Our favorite Thanksgiving recipes

thanksgiving recipesThanksgiving is almost here!!! Can you tell I’m excited? This is my favorite holiday. The day is filled with nothing but food, family, thanks and food…I said food already, but it deserves two mentions. I host my family’s Thanksgiving because I love to entertain and I love to cook, but I’m not the only one who loves to cook here at jane iredale.In fact, in our marketing department alone we have quite a few very talented ladies who live double lives as chefs at home, and a couple of self proclaimed taste testers as well (who doesn’t want that job)! This year we gathered together a few of our favorite recipes of the holiday to share with each other, and you. We hope these inspire you and maybe one or two of our dishes will make it onto your holiday menu this year.

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3 Easy DIY Winter Hair Mask Recipes


Dry winter weather wreaks havoc on hair and scalp. So we found three hair mask recipes that are super-easy, each with four ingredients or less. Whatever your hair type or winter hair woe, we’ve got you covered.

A tip for long-haired girls: you will want to double these recipes to ensure you have enough mask to cover the entire length of your hair.

Best for Natural Hair: Protective Moisturizing Mask

banana-DIY-hair-mask-Viviscal-hair-tipsThis recipe from CurlyNikki.com is ideal for natural hair because the mayonnaise restores moisture and acts as a protein treatment — a must for naturally curly hair. The avocado has vitamin A and antioxidants to protect hair, and the bananas have biotin for healthy strands. This mask even acts as a sunscreen. (Yes, sun damage can happen even in the winter!)

1/4 Avocado
1/2 Banana
2-3 Tbsp Olive Oil
2-3 Tbsp Mayonnaise

Blend all ingredients together on high to create a smooth paste. Apply to damp hair and wrap in a towel. Leave on hair for 15 minutes. Then shampoo and condition as usual.

Best Frizz Fighter: Smoothing Mask for Curly Hair

Avocado-DIY-hair-mask-Viviscal-hair-tipsThis ultra-smoothing, ultra-healing mask is a must to tame frizzy, dry, winter hair. The avocado moisturizes hair and nourishes with vitamin E, to add shine and smoothness. The olive oil will moisturize and protect hair from breakage. The honey has anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties to protect scalp and hair, and sooth itchy winter scalp. (Recipe: TopBeautyBrands.com)

1 Avocado
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Honey

Stir the ingredients thoroughly to create a smooth paste. Apply mixture to dry hair and comb through with a wide-toothed comb to evenly coat strands. Cover head with a shower cap or wrap hair in a towel. Leave mask on hair for up to 30 minutes. Then rinse, shampoo and condition as normal. Use no more than once a week to add smoothness without weighing hair down.

Best for Dry, Itchy Scalp: Soothing Moisture Mask

coconut-oil-DIY-hair-mask-viviscal-hair-tipsCold winter weather and dry indoor spaces can mean dry, itchy scalp. This hair mask recipe from SouthernMamaGuide.com rejuvenates a scalp that is suffering from harsh weather and extreme temperature changes. The plain yogurt cools, while the honey soothes and has antibacterial properties to heal skin. The coconut oil moisturizes skin and hair, while the tea tree oil fights acne and has anti-fungal properties. (Fungus can be the cause of dandruff and flakes — ew!) This mask also helps treat flakes and even smooths frizz.

2 Tbsp Natural Plain Yogurt
1 Tbsp Honey
1/4 tsp. Coconut Oil
2 drops Tea Tree (Melaleuca) Essential Oil

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Starting at the roots, massage mixture through hair until it covers entire head. Wrap hair with a warm towel and then cover the towel with a shower cap to lock in heat. Leave mask on hair for 20 minutes, and then rinse and shampoo thoroughly.

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It’s all about good food, great family and friends and taking a step back from everything to truly be thankful for all the wonderful things in our lives, no matter how big or how small. We all have different traditions for thanksgiving. The tradition my husband and I started when we bought our first home is that we host the holiday for our family. We also have a friend who smokes turkeys so we always get our turkey from him every year, which frees up my two ovens to make delicious sides!

One of my family’s favorite recipes is my mom’s homemade mac & cheese. I’ve played with the recipe a bit over the years and it’s turned out pretty amazing. I’ll share it with you below, shhhh don’t tell my mom! You can also read some of the other holiday traditions and yummy recipes, both new and old, from a few of the gals at jane iredale. So keep reading!

baked mac and cheeseMom’s homemade mac & cheese

  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 3/4 c. milk
  • 16 oz. cheese
  • 1 1/2 c. uncoocked elbow pasta
  • Italian breadcrumbs
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Boil elbow pasta according to directions.
  3. In a pan over medium heat, sautee butter and onions until onions are tender and tanslucent. Then add salt and pepper.
  4. Add flour and mix until bubbly.
  5. Add milk and heat until it comes to a boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted. You can use any cheese you like but my favorite is a combination of Sharp Cheddar, Colby, Montery Jack and American.
  7. Pour cooked pasta into an ungreased 1 1/2 quart caseserole dish.
  8. Stir cheese sauce into the pasta.
  9. Sprinkle with Italian seasoned breadcrumbs and bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
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Our favorite, new Thanksgiving recipes.

