Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub

This is great for yourself, or to give as a gift! Once you start adding teachers, coaches, friends, and other adults to your Christmas gift list, it can get very long!  Making homemade gifts that people can USE is the best way to give!!  Here’s how to make a delicious smelling Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub for a relaxing shower or bath!

You’ll need sugar, coconut oil,  sugar plum fragrance oil, vitamin E oil, purple food coloring, and rubbing alcohol. Ingredients:

Spray a container of choice with rubbing alcohol and set aside until dry.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt coconut oil.

Combine essential oil, vitamin E oil, and sugar, and stir until well combined.

Add a few drops of purple food coloring in and mix until you reach your desired color.

Store in a covered container at room temperature.

 

Sugar Plum Sugar Scrub

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 2-3 Drops Sugar Plum Fragrance Oil
  • 1 tbsp Vitamin E Oil
  • Purple Food Coloring (Optional)
  • Rubbing Alcohol

Instructions

  1. Spray a container of choice with rubbing alcohol and set aside until dry.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt coconut oil.
  3. Combine essential oil, vitamin E oil, and sugar, and stir until well combined.
  4. Add a few drops of purple food coloring in and mix until you reach your desired color.
  5. Store in a covered container at room temperature.

DIY Makeup Remover Pads

Here’s a fun little weekend project that will take about 10 minutes and will last you for a while!!  No matter how tired you are, you should always remove your makeup.  Until I found this recipe, I got my makeup remover from the department store and it was over $15.  This will cost you a fraction of that and like I said earlier, will last you a good little while!

All you need is a mason jar or round container, large round cotton pads, 1.5 cups of water, 2 T tear-free baby shampoo and 1/4 t of baby oil!  The baby shampoo and baby oil can both be found in the little travel section of most stores for $1 or less!

In a large bowl just mix together your water, shampoo, and oil.

Add enough of this solution to cover the bottom of the container, and put about 10 pads in there. Once those are used up, add 10 more, making sure to cover them with the solution!  How easy is that?  How GREAT does it smell?

We’ve included FREE labels so you can decorate your jar as you’d like or make this as a gift for friends!

DIY Makeup Remover Pads Labels

 Ingredients
  • Mason Jar or Round Container
  • Large Round Cotton Pads
  • 1½ cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Tear-Free Baby Shampoo
  • ¼ tsp Baby Oil
Instructions
  1. In a large bowel mix together the Water, Shampoo and Oil.
  2. Add enough of your solution to cover the bottom of your mason jar or container.
  3. Add in approximately 10 Pads (allow to soak up the solution.
  4. Continue to add about 10 pads at a time pouring solution over each set to allow coverage.

Silver hair a new style?

At the first gray hair , the bitter enemy of every woman, one has always resorted to the hair dye, preferably dark, to be able to cover it completely, thus also hiding the progress of time. Today, however, the silver hairs are trendy  and not only for the more active women but they burn the times especially to the very young and the celebrities. A symptom of aging considered out today instead is a must in season.

There are shades of gray to suit all tastes, from light gray to almost white, to silver and dark gray, or to shatush effect shades ranging from dark to light. A trend that appeared in the United States and baptized as a granny hair  . They give brightness to the face and do not need the right cut to bring them and neither age!

7 Reasons Not To Wear Makeup

In a world bombarded by mascara advertisements and bafflingly popular YouTube eyeshadow tutorials, it’s not hard to see how huge the cosmetics industry has become. Many women consider make-up an ‘essential’ part of their lives, but the fact of the matter is that it definitely isn’t. You can give it up.

This article is not a feminist rant about how women should stop aspiring to the unrealistic beauty standards set by the media and Hollywood (although that would be great, too). Nor is it a judgment or criticism of women who use cosmetics. This article is just here to provide some totally logical reasons not to paint your already beautiful face with make-up.

  1. Make-up is expensive

There’s no denying it, applying a full face of make-up, including touch ups on a daily basis is mega expensive. This study reveals that the average woman spends $15,000 on makeup in her lifetime. You could buy a new car, put a down payment on a studio apartment, or take a lavish trip around Europe with that kind of cash!

  1. Putting on makeup is time-consuming

Applying makeup steals precious minutes from your day. Minutes that could be spent doing other things. A coat of lip gloss and a bit of mascara is harmless, but applying a full face can really drain your time, especially if you take regular trips to the bathroom for touch-ups. The same study quoted above found that the average woman spends 20 minutes applying make-up each day. Added up over one year, that’s 121 hours! You could almost become fluent in another language with that time.

  1. It’s not good for your skin

Nobody likes leaving the house with giant zits on their face, but covering up blemishes with products containing chemicals is really counterintuitive. Your skin will not recover as fast as it should if you don’t let it breathe and heal naturally. After giving up make-up you’ll even find that your skin becomes less prone to irritation – you just need to break the cycle. Yes, there are organic, ‘natural-ingredients-only’ cosmetics available, but let’s be honest, not many people can afford to use this stuff exclusively (see reason 1).

  1. You should be able to feel comfortable with your natural face

This is a hard one, because simply ‘becoming okay’ with the way you look is a long-term process, particularly if you suffer from major body image hang-ups. However, it has to be acknowledged that if you’re embarrassed about your natural face, you have some issues to address. In a study polling 2,000 women, one in five said they would refuse to answer a knock on their door if they had no make-up on. That is worrying. If you can’t walk to your corner store or go to the beach without a full face of makeup, this may also apply to you. Try walking down your street without make-up. You’ll notice that nothing bad happens and nobody will care. Which brings us to our next point…

  1. Other people don’t care about or notice your make-up

It’s amazing that many (not all) women wear make-up to appear more attractive to the opposite sex, yet it’s difficult to find a man who prefers his partner in make-up. On a similar note, it’s probably even more difficult to find a fellow woman who thinks your face looks better coated in make-up. The point is this: nobody actually cares or notices if you’re wearing make-up or not, so why bother? In most cases, other people will even PREFER how you look without it. This doesn’t just apply to people you’re attracted to – the person interviewing you for a job doesn’t care, your family doesn’t care, the bus driver doesn’t care, and your friends certainly don’t care either.

  1. You won’t have to worry about stains

If you don’t wear makeup you’ll never have to fear make-up stains ruining your clothes again. Your white t-shirts will rejoice! You also won’t have to worry about staining your face when you cry or simply need to rub your itchy eye.

  1. You’re hot already

There is no need to wear make-up because you already look great! Anyone who thinks otherwise is a fool who doesn’t deserve your time. Leave the house wearing a natural glow of confidence on your face instead and see how good it feels.