Homemade Beauty

Source: Adapted from MaryJane's Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook by MaryJane Butters (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2005).

Rosy Lavender Hand Softener
1/4 cup glycerin
1/2 cup rosewater
Lavender essential oil

In a small bottle, combine glycerin and rosewater (available in most drugstores) and shake well to mix. Add about three drops of lavender essential oil. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Use daily to soften hands.

Rosemary Sugar Scrub
1/4 cup safflower oil
1/3 cup coarse-ground raw sugar
Rosemary essential oil

Combine safflower oil and raw sugar until well blended. Add about three drops of rosemary essential oil and stir until blended. Use as an invigorating body scrub in the shower once a week.

Hot Oil Treatment
1/2 cup olive oil
Peppermint essential oil

Warm the olive oil slightly and stir in about three drops of peppermint essential oil. Rub a small amount of oil into your scalp and work through your hair from roots to tips. Wrap
your head with a wet, hot towel and leave on for 30 minutes. Shampoo, rinse and style as usual.

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