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26 March 2019

Easy DIY Bath and Body Recipes for the Beginner + Giveaway

Getting started making your own DIY bath and body recipes can be intimidating, but here are some easy DIY bath and body recipes for the beginner.  

I remember when I was getting started making DIY bath and body recipes.  I had no idea what different ingredients were used for, which ones were the best to use, and I certainly didn't have a lot of exotic ingredients laying around.

When I started this blog, I wanted to share recipes that are easy to make at home, so most of my recipes have common ingredients.  Over the last two years, I've evolved into more involved recipes like emulsified sugar scrubs and infusing herbs for an herbal infused ACV rinse, but I still try to offer recipes with ingredients that you can find in your grocery store or on Amazon.

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I recently received a copy of Spa Apothecary: Natural Bath and Beauty Recipes by Stasie McArthur.  It's filled with easy DIY bath and body recipes for the beginner.  The recipes use ingredients that you can make at home without special equipment and use ingredients that you can mostly find from the grocery store.
Today, I'm going to share a few recipes with you and two lucky readers in the US or Canada will receive a copy for themselves!

EASY DIY BATH AND BODY RECIPES FOR THE BEGINNER


In Spa Apothecary: Natural Bath and Beauty Recipes, you'll start by learning about the different ingredients in the book and their beauty benefits.  You'll also find a list of helpful equipment and materials, and you should have most of them in your kitchen already.

The recipes are broken down into the following categories:

  • Face and Hand Care
  • Skin and Body Care
  • Hair Care
  • Healing

ENERGIZING CAWFEE BODY SCRUB



INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS


Combine all ingredients.  Use to gently scrub your hands, feet, or body to remove dead skin cells.

FOOT SOAK RECIPE




If your feet are tired or achy, try soaking them after you get home from work or after a rough day working in the yard.

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS


Combine all ingredients in a basin large enough to soak your feet in.  Soak for 20-30 minutes.

BEARD OIL RECIPE



INGREDIENTS



DIRECTIONS


Combine all ingredients in a small bottle.  Use 2-3 drops on the beard.

If you're a DIY bath and body recipe beginner or just looking for easy recipes to make at home, you'll love Spa Apothecary: Natural Bath and Beauty Recipes.  Learn more about it from Dover Publications.
You'll find these three recipes and several more for your hands, feet, body, and hair.

Two of my readers will win their own copy of this book!  The publisher will ship to USA or Canada.  Must be 18 or older to win.  Good luck!  Ends 12 a.m. 4/3/19


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21 March 2019

How to Make an Herbal Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse Recipe For Any Hair Type

Learn how to make an herbal apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe for any type.  Learn how to select the best herbs and essential oils to use for softer and smoother hair.

If you have dull or lifeless hair, the answer could be hiding in your kitchen cupboard.  

An apple cider vinegar rinse is a very inexpensive and very effective treatment for your hair.  While you could just use diluted ACV in your hair, we all know that herbs and essential oils make everything better.

Learn how to make an herbal apple cider vinegar hair rinse recipe for any hair type by selecting one of several herbs and adding one or more essential oils.  

This easy DIY hair care recipe restores the pH balance to your hair for softer, shinier, and healthier looking hair.

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The herbs and essential oils both have their own unique properties, so you can select the ones that are best for your hair type.  

I use an herbal ACV rinse twice a week after I wash my hair.  Other than using a hot oil treatment or hair mask, this is the best thing that I do for my hair to keep it healthy looking.  

19 March 2019

Hair and Skin Butters and Their Benefits

A list of hair and body butters and their benefits.  Learn how to use shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter, and other butters in DIY beauty recipes for the hair or skin.  

When you're making DIY bath and body, DIY hair care, or DIY beauty recipes, you'll need carrier oils, hair and skin butters, and essential oils.  I already have a post dedicated to different carrier oils and the benefits and several posts talking about essential oils, but I didn't have anything devoted to the different body butters and their benefits.

