Exfoliating Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe for Acne Prone and Combination Skin

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Check out this AMAZING DIY beauty hack for making your own exfoliating microdermabrasion scrub recipe for acne prone and combination skin! It contains just TWO ingredients to save you money over expensive commercial options and it doubles as an anti-acne face mask!

Ever wanted to make your own microdermabrasion scrub recipe but without potentially skin irritating baking soda? Then you need to check out this amazing DIY beauty hack for making your own exfoliating microdermabrasion scrub recipe for acne prone and combination skin! This simple and all natural microdermabrasion scrub recipe contains just TWO ingredients to help you save money over expensive commercial options. Plus it doubles as an anti-acne face mask!

I received a sample of dr. brandt® microdermabrasion skin exfoliant in my Birchbox this past October to try. I really liked it but the retail price on this product is $79 for 2 oz. and terribly out of my price range. So I kind of nixed the idea of microdermabrasion for a while. Then, during a rather pesky routine hormone induced break out, I decided to experiment with the Rocky Mountain Essentials Tuxedo Teeth Whitener and Detoxifier that I had in my bathroom closet.

This all natural, organic teeth whitener contains only coconut shell charcoal, calcium bentonite clay, organic mint and organic orange peel. Activated charcoal, of course, is known for it's detoxifying properties and is a common ingredient in anti-acne masks along with bentonite clay so it can double as an anti-acne face mask!

This all natural, organic teeth whitener contains only coconut shell activated charcoal, calcium bentonite clay, organic mint and organic orange peel. Activated charcoal, of course, is known for it’s detoxifying properties and is a common ingredient in anti-acne masks along with bentonite clay. I figured it’d be perfect as a face mask.

So, while in the shower the other day, I put a small amount of the Tuxedo Teeth Whitener and Detoxifier in the palm of my hand and added just enough water to make a paste. Then I massaged it onto my face in a circular motion. To both my surprise and my delight the paste felt exactly like a microdermabrasion product! So not only was I able to exfoliate my skin, I was also able to leave the product on my face as a mask for 5-10 minutes to help relieve my acne break out. It was as easy as that.

If, however, you’d like something a little more substantial than water to mix with the tooth powder, you can also mix it with skin friendly anti-aging oils like jojoba, rosehip seed or argan oil. Another good option would be to mix it with soothing (cooled) chamomile tea or aloe vera juice. Then simply use once or twice a week as needed to maintain skin.

If you prefer to premix your microdermabrasion scrub, here’s a simple recipe to get you started. (If you prefer to use aloe vera juice, water, milk or even yogurt don’t pre-mix your microdermabrasion scrub as water based ingredients can lead to bacteria and mold formation.)

Check out this AMAZING DIY beauty hack for making your own exfoliating microdermabrasion scrub recipe for acne prone and combination skin! It contains just TWO ingredients to save you money over expensive commercial options and it doubles as an anti-acne face mask!

Exfoliating Microdermabrasion Scrub Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

.1 oz. Rocky Mountain Essentials Tuxedo Teeth Whitener + Detoxifier
.85 oz. jojoba, rosehip seed or argan oil

Instructions:

I weighed out the ingredients using a digital scale. However, you don’t have to weigh the ingredients out. If you don’t have a scale simply add a small amount of oil to the teeth whitener powder until it forms a paste. Otherwise, weigh out the ingredients and mix together. Be sure to use a non-metal utensil and bowl to mix the microdermabrasion scrub recipe as metal deactivates the properties of the bentonite clay (an ingredient in the Tuxedo teeth whitener.).

If desired, you can also mix in up to 12 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) into your microdermabrasion scrub. You can also substitute part of the carrier oil in this recipe with neem oil. In which case I’d recommend using essential oils – a lavender and tea tree essential oil combo would work great for this! – to hide the smell of the neem oil. Neem oil has been known to help to relieve acne, psoriasis, eczema, dry skin, dandruff, skin ulcers, warts, and other skin conditions when applied either directly or into soaps, lotions, and creams.

