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.
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Relaxing & Exfoliating DIY Strawberry Foot Scrub

Relaxing & Exfoliating Strawberry Foot Scrub

Flip flop season is right around corner (it may even already be here depending on where you live) and there’s nothing worse then slipping on a pair only to see that your feet aren’t ready for them.  (You know what I mean, dry and rough skin on your heels and toes that looks anything but good.)  So, why not get your feet flip flop ready with this easy to make do-it-yourself foot scrub?

This recipe requires only a couple of ingredients and is super easy to make and leaves your feet looking and feeling relaxed and healthy. The epsom salt works to soften skin and relax feet while the strawberries work to exfoliate and slough away dry and dead skin.  After this scrub….you’ll be flip flop ready!

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup epsom salts
  • 8 ripe strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil (or coconut oil)

What you do:

  • Cut the green tops off of the strawberries and cut them into halves or quarters and place them in a bowl.  Mash the strawberries using a fork until they form into a chunky pulp/paste.
  • If your epsom salts consists of a lot of bigger chunks, you’ll want to crush these up (this can be done by placing the salts in a ziploc bag and carefully crushing them on a hard surface using a hammer or rolling pin or any other crush-worthy object you have on hand.)  After crushing the salts (if needed) add them to the bowl with the mashed up strawberries.
  • Add the oil last and mix all until a chunky pulp/paste forms and all ingredients are mixed together.
  • The easiest place to apply this is over the tub or sink.  If applying elsewhere, I would suggest putting a towel down first to catch any drips.
  • Apply the mixture to your feet and gently massage into your skin for a few moments.  Let the mixture sit on your feet for a few minutes so that the mixture has a chance to “sink in” and soften skin and relax your feet.
  • Rinse the mixture with warm water and dry your feet.  Follow up with your favorite lotion.

Comments:

  • Make sure you clean up the area you applied the mixture in immediately after using it so you are not left with red marks from the strawberry juice.

 

 

 

Pineapple and Olive Oil Facial Mask

Pineapple
Treat your face to a refreshing facial mask!
Ingredients:
  • 4 large pineapple chunks
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
Directions:
  • Combine the ingredients in a blend; blend until nearly smooth
  • Apply mixture to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Grapefruit and Parsley Facial Mask for Oily Skin

Grapefruit and Parsley Facial Mask for Oily Skin

Refresh and calm oily skin with this facial mask!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. oatmeal
  • 2 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 2-3 drops olive oil

Directions:

  • Squeeze the juice from the grapefruit into a bowl
  • Combine the remaining ingredients with the grapefruit juice; mix well to form a paste
  • Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes in the fridge
  • Apply mixture to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 15 minutes (or until dry)
  • Rinse with warm water

Apple Cucumber Brightening Facial Mask

Apple and Cucumber Brightening Facial Mask
Brighten dull and lifeless skin with this brightening facial mask!
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cucumber (peeled)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1 slice of an apple
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 2 drops lime essential oil
Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients (except essential oil); blend in a blender until smooth
  • Add the lime essential oil to the blended mixture; mix well
  • Put mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes
  • Apply the mixture to a clean face
  • Let sit for 20 minutes
  • Rinse with warm water

Apple and Honey Acne Facial Mask

Apple and Honey Acne Facial Mask
Fight acne with this delicious acne facial mask!
Ingredients:
  • 1 medium apple
  • 5 tbsp. honey
Directions:
  • Grate the apple; combine with honey and mix well
  • Apply the mixture to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 5-10 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water

Avocado and Carrot Creamy Facial Mask

Carrot and Avocado Creamy Facial Mask

Slather your face in this creamy mask that is rich in vitamin E and antioxidants which help rebuild collagen!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp. honey

Directions:

  • Cook the carrot until soft; mash using a fork
  • Mash to avocado with a fork, add the mashed avocado to the mashed carrot
  • Combine the remaining ingredients to the mashed ingredients; mix well
  • Apply to a clean face (avoid the eye area)
  • Let sit for 10-15 minutes
  • Rinse with cold water