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Hair and skin butters are plant based ingredients that are thicker than carrier oils.  They are usually derived from a plant seed, bean, kernel, or nut.
When added to a DIY bath and body recipe or DIY beauty recipe, they each have unique properties that promote skin or hair health.  

Body butters are high in proteins, vitamins, and fats that help nourish and moisturize your skin and hair.  Their fatty acids make them a solid at room temperature, so they are thicker than carrier oils.

The most common skin and hair butters are shea butter, cocoa butter, and mango butter, but there are several more butters that have amazing benefits for natural beauty.  
Each butter has its own unique properties, so you can choose the one that's best for your DIY recipe.  Generally, you can swap butters in most DIY beauty recipes like lotions, body butter recipes, or sugar scrubs.  

14 March 2019

How to Paint Soap With Mica Powder Alcohol Easter Egg Soaps

Learn how to paint soap with mica powder and alcohol to make cute Easter egg soaps.  This melt and pour soap butter has extra shea butter in it to moisturize your skin, and it only takes a few hours to make.

Even though Easter is over a month away, I wanted to get a start on my Easter projects early for a few reasons.  First, I'm so over winter.  I love where I live and I love the farm, but winter gets to me more and more each year.  I'm ready to move on to spring scents and fun projects after the long winter.

Secondly, I wanted to give you time to order supplies like this cute Easter egg soap mold so you have time to make things before Easter.

Learning how to paint soap with mica powder and alcohol is fairly easy.  You just need soap, mica, and alcohol.  It's quick to do, and you can really get creative.

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I used this technique for my painted gingerbread house molds, and I knew it would be perfect for these cute Easter melt and pour soaps.

You can also use this technique to paint hot process or cold process soaps, but I used melt and pour because it's quick and easy.

HOW TO PAINT SOAP WITH MICA POWDER AND ALCOHOL EASTER EGG SOAPS

I kept my soap white because I wanted to use several colors of mica to make these cute mica painted soaps.  You could also color the the soap.

If you use use a soap colorant, I suggest using a light color.  I've painted on colored soap before, and it does work well, but lighter soap will give you more contrast.

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MELT AND POUR SOAP


This tutorial for how to paint soap with mica powder and alcohol is easy to make because it uses melt and pour soap.  If you're new to melt and pour, you just cut it, melt it, and pour it.  It really is that easy!

I used Crafty Bubbles brand melt and pour in white. You could also use clear one with an additive, but I like choosing my own additives for each batch.

SHEA BUTTER


You don't have to add anything to melt and pour soap, but I like to add an extra oil or a body butter.  I added shea butter to this batch.

I added shea butter because it's moisturizing and a natural emollient.  It's great for dry skin with vitamins A and E.

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MICA POWDER


I used mica powder to make a "paint" by mixing it with rubbing alcohol.  The alcohol evaporates, leaving the mica.  The colors are bright and vivid and last through a few washings.


This is the set of mica powder that I have.  I was worried about the bags, but they don't spill and are easier to use than I thought they would be.  This set will last me forever, too.

FRAGRANCE


I'm moving on to spring and fruity scents in hopes of warmer weather, so I used the new Blueberry natural fragrance oil from Crafty Bubbles.   It's new, so it's not on their website yet.  You'll have to call or email them to order it.

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You can use any fragrance oil or essential oil in this painted Easter egg soap.  

EASTER EGG MOLD


I used this cute Easter egg mold from Wilton.  Each cavity holds about 3 ounces of soap.  The soap was very easy to unmold since it's made from silicone.

I don't see it on Amazon, but this one is similar.



INGREDIENTS



DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Weigh one pound of melt and pour soap with a digital scale.  Cut int 1 inch cubes and place in a Pyrex measuring cup.

Melt at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring at each interval.


STEP #2


 When it's melted, add the shea butter and stir well.  The heat from the soap will melt the shea butter.

