This Mask Is Great For:
🔸️ Toning tired skin
🔸️Aloe vera gel
🔸️Indian lilac (optional)
➡️For this recipe, you need to grind a handful of basil and a handful of lilac before mixing. If you can buy the leaves pre-ground, that would be great. The easiest way to do it yourself is to use a mortar and pestle. If you don’t have those tools, place the leaves on the palm of your hand, and press and rub with your thumb using twisting motions. This helps to release the essential oils inside the leaves.
➡️Place the ground leaves in a mixing bowl and a 1 tablespoon of water.
➡️Stir until the water is gone.
➡️Pour in 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel.
➡️Mix until the gel covers all the leaf matter.
How To Apply:
➡️Start by washing your face and neck with warm water and an oil-free cleanser to remove makeup and open pores.
➡️Spread the aloe vera gel, leaves and all, onto the skin of your face, neck, and décolleté.
➡️Let the mask dry for fifteen minutes. Keep an eye on your surroundings as the leaves may have a tendency to fall your face as the aloe dries.
➡️Rinse your face, first with lukewarm water, and then with cool water to tighten pores.
➡️Dry your skin with a soft towel 😀
🔸️1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
🔸️1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
🔸️2 Tbsp. Raw Honey 🍯
🔸️2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
🔸️1 Tbsp. Oil of your Choice
🔸️1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
➡️Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well until it forms a smooth paste. If this is too thick for you, you can add more Greek yogurt 🤗
➡️Apply to clean hair. Evenly distribute through hair from roots to ends. Apply a plastic cap/ deep conditioning cap; let it sit in the hair for 30 min or sit under the dryer for 30-45 min 🤩
NOTE: The cocoa powder is very messy so wear an old t-shirt and make sure that you cover the floor with a bag or something 😉.
➡️Rinse Hair with cool water. Make sure the water is not “cold” but make sure it is between warm and cold, which is cool. Style hair as desired 🤩.
Let’s continue our practicing gratitude and try out another excercise 🙏. Task for today is feeling (and showing) gratitude towards others 🤩. How can you do it?
➡️ 1. Notice, appreciate and thank others (close ones, coworkers etc) for every little (and easy to miss) gestures coming from them 🙏. Bring your attention to everything that you get from them: attention, support, help 🤝. Short conversation 💬, making a tea when you feel sick 😪, helping in solving a problem, a text showing that somebody thinks of you in a difficult moment….
When you concentrate on noticing and appreciating those details, you’ll see that you have plenty more reasons to feel grateful that you’ve thought before 🤩
➡️ 2. Notice, appreciate and thank strangers who you meet along your way e.g. as a customer. It can be a mindful waiter 😊, friendly saleswoman 🤗, a clerk with a smile on his face 😁, bus driver that waits for you to get in before he drives away 🚃… Notice those specific things that others do for you and feel grateful 😍
Do you notice those little deeds from others in your everyday life? 🤔 I sure do and I’m always grateful for every little help or support I get from others but on the other hand I feel sad/disappointed when others do not notice/appreciate what I do for them and take it for granted 💔
Do you feel the same way?
Next week: Gratitude towards your body
Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s new book “90 days – design your tomorrow”
P.s. Check out my Instagram for a tutorial how to make those cute Easter decorations!
Try bringing some relaxation into your home and create a spa-like experience 😍! Time to make DIY Bath Bombs 💥
Ingredients (for 4 balls):
🔸️100g bicarbonate of soda
🔸️50g citric acid
🔸️25g Epsom salt (optional)
🔸️2 tbsp oil – such as sunflower, coconut or olive oil
🔸️¼ tsp essential oil, such as orange, lavender or chamomile
🔸️a few drops of liquid food colouring
🔸️orange peel, lavender or rose petals, to decorate (optional) 🍊
➡️ Put the bicarbonate of soda, citric acid, cornflour and Epsom salt in a bowl, then whisk until fully combined 😁
➡️ Pour the base oil, essential oil and food colouring in a small bowl. Mix together well, combining the oil with the colouring as much as possible.
➡️ Very slowly add the oil mixture into the dry ingredients a little at a time, whisking between each addition.
