Showing posts from September, 2014

Easy Lip Balm Recipe

One of my least favorite part about winter is constantly having chapped lips.  All three of my kids have chapped lips all the time too.  We have propane heat and have fires daily, so the air is crazy dry in this house.  It just sucks the moisture right out of our bodies! We were using store bought lip balms, but they would only work for a few days or even hours.  It seemed like we were constantly reapplying them!  Then I found out why. Read the label of your chapstick carefully because some ingredients can actually dry out your lips.  Alcohol can really dry out your lips and make chapped lips worse.  So can camphor, menthol, and phenol.  Some formulas also have petroleum, which many people try to avoid because of negative long-term effects. I started making my own lip balm because I wanted all natural ingredients.  This is my favorite natural lip balm recipe because it's easy.  I don't have to remember a complicated recipes, just 1:1:1!  I'll use ounces for the re

Calming Chamomile Eye Serum Recipe

As the seasons start changing, my allergies go nuts.  I'm allergic to something to do with leaves, so I've been sneezing and coughing the last few weeks.  Of course, this leads to dark circles under my eyes.  Dark circles under your eyes can add years to your appearance. Dark circles can be caused by stress, allergies, not getting enough sleep, or genetics.  Unfortunately, if your mom was prone to getting dark circles under her eyes, you probably are too. This easy to make calming chamomile eye serum recipe works by calming irritation and moisturizing your skin.  Use it daily for best results.  You can also use this easy eye cream for under eye circles . Links in this post may be affiliate links, which means that I earn a small commission from sales.  Thanks for supporting Everything Pretty. Calming Chamomile Eye Serum Recipe What You Need 3 tablespoons jojoba oil 4-5 drops lavender essential oil 4-5 drops chamomile essential oil Eyedropper Directions

Pumpkin Whipped Sugar Scrub Recipe

Even though I am totally in denial that summer is over, I made this pumpkin whipped sugar scrub recipe today.  Fall is my favorite season, but I'm just not ready to let go of summer this year.  We had a great summer, and even though we did fun things, it doesn't feel like summer should be over.  So I'm still clinging to summer with my pumpkin whipped sugar scrub recipe because this smells amazing and leaves your hands feeling so soft.