I don't like to microwave shea butter because it can get grainy.  It won't make much of a difference in the soap because you won't feel it, but it's still good practice not to microwave it.



STEP #3


Add up to 1 ounce by weight of fragrance oil or essential oil per pound of soap.  I use a laser thermometer to check the temperature of the soap.  Add the essential oil or fragrance oil when the soap is under 180 degrees so it doesn't burn off.  

The blueberry natural fragrance oil that I used is very strong, so I used less.


STEP #4


Pour into the Easter egg mold and let sit for several hours until cool and fully hardened.


STEP #5

Once the soaps are set up, they should pop right out of the mold.

Add about 1/4 teaspoons mica powder to the bottom of a disposable cup and add enough rubbing alcohol to make a paint.  I use a dropper to add the rubbing alcohol.


STEP #6


 Stir the mica and alcohol with a paint brush.  Then paint your soaps.  Get creative!  


Let the painted soaps sit until dry, which doesn't take long because the alcohol evaporates quickly.

Once they are dry, they are ready to use.  The mica will last through several washings.

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Although melt and pour soap is ready to use as soon as it's cool, I like to let mine sit to dry for a few days.  I set it on a cookie cooling rack so the air can get all around it.  

To help your painted Easter egg soap last longer, use a soap dish.  This lets the water drain so the soap doesn't sit in water.  

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12 March 2019

Easter Solid Sugar Scrub Soap Cubes Recipe

This Easter peep solid sugar scrub soap cube recipe is so cute!  It's like a soap and sugar scrub in one, so it exfoliates as you cleanse.  

Why is Easter so late this year?  I've been ready to post fun, cute, and pastel things for a while now.  I can't wait until Easter to share them, so I'm sharing them now.  

I found this adorable Easter inspired mold last month, and I knew that I had to be something with sugar because of the holiday.  I decided on a solid sugar scrub soap cube recipe because I haven't made one in a while.

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Solid sugar scrub cubes are so nice because they are convenient.  You use them in the shower like soap, but they exfoliate while you're washing for softer skin.

I also added some glycerin and a carrier oil for more moisture.  In the winter, you probably need to add moisture because heating is very drying for your skin.  In the summer, chlorine and the sun dry out your skin.  

So these solid sugar scrub cubes are perfect for any time of the year.  I added some vanilla essential oil, but you can use any essential oil or fragrance oil that you like.  

06 March 2019

DIY Detangler Spray With Marshmallow Root

This diy detangler spray is easy to make and stable on the shelf for weeks without refrigerating.  It has marshmallow root infused oil for slip for easier brushing.

My poor daughter is 11-years-old and still has baby fine hair.  She wants to keep her hair long, but it gets knotted horribly.  

She takes karate, ju jitsu, and weapons, so she has her hair in a ponytail several times a week.  I know that is what is causing breaking, leading to knotted ends, but she needs to keep her hair up and away from her face.

As if that weren't bad enough for the poor girl, she's also extremely sensitive to hair brushing.  Her brothers are both on the spectrum, and she has some sensory issues.  This just happens to be one of them.

I'm glad we don't have neighbors because they would be quite concerned the way she carries on when it's time to cut her hair!

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We've tried a lot of detanglers, both from the store and homemade.  I use a hot oil treatment for her hair about once a month to keep the ends healthy.
A few weeks ago, she used the DIY hair oil for dry hair that I made for myself.  I knew it would help her hair, but I was still shocked at how well it worked.

Normally, in the week before her hair cuts, her hair gets very knotted and can even get matted underneath.  I worked this hair oil into it and hoped for the best.

An hour and a shampoo later, and the comb was going right through her hair with minimal tangles at the end.  I'm not sure who was more thankful, her or me!
That hair oil inspired this DIY detangler spray.  The star of this recipe is the marshmallow root, so I don't recommend making it without it.  It's really what helps gets the tangles out.

