Recipes for Body & Skin Care
Simple ingredients, simple methods
Don’t waste your money on commercial make-up remover. Not when an ingredient as simple as coconut oil can do the job while simultaneously nourishing the delicate skin on your face.
There are plenty of reasons why you need to try this mix of bath salts. Not only is it easy to make and use, but it serves our body well, offering numerous health benefits.
I am obsessed with this “oil”! I have honestly never felt better since I started using it. This recipe came about after I saw a small bottle in a health food store with a price tag around $30. I read about the success people experienced with commercial magnesium oil and thought I’d give a DIY version a whirl. Let me tell you a little about magnesium…
This was one of the first scrubs I ever made. I remember how in awe I felt when I realised I could make my own scrub for less than $2 and achieve the same results as the store-bought stuff. I haven’t sent money on a commercial body or face scrub since and I haven’t looked back.
This is a great recipe for making your own soap, the fast and uncomplicated way. The result is a gorgeous, softly exfoliating soap that will give you an early morning, calorie-free, caffeine fix!
This is such a ‘summer’ scrub, not only because it smells fresh and fun, but because it will help slough away that dry skin you might get from too much time in the sun (and pool)!
Making soap can be complicated. Don’t get me wrong, it can be done at home as a DIY project, however, I would recommend getting some guidance, taking a class or two, or watching some tutorials before you attempt it. I personally avoid working with lye (very dangerous if mishandled) and it’s not something I want around the home, but that’s me.
Luscious, luscious, luscious; this body cream sits firmly in my top 5 favourites! A beautiful and creamy body moisturiser that takes pride of place on my bathroom shelf. It’s so versatile; sometimes it is my body cream, sometimes it is my face lotion, and sometimes it tames frizzy hair.
This lip balm recipe is a great starting point for almost any lip balm you feel like making. By adding less beeswax and more oil, the result will be a smoother, glossier balm. If it is children you are making the balm for, try playing around with shimmery micas for a sparkly version.
A long soak in a bath is something I think we all need to treat ourselves to every now and then. If a full body bath is out of the question, go for a foot bath; we absorb a great deal of goodness and expel a great deal of toxins from our feet so don’t overlook a quick soak, even when you’re time poor.
If you are currently buying products with a ‘strawberry’ scent, you’re probably getting a toxic cocktail of endocrine disrupting chemicals (sorry to break it to you). Strawberry essential oil does not exist and there is nothing nice about artificial fragrance.
These little gems are a great way to gently exfoliate, and an easy and inexpensive way to transform regular soap into something cute and fun. It makes the perfect gift and is a great way to get kids involved in creative gift-making in the kitchen.