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

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

Helpful Sunburn Remedies

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Ways to Soothe a Sunburn

 

Aside from the common “apply aloe vera gel” to soothe a painful sunburn, here are a couple more useful and very helpful remedies that you should keep in mind when you are looking for sunburn relief!  (And better yet, most of the stuff you probably already have in your kitchen!)

  • Add 1 tsp. baking soda into a quart of cool water and apply the mixture with a washcloth to the sunburned areas
  • Apply aloe from an aloe plant
  • Apply grated potatoes to sunburned skin  (The starch from the potatoes helps to soothe and cool)
  • Add black or green tea to bathwater (or apply tea bags to affected area)
  • Apply egg whites for an instant cooling sensation
  • Apply vinegar to prevent peeling

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. Kiwi Facial Cleansing Cream

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Cleanse skin of impurities with this summery kiwi facial cleansing cream!

Ingredients:

  • 1 peeled kiwi
  • 2 tbsp. plain yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. almond oil
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1  tsp. finely ground almonds

 

Directions:

  • Puree the kiwi in a blender or food processor
  • Add the remaining ingredients; blend until a thick creamy paste forms
  • Apply to face and gently massage into skin
  • Rinse with warm water

D.I.Y. Carrot and Aloe Sunburn Remedy Cream

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Heal and soothe irritated and sunburnt skin with this gentle D.I.Y. cream that is a must have for the summer!

Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. beeswax
  • 2 tsp. emulsifying wax
  • 1/2 cup aloe vera gel
  • 1 tsp. vitamin C powder

Directions:

  • Grate the carrot and cucumber and place in a pan with sesame oil
  • Heat over low heat for 20-30 minutes
  • Strain the heated mixture and return the liquid to the pan
  • Add the beeswax and emulsifying wax to the pan; stir continuously while they are melting
  • Whisk the aloe vera gel and vitamin C powder into the mixture; whisk until creamy and smooth
  • Pour the mixture into a jar or container
  • Let cool (this allows the cream to thicken)
  • Apply to sunburnt areas 2-3 times per day

*If stored in the fridge, this mixture can last up to 2 months

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.