Homemade Mod Podge Recipes

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Found this useful recipe to make your own Mod Podge!

Simple Solution

8 ounces of washable white glue
1 15+ ounce clean and dry container with lid
4 ounces of water (half as much water as glue)

Simply empty the glue into the container, add the water, put the lid on, and shake well.
To make it gloss add 2 tablespoons of water based varnish or to make it sparkle add super fine glitter.

Another Great Recipe

1 1/2 cups Flour
1/4 of a cup of granulated sugar
1/4 tsp olive oil
1 cup water

Sauce Pan
A spoon
An airtight container (Mason jar works great)

Turn your stove on low heat, add the water, oil, flour, and sugar to the saucepan (You can add more or less water and/or flour to get the consistency you desire, and you can add more oil for a glossier varnish). Heat the mixture over low to medium heat and stir. Do not let it boil. Empty contents into mason jar and let cool to room temperature. Shake before using. If your homemade mixture doesn’t hold well, use less water in your next batch, and if you are concerned about the possibility that your mixture might yellow over time, try using acid free glue.

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Source: Painted Furniture Ideas

Face Masks Recipes for Dry Skin

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Gathered some recipes to help with dry skin 🙂

1. Need: Banana, Honey, Yogurt, Oil

Whisk a large banana, two tablespoons of organic honey, two tablespoons of white yogurt and a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.

Leave for 20 minutes.

2. Need: Flour, Egg, Milk, Honey

Mix two tablespoons of flour, one egg yolk , three tablespoons of whole milk and a tablespoon of honey until the mixture is smooth.

Let it set for 20 minutes.


3. Need: Banana, Oat, Honey, Flour

Mash a banana and add two spoons of honey and one tablespoon of flour, oats, mix the ingredients until the mixture is smooth.

Leave it on for five minutes.

4. Need: Avocado, Yogurt

Avocado, which contains vitamin E, as well as other natural oils, is a great moisturizer for dry skin.

Place a ripe avocado, peeled and seeded, in a blender or food processor with four tablespoons of plain yogurt. Blend until smooth. Apply the mixture to your face, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes, and then rinse your face with warm water.

5. Need: Banana, Yogurt

The yogurt will not only hydrate and soften your dry skin, it will also exfoliate your skin, removing dead skin cells.

Peel one banana. Place half of it in a bowl. (You can eat the other half.) Mash the banana with a fork. Add four tablespoons of plain yogurt to the banana, and stir the mixture until smooth. Apply to your face and leave on for ten to fifteen, then rinse off with warm water.

6. Need: Honey, Egg

While honey is a natural astringent, it will also moisturize your dry skin.

Separate the yolk from one egg. (You can use the rest for a light, egg white omelet.) Mix the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of honey, and stir the mixture until smooth. Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

7. Need: Honey, Milk

For a quick-fix facial mask for your dry skin, mix two tablespoons of honey with two teaspoons of milk. Apply the sticky mixture to your face, and leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.

You don’t have to spend lots of money on expensive, commercial facial masks. You can find everything you need to create a homemade facial mask for your dry skin right in your kitchen.

8. Avocado, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

It is easy to make: mash the flesh of avocado with a fork, add a touch of extra-virgin olive oil, and apply this smooth, fragrant mixture onto your face.

This nourishing mask will supply your skin with a whole range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and softening agents to fight winter dryness.

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Sources: Homemade facial masks for acne, All Women’s Talk, Yahoo! Voices

10 Useful Homemade Scrubs

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1. Lemon-Honey Face Scrub

To remove dead skin, retain and provide moisturizing benefits, and brighten your complexion

  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of sugar

Blend ingredients in a bowl, apply to face, and rinse with warm water

2. Salt, Lemon, and Sugar Scrub

To exfoliate and brighten your complexion

  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • Juice from half of a lemon
  • Add sugar until the mixture is solid but not dry

Blend the ingredients in a bowl and gently massage the mask into skin. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes, and then rinse with water

3. Avocado and Oatmeal Scrub for Oily Skin

To provide moisture, soften and  keep skin looking healthy

  • 2 teaspoons of finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of avocado
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Blend ingredients in a bowl forming a thick paste. Massage the mask onto damp face in a circular motion, and then rinse with warm water

4. Baking Soda Blackhead Scrub

To eliminate blackheads

  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons water

Blend the ingredients in a bowl. Massage the mixture onto damp skin, and rinse with warm water

5. Banana and Sugar Face Scrub

To exfoliate and nourish your skin

  • 1 ripe, peeled banana
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of dark brown sugar

Mash the banana in a bowl, add the other ingredients blending them into a paste.  Massage the paste onto your face, leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse with warm water

6. Egg Yolk, Honey, and Olive Oil Mask

This combination is perfect for dry skin types

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of warm honey
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil

Blend the ingredients in a bowl. Massage the mixture onto your skin, leave on for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water

7. Cucumber and Yogurt Face Mask

This is the perfect mask to revive your skin

  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt

Blend the ingredients in a blender, massage mixture onto skin, leave on for 15 minutes and rinse with cool water

8. Orange Juice and Honey Mask

For a healthy glow

  • 3 tablespoons of orange juice (no pulp)
  • ½ cup of warm honey

Blend the ingredients in a bowl, massage the mixture onto skin, leave on for 30 minutes, and rinse with warm water followed by cold water.

9. Papaya and Honey Mask

For those who have uneven pigment or sunspots

  • ½ cup of ripe, mashed papaya
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Blend the ingredients in a bowl, massage the mixture onto skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes, and rinse with warm water

10. Vitamin C Mask

The perfect anti-aging mask

  • ½ fresh, peeled, and mashed kiwi fruit
  • 2 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 2 drops of orange essential oil

Blend the ingredients in a blender, massage the mixture onto skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes and rinse with warm water

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Source: Make It & Mend It