Soothing Tropical Coconut Eye Cream

Tropical Coconut Eye Cream

Treat the delicate area under your eyes to this soothing tropical scented eye cream!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. cocoa butter
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil

 

Directions:

  • If the cocoa butter is not already grated, go ahead and grate it
  • Combine all ingredients in a microwave bowl and heat until melted
  • Carefully removed the melted mixture from the microwave and stir well
  • Transfer the mixture from the bowl to a container for storage
  • Let cool completely before using
  • Apply under eyes at night

Lime Facial Treatment for Acne

Lime Facial for Acne

Banish acne with this easy lime acne treatment!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • Juice from one lime
  • 1 tsp. glycerin

Directions:

  • Boil the milk; add the remaining ingredients
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes (or until cool)
  • Dab acne spots on clean skin with the mixture using a tissue or cloth
  • Let sit overnight
  • Rinse face the next morning with water

D.I.Y. Anti-Frizz Hair Serum

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Combat frizz during the summer heat (and any time of the year) with this anti-frizz serum recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz. camellia oil
  • 1/2 oz. castor oil
  • 1/2 oz. unrefined avocado oil
  • 26 drops essential oil (whichever scent you prefer)

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture to a bottle or jar for storage
  • Apply a small amount on dry or damp hair

*Shake well before each use

D.I.Y. Hair Removal Wax

Wax

Save yourself some money and a trip to the salon with this d.i.y. wax recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 juice from lemon

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl; heat for 30 seconds on the lowest setting
  • Stir the mixture; return to microwave for another 30 seconds on the lowest setting
  • (stir during heating times and you can heat in smaller time increments as well…make sure the wax doesn’t boil)
  • Remove mixture from the microwave and let cool slightly until it is cool enough for you to use (be very careful when handling the mixture and when checking the temperature) The consistency should be like honey and it will take a little while to cool to the point that it is safe to use
  • Use an old t-shirt to cut up into strips of fabric or something that is similar to use as wax strips
  • Apply a thin layer of the wax mixture to a desired area (in the direction that the hair grows) and apply the fabric wax strip overtop of it
  • Gently apply pressure to the wax strip to ensure it sticks to the wax
  • Gently pull skin taut and lift up a corner of the wax strip and give it a quick pull (in the opposite direction that the hair grows) to remove the wax (and the hair)
  • Clean up of any residue can be done with soap and water

*Mixture can be stored in a container in the fridge and reheated when ready to use again

D.I.Y. Shaving Cream

Shaving Cream

A lathery shaving cream that can be made at home!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shampoo
  • 1 cup conditioner
  • 5 tbsp. lotion
  • 5 tbsp. coconut oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well

*The consistency of this mixture is somewhat thin.  To thicken it, you can add more lotion.

Cinnamon Hand and Foot Soak

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This spicy soak will leave hands and feet feeling super soft!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl; mix well
  • Microwave the mixture for 20-30 seconds until warm (but not hot)
  • Soak hands and feet in the mixture for 10 minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

D.I.Y. Hairspray

Hairspray

Create your own hairspray at home!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • 10 oz. water
  • 2 tbsp. vodka (plain/not flavored)

Directions:

  • Chop the lemon into pieces and place in a saucepan with the water
  • Bring lemon and water to a boil; cover and simmer for 20 minutes
  • Strain the mixture (to get rid of the lemon chunks)
  • Let the water/lemon mixture sit and cool
  • Once completely cool, transfer the mixture into a spray bottle
  • Add the vodka to the spray bottle and mixture; shake a couple of times

*Shake well before each use

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