D.I.Y.


D.I.Y Lemon Sugar Scrub

Lemon Sugar Scrub is a really easy and quick D.IY. that uses only 3 ingredients.  It’s a gift that both men and women accept happily! The sugar in the scrub exfoliates away dead and dry skin, and the coconut oil leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

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Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups of granulated sugar

1/4 cup of coconut oil

1 lemon

First microwave 1/4 cup of coconut oil for about 45 seconds. If the oil doesn’t fully melt try stirring it or microwave for an additional 15-30 seconds. Be careful when taking it out not to burn yourself.

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Pour the coconut oil over 2 cups of the granulated sugar. Mix the ingredients well and then add the additional 1/2 cup of sugar.

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Remove the zest and juice from one lemon.

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Pour the lemon juice and zest into the sugar/coconut mix and mix well. You don’t want the mix to be too dry, if it is add more lemon juice (or a touch of oil if you used all your lemon).

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I bought small glass jars from the dollar store that I could put the sugar scrub in.

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I made custom labels for the jars from blank folder labels that I also purchased at the dollar store.

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You can also add cute ribbon or bows to customize for any occasion!

Enjoy!

-Anna

D.I.Y. Sea Salt Face Scrub

I have been using Proactive products for over 4 years now. It’s a great product, but I find it only works efficiently for 4-5 months, then my skin gets used to it.  So I have to change products for 2-3 months, then go back to using Proactive. I was getting sick of this cycle and I found that it was really drying out my skin.

My sister is really into natural and paraben free products and she came up with a solution for me: sea salt and baking soda scrub. It’s literally the best face scrub I’ve ever used (cheaper too!) and you aren’t putting any harsh chemicals on your skin. It’s a great exfoliant, and depending on your skin type, you can add certain things to it to cater to your specific problem.

I use the scrub twice a day (right when I wake up, and before I got to sleep) and put moisturizer on straight after. I can see such a change in my skin.

Ingredients:

– 1/4 cup coarse sea salt

– 1 tbls baking soda

If my skin is feeling dry, I would add some honey to it. This scrub also double as a face mask if you add avocado and/or soaked oats. If you chose to do this, add 1/4 cup of avocado to the mix and/or 1/4 cup soaked oats. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes, and when you rinse it off, make sure to scrub your face before to get the full effect.

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Enjoy!

– Jill

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