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DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub

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This DIY Lemon Sugar Scrub is the perfect inexpensive gift idea for any occasion. Just a few simple ingredients to make a basic sugar scrub, your oil of choice, sugar, and oil extract to scent your scrub.
 
 
 
photo(86)Ingredients
Instructions: Place melted down oil in a bowl. Add 1½ cups sugar to the oil, along with the lemon extract and yellow food coloring. Mix until ingredients are well combined and food coloring is evenly distributed. If mixture is too wet/dry, add more oil/sugar until scrub is to desired consistency. Spoon scrub into a mason jar or air-tight container.
 
 

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Precautions In Preparation For Iselle and Julio

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As the storms pull closer to the islands, here are some precautions we should take in preparation for Iselle and Julio:

1. Go to the bank or ATM and withdraw plenty of extra cash.2. Fill your car’s fuel tank.

3. Keep cell phones and other electronics charged.

4. If you have a generator, test it before it is needed.

5. Get prescription medications refilled and make provisions for any medicines that must be chilled or that require special handling. Power could be out for more than a week if Julio also strikes.

Photo/Source: accuweather and Hawaii News Now

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New statewide emergency shelter list ahead of Iselle via KHON2


 

DIY: Self Tanner & Skin Detox

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DIY SELF TANNER

Save $$$ on a self tan this summer! This DIY tanning recipe not only tans, it also remove toxins out of your skin. 

Ingredients

Directions: Combine the coffee grounds and olive oil. Rub coffee grounds gently and evenly on your body and facial skin. Avoid rubbing into your eyes, nose and ears. Let sit 15 minutes. Rinse completely and dry as normal.

For a deeper tan, fill a bath with warm water. Add coffee grounds. Stir the bath. Soak in the water. The longer you soak, the darker your skin will become.

Did You Know

Coffee grounds contain over 300 naturally occurring antioxidant compounds. They remove toxins out of your skin and have the same pH balance as your own skin, which allows it to battle acne and blemishes. Coffee is a natural astringent, detoxifier and exfoliant. It moisturizes dry skin, heals cuts and abrasions faster and soothes chapped hands and feet. It protects your skin from lines and wrinkles with it’s powerful antioxidant power. It helps slough off dead skin cells and stimulates circulation all the way down to a cellular level. It makes age spots fade away and makes the skin look silky smooth all over.

You can also rub coffee grounds all over cellulite thighs while you’re in the shower. Massaging coffee grounds into the skin helps smooth away cellulite and get rid of the orange dimpled look by the caffeine in the coffee grounds constricting blood vessels so that the skin appears tighter, firmer and smoother.

Source: Women’s Wellness Today

Photo Credit: blog.heritage-enviro


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DIY: Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner

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This DIY Non-Toxic Glass Cleaner recipe works on glass and smooth surfaces and only needs three ingredients. Plus very inexpensive to make.

Ingredients

Directions: Mix 1/2 a cup of white vinegar, two teaspoons of liquid Castile soap and two cups of distilled warm water. Add a few drops of tea tree essential oil to the mixture. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, shake and spray onto your windows and clean with newspaper for a streak free finish.


 

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DIY: Non-Toxic Dish Soap

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Did you know the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of six is liquid dish soap? This is why I like this DIY: Non-Toxic Dish Soap recipe  free of  toxic chemicals like formaldehyde and ammonia.

Ingredients

Directions: Mix 2 cups of liquid castile soap with ½ cup of warm water in your bowl. Castile soap is any soap made entirely from vegetable oil. Add ½ cup of lemon juice. The lemon will add acidity to your soap, which is a powerful decreasing agent. Add essential oils. Thoroughly mix all ingredients using a whisk. Add your liquid dish soap to an empty bottle. You can use old store-bought soap bottles, or any decorative bottle.


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DIY: Damage Repairing Hair Mask

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DIY Damage Repairing Hair Mask is the perfect way to restore moisture, repair summer exposed hair without the extra cost of special hair care products or unneeded chemicals.

Ingredients:

  • One egg
  • 1 cup of milk (for shoulder length hair use 1/2 cup)
  • A squeeze of lemon
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil

Directions: Separate the egg whites and egg yolk. Beat the separated egg yolks in a clean barter. Add 1 cup of milk and two table spoons of olive oil to the egg mixture and mix well. Squeeze the lemon into the mixture.

Massage the mixture into scalp, working from the roots to the hair ends, and let it sit for 15 minutes. Cover with a disposable plastic shower cap to keep it from dripping.

Rinse well with lukewarm water and shampoo to make a final cleanse of your hair.


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Raw Honey Garlic Lemon Shots: A Simple Recipe To Supercharge Your Immune System

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superchargeRaw Honey Garlic Lemon Shots: A Simple Recipe To Supercharge Your Immune System

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Directions: Cut a lemon in halves. Squeeze all the lemon juice out of one half and place in a small bowl. Keep the half you extracted the juice from for the last Step (store the other half for later use). Chop the garlic and let it sit for at least 10 minutes. Then add it to the lemon juice with the cayenne pepper. Add the honey to the mix and stir all ingredients well. Pour the entire mixture back into the lemon half (which you extracted the juice from)

Consume the finished product in its entirety including all the lemon pulp. Hold it in your hand and cup it as if you’re holding a fruit. Repeat recipe in 4 hours with the other lemon half. Source


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