05 March 2019

DIY Hanging Air Freshener With Essential Oils

These cute DIY hanging air fresheners with essential oils are perfect for the car, a closet, or anywhere that needs a little freshening up.

If you have kids or pets, then I'm guessing that you have a need for an air freshener.  I have three kids and four indoor pets, so yeah.  The air could use some freshening with two teenage boys in one bedroom.  

I was buying a fancy air freshener for my car, but even on sale, it wasn't cheap.  I had to buy so many to get them cheap that they lost their scent before I could even use them.

I used my DIY gel air freshener in my car for a while, but it dried up a few months ago.  I plan on making more of those, but I also wanted to try this DIY hanging air freshener with essential oils.

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This DIY hanging air freshener is so easy to make, too.  And you can use it in your car, closet, drawers, or anywhere else that needs a little freshening up.
This could even be a great project for scout troops.  Just have them wear gloves when they are working with the essential oils or fragrance oils.

This could be a fun fundraiser for them to sell to make money for dues or a fun trip.  

28 February 2019

The Best Natural Lotion Ingredients for Dry Skin

These are the best natural ingredients for dry skin to make a lotion, soap, body butter, or other DIY beauty product.  

This winter has been absolutely brutal on my skin.  It hasn't been this dry in years.  A few weeks ago, it was so dry that I had scabs on my arms and legs from scratching so much.

After a few restless nights, I started doing some heavy research on carrier oils, butters, essential oils, and herbs for dry skin.  I have my go to oils and butters, but this time I wasn't messing around.  

I wanted the best natural lotion ingredients for dry skin so I could make a kick butt lotion that would get rid of my dry skin and fast.

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This is a list of the best natural lotion ingredients for dry skin, including carrier oils, butters, essential oils, and herbs.
Of course, you won't use all of these.  But you can combine one or more ingredients to add to your lotion or other DIY skin care product.  

26 February 2019

23 Advanced Melt and Pour Soap Techniques You Have to Try

If you need some inspiration, here are 22 advanced melt and pour techniques that you have to try.

Melt and pour soap is one of my favorite crafts to make because you can really get creative.  I've been making melt and pour soap for about 15 years now, and I can make each batch different from the last.

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Melt and pour soap lets you get really creative with additives, colors, and even embeds.  If you're looking for more advanced melt and pour techniques, here are several ideas for you to try.

21 February 2019

DIY Homemade Cream Blush Recipe With Two Ingredients

This DIY cream blush is so easy to make with just two ingredients.  This easy natural makeup is made without beetroot and without arrowroot powder.  

I'm a bit of a makeup addict.  I see something pretty, and I have to have it.  It doesn't matter if I already have a similar shade or not, I still get it.

I knew I had a slight problem when I bought a professional sized makeup train case and could't fit my makeup in it.  I still have baskets of brand new items and specialty items that I don't use all the time.

I knew my makeup addiction was really bad when I showed up to the theater with my makeup and the Mary Kay girl who was also helping with makeup said, "Wow.  That's a lot of makeup!"

Ahem.

Despite having such a collection, I could not get a blush that I liked.  I wanted a hint of color, and I like a brownish or brownish pink shade.

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I found a few, but one was the exact right shade but too shimmery.  Another one was way too dark.  Yet another one was too brown and not enough pink.
I've made other cosmetics, so I decided to make own DIY cream blush recipe.  After researching ingredients and experimenting, I came up with this super simple two ingredient homemade blush.  

DIY HOMEMADE CREAM BLUSH RECIPE


I use both a cream blush and a powder.  I like the cream because it's light, and I can build it up.  It's great for every day.  I normally use a powder for a more dramatic effect.
This DIY cream blush recipe can also be used as a lip tint.  The shea butter is a great way to moisturize your lips, especially if they are dry.

You can also use a different shade and use this as a highlighter.  I like to use one of them just under my highlighter for some depth.


