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DIY Beauty Recipes Too Easy Not To Try!

Posted in DIY
on February 13, 2017

I’ve always been into organic and mostly natural products.  When my husband and I were first married, he used to look at me funny when I insisted that I could make my own cleaner with water, essential oil and a little dish soap.  He’s more of a believer now, but it’s taken some time. I wanted to share a few beauty diy’s that will keep you looking fresh faced and youthful! Let’s get into it!

Jeni & Teri over at Spoon Fork Bacon deliver the ultimate homemade balm with their DIY Lip Gloss. The moisturizing cocktail of avocado oil, shea butter, coconut oil and sweet almond oil will have your lips feeling and looking perfectly kissable. Head over to their blog to get the deets!

Here at Pink Balloons For Lunch, I created this great smelling  Cherry Lip Scrub to pair with your lip gloss. A great exfoliator makes your lip gloss look that much better when applied. Honey and cherry combine to make a scrub that is definitely sweet enough to eat, although I wouldn’t advise it.

My very talented copywriter friend Vanessa bought me the Hello Glow book as a gift this past Christmas. I was so excited to receive it because it has so many amazing diy’s.  It’s chock full of organic recipes that address all your beauty concerns. This Vitamin C Cranberry Face Mask will leave your skin feeling moisturized and toned. Fresh cranberries, organic maple syrup and yogurt are all you need to make this creamy and indulgent face mask.

Kristin over at Live Simply combines ultra moisturizing aloe vera, honey and olive oil for her Homemade Honey & Aloe Facial Cleanser. She says to leave the cleanser on for a minute to allow your skin to absorb all the goodness!

This Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub from Kaylee at The Kitchen McCabe has all organic ingredients like grapefruit juice, coconut oil and white sugar for a refreshing scrub that’s sure to awaken your senses! I love grapefruit, so this is no-brainer for me.

Do you have any diy’s that you use consistently? I’d love to hear from you. I know that I can’t live without my olive and coconut oil because they can be used for everything from cooking to beauty!

 

 

5 DIY Organic Products I Use Everyday

Posted in Home, Uncategorized
on January 21, 2016

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The more you can stay away from chemicals, the better. Sometimes my husband thinks I go a little overboard with trying to find things that are “all natural.” I don’t understand why people think that just because you put it in a pill bottle that it’s automatically legitimate. Many of the medicines that we take today were harvested from the plants and fruits that grow right out of the ground. I really enjoy using natural products that I can make because I don’t have to worry about what’s in them. Without further ado, here are 5 DIY Organic Products I Use Everyday!

1. All Natural Tooth Soap 

Tooth soap is actually my favorite on the list. It honestly cleans my teeth better than any toothpaste I’ve ever used! After I brush with tooth soap, I run my tongue over my teeth and they are smooth and clean. If you don’t mind a departure from the norm, tooth soap is an amazing way to brush your teeth. Tooth soap is made by combining 2 tablespoons of Dr. Bronner’s Baby Mild, 8 tablespoons melted coconut oil, 4 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons water, 20 drops peppermint or cinnamon essential oil and 1 teaspoon stevia extract drops or 1 teaspoon  organic honey. Combine all ingredients into a soap pump and shake well. Use as you would normal toothpaste.

2. All Natural Tooth Brightening Scrub

No need to go spend a bunch of money on whitening strips, when you can make a tooth brightener at home for a quarter of the cost. Many of these items you already have lying around the house, so why not make use of them. You can make the tooth brightening scrub by combining 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1 teaspoon unrefined sea salt, 1 teaspoon purified water and 1 drop spearmint or peppermint essential oil. Combine all ingredients into a clean container with a lid. I ordered some small white cosmetic containers from Amazon. Mix well and dip your toothbrush into the scrub and brush your teeth. 

3. Olive Oil For Oil Cleansing

Olive oil is not just great for cooking, it’s an amazing moisturizer and facial cleanser. Last year I was introduced to oil cleansing. I was confused by how putting oil on my face would actually balance my skin out and decrease lines. It actually works and I keep a container of olive oil in the shower. To oil cleanse, just take about 2 teaspoons of olive oil and rub it into your face for about 2 minutes. Make sure you really massage it in but be careful under your eyes, that’s the most delicate skin on your face. After you’ve massage the oil into your skin, take a clean washcloth and rinse with the warmest water that you can take, then ring out all the water. Take the cloth and clean the oil off of your face. Along with the oil, you will see the dirt come off your face as well. This is also great for an all natural way to take off your makeup!

4. Peppermint All Purpose Cleaner

I just did a post on all natural cleaning solutions. I was cleaning up and mixed these ingredients together and loved them. Use 1/4 cup Dr. Bronner’s  Baby Mild, 1 cup water and 20 drops of peppermint essential oil. Combine all ingredients into a spray bottle and use for cleaning kitchens, bathrooms and even mopping your floors! This solution cleans amazingly well and leaves your house smelling minty fresh! Add any other essential oil you like to create a smell that you love. 

5. Fruity Infused Water

I really don’t like water. I mean, I really don’t like water. However, as an adult I’ve realized that it’s an essential part of living a decent life. (lol!) Water aids in speeding up our metabolism for weight loss, detoxifies the body, aids in digestion and even makes your skin clearer and look younger. Moisture does a body good! Adding mint and strawberries to my water makes it taste better and even feel a little fancy. There are all types of infuser bottles that you can buy that make it easy to drink your fruity water and tote it around with you all day long, or all night long! *cue Lionel Richie* Either way, drink up, buttercup!

There are my 5 DIY Organic Products That I Use Everyday! Hopefully you’ll find something that you want to try. I’d love for you to try them all because I can attest that each of them is effective!  I feel good when I know I’m using products that are good for me and my family.