Mango and Aloe Toner and Exfoliator In-One

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Tone and exfoliate skin with this fruity toner and exfoliator in one!
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup aloe vera gel
  • 2 tbsp. mango
  • Juice from 1 lime
Directions:
  • Chop the mango; combine with remaining ingredients and put in blender; puree
  • Using a soft tissue of cotton ball, apply to face before bedtime and leave on
  • Rinse off in the morning with cold water
*If stored in an airtight container in the fridge, this mixture can last up to 2 weeks

Lemon and Honey Lip Gloss

Lemon Honey Lip Gloss
Easily make your very own lip gloss!
Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp. beeswax pellets
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 tbsp. vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil
Directions:
  • Melt the beeswax over heat while stirring; remove from heat
  • Add all remaining ingredients (except essential oil); mix well
  • Add the essential oil to the mixture; mix well
  • Transfer mixture to lip gloss pot/container for storage
  • Do not use until fully cool

Helpful Sunburn Remedies

Sunburn

Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

 

Aside from the common “apply aloe vera gel” to soothe a painful sunburn, here are a couple more useful and very helpful remedies that you should keep in mind when you are looking for sunburn relief!  (And better yet, most of the stuff you probably already have in your kitchen!)

  • Add 1 tsp. baking soda into a quart of cool water and apply the mixture with a washcloth to the sunburned areas
  • Apply aloe from an aloe plant
  • Apply grated potatoes to sunburned skin  (The starch from the potatoes helps to soothe and cool)
  • Add black or green tea to bathwater (or apply tea bags to affected area)
  • Apply egg whites for an instant cooling sensation
  • Apply vinegar to prevent peeling

D.I.Y. Antioxidant Cooling Skin Mist

Skin Mist

Keep cool while refreshing skin with this antioxidant skin mist!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tsp. green tea
  • 1 oz. peppermint leaves
  • 1 cup lavender flowers
  • 2 cups distilled water
  • 2 tsp. aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Combine the tea, peppermint leaves and lavender together in the water; steep in water for 15 minutes
  • Strain mixture with a piece of cheesecloth to remove pieces
  • Add the aloe gel to the mixture; mix well
  • Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle (store in the fridge for a very cooling spritz)

D.I.Y. Aloe Vera Hair Detangler

Aloe Vera

Gently detangle hair with this detangling hair recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. distilled water
  • 1 tsp. aloe vera gel
  • 2 drops glycerin
  • 2 drops lavender essential oil
  • 12 drops grapefruit seed extract

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture into a spray bottle or jar for storage
  • Apply to wet/damp hair

*Shake well before each use

D.I.Y. Sunburn Aloe Relief Cubes

Aloe

Got some aloe and an ice cube tray?  Then you’ve got an easy way to relieve sunburn!

Ingredients:

  • Aloe vera gel

Directions:

  • Fill an ice cube tray with aloe vera gel; stick in the freezer
  • Once frozen, pop out a frozen cube and you have instant sunburn relief that you can easily rub on any sunburnt area

D.I.Y. Face Primer Cream

Primer

Save yourself some money and create your own moisturizing face primer!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel (go for natural and not the green)
  • 2 tbsp. moisturizing cream
  • 1 tbsp. foundation (that matches your skin color)

Directions:

  • Combine all the ingredients; mix well until smooth
  • Transfer the mixture into a jar or container for storage
  • Apply to clean skin and let fully dry before applying makeup