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SELF LOVE: Nutmeg & Cinnamon Face Mask 🧖‍♀️

These yummy spices not only smell amazing, but are naturally good for your skin ☺. Nutmeg has anti-inflammatory properties and can actually help to reduce pore size and diminish acne spots and scars. Cinnamon acts natural exfoliant and antiseptic. When these spices are combined with honey, it creates a skin healing mask.
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⚠️ A word of caution though: Nutmeg can be harsh on skin — especially sensitive skin — so be sure to try the mask out on a small patch of skin before applying it all over.
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Ingredients:
🔸️1 tablespoon of honey 🍯
🔸️1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
🔸️1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
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Directions:
➡️ Combine all of the ingredients.
➡️ Apply to a clean face very gently in circular motions and be careful to avoid the eye area. Do not rub or scrub it in as it can easily cause irritation, especially if you have sensitive skin.
➡️ Leave the mask on for up to 20 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.
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SELF LOVE: DIY Tension Relief Bath Bombs 🛀

Make your own DIY bath bombs to wash away body and head tension in this easy step by step DIY beauty tutorial 😊.
The scent combination of lavender oil and peppermint oil is both relaxing and invigorating 😍.Together, they’re the perfect combo for tired muscles and minds.
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Supplies (for 3 bath bombs)
🔸️1 cup baking soda
🔸️½ cup citric acid
🔸️½ cup Epsom Salts
🔸️¾ cup cornstarch
🔸️2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
🔸️3 teaspoons witch hazel
🔸️1 teaspoon green mica powder
🔸️10 drops lavender essential oil
🔸️10 drops peppermint essential oil
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Tools:
🔸️Bath bomb molds
🔸️Large mixing bowl
🔸️Small glass spray bottle with water
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Instructions:
➡️ 1. Put all of your dry ingredients into your mixing bowl and mix until well combined, being careful to make sure no clumps remain.
➡️ 2.Pour the almond oil, essential oils and witch hazel into a small glass mixing bowl, then whisk until combined. Gently, pour the liquid mixture into the larger bowl with the dry ingredients.
➡️ 3.The mixture will start fizzing as soon as the liquid touches the dry ingredients.
➡️ 4.Mix with a fork (or your hands) until everything looks like it’s well combined and somewhat moist 😀.
➡️ 5.Prepare your bath bomb molds and use a spoon to fill the molds halfway. Using a silicone spatula, press the mixture into the molds firmly.
➡️ 6.Spray each mold with a small bit of water (one spray) and press down again to make sure they’re firm. Using too much water will cause the bombs to lose their fizz (and start growing out of control). If you don’t press down firmly enough, the bath bombs will not hold together.
➡️ 7.Divide the remaining mixture into the molds and again press down firmly. Spray the top with water and press down again.
➡️ 8.Close the molds, and allow them to sit on the counter for 24h to set before removing from molds.
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Notes
Due to the mica powder and almond oil, these bombs will leave your bath a bit slippery. So take caution when you’re getting out!
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Source: https://www.happy-mothering.com

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SELF LOVE: Cucumber face mask

How can cucumbers benefit your skin? 🥒
🔆1. Reduces swelling and puffiness
🔆2. Aids acne-prone skin
🔆3. Helps combat premature aging
🔆4. Soothes irritation
🔆5. Provides a base for hydration
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🔸️1. Basic cucumber face mask 🧖‍♀️
This recipe may be a good option if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to refresh or rejuvenate your skin 🤗
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➡️Blend or puree half an unpeeled cucumber 🥒 in a blender or food processor until it’s the consistency of a watery paste.
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➡️Separate the juice from any solid bits by pouring the mixture through a strainer.
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➡️Apply the cucumber juice to your freshly washed face. Let the mask sit on your skin for 15 minutes.
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➡️Wash the mask off with cool or lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a soft cloth 😊
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🔸️ 2. Cucumber, oatmeal, and honey face mask 🧖‍♀️
This recipe may be a good option for acne-prone skin. Together with cucumber’s astringent properties, oatmeal can help exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, while honey can work to balance the bacteria on your skin 🤗
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➡️Blend or puree half an unpeeled cucumber in a blender or food processor until it’s the consistency of a watery paste.
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➡️Separate the juice from any solid bits by pouring the mixture through a strainer.
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➡️Add 1 tablespoon of oatmeal to the mixture. Stir the oatmeal and cucumber juice until smooth.
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➡️Add 1 tablespoon of honey to the mixture and stir until well blended.
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➡️Apply the mixture over your face and neck, and massage gently with your fingertips. Let the mask sit on your skin for 15 minutes.
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➡️Rinse the mask off with lukewarm water. Pat your face dry with a soft cloth.
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Source: https://www.healthline.com/

