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Make your own homemade Vitamin C Face Toner

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Hello my beautifoodies friends, here I am ready to share with you the 3rd First Aid Tip to help you fade away acne scars, blemishes, red patches & dark spots. In my previous blog posts I shared with you: * how to prevent pimples and fade aways acne scars using essential oils and * how to make an Acne Scars & Rosacea Fade Away Serum Using Rose Hip & Ribes Nigrum Seed Oils, and today I’ll share with you how to make a homemade vitamin C face toner. Why Vitamin C? Well, vitamin C is extremely effective at lightening acne scars & promoting clean, clear and blemish-free skin. If you’ve been reading my blog for quite some time, you already know that I am a firm believer that our beauty starts from the inside out and that we must help our skin from the inside before starting to cure it on the outside. How can we do that? Fortunately, Vitamin C can be obtained from both plant and animals sources. The richest plant sources of ascorbic acid are fruit and vegetables. Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables may help you in healing acne scars from the inside out and in the same time it will … Continue reading

DIY Acne Scars & Rosacea Fade Away Serum Using Rose Hip & Ribes Nigrum Seed Oils

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Hello my beautifoodies friends, as promised I am back with the second series, Vegetable Oils First Aid in fading away acne scars, rosacea, red marks & dark spots using a homemade acne scars fade away serum. The two best known vegetable oils for their regenerating properties, the Black Currant oil (otherwise known as Ribes Nigrum Seed oil) and the Rose hip Seed oil (also known as Rosa Mosqueta oil), are great natural remedies to fade away acne scars. The Rose hip Seed Oil is extracted from the seeds of the Chilean Rose hip Rosa or Affinis Rosa Rubiginosa. It is a precious oil well-known for its regenerating & anti-aging properties, with remarkable results in improving the appearance of the skin as well as in preventing the damage of various pigmentations and wrinkles. It has excellent tissue regenerating properties, promoting tissue healing & helping reduce scars (acne scars as well as chirurgical scars). It contains a very high proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids that are important for the synthesis of prostaglandins, which are substances responsible for the renewal of the skin. Being a rich source of essential fatty acids, it promotes the cell regeneration, proving to be very beneficial to treat acne lesions, stretch marks and scars. If your scars are … Continue reading

Grow your Eyelashes & Eyebrows with a Homemade Serum!

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Longing for stronger & longer eyelashes and for thicker & styled eyebrows? Then you’re in the right place 😉 I shared  with my BeautyFoodies Friends last week the homemade eyelashes growth serum I use in order to help my eyelashes &  eyebrows grow stronger & longer using  natural ingredients only. If you wanna too, be the first to be advised on my new homemade remedies or to be always updated on my  beauty tips, make sure to join the fun,  by subscribing here. This formula is not as greasy as the classic homemade remedy which only incorporates castor oil, the most used & known oil for hair growth. You can use this homemade serum on both your eyelashes and eye brows as the pH of this product is 6, but you should check it on your own. All you’re gonna need are these 5 ingredients which will work in sinergy, although you can easily exclude the optional ones. Requested ingredients for 10g: 5g Castor oil – strengthens the eyelashes promoting the growth & discouraging breakage 3g Aloe vera gel – conditions, lengthens & softens the lashes, promoting hair growths too 1g Vitamin E (optional) –  powerful antioxidant, nourishes & conditions the eyelashes 0,5g Panthenol (Provitamin B5) (optional) – acts as a moisturizer & … Continue reading

Make your own moisturizing, all natural, lip gloss!

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Wouldn’t you love to be able to have an all natural alternative to commercial lip glosses? If you too, love to know what you are applying on your skin, then you’ll love these quick & easy lip gloss formulas. Lip gloss is meant to add sheer & color to your lips and it can be liquid or solid. The formulas I share with you in my youtube video tutorial are not only going to “dress” your lips but are also going to moisturize them and protect them from chapping. It’s so easy to tailor them to your personal taste that you won’t ever wanna buy another one. I share with you in my below video-tutorial which are the main ingredients you may need to create your own lip gloss and some of my favorite formulas. You may vary the ratio of the ingredients to obtain shiny, opalescent, glittery, metallic or simply transparent lip glosses. How do I color my lip gloss? It’s is important to remember that the colorants & the fragrances you may use in your lip products (lip balms or lip glosses) have to be lip-safe. We can’t just use any mineral make-up we may happen to have at … Continue reading

The Ultimate Homemade Anti-aging Eye Wrinkle Serum

Happy New 2014 my beautifoodies friends! It’s kind of late, I know, but better later than never, isn’t it so? 😉  Those of you who follow me on my Facebook page, on Twitter or Instagram already received my wishes for a happy, amazing, mind-blowing New Year and now I could finally send you my wishes personally in my below video-tutorial. As I’ve started the new year getting a year older (yeap, my birthday is on the 3rd of January) I’ve decided to dedicate the 1st 2014 video tutorial to an anti-age beauty tip launching also a series of short episodes on the vital vegetable oils that may beautify us inside & out. The evening primrose oil is one of my favorite oils for face care as it is delicate and the ultimate anti-wrinkle oil. It is also known for its soothing, softening and revitalizing properties which prevent skin aging. Evening primrose is a wild, bright yellow plant that blooms in the evening and closes up during the day, a plant native to eastern and central North America. The Evening Primrose oil, also known as oenothera biennis oil is extracted from the seeds of the Evening Primrose plant. This oil is best known … Continue reading

