DIY deodorant = my BEST deodorant!
No, it's not ice cream 🍦🍦 The time to refill my little tin of deodorant has come round again. So quick and easy and serving me well so far. - 2 teaspoons of coconut oil - 1 teaspoon of bicarb soda - 1 teaspoon of cornflour - Essential oil of your choice I usually add some lavender and geranium oil as well as the tea tree but this time I used lemon oil for a change. Melt over very low heat. Stir well until mix and melted. Remove from heat; add essential oils. Immediately pour into deodorant containers. Allow to cool before use. I have been using natural deodorants for a while now, and they are brilliant. It takes a bit to get use to applying a 'paste' to your under arms, but once you see and feel the results there is no going back to the spray on aluminium filled alternatives.
EVERYTHING you need to know about diy scrubs
Who doesn’t love the diy beauty trend? Here’s everything you need to know about making your own face, lip, or body sugar scrub, including options for ingredients and their benefits, add-ins, and some tips and tricks! ⭐️ types of sugar to use 🎶a spoonful of sugar...🎶 (or more!) •brown sugar- the least abrasive, it’s best for facial or lip scrubs and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. if you use brown sugar, you can use it up to four times a week •turbinado sugar- the most coarse. i prefer it for body scrubs because your skin is more fragile on your face. scrubs with turbinado sugar are great for exfoliation up to twice a week •unrefined white cane sugar- sort of in between brown sugar and turbinado. it’s best for use three to four times a week. ⭐️oil and other bases coconut and jojoba and olive, oh my! 😲 •coconut oil- great for moisturizing and conditioning. you can melt it or leave it solid, depending on the consistency you want. •olive oil- safe to eat if you want that in a lip scrub, also very good for moisturizing and soothing •sweet almond oil- rich in vitamins and great for all skin types •jojoba oil- this great oil is anti inflammatory, nourishing, and non greasy, and odorless •castor oil- deeply hydrating for smooth, glowing skin •oil blends- you can use any of your favorite oil blends including skin oils, vitamin e oils, and more! •vaseline- i LOVE using vaseline to get a creamy, almost lip balm-like texture. plus, it’s one of my favs for deep moisture and nourishing your body ➕use one or a combination of these bases! ⭐️other must-haves make your scrubs out of this world! 🪐 •essential oils- scents make these scrubs truly next level •ground cinnamon- most people have this in their pantry and it does wonders for lip plumping! •food coloring- fun colors? yes please! you might not want to put too much unless you’re doing a lip scrub, though •powdered drink mix- a little weird, yes, but little packages like crystal lite or powdered lemonade add cute colors and flavors •honey- honey is so fun, but be careful not to use too much or your scrub will be nasty... i speak from experience 😒 ⭐️tips and tricks! •scrubs using brown or turbinado sugar tend to separate after a while, so you should stir them or throw them away if they get weird •diy beauty doesn’t last as long as store-bought stuff with chemicals, so start with small batches and replace them as you run out •my favorite essential oil blends for scent: orange and vanilla, eucalyptus and any citrus, lavender and peppermint 🙌 •don’t add water!! sugar is water soluble, so the scrub will just dissolve and get all gross That’s all for now! Hope you found something you love! Comment below if you want more diy beauty because trust me, i have more up my sleeve 😏
DIY Spa Treat at Home: Luxurious Coffee Coco Scrub
The current stay-at-home situation spells deferment of our usual beauty and grooming appointments. While some will lament this inconvenience, I try to look on the bright side and have started to experiment with a few DIY beauty tricks that are circulating online. I’m a big fan of coffee, and the daily morning cup of joe is a necessity for me to begin the day. My morning ritual includes a cup of strong black coffee made with the French Press pot. The remaining coffee grounds serve so many uses, including a beauty exfoliant for cellulite. What do you need? 1 cup of coffee grounds, 6 tablespoons of coconut oil, 3 tablespoons of sugar Let’s do it! - Measure coffee grounds and sugar and add in a bowl. - Melt the coconut oil in the microwave if solid, and add to the mixture. - Mix well and transfer to a glass container. - After a shower, apply your scrub to your body, focusing to areas with cellulite. Massage the scrub onto the skin in a circular motion before rinsing. Does it work? After just one time of using this scrub, I don't think my cellulite disappeared instantly, and neither should you think yours will too. However, I do feel that my skin is instantly smoother and brighter! The coarse texture makes coffee grounds a wonderful natural exfoliant, sloughing off dead skin cells and encouraging new ones to produce. The scrub smells heavenly in the bathroom since it is an indulgent concoction of rich coffee (which I love) and fragrant coconut oil – an instant perk-me-up, especially during morning showers. Why should it work? Some studies have shown that caffeine in coffee helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite by constricting cells and firm the skin. Antioxidants in coffee also help promote overall healthier skin tone. Sugar helps to remove dead skin cells and promotes skin regeneration while coconut oil is a great moisturizer for the scrub and also helps minimize redness on the skin. Extra Tips: - Be careful of slipping in the wet shower as coconut oil will cause the floor to be slippery! - If coconut oil ain’t your thing, substitute with another oil like jojoba oil. - DIY scrub can store for about a month in a jar. - Use 2 to 3 times a week for best results!
