I AM NOW SELLING ALL OF MY PRODUCTS THAT ARE NOT LIQUID FOR $10 PLUS SHIPPING.
FOR EXAMPLE i JUST SHIPPED OUT THREE PRODUCTS AND THE SHIPPING WAS $7: ONE BODY BUTTER, ONE EXFOLIATING BODY WASH AND ONE LIPSTICK IN A TIN, THE TOTAL WEIGHT WAS 16 OUNCES.
PLEASE EMAIL ME AT JULIE@THEMETHOD.VIP AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE.
IF YOU HAVE A FAVORITE LIPSTICK SEND IN YOUR EMAIL SOME OF YOUR LIPSTICK ON A PICK OF PAPER AND TAKE A PICTURE OF THAT PAPER SO I CAN MAKE THE BEST COLOR FOR YOU. IT MAY NOT BE A PERFECT MATCH BUT I’LL DO MY BEST.
i HAVE KEPT ALL OF THE PRICES AT A SIMPLE $10 SO TO MAKE IT EASY FOR ME AND FOR YOU.
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BLACK PLUM LIPSTICK
I just whipped up a beautiful lipstick. Most DIY lip anythings are lip balms and don’t have much staying power. This one does because of the ingredients. The color is Black Plumb Lipstick and holds the colors of 1/2 Ultramarine blue to 1 red iron oxide.
7g SHEA BUTTER
4 g COCOA BUTTER
9 g SAFFLOWER OIL or any oil that is suitable above this i will put up a list of oil exchanges I used grapeseed oil as that is what I had.
1 g MAGNESIUM STEARATE
4 g BEESWAX
1/2 t IRONE OXIDE
1/8 t BLUE ULTRAMARIN
1/16 t OIL-SOLUBLE TITAIUM DIOXIDE
IF YOU WANT A LITTLE SPARKLE BUY IT HERE:
COMBINE THE SHEA BUTTER, COCOA BUTTER, SAFFLOWER OIL AND MAGNESIUM STEARATE IN DOUBLE BOILER.
LEAVE OUT THE BEESWAX FOR NOW.
WHEN YOU EVERYTHING IS MELTED ADD IN THE BEESWAX.
MEASURE YOUR COLORS AS WELL AS THE SPARKLE (OPTIONAL) AND PUT THEM ASIDE.
WHEN THE BEESWAX IS MELTED INTO EVERYTHING ELSE TAKE THE BOWL OR PYREX MEASURING CUP, WHICH IS WHAT I USE TO MAKE A DOUBLE BOILER, OFF THE BOWL AND PLACE IT ON A HEAT RESISTANT SURFACE.I USE A WOODEN CUTTING BOARD.
POUR IN YOUR MIXTURE OF PIGMENTS AND USING A TINY SPATULA WHICH YOU CAN BUY:
STIR EVERYTHING UP. YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS STIRRED UP UNTIL THE COLORS ARE SMOOTH.
LET IT SET UNTIL IT IS COOL. GO AHEAD AND TRY IT ON BEFORE IT IS COOL SO YOU’LL GET AN IDEA WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON YOU.
I MADE THIS LIPSTICK TO GO WITH SKIN TONE AND MY HAIR.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE A DIFFERENT TONED LIPSTICK GO TO MY WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON THE SIGN-UP BUTTON AND TO GO “CONTACT” THIS WILL SEND AN EMAIL TO ME. THERE WILL BE A PLACE FOR MESSAGE. I GET IT RIGHT AWAY. TELL ME WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO MAKE AND IF IT’S A LIP STICK, SEND ME A PICTURE AND I’LL MAKE IT UP JUST FOR YOU!
WHILE I’M THINKING OF IT, I ALSO USE THESE TINY MEASURING SPOONS. THEY SURE COME IN HANDY. YOU CAN BUY THEM HERE
A room freshner I just made. So easy. I sae all my container and spray bottles, everything so that I can use them for things I make. I had an old spray bottle for what I cannot remember.
ESSENTIAL OIL OF YOUR CHOOSING
Fill your spray bottle up with water
Use enough of your essentials, you select. I used a lovely mix of Wild Orange, Clove and Eucalyptus.
The number of drops will depend on the size of your bottle.
Keep testing as you more drops of your essential oils or a single oil. Citrusy oils seem to be the best for room cleansing.