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday and I look forward to it all year. The delicious food, acknowledging all we have to be grateful for and quality time with the people I love is what makes this holiday so special. For the past two years we have shared some of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes with all of you, it’s no secret that at jane iredale we love to cook AND eat, so this year we have even more yummy recipes that we couldn’t wait to share. What makes these recipes unique is that they are each a new tradition. If you’re looking for even more ideas be sure to check out our recipes from 2014and 2013 as well!

“Every year I like to try one new dish during the Thanksgiving holiday, and this is one I’m really excited about, the combination of ingredients sounds amazing and I’m pretty sure it will be a hit!” Joanna M.

Sausage apple and cranberry stuffing

stuffed apples Recipe from allrecipes.com.


  • 1 1/2 cups cubed whole wheat bread
  • 3 3/4 cups cubed white bread
  • 1 pound ground turkey sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried sage
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 Golden Delicious apple, cored and chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cooked turkey liver, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup turkey stock
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F (175 degree C). Spread the white and whole wheat bread cubes in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes in the preheated oven, or until evenly toasted. Transfer toasted bread cubes to a large bowl.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the sausage and onions over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until evenly browned. Add the celery, sage, rosemary, and thyme; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes to blend flavors.
  3. Pour sausage mixture over bread in bowl. Mix in chopped apple, dried cranberries, parsley, and liver. Drizzle with turkey stock and melted butter, and mix lightly. Allow stuffing to cool completely before loosely stuffing a turkey.

“Every year there are a number of ‘family favorites’ on our Thanksgiving table. You know the ones that have become a tradition amongst your family and friends sitting around the table. That being said, I like to mix things up a bit to keep the meal and memories associated with my favorite day of the year top of mind. This is one such recipe that I made last year, and will be making again this year for certain!” -Julie G.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe from homeiswheretheboatis.net. Recipe from homeiswheretheboatis.net.


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 slices Maple Bacon, cooked and crumbled (my grocery store sells Hormel brand)
  • Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup (use real Maple syrup)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook bacon until crispy. Drain on paper towels; crumble and set aside.
  2. Rinse Brussels sprouts and slice off the tough woody stems. Remove any bruised or dried-out outer leaves. Shred the sprouts using a food processor fitted with a slicing blade, mandolin or knife. Separate the layers into distinct shreds.
  3. To toast pecans: Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. When pan is hot, add a single layer of nuts. Watch closely and stir frequently with a spatula until the nuts turn golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and spread out on a plate to cool to room temperature.
  4. Make the dressing by combining the chopped shallot, Dijon and balsamic vinegar in a large mixing bowl. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while you whisk to emulsify. Add the maple syrup and season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  5. Add pecans, cranberries, blue cheese and bacon to the shredded Brussels sprouts. Pour the dressing over salad and toss until all of the ingredients are coated. Serve immediately.

“This Thanksgiving will be a year for new traditions given my 2015 dietary changes to gluten and dairy free. Trying to find recipes that are close to our usual traditions but that I can enjoy as well, like this little beauty. I’ve learned with a lot of recipes I just need to try it out and make substitutions, like gluten free flour versus regular flour or coconut oil versus butter. It’s made my cooking more adventurous with all these trial runs of recipes and seeing what works.” -Carri Z.

Pumpkin Cookies with Coconut Cream and White Chocolate

pumpkin coconut cookie sandwich Recipe from foodfaithfitness.com.

Ingredients for the cookies

  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour, plus 2 tablespoons
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, at room temperature (should be the consistency of soft butter)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons pumpkin puree, at room temperature

Ingredients for the coconut whipped cream

  • 1 16 ounce can coconut milk, full fat that has been chilled in the refrigerator no less than 24 hours (13 ounces)
  • 5 tablespoons powdered sugar

Ingredients to garnish

  • 2 ounces white chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup sweetened coconut flakes


In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat together the coconut oil and both sugars with an electric hand mixer, until light and fluffy.

