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Deodorant spray – Lavender, Lemongrass and Tea Tree oil

Tea Tree Oil

Lavender, Lemongrass and Tea Tree Oil – Heavy Duty Deodorant spray

After the deodorant cream recipe from 2 weeks ago I’ve had some feedback from some of you that you do not want deodorant cream…

You want spray!!!

OK, so I googled a bit and made some experiments and I’m quite happy about it because I like this one better!

And this is it:

90ml Rose Water

15 drops lavender essential oil

30 drops lemongrass essential oil

5 drops tea tree essential oil

If you want it really heave duty, you can replace 30ml of the Rose water with apple cider vinegar but if you work in an air conditioned office you may not need it. Give it a try and find out, when you make if your self you can have it just the way you like it, don’t you?

You can play a bit with the essential oils though I do think this is a nice lovely scent but I wouldn’t omit the Tea Tree Oil.

This guy is making it a bit differently, more like the previous deodorant but he is soooo funny:)

 

 

 

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Clean And Refresh Your Home With Essential Oils For Cleaning

essential oils for cleaning

Essential Oils For Cleaning – How To Guide

5 ways to make your home clean and beautifully scented.

Feel free to play with the essential oils part of the recipes.

If I had a bug problem, which I do, I would use peppermint arvensis in all of the recipes.

If you like lemon, use lemon.

I like also rose geranium for cleaning, I like the scent and it’s also good as bug repellent.

So, watch the video and see how to use these essential oils for cleaning your home.

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How To Make A Lotion Bar

Lotion Bar

DIY Lotion Bar

Whenever I go to one of the markets I always check the soaps stall. No market is complete without that.

This one tome a lady offered me a lotion bar. It looks like a bar of soap, you melt it a little bit in your hands and voila! it melts and you can use it as a body lotion or hand cream.

To be exact, this is a heavy ointment. Especially good in winter time which can be any day somewhere in New Zealand or in these rare occasions that you manage to get your skin burnt in the sun because you did not apply sunblock.

So, what will you need:

2 parts oil – Can be olive oil, grape seed oil, sunflower oil, apricot kernel, You can put some evening primrose or rose hip. I think it will work with canola oil but I never tried. I like to mix 2 kinds at least.

1 part beeswax

Essential oils (Optional) – I love adding some essential oil because then the scent goes with me everywhere. I just wouldn’t put cinnamon bark and be cautious with cinnamon leaf and clove, they can burn or itch. All the other oils are fine with me but you’ll have to check it on your skin, I don’t think I’m very sensitive after all these years working with essential oils.

Mix beeswax and oils (not essential oils) together and heat in a double pot until the beeswax is melted. Pour into muffin molds or into an empty, clean carton milk container and wait.

If you have no patience you can put your lotion bar in the fridge or freezer. I like to add the essential oils after it has all cooled down a bit, like maybe 30-40 degrees.

That’s it, ready. You can use it, sell it, give it as a gift:)

Your lotion bar is good as a massage bar too, just saying.

This lady will show you exactly how to do it. She is more cautious with essential oils so you’ll have to decide what’s good for you. Of course, you can always use lavender if you have cuts.

 

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Make Your Own DIY Natural Deodorant

DIY natural deodorant

Make Your Own DIY Natural Deodorant

Important note: Now I make my deodorant this way. I find it better because of the risk of blocking the pores and causing painful red lumps in the armpits. If you still prefer a solid deodorant you can try this one, might be good for you.

Natural deodorant is so easy to make, easier than making scrambled eggs and there is no cooking involved:

1/8 cup baking soda

1/4 cup corn starch or arrowroot powder

3/8 cup coconut oil

10-20 drops of you favorite essential oil blend – I like neroli which makes a lively scent when combined with coconut. Do not use cinnamon or clove as they can be irritating. People with very sensitive skin can use lavender or just omit the essential oil altogether.

Mix well in a bowl and put into a jar. Your DIY natural deodorant is ready and you have plenty of it. Use very little each time on dry skin.

This lovely woman uses different ratios, you can see what works best for you. She also explains more about why should you make your deodorant this way.

Enjoy!

 

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Christmas Gift Ideas – Something To Be Remembered By

Christmas Gift Ideas – Some of them are good for other occasions too

A collection of gift ideas in this blog

Bath Salts

After Shave

Christmas essential oils blends

Wild Pesto

More essential oil blends

Oatmeal – Sugar scrub

I would love to hear some of your own ideas and you can share them by clicking on comments. You can share your own ideas or link to nice ideas from the web. Don’t forget to package beautifully, some ribbons, stickers, fabric or even buttons. The package can upgrade these gift ideas into real gifts.

Gift ideas

 

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Christmas Scents – Festive Essential oil Blends

Christmas Scents – Essential Oils Blends

christmas Scents

Scent is the most powerful memory trigger, and who does not want to remember Christmas:)

Gingerbread in the oven, the smell of a Christmas tree, cinnamon stars and all this Christmas baking.

