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SELF LOVE: All Natural Homemade Bronzer Recipe

Ingredients:
🔸️ 1 Tbs. cinnamon powder
🔸️ 1 tsp cocoa powder
🔸️ 1 tsp nutmeg powder
🔸️ 2 tsp arrowroot powder
🔸️ 15 drops lavender or rosemary essential oil
*If you prefer a loose powder, leave out the essential oils.
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Directions:
➡️ 1. Adjust the levels of ingredients to your shade and mix well in a small bowl, and break up any clumps until it’s smooth 😎.
➡️ 2. Place the powder in a clean, empty compact and pack it in firmly.
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A few tips on the color:
Cinnamon provides glow 💫.
Cocoa gives depth and darkness 🖤 .
Nutmeg will give a sun-kissed brown 🤩.
Cornstarch spreads it all out and lightens it 🤗.
Essential oil keeps it together and thickens it 💪.

Source: http://www.thankyourbody.com

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SELF LOVE: Homemade Natural Face Powder 🧖‍♀️

Homemade natural face powder is the easiest makeup to make! Just three ingredients and suddenly you’ve made your own face powder for practically pennies! 😃
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➡️ Arrowroot Powder
This is the safer version of cornstarch. Not that cornstarch is horribly unsafe but it can pose allergy issues and is often made from GMO’s, thus I prefer to use arrowroot over cornstarch but the two are interchangeable.
➡️ Cocoa Powder
Not only does cocoa powder act as the main coloring ingredient in this DIY but it’s also beneficial for your skin! 😃Cocoa powder contains antioxidants which helps heal and repair any skin damage.
➡️ Cinnamon
This spice does provide a tiny bit of coloring but it is also helpful for acne.
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Light Powder
🔸️ 2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
🔸️ 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
🔸️ 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
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Medium Powder
🔸️ 2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
🔸️ 1 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
🔸️ 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
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Dark Powder
🔸️ 2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
🔸️ 1 Tbs. cocoa powder
🔸️ 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
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➡️ Place ingredients into a bowl.
➡️ Mix well, use the back of a spoon to break up any cocoa powder clumps.
➡️ Start out with the shade closest to your skin tone but to get a perfect match you may need to add more cocoa powder or cinnamon.
➡️ Transfer to a clean jar or old compact container.
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To use:
Lightly apply to a makeup brush and apply as you would normally 😃. Go lightly however, as this is a loose powder and you do not need much.
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Source: https://pistachioproject.com

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SELF LOVE: Coconut Mocha Face Mask🧖‍♀️

Caffeine ☕ is a favorite ingredient in many anti-aging products because it helps tighten skin, reduces redness, reduces puffiness, and even helps with under eye circles ☺. It’s even said to help with cellulite so you might want to give it a try on other parts of your body!
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Chocolate 🍫 is full of antioxidants which are great for keeping your skin youthful and healthy. It’s also great for making skin soft and smooth.
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Coconut milk 🥥🥛 helps hydrate skin keeping it smooth and soft. Because of it’s amazing hydrating properties, it is wonderful on dry skin. 
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Ingredients:
1 tbs cocoa powder 🍫
1 tbs coffee grounds ☕ (fresh will give you the most caffeine benefits but used coffee grounds works fine too)
2-3 tbs coconut milk 🥥🥛 (use coconut milk.)
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➡️ Mix all ingredients together.
➡️ Once the face mask is thoroughly mixed, apply to a clean face.
➡️ Allow mask to remain on your face for 15-20 minutes 🧖‍♀️
➡️ Carefully wash off face with warm water and washcloth.

Source: https://pistachioproject.com

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SELF LOVE: Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub 🎃

This Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub is perfect for the Fall season! Use this scrub to pamper yourself or for a hostess gift. 😍
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Sugar scrubs are very easy and cheap to make 😁. To make pumpkin spice sugar scrub, you will need:
🔸️ coconut oil 🥥
🔸️ brown sugar
🔸️ pumpkin pie spice 🎃
The ratio of coconut oil to sugar is 2:1. Fill two small jars and use 1 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Place coconut oil into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the brown sugar and 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and blend together. If you want the scrub a bit coarser, add more brown sugar until you get the consistency that you would like 😃
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Transfer the scrub to a jar and add a pretty tag 😍🎁
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Source: http://uncommondesignsonline.com

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SELF LOVE: Rich Honey Hand Balm for Super Dry Hands

This homemade honey balm is the perfect antidote for all your dry-skin woes 😊. Just slather on a little bit in the morning and wave goodbye to dry, cracked, irritated hands. For an added boost, apply before bed, cover with cotton gloves, and let this recipe work magic on your hands overnight.
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In addition to its calming and healing properties, here are several other ways honey helps combat dry winter skin:
🔸️ Antimicrobial
Honey is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, so it can keep skin bacteria in check and help prevent future infections.
🔸️ Anti-inflammatory
Honey has been directly observed to reduce skin inflammation after being applied to wounds
🔸️ Balances skin pH
🔸️ Natural moisturizer
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You’ll need:
✔ 1/4 cup coconut oil 🥥
✔ 1/4 cup almond oil
✔ 1/4 cup olive oil
✔ 5 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
✔ 1 tablespoon shea butter
✔ 1-1/2 tablespoons raw honey 🍯
✔ Essential oils of your choice
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Instructions
➡️ Combine everything except for the raw honey and essential oils in a microwave safe bowl.
➡️ Microwave in 30-second increments for 1–2 minutes, until the oils and beeswax have completely melted. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler to melt your oils.
➡️ Place the bowl of melted oils in the freezer for about 2 minutes. When you take it out, the mixture should be solid around the edges but still liquid in the middle.
➡️ Stir for about 15 seconds until the mixture comes together almost like a thick batter.
➡️ Add the honey and essential oils. Stir again.
➡️ Spoon the balm into a lidded glass container, and pop it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool completely.Let the balm solidify before using 😚
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Source: https://helloglow.co

