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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 | Humblebee & Me · Removing Sticky Labels. I’m big on re-using bottles and all varieties of packages. 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 | Humblebee & Me · Homemade White Tiger Balm. A few weeks ago I went to my acupuncturist (she’s wonderful!) , 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. All cooling and delightful. As soon as I got home I began researching the ingredients in Tiger Balm. I couldn’t resist—I ordered the ingredients I didn’t have off of NDA, and as soon as they arrived I made up my very own, petroleum jelly free tiger balm. 5g Camphor essential oil 6g cajuput EO 4g menthol EO 1g clove bud EO 8g mint EO1g vitamin E 10g beeswax 10g cocoa butter 3g emu oil (or andiroba oil) 3g andiroba oilCombine the oils and beeswax in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until melted.While the carrier oils are melting, weigh out the essential oils into a non-porous container.The carrier oils (the beeswax, specifically) should be just barely melted.

Petite kitchen: honey, beeswax and almond oil moisturizing creme. Homemade Hand Cream. The following is a post from contributing writer Jami. 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. I’ve tried many different brands of hand creams, but I have never found one that I liked both the scent of and had the power to keep my hands looking good. Plus, the ingredient lists on these creams were SO long…surely a hand cream could be simpler, couldn’t it? Yes, I’ve found, it can. Since it’s made with real oils and beeswax, it is, well…oily, so I wouldn’t apply it right before working on the computer or reading a book.

Lavender hand cream also makes a terrific gift and can be adapted to use different scents or even be thinned to use with a pump. Supplies Needed (to make about 3/4 c. or 6 oz.) Instructions: Combine the oils in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat just until warm, about 5 minutes. Variations: Healing Boo-Boo Salve - aka Homemade Natural Neosporin. All of us get ‘boo-boos’. Right? Some of us get them more often than others. {raises hand} I am so accident prone. You know, I once broke my foot from stepping off the last stair of my staircase? Having something at home at all times to take care of all the minor boo-boos (minor cuts, scrapes, & minor burns) can be a real life saver.

I use this for all the standard boo-boos – minor cuts, scrapes, minor burns. (note: please do not use this on severed fingers, broken or protruding bones, or other extreme boo-boos. And, don’t hold this exclusively for the boo-boos. Another great thing – it’s not hard to make at all. All of these ingredients work together to create a really powerful healing salve. You can purchase the herbs from my Etsy store already measured out for this recipe, if you like In a medium saucepan – combine the coconut oil, olive oil, comfrey, & calendula. Strain the mixture using a cheesecloth (my favorite method) or coffee filter. Next is to add the beeswax. Ingredients.

Healing Under Eye Serum. Burts Bees Lip Balm Homemade DIY Copycat Recipe | Happy Money Saver. I absolutely LOVE Burt’s Bees Lip Balm and I recreated the perfect copycat recipe from scratch! 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.

He was a physician from Virginia and invented ChapStick as a lip balm. The handmade product looked like this picture. Making Homemade Burt’s Bees Lip Balm from Scratch I wanted to try to make my own lip balm from scratch. Burt’s Bees Lip Balm is my ultimate favorite – in fact if I had to go on the show “Survivor” it would probably be one of things I would choose to bring. I turned the tube around and read through the ingredients: Beeswax, Sunflower oil, Vitamin E, Lanolin, Peppermint and Rosemary. Cucumber Lemon Face Toner | Cheryl's Delights. 1K+ I am not a fan of makeup or facial products.

I do not like putting unnatural products on my face. I have been experimenting with food for beauty. With that said nothing feels better than wiping your face with a natural face toner. You know the new saying if you wouldn’t eat it don’t put it on your skin! 1 ½ cup roughly cut cucumber Juice of one lemon (roughly 1/8 – ¼ cup) ½ cup witch hazel ¼ cup distilled water (I use well water) In a food processor or blender, add the cucumber and lemon juice. Once it has drained for a bit fold up the cheesecloth and squeeze out the rest of the juice. To use your toner, apply to a cotton ball or pad and wipe your face. DIY Projects, Homemade Body Product Recipes, Titanic Costumes, and Tasty Food | Humblebee & Me · Heat Wave Peppermint Spray (AC in a Bottle)

This spray is absolutely brilliant in the heat. 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. It was February, towards the end of their summer, and it was 37°C.

