Archive for the 'DIY Recipes: Body & Hair' Category

Sugar Scrubs | Organic Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe

Written on April 26, 2018 at 8:24 am

Sugar Scrubs | Organic Coconut Sugar Scrub Recipe

One of the secrets for beautiful skin is routine gentle exfoliation. Sugar scrubs are a great way for your skin to go from looking dull to radiant by removing the dead skin cells that sit on top of your skin. They leave the skin feeling soft and moisturized. Sugar is a natural preservative and moisturizer with natural alpha hydroxy properties. There is no need to use a lotion after use.

Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup carrier oil
  • 3/4 cup- 1 cup sugar (If you want oil to sit on top, use 3/4 cup sugar)

Directions: Mix ingredients together.…

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Spring Skin Care | Refresh, Renew and Revive Your Skin

Written on March 29, 2018 at 8:00 am

Spring Skin Care | Refresh, Renew and Revive Your Skin

Now that it’s Spring, it’s time to think about changing up your skin care routine. In winter, our skin becomes very dry and moisturizing is key. Our skin is always changing so for our spring skin care, it’s important to reassess what our skin needs for the current season. Spring is all about refreshing, renewing, and reviving our skin. Read on for some tips for spring skin care. Watch Joan’s video on fresh skin care here.

Exfoliate

In winter, our skin becomes duller and dryer. A gentle exfoliate is great for spring to revive your skin and brighten up your complexion.…

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How to Make Natural Bath Bombs | Cocoa Butter Bath Bomb Recipe

Written on March 5, 2018 at 7:21 am

Bath Bombs

How to Make Natural Bath Bombs

Bath bombs also called bath fizzy, bath fizzies and bath fizzers are an exceptional and fun product to add to the bath. Bath bombs are dropped into a tub of water and they fizz in the water releasing aroma, salts, oils and herbs into the bath tub. They are convenient to travel with to create a luxurious bath in a hotel and they make great gifts for bath lovers.

The two main ingredients that make bath bombs fizz are baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and citric acid.  Bath bombs can also be made with sea salt, Epsom salt, plant oils, cornstarch, oat flour, butters, essential oils and powdered herbs.…

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Make Your Own Rosewater | Rose Facial Toner Recipes

Written on March 1, 2018 at 8:00 am

Rosewater

Make Your Own Rosewater | Rose Facial Toner Recipes

Rosewater has been used since ancient times to create smooth and beautiful skin and hair. It is a well known beauty secret. Rosewater is astringent. Additional ingredients can be added to rosewater to moisturize and soften the skin and hair. It is very easy to make your own rosewater. Rosewater can also be used in facial toner recipes. Read on to find out how.

Rosewater Recipe

This rosewater recipe is a simple infusion of roses into water. This water can easily be made weekly.

You Need:

  • 2 cups fresh fragrant rose petals (pesticide free)
  • 3 cups distilled water or spring water

Optional Nourishing Ingredients:

  • ¼ teaspoon vegetable glycerin
  • 4 drops almond oil
  • ¼ teaspoon aloe vera gel

Directions:

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Hair Perfume Recipes

Written on February 15, 2018 at 8:00 am

Hair Perfume Recipes

Hair Perfume Recipes

Have you heard about Hair Perfume? Hair perfume has been an increasing trend lately, with lots of mainstream hair care companies creating new hair perfume products. However, just like regular perfume, most of these products will contain synthetic scents and can give people headaches. Here at Joan Morais Naturals we focus on natural hair and skin care products, only using raw materials sourced from nature that are all cruelty-free using vegan/plant-based formulas with no testing on animals. Here are two hair perfume recipes that you can easily make at home with all natural ingredients. Feel free to experiment with your own scent by using your favorite essential oils for hair.…

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