Let’s get back to basic, and minimize our plastic usage and cut out the nasty chemicals! In a world of chemicals, additives, instant noodles, and chem-trails the last thing you want is to be introducing even more strange substances to your skin and body during your home-time beauty routine. Cut the crap, and get back to nature by making your own cosmetics with ingredients found around the home. Smell great, look great, and settle in for a fun crafternoons with BloomMe’s DIY Beauty.
Green Tea Aloe Vera Face Scrub
Nothing but goodness in this face wash. For those who like a little bit of exfoliation but want to steer clear of those nasty, and hopefully soon, illegal micro-beads, this recipe is for you. The combination of the green tea and the aloe vera in this product will send you to cloud nine.
The antioxidants in the green tea help to tone, and tighten your pores while removing toxins from the skin. Meanwhile, the aloe is brilliant at reducing redness, inflammation, and also gives you a bit of a moisture boost. Those properties combined with using a product that doesn’t introduce micro-plastics into our waterways make this recipe a 10/10.
For more ways to go green, check out our Pretty Without Plastic guide.
You will need:
-1/3 cup Coconut Oil
-1/4 cup sugar
-1 tablespoons of Aloe Vera Jelly (like this)
-2 Green Tea Bags
-5-6 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil (optional, but great for combating acne)
Cut open the tea bags, and combine all the ingredients together in a bowl. Add or remove sugar depending on how much “scrub” you are looking for.
Honey Face Mask
Honey is not only a lovely nickname for those around you, but also a wonder product created by our best friend (the bee) that has a very long shelf life. (In fact, did you know that honey was discovered inside an Ancient Egyptian tomb that was over 3000 years old and still edible? Brilliant stuff). Honey is also highly effective as a beauty product, and can even help to ease acne-prone skin and smells (and tastes) delicious.
Mix this cheeky face mask once a week at most for a soothing DIY treat to yourself.
You will need:
3 teaspoons raw honey
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt
Mix ingredients together, and apply to your face gently. Leave the mask on for 10-30 minutes and rinse with warm water.
Exfoliating Lemon Lip Scrub
Dry lips, begone! Trying to apply lipstick to dry, chapped lips is an impossible task. Why not whip up a handy do-it-yourself lip exfoliator with the products found in your home? We love using jojoba oil in our skin and hair, it has fatty acids that help to lock in moisture, and when this oil is mixed with our favourite gift from our striped pollen-gathering overlords – honey, you’re in for a good time.
This recipe makes about 4 small containers of scrub, keep excess in the fridge for a refreshing pop in summer.
You will need:
1 teaspoon Jojoba oil
1 teaspoon raw honey
1-2 tablespoons sugar
Mix the jojoba oil, honey, and a few drops of lemon essential oil in a bowl. Add the sugar and mix until it is fully combined with the honey mixture.Apply to lips and gently rub your lips. Leave on for a few minutes to let the ingredients sink in. Use a towel or washcloth to gently remove the product.
Rose and Lavender Toning Spray
The perfect spritz on a summer day, the witch hazel and rose water in this will help to cleanse and purify your skin (and smell amazing). Our friends aloe, lavender, and chamomile do a good job of soothing redness and irritation, while the glycerin will help to lock in moisture. The perfect toner!
The ingredients for this spray are a little more obscure, but any health food shop or essential oil store should stock them. As a side note, it’s no secret that age-defying celebrities love rose water, but it is pretty expensive to buy in bulk. For a less expensive alternative look out for rose hydrosol which is liquid leftover from the steam distillation of the plant. it’s like the rose water oil but less concentrated (and usually cheaper).
You will need:
2 ounces rose water (or rose hydrosol)
1 ounce witch hazel
1 teaspoon aloe vera gel
1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
6 drops lavender essential oil
4 drops chamomile essential oil
Add all of the ingredients into a small jar or bottle and shake to mix. Store it in a cool, dark place and spritz onto dry skin when you need a boost.
Itching in the kitchen for more recipes? It may not be Easter, but you can still get your sweet tooth fix with our healthy vegan recipes.
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Let’s get back to basic, and minimize our plastic usage and cut out the nasty chemicals! In a world of chemicals, additives, instant noodles, and chem-trails the last thing you want is to be introducing even more strange substances to your skin and body during your home-time beauty routine. Cut the crap, and get back…