Sunday, January 20, 2019

Umm... Did You Say Godiva Chocolate Lip Scrub?!

This indulgent Godiva Chocolate Lip Scrub is not only delicious, it is an excellent exfoliant and hydrator; giving your lips that nourished, kissable look -- and just in time for Valentine's Day 😉

Use this Dark Chocolate Coconut Lip Scrub recipe to keep lips soft and smooth. It's the perfect lip scrub for dry lips! Homemade lip scrub never tasted so good.

6 Tablespoons granulated sugar
4 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 square Godiva dark chocolate with sea salt- grated
1 teaspoon Hershey’s dark cocoa
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract or flavoring
Optional: 2 drops Vitamin E oil
*This coconut oil sugar scrub recipe will make enough lip scrub to fill two small lip balm containers -- perfect for keeping one for yourself and giving one to a friend.
1. In a small mixing bowl, add the sugar and coconut oil. Stir to blend well.
2. Add the grated chocolate and cocoa powder. Stir again to incorporate.
3. Add the coconut extract and Vitamin E oil (optional). Mix well to blend the coconut flavor throughout the scrub.
4. Transfer to an airtight container(s) and store up to three months.


Wet your lips with warm water and generously apply the lip scrub to your lips. Then, massage in a circular motion to allow the sugar granules to gently exfoliate any dry or dead skin. This also allows the coconut oil to deeply moisturize your lips. Rinse with warm water and pat dry with a towel. Lastly, apply your favorite lip balm moisturizer.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Naturally Nourishing: DIY Skin Care

Did you think that honey and sugar were just sweeteners, and that oatmeal was simply an ingredient for a healthy meal? Well, think again! These products are not only good to eat, but they are good for your skin too. Below is a list of the best DIY skin care products that will allow you to not only clean out your kitchen cupboard, but also naturally nourish and improve your skin. 

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Oatmeal for Cleanser:
Grind a tablespoon each of oats and sunflower seeds in a blender. Combine the mixture with two tablespoons of yogurt and one tablespoon of warm honey. Gently scrub it onto your face, neck, or chest, and leave on for three minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Sugar for Glowing Skin:
Just mix one part olive or coconut oil with two parts sugar, adding a few drops of yummy-smelling essential oil if you’d like. You can make a more therapeutic sugar scrub by adding ground oats and honey for additional hydration and calming.

Green Tea Mist for Peely, Red Skin:
Steep two bags of green tea in half a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. Take the tea bags out and mix in half a cup of rose water. Pour in a spray bottle to apply, and refrigerate the leftovers in a sealed jar.

Milk for Irritated Skin:
Soak a gauze or washcloth with milk, then wring it out and lay it on the problem area to calm down your irritation. 

Egg Whites for Clean Pores:
Blend an egg white and a tablespoon of yogurt with half an avocado. Leave the mixture on for ten minutes, then rinse off. 

Yogurt for Dry Skin:
Mix together two tablespoons of powdered milk, ¼ cup of yogurt, and ½ teaspoon of honey. Leave the mixture on your face, neck, or chest for 15 minutes, then rinse off with room-temperature water. 

Honey for Acne:
Mix nutmeg with honey and milk. Apply it on your face. After 30 minutes, rinse off with cold water and pat dry.

Tumeric for Oily Skin:
Mix gram flour with yogurt and tumeric to make a smooth paste. Now apply this paste on your face and neck for 30 minutes.

Aloe Vera for Wrinkles:
Mix pure aloe vera gel, honey, and coconut oil. Apply the mixture and leave it on for 30 minutes and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Banana for Dry Skin:
Mash one banana and add a little honey. Apply the mask evenly on your face and leave it on for 30 minutes.

Potato for Pigmentation:
Grate a raw potato finely and then add powdered oats and honey. Mix well and apply for 30 minutes.