DIY All Natural Sunscreen

I LOVE Wellnessmama.com!  Today, I made her Natural Homemade Sunscreen.  It was super easy and cost WAY less than the $11 I paid for 3oz of a high end all natural version.  I went basic and did an olive oil, coconut oil and beeswax base then added the powdered zinc.  Working with the zinc was a little scary but just be careful and it will be fine.  I also bought these adorable little cups to keep it in.  It smells wonderful, like the tropics, cant wait to try it out!

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DIY Miracle Healing Salve

I happened to come across this DIY Miracle Healing Salve from Backdoor Survival.  Having dealt with Eczema and very very dry skin my entire life, I am willing to give any sort of cream or lotion a try.  Let me tell you, it actually WORKS!  3 weeks of apply this at night to my heals and they are softer and healing, no more dry, cracked and bleeding skin. It has so many uses and really is amazing stuff.  Give it a try and let me know how it comes out.

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DIY All Natural Homemade Bug Spray

I am a mosquito magnet!  There is just something about me I guess, maybe my blood, or skin, or smell. Whatever it is, they flock to me like crazy.  I also tend to get HUGE welts that itch and last for days.  Most bug sprays are nasty and contain very harmful chemicals.  The all natural versions are expensive and some don’t really even work that well.

So what is a mosquito buffet to do?  Make it myself.

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There are so many bug spray recipes all over the internet.  It was hard to narrow down what would work best, but I think I found a pretty good mixture.

DIY All Natural Homemade Bug Spray

Equal parts Castor Oil and Filtered Water
10-15 drops of each of  any combination of Essential Oil
Lemon Eucalyptus, Citronella, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender or Geranium

1. Fill spray bottle 3/4 of the way full with Oil and Water
2. Add Essential Oil
3. Shake VERY well before each application
4. Apply to exposed skin, be careful not to soak clothing, the oils may stain if used in excess

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How do you repel those little blood suckers?

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