D.I.Y. Exfoliating Strawberry Lip Scrub

Strawberry lip scrub

OK, since I’ve posted a strawberry foot scrub and a strawberry smoothie recipe earlier today I figured why not post another strawberry recipe?  (Besides, I really like strawberries and seem to be on a strawberry kick lately.)  So, here’s a recipe for a super easy to make strawberry lip scrub recipe.  It’s quick and easy to make and does a great job at exfoliating your lips, ridding them of dryness and leaving them looking healthy and moisturized.

What you need:

  • 1 small ripe strawberry
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. oil (olive, almond or coconut)

What you do:

  • Cut the green top off of the strawberry and cut the strawberry in half and place in a small bowl.  Mash the strawberry using a fork until it is a pulp-like consistency.
  • Add the sugar and then the oil to the mixture and mix until a gritty paste forms.  (If the mixture is too moist/runny, add some more sugar to it)
  • Apply the mixture to your lips and gently massage for a few moments (pursing your lips together and rubbing works well too)
  • Rinse mixture off with a washcloth and some warm water.  Follow up with a moisturizing lip balm/chapstick.

Comments:

  • If you have extra mixture leftover, you can store it in a airtight jar but only for a day or two because the strawberry will spoil…this is a mixture better used immediately and made in small batches.

Softening Chocolate Face Mask

Softening Chocolate Facial Mask

Treat your face to this delicious chocolate facial mask!  Not only does it smell amazing but it also will do wonders for softening your skin!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 4 tbsp. cream
  • 3 tsp. cottage cheese (plain only)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 tsp. oatmeal

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients together; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face and let sit 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

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

Apple and Pear Anti-Wrinkle Facial Cream

Apple and Pear Anti Wrinkle Facial Cream
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 tsp. apple juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • 3 tbsp. buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. rosemary leaves
  • 4 grapes (seedless)
  • 1/2 pear
  • 3 egg whites
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients into a blender; blend until smooth
  • Using a soft tissue or cotton ball, gently apply to areas where wrinkles are present
  • Let the mixture dry
  • Rinse with warm water
*If stored in the fridge in an airtight container, this mixture can last up to 5 days.

Relaxing Foot Soak for Achy Feet

Achy Foot Soak
Soothe and relax achy and tired feet with this foot soak!
Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. of Aloe Vera
  • 1 tsp. wheat germ oil
  • 20 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 20 drops eucalyptus essential oil
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl of warm water; mix well
  • Let feet soak for 15-20 minutes
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer
*You can also combine all ingredients and use the mixture as a foot rub as well rather than a soak

D.I.Y. Basic Cuticle Cream

Cuticle Cream DIY
A D.I.Y. recipe for a nourishing cuticle cream!
Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp. fuller’s earth (natural clay substance)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 4 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to cuticles

Mandarin Orange and Almond Facial Scrub

Mandarin Orange Almond Facial Scrub

Treat your skin to this delicious facial scrub!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tsp. almond meal
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. mandarin juice

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to face (avoid the eye area)
  • Gently massage mixture into skin for a couple of minutes
  • Rinse with water

Cranberry Facial Cleansing Mask

Cranberry Facial Cleanser

Cleanse and purify your skin with this tart cranberry cleansing mask!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 tsp. bentonite clay
  • 1 tsp. organic yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 1/2 cup blended cranberries
  • 1/4 cup cranberry juice

Directions:

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

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. Face Primer Cream

Primer

Save yourself some money and create your own moisturizing face primer!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. aloe vera gel (go for natural and not the green)
  • 2 tbsp. moisturizing cream
  • 1 tbsp. foundation (that matches your skin color)

Directions:

  • Combine all the ingredients; mix well until smooth
  • Transfer the mixture into a jar or container for storage
  • Apply to clean skin and let fully dry before applying makeup