As many news outlets and pretty much everything else have reported and discussed, this week has been very stressful on top of our own hectic responsibilities. A much needed decompressing is very well desired to release all the negative energy and recharge positive vibes. Sometimes getting into DIY projects can be therapeutic and an appealing activity to do during the weekends to breakaway from our strenuous daily routine.
So why not step away from the screen and get our hands a little bit dirty? Making your own beauty products can be an exciting side project that will totally refresh your mind, body and soul. Here are some homemade beauty tips from natural and yummy ingredients.
Made out of ingredients that you can find in your fridge, this is an all natural recipe for brightening up your skin.
You will just need about 2 or 3 avocados and 1/4 cup of honey. After cutting the avocados in half, discard the pits and mush them up. Add honey and mix or blend the ingredients together. This mask mix can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. It’s easy to use, just rub onto your face with your hands, wait for 15 minutes then rinse with cool water. (via brit.co)
Green Tea and Pomegranate Toner
This anti-aging homemade toner is the perfect recipe to give extra rejuvenating benefits for your skin.
What you need:
- 1/4 cup green tea, cooled
- 1/8 cup pure pomegranate juice
- 1/8 cup filtered water
- Mister bottle
How to prepare:
Steep a green tea bag in hot water. While tea is cooling, dilute pure pomegranate juice with equal parts water. Discard the tea bag and combine green tea with diluted pomegranate juice. Skip the cotton ball and pour the toner into a small mister bottle. One of the most refreshing ways to apply toner is to spritz it on all over your face and neck. Keep refrigerated and use within 2 weeks.
Lip & Cheek Stain
Homemade beauty doesn’t stop at prepping for healthier skin, but it also extend to into making prettier look. Try making your own lip and cheek stain made out of beets.
Another quick and easy recipe. You will need 1 beet to peeled and chopped then add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 tablespoons of honey. Mix the ingredients together and blend them until smooth.
You can rub it on your cheeks and apply it on your lips. This mix lasts one month if you keep it in the fridge or you can double the time by keeping it in the freezer.
(via Treasures & Travels)
Coconut – Lime Soap
Put the lime in the coconut and make it into soap!
This set of instructions makes about 64 ounces of soap that you could divide into 16 pieces bar of soap.
15 oz. coconut oil (34.09%)
15 oz. olive oil (34.09%)
8 oz. sunflower oil (18.18%)
6 oz. safflower oil (13.64%)
14 oz. coconut milk (for more on soap-making with milk, click here)
6.25 oz. lye
When making soap with milk, freeze the milk first, to at least a slushy state, otherwise the milk will burn or curdle when mixed with the lye. When creating your lye solution, very slowly mix the lye, a small amount at a time, into the frozen milk slush. Complete the rest of the recipe as you normally would.
2 oz. coconut-lime fragrance oil
Lime zest and chopped dried coconut for exfoliant (optional)
As always, remember to let your soaps cure for 4-6 weeks before using or gifting.
(via offbeat + inspired)
Sea Salt Spray
Now make your own sea salt spray for the wavy beachy look.
What you will need:
1.5 cups of distilled warm water
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp glycerin
Combine all of the ingredients together into a small bowl and mix them together before pouring the ingredients in bottle and seal it properly. For best result, use warm water and heat the coconut beforehand for smoother even blend. Because of there is oil in the ingredients, shake the bottle before use.
(via Sincerly Kinsey)
So which one of these are you going to try this weekend? Let us know in the comments below!