Beauty

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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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: 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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DIY Nourishing Blueberry & Yogurt Facial

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This nourishing Blueberry and yogurt facial gently exfoliates and repairs dry damaged summer skin. The lactic acid in yogurt helps slough off damaged layers of the epidermis, while the antioxidants in blueberries hydrate and repair the upper levels of the skin.

Ingredients

Directions: Blend or mash the blueberries together with a spoon or blender, mix in the Greek yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sink in for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and towel dry.


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DIY: Lemon & Honey Glowing Facial

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Honey is known as the miracle cure for skin of all types. It’s been used since ancient times to treat cuts, burns and is a natural antibacterial and anti-infammatory. It absorbs impurities from the pores and the skin. Lemon brightens and exfoliates. It’s great for acne prone skin, age and sun spots or uneven skin tone. It is also a natural source of vitamin C and rich in alpha hydroxy acids.

What you need

Directions

Cut lemon into slices (lemon wheels), pick out any seeds. Add 1 teaspoon honey to the lemon wheel and gently exfoliate your face with the lemon and honey. (You can squeeze out any excess lemon juice from the lemon wheel and apply to you face if you like.) Leave mixture on for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. Pat gently with a towel to dry. Let your skin breathe for the rest of the day, or follow up with your favorite moisturizer and serum.


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QUICK DIY TIP: How to Brighten your Smile with Strawberries

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Have you ever wanted whiter teeth, but couldn’t afford the high price to do so? Not to mention, most whitening treatments can be harsh for those with sensitive teeth.

This simple DIY treatment to help brighten your smile. The secret to this inexpensive home whitening method is malic acid, which acts as an astringent to remove surface discoloration. Combined with baking soda, strawberries become a natural tooth-cleanser, buffing away stains from wine, coffee, and dark sodas.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe Strawberry
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking soda

Directions
Mash strawberry with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Apply using a soft toothbrush to spread the mixture onto your teeth, let sit for 3-5 minutes, then rinse and brush thoroughly with toothpaste. NOTE: It’s best to apply this treatment only once a week – the acid can damage the enamel on your teeth if you overdo it. 

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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.

Witch-Hazel
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.

Source: veria


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

 

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