Sensual, Muscle Soothing & Destressing Homemade Massage Candle Recipes

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These homemade massage candles recipes are a blend of skin safe waxes, oils and essential oils that melt at a low temperature, perfect for a warm and soothing massage. If you love scented candles to relax in a cozy and romantic atmosphere make sure to use 100% natural candles. Most of the candles on the market are paraffin candles, made from paraffin wax and/or may have wick cores made with lead. Once burned, paraffin releases carcinogenic toxins such as benzene and toluene into the air, enhancing certain health problems, such as allergies or asthma. Other chemicals are added to make paraffin burn a little longer and look a little prettier. The choice is yours now that you are aware of their toxicity for your health. Why would you even consider spending money on products you’ll never be 100% sure of what they contain when it’s so easy and fun to do them yourself? You’ll be surprised by how amazingly easy these homemade massage candles are to craft. You can personalize them to your personal needs and scent them with the essential oils you most love. Making your own homemade massage candles you are sure you’re using only natural cotton wicks, unbleached and which contain no lead, … Continue reading

3 Easy & Quick Homemade Christmas Air Fresheners

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If you want to do something to add a festive & special look to your home and create the wonderful Christmas holiday atmosphere these 3 easy and quick homemade Christmas air fresheners are the ideal solution. It will require you a minimum of time and effort and you’ll get a Christmas atmosphere without spending lots of money. Of course, you may buy one of these 3 solutions, but let’s not forget that most of the air fresheners out there on the market are full of nocive chemicals, whether it’s a candle or an air freshener spray. Especially paraffin candles are petroleum-based, and have been found to release toxic chemicals when burned, enhancing certain health problems, such as allergies or asthma. Make your home smell of the lovely scents of the winter holidays, any of these 3 homemade alternatives are the ideal air freshener whether you are having a holiday party, or you just want to get in the holiday spirit 😉 If you want your holiday guests to relax and enjoy themselves, don’t think twice and give these non toxic, all natural air fresheners a try.. The easiest & quickest air freshener consists in simply decorating, studding oranges or any other fruit of your choice with cloves. Not … Continue reading

Delightful Homemade Natural Solid Lotion Bars

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We’re in late November, and in less than 30 days Christmas is here. Well, in my opinion, it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas presents. If you’re looking for a Christmas gift to make, these easy to do & delightful homemade natural solid lotion bars will demonstrate your beloved ones they come straight from your heart. You may find similar solid lotion bars in the fancy bath & body stors, but usually they are quite pricey to buy. Making your own presents 
shows care, consideration and creativity, all of which are important when it comes to gift giving. And last but not least, there’s nothing as thoughtful as a Christmas gift made with your own two hands. The great thing is that you can personalize every single one of them, making it the color you wish, with as many layers you wish, the scent your beloved ones love and the exfoliating effect you’re looking for and you’re also saving money!!! You’ll find in my video tutorial 2 versions: 1 without wax ( if your winter is cold, you won’t run the risk your lotion bars will melt ) and another one with wax for those of you who have warm and gentle winters. … Continue reading

DIY: Make Your Own Foaming Facial Cleanser

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Making your own foaming facial cleanser is easy and a lot cheaper than the commercial cleansers. DIY foaming facial cleansers do not contain chemical additives and aggressive preservatives which are necessary in conventional products and which usually dry and irritate skin because of the harsh ingredients. The other day I woke up and found out that I had run out of my most favorite cleanser for the past 3 years, the most natural and gentle I’ve ever tried, not to count how much money it helped me save.Curious to know what I’m talking about? Take a look at the best natural cleanser you may find in your kitchen too 😉 Anyway, I had to come up with something and I got inspired by a recipe I had read months ago on an italian forum, called “L’angolo di Lola”. If you’re a lazy face washer you’re gonna love this quick natural alternative. How to make a homemade foaming facial cleanser? Well, making a homemade foaming cleanser it’s easy and does not require you too many ingredients, but the thing I most like about making homemade cosmetics it’s to be able to personalize them to my personal needs. In the video tutorial below I share … Continue reading

DIY Lip Scrubs, Parabens free, for Smooth and Kissable lips

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I thought it was high time, as seen that autumn is almost here, I shared with you some easy and yummy lip scrubs, skin safe and totally free from parabens, mineral oils and other chemical stuff that most of the commercial lip scrubs and balms contain. If you’ve already read the “About me” page, you probably already know that I encourage you to stop poisoning yourself with all the chemicals, silicons, parabens & preservatives most of the conventional cosmetics contain and to learn how to read the labels in order to become an aware and empowered consumer. To my full disappointment, I still see on the internet and on youtube DIYs containing pure petroleum jelly or vaseline,  a fossil fuel product that you are “advised” to apply on your lips and skin! :/ What?!? Well, if you did  not know, petroleum jelly or vaseline is not really a skin moisturizer. It only acts as a barrier when applied on the skin reinforcing the moisture that is already present in the skin by trapping it within. Did you know that The European Union’s Dangerous Substances Directive (UNECE 2004) lists petrolatum as a “probable human carcinogen” and is banned for all personal care … Continue reading