D.I.Y. Makeup Brush Cleaner

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Gently clean dirt and makeup from makeup brushes with this gentle and easy brush cleaning recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

 

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well
  • Dip the end of your makeup brushes in the mixture
  • Massage the bristles; loosening up makeup and dirt
  • Rinse makeup brushes under running water
  • Let brushes air dry after reshaping any misshapen brush heads
  • Discard mixture after use
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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. Beachy Waves Hair Spray

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Create your own beach waves styling hair spray with this easy D.I.Y. recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp. hair styling gel (whichever you have on hand or prefer)
  • 3 tbsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix well
  • Transfer mixture into a spray bottle
  • Spray hair and gently scrunch to create sexy hair beach waves

*Always shake well before using

Buttermilk and Fennel Cleansing Milk for Oily Skin

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Treat and manage oily skin with this cleansing milk recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. crushed fennel seeds

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients into a double boiler; heatĀ for 30 minutes
  • Remove from heat; let mixture steep for 2 hours
  • Strain the mixture to remove seeds
  • Transfer mixture to bottle or container for storage

*When left in the fridge, this mixture can last up to 2 weeks

D.I.Y. Lavender and Marigold Acne Treatment

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Treat acne by using bright orange marigolds (which contain salicylic acid) with this D.I.Y. recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 10 rose geranium flowers (with leaves)
  • 8 marigold flowers
  • 20 lavender flowerheads
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 packet vegetable gelatin
  • 5 tsp. vodka
  • 20 drops tea tree oil

Directions:

  • Chop the flowers, leaves and stems of the geraniums; place in a bowl with the marigold and lavender
  • Bring water to a boil; pour over the flowers in the bowl
  • Let sit for 10 minutes (or until the water has changed to the colors of the flowers)
  • Place this combination into a blender; blend well
  • Strain the mixture using a small strainer or piece of cheesecloth into a bowl/container
  • In a separate bowl, dissolve the gelatin in 2 tbsp. of cold water
  • Slowly add the flower infusion water (from previous steps); stir well
  • Add the vodka and tea tree oil to the mixture; stir well till a gel forms
  • Pour the mixture in a pump dispenser or another type of bottle
  • Apply to acne areas twice a day (or as needed)

*When stored in the fridge, this mixture can last up to 6 weeks.

D.I.Y. Moisturizing Body Exfoliator Scrub

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Rub away dead and dry skin with this moisturizing body exfoliator that will leave skin looking and feeling radiant and smooth!

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 4 large strawberries
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions:

  • Mash the fruit together using a fork until smooth
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients; mix until smooth
  • Apply and massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water
  • Follow up with your favorite moisturizer

Coconut Milk and Ginger Body Scrub Recipe

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Slough off dry and dead skin with this Asian inspired body scrub which will leave you with radiant and glowing skin!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ground rice (can be grinded in a blender)
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. ground ginger

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients; mix to form a paste
  • Apply to skin and gently massage into skin for a few minutes
  • Rinse with water