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Jul
22

The Natural Lip Scrub

Got Dry, Chapped or Peeling Lips? Here’s a great Homemade Sugar Scrub recipe that would work on your lips! This nourishing natural lip scrub recipe contains ingredients which you can quite likely find in your kitchen! For a nice smelling lip balm, you could add in your favourite essential oils (optional). Why exfoliate your lips? It’s important to exfoliate your lips so that it will help to make the lipstick go on with a nice smooth and even texture. Exfoliating the top layer of the skin at least once a week can help to expose a new soft surface and hydrate the lips at the same time. Exfoliating can also help especially when we work and sleep in air-conditioned rooms where the skins tend to become drier when it’s cold. What are the Ingredients you’ll need?  1 tsp honey (Organic honey will be good to make this recipe even more natural)1 tsp oil (Olive preferred)2 tsp white or brown sugar Mix the honey, sugar and oil well with a wooden spoon to create a fine paste. Drop in the essential oil for added fragrance and healing properties. What are the directions for usage? With clean hands, pat the paste onto your lips and the skin around it and allow it to set for a few minutes. Gently massage in circular motions to remove dead skin cells before rinsing with lukewarm water. Pat dry with a clean towel. Apply a thin layer of olive oil or moisturizing lip balm. You could do this 1-2 times weekly for healthy looking lips! Keep in a small container and store in fridge for longer shelf life. Be careful not to make too much at one go as this recipe is all natural and contains no preservatives. However if you have made extra, then share the DIY goodies with your best gal pals!...
Jun
13

Making Lemon Ice Cubes – Time Saving Tips

I used to really love carbonated and sugary drinks, but I have now developed a liking for healthier choices i.e. Lemon with Water. I noticed that restaurants usually serve up iced water with a couple of lemon slices and sometimes with mint in a big jug. I adore the soury taste of lemon / lime etc. Recently, a friend of mine gave me the idea to make them in bulk by freezing little lemon ice cubes. I bet there are many other people doing this, but I thought it’ll be good to share. What you’ll need 1. Bag of lemons (I used 3 lemons bought from NTUC Fairprice, Singapore) 2. Juicer 3. Ice cube tray Method 1. Start by cutting the lemons into halves. 2. Squeeze them using the hand juicer. The pulps will be collected at the strainer portion of the Juicer. Squeezing the 3. Pour the lemon juice yielded of about a tablespoon’s worth in each ice cube compartment  Optional: I have added the pulps (after removing the lemon seeds) into each ice cube compartment. 5. Put the tray into the fridge and wait for it to freeze. Once the lemon ice cubes are frozen, you can pop them out. Run a little water on the bottoms to loosen the ‘cubes’ if you need to and pop them out of the tray. Store the frozen cubes in an ice cube tray/ freezer bag. That's the amount of pulps and juice you get from 3 lemons My tray of lemon juice and pulps Whenever you want a glass of water with lemon, just add 1 to 2  lemon cubes to your glass or pitcher.  As the ice melts, the lemon will flavour your water. You could try adding mint to the lemon too. Water is essential to life… so always keep hydrated. Share this goodness with your family and...

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