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Grapefruit & Rosemary Coconut Oil Body Butter

Grapefruit & Rosemary Coconut Oil Body Butter

 Grapefruit & Rosemary Body Butter I wanted to combine the wholesome yumminess of Burt’s Bee’s with the exotic smell of my favorite perfume Jo Malone’s grapefruit and rosemary.  The result was an incredible delight for both your nose and your skin that is perfume free (all essential oils).     Ingredients 2 tsp beeswax Yaley 100% Beeswax Pellets – 4 oz./Natural 1/4c Cocoa Butter RAW Cocoa Butter 1 Lb 1/4c coconut oil  Garden of Life – Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 100% Organic,

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Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

Coconut Oil Hair Conditioner

I’m always on the look out for natural things I can use in my beauty routine rather than something full of chemicals.  On a dare, I quit conditioning my hair absolutely positive that I would hate it and come roaring back.  That didn’t happen and I was shocked by the results.  Instead, life without daily conditioner leaves my hair thicker and surprisingly less greasy.  But my hair gets dry, even with the Seattle rain, and I need to condition at least once a week.  Instead of using a store bought conditioner, I use

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DIY Fancy Lip Balm or Wood Butter

DIY Fancy Lip Balm or Wood Butter

Before I found this amazing recipe for Wood Butter by Creative Culinary & Bon Appetit Hon made from pure beeswax and mineral oil.  I’ve added Walnut butter to the recipe which allows a natural sheen to cover scratches.  (Update!  I did add walnut butter, but it just sank to the bottom.)  A bit leery, I made sure this recipe was food safe and yes wood butter is okay.  It’s also safe on humans and you can just as easily use this as a lip balm (think Burt’s

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