➡️ When all the oil is added, add a few tiny drops of water and whisk again (it will fizz when you add the water, so mix it in quickly). You’re looking for the mixture to slightly clump together when pressed in your hand and keep its shape – it shouldn’t be too wet.
➡️ If you’re adding peel or flower petals to decorate, drop them into the bottom of your chosen mould*. Pack your mixture tightly on top, pressing down and smoothing out the top with a teaspoon.
➡️ Leave your bath bomb in the mould* to dry for 2-4 hrs, then carefully remove it. It’s now ready to drop into the bath – watch it fizz away!
*What can I use as a bath bomb mould? 🤔
You can use anything flexible as a mould for your bath bombs, so have fun looking around your home for things you could use. Here are some ideas to get you started:
🔸️Yogurt or pudding pots
🔸️Christmas tree decorations (we used a star)
🔸️Plastic packaging from toys
🔸️Easter egg packaging
🔸️Silicone ice cube trays
🔸️Silicone cupcake cases
🔸️Plastic biscuit cutters (place them on a tray)
🔸️ DIY Nail Strengthener Recipe
This recipe comes from Trabazini at The Spa at Monteverdi Tuscany with an add-in provided by Correa.
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 Tablespoons of lemon juice 🍋
1 Teaspoon of chopped garlic (optional add-in)
➡️ Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Soak your nails in the mixture for about 10 minutes.
➡️ You can add a teaspoon of chopped garlic to the recipe and make a paste.
➡️ Repeat two to three times per week.
🔸️ DIY Nail Strengthening Intensive Mask
This recipe comes from Trabazini at The Spa at Monteverdi Tuscany.
2 Tablespoons of shea butter
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
2 drops of rose essential oil
➡️ Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Apply the mask on the hands and nails, massaging for a few seconds.
➡️ Then cover the hands with cotton gloves and leave on for 20 minutes.
➡️ Do the treatment once a week.
🔸️ DIY Cuticle Oil Recipe
This recipe comes from Pink who says, “Jojoba oil nourishes the skin, promotes nail growth, and helps repair the strength of the nail bed. Tea tree oil is an antiseptic and helps keep fungus at bay.”
1/2 oz jojoba oil
1 to 2 drops tea tree oil
➡️ Pour the jojoba oil and tea tree oil into an ultraviolet glass pipette dropper bottle, swish together and seal the bottle.
➡️ In the evening just before bedtime, place one drop of oil onto each fingernail and toenail and massage into cuticles.
Winter is so bad for hair! 😖 They get weaker and weaker with every temperature change and constant putting a hat on and off makes them electrify and dry 💔
Try this homemade hair mask to repair them 🤗
➡️ 1. Almond & egg
🔸️1/4 cup almond oil
🔸️1 raw egg 🥚
Combine the almond oil and egg until you get a smooth mixture. Optionally you can just whisk the egg and apply it to your hair 🤗
Section your hair and start applying the mixture to your scalp and through the length of your hair. 😊
Wait for 40 minutes and then rinse your hair as usual.
Use a good shampoo and conditioner, preferably one without sulfates.
Almond oil acts as an emollient.The egg repairs damage in the hair shaft with its high protein content. This is considered to be one of the best remedies for frizz ☺
➡️ 2.Beer mask! 😜
You Will Need
🔸️ 1 pint of beer 🍺
Decarbonate your beer by pouring it into a bowl. Let it sit overnight until it goes flat.
Wash your hair with shampoo and then pour the beer through your hair while massaging your scalp.
Rinse the beer out with cold water. 😊
Beer restores moisture and nourishes your hair 😀. It is also used as a cleansing rinse that removes build-up. This helps keep your cuticles healthy.
➡️ 3.Honey And Yogurt
You Will Need
🔸️2-3 tablespoons yogurt
🔸️1 tablespoon honey 🍯
Mix the honey and yogurt in a bowl.
Apply the mixture on your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes.
Wash with cold water. 😊
Do this once a week to restore moisture and maintain your hair.
Yogurt is an effective deep conditioner and honey helps in retaining moisture. It also acts as an emollient and makes hair smoother and shinier. 🤗
P.s. And have some macaroons 😋🤤
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.