CucumberCucumber Honey Toner

1 medium Cucumber, peeled and cut into pieces
2 tsp honey

Puree cucumber in a blender. Line a sieve with cheesecloth and set the sieve over a glass bowl or measuring cup. Pour the cucumber puree through the sieve and let it stand for 15 minutes for the juices to drip into the bowl. Pour the clear juice into a clean bottle and add honey. To use, shake the bottle and saturate a cotton pad with the lotion. Sweep over face neck and chest morning and night and let it air dry (about 3 to 4 minutes). Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes about ½ C.

AlmondsHoney Almond Scrub

8 whole unblanched almonds
2 tbsp rolled oats, uncooked
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp yogurt, sour cream or lightly beaten egg white

Process almonds and oats in a blender until they are finely ground. In a small bowl, mix ground almonds and oats, honey and yogurt until blended. Pat scrub on face and neck; leave it on for up to 10 minutes for extra softening. Wet your hands and massage gently to exfoliate. Rinse off. Makes enough for 1 scrub.

LavenderLavender Honey Milk Bath

3 Tbsp dried lavender flowers*
1 ½ C whole milk, cream or combination
1/3 C honey

Process lavender flowers in a blender until they become a powder, turning off the blender and scraping down the sides as necessary. Whisk together lavender powder, milk and honey in a glass bowl, then pour into a jar. Before each use, shake the jar and pour half the mixture into the bath. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Makes enough for 2 baths.
*dried lavender flowers can be found in the spice section of gourmet and specialty stores.