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All Natural Homemade Sunscreen. This is a recipe for all natural homemade sunscreen, without zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

All Natural Homemade Sunscreen

A few years ago, I created this Instructable that shows you how to make your own sunscreen using these ingredients. In response to many comments I'd been getting on it, I decided to offer a TD/ZO alternative, with all natural elements. You can actually eat most of the ingredients! Carrot seed oil's high carotol content gives it its skin-rejuvenative properties, and can directly reduce the damaging effects of UV rays. Avocado oil, sesame oil and shea butter contain a low SPF sunscreen. Ingredients: NOTE: avoid using citrus oils, such as bergamont, orange, lemon or lime. *Even though Borax is used as a food ingredient in some countries, it is banned for such use in the US, and can be harmful if ingested in large doses. Tools:Directions: Combine the sesame, avocado, jojoba, and almonds oils, shea and cocoa butters, and beeswax in a microwave-safe container and heat until just melted. Enjoy!

Make an Emergency Flash Drive and Take it With You Whenever You Travel. Projects You Should Totally Do: Tiny Succulent Cork Planters. {Image Source} UPDATE: We finally tried this project and it's as easy as it looks!

Projects You Should Totally Do: Tiny Succulent Cork Planters

Check out the simple tutorial. I must admit when a friend mentioned this idea to me a few weeks ago I crinkled my nose, all I could think about is moldy cork with a plant growing out of it. Of course a few days later this beautiful image floated across my computer screen, and I was immediately smitten by this sweet cluster of succulents. Instagram Projects. Three-step modern clock. This clock project from Buenos Aires, Argentina-based architect and blogger Agus is the best kind of quickie DIY: cheap, fast, foolproof and fully customizable. Have 20 minutes to spare? Then you could have your own version of this pretty modern clock. Inspired by the Primary Clock designed by David Weatherhead and GOODD for Thorsten van Elten (of pigeon light fame), Agus whipped together a template for a clean, simple semicircle and grabbed the spray paint. We’ve included the template below so you can print it, cut it out and start crafting immediately.

I love the idea of a grid of these, or perhaps a set of world clocks with flag colors in the semicircle. Read the full how-to after the jump . . . a round 11″ piece of polished wood a cardboard printout of the template some spray paint in your favorite color. Sweet-diy-votives/ Here’s what you’ll need: 1.


Measure the height and circumference of your jar, and cut strips of fabric to roughly fit (approx. 1cm wide – doesn’t have to be perfect). 2. In your small cup, pour in some glue and dilute it with a bit of water (about 1:2), mix well. It should be the consistency of slightly thicker water.. yes, I know I’m being vague but it shouldn’t make much difference to the end result. 3. Note: – I find that it’s ok to have fabric going above the top of your jar because it can be easily cut off after it’s dried. – I don’t mind the look of the overlapping lines of fabric once the candle is lit, but if you do try not to overlap the strips in the gluing process. ** Please only use only battery operated tea-lights (not real candles).

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DIY Artwork - Easy Painting Projects

This story was originally published on July 25. If there are two things that have been commanding our attention lately, they're cool artwork and chevron prints. So, we were obviously pretty stoked to find a way to incorporate both — for cheap! — in an amazing DIY project for your apartment. Inspired by the work of artist Nancy Ramirez, two stellar Refinery29 interns collaborated on this easy-does-it way to spice up an empty wall. From the moment we spied this Nancy Ramirez painting on Pinterest, we were smitten. Assemble your paints and squeeze a quarter-size amount of each color onto your palette.


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» How to Learn A Language in 90 Days

If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.’ ~Nelson Mandela Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Maneesh Sethi of Hack The System. I still remember the happiest moment of my life. I had decided to throw a party for my Italian friends while living in Florence, Italy. 11 key tips to stay productive while on the go. Photo via Bigstock It’s hard enough to stay productive in the office or at your desk – with your full array of resources, hardware and professional creature comforts surrounding you.

11 key tips to stay productive while on the go