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Ingredient Spotlight: Pumpkin Seed Oil + DIY SERUM

Here we go again-another post about pumpkins.  With fall well underway, you are inundated with recipes and recommendations all centered around pumpkins, am I right?!  In fact, even I-who has sworn off high acid coffee, found myself in line at Starbucks last week ordering a pumpkin spice latte!  Insert 12 eye roll emojis.  Tis the season.  Anyway, if you haven't had enough pumpkin talk go HERE for my pumpkin recipe round up and read on to learn more about how pumpkin seed oil can greatly enhance … [Read more...]

DIY Antioxidant Additive….Add a Kick to Your Skin Care Routine!

Back in my facial days I used Dermalogica.  Speaking of green washing.....  Anyway-that's another post but while under the disguise of being natural, they had some really creative products that I enjoyed using in my treatments.  One that I clearly remember were their additives.  They came in these small (1 ounce) tin bottles and had somewhat of an oily consistency.   They were used by adding them into other products.  They smelled heavenly and I always added them into the mask and sometimes into … [Read more...]

Rejuvenating PURE Facial Oil

I want to talk a bit today about facial oils.  Many of you go nuts over a cream/moisturizer recipe-I get it.  Creams contain water which acts as a vehicle to transport the oil into the pores-does that make any sense?  Basically, when you add water to oil and emulsify it into a cream, you get a moisturizer that absorbs almost immediately.  Plus, who doesn't love a fluffy white, luxurious cream to slather on your skin?! Well, you might be wondering what my point is-My point is that creams are … [Read more...]

Your Best Kept Beauty Secret-Carrot Seed Oil!

Hello everyone!!  I'm taking a little break from posting in order to relax and refocus, but I missed you all so I thought I would come back a little early for a quick post on an essential oil that is one heck of a beauty secret you'll want to keep!! If you've been following some of my DIY skin care recipes, you are probably already familiar with carrot seed oil.  I have used it in several products and absolutely love what it does for the skin.   Carrot seed essential oil is antioxidant rich … [Read more...]

DIY Anti Wrinkle Eye Stick!

Once you hit mid 30's it's time to use an eye cream.  To be honest, I have never felt the need to use and eye cream.  Now, I have the need.  Fine lines have made a home around my eyes, not to mention puffiness and dark circles.  Blame it on the kids, not enough water, bad eating habits, age-whatever it is, it's time to replenish and nourish that delicate skin and prevent future lines from cropping up too prematurely! This is a simple recipe.  If you can make lip balm then this will be a … [Read more...]

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