Nourish from the Inside Out… 2 DIY Skin Recipes

Nourishinsideout_DIY2Want the secret recipe for gorgeous skin that glows from the inside out? Well, for a start you can retire your super expensive skin serum and step into the MNB kitchen. This week we are serving up two of our natural DIY concoctions to prep our skin for summer. Think hydration, wholesome ingredients and a whole lot of fruity goodness!

We’re firm believers that nourishing your body on the inside reflects the way you look on the outside. If we feed our body fresh, nutrient-rich foods, why not give our skin the same delicious treatment?

Our beauty philosophy is all about simplicity: plenty of sleep, lots of water throughout the day and beauty products as close to nature as possible. There’s nothing we love more than collecting a bunch of natural ingredients from our kitchen and creating our own beauty treatments (that way we can be sure no nasty chemicals are invited to our party).

Discover your new beauty routine with our DIY skin recipes: A Green Mojito and Skin Mask. Hello, healthy, youthful skin.



Fruit & Honey Skin Mask

Exfoliate the natural way to leave your skin fresh and glowing. Pineapple contains vitamin C (an antioxidant to stimulate healing and collagen in your skin).

You’ll need:

  • 1/2 fresh papaya
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Blend ingredients into a pulp and apply to your freshly washed face, neck and chest (avoiding the eye area).

Lie down and relax for 15 minutes. Let your face tingle and itch – the mask is working! You can also massage your hands with leftover mixture.

Rinse with warm water and finish your skin softening routine with coconut oil or a moisturiser of your choice.


Good Morning Mojito

This healthy juice crush fights dull and lacklustre skin with a hit of high-energy greens. Green juices have an anti-inflammatory effect that can calm an upset stomach and boost immune function.

You’ll need:

  • 1 ½ cups coconut water
  • Handful of spinach
  • 1/2 pineapple
  • ½ green apple
  • 1 cucumber
  • 2 pitted dates
  • Small knob fresh ginger
  • Handful fresh mint leaves (20-25 leaves)
  • 2-4 ice cubes

Pulse all ingredients to a blender until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and garnish with sliced lime and mint. Enjoy.


Skin healing tip: Refresh puffy eyes by adding a cooled peppermint tea bag to each eyelid.

What are your skin rituals? Are you a fan of dry body brushing or do you slather on almond oil like there’s no tomorrow? Share your favourite DIY recipes with the sisterhood!

MNB xx

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  1. Corinne Blight on said:

    Coconut oil is my absolute favorite ultimate skin nourisher! Using it on my face and hair (it can also be a whole body moisturiser) over the past few months has given my skin a natural and healthy glow! Adding beautiful essential oils such as Lavendar and Gerranium not only makes me smell delicious but helps to relax and calm me. It’s amazing! Coconut oil is a definitely a skin superfood!

    Make sure to always use cold pressed and organic coconut oil :) xx

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Corrine,

      WOW! We LOVE all of your tips, thank you for the wealth of beauty knowledge. We will definitely be checking out the Lavendar & Gerranium essential oils you mentioned.

      Oh and we second that – organic and cold pressed coconut oil is the way to go!

      Glad to hear that you are keeping your skin happy, healthy and super nourished.

      MNB xx

  2. Charlene on said:

    When my skin breaks out I make a mixture of:
    ★ a teaspoon of honey
    ★1/2 a teaspoon of lemon juice
    ★a tinsy amount of salt
    ★ a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
    ★ if my skins really dry a drop or two of organic extra virgin olive oil
    Mix it together and gently apply the face avoiding the eyes and let it sit on the face for 5-10 minutes, gently wash it off with a damp warm facewasher until its all off :) It helps calms the redness and for me helps it clear up faster :)

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Charlene,

      Oh what a lovely, nourishing recipe… we bet your skin is very appreciative! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

      MNB xx

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Ebonie,

      We’re with you on this! Turmeric is a bit of a wonder spice isn’t it? And don’t get us started on coconut oil – HELLO, 101 USES!

      MNB xx

  3. abigail schmid on said:

    All these comments are so helpful!! :)
    However, we must remember that our skin is in fact our largest organ! And organs need nourishment from the inside primarily to rejuvenate on a cellular level. So how do we nourish our skin from the inside?
    Eat these foods in raw form for maximum benefits; add to smoothies or eat on their own. If you really want to nourish your skin you will mind a way to eat good food no matter what!!
    – grapes -strawberries – pineapple – almonds – beets -cashews – swiss chard – apple cider vinegar (with the mother in it) – barley -crimini mushrooms -Brazil nuts -goji berries -lemons
    hope this helps everyone!

    1. Profile photo of MNB TEAMMNB TEAM Post authoron said:

      Hi Abigail,

      We couldn’t agree more! Raw food is definitely the fast track to glowing skin… Mmm we love your ingredients list too, thanks so much for sharing.



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