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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Zap Those Zits!

If you have read my blog for a while, you know that even though I am 55 (as of this writing), I STILL have oily, acne-prone skin. :-( That doesn't mean I look like I'm 16 anymore (I wish), but it has always spurred me on to find remedies that work (like my face wash and toner) for myself and my family . . . who are also on the oily side.
Something that's always handy to have with you is a little tube of homemade Zit Zapper. And you won't believe how EASY this is to make . . .
You Will Need:

~small pot
~1/8 c. raw, virgin coconut oil (NOT refined)
~3-5 drops tea tree essential oil (depending upon how strong you want it)
~3-6 empty lip balm tubes (depending upon the size you get)
~1 dropper OR small syringe (WITHOUT needle)
~rubber band


1) in a small pot, gently melt the coconut oil ~ it won't take long because coconut oil begins to liquefy at 72-75 degrees ~ it does NOT need to be hot, just warm enough to melt
2) remove from heat
3) add tea tree drops to the coconut oil; stir to blend while warm
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4) the easiest way to fill the tubes is to tie them together with the rubber band (so that they don't fall over), fill the dropper/syringe with the warm mixture and drop it into the tubes until they are full
5) put caps on the filled tubes
6) place tubes in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes; they will actually be ready to use in 15 minutes, I wait 30 minutes to make sure
7) when you see or feel something about to erupt, simply take it our of your purse and dab a little on and around the blemish; carry one in your purse and keep the rest in the refrigerator until needed

**NOTE** REMEMBER that coconut oil starts to liquefy above 72-75 degrees, which means it may be wise to keep it in a baggie inside your cosmetic bag on a hot day. 

That's it! Easy peasy. Let me know how much you LOVE it.

Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><


  1. Thanks for this one. I am 68 years old and I am still getting pimples and whiteheads. They drive me nuts. I will have to try this recipe.

  2. I've been using tea tree in witch hazel in a roller for our boy, but this looks easier to apply! I'll give it a try - thanks so much.


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