There is nothing I love more than having a lazy Sunday. I run a hot bath, smother myself in body scrub, hop in the bath and apply both hair and face masks whilst enjoying the pleasures of a glass of wine and a good book. It’s the only time I really get to myself. Life can be so hectic and with work and running this blog, I need that hour or so to myself to get my head straight. I have, however, started to notice some changes in my skin. I’ve got dry patches that never used to be there and my face has started to redden after my regular wash of a morning. It was time for a change and I needed something really natural to see if I could, not only get rid of the dry patches, but also stop the redness. I’ll write another post in the next few days about the face products I’ve discovered but until then I thought I’d go as natural as I could possibly could and try make your own. Mira Showers and Midas Touch Crafts also challenged me to so it gave me the kick up the bum I needed to see what I could do with the store cupboard ingredients I already own and a bit of water from the tap.
I am a total convert to the powers of coconut oil and Coconoil is the best one I have come across. I’ll tell you about it in more detail another time but you really can use this as the base for any DIY beauty treatment you want.
My body scrub is simply – coconut oil, crushed rock salt and coffee. Add a little bit of water and mix it all together to a paste. The coffee gives that anti cellulite property whilst also smelling amazing and providing a hint of colour, who needs fake tan? The salt helps to buff the dry patches away gently whilst the coconut oil helps to soothe the skin and inject moisture. Who knew it could be that easy?
You could swap out the coffee for honey and the salt for sugar to create a face scrub which will have your skin glowing in no time.
I had loads of fun getting messy making my own treatments. If only I were more creative and my friends would have them packaged prettily as Christmas presents because, let’s face it, you know exactly what is in there. No nasty chemicals and they are also ridiculously cheap compared to the top brands. I now know what to do when I am counting the pennies after the indulgence of Christmas without my skin having to suffer.