So, if you don’t intend to bake all day long here are some Christmas scents ideas you can use:

2ml sweet orange essential oil

3ml anise essential oil

2ml cinnamon leaf essential oil

1ml frankincense

This is my favorite and the formula of my smell of Christmas blend.

Especially good on a rainy Christmas day:

Blend equal parts of sweet orange, clove and cinnamon essential oils.

If you prefer the pine tree scent:

7 ml pine essential oil

4  ml eucalyptus essential oil

2 ml mandarin essential oil

1 ml clove essential oil

Christmas scent for if some one is sick in the family:

6 ml eucalyptus essential oil

6 ml pine essential oil

2 ml mandarin essential oil

2 ml French Lavender essential oil

If you like it fresh:

Equal parts of peppermint and cinnamon leaf essential oils

If you need more ideas, you can always find them  here

So you can have you Christmas scents just the way you like them.

Watch this video for a nice crafting idea with the kids. You can hang these in the closet too and have Christmas memories all year round

 

Any questions? Please comment, we answer usually in less than 24 hours.

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How To Make Bath Salts

bath-saltsBath Salts DIY

Learn how to make bath salts for your self, your friends or to sell. It can save you from Christmas overdraft. And will give your friends a lovely, scenty memory.

The easiest DIY ever. Watch the video to see how easy it can be.

You can pack your bath salts in a little bag instead of a jar. I think a paper bag can look nice with the right label.

You can use Cinnamon for coloring and of course that will add scent too.

Scent ideas:

Patchouli – Lavender – Vanilla

Bergamot – Lemongrass

Orange – Sandalwood

Cinnamon Leaf – Frankincense

And of course Lavender for a good night sleep. After a warm lavender and epsom salt bath you are sure to sleep like a baby:)

Or any other combination that makes you feel good.

Watch the video and make some bath salts for yourself or as gifts.

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Get Inspection Ready, How To Clean The Carpet with essential oils!

How to clean the carpet

Get Inspection Ready, How To Clean The Carpet And Make It Smell Great With Essential Oils!

When I came to New Zealand I lived in a unit in MeadowBank, Auckland. After a while, the unit just opposite to our door was for sale. In 2 days a truck from Barfoot and Thompson came with furniture and stuff and the unit looked like it never did before. They made this place look like a lovely place to live in. Another 2 days and Bingo, sold. I’m sure they sold it so quickly mainly because of this. Probably for more money too.

You won’t do all that when your landlord comes for inspection but here is a nice idea for a first good house impression. Of course you can use it also when you want to let your house, before the weekend to enjoy yourself and your family or just anytime.

So, how to clean the carpet?

1 cup baking soda

15 drops essential oil

Mix and shake well together in an air tight jar and live closed for anytime between 20 min. to 2 days.

Sprinkle it all over your carpet and leave again for 20 min. to a few hours.

Vaccum again.

That’s it, house smells lovely:)

Carpet cleaning scents ideas

Might be a good idea to try it first in a diffuser to see if you like it because on the carpet it will stay for days.

Fresh – 10 drops Orange  oil 5 drops Patchouli.

Heavenly – 10 drops French Lavender essential oil 5 drops cedarwood. Can use Lavender Grosso instead of French.

Clean – 10 drops Lemon oil 5 drops Peppermint.

Pristine – 10 drops Lemon oil 5 drops Lemongrass.

Christmas – 10 drops orange oil 5 drops Cinnamon.

If you want to know how to clean stains from the carpet You can try this very carefully especially with darker carpets.

For more ways to get rid of odors in your home watch this one:

 

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All natural skin lightening products – Reviews from Etsy

All natural skin lightening products from Etsy.com – reviews

All natural skin lightening products

Hello beauties

I will try in this post to feature some real all natural skin lightening skincare. This natural thing is very misleading. Everybody wants to say that their products are natural and what do you know? they do say so. It sometimes mean that one ingredient is natural, sometimes half of the ingredients are natural almost never is it 100% natural.

First, I must reveal the fact that I make myself all natural skin Whitening products and yes, I sell them also on Etsy. So I may not be so objective but I will do my best.

I chose Etsy because I think it’s the only place where you can buy all natural skin lightening products or cosmetics in general and even see uncensored feedback about them.

My review are based on customer feedback, list of ingredients and general knowledge. I never tried these products myself. It’s not easy for me to stop using my products on my self to reveal my hyperpigmentation only in order to be a laboratory rabbit for another all natural skin lightening product. Sorry for that:)

OK guys,  let’s start:

Carrot tomato skin brightening moisturizer with fruit extracts by LunaseaBotanicals

Price: 18USD/60ml +shipping

Form: Moisturizer, nice, I love it:)

Directions for use: Apply liberally over clean face. Let sit for 10-20 minutes and wipe with wet towel. Tone and moisturize.

