Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday #DIY! Reviews + Minty Lemon Sugar Scrub!

I'm really excited about to share with you that one of my very favorite brands, InstaNatural, is launching a new line of Essential Oils!!

Product Descriptions:

Lemon Essential Oilextracted from the rinds of lemon, which lends its fresh citrus fragrance. This cold-pressed oil has a strong bright scent that is both refreshing and uplifting. Its astringent and purifying properties also make it a great aid to help cleanse and tone the skin, while delivering a boost of Vitamin C antioxidant benefits.

Peppermint Essential Oila multi-purpose oil that cools, energizes and refreshes the body and mind. This steam-distilled oil is extracted from dried or fresh leaves from the Mentha Piperita herb, giving it a sharp, menthol fragrance. Its pleasantly sweet and minty aroma makes it a premium choice for aromatherapy to improve the mind and lift the spirits.

- These essential oils are 100% Pure Cold Pressed!

What I love about InstaNatural's Essential Oils:

- High quality Essential Oils

- Wonderful aroma!

- Fantastic for DIY Projects

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I am also really excited about GoPure Naturals' 100% Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil & Massage Oil!  I have recently become very excited about essential oils, and many projects using essential oils require carrier oils.  I am thrilled to have the opportunity to utilize and review this coconut carrier oil today!

Product Description:

- Premium Grade (Grade A)

- Lightweight emollient that smooths and hydrates without clogging pores or causing breakouts.  Never sticky or greasy.

- Highly Cost Effective, because it does not go rancid!  Plus, it works well with other carrier oils!

- Great for #DIY projects at home: soaps, lotions, hair care, ointments, etc.

What I love about GoPure Naturals' Coconut Oil:

- Very affordable at $15.95 for 16 fl oz!

- Feels great on my skin!

- PERFECT for use with essential oils!

- The bottle is attractive with a lid that makes dispensing the product easy and mess-free!

- It has no smell.  So, if you don't like the smell of coconut like me, this should be a great coconut oil for you!

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How I Use InstaNatural's Peppermint and Lemon Essential Oils with GoPure Naturals' Coconut Oil:

Make A Minty Lemon Sugar Scrub!

What You'll Need:

- Jar (Container with a twist top or a glass jar.  I repurposed an empty, clean body butter jar.)

- White Granulated Sugar (1 1/4 cups)

- Coconut Oil (1/2 cup): I used Coconot Oil from goPure Naturals

- Peppermint & Lemon Essential Oils (10-12 drops of each): I used Essential Oils from InstaNaturals 


In a bowl, mix together sugar and coconut oil.  Then add drops of Lemon and Peppermint Essential Oils.  Put the mixture into your container.  If you're giving this as a gift, one batch will fill a few small containers.

Finally, I added a label to my container with permanent marker and allowed the writing to dry completely.

Verdict: Yay!

I love how these ingredients mix well and easily.  The scrub gently sloughs off dead skin while leaving skin feeling fresh, clean, and moisturized.  Even hubby enjoys this one for his hands!  I'm thrilled with the idea of making presents of this in the future.  

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by and made possible by InstaNatural and GoPure Naturals.  Products were provided in exchange for my time in assessing their quality and writing an honest review about them. All product information is gleaned from the manufacturer's product description.  All opinions are my own based on my experiences with the product.  All photos are my own.