Mayver’s Recipe for Super Natural Beauty Treats

By Mayvers

July 5, 2014

We’ve all had peanut butter on our gluten-free, quinoa and chia bread, in our smoothies and smothered over our overnight oats, but the question is… did you know Mayver’s Peanut Butter makes the ultimate beauty products too?

At Mayver’s, we are always on the search for new and innovative ways for you to enjoy all our pure-state spreads, but most of us never imagined it spread over our faces, lips and bodies!!

Peanuts have amazing health benefits, and are an excellent source of protein, dietary fibre, magnesium, vitamins B3 and E. They are also rich in resveratrol and the antioxidant p-coumaric acid, which are all great for your skin, health and wellbeing – plus they taste delish!

We don’t need any more reasons to live more naturally, but a recent article on micro beads has put our normal beauty regimes in the spotlight. If you rely on commercial scrubs, which are filled with micro beads to exfoliate – you should try our super natural pure-state peanut butter scrubs instead. Here’s why – the micro beads are known to pollute the earth and waterways – not the mention the animals too! For more information on the recent study conducted in the USA, click here

Here are three affordable, super simple recipes for a lip scrub, a facemask and a body scrub. Exfoliating and moisturising your skin is super important especially in these colder months with the dry winter winds and heaters.

And the best part is… NO nasties! Mayver’s Super Natural Peanut Butter is made from 99.3% peanuts mixed with a lil’ sea salt and contain no added oil, sugar, hardened fats, or any chemical nasties (especially no plastic micro beads!). To ensure your skin enjoys these super scrubs please test a bit under you arm 24 hours before applying to your face or body.

Lip Scrub
Everyone hates having dry, flaky lips, and there is no better cure than our pure-state peanut butter lip scrub, which not only exfoliates, but moisturises too!

What you need:
– 1 tsp Mayver’s Smooth Peanut Butter
– 1 tbs quick oats
– 1 tsp softened coconut oil
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– small mixing spoon
– small bowl

What to do:
1. In the small bowl, add oats and coconut oil and mix with small spoon until combined
2. Add the peanut butter – if your peanut butter is a bit hard from the cold weather, submerge your jar in boiling water for a few minutes till it softens
3. You’re ready to exfoliate and moisturise your lips, lovelies!

Face Mask
This super simple 2-ingredient facemask will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturised. Honey is an all natural humectant, which means it will attract and keep moisture inside your skin, leaving it silky soft and moisturised. It also functions as an antimicrobial agent and has antioxidant properties too!

What you need:
– 3 tbs Mayver’s Smooth Peanut Butter
– 1 tbs Mayver’s Honey ceylon cinnamon
– small bowl
– small mixing spoon

What to do:
1. Mix together peanut butter and honey in small bowl with spoon
2. Apply to your face and neck area – avoiding eye area
3. Leave for 20 minutes then wash off with warm water

Also, you can warm up your facemask over some boiling water making it more spreadable and soothing.

Body Scrub
Our bodies also need some lovin’ when it comes to exfoliating, to ensure all dead skin cells are removed! You can exfoliate your body with your hands, washcloth or loofah. Apply scrub in circular motions on the skin, being gentle but also firm – your skin will love you for it!

What you need:
– ½ cup Mayver’s Crunchy Peanut Butter
– 1.5 tbs coconut oil
– 1 tbs finely ground sea salt
– small bowl
– small mixing spoon
– applicator if preferred

What to do:
1. Mix peanut butter with sea salt in small bowl using small spoon
2. Stir in the coconut oil until all combined
3. Rub onto damp skin and massage well
4. Wash off with warm water

We hope you enjoy these three simple pure-state super scrubs and masks! We love seeing your creations, so be sure to tag us in your photos!

Have a lovely week!

Mayver’s xoxo