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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

DIY: Essential oil body wash

June 28, 2022 0 Comments

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.


suddy heart-shaped bath sponge


Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap (baby unscented)
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable glycerin
  • 20 to 30 drops of essential oil/s
  • Foaming bottle - I use an empty foaming face wash bottle. You can also find foaming soap dispensers on Amazon


Castile soap is just like regular soap but more eco-friendly. Rather than being made from lard or other animal fats, it is made from vegetable oils, i.e.vegan soap. Castile soap is also a good choice for people who want to avoid harsh chemicals.


Vegetable glycerin is made from plant oils and is known for its hydrating properties. It can help keep your skin soft and healthy. The glycerin is what will make this homemade body wash sudsy! Your body wash will still work without it, but it won’t foam up as much.


Essential oils

Not only do they smell great, but they also have therapeutic properties that can benefit your skin and calm your mind.


Method:

  1. Pick the essential oil/s you want to use.
  2. In your foaming bottle, add castile soap, vegetable glycerin, and essential oils.
  3. Shake well.


During the hot summer months, peppermint oil is one of my favourite essential oils to use in body wash because it has a cooling and refreshing effect.


Here are some other essential oils I love:

  • Lavender 
  • Chamomile
  • Frankincense 
  • Geranium 
  • Ylang Ylang 
  • Lemongrass 
  • Neroli 
  • Jasmine 
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon
  • Vanilla
  • Sandalwood 


Any of these essential oils can be added to this DIY body wash recipe or any unscented body wash if you prefer. 


What is your favourite body wash scent? Lavander and vanilla is one of my all-time favourite scents.


Talk to you soon.







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Monday, January 17, 2022

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

January 17, 2022 1 Comments

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

banana, cooked oats and 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:


  1. Cook the oatmeal.
  2. Mash the ripe banana in a bowl and add to the oatmeal.
  3. Add the cinnamon.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Allow the oatmeal to cool and then apply to the face. 
  6. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. 
  7. Rinse with tepid water.


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Talk to you soon!



Wednesday, January 05, 2022

DIY: Post-holiday detox face mask

January 05, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


Now that all the presents have been opened, the delicious food devoured, and the decorations are starting to come down, you probably think you need a detox. What better way to kick off the new year than by taking care of your skin with a DIY detox mask


Let's make one thing clear: strictly speaking, the holidays and comfort food are not toxic! You do not need to "detox" from them! However, a detoxifying face mask is always a good idea!


To make this DIY mask, you will need only four simple ingredients!


Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp crushed ripe blueberries.
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  • 1 tbsp cucumber juice.
  •  2 tbsp baking soda.
cucumbers and blueberries

Blueberries contain antioxidants that protect your body from free radicals.

Lemon juice contains citrus enzymes that brighten the skin.

Cucumber juice has a cooling, soothing, de-puffing and refreshing effect.

Baking soda helps dislodge blackheads; its granules will give you extra exfoliation. 


Method: 

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. 
  2. Apply mask onto your face. 
  3. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes. 
  4. Wet your fingers with warm water and gently massage your face.
  5. Gently wash off and pat your face dry. 


This mask will give you a glowing complexion! Try it and let me know your thoughts.




Monday, January 03, 2022

Ten (10) essential oil blends for better sleep 💤

January 03, 2022 0 Comments

 Hello everyone!


Are you struggling with getting the sleep you need every night? Like many people, I also have suffered from insomnia.


In this post, I'm sharing a list of essential oil diffuser blends that will have you relaxed and drifting off to sleep in no time at all! These blends will help relax your mind and body, and you will drift right off to sleep and stay asleep through the night!


Blend #1
  • 5 drops Lavender 
  • 3 drops Cedarwood

Blend #2
  • 2 drops Patchouli 
  • 2 drops Lavender 
  • 2 drops Frankincense 
  • 2 drops Bergamot


Blend #3

  • 3 drops Orange 
  • 2 drops Lavender 
  • 3 drops Chamomile


Blend #4

  • 3 drops Cedarwood 
  • 3 drops Marjoram 
  • 2 drops Lavender


Blend #5

  • 4 drops Lemon 
  • 3 drops Orange 
  • 1 drop Cedarwood
essential oil diffuser

Blend #6

  • 5 drops Sweet Orange 
  • 3 drops Frankincense


Blend #7

  • 2 drops Ylang Ylang 
  • 3 drops Lavender 
  • 1 drop Cedarwood 
  • 2 drops Sweet Marjoram


Blend #8

  • 1 drop Cedarwood 
  • 2 drops Chamomile 
  • 2 drops Lavender 
  • 2 drops Vetiver 
  • 1 drop Bergamont


Blend #9

  • 4 drops Patchouli 
  • 2 drops Vetiver 
  • 2 drops Orange


Blend #10

  • 5 drops Frankincense 
  • 3 drops Vetiver


Diffuse 15-20 minutes before you go to sleep and, these scents will have you dozing off in no time.

 


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Saturday, November 27, 2021

Essential oil blends for cold and flu

November 27, 2021 0 Comments

Hello everyone!


In most cases, having the flu means increasing self-care and waiting for the infection to run its course. The go-to solution for many people is to reach for over-the-counter medicines. However, another effective method is using essential oils as a topical rub or for aromatherapy. I already shared my recipe for a homemade vapour rub in a previous post. In this post, I will focus on aromatherapy!


Certain essential oils can help alleviate flu symptoms by clearing your nasal passage and reducing headaches. Some oils may even have antiviral benefits to help treat infections and reduce fever. Essential oils can be a great ally in keeping viruses, bacteria and germs at bay. As we are currently facing a pandemic, these oils can come in handy to help you keep your home a safe place for you and your loved ones. That is why today, I'm sharing the best antiviral essential oils to diffuse in your home.


essential oil diffuser


Inhalation is the most beneficial way to use essential oils for the flu. A diffuser can be an easy way to get the benefits of aromatherapy, any time of day or night. Purifying your indoor air is very easy to do. Using pure essential oils is a natural and safe way to do so. 


Add essential oils blends below to your diffuser with recommended water for your diffuser tank!


There are some blends for cleaning the air:

  • Eucalyptus/Lavender 
  • Eucalyptus/Geranium
  • Eucalyptus/Lemon
  • Eucalyptus/Lemon/Thyme
  • Lavender/Geranium/Lemon
  • Clove/Cinnamon/Thyme
  • Tea Tree/Lemon


These are blends to help relieve common cold and flu symptoms like sneezing, coughing, congestion and sore throat:


Blend #1

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Tea Tree
  • 1 drop Peppermint


Blend #2

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Bergamot
  • 2 drops Siberian Fir
  • 2 drops Rosalina


 Blend #3

  • 3 drops Cypress
  • 2 drops Bergamot
  • 1 drop Sandalwood
  • 1 drop Copaiba


Blend #4

  • 4 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Marjoram
  • 3 drops White Fir (aka Silver Fir or Fir Needle)


 Blend #5

  • 4 drops Eucalyptus
  • 2 drops Wintergreen
  • 1 drop Frankincense
  • 1 drop Rosemary
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I hope you find this helpful. Stay safe and healthy!