[DIY body scrub] Scrub Wednesdays!

This Lavender and Coconut oil sugar scrub is 100% natural with no ingredients that you can’t pronounce. This DIY is done some easy steps with just measuring and mixing. Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil; 1 cup fine sugar; Lavender essential oil

2015/02/img_9154.jpg Coconut oil helps to soften and moisturize skin while sugar helps to exfoliate and lavender not only smells great but also calms itchy skin and helps you to relax. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients, the ratio of oil:sugar is always 2:1, and finish with about 10-20 drops of lavender essential oil depending on your preference. (pregnant ladies or young kids please take extra precaution or read if you are suitable for essential oils)

2015/02/img_9151.jpg Put on a label (we got the printable from the web) and tie a string or decorate the bottle however you like it and it’s good as a gift! P.s. We felt that even fine sugar was a little rough on our skin, maybe brown sugar would work better?

2015/02/img_9152.jpg The bathroom smells amazing after, and we really love the coconut and lavender combination, we are sure you will too!

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Spa time! [DIY facial mask]

It’s midweek and time to take care of our skin! Here’s a simple DIY recipie that you can whip up in a few mins and it’s without all the nasties plus you can mix and match whatever u have in the kitchen! We didn’t measure out the ingredients, just threw in however we deem fit!

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We have all eaten yoghurt before, but putting it on the skin?! Yogurt contains high levels of lactic acid which is beneficial to skin and hair. Using yogurt for skin and hair dates back to ancient India, when it was used as an effective remedy to get rid of acne and pimples. In fact, Cleopatra from ancient Egypt was known to take yogurt baths to keep her skin youthful.

Honey- there’s so many benefits but just to list two: Full of antioxidants, it is great for slowing down aging and it is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow, giving you a complexion boost.

Lemon Zest- It helps to enhance the clarity, glow and softness of the skin. It contains acid and oils that work to cleanse, lighten and brighten the skin; remove dead skin; and stimulate new skin growth.

Try it tonight with some essential oil burning in the background for that spa experience! Now, who says you have to spend top dollar for good skin?