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Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

Grapefruit Sugar Scrub
This is decidedly the best scrub I have ever made and it's just three ingredients needed. It's the perfect thing to cosset your skin with after the harshness of winter. The citrus scent will raise your spirits and have you in a spring state of mind in no time. Ingredients 1cup fine sugar- to exfoliate and as a natural humectant3/4 cup Macadamia Nut Oil - comparable to natural oil produced by your skin, great moisturizer1/2 cup dried course ground grapefruit peel - to exfoliate and aromatherapy calming & invigorating First peel 2 medium grapefruits. Then snip the peels into thin strands. Bake in the oven at 150 degrees for 30 minutes. Place in blender on grate setting if possible, about 60 seconds should get you about 1/2 cup of coarse ground peel. Now thoroughly mix the sugar and peel... Slowly pour in the oil and mix very well. It feels like heaven and leaves your skin revitalized and silken. Related:  self made beauty

Sugar Scrub I enjoy making gifts for those dear to me. When contemplating what to give one of my friends for her birthday, I knew that I wanted to give her something natural. After all, we often talk about taking a step back and looking at products we use and the things we consume and considering chemicals, artificial flavors, etc. Years ago, a friend got me into making my own bath products. labels {Paper Bag Rectangle from Paper Source} sugar grapeseed oil {health food store/Trader Joe’s}…can substitute EVOO rosemary spearmint essential oil {health food store} mixing bowl spatula ice cream scoop Mix 3 cups sugar, 1 cup oil thoroughly. Add the mixture to your containers using an ice cream scoop. Coordinately yours, Julie

100 legal sites to stream and download free music | MerryCode Music is life, I never found anyone who’s life isn’t influenced by Music. Why the best things in life like Music are not free? Actually, there is more legally available for free Music than you think. image by nothingatall Here is a list of 100 sites that let you stream or download music for free legally! DeezerDeezer is the French-based service which is one of the largest and very popular music recommendation search engine. 8Tracks awesome site, with last.fm integration! Mog The Most Sophisticated, User-Friendly Music Player on the Web. Clown Basket ClownBasket is the songwriter’s forum to share their own original music with the world. so here is a way for you to get your original music out there! My Band Stock My Band Stock is a type of fan funding tools, where artists raise money from their fan base to record music. Groove SharkGrooveshark is a very nice music site which competes with all best web-based music sites. Mix CloudMixcloud helps connect radio content to listeners. Also read:

Home Facials - Get Natural Skincare Ideas at WomansDay Facials are a great way to keep your skin glowing, but they can be pricey. We asked Louisa Macan-Graves, author of Hollywood Beauty Secrets: Remedies to the Rescue, and Elda Argenti, owner of the Plantogen skincare line, for their favorite make-at-home face masks crafted from common household ingredients. For All Skin Types Brighten: Cut a slice of ripe papaya and remove the seeds and pulp (save the pulp for a snack later—it’s great for digestion). Rub the inside of the papaya peel on your cleansed face, focusing on lines around the mouth and eyes, crow’s feet, thinning temples, neck and hands. Exfoliate: Combine 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp olive oil. Cleanse: “Believe it or not, I love to cleanse with oil,” says Argenti. For Oil- and Blemish-Prone Skin Lift & Tighten: Combine 2 Tbsp plain yogurt with 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (the juice of one lemon) and apply to your cleansed face and neck. For Dry Skin Soothe: Combine 2 Tbsp honey with 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice.

Homemade Sugar Scrub Winter skin has been an issue for me, for as long as I can remember. All summer long I swim, garden and hike around in the Southern California sun. Occasionally I will leave my skin outdoors for too long, turning it bright pink (never the deep, creamy brown my mom and sister have) but it always bounces right back to my soft, milk-white and freckly skin. In the winter months however, my skin completely dries out on me. This year, I’m fighting back against winter skin with a homemade sugar scrub. This scrub not only feels amazing, it also smells amazing, is so cheap to put together, and it requires only FIVE ingredients. White sugar Whole Vanilla Beans Olive Oil (Or Mineral Oil) Almond Extract (Or Vanilla extract, mint extract, lavender essential oil- Whatever you’ve got handy!) I started this project by putting some white sugar in a jar with two vanilla beans, and leaving it alone for a few days. After a day or two in the jar with the vanilla beans, your white sugar will be ready to use.

