D.I.Y. Deep Clean Mouth Wash

Mouthwash

Create your own deep cleansing mouthwash!

Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. water
  • 1/2 oz. vegetable glycerin
  • 1/2 oz. powdered myrrh gum
  • 5 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 5 drops clove essential oil

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients: mix well

*Shake well before each use

*Due to the alcohol in this mouthwash, it is better to use on a non-regular basis and more when you are looking for a deep clean

D.I.Y. Hairspray

Hairspray

Create your own hairspray at home!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lemon
  • 10 oz. water
  • 2 tbsp. vodka (plain/not flavored)

Directions:

  • Chop the lemon into pieces and place in a saucepan with the water
  • Bring lemon and water to a boil; cover and simmer for 20 minutes
  • Strain the mixture (to get rid of the lemon chunks)
  • Let the water/lemon mixture sit and cool
  • Once completely cool, transfer the mixture into a spray bottle
  • Add the vodka to the spray bottle and mixture; shake a couple of times

*Shake well before each use

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.

Vodka and Watermelon Facial Toner

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Tone, Cleanse and brighten skin with this vodka and watermelon facial toner!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. watermelon juice (fresh)
  • 1 tbsp. vodka
  • 2 tbsp. witch hazel
  • 2 tbsp. distilled water

Directions:

  • Mash up the watermelon and strain juice to make sure there are no seeds/pieces
  • Combine the remaining ingredients with the watermelon juice; mix well
  • Pour into a re-sealable container or bottle
  • Pour a small amount onto a cotton pad or soft tissue and apply to your face

*Store in the fridge for up to a week