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Making you own makeup sounds daunting, but if you want a simple natural look, why not try a few of these delicious recipes? You can use your home made or bought essential oils as well.


Beeswax is so useful for so many things, and it makes a great solid perfume that you can take with you so you can refresh your signature flower scent any time.

Melt one quarter cup of beeswax over hot water. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and allow to cool. Put a small amount in a pretty cream container or pillbox and keep the rest in the fridge.

To make it more interesting, try a blend of oils to create your own signature perfume – like roses and violets, freesias and lily of the valley.


To fill a spray bottle with your signature scent, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to a mixture of equal parts witch hazel and glycerin. Shake well and keep in the fridge for a refreshing spritzer.


Carry your signature perfume over to your clothes and lingerie. Mix a cup each of lavender buds and rose petals with a quarter cup of orris root powder (available from craft shops) and use to fill small muslin or cotton sachets. Store them in your lingerie drawer or hang from coat hangers to keep a beautiful fragrance around you all day.


The most basic lip gloss recipe of all is simple Vaseline. To this base you can add a variety of ingredients, or you can start from scratch and make your own.

Melt a tablespoon of beeswax by placing in a clean glass jar and placing it in hot water until it is soft. Add a tablespoon of Almond oil and mix thoroughly with a small wooden spatula.

That’s it! Now you can begin to create your customized lip gloss…

  • Want your lips to taste fresh and minty? Add just a couple of drops of peppermint oil.
  • Want your lips to taste romantic and perfumed? Add rose, jasmine or other flower oil to your liking.
  • Want your lip gloss to have color and fruity favor? Add the juice of mulberries or blueberries, enough to create the amount of color you desire.
  • Want your lip gloss to soften dry lips? Break open a Vitamin E oil capsule and tip in the contents.
  • Want your lip gloss to cure cold sores? Infuse a cup of Lemon Balm (Melissa) leaves in enough Almond oil to cover the leaves and put in in a warm dry place for at least five days. Strain the oil, add a few capsules of Vitamin E oil. Add a teaspoon of the oil to your basic lip gloss.

Keep your finished lip gloss and your Melissa Oil in the fridge. They won’t last forever so just make small amounts as you need them, and if they get left out and smell rancid, make a fresh batch.

But you can take your lip balm with you on dates, just put a small amount in a pretty little pill box.


If you love the look of glitter make-up, it is easy to make your own using the basic lip gloss recipe. Add the contents of about six Vitamin E oil capsules as well, so that it will be good for your skin.

Melt one quarter of a cup of beeswax in a large clean jar over hot water. Add one quarter cup of almond oil and mix well. As the mixture cools, add in glitter of your choice…tiny sparkles, stars, moons…

You can tint the mixture with blueberry or mulberry juice, and add fragrance with the essential oil of your choice. Keep it in the fridge and use as required.

The most exciting thing about making your own fragrance and make up is its uniqueness. Soon you’ll be turning heads with your own special, indefinable brand of beauty!

More to read: A Lip Smackin’ Lip Balm!

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5 Super Simple Beauty Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

Are you looking for easy ways to improve your looks without making constant trips to the hair salon or spending an inordinate amount of time in your manicurist’s chair? Integrating beauty hacks into your life is a great way to spend less time on your looks while still improving the way you feel about yourself and your appearance. Try the following five beauty hacks to see which ones will make you wish you had learned about them sooner.

  • Add petroleum jelly to your eyelashes at night. Petroleum jelly not only conditions your eyelashes, it might even help them grow longer. Be sure to place a towel over your pillow or wear an eye mask before retiring for the night.

  • Petroleum jelly is also terrific for preventing nail polish stains on your fingers. Dab petroleum jelly around the outskirts of your fingernail prior to applying nail polish (a cotton swab works great). Make sure you buff your nail clean just in case any of the petroleum jelly ended up on your nail. You’ll never have to worry about nail polish stains on your skin again once you start using this easy beauty hack.

  • If you’re noticing shampoo or conditioner build-up on your hair, try rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar (be sure to rinse with water afterwards). While the smell isn’t pleasant, apple cider vinegar can help to remove excess product build-up from your hair.

  • Drinking plenty of water can help prevent acne breakouts. If you notice a pimple or two starting to blossom on your skin, increase your water intake. Not only is water good for your skin, it helps you flush toxins out of your body at the same time.

  • Coconut oil is awesome for your cuticles and fingernails. If your fingernails are splitting and cracking, it might be time to start massaging coconut oil onto your nails on a regular basis.

Beauty hacks are a terrific way to improve your looks without spending hours at the cosmetic counter. Simple tweaks can help you feel better about yourself and make your beauty routine easier to complete too. Will you be incorporating any of these beauty hacks into your life?

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