Once you’ve mixed up your face scrub, refill your empty jar of Tuxedo teeth whitener and detoxifier with the microdermabrasion scrub. Alternately you can also use a 2 oz. glass salve jar.

You’re new microdermabrasion face scrub is now ready to use!

To use your scrub, simply apply a quarter sized amount to your wet face and massage in a circular motion avoiding your eye area. If desired, leave on skin for 5-10 minutes afterward to use as a mask. Finally, rinse the scrub off completely using warm water and pat dry. Be sure to then follow with your favorite moisturizer or anti-wrinkle face serum.

Created as a dupe to the clariSEA Deep Pore Detox Activated Charcoal Exfoliating Mask, this activated charcoal detox mask recipe draws out impurities, clears up blackheads and removes excess oil for reduced breakouts and faster healing times.

For more anti-acne skin care recipes that contain activated charcoal including homemade soap, mask and face scrub recipes, visit Soap Deli News blog here.

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DIY Anti-Puff Eye Roller for Tired, Puffy Eyes & Under Eye Bags

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Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

So what causes under eye bags?

As you age you’re more likely to experience bags under your eyes. Because the tissue structures and muscles supporting your eyelids weakens, this skin may start to sag. As a result fat that is normally contained around your eye may drop into the area below your eyes. In addition, this area may also retain fluid causing your eyes to look puffy or swollen. Typical causes of this include fluid retention due to hormone levels, salty foods or changes in the weather, lack of sleep, allergies or dermatitis. Heredity can also play a factor.

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

How to I resolve my puffy eyes?

It’s not always easy to know exactly what is causing your under eye puffiness, so starting by taking care of yourself is key. Curb your salt intake and manage those seasonal allergies with medication. You can also try using a neti pot, sleeping on your back, drink alcohol in moderation – and keep hydrated when you do drink! – use sunscreen, remove eye makeup before bed to prevent possible irritation, and don’t smoke. Cooling down your eye area also helps to relieve eye puffiness, and so this is where my DIY anti-puff eye roller comes in!

Made with aloe vera juice and caffeine extract, this DIY anti-puff eye roller also contains peppermint essential oil to for an instant cooling sensation. While this product won’t perform miracles in which your puffy eyes vanish forever, depending on the cause, it’s possible it can noticeably reduce your under eye bags when preventable causes are removed from the equation.

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

DIY Anti-Puff Eye Roller

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

6 mL aloe vera juice
3 mL water soluble caffeine extract
1 drop peppermint essential oil

Instructions:

Using two graduated plastic transfer pipettes – one for each ingredient – or reusable glass graduated transfer pipettes, measure out the aloe vera juice and water soluble caffeine extract. Combine in a 10 mL roller bottle. Add one drop of the peppermint essential oil using a dropper or a fresh pipette. (You don’t want to use any more than one drop of peppermint essential oil as it’s pretty potent and you’re working with a delicate area of the skin!) Now pop on the roller bottle top and screw on the lid. Shake well to combine. That’s it!

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

To use simply apply the anti-puff eye roller under each of your eyes as needed.

Keep your DIY anti-puff eye roller in the refrigerator between uses. The cold not only helps to cool and calm puffy faster, but it also keeps the aloe vera juice from going bad. You can store the aloe vera juice, once opened, in the refrigerator for up to two months.

Want printable labels for your DIY anti-puff eye roller? Click here to download a sheet of printable PDF labels. Then print the labels on a clear full sheet label sheet suited for your printer type (inkjet or laser.) (I got my labels in bulk from WorldLabel.) Now simply cut out the number of labels you need – these would be great as DIY bridesmaid gifts! – and adhere to your roller bottles.

Create this easy DIY anti-puff eye roller with just three simple ingredients to help calm and soothe your tired and puffy eyes and reduce under eye bags!

