So we all know oatmeal is healthy for us to eat, but did you know it’s great for your skin too? When mixed with water, it has moisturizing properties that gently soothe your skin. Ground oats are combined with healing honey, water, and your choice of essential oil to make this skin-smoothing face mask! It also works as a very gentle exfoliant as you massage it onto your face 🙂 Continue reading
As someone with dry, thick, curly hair, I am super into hair masks! I constantly battle with frizz and split ends and nourishing my hair once in a while with moisturizing oils makes a big difference. A good hair mask can make dry, damaged hair silky and smooth. 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 🙂
It’s been a while! I’ve been crazy busy with school and life in general. But I always come back to my blog because I really love it. Cooking, DIYing, writing- all things that keep me
sane calm 😉
You know what’s great during stressful times? A little at-home spa day 🙂 I like to take just a little time out of my day to whip up a face mask or hair mask and just relax with a cup of tea for a bit.
I enjoy making my own “spa day” products. If you can eat all the ingredients you know it’s really natural! 😉 I actually find that my skin and hair prefer natural products, I think the chemicals irritate my sensitive skin and don’t cooperate well with my wild, curly hair. Continue reading