Make it! Spray it. I sprayed in onto my carpet very lightly. I also added essential oils to sprinkle on my carpet before I vacuum. I believe it’s in the tartar recipes.
ANY SOAP I USE IN MY RECIPES IS DR BRONNER’S PURE BABY SOAP. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO USE IT.
MY OWN RECIPES ARE MORE COMPLEX AND BETTER FOR YOUR SKIN AND YOUR HAIR. WHEN IN A PINCH OR WANT TO USE SOMETHING VERY SIMPLE HERE ARE YOUR BEST RECOMMENDATIONS:
HANDS AND FACE: 2-3 DROPS ON WET HANDS APPLIED TO WET FACE AND WASH YOUR HANDS AS WELL.
BODY::ONE SMALL SQUIRT ON A WET WASHCLOTH APPLIED IN THE SHOWER
HAIR: 1/2 T IN YOUR HAND WORKED INTO WET HAIR, OR DILUTE 1/2 T IN 1/2 CUP OF WATER AND WORK INTO YOUR HAIR.
BATH: 2 T IN AVERAGE SIZED TUB
SHAVING LEGS: 1/2 tsp; WORK INTO A LATER IN WET HANDS. APPLY TO AREA.
FOOT BATH: 1-1/2 tsp IN A SMALL TUB OF HOT WATER
CLEARING CONGESTION: 1 T IN BOWL OF STEAMY HOT WATER. BREATHE IN MIST WITH A TOWEL DRAPED OVER HEAD
DISHES: DILUTE 1:10 WITH WATER. SQUIRT ON A SCRUB BRUSH AND SCRUB DISHES
LAUNDRY: 1/3-1/2 CUP OF SOAP FOR A LARGE LOAD IN A NORMAL WASHER. ADD 1/2 CUP VINEGAR TO THE RINSE CYCLE.
MOPPING: 1/2 CUP OF SOAP IN 3 GALLONS OF HOT WATER
ALL PURPOSE CLEANING: 1/4 CUP SOAP IN 1 QUART OF WATER IN A SPRAY BOTTLE. ADD 1/4 tsp TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL IF DESIRED
WINDOWS: 1 T SOAP IN 1 QUART OF WATER IN A SPRAY BOTTLE. FOLLOW UP WITH PURE CLUB SOAK OR HALF INEGAR/HALF WATER.
TOILET: PRE-DILUTE 1:4 WITH WATER IN A SQUIRT BOTTLE. ADD 1/4 tsp TEA TREE OIL. SQUIRT BOWL THOROUGHLY, SPRINKLE BAKING SODA ON THE BRUSH, SCRUB BOWL AND LET SIT 10 MINUTES. TURN WATER ON , FLUSH.
USAGES FOR CREAM OF TARTAR – YOU WON’T BELIEVE IT! BUY FROM AMAZON THIS SIZE PACKAGE – HERE IT’S INEXPENSIVE AND YOU WILL USE IT FOR EVERY THING UNDER THE SUN!
STAIN REMOVER: MAKE A PASTE OF CREAM OF TARTAR MIXED WITH LEMON JUICE TO LIFT STAIN ON CLOTHING AND CARPETS. LET THE PASTE SIT FOR AN HOUR OR TWO, THEN EITHER MACHINE WASH AS USUAL OR BLOT WITH A DAMP CLOTH. I HAVE REMOVED STAINED BLUEBERRY WITH THIS METHOD.IT ALSO REMOVES INK STAINS.
COLLAR STAINS: APPLY CREAM OF TARTAR DIRECTLY TO STAINS AROUND SHIRT COLLARS. DAMPEN THE AREA WITH WATER, SPRINKLE THE CREAM OF TARTAR, THEN RUB THE POWDER INTO THE STAIN. LAUNDER AS USUAL.
SCRATCHED DISHES: MAKE A PASTE OF CREAM OF TARTAR AND WATER TO SCRUB AWAY SCRATCHES OR STAINS ON YOUR DISHES AND MUGS. SIMPLY APPLY THE PASTE, SCRUB WITH YOUR FINGERS OR A SPONGE AND RINSE WITH WATER.
COFFEE POT: CLEAN STAINS AND RESIDUE OUT OF YOUR COFFEE OT BY SPRINKLING CREAM OF TARTAR INSIDE. ADD BOILING WATER TO FILL THE POT, LET THE POT COOL TO ROOM TEMPERATURE AND RINSE WELL.
