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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.

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 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:

3 Exercises to Strengthen the Shoulders | Page 3 Medicine Ball "Alphabet" This is a great exercise to put your shoulder muscles through a full range of motion. This one can be tough, so start out just by going partially through the alphabet, and then work your way up to the full A through Z. You'll need a medicine ball for this exercise, but don't worry if you don't have access to one. Start Start in a "relaxed stance." Maintain a slight bend to your elbows throughout this exercise. Exercise Start "drawing" the alphabet one letter at a time. When you first start doing this exercise, it's best to start with a very light weight (say one or two pounds at the most) to see how your shoulders tolerate this exercise. As with all exercise programs, always check with your physician and a certified conditioning specialist before undertaking any of these exercises. This article contains excerpts from LaRue Cook's e-Book "Creating Stronger Shoulders and Core Muscles for Power in Athletics."

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!!

Turn Any Yard of Fabric into a Chic Beach Wrap Now that you’ve picked out your perfect grill, it’s time to get yourself to the beach! When we saw this wrap in the latest Victoria’s Secret catalog we knew we had to make it, and we knew we could make it rock. Head to a fabric store or grab a scarf you never wear, and get ready to wrap it up. Materials: – 1 yard of fabric – lace trim, ribbon, shoelaces – sharp fabric scissors – sewing machine or needle and thread First, gather your materials! We employed two different methods for creating our beach dress. Cut a strip off one end of your fabric. Next, fold over the top two corners of your piece of fabric. Now it’s time to string the strip through! Sew the loop ends together and cut off any excess fabric. Repeat with the other side, and you’re done! And here’s how you put it on. Cutie patootie from any angle! We used the same method with this peacock print, but shortened the width of the fabric to create more coverage up top. ;) For our second method, we complemented fabric with lace trim.

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!

fourfour 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?