Honey & Oatmeal
- Honey is a humectant, meaning it naturally retains moisture
- Oatmeal is the perfect texture for exfoliating as well as softening
- Combined, these two make a perfect team for soft and dewy skin.
What you need:
(For one time use)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of dry oatmeal
Mix together these two ingredients. Wash your face with cold water and pat dry. Apply the mixture over your face using a circular scrubbing motion. If you’d like, leave it on for a couple of minutes.
Wash it all off and you should already notice softer & glowing skin.
I love to use this when my face feels tired and in need of some scrubbing. The best part is, this mixture is not very harsh, so people with sensitive skin can use it as well.
Try it! And let me know what you think!
One of my personal goals is to completely green up my everyday beauty routine. I want to be an ethical consumer, one who is educated about companies and what they really do. I no longer want to support companies that support and partake in animal testing or use unfair and unethical means of producing their products (such as child labour). Pampering yourself is very important, but I want to start doing so by making my own stuff. Making my own toothpaste, shampoo, lotions and other sweet products that will allow me to try something new, as well as save some money (and maybe the planet…I’m a big thinker). So I invite you to join in the same journey that I’m taking. Green up your beauty routine. Be informed. Try new things. And hold to your values.
This is what I need to change in mine:
- no more aerosol shaving gels, once I finish my current one, I will dispose of it correctly and start moving on to alternatives such a shaving creams or baby oil.
- no more buying unnecessary products. I’m so fascinated with all things beauty, and I tend to accumulate a lot of stuff. That is a lot of stuff that gets wasted and eventually thrown out.
- Minimize heat to my hair as much as possible. Embrace my natural, frizzy hair and tame it with oil and conditioner.
So I’m going to putting up links on this blog that will show you: ethical companies (a list I will build by doing research and lots of it!) and diy (all the products I attempt to make) and reviews (reviewing green beauty products, yea they may be green, but do they work?)Stay tuned!
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If this is something that you’d like to try, check out the video below. It’s super cool and super effective, trust me!
- Hand soap- 1 drop of pure liquid castile soap is enough to replace a full pump of hand soap.
- Body wash- Later up with a few drops on a washcloth or directly onto hands.
- Shampoo- Make your own shampoo with 1 part soap and 1 part water. Add a splash of olive oil for dry hair or a splash of lemon juice or vinegar for oily hair. Choose a mild, unscented soap for a great baby shampoo.
- Face wash- Mix 1 part soap with 5 parts water for a mild soap that’s gentle on the skin and won’t cause excess drying. Add a few sprigs of muddled mint for a tingly sensation.
- Kitchen cleaners- Choose a soap with tea tree oil for natural antibacterial and antifungal properties. Dilute soap with water 1:2 to 1:20 depending on the toughness of the job. Add the juice of a lemon for a great citrus smell and added antiseptic properties.
- Laundry detergent- Add 1/4 cup to your load with a pinch of baking soda for surprisingly clean clothes.
- Dish soap- Replace your dish soap and cut tough grease with just a few drops of castile soap.
- Bath products- Add a squirt to bath water to replace all your bath products. Lavender castile soap will fulfill your aromatherapy needs, while leaving skin clean and moisturized.
- Floor cleaners- Clean your tile, laminate or vinyl floors with a 1:20 soap to water mixture for a clean floor that won’t make you slip.
- Dog shampoo- Make your own natural and gentle dog shampoo by mixing 2 cups of water with 2 tsp castile soap and 2 tsp aloe vera.
Green Tea & Oatmeal Face Mask
Lately, green tea has been the star ingredient in many beauty products. And for a good reason. It is naturally rich in antioxidants, which helps protect the body from free radical (those horrible fellows, responsible for accelerated aging and increasing risks of major diseases).
So this beauty DIY is a Green tea & Oatmeal Mask.
- 4 tbsp dry oats
- 1/2 cup of strong & hot green tea (stronger the better!)
- 1 tsp of honey
Benefits of other Ingredients:
Oatmeal - good for scrubbing, perfect for washing away dead & dry skin
Honey - Humectant (moisture retaining) and anti-bacterial properties
Mix the ingredients together while the green tea is still hot. The mask should be in a thick paste-like form.
By using the mask hot you are forcing pores to open therefore allowing the benefits of the green tea to work into the deeper layers of the skin. There should be plenty of mask to cover your face, neck and shoulder area. If you only wish to cover your face then halve the ingredients. Leave the mask to do it’s stuff for at least 20-30 minutes before rinsing off, and finish by moisturizing your skin.