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Simplest, Easiest Natural Face Wash

Simplest, Easiest Natural Face Wash

Some say you don’t need to wash your face and others say you do.  Bottom line I feel if there is dirt or make up on my face I need to wash it off.  When it comes to face wash, there can be some pretty toxic chemicals in them, Here is a list to look out for…Toxic Avoid List.  So how can you clean your face in the simplest, easiest and natural way?

DIY All Purpose Spray

DIY All Purpose Spray

Cleaning supplies can be one of the most harmful things we keep in our homes.  Knowing this is scary.  We have to clean right? And what about when your little ones ask to help you clean?  I know my little guy loves to help at least for now!  With all this in mind I wanted to find a spray I could make at home that was effective and safe.  Here is what I came up with…

Sea Salt Foot Scrub

Sea Salt Foot Scrub

Our feet are one of the most used parts of our body.  Sometimes they get over worked and don’t get to relax.  Feet also pick up lots of things as we walk around, especially when we are barefoot or in flip flops.  So cleaning and taking care of our feet are important.  After all we want them to work for a while right?  I came up with this foot scrub to cleanse and relax my feet...

DIY ChapStick

This is one of my favorite do it yourself projects.  And project is a big word, this is not a project.  It takes about 5-10 minutes.  Simple Easy and I can never find chapstick I like more!  Have you ever made your own products? Yes or no this is a great one to start with.

DIY Chapstick

What You Need

How to make Chap Stick

  1. Take a pint size mason jar (A double boiler works as well) and place Mango Butter, Almond oil, and Beeswax in the jar.
  2. Place an inch or two of water in a pot. Put the Mason jar in the pot and turn on stove to med-high heat.
  3. Watch and shake jar occasionally as the contents melts together. While melting line up three Lip Balm tubes.
  4. Once all is melted turn off the heat and add 1 drop of essential oil of choice ( or 1 drop of two different essential oils)
  5. Then use the dropper to put mixture into the tubes. Do this quickly as the mixture will begin to harden.
  6. Let the tubes sit for a few hours to harden fully.
  7. Voila! You have your very own Chapstick!

This is going to be soft to medium, to make it hard add more beeswax.  Also this recipe makes three tubes.  If you want to make more than that double or triple the recipe.  I chose mango butter because I think it is softer and smoother, shea butter and cocoa butter work with this recipe too.  Everything you need can be found here.

Some of our Favorite Essential Oils to use

  • Lavender/Peppermint
  • Lavender
  • Orange/Peppermint
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary/Eucalyptus

Good Luck!

Katie Bell

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DIY First Aid Spray

With little ones running around there are bound to be scraps, cuts, falls and so on.  I prefer to use all natural remedies and Essential Oils are big in our house.  This is our First Aid Spray, it works great and I know when I use it there are no harmful Chemicals, which is a big plus.

DIY First Aid Spray

Whats inside?

Place the first 4 ingredients in a 2 oz Glass Spray Bottle then fill the rest with clean/filtered water.  Be sure to shake well before every use to combine all ingredients.

Lavender is used for its calming properties.  Melaleuca/Tea tree for is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral properties.  And frankincense has anti-inflammatory properties.  The three combined is the spray allow for calming and healing, give support to the body.

Okay now Give it a try!  It has be great to have in our Medicine Cabinet and it will be great in yours!

All Ingredients can be found here

XO

Katie Bell

PS Looking for wholesale prices on Essential oils?  Send me an Email purewellnessessentials@gmail.com, I can help with that  :-)

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DIY Anti-Aging Face Wash

What if you could make your Anti-Aging Face Wash in your Kitchen for less than $20?  Would you think I was joking?  Well I’m not!  It is totally possible!  And here is how you do it…

DIY Anti-aging Face Wash

All you Need

How is it possible?  This is how I make mine

  1. I grab a 2oz glass bottle (cobalt), a small funnel and a ½ TBSP and 1 TBSP measuring spoons.
  2. First I add 1 TBSP Tamanu Oil. Then 1 ½ TBSP Castile Soap.
  3. Careful drop 7 drops of Frankincense, 5 drops of Lavender, and 3 drops of Hawaiian Sandalwood.
  4. Fill up the rest with water.
  5. Shake it up and you have your DIY Anti-Aging Face Wash!

It can sit on the shelf for 6 months.  Shake up before every use to insure all contents are mixed well together.

Why is this Anti-Aging?

Tamanu Oil comes from the South Pacific and has the capacity to promote formation of new tissue.  A Unique quality which accelerates the growth of healthy skin.  It was traditional used in wound care and is making its way to US and European cosmetic industry.  It will leave no oily residue and promotes healthy skin.  As aging occurs we produces less skins or in other words our skin does not rejuvenate as quickly.  Tamanu oil will help assist our skin in healthy cell growth.  Read more about Tamanu Oil here.

Frankincense is all around an amazing Essential oil.  It has Tissue regeneration and anti-inflammatory properties.  Frankincense has such a high vibration it is great for healing.  Also assists with immune support.  It is soothing to the nervous system and the skin.

Lavender is very calming.  It can help reduce redness and/or irritation in the skin.  Also a great assistant in combating dry skin.

Hawaiian Sandalwood may help to protect from harmful effects of UV radiation.  This is also a very healing oil.  May assist with dry skin too.

Believe me yet?  Try it out!  Everything you need can be found here

Note: The cost of products needed may be higher then $20 however the amount you use costs Less then $20 and leaves you with the rest of the products to use for other DIY or by themselves :)

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DIY Coconut Exfoliator

I absolutely love the way this makes my skin feel!  It is wonderful!  I try to Exfoliate once a month to get rid of the dead skin cells.  I have learned over the years that Exfoliating helps keep the skin fresh, smooth, and young!  Here is one of my favorite exfoliators, I make in the kitchen!

