Yummy Orange Citrus and Sugar Lip Scrub

 Citrus Orange Lip Scrub

Treat your lips to a sweet citrusy scrub that sure to polish dry and chapped lips!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp. sugar
  • 4 drops vitamin E oil
  • 3 tsp. coconut oil
  • Couple drops of orange juice

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply mixture to lips and gently massage for a few moments
  • Wipe the mixture off and rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite lip balm
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Sugar and Honey Hand Wrap

Honey and Sugar Hand Wrap

Treat your hands to a spa-like moisturizing hand wrap!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey

 

Directions:

  • Combine olive oil and sugar; mix well until a paste forms
  • Scrub paste mixture onto hands for a few moments to exfoliate them
  • Rinse with water and pat dry
  • Carefully warm the honey in the microwave so that it is warm but comfortable to the touch (you do not want to burn yourself!)
  • Carefully apply the warm honey to hands and cover by wrapping with saran wrap (or apply a pair of latex gloves)
  • Let hands stay wrapped or inside gloves for 20-30 minutes
  • Rinse well with water

Victoria’s Secret Perfect Body All Aglow Pink Sugar Massaging Body Bar

Victorias Secret Massaging Body Bar

I purchased this massaging body bar from Victoria’s Secret during their semi-annual clearance sale (along with a boatload of other stuff from there).

I tried it out today and I like it.  It didn’t blow me away (yet I didn’t think it would) but it also didn’t let me down.  It’s one of those things that I enjoy but don’t feel like I have to have it and wouldn’t feel the need to quick order another one once this one ran out.

It’s gentle on skin and provided me with a soft later.  The massaging nubs were gentle too and felt good on my skin.  I didn’t find the scent to be very strong or even very present.  It was very faint (which some people may really like) but I prefer a little bit of a stronger scent.  (I’m normally a big fan of a lot of V.S. scents so I figured this one would be no different.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad scent, I just wish there was more of a scent).

The only other downside to this is I wish it had some kind of handle on the backside of it.  There’s no handle on it and the only thing you can do is grip it in your hands and we all know that soap is slippery when wet so you really need to hold on to it tight.  (I know I am going to drop this thing plenty of times……)

 

Pros:

  • Gentle
  • Nubs feel good on skin

Cons:

  • Not scented enough for me
  • No handle/slippery/going to drop it

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

 

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. Eucalyptus Moisturizing Facial Cream

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Cleanse and moisturize with this hydrating facial cream!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. aloe vera gel
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. white beeswax
  • 2 tbsp. andydrous lanolin
  • 2 tbsp. rosewater
  • 3 drops eucalyptus 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. Foot Balm

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Moisturize cracked and dry feet with this DIY foot balm!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 oz. cocoa butter
  • 1/2 oz. jojoba oil
  • 2 oz. sweet almond oil
  • 2 oz. apricot kernel oil
  • 1/2 oz. vegetable glycerin
  • 1/2 oz. beeswax
  • 6 drops lavender essential oil
  • 6 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 6 drops tea tree essential oil

 

Directions:

  • In a double boiler or the microwave, melt together the beeswax and the cocoa butter
  • Stir in the almond and apricot oils as well as the glycerin
  • Remove from heat
  • Let cool slightly and add the remaining oils; mix well
  • Transfer the mixture into a container for storage
  • Let cool completely before using