For the cookies:

  1. Add in the vanilla extract, egg yolk and pumpkin puree and beat until well combined.
  2. Stir the flour mixture into the coconut oil mixture and stir until well combined. Thedough will be quite soft and sticky, and not as firm and hard as a typical dough, don’t worry it set up a lot when it’s chilled. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to overnight.
  3. While the dough chills, you can prepare the coconut whipped cream.
  4. Take the chilled coconut milk out of the refrigerator and dump upside down. Open it with a can opener and drain out all the liquid on top, leaving you with the thick coconut cream on the bottom.
  5. Scoop the cream into a large bowl (it should equal about 1 1/4 cups) and add in the powdered sugar.
  6. Beat the cream with an electric hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Place back in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  7. Once the dough has chilled, preheat your oven to 325°F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Scoop the dough onto the cookie sheets in 1/2 tablespoon. balls (they spread!) very lightly pressing down. You want the balls taller than they are wide, so don’t flatten them much. Note that your dough will be a little sticky, you can always spray your fingers with a little bit of pam if the dough sticks to them.
  9. Bake the cookies until lightly golden, about 15-17 minutes. They will feel quite soft and under baked, but they continue to bake on the pan.
  10. Let them cool on the pan for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the chocolate coconut coating:

  1. Once the cookies are cooled, melt the chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave in 20 second intervals stirring between each interval, until smooth and melted. Pour the coconut onto a plate.
  2. Dip the bottom 1/3 of each cookie into the melted chocolate, gently scraping off any excess, and then into the coconut flakes, pressing them down gently. Place back onto the parchment paper lined cookie tray. I dipped my cookies at a slight angle, so that the undersides did not get covered in chocolate, just the top 1/3 and the edges. Repeat with remaining cookies, being very careful as the cookies are soft and delicate.
  3. Transfer the trays into the fridge to let the chocolate harder for about 30 minutes. For the

For the coconut cream filling:

  1. Once the chocolate is hardened, fill a parchment bag (or a Ziploc bag with the corner cut off) with the coconut cream and lightly pipe it into the middle of half of the cookies, leaving a little space around the edges for the cream to spread once sandwiched.
  2. Place the bare cookies on top of the coconut creamed cookies.
  3. You can serves the cookies right away, or wait for them to back up to room temperature.

What new recipes are you trying this year? Share them with us below and let us know if you tried any of ours! Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

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Good Skin Foods: Healthy Skin Recipes

two mango salsa tacos on a plate with lime What is “good skin”? It’s clear, healthy skin, and getting it is as much about what you put in your body as on your face. Therefore, it’s important to feed your body and skin with nutrients like Vitamin A, C, E and DIM (found in Skin Accumax), that do everything from boosting collagen production to protecting your skin from free radicals.

Find out why each vitamin and nutrient helps your skin and overall health below, and try some of the vitamin-rich recipes we love.

Citrus fruits and several vegetables contain vitamin C, which stimulates collagen production, reduces redness, boosts the immune system and helps iron absorption.

  • Did you know? The average mango contains 122 milligrams of vitamin C.
  • Feed your skin: Try a simple, vitamin C-rich, Mango Salsa recipe from WhitneyBond.com. Enjoy it with chicken or fish tacos, grilled salmon or your favorite tortilla chips.

Brightly colored vegetables have vitamin A, whereas cruciferous vegetables (green, leafy vegetables) contain DIM (Diindolylmethane). Vitamin A balances oil in the skin, reduces hyperkeratinization, stimulates blood circulation and promotes cell turnover. DIM is a natural plant nutrient that supports detoxification, reduces oxidative stress, improves metabolism.

  • Did you know? Kale contains both DIM and Vitamin A; a half cup serving contains approximately 478 milligrams of vitamin A.
  • Feed your skin: Make a delicious and refreshing Kale Salad with Glazed Onions and Cheddar Cheese with a vitamin A-rich recipe from GoodHousekeeping.com.

Oils, nuts, grains and cereals contain vitamin E, which protects your skin from free radical damage, promotes healthy skin and hair, improves circulation and helps repair tissue.

  • Did you know? A cup of sunflower seeds contains 49.1 milligrams of vitamin E.
  • Feed your skin: Enjoy this vitamin E-rich Basil and Sunflower Seed Pesto from HonestCooking.com; it’s delicious, cost-effective and easy to make!

What are your favorite recipes for good skin? Share images of your favorite vitamin-rich dishes with us on Instagram using @janeiredale and #feedyourskin.

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Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes


Cauliflower Stuffing

cauliflower stuffing

Who doesn’t love stuffing? It’s one of the best parts of the meal. However, for those of us with gluten allergies or who want to avoid carbs, stuffing can be something we have to pass on. Enter this delicious cauliflower stuffing. Full of flavor and bursting with nutrients, this unique dish is sure to win over your family and your appetite!