MAKE BAKING POWDER: MAKE YOUR OWN BAKING POWDER BY MXING ONE PART BAKING SODA WITH 2 PARTS CREAM OF TARTAR. (GLUTEN FREE)
TOILET TOUCH-UP: KEEP YOUR TOILET LOOKING CLEAN BY SPRINKLING CREAM OF TARTAR INTO THE BOWL AND GIVING IT A QUICK SCRUB WITH YOUR TOILET BRUSH.
SHINE STAINLESS STEEL: CLEAN AND SHINE YOUR STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES USING A MIXTURE OF 1 CUP OF WHITE VINEGAR AND 1/4 CUP OF CREAM OF TARTAR. DIP A SPONGE INTO THE MIXTURE SCRUB YOUR STAINLESS STEEL. THEN WIPE CLEAN WITH A CLEAN CAMP CLOT. BUFF WITH A MICOFIBER CLOTH FOR EXTRA SHINE.
CLEAN SILVER: CLEAN TARNISHED SILVER USING CREAM OF TARTAR AND A DAMP MAGIC ERASER BUY HERE (ONE OF MY FAVORITE CLEANING TOOLS!) THIS CAN BE USED ON SILVER TRAYS, DISHES AND UTENSILS.
RUST REMOVER: CREATE A RUST REMOVER BY MIXING 1 tsp OF CREAM OF TARTAR, 1/4 CUP BAKING SODA AND JUST ENOUGH HYDROGEN PEROXIDE TO MAKE A PASTE. APPLY THE PASTE TO A RUST SPOT. LET IS SIT FOR 30 MINUTES, THEN WIPE THE SURFACE CLEAN.
BEST EXFOLIATING BODY WASH EVER! IF THIS IS THE FIRST DIY PRODUCT YOU HAVE EVER MADE – MAKE THIS ONE – EASY AND YOU WILL LOVE IT!
What makes this so great is not only the ingredients but the fact that I whip it for a full 7 minutes. It is creamy due to the ingredients, makes your skin feel smooth all day long. There is no need to put on any lotion or butter after getting out of the shower. I use it every day especially in Summer time!
AND IT IS SOOOO EASY TO MAKE! NO MELTING, NO COOLING, JUST WHIP IT UP!
3T SHEA BUTTER
1/2 t ALOE VERA GEL
4T GRAPESEED OIL
1/2 t SALT
3 T ARROWROOT POWDER OR CORN STARCH
3 DROPS TEA TREE & LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
1 T COCONUT OIL
PUT EVERYTHING TOGETHER IN A MEDIUM SIZED BOWL AND WHIP IT UP FOR UP TO 7 MINUTES UNTIL IT LOOKS NICE AND SHINY. THE MORE YOU WHIP IT THE MORE AIR YOU WILL PUT INTO IT. THAT’S UP TO YOU. AS LONG AS THE INGREDIENTS ARE WELL WHIPPED TOGETHER IT IS FINE. THE MORE YOU WHIP IT UP THE LESS HARD IT WILL BE AND EASIER TO DIG OUT OF THE CONTAINER AND SMOOTH ACROSS YOUR SKIN!
EASY! GET INTO THE SHOWER AND WASH YOUR HAIR. WHEN YOU BODY IS WET DAB A LITTLE BIT OF THIS BODY WASH ON TO YOUR ENTIRE BODY. USE AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH YOU AS LIKE. A LITTLE CAN GO QUITE FAR DEPENDING HOW YOU USE IT.
I ADORE THIS BUTTER AS WHEN i DRY MY BODY I AM LEFT WITH SHINY SOFT SKIN WITH NO NEED TO PUT ANYTHING ON IT, ESPECIALLY DURING SUMMER TIME!
CREAMY DREAMY FLUFFY BODY BUTTER LIGHT ENOUGH FOR SUMMER TIME!
I haven’t been making body butters this summer. And with the shower scrubs I’ve been using I come out nice and shiny yet clean. Since my hands are in water much of the time I decided to test out a new recipe and one ingredient I’ve never used arrived just today. It is lucious! And smells divine!
30 GM RAW COCOA BUTTER
16 GM SHEA BUTTER
40 GM COCONUT OIL (SOLID OR LIQUID)
5 DROPS OF BENZOIN ESSENTIAL OIL
(OPTIONAL) A PINCH OF SILVER MICA
COMBINE COCOA BUTTER, SHEA BUTTER AND COCONUT OIL IN A DOUBLE BOILER UNTIL MELTED.