:: retro… in a modern way :: I have been so tickled lately with all the questions about how I get my hair in that retro, 1940’s style. It’s one of my “default” looks that has just evolved over the years; partially because I have a (probably unhealthy) obsession with the 40’s, but also because I really wanted an up do that was flattering to my face shape. It’s super-duper easy to do, and has loads of variations (which I cover at the end). So due to popular request, here’s my first–and possibly only–hair style tutorial! First, I’d really suggest getting a copy of Daniela Turdich’s 1940s Hairstyles. I believe it’s out of print, but if you can find (beg, borrow, or steal! Here’s what you’re going to need for the exact style I’m demonstrating (other ideas at the end of this tutorial). Ready? Start by giving your hair a good brush and parting it on one side. Take one side, gathering up the front and side from approximately the middle of the top forward. Pin in place as described above. Voila–finished roll!!! Done!!

Frugal Beauty: 11 Household Items You Can Use As Beauty Products (photo: stuartpilbrow) A $25 face mask may be cheap enough to make it onto a magazine’s “bargain” beauty buys list, but there are less expensive and more effective head-to-toe pampering products to be had in your fridge and pantry. Even professional aestheticians and stylists turn to household staples like lemons, baking soda or yogurt when it’s time to clear skin of acne, soften rough patches or keep teeth sparkling. “What better way to achieve a natural glow, then from natural products?” asks Lily Morgan, the founder of Lily Organics Fresh Skin Care. Post your own tips below, and try these beauty uses for common household goods: Avocado * Scott-Vincent Borba, the author of “Skintervention: The Personalized Solution for Healthier, Younger and Flawless Looking Skin,” suggests mashing an avocado with the oil from one vitamin E soft gel, a dash of cayenne pepper and a tablespoon of honey. * Gently rub the inside of an avocado peel on your face, says Morgan. Baking soda Coffee Cucumbers Eggs Honey

Butter Sugar Scrub Cube Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes have become the new trend and are now taking the place of traditional sugar scrubs. One of the main reasons is that these scrubs are in a solid form so there’s no separation and less mess. It also means it’s less likely that you will transfer water into your sugar scrub during usage since you are simply removing one or two cubes at a time for use and then resealing the container before use. While there are a handful of recipes for solid sugar scrubs floating around, I came up with my own recipe that I’d like to share with you. Here’s what some of my customers have had to say about my Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cubes: Cucumber Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub CubesMy mother LOVES this!!! Natural Lavender Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub CubesThese are the most amazing bath item I have ever used. Love these sugar scrub cubes! Great lavender scent, I love how these are softer and squish easily in the shower. Solid Shea Butter Sugar Scrub Cube Recipe Ingredients: 4oz.

Hair Romance Hair Romance is a wonderful blog dedicated to all things hair related, where Christina, a super lovely australian blogger, offers a lot of valuable hair advice. A few words from Christina : "I believe your hair is your best accessory. We want you to love your hair and to have fun styling your hair. Your hair is your headsuit and we want you to be well dressed at all times." During the month of May 2011, she posted a hairstyle everyday. Her hairstyle challenge has been so popular that she designed tutorials for all the hairstyles in an easy reference ebook. She says that the hairstyles are easy to master and that if she can do it, we can do it too. You can buy the ebook here - it's only $9.95 and it's totally worth it! And until Sunday, June 26th 2011, you can win it! Christina is generously giving away an ebook to one lucky winner!

Homemade Beauty Recipes Looking to add a new addition to your beauty and skincare arsenal? Instead of heading out to the store or ordering a new product online, try whipping up one of these luxurious beauty treats. Body scrubs, face masks, bath salts, oils—these easy, surprisingly inexpensive, DIY beauty treatments are filled with nutrient-packed ingredients and are great alternatives to splurging on the expensive stuff. MORE: More DIY Beauty Recipes Coffee Body Scrub What it does:An instant pick-me-up that provides a jolt while softening and hydrating skin How to make it: Combine equal parts ground coffee and granulated sugar. Lavender Bath Salts What it does: Soothes tired muscles and minds How to make it: Mix together two cups of Epsom salt with one cup of sea salt in a bowl. MORE: Surprising Way to Soothe Sore Muscles Yogurt and Honey Face Mask What it does: Exfoliates and brightens complexion How to make it: Stir together equal parts honey and yogurt (one tablespoon each is enough for one mask). Rose Bath Oil

Citrus Salt Scrub It’s that time of year. Where you need all the exfoliation you can get! Everyone wants fabulous beach-ready skin! What you will need: 1 cup sea salt 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or olive, almond or coconut oil) 1/2 tsp lemon juice (or zest) 1/2 tsp orange zest (not necessary) photo credit: via First mix the oil and sea salt together. How to exfoliate: Clean body as normal in shower. Now I’m ready for the beach. # kristanlynn xoxo *Like what you see?

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