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Ultramoisturizing Lotion via Glow by Nadia Neumann

Body Unburdened, a blog by Nadia Neumann is one of my favorite blogs.  When she came out with a book, I couldn't wait to read it.  Nadia is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and digs deep when it comes to all things health.  She's also a fellow DIYer when it comes to skin care!  Her new book, Glow does not disappoint.  With a section full of vital information on how the foods you eat effect your skin, loads of healthy food recipes for beautiful skin and several simple DIY skin care recipes, … [Read more...]

DIY Squalane Hydrating Serum

I talked about the exciting skin benefits of Squalane last week.  Read all about it HERE.  Today I'm sharing a serum I created incorporating squalane.  I have been using this serum for over a week now and am loving it!  I have mentioned that I have very dry skin and this year it's gotten away from me to where I'm having a hard time getting rid of dry patches.  I find the key to managing dry skin is to not let your skin get overly dry in the first place but once it is, consistent oil cleansing … [Read more...]

Ingredients Spotlight: Squalane

Squalane is an up and coming beauty product that has numerous benefits and when sourced properly, is organic, vegan and great for all skin types! Squalane belongs to the oil family.  It is found naturally in our skin and helps with cell function, elasticity and hydration.  By around the age of 25, the amount of squalane in our skin begins to rapidly decline.  By age 50, we have only 5% left.  Just like it's cousins, collagen, coQ10 and hyaluronic acid-they don't stick around indefinitely and … [Read more...]

Shea Butter Benefits-Encourage Collagen!

I LOVE shea butter.  It's in my top 5 DIY ingredient must-haves but I actually don't always end up putting it in a recipe.  I like to use it all on it's own!  Shea butter has so many amazing properties.  Basically, you get a lot of bang for your buck with shea butter.   Shea butter has tons of uses and offers so many benefits for not only the skin but also the hair! Shea butter comes from the nuts of the shea tree in western parts of Africa.  It has been used for centuries to nourish skin and … [Read more...]

Homemade After Sun Relief Lotion

Lately I have been a lotion makin' fool!  If you haven't caught the bug already, once you get the hang of it, you will probably be one too!  It's just so rewarding to create a rich, creamy moisturizer that your skin literally drinks up!  Being aware of each and every ingredient is a rare thing in the skin care world.  Did you know that the skin care industry isn't regulated like the food industry?  There is no guarantee that what is printed on the ingredient list is actually every ingredient … [Read more...]

The EASIEST Lotion Recipe Anyone Can Make!!

Many of you have asked me if you can ditch the emulsifying wax in my other DIY cream recipes and use beeswax instead.  With quite the know-it-all stance, I quickly assured you that beeswax would not properly bind oil and water.  I had tried this method in my early days of experimenting with DIYs and created the most greasy, non-cohesive "cream".  It was super gross and I reluctantly had to throw away a lot of wasted ingredients. I don't know what got into me this morning but I decided to give … [Read more...]

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