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Friday, November 12, 2021

DIY: Anti-ageing serum

November 12, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

I am 36 years old and, I know that you cannot get completely rid of wrinkles, fine lines, and other ageing signs. However, you can slow the process down and make your skin look youthful. In this post, I want to share a homemade anti-ageing serum that will help reduce the signs of ageing


  • 4 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 3 capsules vitamin E 
  • 2 tbsp rose water
  • 5 drops lavender or rosehip essential oil (optional)
  • 1 tbsp glycerin

The essential oil is optional because some people with sensitive skin avoid using them on their faces.


  1. Place the aloe vera gel in a bowl. 
  2. Add vitamin E capsules. 
  3. Add rose water and mix well. 
  4. Add glycerin and mix again. 
  5. Lastly, add 5 drops of essential oil. 
  6. Store this anti-ageing serum in a clean, airtight container. 

This anti-ageing serum has incredible benefits for your skin as it is made with all-natural ingredients. Keep reading.

anti-ageing serum

About the ingredients:

Aloe vera works as an anti-ageing agent. It has Beta Carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin E that keep your skin soft and smooth.

Vitamin E has antioxidants that are good for your skin. It keeps your skin healthy and soft. 

Rosewater not only cleans your skin but also hydrates it. 

Glycerin moisturises your skin and keeps dryness at bay.

Lavender and rosehip essential oils help in reducing the appearance of ageing.

When to use:

The best time to use this DIY serum is before you go to bed. Wash your face then, take 2-3 drops of serum and massage it all over your face and neck. 

If you want to slow down the ageing process:

  • avoiding smoking
  • avoiding spending too much time in the sun
  • staying hydrated
  • eating foods that are rich in antioxidants such as; blueberries, raspberries, apples, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, eggplant, and legumes like red kidney beans or black beans

Talk to you soon!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

DIY: Dog calming spray

November 10, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

Today, I want to share a simple, all-natural dog calming spray recipe! This DIY is inspired by Rascal, my Maltipoo! Puppies and young adult dogs are known for having too much energy. Some breeds are also known to be more high energy

This spray is ideal for dogs with anxiety. This all-natural, homemade dog calming spray works to calm dogs with mild anxiety. However, for more severe cases, you'll need to consult your vet.


  • Lavender essential oil 
  • Chamomile essential oil
  • Spray bottle

I use lavender and chamomile because they are natural calming agents, and my dog and I like the scent. However, you can use other oils, with calming properties, such as; cedarwood, frankincense, orange, lemon, sandalwood, rose, and bergamot.


  • Fill the spray bottle with water (I use a 75ml bottle). 
  • Add 6 drops of lavender essential oil and 6 drops of chamomile essential oil into the bottle.
  • Shake the mixture well before every use.

If you are reusing an old spray bottle, clean and dry it before mixing the solution.

How to use:

two dogs sleeping on a bed

You can either: spray the solution on your hands and then massage your dog's coat, or you can apply it directly. If you are spraying directly onto the pet's coat, spray from a distance of 15cm (6 inches). Apply the solution from the neck down to the tail only, never near your dog's face, eyes and nose. 

Directly applying essential oils to the dog's skin or coat may irritate their skin and cause side effects. For more information, read this post: Aromatherapy for animals.

You can also spray this calming spray around your home or in your car. If you have a particularly anxious or hyper dog, try spraying it on the dog's bedding or his favourite blanket. You can even spray it on your dog's favourite plush toy.

If you don't want to use commercial products, this homemade calming spray for dogs is natural and safe to use on dogs. Rascal and I recommend you give it a try!


Friday, October 29, 2021

Last-minute Halloween costume | Rosie The Riveter

October 29, 2021 2 Comments

Hello everyone!

It's almost Halloween! Are you looking for a last-minute Halloween costume? Don’t want to spend money on a new store-bought one or take a lot of time to do it yourself? Perfect! Here's a quick and easy Rosie the Riveter costume. 

Rosie The Riveter poster

Rosie the Riveter was an allegorical cultural icon of World War II, representing the women who worked in factories and shipyards during the war.

Ready to do your own version of Rosie the Riveter costume? This iconic character is really easy to pull off and looks great. You’ll need:

  • Polka dotted headband
  • Blue collared shirt (or overall)
  • Red socks
  • Black shoes
  • Cardstock paper 

Rosie's costume:

Tie the headband around your head and style your hair accordingly. Usually, the character is shown with blue overalls, but if you don't own overalls, a blue shirt and blue jeans will work just fine. Put on a pair of red socks and black shoes. 

Rosie The Riveter full body

I made Rosie's speech bubble and name badge so you can save them and make your Rosie the Riveter DIY Halloween costume legit! So go ahead and save them!

We Can Do It! speech bubble

Rosie name tag

You can then print them onto cardstock paper then, simply cut out the speech bubble and the name badge. Stick the speech bubble onto a stick or straw and carry it around. Use a pin back or velcro to stick Rosie's name badge to your clothes to make sure everyone knows who you are!

