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DIY: Pumpkin spice lip scrub

Hello everyone! If you like autumn and pumpkin spice, then you will love this  DIY pumpkin spice lip scrub . This homemade lip scrub is both vegan and budget-friendly.  Lip scrubs help remove dead skin cells and dry, flaky skin from your lips . They also give your lips a nice, smooth, and hydrated feel. Read this:  How to prevent chapped lips caused by wearing face masks. So, if you want to know how to get soft lips, just follow this DIY recipe. This lip scrub is extremely easy to prepare and only requires four (4) ingredients. It will only take you a few minutes to make! Here are the straightforward ingredients for making this homemade lip scrub. You will not only enjoy making it, but you will love the extra soft lips it will give you. Ingredients: 2 tbsp coconut oil  1 tbsp maple syrup 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice  1 tbsp brown sugar  Method: Place all ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Mix ingredients together. Place into a jar. How to use: Apply a small amount to your lips. Rub your

DIY: Head lice prevention

Hello everyone! It's back to school time again!   Back to school  can be an exciting time for both children and parents. Starting a new school year requires plenty of preparations, such as shopping for stationery, a new bag, shoes and clothes/uniform. One thing most parents do not prepare for when sending their little ones back to school is  head lice . As any reader of this blog will know, I believe in the power of natural ingredients, particularly  essential oils . When you do a simple  Google  search, you quickly find out what  essential oils  are good at  repelling lice , but the question is, what to do with that information? How can you use essential oils to repel head lice? The following essential oils have been shown to effectively repel lice: Lavender oil Tea tree oil Clove oil Rosemary oil Geranium oil Lemongrass oil These are other essential oils that can repel head lice but are not recommended for children under six (6) years: Peppermint oil   Anise seed oil Eucalyptus o

DIY: Natural whitening toothpaste

Hello everyone! In a previous post, I wrote about how I make my own  natural toothpaste  by mixing coconut oil and baking soda. I still use that DIY recipe, together with others I like. In another post, I also talked about the benefits of activated charcoal and included teeth whitening, among numerous other benefits. DIY: Natural toothpaste What are the benefits of activated charcoal? Today, I want to share a DIY recipe for an  all-natural turmeric whitening toothpaste .    Turmeric is a popular spice which has been used, as a healing and herbal remedy, for thousands of years. Turmeric is a well-known anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial herb, making it useful for home dental care. It is a natural product, which makes it a better alternative to commercial teeth whiteners.  In fact, turmeric lacks the side effects of many commercial teeth whiteners. These include   dental enamel damage, gum irritation, risk of tooth sensitivity, and more. Possible benefits you can get from turmeric tooth

DIY: Essential oil body wash

Hello everyone! Today I'm back with another simple DIY beauty recipe. A simple and creative way to bring essential oils into your everyday life is to add them to daily household products. Adding a few drops to a fragrance-free shower gel or a bubble bath is an easy way to do so. Nonetheless, making your  personalised foaming body wash  is even better.  Body wash is an essential part of our bathing routines. But many of us do not pay attention to the ingredients that many commercial body washes contain. You may be putting your long-term health at risk by using products which contain dangerous chemicals. If you want to know more about this topic, I suggest you watch  HBO’s Not So Pretty  docuseries. If you’re looking for a body wash that will cleanse your skin and leave you feeling refreshed, you may want to try this  essential oil body wash recipe . Ingredients : 1 and 1/2 cups of Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap (baby unscented) 4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin 20 to 30 drops of essential o

DIY: Soothing and collagen-producing (vegan) face mask

Hello everyone! Today I want to share another  vegan DIY beauty recipe  with you, this time a  soothing and collagen-producing face mask . All you need are three simple ingredients you probably already have at home. Ingredients: 1 ripe banana ½ a cup of cooked oats ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon Here's how it works: Bananas  are amongst the top three most nutritious fruits. They contain large amounts of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, iodine and vitamin A, B, E, and F. Vitamin A in bananas promotes  skin-cell turnover . Applying cooked  oatmeal  to the skin can  reduce skin redness and inflammation . Cinnamon  contains cinnamaldehyde (the organic compound that gives cinnamon its flavour and colour), which  increases collagen levels.  This means that when cinnamon is applied to the skin or ingested, collagen levels will increase. Method: Cook the oatmeal. Mash the ripe banana in a bowl and add to the oatmeal. Add the cinnamon. Mix well. Allow the oatmeal to cool and then apply to the face