  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1 small head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 c. chopped mushrooms
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄4 cups chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage (or 1 tsp. ground sage)
  • 1⁄2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, carrot, and celery and saute until soft, 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add cauliflower and mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook until tender, 8 to 10 minutes more.
  3. Add parsley, rosemary, and sage and stir until combined, then pour over vegetable broth and cover with a lid. Cover until totally tender and liquid is absorbed 15 minutes.
  4. Serve.
Image and recipe courtesy of delish.com.

Mushroom Gravy

Whether you’re a sparing user of gravy or someone who enjoys drowning their whole plate in it, this recipe is perfect. Enjoy this creamy, vegetable gravy and eat guilt-free.

  • 1-2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄2 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 oz. mushrooms, finely chopped
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp. chopped sage
  • 1 tsp. chopped rosemary
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 cups vegetable stock
  1. Heat olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and saute until beginning to soften. Stir in mushrooms and herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add flour and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Pour in 2 cups of vegetable stock and whisk to combine. Bring to simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, until the flavors have melded and the mixture has thickened slightly. If the mixture is too thick, gradually add more vegetable stock.
  3. Serve warm.
Image and recipe courtesy of delish.com.

Paleo Pecan Pie Tart

paleo pecan pie

Every great Thanksgiving dinner ends with a medley of sweet treats created by your nearest and dearest. This delectable pecan pie recipe is sure to delight the palettes of not only your Paleo guests and gluten-free guests, but those who wait all year for a taste of this holiday favorite.

Crust Ingredients
  • 3⁄4 cup coconut flour
  • 1⁄2 cup toasted pecan halves
  • 3 large eggs
  • 8 tbsp. chilled pastured butter or coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar (coconut crystals)
  • 1⁄4 tsp. fine sea salt

Filling Ingredients

  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted (or enough dates to make 2⁄3 cup purée)
  • 1⁄3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1⁄3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 tbsp. pastured butter or virgin coconut oil (room temperature)
  • 2 tbsp. dark molasses
  • 1 tbsp. dark rum (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1⁄4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 and 2⁄3 cups toasted pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1⁄3 cup toasted pecan halves (for topping) – about 23 pieces


  1. Toast the pecan halves on a sheet pan in a 350°F oven for about 7 minutes.
  2. Separate toasted pecans into three groups: 1⁄2 cup for the crust, 1 and 2⁄3 cups to chop for the filling, and 1⁄3 cup for the topping.
  3. Chop the 1 and 2⁄3 cups of pecans roughly in the food processor. Set aside in a separate bowl.
  4. Begin creating the crust by combining the coconut flour, 1⁄2 cup pecan halves, fat (either pastured butter or virgin coconut oil), coconut sugar and salt in food processor and pulse until combined and pecans are finely chopped.
  5. Add the eggs and pulse until a dough is formed.
  6. Spread the dough evenly into the bottom and sides of a 9 1⁄2 inch tart pan.
  7. For the filling, place the pitted dates in the food processor with the applesauce and maple syrup. Process until dates are completely puréed and you have a smooth mixture.
  8. To the bowl of a stand mixer add the date purée, eggs, fat of choice (butter or coconut oil), molasses, rum, vanilla and salt and mix on medium speed until well-combined.
  9. Place the 1 and 2⁄3 cups of chopped pecans into the bottom of the prepared tart shell.
  10. Pour the filling into the shell.
  11. Decorate the top with the remaining 1⁄3 cup of pecan halves.
  12. Place the tart onto a sheet pan and bake in the oven at 350°F for approximately 45-50 minutes. Check the tart at 30-35 minutes.
  13. Cool and serve!
Image and recipe courtesy of paleospirit.com.

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After knowing these 34 homemade, all natural DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes, you’ll stop using store-bought scrubs for sure!

1. DIY Peppermint Sugar Scrub Bars

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Easily mistaken as candies, these pretty sugar scrub bars impart a natural glow on your skin and keep it free from the harsh effects of age. Find the recipe here!

2. DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

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The granular texture of this gingerbread scrub makes it easy to apply, especially when you are running out of time. The recipe is here.

3. DIY Coffee Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

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Anybody up for dual benefits? This coffee-sugar body scrub recipe awakens your mind with the invigorating scent and rejuvenates your skin. Visit Living the Nourished Life for more.

4. Lavender Lemon Sugar Scrub

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Lemon gives the antioxidant property to this ordinary sugar scrub, and lavender added to provide it a lingering aroma. Head over to One Little Project to learn more.

5. Homemade Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub.

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Who knew, this tropical dessert lover’s dream is actually a sugar scrub in disguise? The recipe is here.

