In winter our lips often get dry so it’s important to do lip scrubs from time to time! 😊
Today lets make honey & cinnamon scrub! 😀
🔸️ 1/4 cup brown sugar (you can use regular sugar here or even salt but brown sugar is tastier!)
🔸️1 Tbsp. coconut oil (this can be substituted with any sort of oil such as almond, olive, etc.)
🔸️1 Tbsp. raw unfiltered honey (that pretend honey just won’t do)
🔸️1 tsp. cinnamon powder (you can even do ginger powder, nutmeg, or cloves.) …
➡️ Combine ingredients in a small bowl using a wooden spoon, mix everything well.
➡️ Transfer to a small glass jar with a lid.
➡️ To use: Rub a small amount onto your lips in a circular motion for 1-2 minutes.
➡️ Rinse (or you could just lick it off if you really wanted too…😃) off with a wet washcloth and feel the difference!…
🔸️ 1 large cucumber 🥒
🔸️ 2 TBSP Unrefined Coconut Oil 🥥
🔸️ 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel
🔸️ 8 drops of Carrot Seed Essential Oil (optional)
➡️ Blend all ingredients together until all ingredients form a smooth cream. ➡️ Transfer to ice cube tray and freeze. You might hold a bit back and pop it in the fridge so you can use your mask now!
➡️ Apply all around the eyes. Leave on for 10-15 minutes.
It feels HEAVENLY! 😍 So refreshing-you can just feel the puffiness disappearing! If you are using the Carrot Seed oil be very careful-if it gets in your eyes it will burn 😬. If the oil gets in your eyes, rinse out your eye with cool water immediately.
Homemade natural face powder is the easiest makeup to make! Just three ingredients and suddenly you’ve made your own face powder for practically pennies! 😃
➡️ Arrowroot Powder
This is the safer version of cornstarch. Not that cornstarch is horribly unsafe but it can pose allergy issues and is often made from GMO’s, thus I prefer to use arrowroot over cornstarch but the two are interchangeable.
➡️ Cocoa Powder
Not only does cocoa powder act as the main coloring ingredient in this DIY but it’s also beneficial for your skin! 😃Cocoa powder contains antioxidants which helps heal and repair any skin damage.
This spice does provide a tiny bit of coloring but it is also helpful for acne.
🔸️ 2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
🔸️ 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
🔸️ 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
🔸️ 2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
🔸️ 1 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
🔸️ 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
🔸️ 2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
🔸️ 1 Tbs. cocoa powder
🔸️ 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
➡️ Place ingredients into a bowl.
➡️ Mix well, use the back of a spoon to break up any cocoa powder clumps.
➡️ Start out with the shade closest to your skin tone but to get a perfect match you may need to add more cocoa powder or cinnamon.
➡️ Transfer to a clean jar or old compact container.
Lightly apply to a makeup brush and apply as you would normally 😃. Go lightly however, as this is a loose powder and you do not need much.
Pomegranates have been cultivated since ancient times, and science has found surprising benefits for this amazing fruit😊. Research shows that the seeds may slow aging, halt the spread of cancer and improve heart health.
What’s more, this tasty treat is low in calories 😉 (only around 105 for an average-sized fruit) in addition to being loaded with nutrients. High in vitamin C and potassium, the bright red fruit also boasts high levels of antioxidants.
And if you eat the seeds rather than drinking the tangy juice, you’ll have added fiber in your diet as well 😉
🔸️ 2-3 tablespoons of honey 🍯
🔸️ 1/2 cup crushed pomegranate seeds with the juice
🔸️ 1/2 cup white sugar
➡️ Start by cutting open the fruit. Make a slit with a sharp knife and then pry the halves open. You can do this in the sink or in a bowl of water to prevent the deep dark red juice from splattering and potentially staining your clothes or counter 😉
➡️ Once the fruit is open, start picking the seeds off. Again, you can do this while the fruit is submerged in a bowl of water. The seeds will sink and the white fleshy part floats making it easy to separate.
➡️ Pour the honey into a bowl and add the seeds. Crush the seeds with a wooden spoon. Add the sugar and stir. You can use more sugar if you want a thicker scrub.
You can either leave the crushed seeds in the scrub or remove them after you’ve juice them.
Caffeine ☕ is a favorite ingredient in many anti-aging products because it helps tighten skin, reduces redness, reduces puffiness, and even helps with under eye circles ☺. It’s even said to help with cellulite so you might want to give it a try on other parts of your body!
Chocolate 🍫 is full of antioxidants which are great for keeping your skin youthful and healthy. It’s also great for making skin soft and smooth.
Coconut milk 🥥🥛 helps hydrate skin keeping it smooth and soft. Because of it’s amazing hydrating properties, it is wonderful on dry skin.
1 tbs cocoa powder 🍫
1 tbs coffee grounds ☕ (fresh will give you the most caffeine benefits but used coffee grounds works fine too)
2-3 tbs coconut milk 🥥🥛 (use coconut milk.)
➡️ Mix all ingredients together.
➡️ Once the face mask is thoroughly mixed, apply to a clean face.
➡️ Allow mask to remain on your face for 15-20 minutes 🧖♀️
➡️ Carefully wash off face with warm water and washcloth.
This Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub is perfect for the Fall season! Use this scrub to pamper yourself or for a hostess gift. 😍
Sugar scrubs are very easy and cheap to make 😁. To make pumpkin spice sugar scrub, you will need:
🔸️ coconut oil 🥥
🔸️ brown sugar
🔸️ pumpkin pie spice 🎃
The ratio of coconut oil to sugar is 2:1. Fill two small jars and use 1 cup of coconut oil and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Place coconut oil into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the brown sugar and 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and blend together. If you want the scrub a bit coarser, add more brown sugar until you get the consistency that you would like 😃
Transfer the scrub to a jar and add a pretty tag 😍🎁
DIY Hydrating Floral Honey Face Mask For Sensitive Skin 🧖♀️
🔸️3 Tablespoons Sunflower Oil
🔸️2 Tablespoons Raw Local Honey 🍯
🔸️1 tsp Rose Petals 🌹
🔸️1 tsp Helichrysum Flowers
➡️In a small bowl combine sunflower oil and raw local honey 🍯
➡️Microwave oil and honey together for 10-15 seconds just to gently warm the oil and honey.
➡️Next, finely crush the rose petals and helichrysum flowers using a mortar and pestle until they are finely broken down 😊. If you would prefer a finer powder for your mask you can opt to use a spice or coffee grinder to grind the flower petals.
➡️Add the crushed flowers to the honey and oil mixture and mix well.
➡️Spread an even layer of the mask over your face and neck and allow it to sit for as long as you would like, ideally leaving it on for a minimum of 20 minutes 🤩
➡️Remove the mask with warm water, gently moving your hands in small circles over the skin to gently exfoliate.
➡️Pat dry and enjoy your extra soft skin
The mental health benefits of crafting have been well documented by plenty of top publications 🤩! Working with your hands and making time to be creative can boost your mood 🙃, keep your brain sharp 🧠 and even help alleviate the symptoms of health woes like depression, arthritis, sleeplessness and stress 🤯.
Human beings have been using art 🎨 and creative endeavors to cope and express themselves for literally thousands of years.
So, it’s no surprise that DIY and crafting can help with anxiety, too 🤗. Crafting as a form of self-care is a long-standing tradition.
I have always found creating/crafting/making to be a form of therapy 😍🙏. When you’re making something, your mind has space to wander and work things out. It also gives you a chance to change the channel in your brain and focus on something else rather than what’s stressing you out 🤗
And in many cases, the actual physical activities involved in craft projects can be relaxing in themselves. Whether it’s the act of making smooth brushstrokes, the calm repetitive nature of needlecrafts and knitting or crochet, or the soothing colors and sounds of coloring, just the act of making can be super relaxing 😍.
Check out my Instagram to see a tutorial on how to prepare those quick DIY Easter decorations 🐣.
2 more tutorials on Easter decorations coming this week! 🤩
Time for a lovely strawberry scrub! ❤
➡️ Take 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1/3 cup of coconut oil
➡️ Mash frozen strawberries into dust (best part 😅)
➡️ Mix it with brown sugar and coconut oil, put it in a mason jar and keep it up to 1 month
You can add a tiny bit of vanilla exctract too 🤗
Did you know that besides great nutrition values green tea 🌱 is also good for your skin? 🤗
Here are 3 options for natural face masks with magical green tea:
➡️ 1. Cleansing mask
Pour 1/4 cup of hot water onto 1 tsp of green tea leaves 🍃. Brew it for 10min covered, strain it and wait for it to cool down. Mix 5 tbsp of green tea with 1 tbsp of oatmeal and a bit of honey 🍯. Apply it on your face for 10 min, then massage your face and neck. Rinse it. 🤗
➡️ 2. Mask for sensitive skin
Pour 1/4 cup of hot water onto 1 tsp of green tea leaves 🍃. Brew it for 5min, strain it and wait for it to cool down.Take 3 tbsp of green tea and mix it with 3 tbsp of corn flour and 1 tsp of lemon juice 🍋. Before applying it, wipe your face down with a tonic, put the facemask on for 20min later rinse it down with warm water 😊
➡️ 3. Mask for acne
Mix 1 tsp of brewed green tea leaves 🍃 with 1/2 tsp of baking soda. Put it on acne/pimples and leave it on for 10min. Wash it off with warm water 🤗
Have you ever tried such natural facemask? 😊
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