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DIY MILKY FIZZY DETOX BATH SALT TO KICK START 2017

Want to start 2017 with a bang? Well if you are like the rest of us, you are probably in the process of setting new intentions for the coming year. Why not complement that new goal setting process with a body detox regimen to get a great start! DIY NEW YEAR FIZZY BATH SALT VIDEO

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This is a great DIY project with commonly used items found in your home.
Ingredients:
1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup of whole powder milk ( for vegan friendly recipe substitute with almond or Coconut milk at the time of bath)
1/2 teaspoons of Vitamin E
1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
1/2 of cup of Sea or Epson Salt are optional
A few drops of your favorite essential oil is also optional. You can garnish this blend with you favorite florals, herbs, or spice. We have chosen chamomile to ornament our salt.
Note: skin test is recommended. Please take the necessary safety precautions when using citric acid.

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Pour all your dry ingredients. Please review the ingredient list. You may want to add some of the optional items for an extra bang on your salt!

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Mix all your dry ingredients. Then add your oils. Make sure to mix well together. If your are a vegan substitute the whole power milk with a cup of almond or coconut milk at the time of your bath. You can also add a 1/2 cup of Sea or Epson salt to your bath. This is great to detox and the combination of baking soda and Epson salt promotes circulation. Please consult your doctor if you have a heart condition. This is a special treat, so we recommend that you do this no more than once a month at the most.

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Label your new creation. You can use it in your next bath ritual. We recommend for you to soak for 30 to 45 minutes with a good read and melt your worries away as your body is being relieved of all its impurities. As a second option you can add this fizzy salt to the water while getting a pedicure. This is a good alternative if you are not a bath taking kind of person.  Enjoy!!  Happy 2017…

BATH THERAPY THAT REJUVENATES

Bath therapy has been around since ancient times. Also used for healing, rejuvenating, and cleansing rituals at times.

Did you know that taking Carbon Dioxide (CO₂) baths can dramatically reduce the signs of aging?  Ahhh…!  I got your attention.  Well, let me explain.  Bicarbonate (HCO3) mixed with Citric Acid will produce CO₂ gas.  Bath bombs can also be known as CO₂ bath products.  These baths will change your PH levels to less acidic and more alkaline increasing oxygen levels.  Carbon Dioxide protects against tissue damage.  Increase levels of CO₂ allow more oxygen to be released into the blood vessels increasing oxygen into the skin restoring the skin to a natural state by activating cell metabolism.  CO₂ will revitalize, rejuvenate, brighten, and firm the skin making radiant in addition to soothing the skin.  CO₂ is the gas that we exhale as waste when we brethe, the same gas that plants need to live.   We all need CO₂ to live.

The adsorption of CO₂ gas through the skin will expand the blood vessels increasing blood flow as a result helping poor circulation also serving as a muscle relaxer.  CO₂ water bathing helps reduce pulse and high blood pressure, bed sores, gangrene, foot fungus, eczema, and fatigue just to name a few benefits.

Fresh Cookie Fizzy Salt

These fizzy balls and salts are designed to detox, exfoliate, moisturize, and smooth the skin.  It Epson salt, essential oils, and botanical content helps as a muscle relaxer releasing aches and pain as well as stress.  The natural oils are designed as an aromatherapy agent with many additional medicinal benefits.  The mineral salt content peels aged layers of the skin removing dead cells.  For better results the use of a loofah is recommended to properly remove dead skin.  CO₂ comes from living energy and it goes back into creating energy.

Just be mindful that too much or too little of anything is not good.  CO₂ is ok when found in normal levels in the blood.  Increase or lower levels of CO₂ can result in medical complications.  Lower than normal levels can hinder the ability to produce oxygen.  Please consult your doctors if you want your bicarbonate blood levels to be assessed.

Note:  We don’t recommend the use of bath bombs or salt infused baths for pregnant women or lactating mothers. Please consult your physician.  The information gathered in this post is not to substitute any prescriptions provided by a licensed medical professional.  Hope you enjoy our post today if you looking for information on natural, organic bath bombs please visit our website at www.skincandyspa.com

We always like to give a little something to our readers.  Here you have an easy bath bomb recipe for you.

Treat yourself today, make it a spa day!!

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • ½ cup of citric acid
  • ½ cup of corn starch
  • ½ cup of Epson salt (you can substitute for ¼ cup of mineral salt and ¼ of Epson salt)
  • 2 tbsp. of carrier oil coconut oil
  • 2 drop of natural food coloring (for a vegan friendly recipe you can use fruits or veggies as a natural colorant like beats, strawberries, or greens)
  • 6 drops of essential oils (100% natural your choice, lavender, rosemary, peppermint etc.)
  • 2 drops of vitamin E (optional natural preservative)
  • ½ tbsp. of water to moist

Mix all dry ingredients.  In a separate container mix all wet ingredients including the food coloring.  Then add all the wet ingredients to dry mixture and mix well.  Make sure you have the color desired for a more intense color just add more food coloring.  Please note if made a natural food coloring that is water base, it’ll active the citric acid if you add too much water.  A half of table spoon of water/coloring should be sufficient to damp the mixture; you don’t want to cause a fizzy relation.  If the mixture is too moist is will activate and continue to expand.  Get any plastic or silicon mold and compact the mixture firmly and leave it to dry.  I recommend drying for 24 hrs. for easier removal.

Hope you enjoy this post.  Please share your bath bombs experiences with us.  We want to here from you.

Blessings!