6. Lemon Honey Sugar Scrub

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This lemon honey sugar scrub not only exfoliates your skin but moisturizes it well. See the how-to at Home Made Mommy

7. Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub

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This sweet, licorice-flavored sugar scrub is perfect for keeping your skin healed and hydrated all through winter. See the directions here.

8. Oatmeal & Honey Homemade Sugar Scrub

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Nourish, exfoliate and brighten your skin at the same time with this homemade blend of honey, oatmeal, and sugar. The Story of Five has the tutorial.

9. Sugar Scrub Cubes

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These pint-sized DIY scrub bars are easy to store and carry, so you never have to be too far from a quick natural skin cleanup ever.

10. DIY Mint Sugar Scrub

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Beat Monday blues with this cool, minty sugar scrub. The recipe is here!

11. DIY Essential Oil Sugar Scrub

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Combine the goodness of essential oil and sugar into one, follow this essential oil sugar scrub recipe here.

12. Calming Sugar Scrub

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This calming sugar scrub recipe has great effects on sinus headaches. Savvy Naturalista has the process.

13. DIY Exfoliating Lemon Lip Scrub

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Get rid of dry, flaky lips problem and make them soft and glossy with this homemade lip scrub recipe here.

14. Cranberry Sugar Scrub

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Here’s an amazing cranberry sugar scrub recipe for quick skin nourishment when you have less time to spare.

15. Sweet Vanilla Sugar Scrub


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This heavenly mix of vanilla and sugar does wonders to dull skin while leaving you smelling like a dream. Visit Thank Your Body to find the DIY.

16. Peach Passion Sugar Scrub

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Get in touch with the healing powers of peach and eliminate the signs of pollution and stress from your face and for all with this DIY sugar scrub.

17. Cucumber Mint Sugar Scrub

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Pamper yourself with the cool, refreshing effects of cucumber and mint to kickstart the day with glee. Catch this amazing recipe here.

18. Rose Petal Sugar Scrub

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Infused with smooth, perfumy rose petals, this creamy sugar scrub is more than a remedy. It is a treat to your skin. Happiness is Homemade has the details.

19. DIY Chai Sugar Scrub

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The strong nutrient profile of tea makes this perfect as a skin exfoliant and moisturizer. Add it to your sugar scrub for long-lasting benefits. The recipe is here!

20. DIY Sugar Hand Scrub

After knowing these 34 homemade, all natural DIY Sugar Scrub Recipes, you'll stop using store-bought scrubs for sure!

If everyday chores are ruining the beauty of your delicate hands, this simple sugar hand scrub DIY can help.

21. DIY Raspberry Lemon Sugar Scrub

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DIY Raspberry Lemon Sugar Scrub in etched glass jars. Recipe + tutorial!

This raspberry lemon sugar scrub is a fine example of things that look good, feel good, and work well. Catch the recipe+tutorial here.

22. Homemade Green Tea Sugar Scrub

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Loaded with antioxidants and antibacterial properties, this homemade green tea sugar scrub deserves your efforts to make it.  Living Chic on the Cheap has the complete recipe.

23. Apple Cinnamon Sugar Scrub

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This recipe has coconut oil, cinnamon powder, apple, and sugar. Find out the tutorial at Simply Shellie.

24. Vanilla Chai Sugar Scrub

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Achieve a higher level of awareness every morning with this ultra-smooth yet nourishing sugar scrub that renews the deepest layers of your skin. The DIY Natural has the recipe.

25. DIY Cherry Blossom Sugar Scrub

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Sink in the lingering scent of cherry blossoms with this easy, two-minute sugar scrub recipe here.

26. Homemade Apricot Sugar Scrub

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Get the goodness of apricot and sugar in one irresistible combination with this DIY at A Pumpkin and A Princess.

27. DIY Unicorn Sugar Scrub

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If fruity and flowery scrubs are too mainstream, consider whipping up this multicolored fairytale-inspired DIY Unicorn Sugar Scrub.

28. Spiced Orange Sugar Scrub

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Make this spiced sugar scrub with orange essential oil. Apply it once a week before shower on your skin. You’ll forget all the chemical products available in the market.

29. Vanilla Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

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Infused with the foresty scent of pumpkin spice, this DIY sugar scrub makes wonderful fall party favors. The recipe is here.

30. Homemade Eucalyptus Sugar Scrub

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The calming and nourishing properties of this eucalyptus sugar scrub will help you unwind after a long day at work. The Salt Lick Lessons has the tutorial.

31. DIY Strawberry Sugar Scrub

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The only challenge with this deliciously scented sugar scrub from Mommy Musings is the tendency to eat it up in one go.

