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SELF-LOVE: DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub 🤤
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This Gingerbread Sugar Scrub smells so delicious that you’ll want to eat it! 🤤 Double or triple the recipe for an easy homemade gift idea 🤩🎁
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The great thing about this Gingerbread Sugar Scrub is that it’s all-natural, using ingredients you probably have on hand in your kitchen 🤗
+ Great for Xmas season!
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Ingredients:
1 cup sugar 🍚
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup coconut oil or other carrier oil 🥥
¼ cup almond oil
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg 🌰
Mason-style jar with lid
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How to Make Gingerbread Sugar Scrub:
➡️ In a medium-sized bowl combine all ingredients except oils.
➡️ Gradually add coconut & almond oil until scrub reaches desired consistency (you may use more or less of stated amount).
➡️ Scoop Gingerbread Scrub into mason jar.
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To Use: Gently apply a scoopful of scrub to wet skin in a circular motion, concentrating on dry patches and rough areas 🧖‍♀️. Rinse with warm water 💦
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Source: https://www.mommymusings.com

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SELF-LOVE: Pumpkin Hair Mask

Fall means pumpkins, and that means a lot of baked goods and other treats loaded up with it everywhere 😋.  But you don’t have to stop there!  You can make a Pumpkin Hair Mask!  🧖‍♀️🎃
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Pumpkin has wonderful benefits for your hair and skin, not to mention the aromatherapy of smelling pumpkin pie while you relax during your homemade beauty treatment 😍.
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Pumpkin is moisturizing. The vitamin A it contains is great for your scalp, and it encourages hair growth.  Some people use cinnamon for dry brittle hair, to treat some forms of dandruff, and as a natural stimulant for hair growth 🤗.  Finally, the coconut oil adds a conditioning layer to your hair, infusing it with softness and moisturizing your scal 🤩 Try this quick and simple hair mask this fall.
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Ingredients
½ cup Pumpkin Puree 🎃
2 tsp. Coconut oil (unrefined)🥥
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 Vitamin E capsule
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Instructions
➡️ Mix pumpkin puree, cinnamon, vitamin E capsule, and coconut oil in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.
➡️ If your coconut oil is a solid, you may want to warm it in the microwave in 20 second increments until melted before mixing.

Source: https://thisrollercoastercalledlife.com

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SELF-LOVE: Soothing Calendula and Greek Yogurt Mask

Calendula is known to help heal your skin, so it makes for the perfect beauty treatment! 💁🏼‍♀️
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Ingredients:
🔸️2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
🔸️1 Teaspoon calendula powder
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➡️Mix the yogurt and calendula together until well combined
➡️ Apply the mixture to your clean face and neck area if desired
➡️ Let the mask ‘set’ for 15 minutes before washing off.

Source: https://getinspiredeveryday.com

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SELF-LOVE: Lavender sugar scrub

Depending on what essential oils you have on hand, it can be any scent. Eucalyptus, orange, rosemary 😍
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Ingredients:
🔸️ grapeseed oil 🍇
🔸️sugar 🍚
🔸️essential oil 👃
🔸️jar/container
🔸️fresh lavender for wrapping
🔸️twine
🔸️label
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Good ratio is 3:1, so depending on the size jar you are using you could use 1 cup sugar to 1/3 cup oil, 3 cups sugar to 1 cup oil.
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➡️ 1. Go ahead and mix your oil and sugar in a bowl together, and stir thoroughly.
➡️ 2.Once it becomes a slushy consistency, add your drops of essential oil. For a small container best to use 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup oil, and about 8-10 drops of essential oil. You’ll know it’s the right amount when you mix it through and you can smell the fragrance nice and strong 😍
➡️ 3. Next take your fresh lavender and wrap twine around the bottom and then secure with a bow. You can label the top as well if you choose 🤗

Source: http://www.mylifeatplaytime.com

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SELF-LOVE: Homemade Face Lotion 🧖‍♀️

