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Fresh fruits aren't just good for the inside, they can also be beneficial for our largest organ in the body - the skin.

Santa Barbara Nutrition

I have made my own skincare products for years and I wanted to share a few of my favorites here. Let's jump in and explore our do it at home fresh fruit masks.

Banana Mash Mask

Bananas can nourish the skin, along with the help of honey to absorb and retain moisture, to deeply hydrate and enhance your natural glow. I like to add a touch of lemon juice that can help to exfoliate and improve vitamin C absorption.

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What you will need:

Small bowl

Measuring spoon

Metal spoon for mashing and mixing

Beauty ingredients:

1 ripe banana (organic)

1 tablespoon honey (organic)

10 drops lemon juice (organic)


1. Cut or break a banana into small pieces, and place into a mixing bowl. Mash up the banana with a metal spoon.

2. Add honey and lemon juice to the mashed banana. Mix well.

3. Apply the mask to the entire face, and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse well using a warm washcloth.


Avocado Coconut Hair Mask

Avocados are considered to be anti-fungal and antibacterial which means they are great for treating dandruff, dermatitis and eczema. They also strengthen and fortify your hair.

Coconut milk is rich in protein and has been shown to promote hair growth and reduce the likelihood of hair turning grey. It is a great conditioner because it penetrates the hair, leaving it silky and soft.

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What you will need:

Small bowl

Measuring spoon

Metal spoon for mashing and mixing


1 ripe avocado

1/2 cup coconut milk

3 teaspoons olive oil


1. Remove the skin and stone and mash the avocado until it is pulp.

2. In a microwave-proof bowl, mix the avocado pulp, coconut milk and olive oil and stir thoroughly.

3. Heat the mask in a microwave until it is slightly warm. .

4. Apply the mask to your hair from the roots to the ends, massaging it into your scalp.

5. Leave it on for at least thirty minutes, or if possible for a few hours, and then wash your hair thoroughly


Strawberry Body Scrub and Mask

Sugar scrubs are a great way to help polish your body, eliminating dead cells and letting your soft skin show through.

Coconut oil will nourish and hydrate while strawberries act as a great exfoliator and remove the dead skin cells that pull your skin down. It also tightens the pores and prevents further blemishes from forming.

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What you will need:

Medium bowl

Measuring spoon

Metal spoon & mixer


1 cup cane sugar

1 cup freeze-dried strawberry powder

3/4 cup coconut oil, room temperature


1. Combine all ingredients together. Use a hand mixer and mix until a scrub like consistency forms.

2. Step into the shower (with water off) and start with the left leg and scrub upward motions to the heart, moving to the left arm and repeat on the right side.

3. I like to leave it on for about 5 min - then rinse it in shower with warm water. Be careful as shower floor could be slippery.

Grab your cheat sheets below:

Fresh Fruit Masks: Cheat Sheet

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