32. Pina Colada Sugar Scrub

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This refreshing minty sugar scrub is just what you need to make sure you are summer ready in time. Visit Happiness is Homemade for the directions.

33. Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

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This 3 ingredients brown sugar lip scrub by Crafting{e} can beat those commercial lip scrubs in efficacy.

34. Homemade Lime Sugar Scrub

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For a tangy twist to your boring sugar scrub, consider adding in a few drops of lime.  Creations by Kara has the details.

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With these 30 Homemade DIY Body Scrub Recipes, exfoliate your body and get soft and moisturized skin without using harsh chemicals.

1. Coffee Body Scrub with Coconut Oil

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This refreshing scrub includes coffee and coconut oil- the two antioxidant powerhouses to fight cellulite and impart a dewy glow. Here is the recipe!

2. DIY Lemon Body Scrub

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Combining Epsom salt for intense scrubbing and coconut oil for nourishment, this lemon-scented scrub is something you can’t get enough of. Check out this DIY.

3. DIY Orange Body Scrub with Real Oranges

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Rewind with the goodness of oranges at the end of a tiring day with this 100% herbal body scrub. We found the recipe here.

4. DIY Herbal Body Scrub

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This lightly perfumed body scrub cleans and nourishes your skin with its endless antimicrobial and humectant properties. Get more details here.

5. Nourishing Honey & Sugar Body ScrubDIY body scrub5

If a wee bit of exfoliation angers your skin, this silky smooth honey scrub is a good option. Visit livesimply for the recipe.

6. Banana Sugar Body Scrub Recipe

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Enriched with antioxidants, vitamins, and manganese, this sweet-scented banana scrub is a treat for dry and damaged skin. Follow this post for more details. Check out more sugar scrub recipes here.

7. DIY Lemon and Rosemary Body Scrub

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This refreshing rosemary and lemon body scrub gives you a spa-like treatment at a fraction of the cost. Here is the DIY!

8. Cucumber Body Scrub

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This mildly scented scrub energizes and cools your body before the sweat and stress can take over. All the ingredients with the recipe are here.

9. Sea Salt Body Scrub

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Sea salt scrubs are not as fancy as you think! In fact, the ingredients to whip them up are lying in your kitchen right now. Here is the step by step procedure.

10. Moisturizing Body Scrub Cubes With Green Tea And Ginger

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This travel-friendly body scrub rejuvenates your skin, giving it a cheery glow all through winter. Helloglow came up with this recipe.

11. Oats and Honey Body Scrub

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This interesting recipe gives you a nicely textured scrub, where you have ground oats for ruthless exfoliation and honey for silky nourishment. Know more here.

12. Activated Charcoal DIY Body Scrub

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If you want to scrub out the impurities, while leaving essential body oils intact, consider turning to DIY activated charcoal body scrub.

13. Peppermint Sugar Body Scrub

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If your idea of detox is drowning in fresh, minty smells, then this peppermint sugar scrub can help. Here is how to make it!

14. Citrus Salt Body Scrub

Immerse yourself in the divine scent of lemon zest every time you step into the shower. The instructions are available here.

15. Homemade Baking Soda Body Scrub

This easy, two-minute body scrub makes sure you don’t keep putting off exfoliation for the weekends. The steps are here.

16. Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub

Gift your skin the benefits of intense hydration and deep exfoliation with this vanilla-scented sugar scrub. Visit instructables for more details.

17. Homemade Chocolate Body Scrub

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For chocolate-lovers that want a spa-like experience, this decadent body scrub should suffice. Here is the detailed article.

18. Homemade Grapefruit Body Scrub

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Get soft, glowing skin with this two-ingredient scrub infused with grapefruit extracts. Learn all about the ingredients and steps here.

19. Homemade Lavender Sugar Body Scrub

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The irresistible blend of lavender, sugar and coconut oil makes this scrub perfect for pampering your skin with. Click here for more details.

20. Rose Petal Body Scrub Recipe

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This delicate rose scrub is an excellent gift for someone you love this Valentine’s day. Here is the tutorial.

21. DIY Mocha Body Scrub

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This deliciously-scented coffee scrub has sugar for exfoliation and coconut oil for intense hydration. The procedure with the material required is here!

22. Paradise Mango DIY Body Scrub

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Immerse yourself in the refreshing scents and age-reversing benefits of this DIY mango scrub.

23. Pumpkin Pie Sugar Body Scrub

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Incorporating this fall staple to your body care routine gives you a youthful look that stays all year long. Follow the instructions here.

24. Coconut Lime Sugar Body Scrub

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This nourishing, vitamin-enriched body scrub is perfect for winter application. Here’s the post which has all the steps.

