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Bionic Homemade: Peppermint Bath Salts

by Bionic Beauty on 06.Dec.2010 · 2 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

With the temperatures dropping, there really isn’t much more enjoyable that I can think of than a relaxing bath. Why not try this simply, festive bath salt recipe that will help boost your mood and reduce fatigue?

Mix your own Peppermint Bath Salts with this DIY homemade recipe

Perfect for the holly-daze... A DIY Peppermint Bath Salts recipe will melt your worries away!

Ingredients ~

  • 1/2 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint oil *
  • 1 drop red food color (optional)

The magical creation ~
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Bionic Homemade: Beachy Wave hair styling spray

by Bionic Beauty on 29.Nov.2010 · 4 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

This week’s DIY beauty recipe is multi-functional and super easy to make. This sea salt beachy hair spray conditions your hair, refreshes it with a light scent, and you can use it for a styling product! Simply spray it in your hair, twist your hair gently into tendrils, let them hang that way until you’re ready to leave the house (or car), then lightly comb through with your fingers – instant beachy, bed-head waves!

DIY recipe - Create your own Beachy Sea Salt hair styling and conditioning spray!

Create your own Beachy Sea Salt hair styling and conditioning spray!

What you’ll need…

  • A 6-8 ounce spritzer/spray bottle (I save my empties from previous spray-in conditioners or hair sprays)
  • Plain water (distilled, tap, spring, whatever)
  • Very fine grain sea salt (find it in the spice aisle at your local grocery store)
  • Spray leave-in conditioner (I love Paul Mitchell’s Awapuhi Moisture Mist and L’Oreal EverPure’s UV Protect Spray!)
  • 2-5 drops of pure Coconut Oil

Creating your own beachy spray…
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Bionic Homemade: Make your own lip gloss recipe

by Bionic Beauty on 22.Nov.2010 · 2 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

With Fall upon us, and winter quickly approaching, I’ve been grasping for my lip balm like mad woman! Dry air, wind, and cold temperatures all play a factor in drawing moisture away from the body, and lips are often the first to show signs of dryness.

DIY homemade lip gloss recipe by the Bionic Beauty blog

Make your own lip glosses for holiday presents with these recipes

Want to try whipping up a lip balm or two? Why not! Besides, they also make perfect and inexpensive stocking stuffers.

Basic instructions~
First and foremost, you’ll need containers for your lip balms. You can buy them at most drug, dollar, and craft stores- or just look online! Another tip is to save those tiny mineral makeup sample jars- they work perfectly.

Next, decide your melting method. There are a few options here- you can use hot water or a double boiler, but I’ve found the microwave to be the easiest. Just be sure to keep an eye on things, use small increments of time in the microwave, and only heat to the melting point.

Time to pick your flavor!
With the holidays just around the corner, I thought I’d share a few recipes that seemed fitting. ‘Tis the season!

Cranberry Lip Gloss Recipe
Ingredients~

  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Cranberries
  • Honey

Mixing instructions~
Microwave one tablespoon of your Sweet Almond Oil, 10 fresh cranberries and 1 teaspoon of honey until mixture starts to boil. Then, gently crush the berries and stir it all very well. Strain the liquid through a fine sieve to remove any solids, then pour the mixture into the containers and let it cool completely before using.

Candy Melt Lip Gloss Recipe
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Bionic Homemade: DIY shoo-fly bug repellent

by Bionic Beauty on 08.Nov.2010

After a few weeks hiatus, I’m back with another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

Shoo fly, don’t bother me with this homemade, and all-natural, Bug Repellent spray!
After spending two long summers in muggy Charleston, I’ve come to cherish my insect repellents – at least the ones that have held their own against the mighty strength of the Southern bugs!

Make your own bug and insect repellent with this recipe from the Bionic Beauty blog

Joycey Couture gives you an easy way to make your own all natural bug repellent!

I’ll be honest, this do-it-yourself recipe isn’t the simplest due to the amount of ingredients, but it was quite fun creating the mixture and then realizing it actually works. And works well! It also smells great, and is safe for 2-legged kids and 4-legged fur-kids (i.e. your pets) to use. I know Jami has some mixed up especially for her Amazing Woo!

There are specific essential oils that will need to be bought for the recipe to work for you. You can find these essential oils at your local natural food market or on Amazon: $3.98 for 10ml of Peppermint OilBuy 100% therapeutic grade Peppermint Oil on Amazon, $2.95 for 10ml of pure Eucalyptus OilBuy 100% therapeutic grade Eucalyptus Oil on Amazon, and $3.15 for 10ml of Citronella 100% Pure Essential OilBuy 100% therapeutic grade Citronella Oil on Amazon.
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Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

An apple a day could help you keep the dermatologist away! Apples are known for doing wonders for your skin. In all honesty, they are believed to have such amazing properties that they could make your skin nearly flawless.

Bionic Beauty Homemade recipe - Make your own apple and wheat germ face mask

Refresh, tone, and soften your skin with this DIY Apple Face Mask recipe!

Apples contain Calcium, Iron and Vitamin A; and provide natural antibacterial, antioxidant, astringent and toning properties for your skin. As an added bonus, the iron in apples add a natural flush, giving your cheeks a healthy glow. Sounds good, right? I thought so…

Give this face mask a whirl and your skin will not only feel refreshed and nourished, but also a little softer and a little smoother.

Gather your ingredients~
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