Grapefruit and Jojoba Body Scrub

Grapefruit Jojoba Scrub
Relax and exfoliate with this soothing body scrub!
Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 8 drops grapefruit essential oil
  • 1/4 cup jojoba oil
  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients (except essential oil); mix well
  • Add the essential oil to the mixture; mix well
  • Apply to skin and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water
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Exfoliating Lime Salt Body Scrub

Lime Salt Body Scrub

Polish skin with this lime body scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup jojoba oil
  • 4 drops tea tree essential oil

 

Directions:

  • Crush salt; combine all ingredients to crushed salt and mix well
  • Apply and gently massage into skin for a few moments
  • Rinse with water

D.I.Y. Marshmallow Root Hair Detangler

Marshmallow Root

Gently detangle knotty and unruly hair with this detangling recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup distilled water
  • 1/4 cup dried marshmallow root
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Grapefruit seed extract (or any essential oils that you prefer)

Directions:

  • Heat the marshmallow root in a pot of water for 20-30 minutes on low heat until it thickens and begins to form a gel; stir throughout
  • Once the root has thickened, remove from heat and let cool
  • Strain the thickened gel using a piece of cheesecloth; squeeze the cheesecloth when finished to remove any excess gel
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the¬†strained gel; mix well
  • Apply the mixture to wet hair (or apply using a spray bottle if the mixture is not too thick or by adding water to it)

*Shake well before each use

*This mixture can last up to 3 weeks when stored in the fridge

Peachy Facial Cleansing Cream

Peach Facial Cleanser

Nourish and brighten dry skin with this peachy facial cleansing cream!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe peach (peeled and pitted)
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla jojoba oil
  • 3 drops chamomile essential oil

Directions:

  • Place the peach in a blender or food processor and puree
  • Remove the pureed peach into a bowl and all the remaining ingredients except for the essential oil; mix well
  • Add the essential oil to the mixture; mix well
  • Apply to face and gently massage into skin
  • Rinse with water

D.I.Y. Suntan Oil

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Here’s an easy to make suntan oil recipe for those looking to get a tan!

*Please note that this offers NO SPF PROTECTION

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp. coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. castor oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan while slowly heating; stir well
  • Remove from heat and let cool
  • Transfer to a container or bottle for storing

*Lasts for 1 week

Exfoliating Banana and Honey Face Mask

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Scrub away dead and dry skin revealing healthy and smooth skin with this exfoliating facial mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. jojoba oil
  • 1 tbsp. wheat germ

 

Directions:

  • Mash the banana using a fork
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the mashed banana
  • Apply to clean face (avoiding eye area)
  • Let sit for 10 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water
  • Follow up by rinsing with cool water (this seals pores, locking in nutrients from the mask)