Ingredients: Distilled water, witch hazel, stearic acid, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, carrot extract, tomato extract, licorice root, bearberry, rose hips, chamomile, comfrey, calendula, aloe, carrot seed, vegetable glycerin, sweet orange, lemon, petitgraine, geranium, olive oil, almond oil, grape seed oil, apricot oil, evening primrose, rice bran oil, chamomile, rose oil, jojoba oil, guar gum, emulsifying wax. Looks quite natural accept the emulsifying wax. There are quite a lot of emulsifying wax out there, it’s not clear which did she use but the rest is looking good.

Package: Pump bottle. Great!

Reviews: 7 people gave 5 stars.

“Leaves my skin feeling great. Quick delivery. I recommend “.

“Really impressed by this moisturizer! Gentle and not greasy. “.

“Great daily moisturizer. Not greasy at all. Absorbs right into my skin so I can apply my foundation without streaks. Great product.”

According to the reviews seems like a great moisturizer, no one talks about the brighteing effect in the reviews. Pity, we do want to know.

Lighten Me In A Bottle Natural Skin Lightening Brightening Whiten Skin Even Skin Tone by model supplies

(Not sure is this is really handmade, I find it hard to believe that a craftsman will call himself model supplies but maybe it’s just me)

Price: 17.56USD/60ml +shipping

Form: Gel, Can be nice, especially if your skin is very oily.

Directions for use: Apply daily, use sunscreen. Kojic acid can make your skin sensitive to the sun and cause spots – Catch 22.

Ingredients: kojic acid, reishi, licorice extract, salicylic acid, MSM, Glycolic Acid, Chinese Ginseng, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Melissa Essential Oil, Organic Anise, Organic Horseradish, Organic Schisandra, vegan hyaluronic acid. Salicylic acid, Glycolic acid are not natural. Natural MSM is very rare in nature so probably laboratory made.

Package: Pump bottle. Great!

Reviews: Didn’t find any reviews since the last 6 month. Kojic acid is a mild skin lightener, Glycolic acid is used in chemical peelings so may be effective but I wouldn’t call this product natural.

Magic Scar Eraser by MadamPicklesCauldron

Price: 13.20USD/15ml +shipping

Form: Oil, Nice, something for those with dry skin.

Directions for use: Apply twice a day on affected area. 2-4 weeks.

Ingredients: Argan oil, Rose hip Seed extract, Sea Buckthorn Fruit oil, Pomegranate Seed oil, Myrrh essential oil, Carrot Seed essential oil. She says also All natural, Vegan, No fillers or arbitrary ingredients, No artificial preservatives , Paraben and Sulfate free, Some ingredients are certified organic. Looks good though ingredient list is not complete!

Package: Bottle.

Reviews: Plenty of 5 stars, many reviews. The lady seems to be a little bit slow regarding shipping, looks like there were awful weather conditions in Colorado recently but she gives good customer service and the products seem to work.

“Also I can tell within a week that its starting to lighten my dark spots. Highly recommend.”

“It feels like skin therapy!”

“I didn’t receive this item on time so I contacted the store and with their apologies, they dealt with horrible weather conditions. So for having to wait longer, they apologize and upgraded my order. Great customer service. Also I can tell within a week that its starting to lighten my dark spots. Highly recommend.”

All natural skin lightening hyperpigmentation products by BeautyFields (That’s me!:)

Price: 10USD/100gr soap, $40/50ml cream + shipping

Form: Soap for oily skin and cream for 40+ and dry skin.

Directions for use: Soap: Twice a day, leave the foam on for 1 min. Cream: apply 30 min before bedtime. Read more here.

Ingredients: Soap: Olive oil, Coconut oil, Palm oil, Castor oil, Lavender essential oil, Salt, Calendula, Parsley.

Cream: Grape seed oil, Wheat Germ oil, Beeswax, Parsley, Calendula, Alcohol, Borax. All natural.

Package: The cream is in a jar, I intend to try pump bottle soon. Soap is in a soap box. Can always get better.

Reviews: Plenty of 5 stars, many reviews.

“Using this for the bottom of my feet which have terrible spots. Seems to be working already…thanks for making such a great product.”

“My wife loves the stuff you sell.
Thank you. ” My favourite feedback, ever:)

“It shipped and arrived sooner than I expected it to. Its done exactly what it was supposed to do, I love it. I’m very impressed with the changes I’ve seen in the few weeks I’ve used it. Obviously it won’t make me ivory, but has brightened my tan into a more golden color rather than dark brown. Bottom line is; I would definitely recommend this.”

Hope that you know now something more about All natural skin lightening products and how to assess them. With the transparency that the internet gives us today we can get a lot of objective information.

Which All natural skin lightening products do I choose? Well, of course mine, but I do think the 3rd might be good.

 

What do you think?