DIY: Beach Wave Salt Spray

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Although you may not live near the beach, your hair can easily look like you’ve been playing in the waves with this homemade salt spray. This easy spray will help give you those perfect beach waves (without all the sand and greasy sunscreen) to help recreate your best hair days at the beach with loose, carefree curls.

Ingredients:
8-ounce spray bottle
1 cup hot water
2 tablespoons Epsom salt
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon doTERRA Healthy Hold Glaze
1/2 teaspoon Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops Rosemary essential oil
5 drops Lemon essential oil

Note: Lemon oil is photosensitive and may lighten your hair if exposed to sun. Feel free to omit if desired.

Directions:
    1.    In a spray bottle, add doTERRA Healthy Hold Glaze and salts.
    2.    Add Fractionated Coconut oil and essential oils. Top with water and shake.
    3.    To use, spray generously on hair while scrunching with hands. Let dry.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
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6 On-the-Go Makeup Essentials

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If you’re anything like us, you would need rolling luggage to carry all of your makeup with you on-the-go. Instead of playing the constant traveler, try paring your makeup bag down to these six essential items:

Powder Foundation + Travel Brush: Powder foundation (like PurePressed Base or Amazing Base) is extremely versatile and can be used as a foundation, concealer or even finishing powder. Ours even contain SPF to protect from the sun. Keep the inside of your bag clean by bringing a travel foundation brush that’s either retractable or can be filled with the loose powder.

Cream Blush: A cream blush stick makes reapplication easy. You can apply it with your finger, so there’s no need for a blush brush!

One or Two Lip Products: We know how easy it is to carry a collection of lip products for every occasion, but that can weigh down your bag. Lighten the load by only bringing the lipstick or lip gloss used in your makeup look that day, and swap out the products each day or so.

Liquid Eye Shadow: If you usually touch up your eye shadow midday, toss a creamy, liquid eye shadow in your bag. Use the built-in brush for easy application and to cut down on the number of brushes you have to carry.

Brown Eyeliner: A brown eye pencil can be used in a number of different ways. Apply it over your current eyeliner (black or brown) to touch up your look after a long day work or use it as an eyebrow pencil to define your brows before you go out.

Want to know what Jane carries in her tote? Here are the products she always has in her bag during the summer:

Refill-Me Refillable Loose Powder Brush filled with Amazing Matte Loose Finish Powder
Clarity In Touch Cream Blush
Champagne Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow
Nectar PureGloss Lip Gloss
Terra Cotta Lip Pencil

This post was written by Chelsea Simmons from the Jane Iredale Makeup Blog

You can find their blog here

DIY: After Sun Soothing Spray

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with Lavender, Melaleuca, and Peppermint Essential Oil

Sun exposure is good, but too much of it can cause irritation. Next time you deal with discomfort from too much sun, try this after-sun soothing spray with essential oils.

Ingredients:
16-ounce glass spray bottle
1 cup aloe vera juice
1/4 cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E
8 drops Lavender essential oil
8 drops Melaleuca essential oil
8 drops Peppermint essential oil

Note: You can  find Aloe Vera Juice at your local health food store.

Directions:
    1.    Combine all ingredients in glass spray bottle.
    2.    Shake to combine.
Tip: Shake before each use to incorporate all ingredients. Spray onto skin as needed and enjoy its soothing benefits.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

5 Products for Beach-ready Makeup

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When you’re heading to the shore, it’s important to have makeup that is versatile and fits in beach bag. You want to look natural, as if you aren’t wearing any makeup, but still feel confident that you look your best. For an effortless no makeup, makeup look, all you need is five products, a couple of brushes/tools and your fingers:

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Mineral Foundation
(Alternate Uses: Concealer and SPF)
Great mineral foundations, like our PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, can be used as both a foundation and a concealer. It also contains broad spectrum SPF to protect you from harmful UV rays and is water resistant for up to 40 minutes!

Peach Eye Shadow & Cream Eye Shadow
(Alternate Uses: Highlighter, Blush and Lip Color)
Select a peach and a cream eye shadow with a little shimmer (we suggest our PurePressed Eye Shadow in Peach Sherbet and Cream). You can use the two colors in multiple ways; in addition to adding color to your eye lids, they quadruple as a highlighter, blush and lip color!.

Pencil Eyeliner
(Alternate Use: Brow Pencil)
A natural brown eyeliner, like our Basic Brown Eye Pencil, is great for lining your eyes, but if you’re a brunette, you could also get away with using it as an eyebrow pencil. If you have lighter hair, we recommend using a lighter colored eyeliner, like taupe.