25. Sugar Cookie Body Scrub Recipe

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Inspired by your favorite dessert snack, this body scrub here employs the power of chocolate and sugar to wipe off skin debris and bring out the lost sheen.

26. Strawberry Sugar Body Scrub

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This sugary jelly-like scrub makes your bath time luxurious, erasing any signs of stress and daytime drowsiness that Monday mornings are sure to bring. We found the idea here.

27. Homemade Watermelon Body Scrub

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Rub off dry skin without much elbow grease and a little help from this DIY watermelon scrub.

28. Margarita Body Scrub

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This refreshing margarita skin scrub is sure to dowse morning sleepiness and keep you alert the whole day. Step by step tutorial is here.

29. Homemade Chai Body Scrub

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For a hydrating exfoliant scrub that smells equally good, try this chai scrub. The recipe for this scrub is here.

30. Homemade Almond and Floral Body Scrub

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Infused with divine floral scents, this almond scrub has anti-aging properties that confer an everlasting glow on your skin. Here are all the details.

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These homemade body lotion recipes for winter are excellent to keep your skin moisturized in dry days. All these contain natural ingredients that nourish the skin.

1. Coconut Cream Lotion

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This waxy, buttery blend with the smell of coconut repairs your skin after days of winter dryness, making it summer-ready and good as new. Here is the tutorial!

2. Homemade Lotion for winter: Natural Non-Greasy Hand & Body Moisturizer

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Combining aloe vera gel, beeswax, and vitamin E in this non-greasy formula hydrates your skin and is mild enough for summer application. Visit DIY natural for the detailed post.

3. DIY Crockpot Lotion

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For extra skin care during the harshest of winters, this crockpot lotion recipe using all-natural ingredients can help. Check out this DIY!

4. Oatmeal, Cocoa Butter, Honey, Milk Lotion

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Filled with vitamin powerhouses, this wholesome body lotion idea makes your skin look good and feel better like never before.

5. Homemade Lavender-Chamomile Lotion

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Infused with the calming scents of chamomile and lavender this buttery smooth cream erases tensed thoughts, helping you unwind and sleep. Follow this tutorial.

6. Homemade Lavender-Chamomile Sleepy-Time Lotion

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With beeswax, olive oil and a delicious rose fragrance, this smooth homemade lotion for dry skin in winter do a great job at giving you a spa-like feel at home. The recipe is here.

7. Homemade Tinted Lotion

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Dab some of this tinted moisturizer before applying foundation to look naturally beautiful and young. Here are the steps.

8. Homemade Scented Lotion

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This recipe shows you how to add a personal touch and extra hydration powers to your favorite store-bought lotion.

9. Easy shea Butter And Olive Oil Lotion

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This rich, creamy lotion pairs shea butter with extra virgin olive oil to ensure a generous supply of vitamins to the skin every time.

10. Cooling Aloe-Mint Body Lotion

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Gift your skin the refreshing goodness of mint and aloe with this summer-special body scrub idea.

11. Homemade Face Lotion

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Unlike moisturizers that clog pores, this buttery homemade mix ensures a non-greasy yet glossy look, making it ideal for daytime application.

12. Homemade Calamine Lotion

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Reduce the itchy irritation and redness of acne with this calamine face lotion. Get the recipe here.

13. Good Night Lotion

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This lavender-scented shea butter and coconut oil mix calm your nerves, lulling you into a deep, restful sleep. Grab the recipe here.

14. Homemade Orange Body Lotion

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Bestow the health benefits of tropical fruits on your skin with the help of this luscious, irresistible body lotion. Follow this link for instructions.

15. DIY Whipped Lavender Lotion

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This creamy, beeswax-shea butter blend is for when your skin could do with some intense hydration without compromising on appearance.

16. Easy Homemade Vanilla Lotion

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This vanilla-scented cream has jojoba oil, which is anti-inflammatory and takes care of winter dryness in poorly nourished areas of your body, like the legs and feet.

17. Silky Smooth Homemade Lotion Dry Skin in Winter

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Including cocoa butter, vitamin E, beeswax and a host of essential oils, this incredible lotion recipe presents a tasteful experience with each application.

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Get rid of acne, tighten skin and many more benefits with these homemade egg face mask recipes that work miraculously when it comes to skin care!

1. Lemon and DIY Egg White Face Mask

The initial stage to prepare this homemade egg face mask recipe begins with separating the yolk from egg white. You can do that manually, or you can buy egg separators from the market. Another active ingredient used in this face mask is lemon which not only clears up the oily skin but is also antibacterial. This face mask is known to clear up clogged pores, acne, and lighten skin tone.


