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DIY: Pumpkin spice lip scrub

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Hello everyone! If you like autumn and pumpkin spice, then you will love this  DIY pumpkin spice lip scrub . This homemade lip scrub is both vegan and budget-friendly.  Lip scrubs help remove dead skin cells and dry, flaky skin from your lips . They also give your lips a nice, smooth, and hydrated feel. Read this:  How to prevent chapped lips caused by wearing face masks. So, if you want to know how to get soft lips, just follow this DIY recipe. This lip scrub is extremely easy to prepare and only requires four (4) ingredients. It will only take you a few minutes to make! Here are the straightforward ingredients for making this homemade lip scrub. You will not only enjoy making it, but you will love the extra soft lips it will give you. Ingredients: 2 tbsp coconut oil  1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice  1 tbsp brown sugar  Method: Place all ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Mix ingredients together. Place into a jar. How to use: Apply a small amount to your lips. Rub your

DIY: Head lice prevention

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Hello everyone! It's back to school time again!   Back to school  can be an exciting time for both children and parents. Starting a new school year requires plenty of preparations, such as shopping for stationery, a new bag, shoes and clothes/uniform. One thing most parents do not prepare for when sending their little ones back to school is  head lice . As any reader of this blog will know, I believe in the power of natural ingredients, particularly  essential oils . When you do a simple  Google  search, you quickly find out what  essential oils  are good at  repelling lice , but the question is, what to do with that information? How can you use essential oils to repel head lice? The following essential oils have been shown to effectively repel lice: Lavender oil Tea tree oil Clove oil Rosemary oil Geranium oil Lemongrass oil These are other essential oils that can repel head lice but are not recommended for children under six (6) years: Peppermint oil   Anise seed oil Eucalyptus o

DIY: Natural whitening toothpaste

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Hello everyone! In a previous post, I wrote about how I make my own  natural toothpaste  by mixing coconut oil and baking soda. I still use that DIY recipe, together with others I like. In another post, I also talked about the benefits of activated charcoal and included teeth whitening, among numerous other benefits. DIY: Natural toothpaste What are the benefits of activated charcoal? Today, I want to share a DIY recipe for an  all-natural turmeric whitening toothpaste .    Turmeric is a popular spice which has been used, as a healing and herbal remedy, for thousands of years. Turmeric is a well-known anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial herb, making it useful for home dental care. It is a natural product, which makes it a better alternative to commercial teeth whiteners.  In fact, turmeric lacks the side effects of many commercial teeth whiteners. These include   dental enamel damage, gum irritation, risk of tooth sensitivity, and more. Possible benefits you can get from turmeric tooth

DIY: Soothing and collagen-producing (vegan) face mask

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Hello everyone! Today I want to share another ¬†vegan DIY beauty recipe ¬†with you, this time a¬† soothing and collagen-producing face mask . All you need are three simple ingredients you probably already have at home. Ingredients: 1 ripe banana ¬Ĺ a cup of cooked oats ¬ľ teaspoon of cinnamon Here's how it works: Bananas ¬†are amongst the top three most nutritious fruits. They contain large amounts of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, iodine and vitamin A, B, E, and F. Vitamin A in bananas promotes¬† skin-cell turnover . Applying cooked¬† oatmeal ¬†to the skin can¬† reduce skin redness and inflammation . Cinnamon ¬†contains cinnamaldehyde (the organic compound that gives cinnamon its flavour and colour), which¬† increases collagen levels. ¬†This means that when cinnamon is applied to the skin or ingested, collagen levels will increase. Method: Cook the oatmeal. Mash the ripe banana in a bowl and add to the oatmeal. Add the cinnamon. Mix well. Allow the oatmeal to cool and then apply to the face

DIY: Post-holiday detox face mask

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Hello everyone! Now that all the presents have been opened, the delicious food devoured, and the decorations are starting to come down, you probably think you need a detox. What better way to kick off the new year than by taking care of your skin with a  DIY detox mask ?  Let's make one thing clear: strictly speaking, the holidays and comfort food are not toxic! You do not need to "detox" from them! However, a  detoxifying face mask  is always a good idea! To make this DIY mask, you will need only four simple ingredients! Ingredients: 1 tbsp crushed ripe blueberries. 1 tbsp lemon juice. 1 tbsp cucumber juice.  2 tbsp baking soda. Blueberries  contain antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals. Lemon juice  contains citrus enzymes that brighten the skin. Cucumber juice  has a cooling, soothing, de-puffing and refreshing effect. Baking soda  helps dislodge blackheads; its granules will give you extra exfoliation.  Method:  Combine all ingredients together in a b