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RECIPES

A watermelon website just would not be complete without some delicious, mouth-watering watermelon recipes. Here you’ll find dozens of recipes that will be a treat to your pallet, and improve your health.

No more throwing away the rind of your watermelons. High in Citrulline, watermelon rinds can be turned into tasty and healthy salads, desserts, soups, sauces, and cakes.

ENJOY!

Monday
May302011

Watermelon & Lemon Skin Cooler

You know what day today is.  You've been looking forward to it all week.  Nothing is going to stand in your way tonight. 


Watermelons could just be nature's perfect skin care product. It is high in beta-carotene, water, antioxidants as well as a vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, iron, calcium, and fiber. The seeds contain selenium, essential omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids, zinc, and vitamin C all of which help fight free radical damage and aging. Watermelon is loaded with citrulline, an amino acid credited with helping skin's healing and regenerative processes. It also contains lycopene, which packs twice the punch of the better known beta-carotene which protects skin from sun damage. Watermelons are high in glutathione, which helps cleanse food of the hazards of oxidized fat. 

 


 

Ingredients

  • ½ lemon
  • 1 slice watermelon




 

Directions

 

  1. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over one slice of watermelon. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Remove the watermelon slice and chop into fine bits. Place the melon on your face as a toner. This will not only tighten pores and moisturize but will also cool you. Rinse thoroughly with cool water.
  2. To use: Pour a small amount on a clean cotton pad and apply it to your face. Store in your refrigerator between uses to retain freshness.  The toner will keep approximately one week.

Only make as much as you need for one treatment, unless otherwise instructed. These recipes do not contain chemicals to prevent the natural ingredients from souring.

Monday
May302011

Watermelon Toner for Dry Skin

You know what day today is.  You've been looking forward to it all week.  Nothing is going to stand in your way tonight. 


Watermelons could just be nature's perfect skin care product. It is high in beta-carotene, water, antioxidants as well as a vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, iron, calcium, and fiber. The seeds contain selenium, essential omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids, zinc, and vitamin C all of which help fight free radical damage and aging. Watermelon is loaded with citrulline, an amino acid credited with helping skin's healing and regenerative processes. It also contains lycopene, which packs twice the punch of the better known beta-carotene which protects skin from sun damage. Watermelons are high in glutathione, which helps cleanse food of the hazards of oxidized fat. 

 


 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 c watermelon, including seeds
  • 2 T witch hazel
  • 2 T distilled water

 




 

 

Directions

 

 

  1. Liquefy watermelon and watermelon seeds in food processor. Strain. Mix in witch hazel and distilled water.
  2. To use: Pour a small amount on a clean cotton pad and apply it to your face. Store in your refrigerator between uses to retain freshness.  The toner will keep approximately one week.

 

 

Only make as much as you need for one treatment, unless otherwise instructed. These recipes do not contain chemicals to prevent the natural ingredients from souring.

Monday
May302011

Watermelon Blemish Treatment

You know what day today is.  You've been looking forward to it all week.  Nothing is going to stand in your way tonight. 


Watermelons could just be nature's perfect skin care product. It is high in beta-carotene, water, antioxidants as well as a vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium, iron, calcium, and fiber. The seeds contain selenium, essential omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids, zinc, and vitamin C all of which help fight free radical damage and aging. Watermelon is loaded with citrulline, an amino acid credited with helping skin's healing and regenerative processes. It also contains lycopene, which packs twice the punch of the better known beta-carotene which protects skin from sun damage. Watermelons are high in glutathione, which helps cleanse food of the hazards of oxidized fat. 

 


 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 small slice watermelon

 




 

 

Directions

 

 

  1. Prepare a lotion by grating and squeezing the juice of a small slice of watermelon. Apply this lotion over the face and neck for fifteen minutes. Wash with hot water. Follow by a splash of cold water.
  2. To use: pour a small amount on a clean cotton pad and apply it to your face.