by Christina

Step away from the cosmetics counter ladies and start scanning your pantry! I've got some fabulous recipes to share from the  author of the top selling cookbook "Pretty Delicious: Lean and Lovely Recipes for a Healthy, Happy New You" Candice Kumai.

This book is a must have in every woman's kitchen. Not only can you find ultra delicious, guilt free recipes that will satisfy your tummy and waistline, There's also a section titled "The Pampered Pantry" dedicated on nutrition for your hair skin and nails! When looking through a few of the recipes for beauty, I couldn't believe how simple and cost effective it was to put everything together. Check out a sample of some below, I am so going to try some of these out this weekend!

Cinnie-Orange Face Scrub: Mix 1 tablespoon of brown sugar with 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh orange zest and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Gently smooth the mixture onto your face (avoiding the eye area); you might feel a mild tingling sensation, which is totally normal—if it’s at all uncomfortable, rinse immediately. Rinse off with warm water and a washcloth.

Yogurt-Honey Mask: Whisk 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt with 1 teaspoon honey in a small bowl. Apply to face and leave on for 20 minutes before gently removing with a warm washcloth.

Major Moisture Mask: Mash 1/4 of a ripe avocado in a bowl and stir in 1 tablespoon plain yogurt. Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes before gently removing with a warm washcloth.

Cinnamon-Ginger Body Scrub: Mix 1/4 cup brown sugar with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot in a small bowl. Apply to your skin in circular motions in the shower and rinse.

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