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DIY Skin Smoother for Silky Soft Legs One Good Thing by Jillee. Photos du journal. DIY Projects, Homemade Body Product Recipes, Titanic Costumes, and Tasty Food. I’m big on re-using bottles and all varieties of packages.

DIY Projects, Homemade Body Product Recipes, Titanic Costumes, and Tasty Food

I go through lots of bottles of essential oils, and then I like to re-use them. But the problem is they always come with super sticky labels that leave an incredibly tacky residue. As I’ve discovered, no amount of soap, scrubbing, or soaking will get it off. But you know what will? Cooking oil. All you’ll need is a bit of cheap vegetable oil (I’ve used canola in the past—coconut is also a good choice since it’s semi-solid to start with) on a coarse scrubby pad. DIY Projects, Homemade Body Product Recipes, Titanic Costumes, and Tasty Food. A few weeks ago I went to my acupuncturist (she’s wonderful!)

DIY Projects, Homemade Body Product Recipes, Titanic Costumes, and Tasty Food

, and afterward so gave me some Tiger Balm for my legs and neck. I’d never tried it before, but it was love at first try. Awesome stuff. Petite kitchen: honey, beeswax and almond oil moisturizing creme. Homemade Hand Cream. The following is a post from contributing writer Jami.

Homemade Hand Cream

I have pretty dry hands and during the gardening season they get even worse from the rough scrubbing needed to remove all the resulting dirt. They quickly become chapped, especially around the cuticles. Healing Boo-Boo Salve - aka Homemade Natural Neosporin. All of us get ‘boo-boos’.

Healing Boo-Boo Salve - aka Homemade Natural Neosporin

Right? Some of us get them more often than others. Healing Under Eye Serum. Difficulty:BeginnerTime:5 minutesYields:1 bottle Nothing does more damage to your skin than being outside in the elements in the sun and wind.

Healing Under Eye Serum

Treat your overly sunned face to some pampering oils to help nourish, replenish and reduce inflammation. Burts Bees Lip Balm Homemade DIY Copycat Recipe. I absolutely LOVE Burt’s Bees Lip Balm and I recreated the perfect copycat recipe from scratch!

Burts Bees Lip Balm Homemade DIY Copycat Recipe

History of Lip Balms Our ancestors didn’t have the luxury of owning many beauty products. From what I have researched it looks like when they got chapped lips they used goose or duck fat, vaseline, and in a pioneer memoir there was even mention of someone using ear wax (ewww!). Chapstick itself wasn’t invented until the early 1880’s by Dr. Charles Browne Fleet and didn’t get popular until around 1912. Cucumber Lemon Face Toner. 1K+ I am not a fan of makeup or facial products.

Cucumber Lemon Face Toner

I do not like putting unnatural products on my face. I have been experimenting with food for beauty. DIY Projects, Homemade Body Product Recipes, Titanic Costumes, and Tasty Food. This spray is absolutely brilliant in the heat.

DIY Projects, Homemade Body Product Recipes, Titanic Costumes, and Tasty Food

And before you go cracking jokes about how Canadians don’t know anything about heat, let me say that it was 40°C (104°F) the day I made and tested this spray, and while that isn’t exactly melt-the-soles-of-your-shoes kind of hot, most people would agree that it isn’t exactly parka weather. One of my first memories of Australia was that moment when I first stepped out of the air conditioned airport. Skin Care Tip Of The Week *DIY Vitamin C Serum* So many of you ask me what I use on a daily basis and I promise that post is coming soon...but one product that I can not live without is Vitamin C serum.

Skin Care Tip Of The Week *DIY Vitamin C Serum*

It tightens your skin, helps lighten hormonal pigmentation (I was one of those that was cursed with horrible pregnancy melasma) and helps ward off wrinkles. I lather it on every SINGLE night before I go to bed. The only problem with Vitmain C serum is that it's one of the priciest skin care products on the market. Homemade Lemon Soap {Mother's Day Gift Ideas} - A Pumpkin And A Princess. Treat Acne & Other Skin Conditions With Banana Peels! - Nature's Nurture. Skin Care Series - Eye Cream. Today I want to share my favorite eye cream with you.

Skin Care Series - Eye Cream

It is super simple to make using only two ingredients - coconut oil and Vitamin E. In yesterday's post we learned that coconut oil is a protective antioxidant and supports tissue repair and healing. This is what has to say about Vitamin E: In terms of skin health and skin care, vitamin e benefits are numerous. Make Your Own Honey Heel Moisturizer for Dry, Cracked Heels. When the skin on and around the heels becomes thickened (callused) or dried out it causes cracking. These cracks can range from minor to severe and be caused by anything from increased pressure /weight and ill-fitting shoes to dry climate and fungal infections, like athletes foot. Whether your dry cracked heels are causing discomfort, or if you simply find them unsightly, try making a honey moisturizer for daily use to get them supple and smooth again.

Ingredients: Milk, honey, orange juice. Why honey: Honey is a humectant, which means that it traps and seals moisture, making it ideal to apply to dry, cracked heels. Put it on and it essentially “sucks” moisture into your skin, helping to relieve the dryness and heal the cracks. Homemade Natural Eyeliner (& Eyeshadow) My sensitive eyes are rarely in top condition. With very light, short eyelashes and a lot of eyelid real estate, I am drawn to eye makeup to enable those around me not to go screeching into the night, cursed with nightmares forever. My eyes used to be able to handle anything, but as I age, 57 now, they, as I (LOL), have become picky as to what touches them.