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SELF LOVE: Basil & Aloe Vera Face Mask 🧖‍♀️

This Mask Is Great For:
🔸️Killing germs
🔸️Preventing breakouts
🔸️ Moisturizing
🔸️ Toning tired skin
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Ingredients:
🔸️Aloe vera gel
🔸️Basil 🍃
🔸️Indian lilac (optional)
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Recipe:
➡️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.
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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 😀

Source: https://www.siobeauty.com

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SELF LOVE: Nail treatments

🔸️ DIY Nail Strengthener Recipe
This recipe comes from Trabazini at The Spa at Monteverdi Tuscany with an add-in provided by Correa.
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Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons of olive oil
1 Tablespoons of lemon juice 🍋
1 Teaspoon of chopped garlic (optional add-in)
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Instructions:
➡️ 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.
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🔸️ DIY Nail Strengthening Intensive Mask
This recipe comes from Trabazini at The Spa at Monteverdi Tuscany.
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Ingredients:
2 Tablespoons of shea butter
1 Tablespoon of olive oil
2 drops of rose essential oil
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Instructions:
➡️ 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.
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🔸️ 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.”
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Ingredients:
1/2 oz jojoba oil
1 to 2 drops tea tree oil
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Instructions:
➡️ 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.

Source: https://www.byrdie.com

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SELF LOVE: DIY Charcoal Peel-Off Mask

Have you seen those peel-off charcoal masks online? 🧖‍♀️ They’re fun to watch, but you don’t need to buy one 😉 You can make your own DIY Charcoal Peel-Off Mask with just 4 ingredients.
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Servings: 1 use
Ingredients
🔸️1 capsule activated charcoal (about 1/4 to 1/3 tsp)
🔸️1/4 tsp bentonite clay
🔸️1 tsp non-flavored gelatin
🔸️2 drops tea tree essential oil
🔸️2 tsp boiling hot water
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Instructions
➡️ Remove make up and use a gentle cleanser to clean the face. Pat dry.
➡️ Open the activated charcoal capsule and add the contents to a small glass or ceramic bowl. Discard the empty capsule.
➡️ First, add bentonite clay and gelatin. Then add boiling water and mix well with a mini silicone spatula (avoid metal spoons as the metal may weaken the health properties of the bentonite clay). The gelatin will thicken up the mask. Add 1 drop tea tree oil and mix again.
➡️ Use a mask brush to apply a layer of the mask to the skin, avoiding eye brows and be careful not to get too close the eyes.
➡️ Apply mask rather quickly as the mask will continue to thicken up. If the mask in the bowl dries up sooner than you get to apply the mask, add a 1/2 to 1 tsp of boiling hot water again to make the mask liquid again to apply.
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Once you have a thick layer of the mask on the skin, allow to dry about 20-30 minutes. You may need to wait longer depending on the thickness of the mask. You will feel a slight tingling sensation from the bentonite clay and tea tree oil, both help to remove impurities from the skin 😶
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Once the mask is dry, start on an edge (chin or forehead) and slowly peel off the mask until it’s completely gone. You can use a warm washcloth to remove any remaining mask on the face.
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Apply a toner and then follow with a moisturizer to keep the skin nourished 😍

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SELF LOVE: Homemade hair-masks

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 💔
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Try this homemade hair mask to repair them 🤗
➡️ 1. Almond & egg
🔸️1/4 cup almond oil
🔸️1 raw egg 🥚
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Method
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.
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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 ☺
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➡️ 2.Beer mask! 😜

You Will Need
🔸️ 1 pint of beer 🍺
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Method
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. 😊
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Benefits
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.
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➡️ 3.Honey And Yogurt

You Will Need
🔸️2-3 tablespoons yogurt
🔸️1 tablespoon honey 🍯
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Method
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. 😊
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Do this once a week to restore moisture and maintain your hair.
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Benefits
Yogurt is an effective deep conditioner and honey helps in retaining moisture. It also acts as an emollient and makes hair smoother and shinier. 🤗

Source: https://www.stylecraze.com

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SELF LOVE: Green tea face masks

Did you know that besides great  nutrition values green tea 🌱 is also good for your skin? 🤗
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Here are 3 options for natural face masks with magical green tea:
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➡️ 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 😊
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➡️ 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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SELF-LOVE: Lemon Sugar Scrub

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 🎁. 
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INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup Sugar 🍚
1/4 cup Coconut Oil 🥥
1 Lemon 🍋
Optional: A few drops of Lemon Essential Oil
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➡️ 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🎁

Enjoy! 🤗

Source: https://thriftyjinxy.com

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