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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.
 
 
 
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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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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

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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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3 DIY Ways To Make Homemade Fabreze + Fabric Wrinkle-Release

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I love Febreze and I use it on everything around the house from fabric to shoes to carpets, but we all know how expensive it can be. Here are 3 recipes you can make at home for as little as .15 per bottle that not only tackle odors, but de-wrinkle too.

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Recipe #2:

Fill a spray bottle with hot water. Leave an inch or so clearance at the top to allow room for the rest of the ingredients. Add 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. Pour in 2 tablespoons of Purex crystals. Cap the bottle and shake it up until the crystals dissolve.

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Recipe #3:

Using a funnel, pour 2 tablespoons of fabric softener into the bottle. Add 2 tablespoons of white vinegar.  Add six to ten drops of your favorite essential oil. Fill the rest of your bottle with water. Shake until well combined.


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DIY: Homemade Fruit & Vegetable Wash

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Fruits and Vegetables

Did you know fruits and vegetables, even organic can have an alarming amount of pesticides and bacteria on their surface? Using this homemade all-natural fruit and vegetable wash has the combined acidity of vinegar and lemon juice, which kills bacteria, removes pesticide residue and helps dissolve the waxy coating found on most produce. Washing with plain water alone will not remove.

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Directions

Combine the water, lemon juice and white vinegar in your measuring cup. Carefully pour the solution into your spray bottle. Shake well to combine.

Spray your fruit and vegetables with the spray solution and gently scrub or rub your produce. Rinse under cold water and serve. You now have fruit and veggies free of pesticides and bacteria!

To Store

Place the spray bottle in the fridge once you’re finished. This homemade fruit and vegetable wash will remain potent for up to one month.

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DIY: Stress Relieving Lavender, Jasmine & Honey Bath

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It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life, so I’m here to remind you to sit back, breathe deep, and relax. And I can’t think of a more relaxing way to spend it than soaking in a warm, scented bath. The medley of honey and lavender in this homemade bath recipe will keep you relaxed and moisturized, so you can bathe your troubles away.

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Witch-Hazel (Photo credit: mason bryant)

Ingredients:

Preparation:
Using and old coffee grinder, grind lavender, jasmine and witch hazel flowers into a powder. Whisk together powder, milk and honey and shake in a jar and pour half of the mixture into your warm bath. Store the remaining mixture covered in the refrigerator; it will last a week.

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Lavender / Lavandula / ラベンダー
Lavender / Lavandula / ラベンダー (Photo credit: TANAKA Juuyoh (田中十洋))

 

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