PUT THEM IN THE FRIDGE TO SOLIDIFY SO THAT THE SHEA BUTTER DOES GET GRAINY AS IT SOLIDIFIES.
ONCE SOLIDIFIED TAKE THE CONCOCTION OUT OF THE FRIDGE AND LET IT SOFTEN UNTIL IT GETS TO THE POINT THAT YOU CAN WHIP IT UP.
WHILE WHIPPING IT FOR A FULL 7 MINUTES, YES SET A TIMER, ADD THE 5 DROPS OF BENZOIN ESSENTIAL OIL AS WELL AS THE SILVER MICA.
The Magic of this Body butter is the Benzoin essential oil which not only smells great but is very thick which makes this butter nice and creamy. This is a butter like none other. My very favorite t this time for summer time use. It sinks right in leaving your skin feeling non-greasy but smooth and silky! I love it!
MY DAILY SKIN RITUAL: I have oily skin which used to break out at 63 years of age. Using these two DIYs stopped that in its tracks!
I have oily skin and have spent years using products with glycerin instead of oil. Makes sense, right? Then according to Truth in Aging glycerin acts by pulling moisture from the air. Well, how is that going to work in a dry climate. It doesn’t. This is why your skin works very hard to produce oil, so much so that you also produce pimples. Here’s my solution and it works great!
FIRST, AN OIL-BASED SKIN CLEANSER! (To be used morning and evening)
know these oils will add up but you will use them in other recipes.
A cup filtered or boiled water. Now room temperature.
1/4 cup liquid castile soap (buy HERE) : an all natural, extremely concentrated soap made from 100% plant oils.
5 tsp jojoba oil (buy HERE) : it mimics the skin’s sebum, tricking the skin into producing less oil.
2 T raw honey: a wonderful antibacterial that helps to gently eliminate breakout-causing bacterial and also helps calm the skin.
1 tsp tea tree oil (buy HERE) another great, all-natural anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal that will not only help kill acne causing actria on the skin but also help preserve the wash.
15 drops lavender essential oil: (buy HERE): great for all skin types. It helps calm inflammation and eliminate bacteria.
10 drops rosemary essential oils: (buy HERE): another great, all-natural antibacterial
Add the ingredients in the order listed (do not add the soap before the water, it will become a sudsy mess!). Stir the mixure gently, mixing everything together. Put the mixture into your container.
HOW TO USE:
Use twice daily, morning and night. I pour a dime-size onto my hand and simply wash my face.
- I also use it with my Clarisonic once or twice a week to exfoliate my skin. I also have a cleansing mat from Jane Iredale which they don’t sell any longer, but you can use a microcloth and put a small amount on it and use it in one of two ways:
- Use the micro-cloth as a mini exfoliator. Then gently rinse with a bit of water. You will feel a fine layer of oil on your skin.
- Put a small amount of cleanser on your face. Soak the micro-cloth in very hot water. Place the cloth on your face until it cools. Repeat. Rinse your face. You will feel a nice layer of oil on your skin.
Either method you use, you need no moisturizer. Your skin can rest from having to make its own sebum.
NOW, THE GREATEST SKIN SAVER OF ALL! LEAVE THIS ON ALL NIGHT!
3 T jojoba oil (buy HERE): it mimics the skin’s sebum, tricking it to produce less oil
1 T tamanu oil (buy HERE):has strong anti-inflammatory properties, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties, making it ideal for acne sufferers. It also helps regenerate skin cells, helping to heal broken skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
9 drops lavender essential oil (buy HERE): has powerful antibacterial properties and also helps calm inflammed skin.
9 drops frankincense essential oil: (buy HERE):has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin, making it ideal for acne-prone skin. It is also a ntural toner, decreasing the appearance of pores and evening skin tone.
A container. Any container will do. Ideal would be a dropper like THIS
A container to contain your facial cleanser. I used one of my old bottles with a spout. something like this: HERE
Add all of the ingredients to your container. Put the cap on and give it a little shake!
HOW TO USE:
Use about 4-5 drops at a time (if that!): 1-2 on your forehead, one on each cheek and nose, one on chin and upper lip. If you skin is dry use a couple of extra drops.
LEAVE ON ALL NIGHT! USE YOUR OILY CLEANSER IN THE MORNING AND YOU’RE GOOD TO GO!
