Homemade Lip Balm

Looking for the perfect lip balm recipe?  You are in the right place.  This version is super hydrating without being sticky.  It can be poured into lip balm tins or chapstick containers.  

(Makes 10 tubes)
1 1/2 Tbsp Beeswax pellets
12 drops of Essential Oils

Melt the beeswax in a double boiler. Add the coconut oil, shea butter, and sweet almond oil and stir until melted. Remove from heat and add essential oils. Pour into lip balm containers or chapstick containers and let it set for 24 hours. 

*Our favorite oils to add are PeppermintCinnamon Bark + Orange, or Lavender.

**If you want a subtle tint, stir in some of your Savvy Minerals blush.

***If you have an almond allergy, feel free to use 3Tbsp of coconut oil and omit the sweet almond oil. 

What is your favorite lip balm flavor?

Lemon Exfoliating Scrub

This Lemon Exfoliating Scrub is so good for your skin and it is easy on the budget! Say hello to glowing skin!

What you need:

A wide mouth glass jar
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of olive oil or coconut oil
Juice of one whole lemon
20 drops of
lemon essential oil

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and transfer to the glass jar. 

Apply the scrub to your face once a week and to your body twice a week. Lemon is a photosensitive oil so I'd use this scrub at night to avoid your risk of sunburn.

What are your favorite oils to add to your sugar scrub?

Clarifying Green Clay Facial Mask

Spa nights at home are the best!  When I want to nourish and pamper my skin I mix up a batch of this Clarifying Green Clay Facial Mask and my skin becomes SOOO smooth!

 What You'll Need:
🌿4 oz glass container 

Green Clay Mask Powder

Witch Hazel (Unscented)  

🌿888 drops 
Eucalyptus Globulus

Add a little less than 1/2 cup Green Clay to a small bowl. Squirt in Witch Hazel and stir until it makes a paste. If it is too runny, add more powder. Stir in essential oils and transfer to a jar.

This mask will last for several months in a sealed jar at room temperature.

To use: Rub 2 tsp of mixture over clean face. Allow to sit on the skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off and pat dry.

 Benefits of Green Clay:

🌿Detoxifying and Clarifying. It draws out the impurities in your skin.

🌿Exfoliating. This helps to remove dead skin from your face for brighter, clearer skin!

🌿Nourishing. Green clay has many minerals such as calcium and magnesium which promote collagen production.

🌿Reduces Inflammation. Green clay can help with red and puffy spots on your face.

🌿Antibacterial. Perfect for clear skin!

**If you don't prefer the tingly sensation of Eucalyptus on your face; Lavender, Frankincense, or Geranium essential oils would be excellent substitutions.

Have you ever tried a Green Clay Mask?

Body Butter

Body Butter
scant ½ cup
shea butter
½ cup
coconut oil
¼ cup
almond oil
20 drops of
essential oil

Instructions: Melt shea butter and coconut oil over medium heat on the stove. I use the bowl of my stand mixer as a double boiler and let it rest on top of a pot of simmering water to do this. Once melted, let the mixture sit until it reaches room temperature. Stir in the almond oil. Place the mixture in the refrigerator and allow to cool until it turns opaque (a little over an hour). Attach bowl to the stand mixer and whip with the whisk attachment on medium until it is light and fluffy. Make sure you don’t whip too quickly or the mixture will melt. Add essential oils of your choice and lightly whip again until soft peaks form. Add to glass jars.

 *Lavender, Orange, Elemi, Melrose, Cedarwood and Frankincense are all great essential oils to use to support your skin.

Dry Shampoo

Raise your hand if you are a fan of dry shampoo!  Dry shampoo = life. 
Save your next empty spice bottle and mix up a batch of your own. It's easy on the budget and free of endocrine disruptors! 

 Dry Shampoo

Add 1/4 cup of arrowroot powder, 3 drops of Rosemary essential oil, 3 drops of Cedarwood essential oil, and 2 drops of Lavender to the spice jar. Shake it up until the oils are mixed in. If you have dark hair, add in some mineral make up or cocoa powder until it reaches your desired color. (I used the Savvy Minerals Multitasking powder).

Shake on hair and rub in with your fingers, or shake into the cap and use a make up brush to apply to your roots.

Rosemary supports a healthy scalp
Lavender supports dry skin and stimulates hair follicles
 Cedarwood stimulates hair follicles
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