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Pure Pampering, DIY Style

Pure Pampering, DIY Style

Between the failing economy and everything I know about the hazardous chemicals found in most beauty products, I’m thinking it’s time to start using some of the great DIY formulas from our Care2 archives. Let’s just hope my lack of cooking skills don’t turn out to be a liability.

I’m going to start out with something easy, like these Easy Bath-Bags (see, the word “easy” is right there in the title!) Simple, and they make good gifts–which is awesome because the holidays are coming and I like to plan ahead.

I am also intrigued by these Spicy Lemon Clove Soapy Salts that promise to soften, cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize. Then there’s these Lavender Soap Balls that sound heavenly.

There’s even a recipe for a Solstice Bath and Body Blend–a simple essential oil formula rumored to help lift your spirits and help you feel more balanced. Now that sounds like the gift that keeps on giving!

Looks like I am going to need to invest in some essential oils, but apparently they last practically forever. Luckily, on Care2 there are literally thousands of other uses for them.

Well! This could turn out to be a busy November. Maybe I should pace myself. But whichever of these projects I decide to tackle will be totally worth it. I’ll be creating some 100 percent pure and lovely, handmade treats for myself and the people I love–no parabens, synthetic fragrance, petroleum-based oils, formaldehyde or sodium laurel sulphate.

Not to mention, I’ll be saving money and the planet at the same time. DIY never sounded so good.

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Jana Ballinger

Jana Ballinger has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and copy editor for daily newspapers. She lives in a vintage house in Northern California with her husband and an orange cat.


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9:55PM PDT on Oct 16, 2012


8:08AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

Interesting and noted

6:05AM PDT on Aug 13, 2012


8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Well past member, we really do not need spam on the comment page do we?
Sounds delightful, pampering is needed on occasion and does help stress and the fast pace of daily living!

11:56AM PDT on May 31, 2012

Thanks for sharing

1:43PM PDT on May 18, 2012

Thank you. It all smells so gooood!

12:29PM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

Thank you

12:29PM PDT on Sep 30, 2011

Thank you

12:40AM PDT on Mar 31, 2011

Thanks for the article.

1:04PM PST on Dec 12, 2010


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