Ho Ho Holiday Beauty Recipes!

Hello Everyone!
It has been so long since I did a recipe post! It’s been such a busy season with all the gift shopping, the end of a college semester, and work. I am all over the place it feels like! But, now that I’m done shopping and the semester is officially over, I AM READY TO BLOG MY HEART OUT.

Also, if you haven’t noticed already…Anthony changed the blog banner once again! When he was designing my business cards, he thought it would be best to be consistent with the design and changed the banner accordingly! Honestly, I LOVE IT. I am so simple and the banner looks a bit more professional, in my opinion. I do have a preview of the business cards on my Instagram so be sure to stop by and take look and let me know what you think!

Without further due, LET’S BEGIN:
imageThe holidays are among us…actually Christmas is only a WEEK AWAY! I am so excited for all the gifts, food, and the BEAUTY RECIPES. It seems that a lot of our lovely favorite treats are actually beneficial to our body and today I am going to share three recipes featuring Holiday Favorites: Peppermint, Chocolate, and Persimmons!
image_1SheKnows.Com features a cute little recipe called the “Peppermint & Lavender Facial Scrub” and it sounds so relaxing and perfect for bedtime! It’s perfect for those of you with oily skin as well:
1 Cup of Rolled Oats
1/2 Cup of Almonds
1 Teaspoon of Dried Lavender
1 Teaspoon of Dried Peppermint Leaves
1 Cup of White Cosmetic Clay
1/2 Cup of Honey
All you have to do is take the oats, almonds, lavender, and peppermint and place them into a blender. Blend or grind until the mixture becomes a powder. When the powder texture is achieved, add the clay and honey and mix well. REFRIGERATE after mixing. When applying to your face, make sure to mix about one tablespoon of the mixture with warm water to create a thick paste. Then you can apply to your face and leave on until dry then rinse with warm water!
image_2This is probably going to be one of my favorite beauty recipes! MommyPotamus.Com has a recipe called “Mint Chocolate Body Butter” and oh my gosh this sounds more delicious than beautiful. This recipe calls for quite a few ingredients and the directions are a tad tedious but don’t forget that you are working with chocolate which can be difficult if not handled correctly:
1/2 Cup of Grated Cocoa Butter
1/2 Cup of Shea Butter
1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup of Jojoba or Mild Olive Oil
1-2 Teaspoons of Essential Peppermint Oil
2 Tablespoons Pure Cocoa Powder
The directions are tedious so please be prepared: Prepare an ice bath of a large bowl filled with ice and a small bowl (that is able to hold 4-5 cups of liquid) fitted in the middle. Using a double boiler (there are other ways to do this as well), melt the cocoa butter and shea butter on a low simmer then add the coconut oil and jojoba oil until the mixture is completely liquid. Remove the mixture from the heat and place into the small bowl while gradually adding the cocoa powder. Place the bowl into the large bowl of ice and let the mixture cool for about 10 minutes. After the time has passed, add the essential peppermint oil and go ahead and place the mixture back on the boiler on medium to high heat and whip until it has thicken. THEN YOU ARE DONE. Although this recipe seems difficult, it does seem worthy to try and really fun for a Holiday Spa Party!
image_3I don’t know about you all, but one of my favorite things about Winter is persimmons! They are so delicious and healthy and apparently really awesome for your hair! TheBudgetFashionista.Com did a post on a really awesome hair mask recipe titled the “Persimmon & Rosemary Invigorating Honey Hair Mask!” That’s a mouth full, right? But it sounds totally worth it! All you need are the following:
1 Ripe Persimmon
1 Sprig of Rosemary
1/4 Cup of Almond or Olive Oil
1/2 Cup of Honey
4 Drops of Essential Peppermint Oil
The directions are pretty easy actually compared to the previous recipe!! Cut your persimmon into small pieces and place into a blender where you will blend it until a smooth texture starts to form. Add the remaining ingredients until the mixture is nice, smooth, and creamy. Once finished, apply the hair mask to damp hair and scalp and let it sit and rest for about 20 minutes. After the time’s passed, rinse hair thoroughly and dry accordingly! Easy, right?

Well, that is it for today’s post! I hope you all enjoyed it and found it useful and fun!! I AM TEMPTED TO ATTEMPT THE MINT CHOCOLATE BODY BUTTER, but I’m sure Anthony would be worried about me burning down the house…or blowing myself up somehow. But if you have any Holiday inspired beauty recipes, please share in the comments below!! I am looking for awesome recipes to try and soon enough I’ll be filming them as well! With that said, Anthony already ordered my business cards today!! And this upcoming year is going to be busy with events and what not! I SHALL BE PREPARED! Well then…I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Please be safe and take care and always remember to Live. Laugh. Smile.
Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

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