Thursday, 30 June 2011

DIY Recipes ~ Toothpaste and Orange Coffee Body Scrub

Toothpaste (recipe can be halved)
·         50g calcium carbonate powder (or crushed calcium tablets)
·         25g bicarbonate soda
·         4 table spoons glycerine

Blend all ingredients together to make a paste and store in an air tight container.  Place some paste onto brush then brush teeth as usual.  You can add a drop of essential oil such as spearmint or lemon for flavour if you desire.
Use 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in one cup of water as a natural mouth rinse.

Orange Coffee Body Scrub
¼ cup fresh ground coffee beans
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup olive oil
2 drops vanilla extract
2 drops orange essential oil [optional]

Blend all ingredients together to make a loose paste - add more oil if paste is too thick.  Use during a shower or over your bath tub to scrub and exfoliate your body.  Do not apply to broken skin and avoid tender skin (not suitable for face).  Note: coffee is great for treating cellulite, therefore this scrub can be used to minimize cellulite, and the orange essential oil tones and firms skin.

From the March 2011 Newsletter.

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