DIY Beauty Care, Health, Beauty & Wellness

DIY Herbal Seaweed Peel-off Mask By Little Green Dot

Ingredients:

• dried Nori seaweed (unflavored)

• herbal tea

Directions:

• Brew your tea and tear up the seaweed paper into smaller pieces.

• Soak the seaweed strips in the tea to re-hydrate them. Just a few seconds otherwise it will fall apart.

• And then, go ahead and place each sheet on, covering your face and scaring your children. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and then peel it off!

Source: https://littlegreendot.com/herbal-seaweed-mask-diy/

DIY Beauty Care, Health, Beauty & Wellness

DIY Salt Scrubs: Give the Gift of Healthy, Glowing Skin By Team Ahava

Four Fantastic Recipes To Get You Started

The possibilities are endless when it comes to creating your own salt scrubs. The most important thing is to use natural, quality ingredients, including a very high-quality salt to ensure purity and achieve the best results. While regular salt is known to dry out the skin, Dead Sea salt contains a higher percentage of natural minerals, including magnesium, calcium, and potassium, which actively retain and nourish skin’s natural moisture.

Blood Orange and Vanilla Scrub

1 cup Dead Sea salt

1/2 cup olive oil

1 1/2 tablespoons dried orange zest

1/2 teaspoon blood orange essential oil

1 vanilla bean

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Dead Sea salt, olive oil, orange zest and essential oil. With a sharp paring knife, split the vanilla bean down the center and scrape the contents into the bowl. Next, finely chop the bean pod and add it to the mix. Combine well then transfer to your chosen container.

Skin Detox Soothing Skin Scrub

1 cup Dead Sea salt

1/2 cup olive oil or liquid coconut oil

40 drops Thieves essential oil blend

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and transfer to your chosen container.

Snickerdoodle Scrub

1 cup Dead Sea salt

2/3 cup refined coconut oil

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (adjust to preference)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl (the coconut oil can be gently heated in a cup placed in hot water to soften). Transfer to your chosen container.

English Garden Scrub

1 cup Dead Sea salt

2/3 cup refined coconut oil

1/2 cup turbinado sugar

1/4 cup dried lavender blossoms

1/4 cup dried rose petals

1/4 teaspoon lavender essential oil

1/4 teaspoon rose essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a bowl (the coconut oil can be gently heated in a cup placed in hot water to soften). Transfer to your chosen container.

Snickerdoodle Scrub

1 cup Dead Sea salt

2/3 cup refined coconut oil

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (adjust to preference)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl (the coconut oil can be gently heated in a cup placed in hot water to soften). Transfer to your chosen container.

Source 👇🏻

https://m.ahava.com.sg/magazine/302800734-diy-salt-scrubs-give-the-gift-of-healthy-glowing-skin/

DIY Beauty Care

DIY HERB INFUSED WHIPPED BODY BUTTER (9OZ) BY JESSICA HEALEY

SUPPLIES/INGREDIENTS
• 1/3 C Coconut Oil (2.2 ounces) – Organic, unrefined, cold-pressed coconut oil
• 1/3 C Grapeseed Oil (3.8 ounces) – Organic grapeseed oil, or learn how to substitute carrier oils
• 2 T Shea Butter (.4 ounces) – Sustainably sourced, organic, unrefined shea butter
• ½ C Cocoa Butter (2.4 ounces) – Organic, unrefined beautiful cocoa butter
• 2 T Lavender Flowers – Organic &/or wild-harvested lavender
• 2 T Calendula Flowers – Organic &/or wild harvested calendula

Learn How To Make It👇🏻
https://pronounceskincare.com/diy-herb-infused-whipped-body-butter/

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Summertime Breeze Body Oil By Little Green Dot


Source: https://littlegreendot.com/summertime-breeze-body-oil-recipe/

Ingredients:

50 ml glass bottle

50 ml cold pressed base oil e.g. sweet almond or grapeseed oil

10 drops geranium essential oil (uplifting and relaxing, a wonderful balancing oil, so ideal if you travel often)

5 drops bergamot (a green citrus scent that is refreshing and cheerful. It’s what makes your Earl Grey Tea smell divine!)

