Healthy Coconut Oil Toothpaste

Hello loves!

For this week, I bring you a special recipe. A gift for our pearly whites.

My friends asked me if all the products that I use on my body are made by me, and if they are not, do I know the exact ingredients they contain. I thought I did, until I did inventory of the products I have. I realized that the only one I did not know what it exactly contained was my toothpaste. Research has proved that most toothpastes contains harmful ingredients. Some of these ingredients such as fluoride can become toxic if constantly ingested.  I realized my toothpaste was NOT Raw Love Pure Skin approved.

Here is a recipe that I would love to share with all of you. It is easy to do and affordable.

And as usual, only 3 main ingredients are needed.

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Removes plaque
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Freshens bad breath

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons Baking Soda
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
  • 20 drops of Peppermint Oil

Other Materials:

  • Mason jar
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing stick

I like to use a mason jar because it keeps the toothpaste fresh. I recommend that you buy them in bulk for future use. In my recipe I like to play around with the amount of peppermint oil that I put. I usually put 20 drops which is 2 droppers.

Mix all ingredients until you reach a tooth paste like consistency.

Let me know how your toothpaste turned out!

Share the love!!!

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Green Tea & Apple Vinegar Body Toner

It is that time of the semester where I go crazy and start freaking out. Yes, finals are here and my body is the first to know. All the stress causes me to break out not only in my face but mostly in various areas of my body. I could not find any products available that did not contain harsh chemicals and still did the job against acne.

So, I decided to make my own.

This recipe contains Green Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar and a touch of strawberries.

 

Green tea is well known for it’s many attributes. It improves your complexion, and heals blemishes and scars. It also reduces inflammation and it helps draw out your skin’s impurities.

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Apple Cider Vinegar removes excess oil from your skin. It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that will help prevent acne.

The last ingredient is optional, my all time favorite fruit: strawberries! Why?  because they make the world a better place!!!

Ingredients:

1 cup green tea

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1 strawberry

Other materials:

  • jar to mix all the ingredients
  • funnel
  • glass spray bottle

Mix all the ingredients in the mason jar. If you find that the mix is to strong, feel free to water it down by just pouring half toner and half purified water.

Find a spray bottle of your choice. I personally recommend one that is made out of glass because it will keep the product fresh longer.

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Once mixed, use to funnel to pour the toner in the spray bottle!

In no time you will see the acne and blemishes disappear! Good luck with finals and at least acne will not be something to worry about anymore!

Take pictures of before and after and send them to rawlovepureskin@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Honey Sugar Lip Scrub

Love, Love, Love!

I have recently fallen in love and want to spend all my time kissing my special man! Maybe thats TMI! But I realized that my lips are in use all the time! So, for this week’s recipe I bring you the magical Strawberry Honey Sugar Lip Scrub! This scrub is delicious, easy to make, and perfect to share with that special someone!

 

 

You will need:

1 1/2 spoons of sugar (brown or white it is your choice)

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1 spoon of coconut oil (feel free to replace with olive oil)

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1 spoon of honey

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1 strawberry

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(as always, you can replace this fruit with that of your choice)

 

Other materials:

Mixing bowl

Mixing spoon

Container of your choice to store the scrub

I bought these at Walgreens, and it is a stackable pill box  but you can use the extras to share with your friends! 300.JPG

Mix all the ingredients, and pour into the storage container!

I like to leave my scrub in the fridge for a few hours so the consistency of the scrub can become thicker, but it is up to you. Also, since I am obsessed with strawberries and all of their benefits, I always include them in most of my recipes, but feel free to change the fruit to that of your choice.

Use the scrub daily and watch how your lips will become smoother and hydrated thanks to the benefits of all these wonderful ingredients.

 

Send me an email and let me know what your special someone thought of your smooth lips! xoxo         rawlovepureskin@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Coconut Sea Salt Hand Scrub

We use our hands almost every second of our lives. We put them through so much, so why not pamper them with this awesome  easy to make hand scrub recipe.

