DIY Microdermabrasion + Other DIY Beauty Recipes

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A microdermabrasion at home? Why, yes you can. And you don’t have spend a lot of money to get it done!
DIY Beauty - Homemade Microdermabrasion at Home for Healthy Glowing Skin via YBA
Microdermabrasion is really just a fancy term for exfoliating sensitive skin areas – like your face. But you don’t need to spray your face with exfoliating crystals to get the same skin care benefits. Your Beauty Adviser Blog explains three methods for your own diy microdermabrasion at home using ingredients that most everyone already has on hand in their kitchen – ingredients like baking soda and water, lemon and sugar, and sea salt and olive oil. Head on over to YBA for these beauty recipes and then treat yourself once a week for healthy, glowing skin!
Other fabulous diy beauty recipes I’ve discovered lately include how to make your own diy un-petroleum jelly using castor oil, coconut oil, vitamin E and beeswax, an all natural homemade lemon peppermint foot scrub for sandal season, a diy clarifying shampoo recipe, a solid shampoo bar recipe (use Google Translator for this one from French), and an invigorating homemade citrus body wash! You can also enter to win the new diy book, How to Make Handmade Shampoo Bars, through March 24th, 2013 here. To keep up with all of my DIY Bath & Beauty finds be sure to follow my DIY Bath & Body Board on Pinterest!

Heal My Sole Bath & Body Product Giveaway

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If you love natural skin care products, then you don’t want to miss out on taking a peek at my newest sponsor’s shop, Heal My Sole. Founded about nine years ago by Mary Kelley, Heal My Sole was born from Mary’s hunt for a good foot scrub. Her “friend tested and approved” foot scrub recipe was the launching point for her business, which soon grew to include lotions, lip balms, cremes and one of her favorite products, massage candles, which double as a concentrated product for cracked heels.
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Heal My Sole also offers linen sprays, a natural bug spray, and massage oils that can be used for shaving and eye make up removal. And for those of you, who like, suffer from chronic pain, you’ll definitely want to try out her Mary’s new Sore Muscle and Sore Joint rub cremes. You can shop Heal My Sole online as well as find Heal My Sole on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Place an order with Heal My Sole and receive 10% off your first order when you use coupon code: Rebecca through April 10th, 2013
Now through March 27th, 2013 you can enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Heal My Sole to use toward any of your favorite Heal My Sole products. Just enter via Rafflecopter below.

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Like this giveaway? Then be sure to enter the “How To Make Handmade Shampoo Bars” Kindle eBook Giveaway through March 24th, 2013 and learn how to craft your own natural homemade shampoo bars!

Homemade Foot Scrub

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This delightful and simple diy recipe for creating your own handmade foot scrub is courtesy of my guest blogger, Julie Anna of Julie Ann Art Blog. Julie loves to blog about crafty projects and fun handmade finds she’s discovered. She’s also owner of the indie biz Julie Ann Art on Etsy where she sells a variety of unique, handmade greeting cards. Be sure to check back with Soap Deli News Blog later this week for an exciting giveaway from her shop!
Homemade Foot Scrub.
Giving myself a pedicure is one of my favorite ways to spend my “me time.” It’s fun and relaxing, and having pretty feet is just a bonus! I rarely go to the salon because I have all the ingredients in my kitchen for the best homemade food scrub (and I bet you do too!).

What you’ll need:

2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon almond oil (can be substituted for olive oil)

Just combine all the ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix till they turn into an even consistency. It’s best to soak your feet in warm water first to loosen any tough, calloused areas. Then just slather on your homemade foot scrub to get pretty feet in no time! I even tend to use it on my lower legs as well, feels so good!
It smells delicious, works like a charm, and the cost is steal because the ingredients are already in your home!
For extra rough soles, I also recommend using Rebecca’s Exfolimint™ Peppermint Foot Soap. It works like a pumice stone but without the dry feeling pumice stones leave afterward. You can find out more about this fabulous, handmade foot soap here.

Foot Scrub Bar – Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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Because winter feet need a little extra love…

Foot Scrub Bar

1 tbsp. sea salts
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. sea kelp
1 tsp. fine ground pumice
1/4 tsp. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
1/4 tsp. Peppermint Essential Oil
1/2 tsp. Green Tea Oil
2 1/2 cups transparent Melt & Pour Soap Base

Cut your soap base into cubes. Melt in the microwave in 20-30 second increments, stirring gently as you go, until completely melted. Allow to cool slightly. Stir in remaining ingredients. Will yield four 3.5 oz. bars. Use a suspension soap base if you’d like to keep your heavier ingredients spread equally throughout the bar of soap, otherwise your salt, pumice, etc. will sink to the bottom.