DIY: Ultra-Moisturizing Coffee Scrub Your Skin Will Love

This coffee scrub is quick to make, smells delicious, and helps moisturize skin and heal scars and stretch marks! | The Refreshanista

Woohoo! I’m back with another scrub recipe 😉 I seriously love scrubs- just check out my scrubs section to see them all! I make several different types of scrubs, but for body scrubs I think a coffee scrub is my all-time favourite. First of all, I’m a total coffee fiend so the scent alone is amazing. Not only does it smell heavenly, but scrubbing your body with coffee has several awesome benefits. Continue reading

DIY: Peppermint Foot Scrub

This foot scrub makes my feet soft and smooth, and it smells amazing! | The Refreshanista

Who doesn’t love a little pampering? 😉 If you follow my blog, you’d know I love to make masks and scrubs and bath salts to enjoy a little spa-time at home. Sometimes you just really need to relax, but who can afford a trip to the spa everyday? PS: if you can, please take me with you!!! 😉 Making your own bath products have several benefits: you know that the ingredients are pure and natural, you can customize them with essential oils for your needs, and it’s budget-friendly 🙂 Give your feet some TLC with this homemade, all-natural peppermint foot scrub! Continue reading

DIY: 2-Ingredient Lip Scrub

I love this lip scrub- it's so easy to make and my lips feel so smooth after! | The Refreshanista

Let me start by saying I have been having a major issue with dry, chapped lips lately. The air in my building is so dry. I put on a thick layer of lip balm before bed but when I wake up I have dry, flaky lips- so annoying! We all know, from experience, that picking at dry lips only makes it much much worse. So I whipped up this super easy lip scrub and voila! A few minutes later I had smooth, soft lips 🙂  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

Essentials

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.

Lovely Extras

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 🙂

Melanie

Make Your Own Luxurious Peppermint Body Scrub

I just tried out this scrub and I looove it! It smells so refreshing and leaves my skin really soft. | The Refreshanista

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may have noticed I love to make scrubs, like this one, this one, and this one. It’s just so easy to make them, you really only need an oil and sugar or salt. Add a few drops of essential oil and you’re set! What a difference in the ingredients list compared to the long list of chemicals found in store-bought body scrubs. So unnecessary!

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