Summer is upon us and what better time than now to take the opportunity to refresh and feel your best. Here are some ideas for including more fruit and veg into your self-care routines. To make your summer beauty routines even more beautiful, we’ve gathered some of our favorite recipes using Village Farms Fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. Great quick tip, all of these recipes can be prepared using fruits and vegetables that you may be ready to discard. This means you have the potential to reduce your food waste and help the environment!
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Scrumptious Mini® Cucumber, Lemon Detox Drink
- 3 Scrumptious Mini® cucumbers, sliced
- 1 lemon, thinly sliced
- 6–8 sprigs of mint
- 2 quarts of water
- To a large pitcher add thinly sliced cucumber, lemon, and mint sprigs. Top with water. Let sit for at least 30 minutes to let all the flavors meld together.
- Pour over ice and serve.
Sensational Sara® Tomato, Cucumber & Oat Refining Face Mask
- 1 Tbsp. Luscious Seedless Long English Cucumber Juiced
- 1 Tbsp. Sensational Sara Tomato Juiced
- 1 Tbsp. of Rolled Oats
- Mix your ingredients in a bowl
- Blend all the ingredients to make a smooth paste.
- Massage mask into your skin using gentle upward motions for a couple of minutes
- Let it sit for 10 minutes
- Wash off and pat your skin with a clean towel.
Luscious Seedless Long English® Cucumber Mint Body Scrub
- ¼ cup Luscious Seeldess Long English® cucumber puree
- 6 mint leaves, chopped
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- Eucalyptus Oil (if desired)
- Slice approx. ½ of a long english cucumber and purée until smooth in a blender
- Chop mint leaves
- Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl
- Pour contents into jar and seal
Luscious Seedless Long English® Cucumber Mint Face Mist
- 1 cup distilled water
- 4 small mint leaves
- 1 Luscious Seedless Long English® cucumber
- Cut the cucumber slice into 4-5 long slivers.
- Place the cucumber, mint, and water in a small, sealed dish.
- Allow chilling in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Separate the water from the other ingredients and place it in a medium mister bottle.
- Keep in the fridge for the freshest results.