What I love about this recipe is that not only is it fun to make, but  it only contains 3 ingredients and all three of them are super affordable and you will find them in most convenience stores.

 

 

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup sea salt (optional to add more salt)
  • 1 chopped strawberry

 

A few years ago I was introduced to coconut oil and it completely changed my life. I use it for everything. Coconut oil is filled with  proteins that will keep your skin healthy and rejuvenated both internally and externally. It also contains Vitamin E, which keeps skin smooth and protects it from cracking.

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I have been buying this one from TJ for a couple of years now and I find it affordable and  long lasting.

Our second ingredient is the coarse sea salt. Sea salt is great for our skin because  it contains minerals that help enhance the skin, and they also remove dead skin cells.

For my body scrubs I like to buy the coarse sea salt but feel free to try both fine and coarse.

 

 

Last ingredient is my all time favorite fruit: Strawberries. Not only am I obsessed with eating strawberries but I am also obsessed on using them for my skin regime.

 

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I love the strawberries because it gives the scrub a pink color but it also adds some freshness to it and a beautiful smell. Strawberries contain cleansing properties  as well as exfoliants so adding it to the mix is perfect but don’t be afraid to experiment with a fruit of your choice!

 

Share with me what your favorite fruit is and I will investigate an awesome recipe for you!

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Strawberry Manuka Spirulina Face Mask

Hey loves! Today I have a great face mask that is perfect for spring/summer time!

My all time favorite Strawberry/ Manuka/ Spirulina Face Mask!

Manuka honey is known as a natural antibacterial and works wonders for blemished skin. It will keep your skin clear, youthful and hydrated.

I buy mine at Trader Joe’s but there are many more convenience stores that carry this honey.

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Spirulina is a natural algae which is incredibly high in protein and nutrients. It is well known for healing and relieving inflammation, fighting free radicals and eliminating toxins including bacteria on the skin, which can lead to acne.

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Spirulina is also one of the most alkaline foods on Earth, containing more chlorophyll than common greens and vegetables, another reason it promotes clear skin. It can come in pill form and powder form. For this specific mask it is easier if you buy it in powder form so you can easily mix it with the rest of the ingredients. I bought this one at Whole Foods.

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Strawberries are rich in vitamin c, they contain anti-oxidant ellagic acid (known to help fight cancer). They prevent collagen destruction and protect the skin from harmful UV rays.

Other materials needed:
-Glass bowls
-Knife for cutting strawberries
-Brushes for applying facemask
-Spatula for mixing ingredients

All these materials I bought at the dollar store, so there’s no need to spend money on these things.

Mix all of the ingredients and apply the face mask!

Don’t be afraid to taste this wonderful mask! These are all super foods that will nurture you from the inside out as well!

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Leave on for 20 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

You will feel your skin hydrated, fresh and with a beautiful smell of strawberries!

Share with me your pictures of yourself wearing this awesome mask!

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About Me

Hi! I am Norma Alejandra.

Welcome to Nature’s Do-It-Yourself blog. My goal is to inspire, and show you how important it is to take care of our bodies. I didn’t realized the importance of this until a year ago. At the age of 26, I was diagnosed with Melanonychia (a beginning form of nail cancer). Melanonychia if not taken care properly, could spread and become malignant cancer.

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Once diagnosed, I realized more than ever it was time for a change, how important my life, and my health is. A lifestyle change was a must! It became my obsession to find natural products that would not harm my body.  This is where my inspiration for Raw Love Pure Skin came from. Everything that we put on our skin from lotions, deodorants, soaps, sprays, etc all get absorbed into our bloodstream and becomes part of us.

So, why not make healthy everyday products that feed our system instead of harming it. This is a blog where you can learn easy and affordable recipes using nature’s gifts.

Lets feed our skin and give it some love!

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Join me on this healthy journey and lets start spreading the love!

Do you have recipes you want to share?  Or want to share with me what your favorite fruit is? Guess which one is my favorite fruit!?

Contact me : rawlovepureskin@gmail.com