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How to Make Facial Products

Skin Whiteners

Honest-to-goodness freckles are a permanent fixture, but discolorations and dark spots are easy to remove.

Lemon-Vinegar Skin Whitener: This recipe is simple super to make and to use.


  • Sharp knife
  • Blender
  • Measuring cup
  • Two quart jars with covers
  • Funnel
  • Coffee filter


  • Lemons
  • Wine vinegar
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Water
  • Perfume

Yield: About 11/2 pints

Cut 2 or 3 lemons into small pieces. Liquefy the pieces of lemon in a blender. Add a pint of inexpensive wine vinegar, 1/2 cup of rubbing alcohol, and 1/2 cup of water, and blend for a few seconds.

Pour the mixture into a quart jar and cover; refrigerate it for 3 days. Add a few drops of your favorite perfume until the mixture smells good to you. Strain the mixture into another quart jar through a funnel lined with a clean coffee filter, and cover it tightly.

To use the skin whitener, spread it between two pieces of muslin. Set this poultice on your skin for as long as convenient, preferably overnight.