1/2-1 teaspoon dried rose petals (start low, and you can add as you go if you want more)

1 teaspoon dried lemongrass (same applies as per the rose petals)

Directions:

🌈🌈 Put your dried rose and lemongrass into the glass bottle.

🌈🌈 Add the essential oils.

🌈🌈 Add the base oil.

Recipe Notes:

Screw on your cap, roll the bottle gently between your palms, and voila, Summertime in a bottle! And the beauty of this oil is, like a good wine, it gets better with age. The dried herbs you have added gradually release their aroma into your oil as time passes, fragrance gradually transforms over time. Your body oil won’t smell the same next week as it does today. How fun is that!

DIY Beauty Care, Health, Beauty & Wellness

HOMEMADE WHIPPED BODY BUTTER RECIPE BY LITTLE GREEN DOT

Ingredients:
3/4 cup cocoa butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

Directions:

🍎🍎 In a bain-marie, melt down your hard butters and oils until fully liquid

🍎🍎 Set in the freezer to harden, about 20 minutes.

🍎🍎 Once the mixture is solid again, but not too hard, whip it up using an electric whisk, a food processor with a whisk attachment, or your KitchenAid (lucky you!)

🍎🍎 If you need to, you can use a hand held whisk, and a lot of elbow grease! 🙂

🍎🍎 Whip about 5 minutes, or until you have created fluffy white clouds. Spoon it into a clean jar or container. It will keep for 3 months.

Slather it on!

Recipe Notes:

Cold climates, adjust recipe to 60% cocoa butter, 40% oil so that it’s not as hard. 

 

Source: https://littlegreendot.com/homemade-body-butter-recipe/

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31 Amazing Uses for Lemon Peels

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1. Lemon Zest
Lemon zest is a common ingredient in both sweet and savory dishes. Zest some of your peel, use some now or freeze it for later. (Check out the favorite tool to get the zest.)

2. Lemon Pepper
This is a favorite seasonings, and easy to make. Check out  Lemon Pepper Seasoning by Simply Scratch.

3. Candied Lemon Peel
You will love this Candied Lemon Peel recipe by Luna Cafe.

4. Lemon Sugar
Doesn’t it just sound awesome? Check out this Lemon Sugar Recipe by Baking Bites.

5. Lemon Olive Oil
Give your olive oil a yummy makeover for a bright flavor. Here’s a simple recipe to get you started.

6. Lemon Extract
 Try this and Like this lemon extract.

7. Lemon twists and ice cubes!
Brighten your drinks by putting twists of the peel into ice cubes. Perfect for summer parties. Use a vegetable peeler (like this) or knife to make long strips, cutting away from the white pith which can be quite bitter. Again, these can be frozen.

8. Herb-Lemon Zest Butter
 Get the recipe from bon appetit here.

9. Keep brown sugar soft
Adding some lemon peel (with traces of pulp and pith removed) to your brown sugar can help keep it moist and easy to use.

Uses for Lemon Peels: Cleaning

10. Lemon AP Cleaner
Also known as lemon vinegar, this stuff is awesome at cutting grease and disinfecting. To make, simply place a bunch of lemon peels in any sized glass jar (mason jars would work great). Pour white vinegar over. Put the lid on and let it sit for 2 weeks ( it’s worth the wait). Then strain the liquid. Combine this with water (using a 50/50 ratio) and then use as you would your normal all purpose cleaner.

11. Get rid of ants and pests
Place small slices of lemon peel along thresholds, windowsills, door entrances, or near cracks or holes where ants or pests are lurking about and apparently ants do not like lemon and will not enter your home. Lemons are also effective against roaches and fleas.

12. Freshen your Fridge
Place a lemon peel or two inside your fridge to absorb smells and bring a bright citrus scent.

13. Trash Can Deodorizer
Throw a few lemon peels in the bottom of the can. This will also help absorb odors and keep things smelling fresh.

