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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.

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Entries in DIY Watermelon Beauty (7)

Monday
May302011

Watermelon Pedicure (For beautiful feet)

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

During the season, a pedicure polish watermelon is good for the feet and gives your home a pleasant scent of summer.

 


 

Ingredients

  • Mix 1/2 cup strained puree watermelon
  • 1 TB spoonful of finely ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup yogurt




 

Directions

 

  1. Combine ingredients. 
  2.  Apply mixture with your hands in a circular motion to work. 
  3. Use tissue to remove.
  4. Wash off with tepid water and dry.

Monday
May302011

Watermelon Cleanser for Blackheads

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

  • 2 t watermelon juice
  • 2 t grated cucumber
  • 2 t tomato juice
  • 2 t fine rice powder




 

Directions

 

  1. Combine ingredients. Use to clean your face. Wash off with tepid or cool water.
  2. To use: Pour a small amount on a clean cotton pad and apply it to your face. 

 

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 & 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.