So, tonight I was on an internet search trying to find the perfect eyeliner for sensitive eyes. Lavender cooling spray. It’s stinking hot here right now. I’m not overly enjoying it, though I can imagine that the tall hormonal kid’s 6th grade teacher is enjoying it even less right about now. Imagine a classroom that you can taste. Anyway, for anybody who might be a little heat intolerant like me, or experiencing hot flashes, here’s something I made that cools and smells nice. Lavender Cooling Spray1/4 cup rose water8 drops lavender essential oilsmall spray bottleAdd rose water to the spray bottle.

Add lavender essential oil. Photos du journal. DIY Homemade Sunscreen with Shea Butter. How to Make a Salve with Infused Oils. In summer 2009 I posted about my first experiments with common plantain in Grandma Called it “Medicine Leaf” and Real Healing Potions. Plantain is a common lawn and garden weed. It has many medicinal properties, which are listed in the previous post, along with instructions for making an oil infusion. The leaves themselves can be applied directly to the skin, but for ease of use and long term storage, I infuse them in olive oil. If you don’t have fresh herbs available, you may infuse a high quality dry herb like those from Mountain Rose Herbs or other medicinal herb suppliers.

Fresh is best, but sometimes you need to get creative. Oils are great for covering large areas (like when you get covered in mosquito bites or sunburned), but sometimes an ointment or salve is more convenient (for instance, to treat a single bite, or apply to hemorrhoids, or to pack in your purse – no spills!). How to Make a Salve with Infused Oils First, drain the plant material out of your oil. Coconut Oil Skin Polish + Essential Oil Blends. Lavender cooling spray. Photos du journal. Top 10 Skincare Tips. I have had so much fun with the skincare series. It has been going strong for almost three years now and it is one of the only series that I have started and still love doing. I decided to do a little round up of some of the top skincare posts according to the readers based off most pinned, positive feedback and page views.

If you want to read how the series got started you can read the very first post here. 1. DIY Vitamin C Mask- One reader said, "Best DIY treatment I have ever tried! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. So there you have it, the top 10 skincare posts according to the readers. Photos du journal. Great Oak Circle, blog design, logo and print design, DIY blog. Photos du journal. Petite kitchen: honey, beeswax and almond oil moisturizing creme.

Photos du journal. DIY Skin Smoother for Silky Soft Legs One Good Thing by Jillee. Photos du journal. 3 Evidence-Based Ways To Reverse Skin Aging Naturally. Bring on the Sun - Discover Safe and Natural Skin Protective Solutions. The Positive Health Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing. Photos du journal. Photos du journal. Make Your Own All-Natural Deodorant {Stick or Spray}One Good Thing by Jillee. Photos du journal. Photos du journal. Rose Infused Witch Hazel The Nerdy Farm Wife. Make Your Own "Soothing Roots Balm" for Headache Relief. When a headache hits, the only thing that sounds remotely pleasant is lying down, closing you’re eyes, and falling asleep. Unfortunately, more often than not, we’re stuck in traffic, helping the kids with homework, dealing with a crabby boss, trying to cook dinner, running to catch the bus, etc. etc. when the pounding sets in, and lying down just isn’t an option.

All Natural Homemade Foundation. I’ve had quite a few requests for a homemade foundation. After giving you homemade mascara, homemade blush, bronzer, and lip balm I really wanted to give you a good foundation. Of course foundation is tricky. For one, it covers the whole face. It needs to go on well, stay put, match skin tones, and not clog your pores. A hefty task, indeed. Remedy to remove dark eye circles. Make Your Own All-Natural Deodorant {Stick or Spray}One Good Thing by Jillee. Homemade Body Wash That Is Moisturizing and Natural. Homemade Soap Recipe with Herbs and Citrus. Holistic Chick: Tricks of the Trade (3) - Using Tea as a Natural Hair Dye!

Beautiful hair. Natural remedies for healthy hair. Naturally Whitening Tooth Powder Recipe. Welcome! You can now purchase my natural products, such as salves and magnesium lotion, through my on-line store. Shampoo Bar Soap Recipe. DIY natural deodorant. Wash Radiation, Heavy Metals and Other Health Harming Poisons Down the Drain with a Detoxifying Soak. Lemon for beautiful skin. The “Naughty” Skin Care Ingredient You Absolutely Must Try! Orange Honey Lotion Bars. DIY natural deodorant. Sore muscle bath. Make Your Own Homemade Hairspray and Hair DetanglerOne Good Thing by Jillee. Lavender Body Butter. Homemade Coconut Milk and Coconut Milk SHAMPOO (Revised)One Good Thing by Jillee. Photos du journal. Squeezable Homemade Toothpaste Recipe (Remineralizing)

Oil Pulling: Ancient Secret for Optimal Health. DIY remineralizing toothpaste. DIY Toothpaste. Best Way to Whiten Teeth Naturally With an Charcoal. Homemade toothpaste. Bath bomb recipe.