  • One egg white
  • Lemon juice (Half lemon)


  • In a bowl take pour both egg white and lemon juice. Make sure that the bowl is clean.
  • Thoroughly whisk the mixture till you obtain a uniform paste.
  • Apply this mixture on face and neck by using a cotton pad or facial brush.
  • After around 10 minutes wash your face with lukewarm water.

NOTE: Apply this mask thrice in a week for oil-free glowing skin.

2. Honey and Egg Homemade Face Mask Recipe

The combined benefits of honey and egg white can do wonders when it comes to skincare. Egg white is known to promote and repair tissue growth which results in wrinkle-free young skin. But using egg white alone is not suitable if your skin is on the drier side. Not only does honey moisturizes the skin but it’s antiseptic and antibacterial properties also make it great for fighting acne.


  • One egg white
  • Honey (Half tablespoon)


  • Take egg white and honey in a bowl. Stir the ingredients till honey mixes well in egg white.
  • Apply this solution on your face after washing your face with warm water. It is to clean up clogged pores.
  • For 10-15 minutes keep this mask on your face. It’s advisable to keep the face relaxed during this period.
  • Remove the face mask with warm water and gently dry off the skin using a soft towel.

NOTE: Avoid the application of this mask around the eyes as the skin in that area is quite sensitive.

3. Avocado and Yogurt Egg White Mask

People having dry skin will benefit greatly from this face mask. Avocado and yogurt both nourish the dry skin and turn it more soft and youthful. Plus, avocado also moisturizes the skin giving it a beautiful glow. You’ll also get rid of acne-causing bacteria because of the antibacterial nature of yogurt.


  • One egg white
  • Ripe avocado (one-fourth)
  • Yogurt (One tablespoon)


  • Mash the avocado with the help of a fork till you obtain a paste which is lump free.
  • Take egg white, yogurt, and avocado paste in a bowl and mix all the ingredients until you get a thick paste.
  •  Apply a coat of this paste on your face with fingers. Make sure to wash hands before that.
  • After 15 minutes you can wash the face with lukewarm water and pat dry with a soft towel.

TIP: The face mask can drip off the face and create a mess so apply it over the bathroom or kitchen sink.

4. Skin Whitening Turmeric and Orange Egg Mask

We don’t claim that this face mask will make you instantly fair! But we do assure you that your natural skin color will come back and you’ll get rid of the summer tan with each application. Turmeric and orange juice both help in evening out the skin tone and discoloration. Both these ingredients also possess skin lightening properties. Don’t be surprised if your acne clears up too as it’s because of turmeric’s antibacterial properties.


  • Orange juice (One tablespoon)
  • One egg white
  • Turmeric powder (One tablespoon)


  • Prepare a foamy mix by whisking orange juice and egg white in a bowl.
  • Now to this foamy mix add turmeric powder and stir till you obtain a smooth paste.
  • With circular strokes of fingers apply this paste on your face. You can use it on your neck too!
  • As this mix is somewhat drippy lie down for about 15 minutes after applying it, so it does not run off.
  • Peel off the dried mask gently and apply moisturizer on the skin.

NOTE: Wear an old cloth as the mask is drippy and turmeric stains are tough to get rid off.

5. Grapes and DIY Egg White Mask

Even though it may sound a little absurd to apply grapes on the skin, it actually cleanses the skin deeply. Other advantages for the skin include improving elasticity, preventing wrinkles, and sun damage. It also prevents and cures acne because of the presence of alpha hydroxyl acids. In addition to this, it works for all skin types!


  • One egg white
  • Grapes (6-7)
  • Blender


  • Run the blender after filling it with egg white and grapes.
  • Once you obtain a smooth mix, stop the blender and pour this mixture into a bowl.
  • With a cotton pad or facial brush apply this mask on the face with upward or circular strokes.
  • Let the mask rest on your face undisturbed for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off the mask with lukewarm water and towel dry your face.

6. Corn Starch Homemade Egg Face Mask Recipe

If you are lucky enough to be bestowed with normal skin which is neither dry nor oily, taking proper care of it is a must. Here is a face mask that works best for people with normal skin. You’ll get a smooth and clear skin after just a single application as corn starch present in this face mask absorbs the pollutants and dirt. Irritation caused due to sunburns and allergies is also known to soothe with the topical use of cornstarch.


  • One egg white
  • Corn starch (two teaspoons)


  • Take corn starch and egg white in a small mixing bowl.
  • Mix these ingredients together either using blender or a spoon.
  • Using a cosmetic brush or cotton pad apply this mix on your face.
  •  After about 15 to 20 minutes wash your face thoroughly to remove this mask.
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