HAIR BALM THAT INCREASES YOUR HAIR GROWTH! WHY? BECAUSE IT FEEDS YOUR FOLLICLES!
This is a hair balm that can be used for everyone, young or old, long or short. The most active ingredient is castor oil which feeds the follicles with what they need to grow longer, thicker and healthier hair. Everything in this recipe will leave the ends of your hair bright and shiny.
The castor oil I use to get the best results possible you can find on Amazon at the following link:
30gm/1.06oz SHEA BUTTER
15g/.053oz COCOA BUTTER
15g/.053oz COONUT OIL (SOLID)
10g/0.35oz JOJOBA OIL
10g//0.35oz CAMELLIA SEED OIL
2g/0.07oz CASTOR OIL
6g/0.21oz WALNUT OIL
1g/0.03oz VITAMIN E
15 drops lavender essential oil
15 drops lemongrass essential oil
5 drops rosemary essential oil
Create a double boiler by selecting a medium size pot and a container, metal or bowl of some kind, Pyrex is perfect. Put 1 inch of water into the the pot and bring it to a simmer.
Weigh everything except the essential oils and put into the container. Allow everything to melt.
Once all butters and wax have melted remove the container from the heat and stir in the essential oils. Pour the resulting product into a container of your choosing. I love to use 4oz jelly jars that I buy on amazon and use them over and over again. Put the container into the fridge quickly so the Shea Butter doesn’t get grainy as it cools.
Put a very small amount on your fingers. Spread it between your fingers and massage it into your scalp, into the follicles of your hair, so as to feed the follicles with what they need to grow faster, longer, thicker, longer hair. Rub it down to the ends of your hair to shine up those old ends. Use a comb or brush to make sure you don’t miss a thing. This balm should absorb very quickly. If it does not you are using too much.
Have fun making and using this natural product without any junk in it and much less expensive as you will make it many times over.
The Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Food, infused with Shea Butter, Vitamin E and other essential oils strengthens hair shaft, promotes hair…
EYELASH SERUM WILL RESULT IN LONGER AND SHINIER LASHES
Here us something really easy to make with fabulous results. I always had very long eyelashes. One of my brothers said I looked like Cleopatra. Of course I dressed my eyes up when I was young because my eyes were my best feature. As I’ve aged my eyes have gotten squinty and my eyelashes have gotten thinner and have shruken in size. I found this eyelash growth serum that has worked wonders and have only used it for a couple of weeks. The best result I saw right away is that it has added a shine to my lashes and that my mascara glides on without clumping up. I never had that problem before. he castor oil in it will grow and thicken your lashes whatever age you are. It’s been tested and it does grow your hair. I use it in all of my hair products and it really works.
1 t CASTOR OIL
1 t EMU OIL
1/2 t COCONUT OIL (LIQUID)
MIX THEM TOGETHER IN A SMALL CONTAINER
I USE AN OLD CLEANED MASCARA BRUSH AND DIP IT INTO THE SOLUTION AND APPLY TO MY LASHES EVERY NIGHT.
Works like a charm!
(The emu oil is anti-inflammatory and delivers whatever product that it is holding into the skin. It is carrying the castor oil into the hair follicles helping the lashes grow faster and longer)
BODY WASH FOR TUB OR SHOWER
A very nice body wash to use in the shower or tub. No more harsh soap for you guys and gals! This is moisturizing, After rinsing off you’ll be left with shiny soft skin due to the oils in it. So nice for summer time when you don’t want to load up on greasy lotions and body butters.
1/3 cup castile soap or go to the link below, so pure you can drink it, I use it in all of my products and much cheaper as well when you buy it by the gallon, yes I did the calculations.
1/3 CUP HONEY (so good for your skin)
1/3 CUP GRAPESEED OR JOJOBA OIL (grapeseed is lighter)
30-60 DROPS OF OILS (optional) like Sweet Orange, Vanilla, Lavender, which makes a beautiful blend.
ADD ALL INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL AND MIX UNTIL THOROUGHLY COMBINED. POUR INTO A SQUEEZE TOP O PUMP-TOP CONTAINER
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USING. aD BODY WASH TO A SOFT NATURAL SPONGE OR LOOFAH AND USE LIKE YOU WOULD ANY BODY WASH.
RINSE OFF AND ENJOY YOUR DAY!