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DIY Oatmeal and Lavender Bath Soak. There's nothing better than a long soak in the tub after a hard day of work. Why not kick it up a notch and pamper your skin in the process? You don't have to buy expensive products to feel like the luxurious woman that you are. This lavender bath salt recipe is totally handmade, inexpensive, and boasts many amazing skin benefits. It also makes for a great hostess or birthday gift! The lavender scent is known to be soothing and calming, so you can eliminate stress at the same time. Okay, so now you know the benefits... let's make some! 1 Cup of Oatmeal Lavender Buds (or Culinary Lavender) 1 Cup of Epsom Salt Blender or Food Processor Jars or Cloth Bags Step One: Start by processing your oatmeal into a fine flour-like texture.

Step Two: Combine the oatmeal with the Epsom salt and stir well until combined thoroughly. Step Three: Add your Lavender buds and stir it up. Step Four: Spoon the mixture into cloth bags or a jar for storage. Plan on trying this at home? Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo. I have been wanting to make my own homemade shampoo for SUCH a long time! I have searched far and wide! At first I considered the “No ‘Poo” method which MANY people swear by…but it just didn’t seem like it was for me. So my search continued. Eventually I found two very similar recipes I liked from Crunchy Better and Wellness Mama.

Both contain what I consider to be the “magic ingredient”….coconut milk! While I didn’t MAKE my own coconut milk (I think I will try it next time I make this shampoo), Crunchy Betty has a good tutorial on how to do so. So here is my version of….. 1/4 cup coconut milk (Like I said, you can either make your own, or use store-bought) 1/3 cup liquid castile soap (like Dr. 1 tsp vitamin E, olive or almond oil 10 to 20 drops your choice of essential oils (I used lavender. Combine all ingredients in a shampoo bottle or jar and shake well to mix. Use about a teaspoon every time you shampoo. I loved pretty much everything about this shampoo. Never miss a good thing! Homemade Sunscreen Lotion Bars.

Tired of Takeout? YOU can cook real food simply and easily with meal plans! Meal planning has now been revolutionized! Customizable 'real food plans' couldn't be any EASIER! Try these REAL FOOD meal plans today! 71.2K 130Google +465 110K 328 Make your own non-toxic homemade sunscreen lotion bars with this easy homemade sunscreen lotion bar recipe. Why a Non-toxic Homemade Bar? If you didn’t already know, commercial lotions can be toxic due to potential endocrine disruptors and other nasty chemicals. However, I live in Texas and the sun can get pretty brutal during the summer. I was inspired by Robin Konie of Thank Your Body to make non-toxic homemade lotion bars after reading her eBook, Toxic Free. What I love about this bar is that it is goes on easily and soaks right in without being overly greasy.

Non-Toxic Homemade Lotion Bars Homemade Ingredients Homemade Lotion Bar Directions Homemade Notes These homemade sunscreen lotion bars will melt in the hot sun. Pin it here! How To Get Rid Of Cellulite | 13 DIY Scrubs - You're So Pretty. Honey Face Wash: DIY. Honey is one of Mother Nature’s most versatile foods.

It not only serves as a delicious, natural sweetener, but it’s a helpful tool in supporting a healthy body and glowing appearance. Most people use honey to sweeten foods and beverages, but few realize that it’s a powerful food, beauty aid and a topical antibiotic. According to Dr. Lindsey Duncan on Dr. Oz, honey naturally contains 18 amino acids, plus small amounts of a many vitamins and minerals. Not only can honey soothe and lubricate a sore throat, but because of its nutrient-rich profile, it has been used internally and externally for a variety of other benefits, including: Better athletic performance: Many athletes rely on carbohydrates for an energy boost during intense training.

