Why I have stewed apple in my pubes

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The short answer is: I made a face mask last night, and I rinsed it off in the shower.

How does apple help my skin?

The recipe I used contains cooked apples, honey and ground oats. You can add some nourishing oil if you have dry skin, like coconut, almond, apricot kernel, or olive. These ingredients are all edible, so if you make too much, just eat the leftovers.
Apples contain malic acid, which helps to soften the skin and restore its natural level of acidity. Try to find locally grown, spray-free apples.
Honey is antimicrobial (kills germs) and softens the skin. Look for local, unprocessed honey. I use honey from my friend’s farm (I swap my homemade soaps for it). Processed honey has been heated and lacks the vitamins and enzymes that make raw honey so wonderful. http://permaculturenews.org/2014/02/08/shocking-differences-raw-honey-processed-golden-honey-found-grocery-retailers/
Oats help thicken the mixture and are great for cleaning and nourishing the skin.
Coconut oil is a great multi-purpose bodycare oil. Organic coconut oil is far superior for both skincare and eating (I only use refined coconut oil for soapmaking, where it is going to be heated again anyway). It’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-itch and moisturising. More on this wonder ingredient in later posts.
Rosewater can be used by itself as a toner or face splash, and is beautifully fragrant.

How to make it

Peel a small apple, locally grown if you can get it. Apples are in season at the moment (autumn) in temperate Australia. You might like to leave the pips in for extra pectin, which helps the body detox. So you can leave the core in, but throw the scratchy stalk out. Or leave the peel on for exfoliation, but you will have to whiz it in a machine later instead of mashing it. Cut it into small pieces.
Stew the apple in a little saucepan with enough water to stop it from burning. Keep an eye on it, and add more water when it all evaporates. You don’t want any extra water left at the end.
Mash or blend the apple into a smooth pulp.
Add about a teaspoon of honey.
Tip in some porridge oats, oat bran, or ground oats to thicken it.
If you want the mask to moisturise as well as cleanse, stir in about a teaspoon of coconut oil (the heat from the apple will melt it if it is solid) or other favourite vegetable oil.

Apple on your face

Take the goop into the bathroom, or outside, or somewhere you can make a bit of a mess.
Spoon some into your palm, and spread it on your face and neck. Massage the remainder into your hands. The apple feels wonderfully silky and soft. Leave it on for about five minutes. Have a taste.
Rinse it off in warm or cool water. Make sure you get all the bits of apple out of your hair (on your head and other places…).
Finish with a splash of rosewater; spritz it from a spray bottle or tip some into your hand and pat it on with your fingers.
Mmm. You smell good!

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