What you will Need:
🔸️3 1/2 Tablespoon organic Shea butter
🔸️2 Tablespoons Jojoba oil
🔸️3 Tablespoons of Aloe Leaf Juice
🔸️1 Teaspoon vitamin E oil
🔸️4 drops lavender essential oil of choice
🔸️A pint sized mason jar
🔸️A small glass jar to store your lotion
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Instructions:
➡️Add the Shea butter and Jojoba oil to a pint sized mason jar 
➡️Place a saucepan on the stove and add a cup of water to it-turn on the heat to medium high
➡️Place the mason jar in the saucepan and stir-slowly melting the Shea butter with the jojoba oil.
➡️Once the Shea butter and jojoba oil is completely melted add the aloe juice to the mason jar-(the aloe should be luke warm)
➡️With a hand held immersion blender or food processor -whip the product for at least 5 minutes
➡️Add in your essential oil and pour into a small jar
➡️Store you face lotion in a sealed glass far and use within 3 months
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* This WILL NOT work if you swap out the jojoba oil for another type of oil. Jojoba is actually a wax and it is what helps emulsify the aloe water into the rest of the ingredients. Make sure you whip the product well so that the liquid completely blends into jojoba and shea butter.

Will you try it out? 😊

Source: https://www.cocoswell.com/

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SELF-LOVE: Homemade Deodorant with Shea Butter

Deodorant can contain a lot of harmful chemicals 😏. Save time and money by making this natural homemade deodorant with coconut oil, baking soda & oils 🤗
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Author Katie Wells

Ingredients
2 TBSP shea butter
3 TBSP coconut oil
3 TBSP baking soda
2 TBSP arrowroot powder (or organic cornstarch, optional)
essential oils (optional)
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Instructions

🔸️ Place the shea butter and coconut oil in a quart size mason jar 🍯
🔸️ Place the mason jar in a small saucepan of water and heat over low heat until the shea butter and coconut oil have just melted.
🔸️Remove from heat and add the baking soda and arrowroot if using.
🔸️Mix well.
🔸️Add the essential oils if using, and pour into a glass container for storage. It does not need to be stored in the fridge.
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If you prefer, you can let it cool and pour it into an old deodorant stick for easier use, though it may melt in the summer 😉

Will you try it out? ☺

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SELF-LOVE: Olive oil make-up remover

Oil cleansing can be a total game changer for just about any skin type and condition 😉. Although it may seem counterintuitive to wash your face with oil, it’s actually brilliant. An oil cleanser dissolves excess oils on your skin, as well as makeup and sunblock—without any of the surfactants, harsh ingredients, or necessary preservatives in foaming cleansers. This means that your face gets a super-deep clean, without any “stripping,” or disruption of the skin’s natural microbiome 🤗
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After switching to oil cleansing you’ll notice clearer, softer & brighter skin 🤩
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If you’re wearing heavier makeup, start by removing that. This regular oil-cleansing routine is enough to remove light makeup, though 😊
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Step 1
Rinse face with warm water, then pat dry.
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Step 2
Dispense a nickel- to quarter-size amount of oil into palm, spread over both hands, and apply to full face and neck ☺
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Step 3
Massage! Take a full minute to work the oil into your skin. This is an opportunity to give your face some love, dissolve some of the tension of the day, and tend to the deeper layers of your skin by increasing circulation of blood and lymph, as you deep clean your pores 😍
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Step 4
Warm washcloth removal. This step is key to oil cleansing working for you. Wring out your washcloth, drape it over your full face, and press the warmth into the skin. Next, remove all of the oil with the washcloth. This may require multiple passes. Be thorough but not rough.
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What kind of oil best to use?
The most common kitchen-cabinet recipe usually includes a mixture of castor oil and extra-virgin olive oil. A standard one-to-one ratio is a good starting point, but you can adjust as needed depending on your skin type 😊
🔸️Normal Skin: 1:1 ratio of castor oil to extra-virgin olive oil
🔸️Oily Skin: 3:1 ratio of castor oil to extra-virgin olive oil
🔸️Dry Skin: 1:3 ratio of castor oil to extra-virgin olive oil

