Monday, January 23, 2012

Natural Beauty The Easy Way

Do you wish you could afford lavish spa treatments and body oils?  Why not just make your own?  There are lots of ways to use the ingredients around your kitchen and home to keep you youthful, glowing and looking your best!  Here are just a couple of ideas that are fun and easy and feel luxurious without a trip to the spa!

Glittery Body Glow:
This lovely, scented oil will keep your skin glowing and refreshed all day long!
1 cup almond oil
1 tbsp. mineral makeup, golden tone  (powdered eye shadow works well)
10 drops natural perfume or essential oil of choice (optional)

Add all the ingredients to a small container.  Put the top on and swish the mixture around until well mixed.  Smooth onto arms, chest, neck and legs for a glittery glow that that will last for hours!

Morning Buzz Coffee Scrub:
A different way to wake up with caffeine in the morning and a great way to use up those coffee grounds!

1/2 to 1 cup of used coffee grounds
2 tbsp. coarse salt
1-2 tbsp. olive oil

Place the coffee grounds in a container that will be safe in your shower.  Add the salt and drizzle the olive oil, stirring with your fingers to blend.  Scrub your body gently with the coffee grounds mixture, being careful to avoid the eyes.  Rinse well and feel refreshed all over!

I hope you enjoy these fun and easy beauty tricks.  The coffee scrub feels great and is truly rejuvenating!  The body glow is fun on a summer day or on a winter's day when you want to feel a bit of summer.  Enjoy!

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