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DIY Avocado Foot Scrub Recipe

Are your feet rough and calloused?  Try this easy DIY avocado foot scrub recipe to soften dead skin and gently exfoliate so your feet are ready for sandal season! The avocado is truly amazing for your skin: The pit exfoliates, the flesh moisturizes, and the peel contains skin healthy oils. DIY Avocado Foot Scrub Recipe What You Need 1 avocado pit 1/2 an avocado 1/4 cup cornmeal 1 tablespoon sea salt Spice mill or coffee grinder Foot basin Directions 1.  Let the pit sit for two days until dry.  Break in to small pieces. 2.  Grind the pit with a spice mill or coffee grinder until it is gritty. 3.  Scoop the fruit out of the avocado half, but save the skin and set aside. 4.  Mash the avocado and cornmeal.  Add 1/4 cup avocado pit powder and sea salt.. 5.  Use a foot basin to gently massage the mixture on to your feet and toes.  Rise with warm water. 6.  Rub any calloused areas with the avocado peel with the inside of the peel next to your sk

DIY Nail Soak Recipe With Knox Gelatin

Are you nails breaking and splitting?  Try a DIY nail soak recipe to strengthen nails and prevent breaks.  Use Knox gelatin for nails both internally and externally in a gelatin nail soak for stronger nails.   You've no doubt heard about the benefits of collagen for your hair and skin.  Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body, and it's responsible for the structure of several different body structures, including your skin and nails. Gelatin is a cooked form of collagen.  They aren't the same thing, but they do share several of the same properties.   Knox gelatin for nails can be used either internally by eating it or  by making a nail soak DIY.  Gelatin is easy to find and inexpensive, so I use it for a gelatin nail soak. DIY Nail Soak Recipe What is Knox Gelatin? As I briefly mentioned above, collagen is a protein that your body naturally produces.  Your body uses collagen all over the body. Collagen is used for your skin, bones, teeth, and joints.  However, as

DIY Heat Protection Spray for Hair Recipe

I just got blond highlights in my hair this week, and my stylist recommended that I use a heat protection spray to protect my hair.  I flat iron at least 3 times a week, so I want to be sure to keep my hair healthy.  Salon formulas are really expensive, and I haven't found a drug store brand that I like.  Natch, I wanted to make my own! I did some research and found that heat protection sprays are used to moisturize your hair so it doesn't get damaged.  If you're a regular reader you know my oil of choice to moisturize my hair: coconut oil !  It's inexpensive, smells divine, and it works! I used my DIY heat protection for hair while my hair was wet, but you could also use it on dry hair.  What I do is warm some coconut oil by rubbing it between my hands.  Then I rub my hands on my head to distribute the oil everywhere, especially the highlights on the top of my head.  When my hair is dry, I use my flat iron as usual. My hair isn't greasy at all, and it feels

How to Get Soft Feet Fast

How to get soft feet fast at home.  These steps soften skin, exfoliate, and moisturize for softer and smoother feet. Yesterday, my daughter wanted to paint her toenails, which is always our mom-daughter activity when the guys are gone.  Unfortunately, my feet needed some serious TLC before I got an at-home pedicure. Naturally, I used my DIY recipes to get my feet soft.  They are just as effective as what you buy in the store, and they are a lot less expensive. Whether you use my recipe or your favorite recipes or even products from the store, you can learn how to get soft feet fast. The trick to getting soft feet at home is to keep your feet soft.  Don't slack on your foot care, or you'll spend more time getting them soft. Most people want to get soft feet fast as soon as the weather breaks and it's time to wear sandals.  That's not the time to start.  The best time to start a few weeks before sandal season.