Also a huge thank you to my dear friend, Bambi, who not only help me to create this project – along with several others this past week! – but also so eloquently modeled my DIY anti-puff eye roller for me! (In exchange she got to keep some of what we made AND we got to share a bottle of wine together!) In addition to helping me to keep my creative drive up and going to hear all of the best bands in Roanoke with me, Bambi also makes and sells her own beaded jewelry in her Etsy shop, Happy Tree Frog Studios.

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring.

Bambi is also a recent breast cancer survivor. Having beaten the cancer through surgery and radiation treatments, she is now on a daily course of Tamoxifen for the next five years. And I’m thrilled to still have her around for the rest of forever. She’s also the super awesome friend that I created my natural burn relief spray and healing neem butter recipes for. (And lucky her, because she said they both worked fabulously for their intended uses!) So, here’s my gentle SHOUT reminder to please, please, please get your yearly mammograms by age 40 or even sooner! – age 35 – if you have a history of breast cancer in your family. They caught Bambi’s cancer very early on when she went in for her first mammogram at 40 with zero suspicions by her GYN that anything was wrong when she called and scheduled the mammogram for her during her yearly visit.

Body Merry Vitamin C Eye Gel Cream for Dark Circles and Puffiness // Best Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Natural Hyaluronic Acid and Matrixyl and Organic Aloe to Fight Wrinkles and Lines // PLUS learn how to make your own easy 3-ingredient DIY anti-puff eye roller!

If you like my DIY anti-puff eye roller, then be sure to follow my DIY Bath and Body board on Pinterest for more beauty DIY’s and skin care recipes. You may also want to check out some eye care products I’m currently in love with like 100% Pure’s Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream and Body Merry’s Vitamin C Eye Gel Cream for Dark Circles & Puffiness. (I also love Body Merry’s Retinol Serum 2.5% – Anti Aging & Anti Wrinkle Face Serum which I’m currently using daily as part of my regular skin care routine. It not only helps to fight aging, but it’s also noticeably helped with my redness and occasional rosacea. And it contains green tea!)

100% Natural Cooling Cucumber + Ginseng Under Eye Cream (With Cucumber Seed Oil) PLUS learn how to make your own easy 3-ingredient DIY anti-puff eye roller!

If you’re looking for strictly handmade products you may like Wild Appalachian’s Extreme Caffeine Eye Cream, Delizioso Skincare’s 100% Natural Cooling Cucumber + Ginseng Under Eye Cream, Bumble and Co’s Herbal Antioxidant Eye Cream and Khakis Bomb Balm’s Wake Up Anti-Puff Eye Gel.

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Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

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This traditional solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is not only easy to make, but it's ready the same day for gifting. These are great year round as homemade gifts for everything from birthdays to Mother's day!

This traditional solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s ready the same day for gifting. Made using all natural ingredients this solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is great for crafting year round to give as homemade gifts for everything from birthdays to Mother’s day! And the easy no hassle recipe is also easy to customize with your favorite essential oil or essential oil blends and a carrier oil that suits your skin care needs.

This traditional solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is not only easy to make, but it's ready the same day for gifting. Made using all natural ingredients this solid sugar scrub cubes recipe is great for crafting year round to give as homemade gifts for everything from birthdays to Mother's day! And the easy no hassle recipe is also easy to customize with your favorite essential oil or essential oil blends and a carrier oil that suits your skin care needs.

Solid Sugar Scrub Cubes Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

2.5 oz. Stephenson’s Natural Shea Butter Melt and Pour Soap Base
4 oz. Shea Butter or Sal Butter
1.2 oz. Natural Anti-Aging Rosehip Seed Oil (or other carrier oil suited for your skin type)
.35 oz. Lavender Essential Oil (or other essential oil of choice – or try a blend of equal parts lavender, sweet orange and ylang ylang essential oils!)
16 oz. white granulated sugar
pinch of mica or other powdered pigment color, to suit

Instructions:

I lined my DIY wooden soap mold to use as a mold to create my solid sugar scrub cubes, then cut them into squares once they’d hardened with a Chef’s knife. However, you can also use a small cardboard box lined with plastic or even a silicone candy mold that has multiple cavities in fun shapes. This will make individual solid sugar scrub cubes that don’t need to be cut afterwards. This silicone chocolate rose mold would be great for making solid sugar scrub cubes for homemade Mother’s Day gifts.

