DIY is always fun! Whether you are on an ecological kick or you just want something a little different, consider some of these great and easy DIY beauty treatments as the sun gets warmer. Beauty doesn’t need to come from the drug store or behind the cosmetic counter. Consider some of these easy beauty recipes for your hair, body and skin today!
Honey and Olive Oil Hair Conditioner
If your hair looks a little frayed or worn after the winter, give it some fresh life with a honey and olive oil deep conditioning. Mix ½ cup of honey with ¼ cup of olive oil in a dish. If the honey is a little stiff, warm it in the microwave for 10 seconds. Spread the mixture through your damp hair, making sure to rub it into any damaged ends you might have. Cover your hair with a shower cap or a towel and let the honey and olive oil sit in your hair for at least 30 minutes. Then shampoo your hair as you would normally and see how soft your hair is afterward!
Oatmeal Face Scrub
After the winter, your skin is frequently dry and slightly ashy. If you are tired of your skin looking like the cracked desert sands, try this lovely oatmeal face scrub. Place about 8 tablespoons of oatmeal into a dish and add warm water until the oatmeal turns into a paste. Then scoop out the oatmeal onto your fingers and rub it into your face, massaging the skin in gentle, circular motions. This exfoliates your skin beautifully, and you’ll discover that it is far gentler on your skin than many exfoliants. Add honey, grapefruit pulp or lemon juice to this mixture to increase its beneficial properties. Like many other summer beauty recipes, an oatmeal facial scrub can be modified nearly endlessly by the user for their purposes.
Perfumed Bath Salts
Bath salts scent your bath while also giving you the delicious feeling of bathing in warm salt water. Add a few drops of the food coloring of your choice as well as two to three drops of your favorite essential oil to a cup of Epsom salts and stir them in completely. The food coloring tints the bath salt, and it will also give your bath water a delightful color as well. Then you can simply pour the salts into your bathwater as you please for a wonderfully relaxing bath. Bath salts should be stored in plastic baggies if there are any left over, as this keeps them fresh for later use.
Honey Face Mask
Sometimes, you just want to apply a mask and to allow it to revive your skin. Instead of spending lots of cash on a commercial mask that is full of chemicals, make your own honey mask instead. In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of honey, 2 tablespoons of avocado and an egg. Beat this mixture together and then apply it to your face. Let the mixture sit for twenty minutes and wash it off. You’ll find that your skin is wonderfully soft and smooth afterward.
There are many wonderful beauty recipes that are perfect for the summer months. Choose a recipe that suits the situation and go wild!