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Natural DIY Winter Skin Anti-Aging Facial Cream

rose essential oilIt’s amazing what winter’s cold dry air can do to your skin. During this time of year it’s always a good idea to use a heavier skin treatment than you would during the summer months.

Here’s a great little DIY recipe that is not only beautifully scented and all natural, but really great for winter skin.  I use this cream/serum type mixture all over my face as well as an eye makeup remover….it’s fabulous!

Winter Anti-Aging Rose Facial Cream:

  • 1/2 oz + Rosewater or Rose Hydrosol
  • 1 oz. witchhazel
  • 3/4 oz. glycerin
  • 3 TBL orange blossom honey
  • 3 TBL Rosehip seed oil (and/or argan or wheatgerm oil)
  • 1/4 oz. Vit. E
  • 3-10 drops of anti-aging essential oils (I use rose, neroli, jasmine, ylang ylang, frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, patchouli, and geranium)

Combine everything in a glass bowl and gently mix w/ whisk until thouroughly combined. Store in airtight glass jar at  room temp.. (around 67 degrees). This will last you through the winter in most cases. You can use only one of the essential oils listed, or a combination of these, or any mixture thereof. I tweak this recipe everytime I use it and sometimes use more or less of these ingredients, so whatever consistency you like feel free to ammend this however you choose. Happy blending! 🙂

need to buy ingredients? here’s a helpful list:


For more read my article on daily glow here.

If you like DIY beauty projects also see this lovely rose cleansing cream recipe here. 


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All natural lip balm recipe

Here’s a fabulous Natural Lip Balm Recipe (Formula) from one of my fave places to get super ingredients; ( ::

Making your own, natural, Beeswax lip balm is fun, easy, and satisfying. You can make them using only the ingredients that you want, with none of the ingredients that you don’t want, letting you take control of what you put on your skin, as well as what you eat because, let’s face it … lip balm goes away because we lick it off and we don’t need to eat a bunch of synthetic chemicals or things that are not so good for us.

As a general rule you’ll want to use:
20% Beeswax or OliveWax
25% Oils / Butters that are solid at room temperature (Palm Fruit, Babassu, Coconut, Tucuma Butter, Shea Butter)
15% Oils/ Butters that are brittle at room temperature (Cocoa Butter, Cupuacu Butter, Mango Butter)
40% Oils that are liquid at room temperature (Avocado, Olive, Castor, Grapeseed, Apricot Kernel)

These are just some of our favorite oils / butters for a natural lip balm recipe (formula) but, the beauty of making your own natural lip balm is that you can use whatever oils / butters that appeal to you and your target market.

You can adjust your recipe (formula) to make them more firm in the summer and more soft in the winter, as you see fit, based on your chosen packaging. The best carrier oils to give your lip balm some shine are Olive Oil and Castor Oil but, be careful as too much Castor Oil can make them sticky. Coconut and Olive Oils will help your lip balm to have some residual moisturizing benefits. If you’d like to add some butter to your natural lip balm recipe (formula) that will give it residual moisturizing benefits, as well.

One of the nicest things about making your own natural lip balm is that you can easily modify them to suit your taste. To do this … after you’ve finished melting everything and before you fill your containers, dip the tip of a stainless steel spoon into the lip balm and give it a couple of minutes to harden, then test it and see how you like the texture. If it’s too hard reheat it and add more liquid oils to soften it, if it’s too soft reheat it and add more beeswax, or brittle oil / butter to make it harder. It’s that simple.


Add the solid ingredients to the pot first, using a heavy bottom stainless steel pan, to control and distribute heat evenly, or a double boiler. Allow the solids to melt, then add the liquid oils, stirring to combine them, remove from heat. Test the consistency.  Once it’s exactly what you want, add your essential, or flavor, oils, pour into lip balm tubes and allow to cool.  You’ll want to work fast, at this step, because your lip balm will start to cool, in the pot, so you’ll have to re-heat it gently to get it all poured, or you can just have one small container ready, that you can scrape any left over into, that won’t look as nice, for your personal use.  Don’t try to use a pipette, or some other squeezable dispenser as it will harden almost immediately and create a lot of waste (never reheat soft plastics with product in them as the chemicals in the he plastic can leach into your product).  Once cool, apply the caps, and you’re done.   You can also choose from a wide variety of essential oils, or flavor oils, to suit your taste. Natural Lip Balms won’t need preservative because you’ll use them so fast but, they will need anti-oxidant protection to keep the oils from going rancid.  The best choice for this is Vitamin E, or Cranberry Seed Oil, which will prevent rancidity and are both healing, and nurturing, to the skin.

