🔸️ 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.
🔸️ 1 Tbs. cinnamon powder
🔸️ 1 tsp cocoa powder
🔸️ 1 tsp nutmeg powder
🔸️ 2 tsp arrowroot powder
🔸️ 15 drops lavender or rosemary essential oil
*If you prefer a loose powder, leave out the essential oils.
➡️ 1. Adjust the levels of ingredients to your shade and mix well in a small bowl, and break up any clumps until it’s smooth 😎.
➡️ 2. Place the powder in a clean, empty compact and pack it in firmly.
A few tips on the color:
Cinnamon provides glow 💫.
Cocoa gives depth and darkness 🖤 .
Nutmeg will give a sun-kissed brown 🤩.
Cornstarch spreads it all out and lightens it 🤗.
Essential oil keeps it together and thickens it 💪.
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 😍🎁
This homemade honey balm is the perfect antidote for all your dry-skin woes 😊. Just slather on a little bit in the morning and wave goodbye to dry, cracked, irritated hands. For an added boost, apply before bed, cover with cotton gloves, and let this recipe work magic on your hands overnight.
In addition to its calming and healing properties, here are several other ways honey helps combat dry winter skin:
Honey is naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial, so it can keep skin bacteria in check and help prevent future infections.
Honey has been directly observed to reduce skin inflammation after being applied to wounds
🔸️ Balances skin pH
🔸️ Natural moisturizer
✔ 1/4 cup coconut oil 🥥
✔ 1/4 cup almond oil
✔ 1/4 cup olive oil
✔ 5 tablespoons beeswax pastilles
✔ 1 tablespoon shea butter
✔ 1-1/2 tablespoons raw honey 🍯
✔ Essential oils of your choice
➡️ Combine everything except for the raw honey and essential oils in a microwave safe bowl.
➡️ Microwave in 30-second increments for 1–2 minutes, until the oils and beeswax have completely melted. Alternatively, you can use a double boiler to melt your oils.
➡️ Place the bowl of melted oils in the freezer for about 2 minutes. When you take it out, the mixture should be solid around the edges but still liquid in the middle.
➡️ Stir for about 15 seconds until the mixture comes together almost like a thick batter.
➡️ Add the honey and essential oils. Stir again.
➡️ Spoon the balm into a lidded glass container, and pop it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool completely.Let the balm solidify before using 😚
Are you happy? Are you a positive person? I’m here to make you happy!
As some of you don’t know me, it’s time to reintroduce myself!
My name is Pola, I’m from Poland and I’m here to boost your positivity, to make you love yourself even more and to basically make you happy! 🤗
I’ve always been a positive girl, always appreciating what I got and 3 years ago I decided to share it with others and started this account 😊
I’ve also always been hard-working on following my dreams and I always try to encourage people to work on their dreams. Nothing comes magically from the sky yet we can do almost anything with a will to work, determination and hard work 💪
This is why I often talk to you here about motivation, about hard work to make you follow your dreams!
But on the others hand I highly encourage and often talk about the need to rest, to practice self-care etc.
It’s all about that healthy balance!
If you don’t know it yet, I post:
🔸️ Positive News on Mondays’ mornings (to help you start your week well, to see that the world isn’t as bad and as scary as media show us) – on Instagram stories
🔸️ Motivational Mondays on Mondays’ afternoons (to help you boost your motivation and willpower to follow your dreams)
🔸️ Self-Love posts on Thursday (to make you take care of yourself! In that series I post recipes for homemade cosmetics, excercises to calm yourself down etc)
🔸️ Positive Movies Recommendation on Sundays (to make your weekend chill nice and positive!) – on Instagram only
🔸️ + healthy recipes from time to time, DIY tutorials, some group challenges for all of us (e.g. recently we did 21 Day Healthy Habits Challenge), recommendations of cool apps for learning or self-growth, some home tricks and plenty more on Ig Stories!
Come join our @smileysociety !
And tag a friend who might like it! 😊
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.
⚠️ 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.
🔸️1 tablespoon of honey 🍯
🔸️1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
🔸️1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
➡️ 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.
➡️ 1. Body Sugar Scrub
If your skin is in need of exfoliation, pumpkin makes a bang-up base for a sugar scrub 😃. Mix together equal parts pumpkin puree and olive oil and add enough sugar until you have a thick slurry. In the shower gently rub all over with a washcloth or loofah, rinse then dry as usual.
➡️ 2. Generic Face Mask
This recipe comes from dermatologist Dr. Ted Lain via Huffington Post: Mix together one cup of pumpkin 🎃, two tablespoons of brown sugar, one tablespoon of honey 🍯 and a half cup of yogurt. (The sugar and yogurt are to exfoliate, the honey is a humectant.) Spread on to your face and let sit for 10 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry 😊
3. Lip Balm/Scrub 💋
A pinch of pumpkin for the pout does wonders. Mix 1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin puree with 1/4 teaspoon coconut oil and 1/2 teaspoon fine sugar. Rub on lips and massage gently to gently exfoliate and moisturize. 😍