DIY beauty

  • DIY Treatment Mask for Damaged Hair

    DIY Treatment Mask for Damaged Hair
    Do you suffer from dry, damaged hair? Do you have split ends and frizzy lengths? It may be time to nourish your hair with a high protein DIY treatment mask to reverse the signs of damaged hair.

    Eggs are a great source of natural protein for for your hair and egg yolk is rich in healthy fat and protein which is intensely moisturising. Yoghurt also contains a small amount of protein and can help revive damaged hair.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 Egg
    • 4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
    • 1 tbsp Coconut oil

    Method:

    1. Crack egg into a mixing bowl and beat with a fork for 30 seconds.

    2. Add remaining ingredients and combine with a fork for 30 seconds.

    3. Coat hair evenly with the mixture, covering roots to ends.

    4. Leave on hair for 20-30 minutes and then rinse with cool to luke-warm water.

    5. Be mindful not to have the water temperature too high or you may cook the egg in your hair!

     

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    Have you tried this hair mask? Leave your comments and questions below!

    Olivia x

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  • DIY Coconut & Vanilla Body Scrub

    DIY Coconut & Vanilla Body Scrub
    This is the perfect scrub leading into summer, it will get rid of your dry skin and help to eliminate cellulite! Coconut and vanilla are a scent match made in heaven, your whole bathroom will smell amazing. I love giving this scrub as gifts, it is so personal and inexpensive plus you can package it in cute jars and personalise them depending on who you are giving it to.

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup coconut oil
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (not essence)
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

    Method:

    1. In a small pan, melt coconut oil over low heat until it is a liquid.

    2. Let oil cool slightly and pour it over the brown sugar in a jar or glass container.

    3. Add vanilla extract and cinnamon, mix well with a spoon.

    4. Massage into clean, damp skin while in the shower.

    5. Store remaining product in an air-tight container. Product will last for 1-2 weeks.

    Olivia x

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  • DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner

    DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner
    It’s really important to clean your make-up brushes regularly. When you use the same brushes daily, you risk spreading oil and dirt to other areas of your face which can potentially cause your acne to worsen. Use this easy DIY cleaner at home to give your brushes a good clean. Do this in the morning before you leave for work or school, letting them dry during the day.

    Ingredients:

    • 250mL hot water
    • 2 tsp distilled white vinegar

    Method:

    1. Heat water and pour into a mug or heat proof container

    2. Stir in the vinegar carefully. Allow to cool until hot to touch but not boiling.

    3. Dip the brush in the solution and swirl gently against the bottom of the cup or container.

    4. Rinse under hot running water.

    5. Follow with a cold rinse.

    6. Dry flat so the water doesn’t seep inside and break down the glue.

    Olivia x

     

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  • DIY Vanilla Sugar Lip Exfoliator

    DIY Vanilla Sugar Lip Exfoliator
    This DIY Vanilla lip exfoliator is a great natural and cheap alternative to store bought exfoliators which usually contain chemicals and additives. The best thing is, it really is good enough to eat!

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    Ingredients

    • 1 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 tsp of coconut oil
    • Pinch of cinnamon (optional)

    Method:

    1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until it forms a pasty consistency.

    2. Gently massage mixture onto lips and lip lines in a circular motion.

    3. Rinse well with warm water.

    4. Use remaining product on hands or store in an air-tight container for 1-2 weeks. Follow with a lip balm or a little coconut oil over lips.

    If you love making your own skincare products, you will LOVE my Clear Skin DIY Face Mask eBook!

    Olivia x

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  • My Top DIY Beauty Secret For Clearing Acne!

    My Top DIY Beauty Secret For Clearing Acne
    Look no further than Epsom Salt. Yes I know, it seems bizarre but Epsom salts are actually one of the best-kept beauty secrets when it comes to clear skin! The best part is, it’s beauty on a budget. You can pick up Epsom salt at your local supermarket or pharmacy for under $5.

    What is Epsom Salt?

    Epsom salts, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. It has been known to be a natural remedy for a number of ailments and has numerous health benefits. Magnesium helps to reduce inflammation and aids muscle function, which is why Epsom salt is used in a hot bath. Sulfates help to improve nutrient absorption, flush toxins and ease headaches.

    How to use Epsom Salt in your beauty regime

     The process is very simple.

    You will need:

    • 1 tbsp Epsom Salt
    • Daily cleanser

    Method:

    1. Mix 1tbsp of Epsom Salts with your daily cleanser in your hands or a small container.
    2. Apply the solution to your face and cleanse as normal.
    3. Rinse well

    Note: You may find the Epsom Salt dissolve as you gently massage the cleanser into your skin – this is normal.

    I do this morning and night and I find it prevents breakouts and also helps to heal any active spots. If you are finding that this is too drying for your skin, reduce to 2-3 times per week or whatever feels best for your skin. Everyone is different.

    Make sure you are using a good hydrating moisturiser, serum or oil afterwards to rehydrate your skin. I use Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil and follow with a natural facial serum.

    Let me know your experiences with this favourite beauty tip of mine!

    Olivia x

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  • DIY Acne Scar Face Mask

    DIY Acne Scar Face Mask
    Forget over-priced facials and chemical products! This effective acne scar face mask can be made in your very own home with the most natural ingredients.

    Directions
    1. Combine the juice of 1 lemon and 3 tablespoons of yoghurt in a small mixing bowl
    2. Massage onto clean, dry skin
    3. Leave on for 10 minutes
    4. Rinse well

    For best results, follow with 2-3 drops of a Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil on clean, damp skin.

    For more face masks recipes just like these click here to check out my Clear Skin Masks recipe eBook!

    Olivia
    x

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  • 5 Beauty Uses For Coconut Oil

    5 Beauty Uses For Coconut Oil
    We have all heard about the great health benefits of coconut oil incorporated into your diet. I bet you haven’t thought to use it in your beauty regime though! Coconut oil is so versatile and it is a great cheap, natural alternative to products filled with nasty chemicals that damage your skin.

    Cuticle Care

    That’s right! You can use coconut oil on dry and flaky fingernails. Massage a small amount onto your nail beds twice daily for strong and healthy nails.

    Makeup No More!

    Coconut oil is a gentle way to remove makeup from around the eye area. Melt down in your fingers and gently tap around your eye area. Remove with a damp cotton pad.

    Baby Lips

    Transfer 1 tbsp into an empty lip balm pot or small jar and keep in your handbag. I use it under my lipstick and on tinted moisturiser only days.

    Luscious Body Oil

    Coconut oil is my go-to body oil. It contains a natural SPF4 sunscreen and keeps my skin hydrated morning and night. I find it’s best applied to clean, damp skin.

    No Frizz

    I swear by Coconut Oil as a hair serum. I always use a small amount of coconut oil to tame split ends and sleek down any fly-away hairs!

     

    Olivia

    x

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  • D.I.Y Natural Perfume

    Natural Perfume
    There are so many synthetic fragrances available, but you would be surprised at how EASY it is to make your own!

    It’s estimated that 95% of the synthetic fragrances on the market today are derived from petroleum by-products. Perfume is sprayed directly onto your skin and can be absorbed into the bloodstream. It is much safer to make your own, and a lot cheaper too!

    Ingredients/Supplies:

    • Small glass container (sealable)
    • 1 tbsp organic beeswax beads
    • 1 ½ tbsp jojoba oil
    • Favourite essential oils such as rose, lemon, jasmine etc (approx. 50 drops)

    Method:

    1. Gently melt the beeswax in a small glass bowl placed on top of a small pot filled with simmering water.
    2. Once the beeswax is melted, add your favourite essential oils and stir until well combined.
    3. Pour mixture into your container and leave until cooled.

    Simply use your fingers to melt the wax down and rub onto your wrists, neck or backs of knees.

    I hope this tip helps you on your journey to clear skin and a toxin-free lifestyle!

    Olivia x

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