Raw Vegan Home Made Organic Tomato Cucumber Toner4
Piggies! It is DAY 30 of "I LOVE Vitamix" month and there is only TWO DAYS left to enter our Vitamix giveaway to win the best high speed blender on the planet! To enter, create a piggy name, type in your email address, and then share on Twitter and Facebook for bonus entries. Every time your piggy name gets mentioned in a subsequent entry, you increase your chances of winning! Good Luck!
We continue our celebration with another fantastic home made natural skin care recipe I got from Purvi at Zaaina Skincare. She has some AMAZING quick easy recipes using organic food grade ingredients. Check out her facebook page, where she posts these recipes throughout the week. I cannot rave enough about this simple blend of cucumber and tomato. I almost didn't post this recipe because it is so ridiculously easy. But then I reminded myself again, that "that is the point of this site!"
So I had to share this fantastic little concoction with you! I am blessed to have good skin, and I take care of it by wearing sunscreen, keeping hydrated, and eating well. But we all get blemishes from time and time, and we are tired and have not been getting rest, our skin tells the sad story! Well, this little elixir is like magic! You will not believe how fantastic your skin looks after applying this homemade natural toner.
So, here is Vitamix Recipe #30: HomeMade Organic Tomato Cucumber Skin Toner. Now, this natural skin care recipe is nothing new. People have been using tomato and cucumber on their skin for ages. However, it is always good to be reminded of how easy it is to blend up some cucumber and tomato and let fresh fruits and vegetables feed your skin from the outside! Cucumbers have amazing anti-inflammatory qualities that can reduce swelling, as well as soothe and soften skin tissue. They are also an excellent source of silica, a trace mineral that strengthens the skin’s connective tissue. If you have problems with enlarged pores, or acne and dull skin, tomatoes work wonders!!!
Blend up this concoction and let your skin sing! Thanks Purvi. You ROCK!
**This recipe published here with permission from Zaaina Skincare.
Raw Vegan Home Made Organic Tomato Cucumber Toner
- 1 small organic cucumber peeled and diced
- 1 large organic tomato cut into chunks
- Throw the cucumber and tomato into your blender (I use a Vitamix) and puree until smooth.
- Pat the mixture, without rubbing onto your face and neck using your fingers or a cotton ball or pad.
- Leave the toner on your skin for about five minutes, and then rinse well with warm water.
- Place the remaining mixture in a glass jar and store in the fridge.
- This mixture will keep for up about 4 days in the fridge.
**For oily and acne prone skin, apply the mixture everyday for the best results.
**This recipe published here with permisson from Zaaina Skincare
Piggy Cooking Tips
selecting great tomatoes
Tomatoes are very hard to transport when they are ripened as they get damaged very easily. So most tomatoes are picked green and then sprayed with ethylene gas (yuk) to make them red. They are also covered with a wax coating to prolong their shelf life. To avoid this “freak fruit” try to purchase organic tomatoes from local farmers that are allowed to ripen on the vine naturally. Look for tomatoes that have a rich red uniform colour and are firm and heavy. These tomatoes have the best flavour and the most lycopenes and nutritional value. If you must purchase conventional tomatoes peek the skin off before using.