Baking Soda Hair Rinse

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Rinse away impurities and dirt from your hair and leave it looking shiny and healthy with this hair rinse!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup warm water

Directions:

  • Add the baking soda to the warm water; dissolve
  • After shampooing hair, apply the hair rinse
  • Gently massage into hair and scalp for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water

Honey Lemon Face Wash

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Wash your face free of impurities and dirt with this facial wash that smells delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/8 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. vitamin E oil
  • 10 drops essential oil (whichever you prefer)

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; blend with a hand blender until smooth
  • Pour into a bottle or pump dispenser
  • Put a few drops in your hand, add a little water and lather together
  • Apply to face (avoid the eye area) and wash
  • Rinse with water

Soothing Honey Cucumber Cleansing Milk

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Treat your skin to this soothing and calming cleansing milk!

Ingredients:

  • 1 chamomile tea bag
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1 small cucumber (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 tbsp. whole milk

Directions:

  • Boil a cup of water and add the tea bag; leave the tea bag in the water to steep and cool
  • Peel, seed and mash the cucumber; strain out the pulp with a fork to retain the juice
  • Combine and stir the honey and cucumber juice
  • Add the milk to the honey and juice; stir well
  • Apply to skin with a cotton pad or soft tissue
  • Use the cooled chamomile tea water to gently wipe off the cleansing mixture

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

Cleansing Cranberry Face Mask Recipe

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This deliciously tart mask is designed to cleanse skin of impurities leaving skin looking and feeling clean and fresh!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp. bentonite clay
  • 1 tsp. plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries (blend to a pulp-like consistency)
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply a generous layer to a clean face
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Exfoliating and Clarifying Facial Mask Recipe

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An exfoliating and clarifying face mask that removes sweat, dirt, makeup and other impurities from pores!

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp. canned pumpkin
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. rose water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Sephora Collection Daily Brush Cleaner

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I think a lot of people often forget how important it is to wash your makeup brushes.  I know in the past, I never realized the importance of washing them and I should have.  My face is extremely fussy and is prone to breakouts (unfortunately) and I know that once I started washing my makeup brushes on a regular basis it really made a difference in reducing the amount of breakouts I got.

I normally stick to this makeup brush shampoo.  It comes in a nice pump bottle.  This stuff generally lasts a decent length of time too, depending on how often you wash your brushes.  I like to wash mine weekly (on a minimum) because I use them daily and in that time they gather a lot of makeup and grime.

I was amazed the first time I used this (and honestly, I still am every time I use it) at how much makeup comes off my makeup brushes.  I can always tell when my makeup brushes need a cleaning but I never realize how much makeup and buildup is really on them.  And after seeing how much makeup and grime washes off, I understand why not washing them can cause breakouts!

This always leaves my brushes fresh, clean and soft after each wash and is a must have!

 

Pros:

  • Cleans makeup, residue, oils, buildup, etc. from makeup brushes
  • Helps to prevent breakouts
  • Cleans all makeup types off of brushes

Cons

  • Can’t really think of any :)