I remember this because the air was the same temperature as my skin, and it was utterly divine. Despite my love of warm weather that has made more than one person wonder if I have a thyroid disorder, I realize not everyone shares my love of ambient and body temperature being one and the same. 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. 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. I currently use this product and I have also used this one (yikes expensive I know). But today I am going to show you how you can make your own...for under $10! What you will need: A dark colored glass bottle.

SO easy and you skin will thank you for this I promise. My recommendation is to use this only at night to start. Homemade Lemon Soap {Mother's Day Gift Ideas} - A Pumpkin And A Princess. Skin Care Series - Eye Cream. Today I want to share my favorite eye cream with you. 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. In fact, skin care products that contain vitamin e have become an essential part of healthy skin care. Antioxidant First of all, because of its antioxidant activity, vitamin e is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra violet light, pollution, drugs, and other elements that produce cell damaging free radicals. Regulator for Vitamin A The vitamin e benefits for healthy skin care also include its ability to regulate vitamin a in the body, which itself is important for healthy skin.

Anti-Aging Benefits of Vitamin E Treatment of Skin Diseases Skin Cancer Benefits of Vitamin E Other Vitamin E Benefits. 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. It also helps ward off bacteria, which is an added benefit if you have open cracks that run deeper. Why milk: Milk is rich in vitamin A which is essential for healthy skin, as it helps to repair and rebuild it. You will need… Directions To note… By Claire Goodall. 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. Some suggested such as Bobbi Brown, Almay, Clinique, and Physician’s Formula I have already tried with no luck, although I could wear Almay self-sharpening silver-cased pencil the longest, i.e., day after day with removal at night. Then I found this sight, and others like it, promoting activated charcoal as eyeliner. It has been 2 hours and my eyes feel as though there is nothing on them. Lavender cooling spray | lightlycrunchy. 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. Shake the mixture vigorously prior to use. . * You can make it with peppermint essential oil too, but this smells more like summer to me. safe enough to experiment with on your youngest child Linked to Sorta Crunchy, Frugally Sustainable, A Pinch of Joy, Like a Mustard Seed Like this: Like Loading...

Photos du journal. DIY Homemade Sunscreen with Shea Butter | TheDabblist. 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. Grandma Catherine. Coconut Oil Skin Polish + Essential Oil Blends. Lavender cooling spray | lightlycrunchy. 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! Instantly tighter, brighter, smoother skin...can't wait to see what magic results I get after months of applying it!! " 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. Homemade natural translucent powder | Great Oak Circle, blog design, logo and print design, DIY blog. Hey friends! I am beyond excited to share my latest DIY find with you, homemade all-natural translucent powder! I heard about this from a friend and thought it was worth a whirl…and it’s amazing. Can you tell I am RAVING about it!?!?! I have super oily skin and this stuff blots the oil right out, stays put all day AND looks and feels totally natural. Perfect right? PLUS!! You will need organic cornstarch and French green clay. You can also tint a little with organic cocoa ( I like it) Cornstarch is sometimes used in makeup because it offers great oil absorption. French Green Clay is often used in resorts for facials and spa treatments. I’ve added links to purchase these products at the end of the post:) In a small bowl combine 1 part cornstarch, 1 part green clay and a bit of cocoa. 1 part in a 1 to 1 recipe depends on how much you are making.

Mix together carefully, making sure to fully incorporate any lumps. I used a spice jar as my makeup container. Paint your lid if you want. Thanks!! 1. 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.

All Natural Homemade Foundation. 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. 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! | The Mommypotamus | organic SAHM sharing her family stories and recipes.

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.