Jan 16, 2015

23 Stunning Scrub Recipes


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23 Stunning Scrub Recipes
There are so many DIY scrub tutorials on the web that it’s difficult to know what to try.
We have put together a list of the best recipes out there to make sure every inch of you is looked after! We have a vanilla body scrub, a pumpkin foot scrub, a gardeners hand scrub, a strawberry lip scrub, a lemon coffee face scrub and so much more. There is something for everyone!
These DIY scrubs are so simple and cheap to make and would make super cute gifts for any woman in your life!
Just click on the links below to see the full tutorials…

Body Scrubs

Warm Vanilla Brown Sugar & Coconut Body Scrub – A brilliant exfoliator and soothing scrub that will leave your skin feeling nourished.
Peppermint Candy Sugar Scrub - A brilliant festive scrub for your whole body – this would make a great Christmas gift.
Homemade Whipped Shea Butter Body Scrub – A beautiful scrub that will sooth and relax your body.
Rosemary & Mint Salt Scrub – This refreshing salt scrub will help remove dead skin!

Foot Scrubs

Pumpkin Ginger Spice and Energizing Pumpkin Foot Scrub – A winter treat for your feet, this at home pedicure feeling will have you wanting more.
Soothing Magnesium Foot Scrub – This simple and quick recipe is all natural and provides amazing relief for sore cracked feet.
Mint-Eucalyptus Foot Scrub – This foot scrubs doesn’t just nourish your tired feet, it can improve their circulation too!
Sugar Cookie Scrub – This intense scrub will sort the toughest feet out, with two different sugars it seriously exfoliates.
Peppermint Foot Scrub – This wonderful scrub will leave your feet feeling tingly!
23 Stunning Scrub Recipes

Hand Scrubs

Gardeners Hand Scrub – This is a simple and brilliant way to help clean those dirty hands after a spot of gardening – it only requires 2 ingredients.
Lemon SoufflĂ© Hand Scrub – This lemony scrub will leave your hands feeling refreshed, smooth and clean whilst smelling fantastic.
Coconut Lime Raw Sugar Scrub –  With only three ingredients this recipe couldn’t be simpler, this scrub is a real all rounder and could be used on your feet and body as well as hands.
Lemon Poppyseed Hand Scrub - This interesting recipe uses all the obvious ingredients, but instead of sugar or salt they use poppyseeds, a great alternative.
Olive Oil Hand Scrub – Olive Oil and Sugar are the only two ingredients here, a pure and simple way to get soft hands in one minute.

Lip Scrubs

Lime Margarita Mousse Lip Scrub – This delicious lip scrub will expertly soften sore lips and rejuvenate new skin.
From Your Kitchen Lip Scrub – This lip scrub is easy to make and most ingredients you are likely to already have in your kitchen.
DIY Simple Lip Scrub – This simple recipe is a great alternative to expensive store bought versions and you won’t know the difference.
Strawberry Lip Scrub – This lush recipe sounds scrumptious, the berry seeds are great for the lips too!

Face Scrubs

Lemon Coffee Face Scrub – A real wake-up face scrub that will prepare you for early mornings and long days.
Cleansing Face Scrub For Blemish Prone Skin – This face mask is gentle enough to sooth and reduce angry blemishes.
Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Face Masks - These scrubs each have a particular purpose like toning, brightening and protecting.
Skin Softening Honey & Oats Face Scrub - With natural antiseptic qualities and the simplicity of oats this is a pure and uncomplicated recipe.
Japanese Ground Rice & Bee Pollen Face Scrub - This recipe uses a small muslin bag in which the ingredients are mixed into, you then sooth over you face, making it less abrasive and harsh to your skin.

Jan 13, 2015

Benifits of teas

Tea & Health
Tea Properties:
Tea is rich in polyphenols, tannin, and flavanols (often termed  catechins), fluoride, and vitamin C, P, K, and B.   Although tea  contains caffeine, the amounts are far less than those in coffee and  produce a softer, beneficial effect.     Studies suggest that as few as  four servings of tea a day may have a positive impact on your health.    Read on and continue sipping tea for your health and well-being.


Fruit Cordials

I found these wonderful recipes in the Herb Mentor website.
Check them out You will find many good tips about Herbs over there!
There are three main steps to making cordials.
Steeping - in this step, the ingredients are steeped in the alcohol (usually vodka or brandy, but you can try anything you like).
Sweetening - typically a sugar syrup is used, but maple syrup is a great substitute.  Honey can also be used.
Aging - The flavors all improve tremendously with age.  Generally 2 to 4 weeks is good.  I like to leave mine longer, if possible.
 
Here are some recipes to get you going: