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? 😊
P.S. I am doing 28 day Self-Love challenge at my Instagram – come join us!
This Lemon Sugar Scrub 🍋 Recipe makes a great-smelling, rejuvenating sugar scrub that you can either use yourself 🧖♀️ or package in a pretty jar or mason jar to make a thoughtful and homemade gift 🎁.
1/2 cup Sugar 🍚
1/4 cup Coconut Oil 🥥
1 Lemon 🍋
Optional: A few drops of Lemon Essential Oil
➡️ Pour sugar into bowl.
➡️ Squeeze lemon juice and add to sugar
➡️ Mix in coconut oil (add more if you like a wet consistency).
➡️ Zest lemon and add to mixture (reserve a little to garnish top of scrub in jar).
➡️ Add your sugars to the jar.
➡️ Add a printable label to the front and maybe a ribbon to gift🎁
P.s. I started Self-Love challenge at my Instagram today! Come join us!
🔸️1 cup Cane or Brown Sugar
🔸️½ cup Ground Coffee
🔸️1 cup Coconut Oil room temperature 🥥
➡️ Combine cane sugar and coconut oil in small mixing bowl.
➡️ Add ground coffee to mixture. ➡️ Stir well. Add more ground coffee if desired.
➡️ Garnish with a sprinkle of ground coffee.
DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub 🤤
This Gingerbread Sugar Scrub smells so delicious that you’ll want to eat it! 🤤 Double or triple the recipe for an easy homemade gift idea 🤩🎁
The great thing about this Gingerbread Sugar Scrub is that it’s all-natural, using ingredients you probably have on hand in your kitchen 🤗
+ Great for Xmas season!
1 cup sugar 🍚
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup coconut oil or other carrier oil 🥥
¼ cup almond oil
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg 🌰
Mason-style jar with lid
How to Make Gingerbread Sugar Scrub:
➡️ In a medium-sized bowl combine all ingredients except oils.
➡️ Gradually add coconut & almond oil until scrub reaches desired consistency (you may use more or less of stated amount).
➡️ Scoop Gingerbread Scrub into mason jar.
To Use: Gently apply a scoopful of scrub to wet skin in a circular motion, concentrating on dry patches and rough areas 🧖♀️. Rinse with warm water 💦
P.s. Only 5 days left till our Smiley Advent Calendar on my Instagram! Will you be joining? Follow me on Instagram for a surprise everyday for 24 days starting on Dec 1st!
Fall means pumpkins, and that means a lot of baked goods and other treats loaded up with it everywhere 😋. But you don’t have to stop there! You can make a Pumpkin Hair Mask! 🧖♀️🎃
Pumpkin has wonderful benefits for your hair and skin, not to mention the aromatherapy of smelling pumpkin pie while you relax during your homemade beauty treatment 😍.
Pumpkin is moisturizing. The vitamin A it contains is great for your scalp, and it encourages hair growth. Some people use cinnamon for dry brittle hair, to treat some forms of dandruff, and as a natural stimulant for hair growth 🤗. Finally, the coconut oil adds a conditioning layer to your hair, infusing it with softness and moisturizing your scal 🤩 Try this quick and simple hair mask this fall.
½ cup Pumpkin Puree 🎃
2 tsp. Coconut oil (unrefined)🥥
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 Vitamin E capsule
➡️ Mix pumpkin puree, cinnamon, vitamin E capsule, and coconut oil in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.
➡️ If your coconut oil is a solid, you may want to warm it in the microwave in 20 second increments until melted before mixing.
This hand cream recipe is easy, however some of the ingredients are not found in the average pantry.
The orange and vanilla scent is gorgeous and it goes with this hand wash, however feel free to use your favourite essentials oils 😊
a sterilised jar to fit 55 ml or 1.9 oz
12 g/0.4 oz cocoa butter 🍫
12g/0.4 oz beeswax or coconut oil 🥥
30ml/1 fl oz almond, grape seed or calendula oil 🍇
10 drops of carrot or borage seed oil 🥕
10 drops orange or tangerine and vanilla essential oils (optional) 🍊
➡️ Melt cocoa butter and beeswax in a bain marie (a bowl sitting in a saucepan of water), stir well, turn off the heat and add the almond, carrot or borage and essential oils.
➡️ Pour into a sterilised jar while still warm. Label and enjoy using up in six months if not before 🤗
Calendula is known to help heal your skin, so it makes for the perfect beauty treatment! 💁🏼♀️
🔸️2 Tablespoons Greek Yogurt
🔸️1 Teaspoon calendula powder
➡️Mix the yogurt and calendula together until well combined
➡️ Apply the mixture to your clean face and neck area if desired
➡️ Let the mask ‘set’ for 15 minutes before washing off.