The benefits of honey for your skin are innumerable. It may sound bizarre, but you can literally wash your face with honey if you’re very sensitive and looking for a really gentle cleanse. Honey Face Wash Directions: Homemade Stretch Mark Cream with Coconut Oil. Being pregnant is an amazing thing. You’re making a human life. You’ve got that beautiful glow. Unfortunately, it isn’t all sunshine. Complete strangers touch your stomach… without asking. And then there’s the stretch marks. Yikes! Now, thanks to this homemade stretch mark cream, you can fend off those unsightly stretch marks.

This homemade stretch mark cream contains ingredients that are fabulous for your skin including coconut oil, cocoa butter, and vitamin E oil. You can put together this homemade stretch mark cream in just a few minutes with very little fuss. Want more recipes like this homemade stretch mark cream? ¼ cup coconut oil2 Tbsp. cocoa butter2 tsp. vitamin E oil10 drops frankincense essential oil10 drops lavender essential oil.5 oz. beeswax 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. This homemade stretch mark cream will be thick but not firm, if you prefer it to be more solid keep it in the refrigerator.

Dr Oz Fanny Facial: Exfoliating Butt Scrub with Coffee Grinds - Pantry Spa. AddThis What's Next Recommended for you AddThis Hide Show. What Can Activated Charcoal Do For You. Stay Gorgeous♥: Diy Blemish Erasing Body Scrub. It's getting close to Christmas time, so I figured I'd dedicate a short blog to a quick, inexpensive diy gift. There are loads of diy sugar scrubs floating around the internet, but this one is my favorite, any blemishes will be erased, and your skin will look more vibrant.

It also smells so good I just want to eat it! What you need: -2 cups sugar -1/4 cup coconut oil -Tbsp. Lemon Juice -1/2 Tbsp. Honey -Tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar -jar for holding(cute packaging for a great Christmas present!) All you have to do is mix together all the ingredients. Xoxo, Stay 5 Homemade Natural Scrubs - ♥ IndianBeautySpot ♥ Lavender scrub – Is perfect for softening and moisturizing dry skin while the Lavender induces a calming effect on your senses. 3 cups white sugar1 cup extra virgin olive oil10 drops of lavender essential oilFood coloring of your chose (optional)Rub Body Scrub in a circular motion to exfoliate. Mint scrub – Crushed mint meets coconut oil to create a luscious body polish 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar3/4 cup coconut oil1/2 cup packed mint leaves Coconut scrub – A luxury blend of coconut oil to exfoliate, smooth, and hydate skin, leaving your senses happy!

2 cup Sugar1 cup Coconut oilMix the ingredients together and Gently massaging it into the skin while in shower. Read More: 15 Best DIY beauty products using coconut >> Lemon scrub – Keeps your skin moisturized while the sugar sloughs off any dead skin 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)1 cup white sugar6-8 drops of Lime Essential OilUse the citrus scrub to soften your hands and feet. Cinnamon scrub- A homemade skin care miracle! Natural treatments to get rid of body or back acne - ♥ IndianBeautySpot ♥

Bacne is another term for back acne or body acne. Body acne develops in a similar way to facial acne. It can take several forms like pimples, blackheads, zits, which are painful and can leave nasty scars. So try these natural remedies that will banish bacne and body acne—once and for all. BACNE SCRUB: Exfoliation is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells that tend to build up on the back, and body. Acne forms when pores become clogged with dead skin and oil, hence exfoliating is the best way to treat acne. Use a loofah or make a natural sugar scrub that will help exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause breakouts.

Squeeze one lemon into a bowl with 1 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of honey. BODY ACNE BATH: Malic and lactic acids found in the vinegar helps to soften and exfoliate your skin, and treat face and body acne. BODY ACNE SPRAY: You can also prepare a apple cider vinegar acne toner. QUICK TIPS to prevent bacne: Organic Turmeric Body Scrub - ♥ IndianBeautySpot ♥

Turmeric (haldi) is one such ingredient that is widely used in India. The beautifying spice is used in various beauty products and also in bridal beauty due to its long list of skin care benefits. It can be used in different ways in your beauty routines for a flawless, acne free and glowing complexion. Use Kasturi turmeric instead of your regular turmeric which is non- staining and will also give you a healthy skin. To make a turmeric scrub, you will need: * 1 cup fine grain salt/ organic sugar * 1 tsp turmeric powder/ kasturi turmeric * 1/4 cup olive oil * 1tsp of vitamin e oil (to increase the shelf life of the scrub) * Few drops of essential oil ( optional) Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and store it in a jar or an airtight container. Up next: Turmeric face and body mask for healthy, glowing skin.

