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 😊 🔸️ Ingredients: 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 🤗
The situation in the world is more and more intense 😓 (and even more intense in Poland now as government keeps taking our rights, now e.g. with an abortion 😡), we are all more and more stressed (I know I am) so it is EVEN MORE IMPORTANT to take care of our mental health now, to be good to ourselves and to practice self-love 🙏 ::: What are the Benefits Of Practising Self Love Exercises? By getting into the habit of practising a self-care routine you will: ::: 🔅 Nourish your body with healthy food and activities 🔅Put yourself first sometimes and learn to say ‘no’. 🔅Take a much-needed break from social media without feeling utterly guilty and wretched. 🔅Indulge without feeling guilty. 🔅Learn to recognise thoughts for what they are and not act upon them. 🔅Love and respect yourself more ::: 5 Self-love Exercises That You Need To Practice. NOW ➡️ # 1: Write 📝 Sit and write down everything that’s on your mind. ::: ➡️ # 2: Walk 🚶♂️🚶♀️ Pick some excluded, quiet place, put a warm jumper & face mask on and go for a walk. ::: ➡️ # 3: Make a Date With Yourself 💖 Watch some movie you love, read a good book, draw, paint, just spend some quality time with you and you only! ::: ➡️ # 4: Workout 💪 Working out is always good. It’s not only about health benefits but it is good for your mind too! Let it all go. Just let all your anger or frustration out – kickboxing is best for that! You’ll feel so much better! ::: ➡️ # 5: Don’t forget the small things 🎁 Get yourself something nice! Maybe buy some girly magazine to read about some totally trivial things? Or go online shopping and get new pair of earing or some new book? Anything that will make you happy! 🤗
If you still lack motivation think whether you’re not too tired or too overwhelmed 🤷🏼♀️. ::: Maybe you need regeneration? 🧘🏼♀️ If yes, think what do you need most to feel better? Being active or relaxing? ☺ Rest or new wave of inspiration? To be alone or to be among others? More sleep? 🛌 Healthier diet? 🥦 Contact with nature? 🏞 Maybe it would be good if you’d went to have a massage or see a doctor? 🏥 ::: Treat rest and rebuilding your strength (physical or mental) as ESSENTIAL step in reaching your goal 💪. If you’re lacking strength you can’t demand from yourself to be motivated and to have the will to work 😉. Task for this week: take care of youself!!! 🙏
What helps you rest, regenerate?
Next week: Motivations vs pleasure ::: Source: @chodakowskaewa‘s new book “90 days – design your tomorrow”
Calendula is known to help heal your skin, so it makes for the perfect beauty treatment! 💁🏼♀️ ::: Ingredients: 🔸️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.
Depending on what essential oils you have on hand, it can be any scent. Eucalyptus, orange, rosemary 😍 ::: Ingredients: 🔸️ grapeseed oil 🍇 🔸️sugar 🍚 🔸️essential oil 👃 🔸️jar/container 🔸️fresh lavender for wrapping 🔸️twine 🔸️label ::: Good ratio is 3:1, so depending on the size jar you are using you could use 1 cup sugar to 1/3 cup oil, 3 cups sugar to 1 cup oil. ::: ➡️ 1. Go ahead and mix your oil and sugar in a bowl together, and stir thoroughly. ➡️ 2.Once it becomes a slushy consistency, add your drops of essential oil. For a small container best to use 1 cup sugar, 1/3 cup oil, and about 8-10 drops of essential oil. You’ll know it’s the right amount when you mix it through and you can smell the fragrance nice and strong 😍 ➡️ 3. Next take your fresh lavender and wrap twine around the bottom and then secure with a bow. You can label the top as well if you choose 🤗
What you will Need: 🔸️3 1/2 Tablespoon organic Shea butter 🔸️2 Tablespoons Jojoba oil 🔸️3 Tablespoons of Aloe Leaf Juice 🔸️1 Teaspoon vitamin E oil 🔸️4 drops lavender essential oil of choice 🔸️A pint sized mason jar 🔸️A small glass jar to store your lotion ::: Instructions: ➡️Add the Shea butter and Jojoba oil to a pint sized mason jar ➡️Place a saucepan on the stove and add a cup of water to it-turn on the heat to medium high ➡️Place the mason jar in the saucepan and stir-slowly melting the Shea butter with the jojoba oil. ➡️Once the Shea butter and jojoba oil is completely melted add the aloe juice to the mason jar-(the aloe should be luke warm) ➡️With a hand held immersion blender or food processor -whip the product for at least 5 minutes ➡️Add in your essential oil and pour into a small jar ➡️Store you face lotion in a sealed glass far and use within 3 months ::: * This WILL NOT work if you swap out the jojoba oil for another type of oil. Jojoba is actually a wax and it is what helps emulsify the aloe water into the rest of the ingredients. Make sure you whip the product well so that the liquid completely blends into jojoba and shea butter.
1. Invest in yourself 🤗 Spend 15-30min in the morning or evening reading, listening to or watching material that uplifts you, that helps you to understand yourself 🔸️ 2. Find the truth and exception when an inner or outer critic attacks 😏 Your own inner critic may not always say nice things about you 🤷🏼♀️ People around you may attack you to serve one of their own needs 🙄 If this happens, ask yourself this question: What is the exception to this? 🤔 E.g. if you or someone says that you are not doing a good job in school then you can find answers that tell you that it isn’t really true 😊 🔸️ 3. Unstress tonight 🧖♀️ Take a long bath and read something to escape. Or work out 💪 🔸️ 4. Take just 2min in the morning or evening to appreciate yourself 🤗 Sit down & ask yourself: What are 3 things I can appreciate about myself? 🤔 🔸️ 5. Mediocre day? Take 1 small step forward towards something positive 🤗 If your day feels mediocre take 1 small step towards something positive to breathe new hope and optimism into your day & week 🔸️ 6. Be kinder towards others ❤ The way you think about & treat others is often the way you think about and treat yourself 😉 🔸️ 7. If you stumble, be your own best friend 😊 Don’t beat yourself up, that will erode your self-esteem. Be a kind and supportive friend to yourself. Ask yourself: How would my friend/parent support me and help me in this situation? 🤔 🔸️ 8. Take a laugh-break 😂 Take 5-10 min. Watch a funny clip or a half an episode of a sitcom you know makes you laugh 🔸️ 9. Remember, the future is still in your hands. And it is never too late to change 😉 Think about what you really want in the rest of your life. 🔸️ 10. Simply remind yourself of why it is smart to be kind to yourself 🤗 By reminding yourself of benefits such as better real life results, more perseverance, higher self-esteem, more inner happiness and stillness it becomes easier to stay kind to yourself through life’s natural ups and downs 😉
🔸️ Place the shea butter and coconut oil in a quart size mason jar 🍯 🔸️ Place the mason jar in a small saucepan of water and heat over low heat until the shea butter and coconut oil have just melted. 🔸️Remove from heat and add the baking soda and arrowroot if using. 🔸️Mix well. 🔸️Add the essential oils if using, and pour into a glass container for storage. It does not need to be stored in the fridge. ::: If you prefer, you can let it cool and pour it into an old deodorant stick for easier use, though it may melt in the summer 😉