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Green n’ Eco

Bionic Homemade: Oat and Honey Facial Cream

by JoyceyCouture on January 26, 2011 · 6 comments

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

Looking for a way to maintain a radiant, healthy glow in the midst of winter? With no need to measure a thing, try this simple recipe!

Want skin as soft as this baby? Try this DIY Oat and Honey Facial Cream!

Ingredients:

  • Oats
  • Honey
  • Yogurt (Plain)
  • Ground Almonds

Directions:
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Bionic Homemade: Hot Chocolate Face Mask

by JoyceyCouture on January 25, 2011 · 6 comments

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

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s day- if there is only one thing in the world that is a certainty in life it’s that we all have chocolate in the house this time of year.

Once regarded as bad for our health, research has proven that dark chocolate is healthy- and not just to eat. The compounds found in chocolate can actually benefit the skin.

Time to melt down that left over Christmas candy! ;)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp cream, plain yogurt, or sour cream
  • 3 tsp oats
DIY homemade hot chocolate face mask

Sooth your skin throughout the candy season with this scrumptious chocolate face mask!

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

Dancing snowmen? Flying reindeer? Talk about a season full of myths! As it turns out however, there is at least one thing we can trust to come this winter- welcome to my face, dry skin.

Time to thaw out those chilly weather blues by winterizing your skin with this new recipe that I’ve come to love. Peppermint when used as an infusion is much gentler than peppermint essential oil, while cucumber soothes and feeds the skin with silica.

Ingredients ~

  • 1/2 of a fresh medium cucumber
  • 5 ounces (150 ml) filtered tap/mineral water
  • 1 packet peppermint tea
  • 2 oz (60 ml) aloe vera juice
  • 2 drops vitamin E oil
  • 1 oz (30 ml) carrot juice (optional)
DIY homemade all-natural Cucumber, Peppermint and Aloe Vera face mask

Sooth your skin this winter with a homemade Cucumber, Peppermint and Aloe face mask!

Directions ~
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Bionic Homemade: Peppermint Bath Salts

by JoyceyCouture on December 6, 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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There were two key reasons I was excited to try Fight Back “2,” another product within the Mission Essentials line.  The first- the company is based out of Charleston, South Carolina, so their front door is just a hop, skip and jump away from my own.  And two- Charleston has bugs like no other city.  Bring on the insect repellent!

Bionic Beauty blog review - Testing Mission Essentials Fight Back - all natural bug spray and repellent

Joycey Couture puts Mission Essentials' all natural bug repellent to the Bionic test!

A little background on the company itself- Mission Essentials offers products that are paraben free, contain no sodium lauryl-sulfate (SLS) and are vegan-friendly.  They also only use earth-friendly packaging.  What’s not to love?

So there I was, an evening not unlike others, rocking on my porch chair and talking with a few of my friends.  If you’ve ever had a chance to visit the “Lowcountry,” as we call it, you’ll quickly learn that as soon as the sun sets, the bugs begin to bite.  Forks has vampires and werewolves, we have no-see-ums and mosquitoes.

I decided it was the perfect setting to test out Fight Back “2,” a 100% natural insect repellent.

I sprayed my entire body down and soon felt hungry for cereal.  It smells so much like Fruit Loops, I was certain a toucan was going to swoop down, land on my shoulder, then tell me how I needed to follow my nose.

No toucans came around, but no bugs did either. I was sold!
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