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Kefir & Beauty

It's quite interesting to look back in history and to read that the beautiful queen of Egypt bathed in fermented milk and that her skin was so beautiful that we still talk about it.

We learn from history for the present and the future. If rich people can afford something that others cannot then it's not much help for someone who has only a little pocket money.
With fermented milk every one can afford a beauty treatment for the skin which is much, much cheaper than a commercial skin product, where advertising and packaging is the highest part of the price you pay. The product itself costs, in most cases, only a very small percentage of the retail price.

Kefir puts the best skin care in everyone's hands.

The following selection of recipes give a guidance how to make your own skin care products with Kefir. These recipes will be updated once a week.

 

Bath Treat

Kefir relaxing and moisturising bath lotion.
1 cup Kefir.
1 tablespoon epsom salts.
2 tablespoons wheat germ oil.
5 drops lavender essential oils.
Mix all ingredients. Add to bath and relax for fifteen minutes

 

Honeyed cleansing cream

16 Tablespoons Kefir
2 1/2 tablespoons elderflower infusion.
2 1/2 tablespoons honey; melted.

Place 2 teaspoons of dried elderflower (or one elderflower tea bag) in one cup of boiling water; allow to brew for 5 minutes. Strain to remove the flowers as necessary.
Add honey and allow mixture to cool to room temperature. Add the Kefir and beat for several minutes. Do not add the Kefir to the hot infusion or the mixture will curdle. Store refrigerated.

To use apply generously over the face and neck and clean off with damp cotton. This cleanser suits all types of skin.

 

Kefir make-up remover.

Suitable for all types of skin.
2 tablespoons Kefir.
1 teaspoon almond oil.

Mix ingredients together shake vigorously.
Dip cotton pads into lotion and cleanse the skin.

 

Kefir & Banana Facial.
For dry skin.

30 ml (2 tablespoons) Kefir.
15 ml (1 tablespoon) honey.
5 ml (1 teaspoon) peach oil.
1 ripe banana.
1 egg yolk.

Place ingredients into a blender. Mix until smooth and creamy

 

Harald W. Tietze
Kefir for pleasure, beauty and well-being.