Enjoy making your own natural lip balm, and have fun making all different types by adjusting which essential oils you use in the formula; like peppermint/cinnamon for lip plumper, or vanilla/citrus for a dreamcicle flavor, or how about bergamot/ginseng for something different? What’s your flavor?

No time for April fools- we’re talkin’ springtime citrus wake-up DIY body scrub recipes

April is here!!! Yay!… and spring is definitely in the air. I’m feeling a bit frisky this morning after using one of my homemade morning body polishes and just wanted to share with you a couple great recipes for making your own. They are really quite simple to make (even a novice can do it!).

There’s nothing like waking up to the scent of citrus oils…they are so energizing, fresh, and perky, you just can’t help but smile when you inhale their burst of sunshine. I have so many favorite essential oils, but I really couldn’t live without my citrus oils, they truly are my sunshine in a bottle!

If you love citrus oils as much as I do, here are a few body scrub and citrus blend recipes that you can use, or alter depending on your tastes:

Consider these skin workouts, increasing circulation, getting rid of dead skin cells, and aromatherapy treatments all in one!

Citrus-Smiles Wake-up Call Scrub

  • 1/2 cup pure virgin coconut oil (or butter) You can also use any other carrier of your choice
  • 2/3 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup if you like a more moisturizing scrub)-you can also use salt, brown sugar or any other exfoliant of your choice
  • 5 drops Tangerine e.o.
  • 5 drops Pink Grapefruit e.o.
  • 2 drops Lemon e.o.
  • 2 drops Lime e.o.
  • 3 drops Rosemary e.o.
  • 1 drop Neroli e.o.
  • 2 Vit. E caplets

Wake-Me-Up Body Polish

Guaranteed to open up those tired morning eyes and give you a wonderful start to your day made with 100 percent certified-organic virgin coconut oil. My product’s only other ingredients are sugar, vitamin E and essential oils. That’s it. It’s a tropical island in a jar. The scent is divine, and the polish leaves skin soft and glowing, as if you’ve just been to the spa. You’ll spend a mere 30 seconds polishing and buffing your skin to a healthy radiance. With Pink Grapefruit, Lemongrass and Tangerine pure essential oils.

Make your own:

  • 1/2 cup pure virgin coconut oil (or butter)
  • 2/3 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup if you like a more moisturizing scrub)
  • 5 drops Tangerine e.o.
  • 7 drops Pink Grapefruit e.o.
  • 4 drops Lemongrass e.o.
  • 1 drop Neroli e.o.
  • 2 Vit. E caplets

Crack of Dawn Scrub

Yup, I said it…Crack of Dawn is a magic bullet for waking your ass up in the morning…it’s like crack for natural ingredient enthusiasts! Once you try this one, you’ll definitely be addicted!

  • 1/2 cup pure virgin coconut oil (or butter) You can also use any other carrier of your choice, like jojoba, olive, grapeseed, sweet almond, etc. depending on how moisturizing you want your scrub
  • 2/3 cup sugar (or 1/2 cup if you like a more moisturizing scrub)-you can also use salt, brown sugar or any other exfoliant of your choice
  • 3 drops Tangerine e.o.
  • 3 drops Pink Grapefruit e.o.
  • 4 drops Sweet Orange  e.o.
  • 2 drops Peppermint e.o.
  • 2 drops Rosemary e.o.
  • 2 drops Neroli e.o.
  • 1 drop Vanilla abs.
  • 2 Vit. E caplets
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DIY Super Duper Lip Plumper Recipe

Check out my article on how to make your own super duper lip plumper …

it’s easy, fun and really works!!!

Click here to see article

Everyone wants full, pouty, sexy lips but not everyone wants to go through painful injections or spend the money on them. I’ve put together an easy recipe for a DIY lip plumper serum you can make at home.

These ingredients are not hard to find if you know where to look and don’t be discouraged by the prices of the essential oils…you’ll only need a very small amount for this recipe and you’ll be able to use them for hundreds of other useful things, most will last a long time.


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