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DIY Makeup Setting Spray Recipe

This DIY makeup setting spray is easy to make, and it helps set your makeup for longer wear. Guys, it is 85 degrees and sunny today!  Mother Nature finally decided to let us have a real summer, and I hope it lasts.  I need some sunshine and warm weather. As much as I love the warmer weather, there's one major negative: melting makeup.  I switch my makeup for summer, but in the high heat and humidity, it can still slide right off my face.  The last thing I want is to have raccoon eyes before noon.   I admit that I've never used a makeup setting spray until I tried this DIY recipe.  It's easy to make with just two ingredients, so why not, right?  Keep reading for an easy DIY makeup setting spray recipe that's perfect for summer.

DIY Acne Facial Scrub Recipe + Giveaway Ends 7/3

Thank you to  Bayleaf Botanicals for providing the fractionated coconut oil for this post.  As always, all opinions are my own. Ladies, have you priced facial scrubs lately?  Yikes!  For a fraction of the cost, you can make your own scrub in about 10 minutes. Even better, this scrub only has ingredients that you can pronounce with no artificial colors, fragrances, or preservatives.  I carefully selected each ingredient for its acne-fighting power and ability to soothe irritated skin. Keep reading to learn how to make this acne facial scrub recipe for yourself and enter to win a bottle of fractionated coconut oil.

Celebrating the Anchor in My Life - Mechanic's Hand Scrub Recipe + Giveaway

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #NauticaforDad #CollectiveBias Every year I ask my husband what he wants for Father's Day, and every year he says the same thing:  Nothing.   He's so hard to shop for because if he wants something, he buys it for himself.  One thing he doesn't splurge on for himself is cologne or personal care items.  Unlike me with a closet full of spare bottles, he doesn't buy more until he's completely out.  So this year, I decided to put together a basket of grooming items for him so he won't run out.

Amish Black Drawing Salve Recipe With Activated Charcoal

Use this Amish black drawing salve on cuts, scrapes, splinters, and boils to naturally pull toxins and debris from the skin. I am so excited to bring you this recipe because it was a few years in the making.  We used to buy a great drawing salve, but we can't find it anywhere anymore.  We tried a few other brands, but they didn't work as well as the original one. I found a few recipes for Amish Black Drawing Salve, and they were all close to what we like.  I took the best of each recipe, combined them, and came up with this Amish black drawing salve recipe . Drawing salves pull from your skin, so they are great for bee stings and splinters.  They also help with infections, so many people use them on boils, wounds, and cystic acne.  Just a word of caution though, you'll want to cover the area with a bandage because the charcoal gets on everything.  It cleans up fairly easily from your skin, but I can't say how well it comes off of fabric.

Aloe Vera Benefits for Hair - 3 Easy Recipes

These three easy recipes with aloe vera gel will keep your hair healthy. You probably buy aloe vera every summer because it's so wonderful for your skin, but aloe vera for hair can help your hair look and feel amazing too. It's a natural astringent, so it helps remove excess dirt and oil from your hair. It can also help repair and restore damaged hair. If you have dry scalp or dandruff, it can soothe your scalp and help stop itching. Here are three easy recipes to help you get started using this wonderful product on your hair.

How to Infuse Oils With Herbs for DIY Recipes

My latest adventures involve using new oils and herbs.  I'm still learning about herbs, but so far, I am loving them!  You can add ground up herbs to your recipes, or you can infuse them in oil for the benefits without making your recipe lumpy.  This is perfect for hair recipes and balms.  I used infused oils in my Amish Drawing Salve (coming soon!), Moringa Infused Hot Oil Treatment , and Eczema Cream (also coming soon!).  It's really easy to do with a Crock Pot slow cooker, and you can infuse several at a time this way. There are three ways to infuse oils: Without heat, on the stovetop, and in a slow cooker.  I've used all three, and I really like the slow cooker.  It uses less electricity than the stovetop, and it's a lot quicker than without heat.

Argan Oil Hair Mask Recipe + Argan Oil Giveaway

Thank you to The Vitamin Shoppe for providing the argan oil for this recipe and for sponsoring the giveaway.  As always, all opinions are my own. Argan oil is one of my favorite oils for hair.  I use a shampoo and conditioner with argan oil in it regularly, but I wanted to try making my own hair mask.  When The Vitamin Shoppe asked if I wanted to try some of their new carrier oils to make a new recipe, I knew just what to make.  This DIY hair mask recipe is perfect for dry, damaged hair . Argan oil tames frizzy hair and makes hair shine.  It works great by itself, and you can rub a drop or two in your palms and apply all over your hair for smoother, shinier hair.