DIY: Self Tanner & Skin Detox

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


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.


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.


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.


  • 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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blue1This 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.


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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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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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.



You will need


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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