DIY Beauty Recipes

Clarifying Mask

If you have been noticing that you skin is running on the oily side this home remedy is perfect for all oily skin types.

Ingredients:

•2 tbsp. bentonite clay

•1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

•1 tsp. jojoba oil

Directions:

1.Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend for 10 seconds.

2.Apply to the face with a brush or cotton square.

3.Leave on for 20 minutes. Alternatively, use it to spot-treat blemishes overnight.

4.To remove, simply wipe off using a cotton square and tepid water.

 

Feeling a little bit on the dull side lately? Want to add a little winter glow to your skin? Try this simple Citrus Glow Body Scrub

Ingredients:

•1 small lime

•1 cup granulated sugar

•2 tbsp. honey

•1/8 cup sweet almond oil

•1/8 cup jojoba oil

•7-10 drops essential oil of lemon grass

•3-6 drops essential oil of sweet orange

Directions:

1. Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into a bowl. Set aside the halves. Add the sugar and honey to the bowl.

2. Saturate the mixture with the sweet almond and jojoba oils. Blend the mixture with a small spoon or spatula until smooth, adding a little more of the oils if needed. Add lemon grass oil and sweet orange oil and mix well.

3. Use a small grater to zest the peel of the lime halves over the mixture and stir. Store in a clean plastic, glass, or tin container.

 

And lets not forget that spring is right around the corner – and you know what that means – bathing suit shopping is coming too.

Firming Coffee Body Scrub

Ingredients:

•1 1/2 cups cane sugar

•1/4 cup ground coffee beans

•1/4 cup shredded coconut

•3/4 cup macadamia nut oil or olive oil

•1 tsp. honey

•3-5 drops essential oil of choice

Directions:

1.Mix sugar, ground coffee beans, coconut, and oil in a bowl until fully combined. Add honey followed by the essential oil.

2.Transfer the mixture to a plastic container with a lid. (The scrub will keep for 1 to 2 weeks sealed at room temperature.)

3.Rub a generous scoop of the scrub over your arms, legs, stomach, chest, and bottom, scrubbing medium to hard depending on your sensitivity. (Skin should be moist when applying the scrub.)

4.Rinse off in the shower under warm to hot water, ensuring the sugar crystals disintegrate completely. Pat dry to allow the oils to soak into your soft, glowing skin.

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