Beauty

6 Creative Ways to Use Melt-And-Pour Soap

1 / 6 Play with shape! One of the best things about melt and pour soap base is that you can literally pour it in whatever shape you like! A great opportunity to customize it for a party or a holiday. Colorful cacti soaps from Lovely Indeed 2 / 6 Make it exfoliating! You wouldn’t think sand belongs in soap but it’s actually great for scrubbing dirt off your hands! Gardeners and kids will find it particularly useful. Coconut Sand Soap from Hello Glow 3 / 6 Make [...]

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10 Essential DIY Beauty Tools

Nothing makes me crazier than mixing a balm or salve only to realize at the end that I don’t have the right container to store it in. And even though I hoard glass jars, there’s really only so much jam one family can eat. We’ve talked about the must-have beauty ingredients and how to stock a natural medicine cabinet. But what about the tools? After writing my second book (which you can pre-order now, yay!), I realized that I could [...]

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9 Glowing Skin DIYs To Whip Up With Fall’s Best Beauty Foods

1 / 9 The peak season for this crunchy veggie with a sweet, licorice taste runs from fall through early spring. Fennel seeds and juice have been used for centuries to soothe upset tummies. Used on the skin, fennel acts as a diuretic to reduce inflammation, puffiness, and the appearance of wrinkles. The antiseptic properties in this fennel toner make it great for controlling oily skin and acne.   2 / 9 Fall Beauty Ingredient: Apples Apples are a naturally potent source of [...]

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Celebrate Fall With This Swoon-Worthy Chai Pear Sugar Scrub

Few things announce fall more than a warm cup of chai and a good book. Throw in some pears and autumn has officially begun! Chai tea has numerous health and beauty benefits due to the high antioxidant content in black tea leaves. Chai also contains spices such as fennel, clove and ginger, which are anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and rich in vitamin C. This easy-to-make DIY recipe can do double duty as both a body and facial scrub. Just be sure to [...]

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5 Best Honey Face Masks For Every Skin Type

There are some ingredients that you almost can’t go wrong with in DIY skincare. And honey is definitely at the top of the list. This kitchen pantry staple has been used in food and medicine since the Stone Age. Here’s why your skin loves it, too. Why Honey? Honey is naturally antibacterial, which helps your skin fight off acne. Plus it has an an amazing antioxidant capacity, and you want antioxidants around to combat the free radicals that damage the skin. [...]

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Grandma’s secret youth recipe revealed!

From Kim Kardashian’s vampire facials – which draws her own blood before injecting it back into her face – to Simon Cowell’s beloved sheep placenta facials, there’s some weird and wonderful beauty treatments on the market today. A grandmother’s bizarre youth recipe has just gone and trumped them all. 70-year-old Stella Ralfini from London says that her secret youth recipe is semen mask. Stella Ralfini, author of Three Faces of Sex, claims to have discovered the technique 30 years ago after asking [...]

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7 DIY Ways to Reduce Stress + Soreness With Magnesium Oil

1 / 7 Applying magnesium via the skin is one of the fastest and easiest ways to up your daily magnesium intake, and this whipped lotion is just what your body needs! De-Stress Magnesium Body Butter from Hello Glow 2 / 7 You only need magnesium oil and a combination of soothing essential oils to make this easy rub for achy legs. Magnesium Oil Soothing Rub from Mommypotamus 3 / 7 Sore muscles don’t stand a change in the face of these bath bombs! They’re made with magnesium [...]

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9 Healing Recipes You Can Make With Shea Butter

1 / 9 Dry, sensitive and atopic skin will benefit from this rich and creamy shea and coconut oil body butter. Enriched with wheat germ and lavender oil, it soothes the skin and packs plenty of vitamins. Homemade Shea & Coconut Oil Body Butter from Susana Machado 2 / 9 There’s no reason not to use shea butter in your soap! This will make it extra moisturizing and soft on the skin. Lemon-Basil Shea Butter Soap from The Homemade Haus 3 / 9 This solid bar [...]

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4 Reasons To Make the Switch to Mineral Makeup

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of jane iredale – THE SKINCARE MAKEUP™. All opinions are 100% mine. Anyone in my family will tell you I’m that girl who loves makeup just a liiiittle too much. While my makeup routine varies, most weeks I rarely go a day without makeup. I chalk it up to being blessed with dark circles and sporadic breakouts, but the truth is I just love it. Makeup is like magic in [...]

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Skin-Soothing Black Bath Bombs With Activated Charcoal

You know those days where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong? Today was one of those days for me. And when I say everything, I mean everything. At one point I found myself chastising the cat for ruining one of my favorite hand towels. And as I was bending over to pick the towel off the floor I actually split my shirt straight down the back from collar to hem. I so wish I was making this [...]

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