Monday, September 10, 2012

Plan A Weekend of Beauty with DIY Products

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Your bridesmaids have helped you do everything from choosing your dress to helping with DIY favors and decorating for your wedding, now it's time to pamper them a little. Can't afford a full day at the spa for them all? Not to worry, I have your answer! I admit, I found the answer on Pinterest... where you can find ANYTHING!
After I found this strawberry peppermint foot scrub on Pinterest, I tracked it down to Erika Katz's book and web site--wow! pretty isn't it? And the best part? Not only does it look and smell good, it works!
Why not make some as a pre-wedding gift for your bridesmaids--just a kind of tiny thank you for all their help. Either that or get together for a 'girls only' weekend. In the middle of all the pre-wedding insanity a day of pampering will make you all feel better. And you know what they say, if your feet feel good, you feel good!
Erika Katz, the author of Bonding Over Beauty,(and a web site of the same name) has some great recipes on her web site that you can have fun making and using as a group for a girls weekend of beauty. You can also find face masks, body scrubs and a variety of other DIY recipes on the Bonding Over Beauty site.
Keep in mind that these won't last forever, so make them and use them up, the DIY beauty recipes will tell you how long they will last.
Here's Erika's recipe for Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub
Strawberry Peppermint Foot Scrub
§ 2 cups pureed strawberries
§ 1 tablespoon of olive oil
§ 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
§ 2 tablespoons of granulated white sugar
§ 4 drops peppermint essential oil
To Make:
Mix all the ingredients well and put into a pretty jar. It’s great to use strawberries in this recipe because they are rich in salicylic acid which helps dead skin shed more easily. The sugar granules also help to exfoliate skin but are super gentle on delicate skin. You can also keep this recipe in the fridge for up to one week.
To use your scrub, simply rub your feet gently in a circular motion, rinse with warm water, and enjoy the results!

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