In addition to a mold, you will also need a digital scale to weigh out your ingredients.

Begin by weighing out the melt and pour soap base with your digital scale. Then, using a Chef’s knife, cut the soap into chunks and combine in a double boiler. (You can also combine the soap base in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup to heat in the microwave.)

Weigh out the shea butter and mix in with the soap base. Heat in the double boiler until the ingredients have melted completely. Remove the melted shea butter and soap base from heat.

Now weigh out the rosehip seed oil and lavender essential oil and stir into your melted ingredients.

Weigh out the granulated sugar into a large glass bowl. If using a powder pigment for color – such as ultramarines, oxides or micas – cut a pinch of color into the sugar using a butter knife or spatula.

Pour the sugar into the shea butter/soap/oil mixture and mix well to fully incorporate the ingredients.

Now scoop the solid shea butter sugar scrub mixture into your mold(s) and level with a spatula. Place your filled mold(s) in the refrigerator until your solid sugar scrub cubes have fully cooled and hardened. (If you aren’t using a silicone mold you will need to line your mold for easy removal of your final product. In addition, placing your mold onto a cutting board before filling it with your scrub will make transport to the refrigerator much easier.)

Finally, remove your completed solid sugar scrub cubes from the mold(s) and package in an airtight container until use. I packaged mine in 8 oz. Clear PET Plastic (BPA Free) Refillable Low Profile Jars.

Creating DIY wedding favors? These mini printed mason jars make the perfect containers for homemade solid sugar scrub cubes! Click through for an easy, all natural solid sugar scrub cube recipe you can create and gift!

I also like the idea of using these Printed Mini Mason Jars from beau-coop if you’re making large batches of these solid sugar scrub cubes for DIY wedding favors or other event gifts.

If you enjoyed this natural skin care recipe for making traditional solid sugar scrub cubes, then you may also like my collection of simple homemade skin care recipes for creating your own natural salve, homemade body butter and exfoliating sugar scrub. These three skin care recipes all share one ingredient in common and each have only two ingredients each! Or if have extra dry skin you may also want to try my White Tea scented solid sugar scrub cubes recipe that combines nourishing argan, sweet almond, coconut and macadamia nut oils with cocoa butter and a bit of beeswax to lock in moisture.

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Natural Anti Aging Skin Care Recipes

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These natural anti aging skin care recipes can help to fight the signs of aging as well as those free radicals that can damage skin. Plus you can all make them very easily right in your own home!

Natural Anti Aging Skin Care Recipes

These natural anti aging skin care recipes can help to fight the signs of aging as well as those free radicals that can damage skin. Plus you can all make them very easily right in your own home!

1. Natural Coffee Under Eye Cream Recipe – This DIY coffee under eye cream recipe is made using homemade coffee infused oil to help with those dark under eye circles, puffiness and even fine lines.

2. Anti Aging Night Cream Recipe – This anti aging night cream recipe helps to reduce the signs of aging naturally with ingredients like coconut water, cocoa butter, evening primrose and rosehip seed oil.

3. Natural Anti-Wrinkle Green Tea Eye Cream Recipe – Whip up this natural healing anti-wrinkle homemade green tea eye cream recipe to help keep your skin looking youthful and radiant!

4. Natural Anti Wrinkle Face Serum Recipe for Mature Skin – This all natural anti wrinkle face serum recipe helps to keep the effects of aging to a minimum and aids in reversing those troublesome dry patches.

5. Natural Nourishing Under Eye Cream Recipe – This natural under eye cream recipe was formulated to help minimize the effects of aging and improve the overall condition of sensitive under eye skin.

