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Coconut Oil Night Cream

Summer is just days away and if you have skin like mine then you are probably always looking for a face cream that will help with dry skin.

A friend of mine back home in good ol’ Venice Beach is always coming up with new recipes for DIY skin care and I am always the first person to jump at trying new products.

Try this  DYI Coconut Oil Night Cream and you will see a difference with your skin in just a few days!









Items needed:

1 egg
1/4 cup organic sesame oil
1/4 cup organic sunflower oil
1 tablespoon liquid lecithin
1 tablespoon fresh organic lemon juice
1/2 cup organic coconut oil


Put the egg and sesame oil together in a blender and blend at a low speed. As it is blending put in the organic flower, lemon juice and lecithin slowly until it is well mixed. Add your organic coconut oil gradually to make a thick paste. Store the prepared cream in a refrigerator for one hour and repeat the blending process at a low speed.

Use this organic face cream on the face and neck before going to bed. Store the cream in a jar in a refrigerator with a few drops of Vitamin E, and it can last for up to 2 weeks.


 xoxo Mel

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DIY Acne Spot Treatment

Makeover Monday!

DIY Acne Spot Treatment Recipe #1: Baking Soda & Lemon Juice

This is probably my all time favorite because it’s affordable, easy-to-make and you can actually feel it working unlike most home remedies.

You just need the following:

1 Fresh Lemon

The alpha hydroxy acid found in most citrus-based fruits including lemons, acts as a natural antibacterial. Once the conditions are right for bacteria to breed, they’re extremely hard to remove. Lemon juice is one of the only easy-to-get ingredients that has the ability to naturally destroy acne causing bacteria.

1 Tablespoon Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great ingredient for DIY microdermabrasion, due to its ability to rapidly exfoliate micro-particles from your skin. It’s one of the most affordable ways of exfoliating your skin, something we’re in desperate need of when signs of acne start to surface.

Making The Spot Treatment

Just follow these simple steps for making and applying this spot treatment:

Step One: Take your tablespoon of baking soda and mix it in a bowl with 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Stir using a spoon and you should start to notice it froth a little before calming down into a paste.

Step Two: Apply directly to the problem areas and rub in a circular motion for about a minute. Leave on for about 20 minutes or better yet overnight for maximum results.

DIY Acne Spot Treatment Recipe #2: Coconut Oil & Turmeric

Okay so you probably don’t have any coconut oil or turmeric in your pantry. If you do then great! If not, this will be a one time investment because both of them will last for a long time.

The first spot treatment was more for those with combination skin like myself, whereas this one is better suited for those with drier than normal skin.

Coconut Oil

Have you ever heard the old saying that “like attracts like”? Well in this case the coconut oil we’re using will help attract the unwanted sebum oil that caused the initial blockage. What we’re actually doing is using one oil to wash away another.

By removing a large amount of the sebum oil naturally produced in our skin, we can help free up any blockages that lead to the initial acne breakout.


This ingredient has a whole host of benefits including being an natural antibacterial, soothing agent and even an anti-inflammatory. Just like the alpha hydroxy acid in the first spot treatment recipe, the turmeric in this one will help to kill any unwanted acne causing bacteria.

Making The Spot Treatment

Again this is a really simple recipe to make, just two steps:

Step One: In a bowl, mix 1/2 tsp of turmeric with 1/2 tsp of coconut oil. Just stir until the mixture looks nice and even.

Step Two: Using your ‘clean’ fingers, apply the treatment directly to your problem areas about 20 minutes before going to bed. Rub in gently in a circular motion.

Step Three: After waking up in the morning, rinse off your face with warm water.

Things To Think About

Although you should notice a major difference after just one treatment of both of these, it will most likely take 2-3 days for your spots to fully heal.

The earlier you apply both of these remedies, the faster the results will be.

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A Little Red, White & Blue Project

Necessary Supplies:

One sweet little hand


A really cute chubby little foot


White paper, a paintbrush, and  blue & red paint


Finished product


You can put this masterpiece on display

at your Memorial Day/4th of July/Labor Day Party

Another option is to take a photo of the finished project and upload it into your computer. 

You can resize the photo and make cards for your family and friends.

Let me know if you do this project.  I would love to see your photos!!!

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