DIY Recipes

Do It Yourself Recipes

Recipes that you can make from basic items that you probably have in your home or can easily find at the store

SPA RECIPES

DIY Cuticle Treatments ~  2 tbs papaya juice 2 tbs plus 1tsp Olive oil Mix ingredients well..reserve tsp olive oil for after…..Soak each hand in the juice mixture for 5 minutes, then rinse with tepid water Dip an orange stick into the olive oil, then use it to push back the cuticle on each finger Massage the olive oil into the cuticles

            
DIY facial moisture spritz : Purified Water in a spray bottle  You can also mix a blend of your favorite floral waters….Rose & Lavender Hydrosols are great options
   
              

DIY Green Tea Clarifying Hair Rinse ~ steep 1 green tea bag in 2 1/2–3 cups of water for 30–60 min, add 2-4 tbs of apple cider vinegar (depending on clarifying needs) 1 tbs of raw honey. Allow to cool and pour into a spray bottle

           

DIY Banana Mask ~ Banana’s ~ They aren’t just for eating!  Banana is wonderful as an anti-wrinkle treatment.Mash 1/4 banana until very creamy. Spread all over face and leave for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with warm water followed by a dash of cold.
Gently pat dry.

         

 DIY Mask for Acne Prone Skin ~ Baking Soda-Bran Pack Mix 1/4 cup bran or oatmeal with 2 tsp baking soda. Add enough water to make a thick paste. Apply liberally all over face, avoiding eyes. Leave on 15-20 minutes.
Rinse gently with warm water.

              

DIY Milk & Lime Facial for Acne Prone Skin
Boil 1/4 cup whole milk Mix in juice of one fresh lime, and 1 tsp vegetable glycerin (found at health food stores) Apply to face, avoiding eye area. When dry, peel or wash off with warm water.

        

DIY Honey Massage Mask ~ 2-3 tsp fresh honey Apply a thin layer to your entire face and neck,( be sure to pull your hair back) leave on for 15 minutes while you relax! Gently pat your face with your fingertips, quickly like playing a piano for 5 minutes, then rinse with a damp cloth

        

DIY Skin Tightening Facial~ 1 ripe peach, 1tsp yogurt, 1 egg white… Peel and Pit the peach, mash with yogurt and egg white…apply to your face and neck, leave on for 30 minutes Rinse with cool water

      

DIY Milk Bath Recipe -24oz milk 3 tsp of honey 10 drops essential oils (your choice) Mix all together and add to bath. Add rose petals for the most beautiful looking bath! Hop in and enjoy!

  

DIY Relaxing Tub Tea ~ 2 tbs of green tea leaves 3 tbs oatmeal 1 tbs fresh, grated ginger Combine green tea and oatmeal with a mortar and pestle or in a food processor, or by rubbing vigorously between hands. Mix in ginger and place the blend in a muslin bag. Fill bathtub ¼ full with hot water, add the bag, steep 5 to 10 minutes, then fill remainder of tub with cool water

  

DIY Avacado Foot/Hand Mask ~ 1/4 to 1/2 mashed fresh avocado 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon honey 1tsp olive oil mix ingredients apply to hands/feet, leave on 20 minutes and rinse This natural treatment will revive your dry, wrinkled and rough hands, feet, elbows and knees

        

DIY Dark  Rinse to Cover Gray Hair/Darken Brown/Black Hair ~1oz sage, 2oz black walnut hulls, 2tbs loose tea, 1oz rosemary, 1oz nettle, 2tsb olive oil, 8 cups water Boil water & remove from heat, add herbs, cover steep for 3-4 hours. strain and add oil, put in a mason jar or bottle, shake well… WEAR GLOVES or your hands will stain!

   

DIY All-natural foot detox                                                                                                                                                                                       Black tea (fair trade brands): 2 bags Honey: 1 teaspoon Lemon: 1 tea spoon Hot/ warm water: 1 bucket                                Mix all the ingredients in hot water. Let your feet soak in it for about ten minutes. Remove the dead skin by using a pumice stone. Then follow with Fiddlebump’s Slushy Body Polish.

  GREEN CLEANING RECIPES

 DIY Fruit & Veggie Wash ~  Just add a few tablespoons of vinegar to a bottle of clean, cold tap water. Shake well and spray on veggies and then wash under flowing clean water as usual. Helps to clean those fruits and veggies better than ever – and it’s a lot less expensive than those commercial produce washes.

DIY Carpet Cleaner ~ 1 Cup Baking Soda,  18 drops essential oil (your choice) 1 teaspoon liquid soap. Mix baking soda and essential oil. Add liquid soap and mix, until a creamy paste forms. Apply to spots on carpet. Scrub and blot dry.

       

DIY  Disinfectant ~ Instead of bleach, make your own disinfectant by mixing 2 cups of water, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap and 20 to 30 drops of tea tree oil. It’s easy!

     

DIY Oven Cleaner  ~  Baking Soda and Water: Coat the inside of your dirty appliance with a paste made from water and baking soda. Let stand overnight. Then, don gloves and scour off that grime. Make spotless with a moist cloth.

    

DIY Drain Opener for Clogged Drains ~ Baking Soda and Boiling Water: Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into the problem drain, followed by 2 cups of boiling water. If that isn’t doing it for you, chase the baking soda with a 1/2 cup of vinegar and cover tightly, allowing the vigorous fizzing of the chemical reaction to break up the gunk. Then flush that with one gallon of boiling water.

Grapefruit/Salt Tub Scrub ~ Spray tub to get it wet. Sprinkle course salt in the tub, use a half of a grapefruit to scrub the salt around in the tub.  Rinse and enjoy!