Category Archives: Quick & Easy DIY Beauty Recipes

Beautifying Benefits of Dead Sea Salt

Dead Sea Salts Vetiver Body Scrub

Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub

Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub is one of the great ways to receive the therapeutic and beautifying benefits of Dead Sea salt mineral-rich substance.

I recently formulated a new recipe and my daughter and her girlfriends really liked the aroma, freshness and the smoothness of the skin after application.

When creating the recipe I  went after the beautifying and anti-aging properties which I am going to briefly cover.

Dead Sea salt has been used for centuries to treat skin disorders, detox and speed up healing of the body. Dead Sea salt has a much lower sodium content, compared to the regular salt and contains minerals that nourish the skin and body.

Dead Sea salt is renowned for its anti-aging ability to renew the skin, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth and soften, and leave skin rejuvenated.

The study performed by the University of Kiel in Germany demonstrated that the minerals in Dead Sea Salt can “bind water, influence epidermal proliferation and differentiation, and enhance permeability barrier repair”. Essentially this means that minerals help the skin to stay moisturized which prevents forming of the wrinkles.

Carefully chosen essential oils blend in this recipe not only provides the healing and anti-aging benefits but has a beautiful, fresh and attractive aroma that will make you look forward to your next bathing.

Dead Sea Salts Vetiver Body ScrubDead Sea Salt Body Scrub

150-160gr of unrefined Dead Sea salts

40-50 grams of extra virgin organic coconut and  sweet almond oil

Few drops of essential oils of your choice. I like using vetiver, mint and lemon.

Directions:  In a bowl add the salts (if too coarse break them in food processor), oils (warm up the coconut oil a little)  and essential oils.

Mix everything together and pour in a recipient.

In case you are not into making it yourself we can make it for you. Order it from our e-shop by following this link.

Dead Sea Salts Vetiver Body Scrub

Tooth Powder With Xylitol – Do It Yourself

Tooth Powder With Xylitol Do It Yourself!

Tooth Powder With Xylitol – Do It Yourself

Most commercial toothpaste brands contain Fluoride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Titanium Dioxide and other dangerous or controversial ingredients.

Fluoride for example is linked to brain damage, lower IQ in children, thyroid suppression, dementia and other health issues.  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is linked to endocrine disruption and even cancer and Titanium Dioxide is linked to autoimmune disorders, asthma, and Crohn’s disease.

Here is the breakdown of the suggested ingredients that you can use in making your own tooth powder.

Xylitol (low glycemic, sugar like sweetener) is shown to prevent caries.  Xylitol inhibits and eventually destroys “caries bacteria”. Not all xylitol products are equal, so you will need to buy a high-quality xylitol obtained from a birch tree from Finland and pay close attention that it doesn’t contain GMO ingredients. The brands like Xylobrit  or Zylosweet (EU) and Smart Sweet (US) are good-quality choices.

CLAY is a gentle cleanser with detoxifing properties and rich in minerals which support tooth remineralization.

SODIUM BICARBONATE (baking soda) is a mild abrasive tooth polish that helps remove stains and whitens the theets.

SEA SALT

Unrefined sea salt is antibacterial and helps with tooth re-mineralization.

GROUND CLOVE, CINNAMON, MINT

Besides giving the toothpaste a great flavor, clove powder, ground cinnamon, and ground mint have specific health properties that support tooth and gum health.

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL

Activated charcoal has been used in ancient times and even today it is used as the poison remedy in many emergency rooms. Charcoal works by attracting (absorbing) toxins and provides a quick relief from poisoning. Fortunately the charcoal doesn’t attract the substances that we need like calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, zinc and others. Another great thing about it is that charcoal happens to attract tannins (the compounds found in coffee, tea, blueberries, wine etc.) responsible for staining our teeth.

The only downside is that it colors temporarily your tooth (and tooth powder) in dark black/brown, but goes off as soon as you rinse it.

Tooth Powder Recipe

Tooth Powder With Xylitol Do It Yourself!Ingredients

  • 2 TBS xylitol
  • 2 tsp bentonite or French green clay
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons finely ground unrefined sea salt ½ teaspoons clove powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground dry peppermint leaves (tea)
  • 4-5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • ½ teaspoons activated charcoal – optional (great to use, but note that it will cause your tooth powder to become darker in color and esthetically won’t look as nice)

Instructions

Mix all ingredients in a glass jar. Add a little to a wet toothbrush and brush as normal.

Note

Feel free to add or adjust ingredients based on your needs. In case you would prefer to buy it, here the link to our newly opened store  FoodInLoveOut’s Truly Homemade Natural & Organic Beauty Products.

 

Vanilla & Cocoa Lotion Bars – An Original Idea for Christmas Gifts

DIY Vanilla Cocoa Lotion Bar - Unique Christmas Gift IdeaLooking for an original idea for Christmas gift?  How about making some scented lotion bars?

Lotion bar is very similar to body lotion. The difference is that the bars are solid at room temperature and look like bars of soap. When rubbed on the skin, the lotion bar will melt leaving a thin, nicely moisturizing layer.

They are big hit all over the net because it is relatively easy to make them and they have long shelf life.

You can make them in all kind of variations and using different combination of oils and essential oils, here is one of my favorite recipes.  Whenever possible use the organic ingredients.

In case you would rather buy them here is the link  where to buy Vanilla & Cocoa Lotion Bars.

Ingredients

  • 30g raw organic shea butter
  • 30g cold pressed organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 25g of natural unrefined yellow beeswax
  • Two pinches of vanilla/cinnamon powder
  • 1 TBS of naturally infused vanilla almond oil
  • 5 drops of vitamin E

DIY Vanilla Cocoa Lotion Bar - Unique Christmas Gift IdeaInstructions

In double boiler melt the shea butter, coconut oil and beeswax. When melted, cool a little and add the rest of the ingredients. Pour in the mold and put in the fridge until they become solid.

I like to make them in different sizes and small so I use one piece in its entirety rather than reusing it few times, although many people do that.

Shelf life is up to a year when stored properly. Avoid touching the bars with wet fingers. They should be stored at the temperature below 24, otherwise they will melt. In this case you will need to put them again in the mold and refrigerate.

DIY Vanilla Cocoa Lotion Bar - Unique Christmas Gift Idea