Rosie's makeup:

  • Eyebrows: Use an eyebrow pencil to fill in your brows. Rosie is known for her bold but thin brows.
  • Eyes: Use any neutral eyeshadow palette. Then, do Rosie’s signature winged eyeliner.
  • Cheeks: Apply some blush.
  • Lips: Apply your favourite red lipstick.

If you’d like some other ideas, make sure to check out my other Halloween costume ideas:

If you decide to dress up as Rosie The Riveter and print the badge and speech bubble I created, let me know in the comment section below! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

DIY: All-natural vapour rub

October 13, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

Cold and flu season is here! Many people reach for a jar of Vicks VapoRub at the first signs of congestion. However, if you are like me, you will opt for a more natural option like a homemade essential oil rub instead. It works like a charm!

This homemade rub with essential oils is all-natural, chemical-free, and so simple to make. Whether you are an adult or a child, this homemade rub will work great at helping you breathe easier.

jar of homemade all-natural vapour rub

Here's the quick and easy recipe...


  • Coconut oil
  • Eucalyptus essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil

Coconut oil has many skin benefits, so using it as a main ingredient in the homemade vapour rub has many perks.

Eucalyptus essential oil treats several respiratory problems, including; cold, cough, running nose, sore throat, and nasal congestion.  

Peppermint essential oil can reduce fevers, clears the respiratory tract, and can open your airways and act as a decongestant.  

plant essential oil bottle


  1. Scoop 1 cup of coconut oil into a mixing bowl.
  2. (For adults) Add 20-25 drops of eucalyptus oil and 10-15 drops of peppermint oil into the bowl.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Scoop the mixture into a container with an airtight lid for easy storage.
  5. Store in a cool, dry place without direct heat or sunlight.
  6. Apply to throat and chest.

Store-bought vapour rubs are made for adults, children, and babies. With this DIY rub, you can adjust the amount of essential oil according to age to make it safe for every family member. 

Adults: 30-40 drops of essential oils 
Children under 13 years: 15-20 drops essential oils 
Babies under 1 year: 8-10 drops of essential oils 

I have been using it for a few years now, and it works every time! This homemade vapour rub with essential oils is the perfect all-natural cold relief. Give this recipe a try today and let me know if you like it. 

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Five (5) autumn-inspired DIY beauty treatments

October 06, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

Autumn is my favourite season for many reasons: the cool temperatures, the hot beverages, the fashion and of course, Halloween. But the best thing about autumn is all the great seasonal tastes and smells of pumpkin, apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cranberries... That’s why I want to share five all-natural beauty treatments using some of the season’s best ingredients.

So put on a pair of fuzzy socks, light your favourite candle, curl up with a book and enjoy these five autumn-inspired DIY beauty treatments:

autumn window scene

  1. DIY: Pumpkin facial mask - This pumpkin mask will gently exfoliate, nourish and moisturise your skin.
  2. DIY: Pumpkin cinnamon body scrub This scrub is perfect to brighten skin and get rid of any rough areas on the body.
  3. DIY: Cranberry face mask -This is an easy anti-ageing facial mask.
  4. DIY: Honey and fruit mask This face mask nourishes and revitalises dry and tired skin.
  5. DIY: Honey and cinnamon facial mask/spot treatment - This DIY helps to kill the bacteria that cause pimples and fade scars.

Are you going to try out any of these beauty treatments? Which one is your favourite? What is your favourite part of autumn? Leave a comment and let me know!

Monday, September 27, 2021

DIY: All-natural study aid

September 27, 2021 1 Comments

Hello everyone!

Since this is back to school week for many Maltese students, today I want to share a DIY essential oil blend recipe that helps support focus and concentration. This study aid blend can be used at school, at home, as well as at work.

If you use essential oils, chances are you are familiar with essential oil blends in a roll-on bottle. Roll-on bottles are meant to make the topical application of essential oils easier. Since the oils are already diluted, all you have to do is rub the rollerball along your skin. 

essential oil roll on

This is the recipe for an all-natural study aid -


  • 15 drops lavender essential oil
  • 15 drops vetiver essential oil
  • 15 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • a tablespoon of carrier oil (such as coconut oil, almond oil, or avocado oil)
  • a roll-on bottle

Always make sure to dilute essential oils in a carrier oil before applying them to your skin.


  1. Add essential oils to the roll-on bottle.
  2. Fill the rest of the bottle with a carrier oil.
  3. Add rollerball and close the cap, then gently roll the bottle to mix the oils.

If you find yourself reaching for coffee, sugar, or energy drinks to beat your fatigue: you should try boosting your energy with essential oils instead. The following oils help support focus and concentration and can be added to this study aid blend as well:

  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Vetiver essential oil
  • Cedarwood essential oil
  • Lemon essential oil
  • Citrus essential oil
  • Sweet orange essential oil
  • Rosemary essential oil
  • Frankincense essential oil
essential oil bottles

Where to apply:

The following four specific areas are the best places to apply your roll-ons for maximum benefits: 

  • Bottom of the feet 
  • Behind the ears
  • On the temples 
  • On the wrists

Do you use any essential oils? Which oils do you like best? Leave a comment and let me know!