Buttermilk and Fennel Cleansing Milk for Oily Skin

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Treat and manage oily skin with this cleansing milk recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. crushed fennel seeds

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients into a double boiler; heat for 30 minutes
  • Remove from heat; let mixture steep for 2 hours
  • Strain the mixture to remove seeds
  • Transfer mixture to bottle or container for storage

*When left in the fridge, this mixture can last up to 2 weeks

Shea Butter D.I.Y. Lotion Bar

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Moisturize skin with this soothing Shea butter lotion bar!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. beeswax beads
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsp. shea butter
  • 3 drops vitamin E
  • 10 drops essential oil (whichever you prefer)

 

Directions:

  • Melt all ingredients except for the essential oil and vitamin E together; remove from heat
  • Add the remaining ingredients; stir well
  • Transfer the mixture into molds and let it set and cool completely
  • Remove the lotion bars from the molds
  • (If you are having trouble doing this-stick the molds in the freezer for 1/2 hour and this should help to remove them easily)

 

*Adding more cocoa butter to the lotion bar will soften it up if it is too hard (you can re-melt these at any time)

*Adding more beeswax beads to the lotion was will harden it up if it is too soft

 

Creamy D.I.Y. Lip Balm

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Create your own lip gloss that will leave your lips feeling soft and smooth!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. beeswax
  • 3/4 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. almond butter
  • 3 tbsp. shea butter
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. mango butter
  • 1/4 tsp. essential oil (whichever scent is your preference)

 

Directions:

  • In a double broiler or a pan on the stove, melt all the ingredients except the oil over low heat
  • Remove from heat; add oil
  • Stir well
  • Transfer mixture into lip gloss containers
  • Let cool completely before using

D.I.Y. Herbal Deoderant Stick

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Create your own herbal deodorant stick with this d.i.y. recipe!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. beeswax
  • 1/2 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 16 drops white thyme essential oil
  • 16 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 26 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops castor oil

 

Directions:

  • In a glass jar situated in the middle of a hot water bath, melt the beeswax
  • Add the cocoa butter; melt
  • Add the remaining oils to the previously melted ingredients
  • Stir well
  • Transfer mixture into a deodorant stick case
  • Let sit and cool completely before using

D.I.Y. Butterscotch Lip Gloss

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Create your own delicious butterscotch lip gloss with this easy recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. beeswax pearls
  • 1 tsp. sweet almond oil (or 1/2 tsp. vitamin E)
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 7 butterscotch baking chips

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a double boiler; melt and stir well
  • Transfer mixture into lip gloss containers
  • Let cool before applying

Avocado and Cocoa Butter Body Cream

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Treat dry skin to this intensely moisturizing body cream with avocado and cocoa butter!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup grated cocoa butter
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp. grated beeswax

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients; heat in the microwave until melted
  • Stir well
  • Transfer mixture into container or bottle for storage
  • Let cool before using