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    Lavender Salt Scrub

    Keeping our skin in great condition is very important, not only does what we eat have an impact upon the structure of our skin, but also the products we use. With the amount of choice we have available to us for every area of our lives, skin care can be a mind field and with many contradicting pieces of information available on the internet, finding products that will actually improve our skin rather than damage it further can be difficult to find. With this in mind, I have started to create some products I use at home from natural everyday ingredients that eliminate the risk of applying chemicals that can…

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    Essential Spring Cleaning

    Over the coming months, I am going to be exploring the many ways essential oils can be used within the home. From first aid to cleaning, fragrance to beauty, as I try new things out, I want to share my experiences with you. Before I dive into this area wholeheartedly, I thought I’d first share some of the quick ways in which I already use essential oils in our home, and with many of us Spring cleaning, what better way to introduce natural cleaning to our homes.   Make a spray of Tea Tree, Lemongrass and Citronella to spray around the top and base of your bin to keep insects at…

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    Cupboard conditioner

      It’s been a while since I shared a homemade beauty post, but I’ve still been playing around with new recipes and this one is one of my favourites. As a parent, you will no doubt have all of these ingredients in your cupboards, which is where this recipe got its name from! Please try a small amount before using it all to ensure you are not allergic to this recipe. Ingredients 1 egg yolk 1 tsp Baby oil 1 cup of water Method In a bowl, beat the egg yolk till it is frothy. Add the baby oil and the water to the bowl. Mix well Massage into your…

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    Chocolate Mint Lip Balm #homemadebeauty

    Here we have an easy to make chocolate mint lip balm that will make the chocolate indulgence last longer without the weight gain, win-win!     Ingredients 1 tsp beeswax, pearls or grated 1/2 tbsp shea butter 1/2 tbsp cocoa butter 1/2 tsp honey 1 tsp cocoa powder 1/8 tsp vitamin E oil or 2 vitamin E capsules punctured 3 drops of peppermint essential oil Method Melt the shea butter and cocoa butted in a bowl over warm water at a very low heat. Stir occasionally. Add beeswax and stir until completely melted. Remove the mixture from the heat. Add the essential oil, honey, vitamin E and cocoa powder, whisking…

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    Sugar and Vanilla Body Scrub #homemadebeauty

    With the weather turning sunny and getting warmer, now is the time we start to think about peeling off and showing more skin. But does this the thought of this leave you shaking in your boots? Most of us have been wrapped up over the past few months and quite possibly neglect our skin on our bodies. We tend to take great care of our hands and faces during the winter months but as we pile on the layers we forget that in just a few months we will again be revealing more flesh again and need to love these areas too. Fear not, if you, like me, have been…

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    Oatmeal Face Mask

    I love creating homemade beauty products, not only to save money but also because I know exactly what I am putting onto my skin. I have been creating my own products for over the past few years and here is a great recipe to try in the run up to winter As with any homemade items, please do not try this if you have any allergies. Always try a small area prior to applying everywhere to ensure no allergic reaction. Oatmeal Face Mask Is your skin feeling dry and tight after the wonderful summer we’ve had? Well you need to act now before we start turning the central heating on…