D.I.Y. Exfoliating Strawberry Lip Scrub

Strawberry lip scrub

OK, since I’ve posted a strawberry foot scrub and a strawberry smoothie recipe earlier today I figured why not post another strawberry recipe?  (Besides, I really like strawberries and seem to be on a strawberry kick lately.)  So, here’s a recipe for a super easy to make strawberry lip scrub recipe.  It’s quick and easy to make and does a great job at exfoliating your lips, ridding them of dryness and leaving them looking healthy and moisturized.

What you need:

  • 1 small ripe strawberry
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. oil (olive, almond or coconut)

What you do:

  • Cut the green top off of the strawberry and cut the strawberry in half and place in a small bowl.  Mash the strawberry using a fork until it is a pulp-like consistency.
  • Add the sugar and then the oil to the mixture and mix until a gritty paste forms.  (If the mixture is too moist/runny, add some more sugar to it)
  • Apply the mixture to your lips and gently massage for a few moments (pursing your lips together and rubbing works well too)
  • Rinse mixture off with a washcloth and some warm water.  Follow up with a moisturizing lip balm/chapstick.

Comments:

  • If you have extra mixture leftover, you can store it in a airtight jar but only for a day or two because the strawberry will spoil…this is a mixture better used immediately and made in small batches.
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Sugar and Honey Pecan Body Scrub

Honey Pecan Body Scrub

Treat your skin to this deliciously sweet body scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. crushed pecans
  • 2 oz. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. almond oil
  • 1 tsp. honey

 

Directions:

  • If pecans are not already crushed go ahead and crush them
  • Combine the crushed pecans with the remaining ingredients; mix well
  • Apply mixture and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

Nourishing Facial Night Cream Recipe

Lavender herb and essential oil

Wake up with soft and nourished skin with this soothing facial night cream!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. lanolin
  • 1 tbsp. sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp. almond oil
  • 1 tsp. lavender oil

Directions:

  • In a double broiler, melt the lanolin
  • Add the sunflower oil and the almond oil to the melted lanolin
  • Mix well
  • Remove from heat and let mixture cool
  • Stir/beat the mixture and it will thicken; then stir in lavender oil
  • Transfer the mixture into a jar or container for storage
  • Let cool completely before using

D.I.Y. Almond Hand Cream

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Treat your hands to this moisturizing hand cream!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup beeswax
  • 1/2 cup almond oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup rosewater

Directions:

  • Add the beeswax and coconut oil to a double boiler; melt
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the double boiler; heat and mix well
  • Pour into a container or bottle
  • Apply to hands as needed

D.I.Y. Kiwi Facial Cleansing Cream

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Cleanse skin of impurities with this summery kiwi facial cleansing cream!

Ingredients:

  • 1 peeled kiwi
  • 2 tbsp. plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. almond oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1  tsp. finely ground almonds

 

Directions:

  • Puree the kiwi in a blender or food processor
  • Add the remaining ingredients; blend until a thick creamy paste forms
  • Apply to face and gently massage into skin
  • Rinse with warm water

Almond Oil and Honey Hair Treatment Recipe

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Nourish hair with this delicious almond oil and honey hair treatment that you can make at home!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. almond oil
  • 1 tbsp. wheat germ
  • 1 pinch of salt

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to hair and scalp and gently massage for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up by washing your hair as you normally would

 

*If hair still feels like there is remaining residue on it after washing, wash again

Banana Face Mask (Dry Skin)

Banana Face Mask
This face mask is quick and easy to make using only a few ingredients and leaves dry skin feeling moisturized!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. sweet almond oil
  • 1 ripe banana

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients into medium bowl and mash into a creamy paste
  • Apply to face and let sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse with cool water and pat skin dry