14. Simmering Stove Top Scents
This idea has been floating around pinterest for some time, and with good reason. You’ll make your house smell heavenly simply by adding lemon peels to simmering water. Throw in some cloves, cinnamon sticks, and orange peels. This adds a wonderful scent and humidifies the air.

15. Clean your tea kettle or coffee pot.
To clean mineral deposits in your tea kettle: Fill the kettle with water and add a handful of thin slices of lemon peel. Bring it to a boil then turn off the heat. Let is sit for an hour, drain, and rinse well.

To clean your coffee pot: Simply add your lemon peels with some ice and salt. Whirl everything around a minute or two and the dump and rinse.

16. Sanitize your cutting board.
Lemon’s natural acidity provides great antibacterial properties to home cleaning. After properly cleaning your cutting boards, rub the surface with half a lemon. Let it sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing.

17. Freshen and deodorize the dishwasher.
Add lemon peels to your dishwasher every now and then to help rinse and deodorize it.

18. Clean your microwave.
Add lemon rinds to a microwave-safe bowl filled halfway with water. Cook on high for five minutes, allowing the water to boil and the steam to condense on the walls and tops of the oven. Remove the hot bowl (carefully!) and wipe away the mess with a towel.

19. Deodorize the garbage disposal.
Use lemon peels to deodorize the garbage disposal and bring that amazing citrus smell to your kitchen. Fake lemon cleaners have nothing on the real thing. Simply put a peel or two down the disposal, flip the switch on (with the water running), and done.

20. Firelighters
Bake discarded lemon peels until they darken. These create natural, fragrant firelighters. So cool, and just in time for grilling season!

21. Make drawer sachets.
Dry your lemon peels (either out in the sun or in a dehydrator) and place them inside of fabric sachets. Add spices, as desired such as cinnamon, clove, nutmeg and cardamom. Place in drawers to freshen.

22. Clean your stainless steel, polish your chrome, and make your copper shine! Simply sprinkle some sea salt on the metal, and then use the lemon peel to scrub away any dirt, grime, or stains. Rinse and polish! Most common go-to uses for lemon peels.

Uses For Lemon Peels: Beautiful & Promote A Healthy Body

23. Skin Brigthening Scrub
This will really perk your skin up. Go here to get the Skin Brightening Scrub recipe from Mommypotamus.

24. Nail Whitener
Whiten fingernails by rubbing with a lemon wedge.

25. Travel Sickness Cure
Suck on a slice of lemon to help you stop feeling nauseous.

26. Lighten age spots.
Here’s a fun use for a lemon peel: Many folk remedies suggest using lemon peel to help lighten age spots. Apply a small piece to the affected area and leave on for an hour. (I’d avoid too much sun exposure while it’s on your face.)

27. Soften dry elbows.
Use a half lemon sprinkled with baking soda on elbows; just place your elbow in the lemon and twist the lemon (as if you are juicing it) for several minutes. Rinse and dry.

28. Use as a skin tonic.
Lemon peels can be very lightly rubbed on your face for a nice skin tonic; then rinse (be careful around your eyes).

29. Make a sugar scrub.
Mix 1/2 a cup of sugar with finely chopped lemon peel and enough olive oil to make a paste. Wet your body in the shower, turn off the water, and massage the sugar mix all over your skin. Rinse off and bask in your smooth skin.

30. Make a scented humidifier.
If your home suffers from dry heat in the winter, you can put lemon peels in a pot of water and simmer on the lowest stove-top setting to humidify and scent the air. This is one of my favorite uses for lemon peels… especially during the holidays.

31. Make a foot soak.
Boil citrus rinds for several minutes. Allow to cool completely and strain. Add ¼ cup cow or almond milk, 2 tablespoons of cold pressed olive oil and a couple of drops of lemon essential oil. Soak feet for about 20 minutes and then pat dry to moisturize and soften feet.

Source 👇🏻

http://www.thankyourbody.com/31-ways-to-use-lemon-peel/