DIY: Easy Oat & Honey Face Mask for Smooth Skin

This easy homemade face mask made my skin super soft and smooth! | The Refreshanista

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

How to Get Started With DIY Beauty Products

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Get started making your own DIY beauty products with this handy list of my favourite all-natural ingredients! | The Refreshanista

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.

Making your own DIY beauty products is a great way to ditch unnecessary chemicals and it's surprisingly easy! Ingredients to start with_-2


shea butter

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

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

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 

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.

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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

Lemon & Lavender Body Butter

Peppermint Body Scrub

Cocoa Candy Cane Hand Creme

Vitamin E Nighttime Face Cream

Cocoa Mint Foot Salve

Coconut Lemon Sugar Scrub

Coconut Oil & Coffee Body Scrub

What is your favourite product to make yourself? I personally love scrubs 🙂


DIY: Avocado Face Mask

DIY: Avocado Face Mask- this face mask is super easy to make and only 3 all-natural ingredients! Great for any skin type; it moisturizes and fights acne. | The Refreshanista

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