing. It can be used all over your body and works wonders to soothe a sunburn.<br />
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• 1 medium cucumber, chopped  <br />
• 1?4 cup witch hazel extract <br />
• 1?4 cup distilled water<br />
• 1 teaspoon aloe vera gel</p>
<p>1. In a blender, process cucumber into a smooth puree and strain. <br />
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2. Mix cucumber juice with remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour into clean spray bottle. <br />
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3. To use: Spray onto clean skin after bathing or whenever your skin could use a boost. It can spoil easily, so store in refrigerator between uses.</p>
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<em>Janice Cox is the author of</em> Natural Beauty from the Garden <em>(Henry Holt and Company, 1999). She recently co-authored a book with her daughter, Lauren Cox, called</em> EcoBeauty–Scrubs, Rubs, Masks, and Bath Bombs for You and Your Friends <em>(Ten Speed Press, 2009). Look for it in bookstores this fall.</em>
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<p>Click here for the original article, <a href=”https://www.motherearthliving.com/natural-beauty/body-and-soul-grow-a-complexion-garden.aspx”>
<strong>Body & Soul: Grow a Complexion Garden</strong>
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