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Yummy Creamy DIY Moisturizer and Edible Scrub

avocado

Are you tired of reading labels with ingredient names that you cannot pronounce, need a dictionary to understand or the internet to decipher the level of toxicity? If so and if you are concerned about applying non-toxic ingredients to your skin, the largest organ of your body then worry no more and instead have fun and make your own body lotion and scrub with ingredients found in your kitchen. It is fun and easy and then you will know exactly what the ingredients are- simple back to the basics. And they make great gifts too!

DIY Cream

1/2 cup of shea butter

2 tbsp. avocado oil

and/or

2 tsp of jajoba oil

5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil, I like to use rose or lavender

preparation; mix the shea butter and avocado oil/jajoba oil in sauce pan over very low heat.Stir until melted. Pour into glass container and add essential oils. You can refrigerate until creamy and use liberally..enjoy! Works best after a warm bath or shower.

DIY Scrub

1/2 cup of sugar or xylitol

1/2 cup sea salt

1/4 cup coconut oil

5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil, I like to use rose or lavender

Preparation: combine all ingredients in a glass jar and store in a cool dry place. Rub onto skin while in the shower then rinse.

Have fun with these and play by adding your own scents and different ingredients to see what you like the best. then send me your favorite recipes so I can enjoy too!

 

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Peppermint Delish

my garden mint bush

As much as I do love my peppermint, once again the tiny bush that I planted a few years ago is taking over my garden! So what to do with all of this fabulous aromatic herb? Here are some fresh ideas….

My favorite peppermint recipe is to just take a bunch of leaves and add hot water and sip. I like it hot, I like it cold and it is positively the most refreshing summer beverage. My sister-in-law adds it to her salads giving your taste buds and palate a little extra zing. The added bonus is that it is also amazing for digestive health and for the relief of upset tummies.

I will also use peppermint oil to stimulate my senses. The aroma is quite invigorating. I have used it to help my clients find relief from headaches. Also, on a daily basis, I use it at work (in my spray bottle) or around the house as an air freshener. I will take either the essential oil (5-10 drops) and dilute in water or just take some of the tea that I made, cool it and place in a spray bottle. I spritz my way through the day with this lovely cooling spray. It keeps me alert and also invigorated.

One word of caution, peppermint is very strong so do not apply the essential oil directly onto your skin.

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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