Source: www.mindbodygreen.com

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SELF-LOVE: Cinnamon Mouthwash

Benefits of Homemade Cinnamon Mouthwash – Yes, this amazing homemade mouthwash is exclusively used for getting rid of bad breath 😉. But how does it remove that stinky smell from your mouth? The secret lies in its ingredients and their individual benefits 😁
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Cinnamon – This is one of the best natural ingredients for treating bad breath. It can destroy all those bacteria which are responsible for causing foul smell in our mouth, thereby helping us get rid of bad odor successfully 😁
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Lemon 🍋 – The stinking smell caused in our mouth can efficiently be masked by the refreshing aroma of lemon. The strong citrus scent plays a key role in increasing the power if cinnamon in this homemade mouthwash 🤗
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Honey 🍯– Honey has high level of antimicrobial content (methylglyoxa), which speeds up the procedure of killing oral bacteria.
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Baking Soda 🍚– It also comes with bacteria-killing properties and you can also get whiter teeth by using it in your mouthwash.
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Things you need:
🔸️Cinnamon powder – (1/2) tablespoon
🔸️Lemon – 1 small 🍋
🔸️Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
🔸️Warm water – 1 cup 💦
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🔸️Pour the cinnamon powder into the bottle.
🔸️Squeeze out the juice of the lemon and pour into it.
🔸️Add in baking soda.
🔸️Finally, pour warm water into the bottle and keep stirring the mixture with the help of a spoon until well combined. (You can also shake the bottle well by fitting the cap tightly.)
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Once all the ingredients blend well together, set the cap on the bottle tightly and store it 🤗
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This homemade mouthwash gives the best results when used every day in the morning 😉. You can brush your teeth followed by washing your mouth with this solution 👅. All you need to do is to shake the bottle well, take 1 to 2 tablespoons of the liquid (depending upon your tolerance) in your mouth and swish for a minute or so. Empty your mouth in a basin and swish plain water around it. Voila! 😁
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Source: https://theindianspot.com

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SELF-LOVE: Coconut oil & Honey hair mask

Damaged hair. We’ve all been there 🤷🏼‍♀️. Blow dryers, products, and weather take a toll on our locks, so here’s a mask, which is perfect for repairing and moisturizing damaged hair 🤩

What you’ll need:
1 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil 🥥
1 tbsp. Organic Raw Honey 🍯
Towel
Shower Cap (optional)

Step 1: Mix Ingredients Together
Mix the ingredients together and as an extra step to help your hair follicles open up, slightly heat the mixture up on a stovetop in a small sauce pan. Long or extra damaged hair? Just add a bit more of these ingredients.

Step 2: Apply to Hair
The mask can be applied to dry or wet hair, although we’ve found that it’s easier applied to wet hair. Have a towel around your neck to protect your clothes and section your hair off. Apply generously from top to bottom, focusing on the ends where most damage occurs.

Step 3: Relax for 30-40 Minutes While Mask Soaks In
Wrap your hair in a bun and let the mask soak in for 30-40 minutes. While you wait for the mask to do its magic, flip through a magazine, read a book, or paint your nails to pamper yourself some more.

Step 4: Rinse and Voila! 🤗

Will you try it out?

Source: theeverygirl.com

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SELF-LOVE: Sage and Blackberry Sugar Scrub

This sage and blackberry sugar scrub recipe is a perfect way to achieve smooth, sexy legs 😍

Ingredients
3 cups white sugar 🍚
1/3 cup coconut oil 🥥
8 to 12 large sage leaves 🌿
1/2 cup blackberries 🍇

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process on high until smooth
Put in glass jar with snug fitting lid
Store at room temperature for up to 1 week
To use, wet skin, gently scrub with sugar scrub, and rinse with warm water. Pat dry.
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Will you try it out?

Source: http://www.suburbia-unwrapped.com