6. Anti-aging Natural Emulsified Sugar Scrub Recipe – This anti-aging natural emulsified sugar scrub recipe contains ingredients mature and aging skin loves without feeling heavy or greasy. It naturally exfoliates with granulated white sugar and then rinses cleanly away so it’s great even for oily or acne prone skin can benefit.

7. Argan and Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe – This easy Argan and Rosemary Facial Cleansing Oil Recipe requires just two ingredients but delivers incredible results! It’s especially great for maturing skin as it can help to prevent wrinkles. Plus it doubles as a moisturizer!

This healing neem butter recipe is wonderful for helping to heal minor wounds and abrasions as well as to help minimize scarring.

If you like these natural anti aging skin care recipes, you may also like my natural skin care recipes for making your own healing neem butter and natural burn relief spray as well as my natural anti acne skin care recipes.

For even more natural anti aging skin care recipes, be sure to follow me on Pinterest.  You can also find and follow me via Blog Lovin’ and Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, G+ and Instagram.


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Natural Skin Care Products: A Few Face Favorites

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I’m a little head over heels for this collection of natural skin care products formulated especially for problem skin and aging facial skin. Made using natural ingredients prized for their contribution to skin care, each of these natural skin care products are wonderful for pampering your face to help keep it looking and feeling its best!

I’m a little head over heels for this collection of natural skin care products formulated especially for problem skin and aging skin.

Natural Skin Care Products for Problem & Aging Skin

1. ArtNaturals Enhanced Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid – The #1 bestseller in facial exfoliators, this 100% natural organically infused Vitamin C Serum. ­ is blended and refined to reduce signs of aging, eliminate sun spots and damage, restore youthful glow, and minimizing existing wrinkles while preventing new wrinkle formation. ­Packed with antioxidant rich vitamins to prevent the formation of free radicals which contribute to signs of aging. Organically infused to insure nature’s most true healing properties. ­ Gentile stability and rapid absorption with moisture-binding ingredients that keep your skin plump, hydrated and young-looking.

2. Thayers Alcohol-free Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera – The #1 bestseller in facial toners and astringents, this witch hazel toner is alcohol-free and remarkably soothing. Made with rose-petal water, Vitamin E and their proprietary Witch Hazel extract, you’ll love how to this toner not only pampers delicate facial skin but also helps to prevent acne breakouts.

3. Pure Body Naturals Dead Sea Mud Mask – If there’s one thing everyone wants, it’s flawless skin. But no matter how hard you try, it seems your complexion doesn’t want to cooperate. By the time you get your breakouts under control as an adult, you’re starting to see fine lines around your eyes and mouth. And acne and wrinkles don’t compare to the stubbornness of cellulite!

Stop slathering your skin with chemical-based creams and get the natural solution that actually works! The Dead Sea Mud Mask by Pure Body Naturals is an effective treatment for many common skin problems. Noted for its high concentration of sodium and magnesium, mud from the Dead Sea is highly effective against pimples, blackheads, and other blemishes. It draws out oils and toxins, cleans pores, and helps fade acne scars. (Browse other top selling facial masks.)

4. 100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub with Organic Coffee, Coconut and Shea Butter – If you don’t have the time or desire to make your own coffee scrubs, then you’ll love this #1 new release in facial scrubs! This emulsified coffee scrub is made using high quality, all natural gourmet coffee, which softens skin as it scrubs away dirt and dead skin cells. It also contains skin-loving Coconut Oil, Olive oil, Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil making this aromatic exfoliating scrub a luxurious staple in any skin care regime.

Loaded with antioxidants, this coffee scrub helps to fight premature skin aging like wrinkles, sun spots, and fine lines. When applied under and around the eyes, it can help in minimizing the appearance of puffy eyes as caffeine restricts blood vessels, which reduces swelling and inflammation. It can also help lightens dark circles under the eyes.

Want to make your own natural anti-aging beauty products? Discover a unique collection of seven natural anti-aging skin care recipes here. Or browse my collection of ten natural skin care products that contain acne fighting activated charcoal here. Then discover even more by following my boards on Pinterest.

What are some of your favorite natural skin care products?


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