Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pinterest Inspiration On Beauty Treatments

I was browsing around on Pinterest and found a ton of postings for DIY beauty treatments. Things like sugar scrubs for your hands, homemade essential oils, and a cough suppressant. I wanted to give these a shot and here's what I came up with.


 For the cough suppressant, they said to mix honey and cinnamon and take about 2TBS spoons of this 2 times a day and your cold should leave or lessen, within 3 days. I wanted to do this religiously, as I had a bad cold, but I just didn't end up taking it as said so I'm not sure if it really works! lol...it sure did taste good though and left my mouth feeling great-very similar to the taste Cinnamon gum leaves your tongue feeling. I use to chew that gum like it was going out of style, so I loved the taste!

Next, I made a lemon essential oil. To do this, You grate a lemon for the zest and put it into a small container (I filled mine just over half way of the zest) and add in cold compressed olive oil. I just used normal. You screw the lid on, shake it up, and leave it in your window seal. 

Make sure to come back and shake it every now and then to allow it to all mix together well. I found this to be just ok. It didn't turn out how I was hoping, as the scent isn't very strong, but it'll do with what you have on hand!

And lastly, I made a lemon sugar scrub to soften the hands after dish washing. I used some more lemon zest, added sugar to it, and some olive oil. Mixed it well until it all clumped together how I wanted, and I just store it on my microwave for when I need it. It makes the hands soft and smells good.

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