One of the teens at last week's beauty product event asked for recipes to try some things at home. Below are some we used at the event, plus a few extras for you to try! If you want to find more recepies, look at these sites:

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Bath Soaking Salts
* 2 1/2 cups Epsom salts (available at drug stores)
* 1/2 cup Kosher salt (available at grocery stores)
* 1 cup baking soda
* Up to 5 drops of food coloring and 3 drops of food flavoring (for scent)
Mix Epsom salts, Kosher salt, and baking soda in bowl. Put small amount of mixture in another bowl and stir in food coloring and flavoring, mixing well. Combine all ingredients and stir well. Pour mixture into a container for storage. Use a few tablespoons in your bathwater.

Body Glitter
* 3 tablespoons of aloe vera gel (clear, blue, or green)
* 1/8 teaspoon of cosmetic grade glitter (available at craft stores)
Mix gel and glitter in a bowl. Store in a small container. Use on your arms, neck, face, and even your hair!

Body Scrub
* washcloth
* rubber band
* 1 cup oatmeal
Place oatmeal in center of washcloth. Gather edges and fasten with rubber band. Use in the shower or tub for a facial, or for an all-over body scrub. Oatmeal is great for dry or sensitive skin. After use, undo rubber band and throw the oatmeal away.

Hand Treatment
* 4 tablespoons olive oil
* 1 tablespoon sugar
Mix olive oil and sugar. Gently rub mixture into your hands and nails. Leave on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse off. (For really soft hands, cover with cotton gloves and leave on overnight.) Discard remaining mixture.

Microwave Lip Gloss
* 2 tablespoons petroleum jelly (Vaseline)
* 1/4 teaspoon lipstick (any color)
* 4 drops cinnamon oil (or any flavor candy oil)
Place petroleum jelly in small microwave container. Top with lipstick. Microwave for 20-30 seconds on high power, or until mixture has softened (not melted). Blend well. Mix in cinnamon oil. Store in small container.

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