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SHEA BUTTER


The base of this DIY homemade cream blush recipe is shea butter.  I used shea for a few reasons.  I always have it on the shelf, and it's super moisturizing and is said to help tone your skin.
It's also easy to work and melts on contact with your skin.

Shea butter in high in vitamin A, which is an important ingredient for anti-aging creams and serums.  Vitamin A is said to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Shea butter is also high in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.  Antioxidants help reduce the damage from free radicals, so it's also anti-aging.  
Shea butter is moisturizing, so it's a good choice to use if you have dry skin.  Even if you have oily skin, shea butter won't make your skin overly oily.

One of the reasons that I chose shea butter and didn't add more oils or butters is because shea butter ranks a 0 on the comedogenic scale.  This means it won't clog your pores or cause breakouts.

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COLORANT


You have your choice of colorant for this DIY homemade blush recipe.  You can use cocoa powder for brown.  I just used the same cocoa powder from the grocery store.
You can also use mica.  Mica gives it a great color, and it's easy to work work into the shea butter.

Mica is a natural mineral dust.  It's used to naturally color many types of cosmetics and soaps.  It is reflective, so it will make your homemade cream blush shimmery.
I like that mica also comes in a range of colors.  I bought a set of 24 colors last year.  I've made so many different projects and have barely used any.   This set will last me forever.




I used both mica, cocoa powder, and a mix of the both of them for these three blushes.
I made three homemade blushes, so I used:

  • Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 pink mica and 1/2 rose gold mica
  • 1/2 pink mica and 1/2 cocoa powder


I made the brown as a blush and the rose gold as a highlighter.  I usually use this under my highlighter for a little more depth.  

INGREDIENTS


DIRECTIONS


STEP #1


Melt the shea butter in double boiler.  Heat until melted.

I don't recommend heating shea butter in the microwave.  If you overheat shea butter, it can get grainy.  While you can use a microwave, it does tend to get grainy, which doesn't feel great on your skin.


STEP #2


Pour the melted shea butter into an empty container.  

STEP #3


Add 1/4 teaspoon of colorant or to taste.  Stir well.


It does tend to clump.  The best way to add it is to carefully sprinkle a little bit of colorant and stir.  Then add more and stir.
Keep stirring as it sets up.  I gave it a stir every five minutes or so so the mica and cocoa powder didn't fall to the bottom.  

Let it cool completely.  You can use it as soon as its set up.

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I use my fingers to apply it, but you can use a blush brush if you'd like.
This DIY homemade cream blush recipe has a light coverage.  You can let it dry and then add another layer to build the colors.

You can also use one shade, let it dry, and then add another shade on top to mix the colors.

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19 February 2019

What is Orby TV? My Orby TV Review and Information

We recently switched to Orby TV, and it's a great choice for rural living.  Learn what is Orby TV and read my review.  

This post is sponsored by Orby TV.  As always, all opinions and enthusiasm is my own.  

When we moved to the farm six years ago, we were prepared for a new way of living.  

We were prepared to get animals (chickens and goats) and care for them.  We were prepared to plant a large garden, tend it, and preserve the food we grew.  We were prepared to care for the lawns and fields.

What we were not prepared for was the lack of utility services in the area. 

We have two choices for Internet: slow and slower.  Cable television isn't even offered on my road, and they won't connect to a house half a mile from the road anyway.  

We decided to go with satellite TV about two years ago, but we aren't happy with the service.  The bill keeps climbing, and we are paying almost three times as much as we were supposed to be paying per month.  

When you have a farm and spend a lot of time doing chores outside, television shouldn't be a big part of our budget since we just don't have much time to watch it.


Last month, I was introduced to Orby TV.  We made the switch, and we couldn't be happier.

14 February 2019

DERMA E Radiant Skin Care Review

My review of DERMA E's Anti-Wrinkle Cleanser, Radiance Toner, Radiant Glow Face Oil, and Rejuvenating Face Oil.  DERMA E is natural, organic, and cruelty free.  

