D.I.Y. Bath Fizzies

Bath Fizzies

Make your own bath fizzies at home….perfect for gifts!

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups baking soda
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 6 drops food coloring
  • 6 drops essential oil (whichever you prefer)

Directions:

  • Combine all the ingredients (except the food coloring); break up any chunks
  • Pour 1 cup of the powdered mixture (from above) in a bowl
  • Fill spritzer bottles with water and 6 drops each with food coloring
  • Spritz the powder mixture with the colored mix; stir after each spritz
  • Spritz until the consistency has become tightly packed or has begun to mold together
  • Add the essential oils to the mixture; mix
  • Transfer the mixture into small molds (whichever shapes/styles you prefer)
  • Let set for 2 hours; carefully and gently remove from the molds
  • (Do this process for each different color fizzy you decide to make or do everything at once if using only one color)

Warming Foot Scrub

Warming Foot Scrub

Leave feet feeling relaxed and smooth with this warming foot scrub!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet almond oil
  • 8 drops orange essential oil
  • 2 drops ginger essential oil
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Directions:

  • Combine the sugar and almond oil; mix well
  • Add the essential oils to the mixture; mix well
  • Add the cayenne pepper to the mixture; mix well
  • Apply to feet and massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

Cornmeal and Honey Hand and Foot Scrub

cornmeal and honey

Treat your feet and your hands to this nourishing hand and foot scrub!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to wet hands and feet and gently massage into skin
  • Let sit for 5 minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Exfoliating Lemon Foot Scrub

Lemon Foot Scrub

Treat your feet to this deliciously exfoliating lemony foot scrub!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Directions:

  • Blend oats in a blender or food processor until powdery
  • Transfer the blended oats into a bowl with the cornmeal and salt; mix well
  • Add the lemon to the mixture; mix well
  • Add a little bit of water to the mixture and stir until a paste forms (keep adding water until you get the mixture to a paste form)
  • Apply the mixture to feet and massage into skin
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

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. Lavender Face Cream

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Cleanse and moisturize with this soothing lavender facial cream!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. aloe vera gel
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. white beeswax
  • 2 tbsp. anhydrous lanolin
  • 2 tbsp. rosewater
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine the beeswax and lanolin in a double boiler (or in the microwave) and melt
  • Combine the olive oil and the aloe vera gel in a separate container; whisk together
  • Add the oil and aloe mixture to the melted mixture; stir in the essential oils and rosewater
  • Stir until mixture starts to thicken
  • Transfer the mixture to a container for storage

D.I.Y. Lavender and Marigold Acne Treatment

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Treat acne by using bright orange marigolds (which contain salicylic acid) with this D.I.Y. recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 10 rose geranium flowers (with leaves)
  • 8 marigold flowers
  • 20 lavender flowerheads
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 packet vegetable gelatin
  • 5 tsp. vodka
  • 20 drops tea tree oil

Directions:

  • Chop the flowers, leaves and stems of the geraniums; place in a bowl with the marigold and lavender
  • Bring water to a boil; pour over the flowers in the bowl
  • Let sit for 10 minutes (or until the water has changed to the colors of the flowers)
  • Place this combination into a blender; blend well
  • Strain the mixture using a small strainer or piece of cheesecloth into a bowl/container
  • In a separate bowl, dissolve the gelatin in 2 tbsp. of cold water
  • Slowly add the flower infusion water (from previous steps); stir well
  • Add the vodka and tea tree oil to the mixture; stir well till a gel forms
  • Pour the mixture in a pump dispenser or another type of bottle
  • Apply to acne areas twice a day (or as needed)

*When stored in the fridge, this mixture can last up to 6 weeks.