DIY Quick Lip Scrub for Plumpness
It's time for #FacemaskFriday! 🌟 Well, today is all going to be about the lips. 👄 You asked for a quick lip scrub and I got you the most delicious one. With little humidity in the air, lips tend to get dry. Plus, habitual licking and saliva from the tongue can strip the lip from moisture, which results in more dryness. To save your chapped lips you need to use lip balm every day. But, exfoliating the lips at least every other day can help bring them back to their glorious days. For this lip mask, you need: - 1 tsp sugar - 1 tsp cinnamon - 1 tsp raw honey Mix all ingredients together. I often do this in an empty jar and keep the scrub for about a week or so. Apply the scrub with a brush or your finger. Wait about 5 minutes before you scrub away all the dead cells. Take it off with lukewarm water. Follow with lip balm and enjoy your soft lips! Here's why this works:🤓 Cinnamon is natural lip plumper giving your lips a younger-looking appearance. Honey is an excellent moisturizer that also happens to be anti-bacterial. Finally, sugar provides gentle exfoliation that won't disrupt your lip's skin. Would you give this recipe a try? 🌟
TRY THIS if you have dandruff or hair loss 🤫
I love tea, in all forms.. whether its drinking, ice cream, cold brewed, perfumes.. its all that and more. Lately I’ve been using a green tea rinse on my hair! Yes you read that right, I’m putting tea over my hair for some major benefits. How does it work? 🤔🤔🤔 Normally, diy beauty projects can be a bit of a fluke, but green tea has serious scientific studies to back its claims for hair loss and overall hair health. 🍵Green tea is naturally packed with antioxidants as well as caffeine which both help stop hair loss and improve hair thickness. Studies show that antioxidants in the form of polyphenols can inhibit the formation of DHT – the hormone that causes male and female pattern baldness (or androgenic alopecia). 🍵Green tea also naturally has panthenol (which is added into shampoo and conditoners) to add strength and works with the amino acids to prevent split ends. 🍵On top of all of those benefits for the hair itself, green tea is fantastic for scalp health because of its abundance of vitamin c (which protects against sun damage AND treats scalp issues such as psoriasis, dandruff or itchy scalp). It’s moisturizing and astringent agents help to regulate sebum production on the scalp which is a major contributor to dandruff, and helps your scalp stay fresh and healthy. HOW TO: 1. Boil About 2 cups of water 2. Add in 5 Teabags of Green Tea with matcha powder *You can use less if you like, I went kinda overboard. Also any brand is fine, I got mine from Costco (organic is a nice plus though!) 3. Add to a spritzer bottle *I repurposed mine from an empty product 4. Spray into your scalp and massage into your scalp 5. Optional (you can spray and rise out while you shampoo) I just leave it in, because I don’t mind the fragrance and feel like it keeps me moisturized. ❗️I do this a few times a week, no set schedule, and store it in my fridge to keep it good for about a week-1.5 weeks. This is a great addition to your hair routine, no matter what your hair type/hair concerns are!
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