I am so excited for this month of DIY beauty!

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I chose this theme for the month of July because I am really passionate about safe and natural beauty products. Did you know that many name brand cosmetics use cancer causing ingredients in their products? I was shocked to learn that so many of my favorite brands might actually be harming my body. I stumbled across the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which is a beautiful source of information about the cosmetics industry. The best thing that we can do for ourselves and our families is to research labels and understand which products are harmful to ourselves, our children and our pets. Check it out!

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Let’s get into some DIY beauty!

I decided that it would be really fun this month to create videos of me trying some DIY recipes for beauty! First up, I created my very own vegan lip scrub. This is a twist of a recipe I found from the blogger, ROSYCHICC. Her recipe calls for honey, brown sugar and coconut oil. Instead of using honey and brown sugar, I decided to use agave nectar and vegan sugar. I also added a few drops of essential oils in my recipe to give it that extra finish. Check out my video below!

See, how easy was that?! DIY beauty can be so easy and fun. The beautiful thing about DIY beauty is that you know exactly what is in your products. I totally love it! As promised, the products I talked about in my video are below. These are products that I absolutely love and support. I believe that we have a say in what’s sold in our grocery stores. With every dollar we spend, we are voting on what is available to us!

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Before I talk about the ingredients in my video, I wanted to let you know that I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for Bold & Free to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. 

Ingredients

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1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons of vegan raw cane sugar. The amount of sugar depends on if you need to thicken the mixture so I’d start with 1 1/2 and then go from there. I used Florida Crystal Raw Cane Sugar!

Agave-Nectar

1 tablespoon of agave nectar. I used Madhava Organic Golden Light Blue Agave Nectar! This nectar is so light and it’s a perfect addition to any recipe.

Coconut-oil

1 tablespoon of coconut oil. You’ll want to ensure that half of your mixture is liquid and the other half is solid. This makes for better mixing. I used Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil.

frankincense-oil

1-2 drops of your favorite essential oil. I absolutely love Lavender oil in any of my DIY projects but for this video I used 2 drops of DoTerra’s Frankincense oil! Remember, you’ll want to find an oil for internal or topical use.

You’ll mix all of those ingredients together to make an awesome vegan lip scrub!

*Quick note* Separation is natural. The coconut oil tends to separate from the sugar so you’ll want to mix up the mixture lightly prior to use.

Vegan-lip-balm

For those of you looking for an awesome new lip balm, I talked about this lip balm in my video and it is AMAZING! It’s got quite a name but it’s totally vegan and truly amazing for your lips. Shea Moisture is the brand and they have a ton of different products. This lip balm is African Water Mint & Ginger Shea Butter Vegan Lip Balm with Opuntia Extract. Check it out. I totally love it!

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I really hope you enjoyed my very first video! Be sure to tune in next week for another recipe in the DIY Beauty series. I would love to connect with you! If you try any of my recipes or DIY projects, be sure to take pictures and I’ll feature you on my blog and/or one of my social media accounts! Email “hello@beboldandfree.com” with any questions about being featured or to submit your photos. Also, you still have time to get my brand new e-book totally free! Just click the button “Get E-Book!” on my homepage and enter your email address. I’ll send it to you right away. Have a beautiful week!

Be bold to live free, xo Aimée

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith