Words and photos by Corinne Evans
The world of Pinterest is a pretty amazing thing; you can plan your dream wedding, get style inspiration and even learn about natural beauty hints and tips.
I am complete sucker for a natural beauty fad especially if it’s involves ingredients I can find in my kitchen cupboards. So I’ve trawled Pinterest to find three DIY Natural Beauty treatments that I’m going to test and review.
The first one has been a personal favourite of mine for a few years now. Homemade body scrubs are so ridiculously easy to make, they don’t include any Microbeads and are free of harmful chemicals.
If you haven’t heard of Microbeads before they are usually made from polyethylene and are added to cosmetics such as toothpastes, scrubs and face washes to give an exfoliating action. When these products are rinsed off the Microbeads are the washed down the drain; they are too small to be filtered through the sewage treatment plants, which results in millions of tiny plastics being released into the water.
With as little as 2 to 3 ingredients you can make a lovely body scrub which will last you weeks and is completely plastic free!
Coconut & Coffee Scrub – For this you are going to need the following:
½ Cup of Coffee – This can be fresh coffee or pre used grounds from your morning brew.
½ Cup of Sugar – All sugar will do but if you have sensitive skin like me then opt for a fine sugar like brown.
¼ Cup of Oil – Coconut, Almond or any carrier oil will do. I love the smell of Coconut Oil on my skin and always use Lucy Bee.
- Grab yourself a jam jar, which you can seal and store the scrub in. Simply add all the ingredients together, mix well and get scrubbing.
- If you want to make your scrub a little more indulgent why not add a few drops essential oils like Rose Oil or Peppermint.
This recipe was taken from: http://www.beautybaronline.com/2015/06/diy-frank-body-scrub-dupe.html
My second DIY beauty recipe will hopefully leave your face feeling soft and smooth and won’t break the bank.
Avocado & Honey Face Mask – For this you are going to need the following:
1 Teaspoon of Honey (preferably runny)
1 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
¼ Ripe Avocado
2 Drops of Rose Essential Oil
- Grab yourself a bowl, mash up the avocado as well as you can. Then add the rest of the ingredients. When you’re mask is looking smooth start applying to your face and neck. You’re going to want to leave this mask on for around 15 minutes. Sadly for this time you will resemble the Incredible Hulk.
- After the 15 minutes wash it off with warm water and enjoy your freshly glowing skin!
This recipe was taken from: http://www.livinglocurto.com/2015/07/avocado-face-mask/
My final recipe is dedicated to our lovely locks. I spend a lot of time in the sun and surf so often end of up with dry brittle hair, which is crying out for nourishment. I would really recommend this hair mask; the ingredients may sound a little strange but give it a go and see what you think.
Coconut Oil Hair Mask – For this you are going to need the following:
2 Empty Jars (the mix will make enough for 2 jars)
6 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
340g (one bottle) of Squeezy Honey
25ml Apple Cider Vinegar
- Split the 25ml of Cider Vinegar between the two jars. Pour 170g of Honey into each jar and mix well. Melt the Coconut Oil and then share between the two jars, place the lids on the jars and shake well.
- You will need to warm these up in the microwave so ensure that you use a microwaveable jar. Warm for no longer than 30 seconds, this will allow the oil to melt and all the ingredients to mix.
- Leave the mixture to cool until solid then apply to freshly shampooed hair. You only really need to add this to the ends of your hair, leave for 3-5 minutes and then rise well.
This recipe was taken from: http://www.thedebrief.co.uk/style/hair-and-beauty/diy-coconut-and-honey-hair-mask-20150542546#.VVx3YEuAlMI
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