DIY Body Scrub
This isn’t a remedy to anything just an easy to make scrub to pamper yourself with while you bathe.
You will need:
- A clean jar with a lid
- enought Raw sugar to fill the jar or container
- Natural coconut oil(this can be substituted with extra virgin olive oil or peanut oil)
- Lavender oil
- Fill the jar with raw sugar until it almost reaches the top
- Slowly pout the coconut oil over the sugar until it has completely covered it.
- Stir the two together until they are well mixed. Your body scrub should NOT be runny.
- Add a few drops of lavender oil(the more drops the more potent the smell will be)
- Stir it all together and hop in the tub to enjoy your new body scrub
The results of my DIY primer.
Not the best lighting but the top is with the primer, bottom is without. Obviously a huge difference
DIY Eye Primer
All you need is petroleum jelly, moisturizer, foundation, small makeup container
Mix even portions of the three and you are done
(Sidenote:Petroleum jelly is moisturizing enough, I simply used moisturizer for the consistency because I’m using powder foundation. If you are using liquid foundation then you won’t need moisturizer.)
Here are several natural eye makeup removers. If you don’t want something harsh removing your makeup this is for you. Or if you are like me and would just rather not spend your money on expensive face wipes then this is also for you.
- Take some castor oil on a cotton swab and start wiping the eye makeup away. This also doubles as a eye moisturizer and helps with eye wrinkles.
- Baby oil. This one isn’t as effective for eye makeup removing but it gets the job done. From personal experience it kind of smeared my makeup and took some extra wiping to get it all but it works nonetheless.
- Olive oil. This also moisturizes the eye area while conditioning your eyelashes. Use cotton balls with olive oil to gently remove your eye makeup and you should be done. That’s all it takes.
- Baby shampoo. This works just like the others. Use a cotton ball and swipe away all of your worries. This one is really good for stubborn mascara
4 Easy remedies to get rid of dry hands
- Make an olive oil bath. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water, add 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Soak your hands in the bowl for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and pat dry your hands until they are damp. Apply a light moisturizing lotion.
- Petroleum Jello. Apply a coat of petroleum jelly to your hands before going to bed. Cover your hands with thin cotton gloves or clean cotton socks. Go to bed and say goodbye to dry hands.
- Steam bathe your hands. Cover your hands in petroleum jelly. Run hot water in your bathroom sink and place your hands in the resulting steam. Leave them for as long as comfortable then rinse and dry your hands.
- Purchase an aloe vera plane, cut off one of the leaves and rub the leaf on your dry hands. This is also a great remedy for burns
Here are a few tips to help beat the toll summer takes on your skin
- Drink plenty of water during the day to replace moisture that is lost through sweat.
- Use natural cream agents such as milk, yogurt, honey ect. Everyday for 20 minutes to remain hydrated for a longer time and to make your skin clearer and to glow
- Use tomatoes, potatoes and honey on your skin as a natural bleach to remove skin darkening
- To tackle breakouts on your chin use hydrogen peroxide (found in whitening toothpaste *hint).
- On really hot days use rose water, a natural skin toner instead of a moisturizer. This will keep your skin balanced and hydrated.
- A healthy amount of fruits and vegetables will keep the skin hydrated and balanced as well
- For a good cleanser mix 2 teaspoons of yogurt, honey and lime juice to make a thick paste. Massage this on your face for 2-3 minutes then rinse it off with cold water
- For a good moisturizer mix equal portions of cucumber juice with watermelon juice and apply it to your face.
- To fight black heads try papaya pulp
- And lastly, try coconut water to brighten your skin and give it a bit of a glow
For all of us insomniacs out there, or for anyone having an off day and can’t get to bed here is a very easy remedy
You will need:
- Warm water
- Mix a spoonfull of honey in a cup of warm water
- Drink up and sweet dreams
Personal note: I have not tried this because we don’t have anymore honey, if you guys find this helpful with getting to sleep then please tell me
Removing acne scars with honey!
No I am in no way implying that this will cure your acne, simply that this honey mask will help acne scars fade away. It may take a few days to see results but trust me the wait is worth it. I suffer from acne scars myself so I know they are annoying to look at and even more irritating to get rid of so here is my SWEET remedy:
You will need:
- A spatula
Simply get a spatula full of honey and rub it on your clean face. Wait 20 minutes before rinsing it off. Make sure you don’t leave any behind, I don’t want any of you to wake up with ant bites in the morning. You should notice that your face feels softer and some people even say it reduces redness in their face.
Here is a homemade conditioner for dry or frizzy hair
You will need:
- Mix 1 cup of mayonnaise with 1/2 cup of avocado until it forms a paste
- Message it into your hair and wrap a hot towel around your head. Rinse it out after 20 minutes.
This is recommended for once a week for better results.
Long days out in the summer sun can be fun if you protect yourself with the right amount of sunblock. If not then that’s where I step in.
Here are 8 simple ways to ease your sunburn away
- Take A Bath: If you add a few teaspoons of baking soda to your bath water this can make for a good sunburn remedy. Keep your soaking time to 15-20 minutes or you could risk drying out your already damaged skin. If you don’t have baking soda laying around plain oatmeal is a nice alternative. 1/2-1 cup should do the trick. With both remedies it is best to air-dry instead of towel dry yourself.
- Aloe Vera: Aloe is always helpful in the case of sunburns. It will help with the redness along with the stinging ache.
- Cool Compresses: Simple but effective. Just soak a washcloth in cool water and apply it to the burned area. As an added bonus you can add baking soda or oatmeal to the water you are soaking the washcloth in
- Drink Water: Your skin has been fried by the sun, it is best to stay hydrated to help you recover from your sunburns.
- Cool Off: Slip into some chilly water to help ease the pain (this is best for widespread burns). Try to avoid using soap, they will irritate and dry out your skin more than it already is. If you must use soap stick to something mild like Dove or Aveeno.
- Moisturize: Hello, your skin is dry and irritated. It is begging for moisture. Apply moisturizer immediately after soaking or bathing to keep your skin from drying out any further (try putting the moisturizer in the freezer a few minutes before using it, this will help relieve pain).
- Potatoes: It sounds funny but plain potatoes make for an awesome pain reliever. Cut the potatoes into small pieces and place them in a food processor until they turn into a liquid form (water helps if they look too dry). Pat the liquefied potatoes onto your burns and wait for them to dry then take a cool shower.
- Use Cornstarch: (only if your sunburns don’t have any blisters). If your clothes are chaffing against the burns and causing irritation apply cornstarch to the areas to ease the discomfort.