Natural Skin Brightening and Tightening Mask - ♥ IndianBeautySpot ♥ Keep your face firm, smooth and youthful with one of these natural skin tightening face masks. EGG WHITE AND YOGURT MASK: * 1 Egg White * 2 Tablespoon Greek Yogurt Whisk egg white slightly then add yogurt. Mix well and apply to face using a clean brush. Leave mixture on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing with luke warm water.

You can do this as often as you like. FLOUR AND HONEY MASK * 1bsp of Gram Flour or Rice Flour * 1/2 tbp Lemon juice * 1tbsp of Honey The mask help to tighten the skin and shrink pores. Using vinegar as a skin toner. How to make colloidal oatmeal | hippie brown girl. Colloidal oatmeal is great stuff. It’s good for itching, eczema, and almost all dry skin problems.

It’s in lots of commercial lotions, like Aveeno [fun fact: the botanical name for oats is Avena sativa so it seems that’s where they got that name]. I’ve mentioned many times that my eldest daughter has eczema, although it has become quite mild. She does still have somewhat sensitive skin, though, and her skin is naturally extremely dry. Lotions and creams that work on the rest of the family often don’t work on her. I wanted to make some colloidal oatmeal to use in my formulations because of her dry skin but also because my husband has been having some trouble with itchy (although not dry) skin. Colloidal oatmeal is easy to make if you’re not making a whole bunch of it. 1-2 tablespoons of steel-cut oats1 cup boiling distilled waterPut your oats into a coffee grinder. In lotions and creams, this would be part of the water phase. Try this recipe for eczema using colloidal oatmeal Like this:

3 Natural Beauty DIYs with Flynn & King! A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to my new favorite line of skincare, Flynn & King! Getting to know the creators behind the line has been such a pleasure, and last week I had the opportunity to visit the studio of Corina and Summer in Brooklyn! These two gals are some of the nicest (and most inspiring!) People I’ve met. I learned so much about natural skincare from them in the short hour I was there — I was absolutely blown away. We spent some time making a couple of their favorite natural beauty recipes, and the best part is that almost all of the ingredients probably already exist in your kitchen! …Here at Flynn & King, we try to make our beauty recipes with little more than what you probably have in your kitchen right now. First, we created an amazingly easy DIY LOTION BAR. The coconut oil will hydrate and soften the skin and the beeswax will help hold the moisture inside your skin and create a barrier to help protect the skin against the elements.

You’ll need: A small cucumber. Colloidal Oatmeal: Information and products to help the itch of eczema, poison ivy, chicken pox, bug bites, and other skin irritations, through the natural healing of oatmeal. Acne Fighting Homemade Facial Scrub. I love experimenting with making my own self care products. Most recently I just threw a few ingredients together and made a homemade facial scrub. I washed my face with it every night and really fell in love with my new creation. It makes your skin feel so clean and soft!

Let me tell you a bit about what I threw into this scrub and why it works so well… Baking soda: I just decided on baking soda because I wanted to add an exfoliant to my cleanser that was gentle, yet effective. “Baking soda is amphoteric which means that it has the ability to either act as a base or acid. Coconut Oil: I use coconut oil to moisturize my skin and I am very familiar with the oil cleansing method, so naturally I wanted to include it in my new creation. Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil — where to find1/2 cup baking soda — I buy it in bulk here Directions: Want to know more about my skincare routine? Don’t forget to use a great Non-toxic Makeup too! More great facial scrub recipes: CLICK HERE to Pin this post.