DIY Natural Perfumes: How to Make Them and Why You Should

It’s easy to make your own chemical-free, toxic-free perfume right at home. You don’t even need expensive ingredients unless you choose to use them. Here, we’ll show you how to make them…

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DIY Easy Cooling Foot and Leg Butter Recipe

This easy whipped foot butter recipe will soothe your tired and hot feet with essential oils that cool, deodorize and naturally kill bacteria. The creamy lotion will also smooth and soften your feet with coconut oil, mango butter and vitamin E.

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DIY Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

Ingredients:

1/8 cup coconut milk 2/3 cup baking soda 1/2 teaspoon of Vitamin E oil 20 drops of tea tree oil 1/2 tsp olive oil 1/4 cup filtered water

Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a jar. Shake well to mix. This blend will last in-shower for up to a month. Shake before each use. Use about a teaspoon every time you shampoo. Enjoy!Here’s to your inner beauty,

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DIY Pore Strips

So you may have come across a few recipes out there for homemade pore strips that use egg whites as their “glue” substitute. Making vegan pore strips gets rid of this problem entirely, since you don’t need to use egg whites, milk, or gelatin to make them effective. Plus, these pore strip recipes will last up to a month if kept in the fridge, which is way longer than three days for non-vegan versions.

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DIY Rose Lavender Facial Cleanser and Toner Spray

Are you looking for a facial toner or facial spray that is soothing, hydrating, refreshing, and ever so gentle? Well, this may be the-the recipe for you. It is all of the above and oh so good for your skin. The witch hazel and floral water cleanse the skin, the glycerin helps lock in moisture, and the aloe, lavender, and chamomile soothe and balance.Rose essential oil is amazing for the skin, but it is also very expensive. A hydrosol is a floral water leftover from the steam distillation of plant materials. It is like an essential oil but far less concentrated and in the case of rose hydrosol, it gives us affordable access to this lovely plant essence.Make it according to your own needs and skin type. If it feels a tad sticky then use less glycerin. If your skin feels dry and not supple then add more glycerin and perhaps a touch of almond or avocado oil. It’s an easy to make facial cleanser and it is a snap to use. No muss, no fuss beauty!

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How to Grow Your Own Calendula to Make All-Natural Moisturizing Cream

When we think about skin care products, most of us probably reflect on time spent browsing the shelves of department stores trying to decipher the differences between the hundreds of brands out there, before selecting a product and parting with our hard earned cash. If you’re a greenie like me, then the thought of lathering your skin with chemical-filled products in the name of beauty, likely doesn’t bring a smile to your face. But fear not, dear friends, you can finally say goodbye to those over-priced products and hello to home-grown, natural skin care cream straight from your very own garden!Calendula officinalis, or Marigold as it is more commonly known, is one of my favourite herbs. Not only are its flowers beautiful, bringing vibrant colour to your garden, but it is also incredibly useful for all sorts of herbal remedies, including skin care creams. The medicinal actions of Calendula include reducing swelling and inflammation, reducing oiliness, promoting healing, stopping the growth of fungi and bacteria, and stimulating blood flow.Calendula is also able to stimulate white blood cells to give your immune system a boost when fighting microbial invaders. It is a very powerful antiseptic, promoting granulation and healing in wounds, and it’s great antiseptic properties make for excellent use in first aid. Calendula cream is great for use as an everyday moisturizer but is also particularly good as a healing cream for acne, eczema, and other skin concerns, including minor first aid requirements.

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