DIY Coconut Exfoliator

You Need

To make a One –Time Use Exfoliator

  1. 4 TBSP Coconut flakes and 2-2 ½ TBSP Honey
  2. Mix Together
  3. You can add Essential Oils only 1-2 drops. I used geranium this morning in my Exfoliator.  Lavender, Frankincense, and Cedarwood are also good for the skin.  Lemon or Wild Orange are good to help pull out Toxins.

To make a Several Use Exfoliator

  1. 1 cup Coconut Flakes and ½ cup of Honey
  2. Mix together
  3. Add Essential Oils if you wish
  4. Store in a Glass Container for 3-6 months

I chose to use coconut flakes because they gentler on the skin, which is better for exfoliating the face.  Honey has antimicrobial properties and is just wonderful for the skin.  This morning I used Geranium essential oil not only because it has a great smell, it is also a powerful healer for the skin.

All ingredients can be found here

And enjoy!  Make your skin love you and love your skin!

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DIY Mouthwash

Mouthwash bought in the store sometimes is the worst thing for you.  If you look at the ingredients there are a ton of chemicals and most have side effects if too much gets swallowed.  Learning about this a few months ago I decided to experiment and come up with my own Mouthwash, Here is my final result…

DIY Mouthwash

What’s inside the Glass Bottle?

Basically I drop 1-2 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil and 1-2 drops of Lemon Essential Oil fill glass bottle up ½ way with Sesame or Coconut Oil (liquid form) and the Rest with water.  There you have in your own Mouthwash.  Simple, Quick, Easy, and Healthy for you!

All ingredients can be found here

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Immune Support is really important during those months when sickness always seem to pop up.  In our home we try to find natural ways to support our immune systems.  Here are our three most used Immune boosters!

DIY Immune Support

  1. Immune Boost Smoothie – packed with nutrients and delicious. It has clementine/orange, berries, kale, turmeric, and coconut water.  This is great for little ones, they think it’s a treat! Find the recipe here
  2. A spoon full of Honey with a sprinkle of Cinnamon and Turmeric. Local honey is great to help support the body for the environment that surround you, cinnamon is packed with antioxidants, and turmeric is a great healer.
  3. Protective blend essential oil – I place 30 drop of a protective blend in a Roller Bottle and fill the rest with coconut or jojoba oil. Roll on the bottoms of the feet in the morning or evening.  Find out more about a Protective Blend here

We try to use one of these Immune boosters every day, to keep our bodies in tip top shape and ready to fight away the germs! Share with us your favorite on Facebook, we love to hear from you!

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DIY Hand Salve

DIY Hand Salve

The winter months can be harsh on your hands.  I know mine are always dry when its cold out.  In searching for some kind of relief, I made my own hand salve.  It is wonderful! I love using it because it nourishes my hands.  They absorb it and I get that relief I am looking for!

What you need

  • 1 TBS Beeswax
  • 4 TBS Mango Butter
  • 2 TBS Avocado Oil
  • 5 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops Rosemary Essential Oil
  • Small tin or small glass container

How to DIY

  1. Either use a double boiler or a mason jar and a small pot. Place Beeswax, Mango Butter and Avocado oil in Mason jar.  Place Mason jar in about 2-3 inches of water in the pot.  Turn on stove top to medium-high heat.
  2. Wait and watch allow everything to melt together, can swirl the jar around mixing up ingredients.
  3. Once all is melted turn off heat and add lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary Essential Oils.
  4. Pour into tin or glass jar
  5. Viola! You have your very own Hand Salve.  Let it cool and then you can begin to use it.

Tips

  • If using a small glass container double the recipe
  • Can also do 7 drops of Geranium and 7 drops of Cedarwood

Why I choose to use…

Mango Butter – I think it is a bit more moisturizing then shea butter, my personal opinion.  I like the texture better.

Avocado Oil- It is very good for the skin and is packed with antioxidants.  Great for use with skin irritations and dryness.

Lavender Essential oil – helps heal dry skin and is calming to the body

Eucalyptus and Rosemary Essential oil- Calming effects and great aromas for the colder time of year

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Many of the cosmetics we have out there are packed with harmful Chemicals, so I began experimenting making my own.  I have only tackled the Bronzer so far.  And making Bronzer is fairly simple.

All you need is

Just combined 1 TBSP arrowroot powder, 1 TBSP Cocoa Powder, ½ TBSP Cinnamon.  I suggest mixing in a separate bowl then pouring into tin container.  If this is too dark or too light for you, just add or take away some of the cocoa powder and cinnamon until you find a color you are happy with.

This amount will all fit into one medium tin Container, put some in pat it down and add more until you have all of it in the container. And Voila, You have your own homemade bronzer!  Safer, Cheaper, and more Effective!

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DIY: Dish Soap

Why not make your own dish soap…Less or no chemicals, just as effective and added bonus homemade dish soap is much gentler on your skin.  You only need four items to make your own dish soap. (Below are affiliate links)

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I used 2 cups of castile soap and 1 cup of water.

15 drops of Lemon Essential oil – for its cleaning/detoxing properties.

And 10 drops of Wild Orange Essential oil – for its uplifting abilities.

Shake up and you have dish soap…Simple, easy, and much safer in your home.  Enjoy!

 

Side Note:  Usually essential oils should not be anywhere near plastic however my dispenser if a hard plastic and it has held up fine with the essential oils.

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