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Natural Sugar Scrubs Desinged by Lana




I created these videos many moons ago when i ventured on exploring making natural sugar scrubs. Natural sugar scrubs are an easy and fun way to exfoliate your skin especially when trying to survive the winter months which can be extremely hard on ones skin.

The natural oils and butters are a great way to moisturize and replenish skin cells, the sugar acts as the exfoliant. I love adding RICE FLOUR to my skin care products especially when making facial masks, it is said to help with BLEMISHES, WRINKLES, ANTI AGING and PIGMENTATION. It is also a great exfoliant which leaves your skin extremely soft.

OTHER FUN FACTS ON RICE POWDER:

Used to absorb oil to achieve matte skin. If you have very oily skin, brushing rice powder lightly over your face will give you a very matte look. Because of this, it also makes an excellent base for make-up. Rice powder absorbs oil very well and keeps your make-up from fading throughout the day.

In wrinkle creams. Many anti-aging skin creams and wrinkle creams contain ceramides that were extracted from rice. The ceramides in rice closely mimic our skin’s, which can give it a more youthful appearance.

Mineral make-up. Rice powder is used in some loose or pressed powder compacts. It is especially found in mineral make-up. Rice powder does a good job of covering blemishes and flaws to give the skin a smooth finish, and yet it allows the skin to breathe and does not clog pores.

Another ingredient I like to include into my skin care product is HONEY POWDER, it also can be used as skin softener and anti aging property benefit. It’s a humectan which has the ability to attract and retain moisture into the skin without making your skin oily.

there are many ways to build a sugar scrub recipe you just have to find what works for you, I love the fact that it also can be a great craft for the kids and is all natural , we always tend to grab what is easy and on the shelf but do you take the time to read the back ingredients and know what each and everyone means? I personally rather use a natural skin care item where I  know what each and every ingredient is this way, sometimes those other products used in the store may be more harmful to one skin then beneficiacl and that could be because the chemical they put into that cream or bath oil leave us with more problems in the futur.  We should be more concern what we put onto out bodies because what we put on the outside does effect the inside as well.

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Bath Fizzies

Ingredients:
1 cup of baking soda
1 cup of citric acid
1/4 cup cornstarch
2 tablespoon of apricot oil
25 drops of essential oil or fragrance oil
Witch hazel or water
Instructions:
1. Shift baking soda, citric acid and cornstarch into a bowl.
2. Add our apricot oil and smelly oils, mix together
3. Spray is some witch hazel slowly, be careful or it might begin to fizz, usually water might of set the fizzing process therefore I use witch hazels. Dig in with your hands and mix well making sure everything is sticking together.
4. Pack into a mold and let set 24-48hours5. After they are nice and solid you  can package them up and give them as a nice gift.

Bath melts

This is something I whipped up and is great for that chapped winter skin especially in this weather we’re all having across the world. Throw it in your bath and watch it melt away while you relax and take in the refreshing essential oils. If you’re not a fan of these oils I have provided feel free to add what you like.

DIY Bath Fizzy Melts

DIY Natural Body Balm

You will need:
Beeswax, mango butter, avocado butter, camellia seed oil, hemp oil, castor oil, grape seed oil, essential oils, measuring spoons, crockpot or double boiler, spoons( I like the rubber ones so you can scrape all the oils from the bowl, 3 or 4 jars depending on the size, I filled up 3 jars at a 4 oz measurement each, stir sticks, scale to measure weight and a measuring cup.
Ingredients:
2 ounces of beeswax
4 ounces of mango butter
1 tablespoon of avocado butter
1 tablespoon of camellia seed oil
1 tablespoon of hemp seed oil
1 tablespoon of Castro oil
Grape seed oil
1 teaspoon of Essential oils or fragrance of your choice
Weigh out your butters on a scale, once that is complete place the beeswax in the crockpot on low heat, wait for beeswax to melt. Once the beeswax has melted place then solid butters in a glass measuring cup and place it into the microwave and slowly melt checking every 10-15seconds( be careful not to burn your butters. After your butters are melted add in all your liquid oils.
Your measured liquid oils and butter oils will not add up to a cup as of yet so you need to top it off with a carrier oil. I used grape seed oil in this recipe but you can add olive oil, apricot oil or whatever it is you have on hand. Place all melted oil from measuring cup into the crockpot, you will notice the liquid oils becoming a solid, don’t be alarmed that’s due to the beeswax so let that melt down.
Once all oils have been melted pour out of crockpot and back into a measuring cup for easy pouring and cool down the oils. You’ll see a little of a ring around your measuring cup that’s a good indication that your oils are cooling down and you can now add your essential oils or fragrance oils( they are both equal in measurement, a teaspoon of either).  After you stir in your essential oil or fragrance oil, stir well then pour into your jars.
Now you have a beautiful body moisturizer for you skin to enjoy that will replenish you skin cells and moisturize!!!!!
Designed Lana

DIY Natural Handmade Lip Balm

Natural Lip Balm is a great idea to add to the stocking stuffers during the holidays or a wonderful gift idea for that special friend in your life and is easy to make and great for the winter months.

ITEMS NEEDED:
3 oz Bees wax
 7 ox Olive oil
2 oz Castor oil
2 tble spoon Aloe butter

 1 teaspoon Peppermint Essential oil

Melt your bees wax in a double boiler on low heat, DO NOT STICK IT IN MICROWAVE to melt, it could cause fire. Once the beeswax is melted add the rest of your oils but leave the essential oils for later ( do not add yet). Be sure all is melted and blend together.
Take the the mixture off the stove and let it cool down, I usually trasfere the mixture to a glass measuring cup, you’ll notice once it cools down a ring around the top of the liquid, it’s time to add your peppermint oil. Mix well and pour into little containors.
Once they are poured DO NOT touch them for 24 hours otherwise they tend to collapse in the centre.
Once they are solid add your lids.
Now you can label and put a nice bow around it.
I hope you will try this recipe and send me feedback. If you don’t have all the ingredients you can use the bees wax or a vegan wax and use all olive oil along with any essential oil, fragrance oil or maybe add no oil, it”s totally up to you. YOU ARE THE MASTER OF YOUR OWN CREATION.