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Spa Day At Home - By Coco & Loco

Let's learn about how to make your very own DIY Spa Day essentials at home! It's easy to craft wonderful products from natural ingredients for you to use to spoil your skin and your senses.
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Essential oil room sprays offer more than just fresh scents for your home, they also have therapeutic properties of relaxation, calming, and anxiety-relief. They freshen and clean the air at the same time. You can enjoy the scent without worrying about any toxins!
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Essential oil sprays can also be used as a linen cleaner or sprayed on your dyer balls to freshen and clean your laundry as it drys. There are multiple benefits to using an essential oil room spray, and so many possible fragrances you can have craft with this one product. It is also a great option for travel. Sometimes hotel rooms smell weird, and you can’t just light a candle in there, but spraying a fragrance can immediately make it feel more like home while purifying the air and helping you to relax.
 

Coco & Loco Relaxation Essentials Spray Recipe:

We’ll be using distilled water, three different essential oils, and a cosmetic grade emulsifier to blend the water and oils together. The emulsifier we use is a polysorbate, safe to use in cosmetic and food products.

Ingredients:

  • Frankincense Essential Oil - 18 Drops
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil - 18 Drops
  • Lavender Essential Oil - 36 Drops
  • Distilled Water - Approx. 7 Tb. 
  • Tween 20 (or other cosmetic grade emulsifier) - 1 Tb.
  • 4 Oz. Amber Glass Bottle w/ Spray Top 
  1. Start by measuring out your essential oils. We're mixing at a 4% rate into a 4 oz spray bottles. This is important because too high of a percentage can make something like essential oils, which are beneficial to you, turn into something that’s too strong for our bodies to safely handle. If you get a drop or too more or less it should not negatively affect your outcome, so don’t stress about it.
  2. Add your emulsifier.
  3. Fill up your bottle to the bottom of the bottle neck with distilled water. Give the bottle a shake, spray a bit and see what you think!
  4. Make sure to label your bottle with the ingredients, as well as the date you made it. Since we haven’t added a preservative to our sprays, it is recommend to keep it in the fridge so that bacteria doesn’t have a chance to grow in the water. Your spray should have a shelf life of about 8 weeks.

Notes on oils:

  • Cedarwood oil will assist with mental clarity and focus. Cedarwood is an antispasmodic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic oil. It helps alleviate insomnia and tension. It’s a natural deodorizer, sedative, and can lower blood pressure.
  • Frankincense, treats symptoms of arthritis and is very good for your skin. It can be steamed to assist with asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory ailments. It promotes relaxation and relieves stress. Just what we are wanting on a spa day!
Together with its antibacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant qualities, frankincense protects the skin by helping it heal from damage, reducing inflammation, and negating the effects of free radicals.
  • Lavender supports healthy brain function. It improves your mood and relieves stress by calming the nervous system. It works as a sedative, anti-anxiety, anticonvulsant and calming agent, and is a perfect remedy for tension and headaches.
Let’s move onto our next product!

Coco & Loco Coconut Sugar Exfoliating Body Scrub Recipe:

Why use a body scrub?
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Keeping your skin bright and healthy is important to keep it clean and clear of dead cells and dirt that gathers there. A simple body scrub can help you exfoliate and will leave your skin feeling as soft and your mind relaxed. With patience, exfoliation provides a simple, cost-effective and non-invasive way to enhance your collagen production levels. Scrubbing off dry skin cells stimulates the skin to go into renewal mode.
Exfoliating simultaneously aids in restoring a fresh, healthy top layer of skin while getting rid of clog-inducing cells, bacteria, oils or other impurities. Active brushing mildly irritates the skin to stimulate its self-healing process, boosts cellular turnover and removes any dry or trapped skin cells. Higher collagen production and cellular turnover enhance skin resiliency, texture, and appearance over time.

_Ingredients:

  • Brown Sugar - 9 Tb.
  • Organic Virgin Coconut Oil - 1 Tb.
  • Frankincense Essential Oil - 6-8 Drops
  • Organic Green Tea - 1/2 Tb. 
  • 6 Oz. Amber Glass Bottle w/ Top 
  1. Start with 9 tablespoons of brown sugar. This will be the main component of our homemade scrub. Brown sugar will be doing the job of exfoliating your skin, promoting your collagen product like we talked about. It’s a bit sticky, so be sure to wash it off well after you use the scrub.
  2. Add coconut oil. This ingredient will moisturize and protect your skin, while leaving it silky smooth. Virgin Coconut oil is made by cold pressing the white lining on the inside of a coconut, and it contains antimicrobial anti inflammatory properties.
  3. Next, add approximately a 1/2 tablespoon of green tea. Green tea is a well known antioxidant, containing the EGCG compound which helps repair damaged skin. Green tea contains many components which act as antibacterial agents and fight infection and inflammation. Green tea also contains many vitamins such as C, A, E and some of the B vitamins. B2 and E vitamins are essential for good healthy skin.
  4. Our last ingredient is Frankincense oil. Frankincense oil is very beneficial to your skin. It soothes inflammation, and it's astringent properties hide blemishes as it tightens your skin. It is a powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant. We’re diluting at 2% which is safe for your skin. Use it for your legs, arms, and torso area.
  5. Mix your scrub together and test the mixture on a small section of your skin to check for any allergic reaction.
This scrub is great for pampering you or your spouse when you have an at home spa day!
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Our Coco & Loco natural beauty and health product line offers many options for safe, relaxing products to use in your home. We have natural fragrance soap bars, homemade salves for skin healing and relief, and roller balls with essential oil mixes targeting specific issues. We also offer  a wide variety of essential oils for aromatherapy. Shop our selection and start making your own essential oil spray or body scrub at home today! 

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