If you're a regular reader, then you know that I love DERMA E skin care.  It is my go to skin care line, and several of their products are my ride or die skin care products.  

They send me a box of happy mail each month, so I'm reviewing what I got in my last two boxes to share with you.

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Not only are their products amazing, but they are also natural, vegan, and cruelty free.  None of their products have parabens, mineral oil, artificial colors or fragrances, gluten, soy, or GMOs.

DERMA E RADIANT SKIN CARE REVIEW


DERMA E ANTI-WRINKLE CLEANSER  



I've been using this for a few weeks, and I really like it.  I have oily skin with large pores.  In the winter, my skin gets drier, but I still have to watch how much oil I use because it will make my skin too oily.  

The Anti-Wrinkle Cleanser has Glycolic acid, papaya, and plant extracts to exfoliate without using an abrasive ingredient.  In the summer, I can use a product with beads to exfoliate, but they irritate my skin in the winter.  

This helps my pores appear smaller and makes my face feel softer.  

It also has vitamin A, which helps promote cellular turnover.  This helps your skin regenerate for better looking skin.  

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DERMA E RADIANCE TONER


I have to admit that the Radiance Toner wasn't something that I'd have picked out for myself, but I'm really glad I got to try it.  

The first time I used it, I couldn't believe how much gunk and dead skin cells it got off my face after I washed.  

It's alcohol free, so it won't dry out your skin.  It also naturally exfoliates without irritating my skin.  It tightens and brightens for better looking skin.

Like the cleanser, it has glycolic acid to naturally exfoliate.  It also has Rooibos, which was a new to me ingredient.  It helps detox the skin and must be why my skin feels so amazing since I switched to this.  It also have rosehip extract to brighten.

I did have some irritation using this toner with an essence with BHA.  I think it was just too much acid for my skin.  I started using this in the morning and the essence in the evening and my skin is fine.  So just be careful not to use too many acids on your skin at once.  

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DERMA E RADIANT GLOW FACE OIL


THe DERMA E Radiant Glow Face Oil is a collaboration with SunKissAlba.  Since my skin is dry right now, I've been using it to help combat the dryness.  I probably won't be able to use this in the summer.

It has several oils that help moisturize the skin.  It has jojoba oil for serious moisturizing without making your skin oily.  It also helps promote cell renewal.  

The seabuckthron oil has vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin and promote collagen production.  

Argan oil is also a light oil, so it soaks in quickly.  It helps tone your skin and improve skin texture.  

It also has mica in it for a natural glow.  You'll have to give it a gentle shake, but then the mica comes out in the oil or a natural looking glow.


If this is too heavy for your face, it would be a great highlighter.  It gives your skin a light, subtle glow.

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DERMA E REJUVENATING FACE OIL


This is another product that I'll be using in the winter but probably not in the summer.  The DERMA E Rejuvenating Face Oil helps support collagen production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

It has:

  • Sage oil for your skin's texture
  • Lavender oil to soothe your skin
  • Marula oil improves skin elasticity and hydrates
  • Jojoba oil to moisturize
  • Seabuckthorn oil to support collagen production


Even though this is an oil based product, the oils soak in quickly so it doesn't leave your skin oily.  With me having oily skin, I just don't need the extra oil in the summer, but for winter it's great.  

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MORE DERMA E REVIEWS 


If you want to read about more DERMA E products, check out my other reviews.  

DERMA E Advanced Peptides and Collagen Review
DERMA E Natural Skin Care Review
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DERMA E skincare natural radiant collection review.  These natural skincare products will help your skin look and feel amazing.  DERMA E is one of my favorite natural skincare brands.  Organic skincare helps you look amazing with natural ingredients.  These should be part of your natural beauty regimen.  Natural health and beauty for better looking skin.  #dermaesocial #dermae #naturalskincare #organicskincare #naturalbeauty #beauty #skincare







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