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DIY Beauty

11 Oct


In honour of the pumpkin spice craze I decided to make my very own and easy to make Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub. In order to make your own simply combine 2 cups of granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons of pumpkin spice mix (you can view my recipe here), 2 teaspoons of almond essence with 1/2 a cup of almond oil. Mix until well combined and store in an airtight container or jar. Enjoy!

DIY Beauty: Revitalising Lemon & Rosemary Bath Soak

11 Sep


This easy to make, inexpensive bath soak does wonders for your skin. Not only are all the ingredients natural and easy to come by they leave your skin feeling fresh and revitalised. Why this soak is so effective is all to do with the ingredients*:

Lemon is a natural antiseptic and has the ability to not only reduce the visibility of scars and acne but also acts as a natural exfoliant, removing dead skins cells.

Rosemary is believed to increase blood flow aiding in skin toning and firming. It also acts an an astringent reducing excess oil on the skin and helping acne.

Sea Salt is a natural exfoliant that is believed to increase blood flow and reduce fluid retention. Sea salt is also believed to relieve stress and aid in sleep.

Almond Oil adds moisture to the skin and can help relieve dry ichy skin. Unlike other oils almond oil is absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy residue.

In a large bowl combine the juice of 2 lemons, Rind of 1/2 lemon, 2 tablespoons almond oil along with 500 grams of course sea salt and some rosemary leaves. Stir well and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. To use simply sprinkle a few spoonfuls of the mixture into a hot bath and allow yourself to soak.

*Information sourced from www.livestrong.com

DIY Beauty: Deep Conditioning Avocado & Lavender Hair Mask

8 Sep

What to do:

In a bowl whisk together 1 egg yolk, 1/2 a mashed avocado, 3 Tablespoons of olive oil and a few drops of lavender oil. Apply the mixture to wet hair and leave for about 15 minutes so the moisture really soaks into the hair shaft. Rinse well using cold water. It is important to use cool water to stop the yolk from cooking.

DIY BEAUTY: 3 Easy to make Foot Soaks for less than $2.00 Each!

5 Sep


RELAX: Camomile & Lavender Foot Soak

Using tea bags or loose leaf tea mix, brew 3 cups of Camomile tea. Add 3-5 drops of lavender oil to the tea. Pour mixture into your foot spa or large basin containing about 4-5L of hot water. If you like add a few slices of cucumber to the water.

ENERGISE: Coffee Fizz Foot Soak

Add 2 Tablespoons of instant coffee to 1L of boiling water. Mix until dissolved. Pour the coffee into your foot spa or basin containing your hot water. Add 1 Tablespoon of Bi-carb Soda. This will result in a lovely fizzing sensation. Despite popular belief the coffee will not stain your skin.

HYDRATE: Olive Oil, Honey & Milk Foot Soak

Mix together 2 tablespoons of honey with 1/4 cup of olive oil. Add 1/2 cup of milk to the mixture and pour into your foot spa or basin containing your hot water.

So there you have it 3 easy to make and natural foot soaks which cost less than $2 each to make. I like to place some river stones at the bottom of my basin to rub my feet on as I soak but it’s up to you. If you have any of your own homemade foot soak recipes feel free to comment with your recipes below.

DIY Beauty: Toning Rosewater and Honey Mask

4 Sep


I make this easy DIY mask once a week and it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. Perhaps best of all this mask costs less than 50 cents per application and is all natural!

What you will need:

1 Tablespoon Rosewater (I purchased mine from the cooking isle in the supermarket for around $1.00)
3 Tablespoons Honey
1/4 cup water

What to do:

Combine all ingredients together in a microwave safe bowl bowl.
Microwave for 30 seconds or until the honey melts.
Whisk well and allow the mixture to cool until it will not burn your skin.
Apply thickly to the face and leave to set for about 15 minutes.
Wash away with warm water.

Too easy!


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