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My favorite DIY lotion

I love this lotion. It’s full of all sorts of goodness that help remove free radicals, promotes collagen restoration, and helps with scars and stretch marks as well as ingredients to promote calmness and relaxation.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup grape seed oil
2 tbsp calendula flowers
1/4 tsp powdered ginger root
1  tbsp chamomile flowers
1 tbsp lavender buds
1 cup shea butter
1/4 cup cocoa butter
1 tsp lavender essential oil

In a small pot, boil about a cup or two of water. Place a glass jar in the pot and in the jar, combine the grape seed oil and ginger, flowers, and buds. Lower heat to barely boiling and let sit for about 30 minutes to infuse the oil. Using a cheese cloth or mesh strainer, strain out the buds and put the oil in a new glass jar. Put the oil only jar into the pot and add butters. Stir occasionally and heat until melted through. Once melted, remove jar from heat. Allow it to cool and mix in lavender oil. Refrigerate until hardened and then mix thoroughly to give it a nice texture.

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D.I.Y. Vegan Bath Salts and Mouth Wash

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Lavender Vanilla Bath Salts

2 cups Epsom salt
1 cup coarse sea salt
1 tbsp Lavender buds
1 tbsp almond oil
1 tbsp vegetable glycerin
15 drops vanilla essential oil
5 drops Lavender essential oil
Optional food coloring

Combine all wet ingredients in a bowl,  mix well. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. Stir wet ingredients into dry until well mixed. Store in jars or bottles and enjoy about 1/2 cup at a time.

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Mouth Wash

1 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable glycerin
1/4 cup witch hazel
1 tbsp baking soda
7 drops peppermint essential oil
3 drops orange essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a bottle or jar and shake well.