When I was a kid in middle school, I actually collected lip balm! I had a little purse full of probably 50 different flavours. I just loved the stuff. Partly because my lips are always dry but also because I loved the scents! Now that I know all of the icky chemicals that can be found in store bought lip balm, I love to make my own. This DIY tinted lip balm is slightly tinted pink for a lovely natural look. I added peppermint essential oil for a cooling fresh scent. You can experiment by adding more beetroot powder for a darker pink or different essential oils for different scents. Continue reading
I’m sure you know that essential oils are great for healing a wide variety of skin issues, but are you using the right ones? Let’s talk about some common skin problems and which essential oils you should start using to get healthy glowing skin! Continue reading
Maybe I’m biased but I’m convinced that everyone needs a jar of this stuff on hand at all times! I keep this salve by my bed to heal dry hands and chapped lips while I sleep. It’s only 3 ingredients and just a matter of melting and mixing 🙂 Continue reading
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Making your own DIY beauty products is a great way to ditch unnecessary chemicals and it’s surprisingly easy! To get you started, here is a list of my favourite ingredients that will be majorly useful when you start making your own bath & body products.
Shea butter is a new favourite of mine. It’s very lightly scented and highly moisturizing, making it a perfect base for body butters, lotions, and creams.
Coconut oil has become a total craze these days- and for good reason! It’s extremely moisturizing and promotes healthy skin and hair. More about the wonders of coconut oil here.
Cocoa butter is a deliciously chocolatey smelling butter from the cocoa bean. It’s a fantastic moisturizer and helps heal skin. Great for creams and salves.
sweet almond oil or grape seed oil
Both of these oils are nice and light while also giving the skin lots of moisture. Perfect for a massage oil or lightening up a body butter.
Epsom salts are known for being detoxifying and nourishing for skin when added to a warm bath. They are the base for many bath salt recipes, generally you can add your favourite essential oils to some epsom salts and you’re all set for a relaxing bath!
peppermint essential oil
Peppermint is one of my absolute favourite essential oils. It’s soothing, cooling, and invigorating at the same time and pairs well with cocoa butter for a delicious mint chocolate scent.
lavender essential oil
Lavender essential oil is another staple ingredient. It’s a very calming scent, perfect for adding to epsom salts for a relaxing bath!
tea tree essential oil
Tea tree is a great addition to skincare to help fight blemishes.
lemon essential oil
I love lemon essential oil because it smells delicious and refreshing. It’s also helpful for lightening scars.
eucalyptus essential oil
Eucalyptus oil has a lovely, calming scent and is also great for when you have a stuffy nose.
rose essential oil
Rose oil has the classic floral scent of roses and adds a calming and romantic scent to your bath and body products.
Some Recipes for You to Try
What is your favourite product to make yourself? I personally love scrubs 🙂
Raise your hand if you have dry skin! FYI I am raising both hands because my skin is soooo dry. It feels like I am constantly layering on body butter and lip balm to try to fight the flakiness. Continue reading