 Lip Balm
(Alternate Use: SPF)
Lip Balm is the best finishing touch to any look. It moisturizes your lips for a supple pout, and if you use our LipDrink Lip Balm with SPF 15, you also get the added bonus of sun protection!

Follow the below steps to learn how to get the perfect, natural beach makeup look in 10 easy steps:

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  1. First, use your Retractable Handi Brush to apply your foundation.
  2. Then, use a Flocked Sponge to layer foundation over any areas that may need a little extra concealing.
  3. Using your ring finger apply the cream eye shadow to the lid of your eye and as a highlighter on your brow bone.
  4. Next, use your finger again to apply the peach shade to the outer corners of your eyes and into the crease.
  5. Starting from the inner corner of your eye and working your way out to a slight wing, line your upper lash line with your Brown Eye Pencil.
  6. Also, use the eye pencil to define your brows by filling in your eyebrows using small, hair-like strokes.
  7. With your index and middle finger, lightly swipe the cream eye shadow on your cheek bone as a highlighter.
  8. Then, with the same two fingers, apply the peach shade to the apples of your cheek with light strokes.
  9. Dab the peach shade onto your lips using your middle finger for a soft pop of color.
  10. Finish your look with a swipe of lip balm on your lips.

This post was written by Chelsea Simmons from the Jane Iredale Makeup Blog

You can find their blog here

 

 

 

DIY: Bronzing Lotion Stick

bronzerLooking for a way to get the summertime glow without all the damage? These bronzing lotion sticks are the answer! These lotion sticks provide extreme moisture for dry winter skin and add a beautiful sun-kissed glow without the rays of the sun. Similar to our Moisturizing Lotion Bars, these lotion sticks melt with the heat of your skin and are mess-free when stored in this convenient container.

Ingredients:
1/3 cup beeswax
1/4 cup shea butter
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
1 teaspoon Vitamin E
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, for bronzer (you could also use 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder)
20 drops of your favorite essential oil

This recipe makes approximately 4 ounces of lotions.

Directions:
1. Add beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, grapeseed oil, and Vitamin E to glass jar and place in saucepan with 1-1.5 inches of boiling water.
2. Stir ingredients until combined (around 5-10 minutes).
3. Once melted, remove from heat and let rest 3 minutes.
4. Add essential oil and stir. Pour into container
5. For bronzing lotion stick, go to next steps.
6. For a bronzing effect, add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and stir until combined.
7. Pour into container. Let cool 1-2 hours before use.
Note: Use a popsicle stick for easy cleanup.

This post was written by the Doterra Blog.
You can find their blog here

 

6 Ways You Can Use Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm Everywhere

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What’s on your summertime hit list this year? Relaxing beach days, check. Fierce hiking trails, check. Loads of swimming, check. Unfortunately, the very outdoor activities that make your summer amazing (and you healthy!), also ravage your skin throughout the season. Salt water dries the skin, UV rays attack your face and body, and the wind chaps your complexion. You better be ready for summer – because this season truly makes your face, body – even your hair – a complete wreck.

Introducing our new Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm – your new weapon in the fight against the elements and a part of our Repair & Protect Collection. This all-season “miracle” balm has a buttery texture that sinks moisture deep into the skin. Ultra-rich, the cream relieves all the essential spots that are especially rough and dry from environmental exposure this summer. Soothe your skin and let this super balm repair your dry complexion.

Need some inspiration for using this miracle product? These are the top 6 spots on your body that can be treated by the Repair Balm:

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1. POST-SUN DRY SKIN
Enjoyed a little too much sun? Soothe your dry, after-sun skin at the end of the day.
2. DULL HAIR ENDS
Not just for skin, we find that the Repair Balm also moisturizes dry hair ends.
3. RAGGED, DRY CUTICLES
We may not be able to save the cute manicure destroyed by the beach but the Repair Balm fully restores dry cuticles.
4. ROUGH ELBOWS
Spot treatment with the Repair Balm beautifies those rough, dry elbows – just in time for your arm-baring summer wardrobe.
5. DRY KNEES
Show off sleek, polished legs. Soften dry knees by rubbing in a layer of the Repair Balm regularly throughout the summer.
6. DRY, FLAKY HEELS
Don’t let your summer sandals reveal dry, flaky heels! Pretty up your feet by applying a generous dab of Repair Balm.

Where do you need to use the Rosehip & Lemongrass Repair Balm this summer? Let us know in the comments below.

This post was written by Karen Young Chester from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here