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SELF LOVE: Nutmeg & Cinnamon Face Mask 🧖‍♀️

These yummy spices not only smell amazing, but are naturally good for your skin ☺. Nutmeg has anti-inflammatory properties and can actually help to reduce pore size and diminish acne spots and scars. Cinnamon acts natural exfoliant and antiseptic. When these spices are combined with honey, it creates a skin healing mask.
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⚠️ A word of caution though: Nutmeg can be harsh on skin — especially sensitive skin — so be sure to try the mask out on a small patch of skin before applying it all over.
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Ingredients:
🔸️1 tablespoon of honey 🍯
🔸️1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
🔸️1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
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Directions:
➡️ Combine all of the ingredients.
➡️ Apply to a clean face very gently in circular motions and be careful to avoid the eye area. Do not rub or scrub it in as it can easily cause irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin.
➡️ Leave the mask on for up to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
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Source: https://www.collegefashion.net

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SELF LOVE: 3 Homemade Beauty Treatments Using Leftover Pumpkin 🎃

➡️ 1. Body Sugar Scrub
If your skin is in need of exfoliation, pumpkin makes a bang-up base for a sugar scrub 😃. Mix together equal parts pumpkin puree and olive oil and add enough sugar until you have a thick slurry. In the shower gently rub all over with a washcloth or loofah, rinse then dry as usual.
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➡️ 2. Generic Face Mask
This recipe comes from dermatologist Dr. Ted Lain via Huffington Post: Mix together one cup of pumpkin 🎃, two tablespoons of brown sugar, one tablespoon of honey 🍯 and a half cup of yogurt. (The sugar and yogurt are to exfoliate, the honey is a humectant.) Spread on to your face and let sit for 10 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry 😊
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3. Lip Balm/Scrub 💋
A pinch of pumpkin for the pout does wonders. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin puree with 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon fine sugar. Rub on lips and massage gently to gently exfoliate and moisturize. 😍

Source: https://www.treehugger.com

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SELF LOVE: Homemade Rosemary Honey Conditioner

Ingredients:
🔸️16 oz of honey 🍯
🔸️5-15 drops of rosemary essential oil
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Directions:
➡️ Place the Rosemary essential oil into the honey bottle and shake it up so that it’s mixed well
You now have Rosemary Honey Conditioner! 😀
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To Use:
Squeeze out about 1 tbs of honey into your hands and spread on hair 🧖‍♀️. It is sticky so you may need to get your hair a bit more wet so that the honey can spread around.
Alternatively, you can squeeze 1 tbs of honey into 1/2 cup of water. Mix well and then pour this on your hair.

Source: https://pistachioproject.com

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SELF LOVE: Floral face-mask

DIY Hydrating Floral Honey Face Mask For Sensitive Skin 🧖‍♀️
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Ingredients:
🔸️3 Tablespoons Sunflower Oil
🔸️2 Tablespoons Raw Local Honey 🍯
🔸️1 tsp Rose Petals 🌹
🔸️1 tsp Helichrysum Flowers
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➡️In a small bowl combine sunflower oil and raw local honey 🍯
➡️Microwave oil and honey together for 10-15 seconds just to gently warm the oil and honey.
➡️Next, finely crush the rose petals and helichrysum flowers using a mortar and pestle until they are finely broken down 😊. If you would prefer a finer powder for your mask you can opt to use a spice or coffee grinder to grind the flower petals.
➡️Add the crushed flowers to the honey and oil mixture and mix well.
➡️Spread an even layer of the mask over your face and neck and allow it to sit for as long as you would like, ideally leaving it on for a minimum of 20 minutes 🤩
➡️Remove the mask with warm water, gently moving your hands in small circles over the skin to gently exfoliate.
➡️Pat dry and enjoy your extra soft skin

Source: http://www.thewellessentials.com

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SELF LOVE: Nail treatments

🔸️ DIY Nail Strengthener Recipe
This recipe comes from Trabazini at The Spa at Monteverdi Tuscany with an add-in provided by Correa.
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Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 Tablespoons of lemon juice 🍋
1 Teaspoon of chopped garlic (optional add-in)
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Instructions:
➡️ Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Soak your nails in the mixture for about 10 minutes.
➡️ You can add a teaspoon of chopped garlic to the recipe and make a paste.
➡️ Repeat two to three times per week.
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🔸️ DIY Nail Strengthening Intensive Mask
This recipe comes from Trabazini at The Spa at Monteverdi Tuscany.
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Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons of shea butter
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
2 drops of rose essential oil
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Instructions:
➡️ Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Apply the mask on the hands and nails, massaging for a few seconds.
➡️ Then cover the hands with cotton gloves and leave on for 20 minutes.
➡️ Do the treatment once a week.
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🔸️ DIY Cuticle Oil Recipe
This recipe comes from Pink who says, “Jojoba oil nourishes the skin, promotes nail growth, and helps repair the strength of the nail bed. Tea tree oil is an antiseptic and helps keep fungus at bay.”
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Ingredients:
1/2 oz jojoba oil
1 to 2 drops tea tree oil
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Instructions:
➡️ Pour the jojoba oil and tea tree oil into an ultraviolet glass pipette dropper bottle, swish together and seal the bottle.
➡️ In the evening just before bedtime, place one drop of oil onto each fingernail and toenail and massage into cuticles.

Source: https://www.byrdie.com