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Get Your Skin Ready For Fall

Hello everyone, it has been a while since I communicated.  Now I’m back after a long summer break.  Summer a great time to kick back, relax, and have fun.  Now with the wonderful activities that came with summer, other things that are not so good for us followed with the territory.  Things like, extreme sun exposure, resulting in aging skin, sun spots, and sun damage just to name a few. In some extreme cases you can increase the risk of getting skin cancer.  We hope that you were diligent with your skin care routine this summer and provided much protection from the sun.  While the sun rays felt good we don’t what for your next seasons to be consumed by spending time and money in expensive skin repair products.

We want to stay hopeful that over exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays didn’t damage many elastin fibers and collagen tissue found in the skin.  Otherwise, we would have a serious case of lose, saggy, and stretched skin.  Don’t be alarm! We will show you natural ways to restore your skin to a healthy state using natural, organic ingredients to nurse it back to health. I say, “It is now time to get your skin ready for fall!”

sugar scrubs

Ingredients (4.o oz. container)

  • 4 spoons of organic cane sugar (you can substitute for any brown sugar of your choice)
  • 2 spoons of natural oatmeal (You can grind for a finer consistency)
  • 2 spoons of raw honey (not pasteurized)
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet almond oil
  • 2 drops of vitamin E (natural preservative)

Mix all ingredients together and store in a glass container.  The vitamin E serves as a natural preservative expanding its shelf life.  This particular scrub even though is composed of natural ingredients has a long shelf life.  You can store for up to three months.  Also know that sweet almond oil is infused with vitamin E.  This is a double dosage of vitamin E great for your skin. Yay!!

Special note if you are not sure if you are allergic to any of the natural products listed in this DIY sugar scrub a skin test is highly recommended before use.  Just place a small amount on the side of your hand and rub gently leave for a few minutes and rise with water.  If no allergic reaction is detected that proceed to use.  To apply rise your face and body with warm water to open the pores.  Exfoliate your face and body with the scrub by rubbing the blend in circular motion on your skin let sit for a few minutes. Then rise with warm water to remove all dead skin a luffa sponge is recommended for the body but not necessary.  Once everything has been removed, you can rise with cold water to close the pores.  Do not follow with soap or any other cleansing agents.  Let the natural ingredients do what they are meant to do.  Restore the skin!

Today I have chosen a homemade scrub to nourish your skin from your summer blues.  Restoring its natural glow and addressing other things like skin discoloration maybe caused by overexposure to the sun or other tanning alternative like indoor tanning and tanning products which are also harmful to the skin.

This honey and oatmeal blend will be your skin saver.  This bad boy is infused with natural organic cane sugar, great to exfoliate and remove dead skin. This treatment is composed of raw honey a natural antibiotic, antioxidant good to treat acne, wrinkles, and aging skin.  Honey serves as a humectant which attracts and retrains moisture creating a smooth glow to your skin.  Natural oats or oatmeal is the perfect ingredient for sensitive skin. This ingredient is also known as bleaching agent which will soothe the skin and diminish dark spots.  Sweet Almond oil infused vitamin E smooth and mild carrier oil that easily penetrates the skin, carrying the medicinal properties for all the other ingredients into your pores nourishing your skin in an instant.  Vitamin E reduces the appearance of wrinkles leaving you looking youthful at any age.  This is good natural stuff!!  Take a trip to your pantry today and make it a spa day!!  If it’s good enough to eat, then it is perfect for your skin!

If you are looking for other natural products please visit our website at: http://www.skincandyspa.com.  We carry our Honey Bee handcrafted soap, and scrub perfect for daily use with the same medicinal properties listed as this DIY sugar scrub.  Our Honey Bee bath bombs are also available as a special treat.  Visit our site today for more information.

Remember your natural is always beautiful at any age!!

Blessings!

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The Wonders of Repurposing Coffee Grounds

A cup of java a day keeps me sane and now you will see why you need to add it to your skincare routine every day.  So start recycling your coffee ground for added skin benefits.  I knew there was something special about coffee.  Here it is!!  You can use it for many beauty tips such as to exfoliate your skin, it can reduce puffiness under your eyes, and reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Caffeine, when applied topically to the skin, constricts the blood vessels under the skin and helps reduce swelling.  In my research I found that coffee is loaded with antioxidants, which can prevent premature skin aging.  What???  I’m increasing my daily dosage.  Do note, too much of anything is not good, so please use this skincare regime in moderation.

Coffee is known to:

  • Reduce Eye Puffiness
  • Exfoliates the Skin
  • Tightens the Skin
  • Brightens the Skin

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Our gift for you today, a coffee handmade recipe so you can too start re-purposing your coffee…

  1. ½ Cup ground caffeinated coffee
  2. ¼ Cup Raw honey
  3. 3 Table spoons of Sweet Almond Oil

Mix all ingredients the sweet almond oil is infused with vitamin E which act as a preservative adding shelve life to your scrub.  Keep at room temperature in a sealed glass jar.  Apply this mud of goodness topically to dry areas on your body and gently rub in circular motion exfoliating the skin.  Let it sit for two to three minutes and then rise, is recommended to cover your drain with mesh to avoid clogging the drain.

If you are looking for coffee made products for your skincare routine you can visit our website at: www.skincandyspa.com we carry two coffee blends: Coffee Rub and Vanilla Latte.  We have handcrafted soaps and scrubs for both blends.

Hope you enjoy this post.  Please leave your comments or suggestions.  Be blessed!!